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/ / THE SUNDANCE TIMES l~blMh~! ~ l~'Kt~ by ~ ~ Publ~k~g Co. The Times is a legal newspaper for all publication~ John E. Lindsey Owner-Publisher Howard Alle~a, News Editor, Advertising Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES $3.00 per year in Crook and adjoining counties; $3.50 per year ekewhere. l~tered at the postoffice at Sundanee, Wyoming, as second cam matter under the act of March 8, 1879. THE SUNDANCE TIMES" Sundance, Wyo. May 23, 1957 and the Congress are becoming more critical of foreign economic aid day by day. IN THE MILL -- -- I APPEAR- ED BEFORE the Civil Aeronautics Board last week to urge that West- ern Air Lines be granted the non- stop certificate from Denver to Phoenix and that Frontier Airlines be awarded the two-stop certificate. I told the Board that if for any reason it did not award the non- stop license to Western that Fron- ....... : .................... ; tier should get the nod. Several communities in Wyoming, includ- ~||i~ ~t~ ~t~ ing Casper, requested that I make the appearance. - - - THE SENATE INTERIOR COMMITTEE h e 1 d hearings last week on our bill to - eaator ;Jrank arrelI REPEAL TRANSPORTATION TAX -- Last week I introduced a bill calling for the repeal of the 10% transportation tax on passen- ger fares and the 3% transporta- tion tax on freight. These taxes were originally imposed during World War II to deter nonessen- tial travel and to raise money for the war effort. In general, they are causing widespread harm to users, the carriers and the nation as a whole. These discriminatory taxes add to the cost of transpor- tation for persons and property and the burden falls most heavily on those least able to afford it. We are seven years behind Canada in getting rid of these wartime levies. MILITARY PUBLIC L A N D WITHDRAWALS --- Our Senate Public Lands subcommittee com- pleted hearings last week on the "Military Public La~ds Withdrawal bill. I am in accord with the pur- poses of this bill, HR 5538, which will return to Congress the re- sponsibility for management of our public lands. The bill requires that the withdrawal of more than 5,000 acres of land by agencies of the Department of Defense must be approved by specific act of Con, gress. It also requires that hunt- *ing and fishing on military reser- vations must be done in accord with the state game and fish laws. This type of legislation is long overdue and it's high time we stop undue and unneccessary land with- drawals for military purposes. This is particularly true in Wyoming where 51.6% of our 62.4 million acres of land is federally owned. RIVERTON PROJECT ALFAL- FA PRODUCTION -- The River- ton Project is developing into one of the important alfalfa seed pro- ducing areas of the nation. Average yields vary from 100 to over 400 pounds per acre with some fields producing as much as 1000 pounds an acre. In 1950 production total- ed 268,454 pounds from 2,641 acres. In 1955 over 2 million pounds were harvested from 7,000 acres. Last year nearly one-fourth of the acre- age in the nation producing foun- dation legume seed under the Na- tional Foundation Seed Project was in Wyoming, and nearly all of this was~ on the Riverton Project. NATURAL GAS BILL -- House Committee hearings on the Natur- al Gas bill will be completed short- ly. Proposed amendments would retain Federal Power Commission authority to review graduated price increases in existing price con- tracts and allow the Commission to consider costs in determining a reasonable market price for gas. The original bill prohibited con- sideration of costs. The Harris bill would remove utility-type reg- ulations. Wyoming's Green River Basin is one of the potential gas areas in the nation and this bill will help materially in encouraging activity and development now greatly needed to provide for the increasing demands of gas con- sumers throughout the country. Speaker Rayburn said the proposed amendments "will cause a lot of trouble" and it looks to me as though the Gas bill may have tough sledding. In fact I believe the bill will be as dead as a door- nail if the proposed crippling amendments are adopted. RECLAMATION ABROAD -- Our country has spent or obligated $355 million since 1948 on 197 irrigation, electric power and flood control projects in 4 foreign coun- tries. There is little justification for denying funds for similar pro- jects at home while spending that kind of money abroad. The people establish a bipartisan Outdoor Rec- reation Review Commission. I joined in the introduction of the bill which has the approval of the Secretaries of Interior and Agricul- ture. The Commission will make a nationwide inventory of outdoor recreation resources. Visitors to our national parks, including Yel- lowstone, are increasing tremen- dously every year. Without doubt the new Interstate Highway Sys- tem will bring further increases. It will take the combined efforts of Federal, state and local govern- ments, as well as private industry, to provide adequate recreational advantages for the hordes of visi- tors that will swarm over every nook and corner of the Mountain West in the years ahead. - - - ROB- ERT COE OF CODY is giving up his assignment as Ambassador to Denmark next month. The Presi- dent wrote him: "During your many years in the Foreign Service of your country, you have served with unusual ability and distinc- tion. You can be justly proud of your record of achievements in Denmark." The State Department advises that it is the custom to alternate ambassadorships every four years and because of his splendid service it expects that he will be offered a new assignment before long. The Coe's have been extremely generous to several of our communities and to our State University. - - - I HAVE BEEN WORKING for six weeks on draft- ing a bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to increase the acre- age of coal lands which any indi- vidual may lease. Along with Sen- ator O'Mahoney I introduced the bill which raises the limit any one person may lease in any one state to 10,240 acres and permits addi- tional acreage of the same amount at the discretion of the Secretary of Interior. The bill will help mater- ially in the development of our coal resources. VISITORS -- Since my last WYOMING REPUBLICANS AT GOP REGIONAL MEETING---Headed by Stale Chairman Harry T. Thorson of Osage a delegation of Republican leaders from Wyoming attended a regional party meeting May 2, 3 and 4 at Salt Lake C~ty. The state leaders heard National Chairman Meade AI- corn outline plans and policies for the 195~'campaigns. Shown here at a banquet session of the meeting are (left to right) Senator E. D. Crippa 8f Rock Springs, National Committeeman; Mrs. Kathryn Meloney of Basin, National Committeewoman; W. T. Nightingale, Rock Springs; R. Dwight Wallace of Evanston, State Committeeman from Uinta County and Acting State Finance Committee Chairman; Mrs. William R. Jensen of Cheyenne, State Co-Chairman; and Chairman Thorson. newsletter the following people The Navy developed from Wyoming have called at my guided missile ever office: William H. Curry and Veryl wartime against an Hoover, Casper;.Charles E. Astler were launched in the and J. A. "Buck" Buchanan, Chey- ing World War II. enne; A. W. Lonabaugh, E. J. Johnson and William Shunk, all of The Navy's Submarine Sheridan; Merlin T. Kurtz, Cody, a busy year in 1956. The and Earl T. Bower, Worland. about 130 submarines That's my report, "AS IT IOOKS an estimated cruising FROM HERE." 2,300,000 miles. Kidney Beans 300 Siz 3 for 29 COOKIES 29c Size 4 for $1.00 Lone Pine 303 Size 2 for 29 Pillsbury's HOT 2 Packages IroR VOUR BANANAS NEW CALIFORNIA CABBAGE 5 lb. NEW ONIONS 7 lb. Friday & Saturday Ph. AT 3'1041 WE DELIVER Sundance,