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f Log Ban That Never Was MeManus Massachusetts -- For American poli- widely varying back- sought to be por- as anti-Communists. that a close exami- of their records would that a better for most of them the exact opposite. Be- ' American people still fears about however, it contin- politically smart to l~ord, and Carter played this im- his career. he who opened up With Red China, aban- Asia to Red a, and increased aid to Communists every- Ford used the incident to enhance t then proceeded to and formally domination of Helsinki. see the same deceit- used by Presi- In the debate just 1976 election, Mr. quick to jump on about the sinister of Soviet troops in the satellite nations. He at the same time at least, to win But after he moved House, he pro- lambaste Americans fear of Corn- and then he signed Ca- Reds in Panama, friendly anti- in Tai- and Iron. Coming election on the the President once to seem Hence, firm response to invasion of Afghan- mary 4th, in a na- dress, he an- ~veral measures de- Punish the Soviet Union. Perhaps the most wel- come of these was his declara- tion that "no high technology or other strategic items will be li- censed for sale to the Soviet Union." This is precisely what critics of the past several ad- ministrations had been longing to hear, for it had become obvi- ous that Soviet military and in- dustrial might had for years been coming from the West, chiefly from the United States. So President Carter's image as an anti-Communist rose dra- matically. But once again, the image does not square with the reality. Senator Harry Byrd (I.-Va.) recently publicized the findings of his Senate Armed Services panel. What he pulled out of administration spokesmen was that the United States was "only temporarily suspending high-technology exports" to the Soviet Union. As of March 19th, said the Senator, "these exports are again receiving approval on a case-by-case basis." The Senator was quick to point out that American technol- ogy and financing had helped the Soviets to equip the Kama River truck plant, whose trucks were used to invade Afghan- istan, and that American ball- bearing machines have helped to improve the Kremlin's SS-18 in- tercontinental ballistic missiles. Never Any Ban At All Senator Byrd also announced that, on Februa~ 20th, during the period when the export ban was supposed to have been iron- clad. "the Commerce Depart- ment cleared the sale of a com- pletely automated assembly line for the manufacture of diesel engines usable in the newest So- viet tanks." Obviously, the Car- ter ban of January 4th was no ban at all. But the anti-Commu- nist image had been enhanced, which was the goal all the time. Americans should learn to look behind the various facades which are consistently paraded before them. One of those fa- cades is that Jimmy Carter is honest. In truth, he is precisely as honest as he is anti-Communist. 1980 The John Birch Society Features i ii ! dues, Kelly seconded, the motion carried. The meeting was ad-. journed. Kelly gave a safety talk on "Birds Fly-Not Bikes," and Eve- lyn gave a health talk on "The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth". Following the talks we decorat- ed the cookies for our "Spotlight on Senior Americans" project. The next meeting will be held May 25 at Viergutz. Roll call will be to name your favorite flower. Pearl, Jodie, and Evelyn Viergutz will give demonstrations. Carlile Wranglers plan Day event The Carlile Wranglers 4-H Club met April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Community 'Church. Vice President Lorie Robidoux called the meeting to order. Roll call Was answered by recalling jokes played on April Fools Day. Cindy Whicker led us in sing- ing "Home on the Range." Leslie and John Robidoux reported on the practive judging which they attended. Plans were made for the May Day dinner in honor of all the 4-H grandparents and parents May 1 at the Pine Ridge "Com- munity Church. Appointed to the decoration committee were Cindy Whicker, Leslie and Lorie Robi- doux. It was noted that the 4-H Club will donate the drink for the Vacation Bible school to be held at the Pine Ridge Community Church this summer. The Spring Clean Up Com- mittee was appointed as follows: Scott and Shayne Mayzsak, Joel Long, Helen Haptonstall and Pat Zube. Comfie W iams, Reporter (. -:,. :: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Scribner announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiamm Vechnak, to John Fulciniti Jr. The couple is pictured above with her daughter, Heather. Fulciniti is employed with Frank's Refrigeration of Gil- lette. A May 29 wedding is planned. HOBBIT HOLE, HOG EYE AND OBIE SUE by Phil Roberts, Research Historian While Obie Sue, CY, Rams Horn, Hobbit Hole and Hog Eye are all names of streets in Wyo- ming towns, it seems that most streets in the state are named for pioneers, trees, presidents or states. Unlike Utah or other states where numerical or alphabetical designations. Some street names are natural- .ly expected. Take "Main," for instance. Buffalo, Torrington, Riverton, Lander, Evanston, Kemmer, Sheridan, Lovell, New- castle, Saratoga and Sundance all have "Main Streets." In Lusk, while the street is known as "Main" it is also designated as "Cedar," according to informa- tion in the Wyoming State Ar- chives, Museums and Hi_storical Department. Center Streets are popular, too. Green River, Casper and Douglas each have one. Evanston has a Center Street, a Main Street and tops it all off with a Front Street. Trees are popular in some towns. Most, like Spruce, Cedar, Cottonwood or Elm are in- digenous to the area. Iamk, Glenrock, Douglas, Wheatland, Medicine Bow, Rawlins, Sun- dance, Rock Springs and Kem- merer, among others have "tree streets." Pinedale has a "Mag- nolia Street" although it is im- probable that any trees of that variety grow anywhere nearby. Streets named for minerals are located in Lnsk, and Kemmerer. States like Montana, South Da- kota and Colorado are applied to streets in Lovell, Meeteetse, Medicine Bow, Basin and Green River. Presidents of the United States are honored with street names in Afton, Riverton, Douglas, Cas- per, Pinedale and West Laramie. Names of Wyoming governors, including Leslie Miller, B.B. Brooks, John Osborne,, Prank Milward Simpson. Another Simpson Street is found in Jack- son, named for the senator's family. General John J. Pershing was never a resident of Wyoming even though he did marry Senator Warren's daughter. Streets in Cheyenne, Lusk, Riverton were all named for the World War I hero, however. Long-time U.S. Congressman from Wyoming Frank Mondell lived in Newcastle. There is no street named for him there even though Mondell streets are locat- ed in Thermopolis and Meetee- tse. While some names of streets may not be unusual by them- selves, their arrangement is often curious. In Newcastle, the names of streets running one direction almost invariable begin with the letter "w" while names of streets running in the other direction begin with "s". Worland, the county seat of Washakie County naturally has a street named "Washakie." However, the main business distrist is on "Big Horn Avenue." In Cody, there is a C~y Street but the "main drag" is Sheridan Avenue. There is a Cody Street in Douglas. Rock Springs and Green River each have streets named for John Wesley Powell, but the town named for the famous explorer has neither a Powell, Green River or Rock Springs street. Instead, there is a Cheyenne and a Doug- las! With the exception of Ivinson {renamed in honor of Edward Ivinson from the original name of "Thornburgh"), University and Grand, Laramie's original east- west streets are named for ex- plorers or military heroes. There is the inevitable Garfield Avenue {also found in Lander, and several other towns}; the frequently found Sheridan Avenue; and the street named for the most famous of all dead military heroes, Cns- Emerson and John B. Kendrick, ter. Sheridan has a Custer Street, are given to Gillette streets, too. Cheyenne changed the names of' Cheyenne streets were named two of its streets to honor Prances by the. survey crew which or- E. Warren and Joseph M. Carey, iginally laid out the town. The both of whom served as governors and senators. Lusk named a street for Frank Barrett, a long-time resident be- fore he served as governor and in Congress. Simpson Avenue is located in Cody--' the home of former Governor and Senator origins of many of the names like Pebrican and Cribbon are a mys- teD" although most were named for the surveyors themselves. The street named for chief surveyor, General Grenville M. Dodge, ironically was renamed, the first of four Cheyenne streets names to MAY 8, 1980 be changed. Indian tribes are honored by having streets named for them in several communities. The most popular names are those of tribes within the state -- Shoshone {or Shoshoni) and Arapahoe. Ther- mopolis, Lander and Glenrock are among the town with streets by those names. In almost every town, streets are named for the early settlers. Worland has Coburn and Cul- bertsen; Buffalo, Holland, Angus and Gatchell; Wheatland, Cole and Gilchrist; Casper, its Wolcott _The Land Bank We say a farm real estate loan should be as easy to pay back as possible. See US: THE SUNDANCE PAGE 3 ; and Kimball. (The streets named i for pioneers are, in fact, so~ numerous that it would require; another column to treat themi properly.) And where are Obie Sue, CY, Rams Horn, Hobbit Hole and Hog: Eye? In order, they are streets in ! Worland, Casper, Dubois, Doug- las and Gillette. It is enough to convince a person that Wyoming towns will never run out of names: for streets. Sell It Through : The Classifieds '~ Federal Land Bank Association 804 East 4th Gillette, Wyo. Ph. 680280 A Mother... A Mother-in-law... A Grandmother... Remember and Honor Them All Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11. For M tfl Cut Flowers Blooming Plants Hanging Plants Green Plants Silks Order eerly for Mother's Day Ph. 283-1760 Sundmm I 4-H Club give talks Kids 4-H Club home of Wade five members, five guests pre- Evelyn Viergutz to order. Jodie pledge of al- the 4-H pledge. Roll call was the re- citation of a spring poem. The minutes were read and approved and the treasurer's report was given. Kelly Shoemaker made a mo- tion that we all meet at Pearson's May 3rd at 9 o'clock to deliver our gifts to the Senior Citizens. Wade seconded the motion. The motion carried, Wade made a motion that we pay the $1 assessment Wheel drive, two wheel drive, Blazers and Suburbans are at dealer cost from the rates are up from last year, gas up! At invoice prices, you can of dollars of interest and hil Brekhus Spearfish, S.D. Bruce Ehrlicher or George Kosola @ can do this to help reduce tnventories and interest rates. 1840 North Avenue Spearfish, South Dakota I42-2?U BU I('1( \\ [U All Your Sweet Tooth Needs... .A unexpected company office coffee break after ladles' tee dinner rolls, pies, cakes [decorated] cinnamon mils, filled long johns busy schedule birthdays cookies, variety breads or anything else on request Large or Small Orders Welcomed | 8:00 to 4:00 weekdays 8:00 to noon Saturdays maybe even Sundays, if necessary