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February 4, 1954

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The Most Thoroughly Read Newspaper In The Black Hills CO, I/TIffUING ,'~,~ C/tOOl[ COU,4zI'Y .,'VA74z~" Newspaper for Crook County, Town of Sundance and United States Land Office LVI SUNDANCE. WYOMING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1954 Number 5 ine Speakers Slated For -Day Farm Institute Program Schools pt $75,000 Fund Money tion Fund Distributed of $220,000 from state equalization fund to in Wyoming Feb. 1 was Wednesday by the Department of Education. Senator A1 Harding of president of the county board, said that Crook schools received $75,458 in funds, double that of schools in Crook received $60,297 as com- last year's figure of $36,- The three high schools, received no equalization year, were paid $15,161 said the equalization was especially Welcome to m the county because of County,s low valuation. last session of the state $250,000 was appropri- In equalization money for for qualified schools under o The completed program of the' two day Farmers Institute at Moorcroft Feb. 9 and 10 was re- leased this week by County Agent Willet Keyser and revealed: 1. Nine featured speakers. 2. Election of 1955 Institute committee officers. 3. Free lunches both days. 4. Entertainment by various Farm Bureau locals. The program for both days opens at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The free lunch, sponsored by various business firms in the county, will be served at noon in the Moor- croft Community hall. Scheduled to speak during the: first day are Don Davis, represent- ative of the Soil Conservation Ser- vice; A. W. Willis, Extension econ- omist; Ken Faulkner, Extension 'Continued on Last Page, See. 1) Highway Dept. OK's Gravel Surfacing,. Stockpiing Project The Wyoming highway depart- ment said last week that it has accepted as completed a major project calling for the crushing and stockpiling of crushed gravel surfacing in Crook and Weston counties. Under a contract let last Sep- tember, the Black Hills Construc- tion Co., Inc. stockpiled the mater- ial at various points in the two counties. Highway officials said that with the material now ready, road con- tractors are set to handle antici- equalization law rewritten by pated highway and road work in last year. this area this summer. EA Studies Million r Clareton Line $1,000,000 TCEA to run new power lines Clareton oil field was Tuesday by TCEA man- Lorenzen. Lorenzen that at the pres- only a preliminary study raade to determine if License Plate Sales In County Seen Climbing Over 1953 The sale of license plates in Would be feasible. Crook county is likely to show an .~1 increase this year, according to cost figure of an~.County Treasurer Paul Yeoman. only an estimate Yeoman said his office would like- Project became definite, ty sell 150 more auto license plates Would have to approve TCEA manager said thai being developed for an of lines into the Clare- to provide adequate pew- Well pumping as well as and other users in the said that Frank Squire specialist from the office in D. C. had recently Study of the area. Lorenzen said, had ured an additional 5,000 of POWer so the system capacity to serve involved in the he said, were un- to furnish the out the possibilities of the area, Lorenzen had an investment and was putting out as would be oil field. added 5,000 kilo- Would handle 5-6 oa L~ Page, See. I) than it did last year. The treasurer reported that plates sold for cars had passed the 1100 mark while over 900 truck registration plates had passed over the counter. He said he expected automobile plates to go past the 1500 mark. " Total sales last year showed 1362 sets of car plates sold and 1262 sets for trucks. Grocery Store Open House Is Set by Waiters for Friday Free coffee and doughnuts plus drawings for door prizes will hold the spotlight Friday at Willie's Food Mart in Sundance. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Walters who purchased Richards Grocery Feb. 1 will hold open house at their store that day. A $10 box of groceries and one of $5 will be given away as door prizes with the drawings to be held at 4:30 p.m. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served through- out the day, WEATHER The readings: Max. Min. Prec. Jan. 26 .................... 24 0 0 Jan. 27 ..................... 32 6 0 Jan. 28 .................... 45 25 0 Jan. 29 .................... 38 20 .03 ~an. 30 ................... 41 19 0 Jan. 31 ................... 50 ,25 0 Feb. 1 ..................... 44 25 0 Mrs. Cola Shepard, Widow of Colony Rancher, Dies at 61 Less than two months after her husband Cola was killed in an auto accident, Mrs. Ruble Shepard of Colony died Jan. 29 in the Belle Fourche hospital. The 61-year-old woman had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Frost and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Har- old Salem conducting the services. Burial was in Pineslope cemetery at Belle Fourche. Born Ruble Claire Moss Feb. 8, 1892 at Lavonia, Ga., Mrs. Shep- ard attended public school there and later Piedmont College at Demorest, Ga. She was also a graduate of La Grange Female College at LeGrange, Ga. (Contin"ed on l,ast Page. Sec. 1) Charge Mail Carrier Used Mail to Defraud The list of candidates for state officers grew longer Saturday when Marvin L. Bishop, Casper attor- ney and stockman, announced his decision to enter the Republican race for nomination as governor. 1 Bishop, in recent weeks, had] 2 frequently been mentioned as aI possible candidate. He is a for-] mer member of the state legisla-~ ] ture and a former speaker of the House of Representatives. Hule'tt School Bid Openings Set Back Week Until Feb. 18 Opening of bids for the construc- tion of a five classroom and gym- nasium-auditorium addition to Hul- ett high school has been set back one week, Frank Wagner, deputy- secretary of the high school board said Tuesday. The bids will be opened by the board at Moorcroft Feb. 18. Orig- inally, Feb. 11 had been advertised as the date of opening. Enter Grocery Business George Riehards Feb. I. To celebrate new ownership, free coffee and doughnuts will be served Friday while two bas- kets of groceries will be given away. Bottom photo shows Mrs. Ruby Sager of Sundance who will continue to be employed in the store. Open house will be held Fri- day at Willie's Food Mart, form- erly Rlchards Grocery, in Sun- dance. New owners of the store are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Waiters, shown in top photo. Waiters, a former rancher, returned to Sundance from Buf- falo when he purchased the grocery store from Mr. antt Mrs. "Bessie Mitts I:ree on Bond Charged with Taking Packages from Mails An Aladdin mail carrier, Mrs. Bessie Mac Mitts, was arrested here Jan. 28 by a United States Marshal on a charge of using the mails to defraud. Mrs. Mitts was brought before U. S. Commissioner Edwin Rounds in Sundance last Thursday and bound over to Federal Court in Cheyenne. She is free under $500 bond. A complaint filed by Post Office Inspector Howard Mattson of Cheyenne said that Mrs. Mitts had, under assumed names, ~ordered goods from various mail order houses and had taken the packages from the mails for her own use. Mrs. Mitts had nothing to say following her arrest by U. S. Mar- shal Noah W. Riley. Three Local Breeders Head Feb. 10 Sale At Sturgis Ring "' Three Sundance breeders will be among four consignors at a Hereford sale Feb. 10 at the Stur~ gis Livestock Exchange, Inc. The three are Fred Cundy and Art and Harold Schelldorf. Thirty-four bulls and 35 females are slated to go on the block at 2:30 p.m. Cundy has consigned one herd sire, seven coming two-year-old bulls and 35 bred females. Art Schelldorf has consigned seven coming two-year-old bulls and Har- old Schelldorf will sell three com- ing two-year-old bulls. 138 Sheep Die as Fire Razes Sheds Fire Jan. 27 raced through the sheep sheds at the John Schuricht ranch seven miles north of Moor- croft and 138 ewes perished in the blaze. Origin of the fire was undeter- mined but there was a possibility it started from combustion in ground feed. The fire roared through the sheds about 4 a.m. and was too far advanced when discovered for the sheep to be saved. The L-shaped sheds were located some distance from the house where Schurieht and his son Bernard live. Three Cases Heard In Police, Justice Courts Last Week Two Sundance men and a Tim- ber Lake, S. D. truck driver drew heavy fines in Sundance Justice and Police courts last week. In the lone Justice Court case, Orlo Jensen of Timber Lake, a truck driver for the England and Roth Construction Co. of Rapid City, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to a charge of driving a truck with an excess load following his arrest by State Highway Patrolman D. L. Webster. Jensen was fined $50 and costs by Justice of the Peace Sidney Harvey. Justice Harvey also heard two cases in City police court. t In the first, Jan. 30, Steele of Sundance to a tcharge of ed. He was h$' City Marshal Steele was tConttnued on Lit