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Ambassador and Wife Have Lunch at Devils Tower Friday Halifax, British ambassa- to the U. ,S. and his wife and guests Friday of the park service at Devils The party enjoyed a picnic o~ the lawn at the Tower ~r. and Mrs. Newell Joyner enjoyed a walk part way the Tower the Tower, the Lord and said that it was the most thing they had ever were greatly interested "Prairie dog town" on the that day being time they had ever seen like it. and Lady Halifax were by Major Winn, at- the British Embassy, also of the Brit- a Mr Kellar, Home- Co. attorney and Mr. aMlstant manager of the left Rapid City Fri- and was met at the state line by Patrolman Who escorted them to the then later to Gillette, another highway patrol- and escort~I them to The party, which is a vacation tour, spent aP- I hours at the Tower National Monu- OF ADRIAN KEWES Harold Hewes was born 1870 at Minneapolis, was the youngest of the Children of Julius Hewes Nickolas Hewes. , nine years, 1~ 1879, his mother to thei s where h15 father then1 a general merchandise Central ~ity, S D. near later he went with to Valentine, Nebr. Purchased cattle and to the site of the ranch which was rangeland. Wyoming at that time. Years passed, Mr Hewes sisters married and komes of their own, on at the home his parents In 1896 died and for many and his mother operated together. I0, 1906 Mr. Hewes marriage with Mary To this union were born: Rosalie Walter Redies of and Julius who yes cm the home his cattle and purchased Herefords from the Stan- Farm at Madison, starting his thirty- of constructive breed- Hereford cattle. It is of his wife and as he would have 0 ..~r. Hewes' health be- all and he has never Well since then. A ago his condition serious so he was Colo. in early special treatment. possible was he grew steadily Passed away at the Hospital March At bedside were his tughter, and a Frank Supon were held at the Amer- Hall in Sundance, accom~)date the many Clayton of the Sun- Church officia- was laid to rest cemetery where bother and father are ~earers were: uger Thomas, Hawken, Edwin Rounds. older friends and as- as honorary pall Mr. Hewes' pass- Son and daugh- months old Corinne Marie his grlmt~t Joy Also sur- sister, Mrs. CaN Arthur Will be Sadly mla~ neighbors Special Session of State Legislature May Be Called A special session of the Wyo- ming legislature within 30 days is contemplated by Gee. Lestev C. Hunt, according to a letter re- ceived by State Senator R. D. Thomas Tuesday morning. The letter requested that mem- bers of the house and senate l~- dicate dates from April 10 to May 1 that would be most convenient for a special session of the legts- loture. Gov. Hunt's letters related that i needs of the University of ~.yo- ruing could not be met in any other way than by a special ses- sion of the lawmakers. Wyoming ~lverslty officials announced, in suggesting the special session, that appropria- tions are needed for student-vet- eran h~using, salary increases for faculty and staff members and a program for permanent building. Another item for considera- tion if the special session is call- ed will be repeal of the soldier voting act.\ The 1946 primary would be held July 16, u111ess the soldier-vote act of wartime were repealed at a special session. If the soldier vote law is repealed the primary election will be held Au,gust 20 under previous elec- tion laws which were suspended for the wartime act. X, Mrs. Frank Heiter Dies In Oregon leers. Fra~k Heiter, a former resident of Crook county, passed away March 22nd at Salem, Ore- gun, following a severe stroke suffered the day previous to her death The remains were sent to Orlando, Fla., and her body placed beside that of her husband, Frank. Mrs. Heifer, who was past 90 years of age lived in Crook coun- ty until about 1910. They ran what was known as the "half- way" house at Rocky Ford for many years before leaving for Orlando, Florida, where they pur- chased an orange grove. , x- SOUND PICTURES TO BE SHOWN AT MEET OF WILDLIFE ASSOC. Richard Hooper, secretary of the Crook county Wildlife Assoc- iatiola announced Tuesday that the regular quarterly meeting of the association would .be held at the City hall in Sundance Monday night, April 8th. The association at this meet- ing will determine their regula- tions for the big game season, and will choose a representative to send to the two-day open forum being held by the state game and fish commission i~ Cheyenne be- ginning April 29. Hooper said that there would be sound pictures on wildlife shown at this meeting TOOLS ARE AGAIN LOST AT OIL TEST < Drilling at the Rocky Ford oil test east of Sundance made pro- gress last week to a depth of 168 feet, and tools were again lest in the hole. Publkhed Thin.lays In the Black Hills of Wyoming " Official Paper for Crook Cotmty, City of Sundance, U.S. Land Offl TSundance Times CONTINm G CROOK COVNW N ws ,. SUNVANCS. WTOMmG. Ira svAY, APm 4, 1;46 .................. umb' ii , i , iH , Sitts To Die In Chair for Killing Deadwood. ~. D. March 30~ George S. Sttts, convicted of the murder of a South Dakota police officer, today was sentenced to death, in the electric chair. Circuit Judge Charles R. Hayes ordered execution for the week lJeginning April 6, 1947 Under South Dakota law, the sentencing judge must fix a week of execution "not less than 12 mo~ths nor more than 13 months after the date of Judgment."., Sitts shot Thomas Matthews, at- torney general's agent, while flee- ing fl'om Minneapolis, where he had broken jail while awaiting transfer to the Mirrnesota state prison to serve a life term for the holdup shooting of a Minnesota liquor store clerk. The escape took )lace January 20, four days be- fore Matthews was killed as he and Sheriff Dave Malcolm of Butte county, S. D, attempted to stop Sitts' car as it dashed through the Black Hills. Malcolm also was shot to death, but Sltts was not tried on that charge. X Past Masters Night Here April 10th Past Masters of Sundance Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A M. will pre- side at the regular communica- tion of the masonic lodge in Sun- dance Wednesday night, April 10 in the first "Past Masters Night" to be held by the local lodge for some time. Sid~ney Harvey, secretary of the lodge, and also a past master, is in charge of arrangements for the affair and says that several lodges from adjacent towns .,have been invited to attend and that he expects a large attendance. There will be work in the M. M. degree and refreshments will he s~rved following the meeting. .X Two Practices Held By Junior League Team Candidates John Binney, a member of the Americas Legion Junior League baseball committee said Tuesday that two practices have been held by candidates for the team and that there were fifteen boys out for both practices. Next practice is scheduled for next Sunday at the fairgrounds athletic park. Regulations of the Junior League organization state that the team should be completely or- ganized by June Ist. Binney said that just how soon the organiza- tion was completed would depend on the weather. Any Crook county youth who ~has not turned 17 later than Jan- uary is eligible for the team. Com- mittee members are urging all young men interested in baseball to be on the practice grounds Sunday Mrs. Elmore[Engle, Pioneer of Alva, In Hospital at Belle FOurche more Engle of Hulett a~d the couple have resided in the Alva community for the last 59 years. Mrs. Engle taught in several Crook county schools and at the tfme of her illness was operating the Alva-Terhune mail route. She was secretary of the Northern Black Hills Pioneer Association, and a charter member of the Hul- ett Rebekah lodge, she had been district deputy president of this organization for the past eight years. She is survived by her hus- band, Iplmore E~gle, one daugh- ter, Roberts Negus, Crescent, Cal- Ifornia, one brother, Carl Ander- son of Belle Fot~rche; six sisters, Esther Shaul, Belle Fourehe; An- na Powell, Biddle, Montana; El- fie Hardy, Denver, Colo.; Ruth Roberts, Los Angeles, California; Elsie Atkin~on, I~ewistown, Ida.; and Lydia Hauber of Hulett. Mrs. Agnes Julia Engle, 65, of Alva died Sunday at the hos- pital in Belle Fourche, S. D, where she had been receiving treatment for~the last three weeks for cancer. She had been ill for several months and previous to entering the hospital at Belle Fourche had been to the Mayo 'Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held from the Alva community church Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Lee Burton in charge, an~l burial will be lc the Alva cemetery. A qbartet composed of Mrs. Borne, Mrs. Evelyn Nleman, Mrs. Nell Bush and Mrs. Walter Bush will s~ng appropriate hymns. Agnes Eng~e was ,bern April 12, 1881 in Sweden and came to the United States when she was six years of age and lived near O~k Creek during her childhood. In 1909 she was married to El- ]Line Club Operator Arrested On Gambling Charge.-Fined $500.00 On a complaint signed by B. A. Gibbo~s of Belle Fourche, S. D., E~nest L Funk, operator of the establishment known as the "Line Club' near Colony and about one mile inside the Wyoming state line was arrested early Thursday morning of last week charged with operating gambling devices in his place of business. ~heri~f W. H. Blakema~ made the arrest and was accompanied by deputy Charley Oudin and state motor patrolman. Brought before Justice court Thursday Funk waived prelimin- ary .hearing, was bound over to ~district court and appeared before Judge Ilsley the same day Plead- ing guilty to charges Funk was fined $50000 and all the gamb- Horticulturist Conducts Meets W. O Edmondson, state horti- culturist from the University of Wyoming was in Sundance Tues- day following conclusion of sev- eral meetings held by him througlmut the county with farm- ers and ranchers. At these meet- l~gs where there was an average attendance of 19, tree plantings and beautification of farm yards as well as food production were discussed. Edmondson says thre is quite a ,bit of interest now being shown~ in fixing up farm yards and gen- eral beautification. He said that last year there were ~5 entries! i~ the W. . Demlng contest for more beautiful farm homes. Dent- ing has donated $6,000.00 to the U. of W. for prizes to be given for yard beautification, $800 of which is awarded each year. There is a first, second and third prize of 50, 30, and 20 dollars for each of the following, dry land trees, irrigated trees, and land soaped and planted yards. No one has ever entered from Crook county Edmondson said. .X OSHOTO RANCH SOLD TO ZR. - MRS. ALLEN Mrs. Ruby Wesley has sold hel Oshoto ranch of 2,700 acres to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Allen of that com- munity. Possession by the ~ew owners was to be on April 1. This ranch is one of the oldest in Crook county and was, until several years ago, combined with the Eas~ ranch. Mrs. Wesley is rounding out her 31st year as postmistress of the Oshoto postoffiee. ,x ROBERTS BUILDING 3-CAR GARAGE Workmen are busy this week making preparations for the build- ing of a new 3-car garage for C. D. Roberts adjacent to his Joh~ Deers building in Sundance. The building will be 24 by 30 feet and will be of frame construction and stuccoed. ..... X LAYING BRICK FOR N~LaW BRYAN BUILDING ytng of brick for the new building .being put up by Ray Bryan, l~ Sundance, was started Tuesday morning of this week. Rough flooring has been put on and some partitioning has been done in the basement. When com- pleted the building will house three new businesses, a dry clean- ing shop, care a~d beauty shop. RICHARD DURFEE IS NAMED TO ATHLETIC HONOR SOCIETY Boonevtlle, Mo.,,Mar. 28 Rich- ard H Durfee, Sundance, was one of twenty-four~ Kemper Military School cadets named to member- ship in the Athletic Honor Society at the school here today by Lt. Col. H. O. Johnston, director of athletics. Men~bershlp" in the Society is restricted to ten per cent of the student body, and all members must have won a letter in inter school ~porfe com~titloL ling equipment which included d~ roulette wheel, slot machines, dl~ tables, dice and black Jack tabl~ valued at approximately $4,000.- 00, was ordered destroyed. Funk was served with a noti~ Tuesday of this week by Sheriff[ W. H. Blakeman to show ~m~ why his dance hall license should not be revoked. - X ' MOST ALL CREEKS IN CROOK COU rrY , TO FISHING IN 1946 1940 orders of the Wyomin~ Game and Fish Commission cover- ing Crook county say that will1 the following exceptions, all lake~ streams, and ponds in Crook coun- ty shall be open to fishing Apri~ t to September 30, 1946. Sundancs creek east of High- way 58~ to the outlet of the r~ taining pond shall be closed fOt~ the calendar year, 1946. There shall be a creel limit of ten fish per day or ten fish l~ possession from the Fairground[ pond and from sand creek. Night fishing shall be allOw~ on the 'Belle Fourche and ~ittle Missouri rivers during open sea~ on. Miller lake and Lake Cook shall be open to fishing from June 1 to Sept'ember 30, 1946 with a lim- it of ten fish per day or in 9o~* session at any one time. Beaver Creek (with the ex- ception of Lake Cook), north and south forks of Miller Creek (with the exception of Miller lake). Ogden creek, Togas Spri~ags~Bl~ck Tall re~R, Ro~ky Ford c~eek, Lytle creek, Whltcomb creek, In- yan Kara creek, and Cow creek shall be closed to fishing for tits calendar year, 1946. .Xo District Music " " Festival Is At Gillette April 27 The schools of Northeaster~ Wyoming are sponsoring a musio festival to he held in Gillette o11 Saturday, April 27. This is the first attempt to hold such am event i~ this section of the state. A preliminary survey indicate~| entries from Newcastle, Sundance, Upton, Moorcroft. Buffalo, Mid., west, Clearmont, Rozet, and Gil- lette. Saturday ~fternoou will be de- voted to vocal and Instruments| solos, choruses, and ele~.~,euta~y and newly orga~liz0d cn~:,bl~ ~. Advanced groups will ,be featur- ed at the evenin.g session writ outstanding performances of the afternoon program repeated. Robert Vaguer of the Univer- sity of Wyoming will qct as critic, The committee in-charge in- cludes Dale o Buzzell of Buffalo, R. M Bernd of Sunda~ce and 1~o R. Bond of Gillette. X BELLE FOURCKE TO HAVE JUNIOR LEAGUE BALL TEA~ Wednesday of last week, the American Legion at Belle Four~ che decided to sponsor a Bells Fourche Junior-League baseball team This will be the first time In several years that Belle Four- she will have a baseball team. Calender of [ Events APRIL 3 Regular meeting of the Sun- dance Commercial club, 6:$0 p. m. at the Elk Horn Cg~. APRIL 4 REA Meetin~g in Sunda~ APRIL 9 OffiCial visit of Worthy ~rand Matron to ~lect~ Chapter Ne. 5, O. E. ~. APRIL I0