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Devils Tower Discussion at the public Park Service officials Tower 50th An- Committee held in Saturday night are to right arq Ray- superintendent of Devils Tower National Monu- ment; It, M. Bernd, chairman of the anniversary committee; John McLaughlin, assistant regional director, and Raymonct Gregg, chief of interpretation, both from the Omaha office of the Park Service. Park Service to Spend $70,000 at Tower Tower Benefit: Event: Planned June 5 Program Joins With Picnic Combining of the annual Old Settlers Picnic at Devils Tower with the Devils Tower 50th Anni- versary variety program June 5 was announced this week by Mel Storm, president of the Northern Black Hills Pioneer Association, and R. M. Bernd, chairman of the Devils Tower 50th Anniversary Committee. The variety program at Devils (Continued On Last Page, See. 1) ,, COA/TIA/U/XG T, C/gOOff COU,4Y /VA74z, ' ewsp#er for Crook County, Town of Sundanc'and United States Land Office SUNDANCE, WYOMING, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1955 Number 16 Lodge, Sand Creek as 2-Deer Areas Grade Students To Compete Here In Spelling Contest Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout Crook county will compete Saturday in Sundance for prizes in the annual county spelling contest. The contest will open at 10 a.m. in the high school study hall. Judges for the contest will be Mrs. Mac Oudin, Mrs. Evelyn Sis- son and Mrs. Lorraine Gladstone. Mrs. Fred Good will pronounce. seasons have o a meeting of and Fish Corn- Game Warden said Thursday. in the north- run from Sept. 2 with 14,000 an- sex to be taken. Orders released by the that the North River area, the. area and the San are all two deer areas. of either sex and one may be taken in three distircts. that in those areas, could be of either second deer had either a doe or a Belle Fourche River Sept. 10 through reopens Oct. 22 Nov. 30. area is open Nov. 30. area, only one but it can be of season there runs through Nov. 30. Weather  Readings for the week: Max. Min. Prec. April 12 ................. 48 28 .12 April 13 .................. 59 29 0 April 14 .................. 65 36 0 April 15 ................ 59 29 0 April 15 ................. 58 24 .01 April 17 ................. 63 34 O April 18 ................. 67 36 0 y Red Cross Drive ort of $935 Goal Child of Former Sundance Couple Dies In Accident The child of a former' Sundanee couple was reportedly killed last week in an auto accident near Tacoma, Wash. Information on the accident was sketchy according to reports. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Plattner, parents of the child, and Mrs. Carl Plattner are hospitalized in Tacoma as a result of the accident. Ground Broken The first step in converting Mona Short Line Telephone Co. of Sundince to the dial system occurred last week when was broken for the construction of a building to house the dial system equipment. M, O. Trego, manager of the tmpany, said the estimated cost of the new system would be $40,000 to $45,0@0 plus the pre ent equipment value. Trep said the switch to the Cop-Top Bridge; 2nd o With four areas still unreported, the Crook county 1955 Red Cross fund drive is approximately $200 short of its goal of $935, according to Mrs. Emory George, county Red Cross chairman. ' Mrs. George said no reports had been made for the Alva, Aladdin, Beulah and Devils Tower areas. All other areas in the county have reported, she said. The chairman also said she expected a few more contributions would be reported from various areas before the final report was made. Exceeding their quotas were Sundance, Hulett, Carlile and Kara. Total donations as rePorted by Mrs. 'George were $730.25. Donations by aa include: Kara: - $41; New Haven ,- $4.50; Seely - $25.50; Alva, Aladdin, Beul- ah, Devils Tower - no rep0rt; Car- no roses to the Sundance PTA Friday night, but, inal games of the a finish Kentucky Der. Ms O. Trego, who snared top so. The Tregos Dr. and ;.g the play- o I R. E. Shannon I Resigns as Huhtt 1 S u PEe rJh?tn?n" du?e !t e n d e nt at Hulett high school, resigned last week after holding the posi- tion three years. Shannon's resig- I nation becomes effective as soon :as his work is completed at the end of the school year. Willis Hughes, a member of the high school board, said the board had accepted Shannon's resignation at its last meeting. The board, Hughes said, had declared a vacan- cy and was seeking applications for the position. Shannon thus becomes the sec- ond county high school superin- tendent to resign. Earlier, Supt. Frank Wagner of Sundance had sent his resignation to the high school board. Rain, Snow End Spnng Weather Year's Snowfall Totals 99 Inches Light rain and snow in Sun- dance Tuesday ended a week of spring weather which ,saw the mercury soar into the high Sixties with a high of 67 recorded Mon- day. Official records kept by official U. S. Weather Observer John Blakeman showed .13 of an inch of moisture during the week bring- (Continued On Last Page, Sec. 1) Seek t:o Add 150 Acres 2 Special Stamps To Be Issued Definite and proposed improve- ments for Devils Tower were out- lined Saturday night in Sundance by Park Service officials who at- tended a public meeting of the Devils Tower 50th Anniversary Committee. At the same time, R. M. Bernd, chairman of the committee, releas- ed details of plans already made by the anniversary committee. Actual developments to be made at Devils Tower this year total $70,000, Devils Tower Supt. Ray- mond McIntyre told the 80 persons who attended the meeting. Improvements listed by McIn- tyre for Devils Tower include: 1. New employees quarters. 2. Grading and landscaping of the old campground. 3. Extension of the water sys- tem to the new campground. 4. Extension of the water sys- tem to the headquarters utility area. 5. A new campground sewer system. 6. Widening of the road at the prairie dog town to allow cars to park there. 7. Looping of the roads into the new campground. Mclntyre said that an attempt would be made to add another 150 acres to the present 1190 acres con- tained at Devils Tower National  Monument. He said a scarcity of water on the original grounds was the prime factor in the proposed acqui- sition of the additional acreage. He added that the present area was badly beaten down by the (Continued On Last Page, Sec. 1) (:or New Dial Phone Building dial system would be made in the fall, possibly by Sept. I. North Electric of Gallon, Ohio, is providing: the equipmenL Installation of the latest equip- merit will leave Mmaa Shert Line Telephone Co. equipped to handle subscriber toll dial- Jag. The dial system, which will eliminate all local operatm.s, will he eoneeted with the Nmrth Jell TelephaN Co, In the picture above, a shovel Is shown excavating on thqt Lto of the new building. behind the law office of Scotty Hlatone and  . Times building, the 20 by 40 ft. Haydito block building will be construeted by Hard iuon to  te aystom equlpmem, t will also lldle :  Devils Tower Discussion at the public Park Service officials Tower 50th An- Committee held in Saturday night are to right arq Ray- superintendent of Devils Tower National Monu- ment; It, M. Bernd, chairman of the anniversary committee; John McLaughlin, assistant regional director, and Raymonct Gregg, chief of interpretation, both from the Omaha office of the Park Service. Park Service to Spend $70,000 at Tower Tower Benefit: Event: Planned June 5 Program Joins With Picnic Combining of the annual Old Settlers Picnic at Devils Tower with the Devils Tower 50th Anni- versary variety program June 5 was announced this week by Mel Storm, president of the Northern Black Hills Pioneer Association, and R. M. Bernd, chairman of the Devils Tower 50th Anniversary Committee. The variety program at Devils (Continued On Last Page, See. 1) ,, COA/TIA/U/XG T, C/gOOff COU,4Y /VA74z, ' ewsp#er for Crook County, Town of Sundanc'and United States Land Office SUNDANCE, WYOMING, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1955 Number 16 Lodge, Sand Creek as 2-Deer Areas Grade Students To Compete Here In Spelling Contest Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout Crook county will compete Saturday in Sundance for prizes in the annual county spelling contest. The contest will open at 10 a.m. in the high school study hall. Judges for the contest will be Mrs. Mac Oudin, Mrs. Evelyn Sis- son and Mrs. Lorraine Gladstone. Mrs. Fred Good will pronounce. seasons have o a meeting of and Fish Corn- Game Warden said Thursday. in the north- run from Sept. 2 with 14,000 an- sex to be taken. Orders released by the that the North River area, the. area and the San are all two deer areas. of either sex and one may be taken in three distircts. that in those areas, could be of either second deer had either a doe or a Belle Fourche River Sept. 10 through reopens Oct. 22 Nov. 30. area is open Nov. 30. area, only one but it can be of season there runs through Nov. 30. Weather  Readings for the week: Max. Min. Prec. April 12 ................. 48 28 .12 April 13 .................. 59 29 0 April 14 .................. 65 36 0 April 15 ................ 59 29 0 April 15 ................. 58 24 .01 April 17 ................. 63 34 O April 18 ................. 67 36 0 y Red Cross Drive ort of $935 Goal Child of Former Sundance Couple Dies In Accident The child of a former' Sundanee couple was reportedly killed last week in an auto accident near Tacoma, Wash. Information on the accident was sketchy according to reports. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Plattner, parents of the child, and Mrs. Carl Plattner are hospitalized in Tacoma as a result of the accident. Ground Broken The first step in converting Mona Short Line Telephone Co. of Sundince to the dial system occurred last week when was broken for the construction of a building to house the dial system equipment. M, O. Trego, manager of the tmpany, said the estimated cost of the new system would be $40,000 to $45,0@0 plus the pre ent equipment value. Trep said the switch to the Cop-Top Bridge; 2nd o With four areas still unreported, the Crook county 1955 Red Cross fund drive is approximately $200 short of its goal of $935, according to Mrs. Emory George, county Red Cross chairman. ' Mrs. George said no reports had been made for the Alva, Aladdin, Beulah and Devils Tower areas. All other areas in the county have reported, she said. The chairman also said she expected a few more contributions would be reported from various areas before the final report was made. Exceeding their quotas were Sundance, Hulett, Carlile and Kara. Total donations as rePorted by Mrs. 'George were $730.25. Donations by aa include: Kara: - $41; New Haven ,- $4.50; Seely - $25.50; Alva, Aladdin, Beul- ah, Devils Tower - no rep0rt; Car- no roses to the Sundance PTA Friday night, but, inal games of the a finish Kentucky Der. Ms O. Trego, who snared top so. The Tregos Dr. and ;.g the play- o I R. E. Shannon I Resigns as Huhtt 1 S u PEe rJh?tn?n" du?e !t e n d e nt at Hulett high school, resigned last week after holding the posi- tion three years. Shannon's resig- I nation becomes effective as soon :as his work is completed at the end of the school year. Willis Hughes, a member of the high school board, said the board had accepted Shannon's resignation at its last meeting. The board, Hughes said, had declared a vacan- cy and was seeking applications for the position. Shannon thus becomes the sec- ond county high school superin- tendent to resign. Earlier, Supt. Frank Wagner of Sundance had sent his resignation to the high school board. Rain, Snow End Spnng Weather Year's Snowfall Totals 99 Inches Light rain and snow in Sun- dance Tuesday ended a week of spring weather which ,saw the mercury soar into the high Sixties with a high of 67 recorded Mon- day. Official records kept by official U. S. Weather Observer John Blakeman showed .13 of an inch of moisture during the week bring- (Continued On Last Page, Sec. 1) Seek t:o Add 150 Acres 2 Special Stamps To Be Issued Definite and proposed improve- ments for Devils Tower were out- lined Saturday night in Sundance by Park Service officials who at- tended a public meeting of the Devils Tower 50th Anniversary Committee. At the same time, R. M. Bernd, chairman of the committee, releas- ed details of plans already made by the anniversary committee. Actual developments to be made at Devils Tower this year total $70,000, Devils Tower Supt. Ray- mond McIntyre told the 80 persons who attended the meeting. Improvements listed by McIn- tyre for Devils Tower include: 1. New employees quarters. 2. Grading and landscaping of the old campground. 3. Extension of the water sys- tem to the new campground. 4. Extension of the water sys- tem to the headquarters utility area. 5. A new campground sewer system. 6. Widening of the road at the prairie dog town to allow cars to park there. 7. Looping of the roads into the new campground. Mclntyre said that an attempt would be made to add another 150 acres to the present 1190 acres con- tained at Devils Tower National  Monument. He said a scarcity of water on the original grounds was the prime factor in the proposed acqui- sition of the additional acreage. He added that the present area was badly beaten down by the (Continued On Last Page, Sec. 1) (:or New Dial Phone Building dial system would be made in the fall, possibly by Sept. I. North Electric of Gallon, Ohio, is providing: the equipmenL Installation of the latest equip- merit will leave Mmaa Shert Line Telephone Co. equipped to handle subscriber toll dial- Jag. The dial system, which will eliminate all local operatm.s, will he eoneeted with the Nmrth Jell TelephaN Co, In the picture above, a shovel Is shown excavating on thqt Lto of the new building. behind the law office of Scotty Hlatone and  . Times building, the 20 by 40 ft. Haydito block building will be construeted by Hard iuon to  te aystom equlpmem, t will also lldle :