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H. Hewes, Prominent Breeder Dies In Colo came Monday morning from 10 to 12 N Thursday and H. Hewes, 76 years old, funeral services will be held at of the most prominent ~2:00 p. m. from the Legion Hall, rhereford breeders of this with burial being made in the of the country. Mr. Hewes family plot in Mt. Moriah ceme- Rocky Mountain hospital Colorado where he had taken about a week before when he became serious- His wife, his son Julius and Mrs. Rosalie Redis, him at the time of his as was Frank Supo~n, a of the family. Mrs. Hewe$ Redls went to Denver Hewes and Mr. Supon arrived there Sunday following word that Mr. had taken a turn for the ~6-year old purebred here- had lived at the home site for 62 he had bred and rais- outstanding purebred cattle, for which he be- Well know~ over a good the United States. Hewes will lie in state at mortuary in Sundance for Homemakers 29---April 1 letter to all county home- L. G. Landers, county ', advises that W. O. Edmond- tension horticulturist will county March 29, 30 and to give a demonstration garden insects, yard and the use of DDT. said that the demonstra- be of interest to every- the community and ex- Lhe hope that all home- members would invite as possible to the cliff- Meetings are for Moorcroft Friday, ~9 at 2 p. m., Hulett, the at 7 p. m.; J. Hejde March 30 at 2 Saturday, March 30 ~ln.; j. Solomon ranch Men- 1, 2 p. m., and Beulah 1 at7p. m. BAND WELL AT STURGIS ietter to The Sundance G. O. Laxon of the veterans hospital said: band under the of R. M. Bernd enter- veterans at Ft. Meade concerts in the theater in the wards Friday and evening. Following entertainment the at the Sturgis aud- On all occasions it was and enjoyed by those fortunate to hear it." Bernd said that the Would be one that would remembered by him- Well as his band members. Frolic At Mar. 21-23 of six original oil depicting historical the ht~tory of American be o~ display at the Victory Frolic at the March 21, 3. Arrangements were With Wyeth, Inc. of drug concern, to have l which is now in To- shipped to Dead- for the Frolic. the second day of the been designated as and the medi- tie in nicely with funds for a new city, it was poi~t- A. Bowen, chairman Committee. A pro- Black Hills will also be pre- night. The com. door prizes of items with nylons, sheets, etc., vicing merchants will show and fabrics ie Parade on Thurs- Deadwood High Will furnish music. is Rural School Day for the pupils of schools ~ompettng in presentation of Health. will conduct morning Contests o! interest to the Will ~ Saturday ~l~tory Frolic i tery. X Legion Convention Date Is Confirmed District Legion Commander Waiter F. Tracy stated today that the date of April 13th, selected by the local legion post for the dis- trict convention to be held in Sundan~e with this post as host, has been confirmed by state head- quarters. The program as an~oun-I ted to date for this meeting calls for dinner at 6:30 p m., followed by a business session. Auxiliary ladies of the Legion will be in- vited to attend the banquet. February l nd Sales Total $4,974.50 Crook county people, with pur- chases of $4,974.50 in U. S. Sav- ings Bonds was fourth from the bottom of the list in bonds pur- chased :by all counties of the State in February a report from the state offices shows. The people of Crook county bought $4,?74.50 in Series E bonds and $500 worth of Series G bonds. Total sales of E, F asd G bonds for February 1946 in the state of Wyoming is $1,130,357.75 as com- pared with $1,246,686.00 for Feb- ruary 1945, or only $116,330 less than for the same month last year. The state report shows further that 79.76 per cent of all the funds ever invested in Series E, F and G bonds since they were first offered for sale, is still invested in these bonds. 'X Draft Call Is for 15 Men In April Selective Service office head- quarters in Sundance said Monday that the April draft call for men is set at 15 for induction and six-~ teen to he called for examination, ! 18-year olds registering since! February 28 were Ernest Milton Nelson, Jr., Aladdin; Mervin Dale Lincoln, Upton; Merton Allen Franklin, Hulett and Jack Mollen- i brink, Su~dance. X-- NOT AT FAULT IN CAR WRECK. SAYS Blanche Chaffls, who was driv- er of the "other car" involved in the accident reported last week, in which Cecil Crago was forced to take to the borrow pit to avoid hitting the car which Miss Chaffin was driving, told a Times repre- sentative this week that she did not feel that the accident was her fault in any way and that in her opinion it was an unavoid- able accident and neither party at fault. She said that she met the pickup driven by Crago on an icy hill and on a curve a few miles past the Hulett-Moorcroft highway ~unction and she in compa.ny with Mrs. Griffis and Elise Grenier was driving to- wards Devils Tower, taking Miss Grenler to her home. When the two cars met Crago drove off the road into the borrow pit on Miss Chaffis's side of the road, she added. x. 4-H CLUB LEADER TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZING CLUBS IN THIS COUNTY There are a lot of communities in the county who have not organ- ized a 4-H club. To assist in or- ganizing clubs and to disceuss the same, Mae Baird, state 4-H club leader, will be in Crook county April 3rd and 4th to meet with parents and children if possible. County Agent Landers is urging that all homemakers clubs help in getting 4-H clubs started in their communities as quickly as pos- sible. .x PURCHASE 0Y UPTON BANK MADE BY ILSLEY AND ASSOCIATES A deal was consumated last week whel'by H. P. Ileley and as-I sociates became the owners of the[ Unio~ State Bank at Upton, Wyo-[ ruing. The new owners will take [ possession April 1st and J. E.| Ackerman, who has been assist-| ant cashier at the Sundance State~ ,bank will move to Upton to take[ charge as cashier. The Upton] bank was formerly owned by John [ Bo~tsman and am~ciates. " | Publkhed Tblrm ays In the Black Hills of Wyoming " @@finial Paper for Crook County, City of Sundance, U.S. Land Offic T * Sundance. Times CONTINUING THE CROOK COUNTY NEWS VOLUME L SUNDANCE, WYOMING, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1946 Number 12 "Days of '76" Short Showing This Week "Days of '76", a movie shorl in which the Sundance school band is shown as well as many scenes of the annual show at Deadwood, has arrived in Sun- dance, Earl Kipp, manager of the local theater says and will be shown in Sunda~ce four days. The first two showings will be made Wednesday and Thursday March 20 and 21 with the feature "With- out Love" and then will be shown .again 'Saturday and Sunday March 23 and 24 with the feature "Dia- mond Horseshoe". .SEES SHORT IN 'OAHU, HAWAII Billy Durfee, sen of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Durfee, Sunda~ce wrote to his folks recently that he had seen the movie short "Days of '76" in a theater in Oahu, Hawil, and that he had recognized John- ny Ackerman and the Sundance band uniform immediately upon seeing them. Billy is serving is the U. S. Navy. x. Red Cross District Workers Are Named Mrs. George Beagle has been named chairman of the Sundance distrt'ct for the annual Red Cross drive for funds reports Mrs. Isabel Davis 1946 Red Cross Fund Cam- paign chairman for Crook county. Mrs. Beagle has yet to name her helpers for the surrounding terri- tonies of Beulah, Aladdin, etc. Mrs. Fred Borne is chairman Devils Tower; Mrs. Dillon Ruland for Hulett, Newell Joyner for Alva; Mrs. Seely and Mrs. Leo Osborn for Seely; Mrs. H. C. Min- nlch, Mrs. George Thompson, Moorcroft; Mrs. Inman, Carllle; Mrs. Esther Keveren, Rocky Point Mrs. W. J. Wenande, Stroner; Mrs. Alice Evans, Oshoto; Mrs. Frank Somers, Pine Ridge. The only report available at this time is one from Moorcroft where a total of $155.00 had been raised last week. Those wishing to donate to the Red Cross may mail or hand their donations to the chairman of their district. x. DISCHARGES JACK THOMPSON, Moorcroft,[ Fire Controlman 2-c. Enlisted in [ N~y 14 September 1942 at] Cheyenne, Wyo. Discharged 10 February 1946 ~t Bremerton, Washington. Service: USS Flem- ing. Holds: Asiatic-Pacific Area CamPaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Li,beration ~edal, World War II Victory Medal. ADOLPH C. HOWARD, Hulett, Tec. 3, 29th QM C~c. Co. Entered Army 25 Jan. 1944 at Ft. F. E. Warren, Wyo. Dlmcharged 8 Mar. 1946 at Ft. Douglas, Utah, Serv- ed in the Asiatic- Pacific theater. Holds: Asiatic-Pacific Theater ~ervice Rib,ben, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal. WILLIAM K~ MAHONEY, Hul- ett; Cpl. A. C. 3010th Army Air Force Base Unit. Enlisted in army 9 November 1942 at Ft. Meade, S. D. Discharged 13 March 1946 at Ft. Loga~, Colo. Holds: Ameri- can Service Medal, World War II Victory ~fedal, Good Conduct Medal, X RICHARD DURFEE WINS BASKETBALL LETTER " From" Booneville, Mo. comes word that Richard H. Durfee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Durfee, was one of the seven college basketball letter winners announced March 16 at Kemper Military scbo0t by Capt. J. D. Skelton, Kemper men- tor. ~ I Sitts Trial Finally Underway Deadwood, March 18~Seven- teen state witnesses underwent examination today as the trial of George Sitts proceeded at full speed following a week-long panel- ing of a Jury. Trial proceedings began this morning after the 13th juror, an alternate, had been selected from a group of I0 men--the seventh body of veniremen called on the case. Testimony of the day was high- lighted by the appearance of Mrs. Tom Matthews, widow of the spec- ial agent for the attorney's of-I lice, whom George Sitts is charg- ed with killing. Mrs. Matthews, accompanied by her three ~r-old daughter, e,n- ;ered the courtroom from the Judges chambers about 2:15 p. m. She showed signs of strain and was near tears when she left the stand after a brief examination. In its opening statement, the! state asked for the death penalty~ for Sitts, and said that the state~ would prove that "this defendant, ! George Sitts, murdered Tom Mat- thews in cold blood" on Jan. 24, 1946 about two miles sorth of Spearfish. First witness to be examined was Earl Cook, Sundance truck driver, who testified he passed the spot where the murder oc- curred, that he heard "what sounded like a shot" as he drove by three parked cars. Cook said he stopped and got out of the truck, and saw a "gun flash" on the highway and a man standing over an object. He said the man then walked to one of the three cars, returned to the object in the ' road, end '~ra~md it up." Then the Masonic Rites Held for Merle Mueller Merle Mueller. who died March 9 at San Diego, Calif., was laid to rest Friday afternoon in the Spearfish, S. D. cemetery with last rites being performed by Sun- .dance Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M. The Masonic order took charge of the services at the grave follow- ing services given al~ the Spear- fish Masonic Temple by the Epis- copalian minister of that city. Merle was Junior Warden of the Sundance lodge when he left for the west coast 2~ years ago. "X PETITIONS FOR DIVORCE Frelda Oudin, owner of the Elk Horn cafe, filed in the Clerk of Courts office March 14 a petition for a divorce from her husband Fred Oudin. In October 1941 the couple were divorced and were remarried February 29, 1942. X CONC~V, TE POURED Concrete for the four basement walls of the Ray Bryan building being erected in Sundance, was poured last week and workmen are now busy building basement partitions. X" IMPROVEMENTS The American Legion has 'made arrangements for shingling the roof of their hall in Sundance. Work was started last week and is progressing. x- DAUGHTER BORN TO MRS. MAURIN~ PETERSON Born to Mrs, Maurine Peterson Saturday, March 16 was a 5 lb., 8 oz. daughter at John Burns hos- pital Belle Fourche, S. D. The young daughter has been named Kathleen Rae. Mother and daugh- ter are doing well. Mrs. Peterson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Classick of Sundance. SELLS RANCH John Whitiss, Devils Tower was in Sundance Monday. He said that he had recently sold his ranch to Donal Grubb who will move there immediately, while Whitles will move into Hulett where be has bought the Dole Brimmer house. Whities will have an auction sale April 16th at the ranch which le located four miles" east of the Tower, man went back to a different machine and drove away. Cook said he then backed ~tp his truck and saw a second object in the road..Realizing they were bodies and that they did not move, he raced to Spearfish and r#~ort ed what he had seen. Jesse Tucker, state trapper from Spearfish, told how Cook had r~. ported the incident. Tucker ~al~ he went to the scene of the crime, picked up a bullet imbedded |1~ the tarvia u~der Matthews body, and found four empty .45 calibre shell casings. Tucker identified pictures of the scene of the crime, and the bullet found under~ Matthew's ~body. A. H. Jefferson, Spearfish poli~ officer, substantiated Tucker'~ statement, reporting that he had accompanied the trapper. He al~o identified pieces of bullets found near the body of Butte~,County Sheriff Dave Malcolm, killed ou the same occasion. (Continued on Last Page) R. E. A. Man to Hold Public Meet i Here Thursday L. G. Landers, county agent, Said today that J. J. Austin, REA representative for the seventh district, will be in Sundanco Thursday, March 21st to meet with R. E. A. committemen and other interested parties to dis- cuss developments regarding the proposed REA line into Crook county and Sundauce. The meet- ing is Scheduled to ,begin at 1:$~ p. m. on the main floor of the city hall. Landers also said that R, F. Kinney, former represent, atlve for this district had ,been transferred a~d that this may be the reason for all t,he delay In getting plan~ laid out for the con- tinuation of the proposed project. Band Carnival Here Starts Friday Night Everything will .be in readine~ at the Legion hall in Sundaneo Friday night of this week for merrymakers t9 go out and have a good time en~oyfng all the con- cessions familiar to carnival go- ers. Friday is the first night of the second annual band bus benefit carnival being staged .by the Sun- dance school band. Starting s! 7:00 p. m. eacl~ night the doors will be opene~! for players to come in and try t~heir luck. $1.00 will buy 10O carnival dollars a~d these may be used to buy any or all the novel- ties that go with the fun at any carnival. Saturday night starting at 9:0~ p. m. there will be dancing, bow- ery style with music by the Chit- tim orchestra. |1 Calender of Events MARCH 2I Regular communication of Electa Chapter No. 5, O. E. S. MARCH 22 United States Employment Ser- vice man at Selective service headquarters in Sundance. MARCH 22~23 Band Carnival in Sundance MARCH 27 Regular communication of Sun- dance Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M. work in the F. C. degree. Officers attendance especially r.equested. APRIL 2 Regular meeting of Sundance Lions club. School board mem- bers asked tO ,be in ~tttendan~ to discuss~ ebnselidatton. APRIL 8 Regular ~eetiag,,of Sundance CommerCial elu~. I ~ n Ill \