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Attend Your County Fair.....Sundance Welcomes You Stage Is All Set for Annual Fair Here Friday and Saturday The annual free Crook county fair will get underway Friday of this week with a full line of fair entertainment Promised in sporting events for both Friday and Saturday as well as the usual displays and exhibits of grains, fruits, .Vegetables, baking, handwork clothing and livestock. A new event for this years fair in the sporting events will be a saddle horse race, Saturday P. m. s.ponsored by Joe's Recrea- iOn Parlor, The Cash Market Bar and Duke's Bar. This event is for horses which have been entered in races, entry fee Paid, and which have not won ~nnY money in any events includ_ g the consolation race previous_ ~Y billed. There will be no entry ee for this event and the win. llers will split a $50.00 purse $25.00, $15.00 and $10.09 to the winners of first, and third place winners The event is sched_ immediately following the eonclusion of all other field at the track. Two other events not previous- advertised will be a musical air race with a cash prize of 0.00 and a bending race with like purse. These events are teduled for the final day of the tion. It was discovered this week that error was made in the ad_ ising in the program of e_ for :Saturday afternoon. In ~ce of the wild cow milking there will now be Wild v Riding with purses of $20._ $15.00 and $10.00 with an ry fee of $2.50. ]EBALL GAMES AT 1:00 P. M. ", events will open with eball game at the local dia. starting at 1:00 p. m., with a team from Hulett with that of Sundance. aa events are scheduled to get "way at 1:30 with the Crook saddle horse race followed Saddle Clu'b entertainment, roping, wild cow milking, riding and another Crook ty saddle horse race. 4:30 p. m. Friday judges Pass upon the exhibits of fruits, vegetaMes, baking, clothing. $150.00 in prizes are being offered to ~e winners. .tUrday morning at 9:00 4-tI members will judge the exhibited. This event is e boys. At 10:00 a. m. for there will be home ec. ng, demonstrations and a review. There is a total of for lhese two combina_ of events. Idance Loses To Fourehe In Game Here ~Urtdance lost ti~eir baseball th the Belle Fourche nine 9unday by a score of 8 but it was a game that have been anybody's until hal batter was out. were costly for both but it was Sundance er_ .t were largely responsible defeat. They had a total against their opponents Belle Fourche garnered hits ,and 12 runs, while ace collected 6 hits and aeth Dudrey and Bud Vaass the battery for Sundance. ~lle Fourche it was Taylor acobsen and Sanky and Son. Dudrey struck out six ten and the two Belle Four_ itchers struck out eight men. ~-'~------x WEATHER from a long ('try spell Parching grazing lands, and town lawns and also Very dangerou~ forest d, came Sunday when rain fell throughout r. More than one_half a~oisture was recorded at ~ndance weather station night and was 'followed me-fourth inch roots_ day. Here are at the station for Week. Max, Min. Prec. 21 22 ............85 57 0.00 23 ............83 58 0.00 24 ............80 56 0.00 25 ............80 49 0.00 26 ............72 55 0.59 63 52 0.20 PARADE SATURDAY At 12:30 Saturday the big pa_ rade through the streets of Sun_ dance will get underway. Cash prizes are being offered by the Victory Club for the owner or owners of the best floats. This event will be followed immediate_ ly by the baseball game between Moorcroft and Sundance, and track field events starting with the mile Crook county saddle horse race, then Saddle club en- tertainment, calf roping, wild cow riding, Crook county saddle horse consolation race. Then the special event sponsored by the four Sundance merchants will wind up the track program. NO CALF CATCHING CONTEST THIS YEAR It was previously announced in this paper that there would be a calf_catching contest for 4_H club members, but the plan, which was inaugurated last year, has been discarded and there will be no free calves for the 4_H club members this year. County agent Landers said that he expected ti~ere would be fifteen or twenty 4_H calves on exhibit at the fair tMs year. Quite a nu'mber of these will be calves raised by the members who caught them at the fair last year. Lenders said that two of the 4-H calves ~canght last year had died. Both nights of the fair there will be band concerts by the Sun_ dance school band at the court_ house square. To wind up tile fair entertain_ ment there will be a big dance at the Legion l]all in "sundance. NO POULTRY CAN BE EXHIBITED G. H. Good, state veterinaran wired county agent Landers Tues_ day that no poultry can be shown at the county fair because of im_ mine-hi danger of Newcastle dis_ ease, which has been found in certain states. A limited quaran_ line, proclaimed by Gov. Hunt, has been placed prohibiting the display of poultry at all fairs. x- Former Resident Of Alva Dies At Cheyenne Funeral services were conduct- ed Saturday, August 24 at Hulett by the Rev. Lee L. Burton for Lilly White Parkins former Crook county resident who died August 21 at Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she has lived for several years. Burial was nlade in the Alva eem_ etery. Lilly VVhite Parkins was born Dec. 5, 1882 in Houston, Me., a daughter of Tom and Ellen White. She spent her early childhood in Missouri. In 1909 she was mar_ ried to Nelson Parkins of Alwt and to this union five children were t)orn, two of them, C~harles and Serene preceding their moth_ er in death in 1917 and 1918. She united with the Methodist church in childhood and kept up her Christian faith. ,She was a lover of music. Mrs. Parkins spent the g're~ater part of her life in Crook county but the last few years her health had been poorly and she was tak- en to Cheyenne for medical treat_ ment and care. Pall hearers for the funeral were her nephews ttenry, Lee, Louis, and Kenneth Waugh; Leo Morris, Itomer Mercer. Music was furnished at the funeral,by Lydia Borne and Nell Bush, accompan_ led by Gertrude Mahoney at the piano. She leaves to mourn her pass_ Official Paper for Published / ,~\~ C'OVT/ArL/ZI ~ " "~"~ brtooh" CO~ VR"Y _/V~TIK~" Crook County, City of Sundanee, U. S. Land Office Thursdays In the Black Hills of Wyoming Volume L Sundance, Kara Creek Youth Killed When Horse Falls In Cutting Steer Lee Harvey Graham, 20, was fatally injured late Tuesday after. noon of last week when he was thrown and his horse rolled over him, at the H_K ranch 22 miles northeast of Moorcroft. He was rushed to Gillette for medical treatment but died within a few minutes of his arrival there. Lee was assisting his father George H. Graham and brother Joe gather cattle preparatory to shipping at the Kara creek ranch. He attempted to turn a steer that had broken from the herd. The horse overtook the steer, collided with it and threw his rider to death. Funeral services were held at the Moorcroft community church Friday afternoon wfth the Rev. R. K. Markley in charge. Lee Harvey Graham was born in December, 1925 at Wyola, Montana. He was married a little more than a year ago to Stella Devereaux and was the father of a three months old son. Other survivors include his par_ ents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Graham: sisters, Mrs. Mable Foltz, Mrs. Marjorie Chatfield, Mrs. Betty Richards and brothers, Les_ ter, Buck and Joe all of Moor- croft. ----x-- Final Rites Held Thursday For J. D. Mulholland Jefferson D. Mulholland, 85 year old pioneer of Crook county, was laid to rest in Mt. Moriah cemetery at Sundanee Thursday afternoon of last week, following his death at the home of his sis_ ter at Upton. Brief ceremonies were held at Upton, the body then brought to Sundance for services at the Methodist church with Rev. Wead of the Assemt)ly of God Church in the pulpit. Fol_ lowing these services "sundancc Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M., of which order Mr. Mulholland was a member, took charge and per_ formed Masonic graveside rites with Raymond L. Vines as act- ing master. At the church service Mrs. Ricbard Hooper and Mrs. Edwin Rounds sang appropriate hymns accompanied ,by Mrs. Clmrles B. Chittim. Pall bearers were Carl Chaffin, Edwin Rounds, H. P. Ilsley, A. J. Barnes, Dave Fraser and W. H. Blakeman. --x ALAN ROBERTS TO ATTEND MILITARY Alan Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Roberts of Sundance has been accepted for admission to the Missouri Military Aead_ emy for the term beginning Sep_ tember 2, according to an an- nouncement from Colonel C. R. Stribling, superintendent of the academy. All accepted candidates have passed entrance examina_ tions in academic attainment and physlcal fitness. The 1946_47 Cadet Corps will include ~boys from twenty_five states and two foreig ncountries. X. BOY BORN TO 1g-R, AND MRS, ELMER PICKERD A son weighing six pounds and two ounces was born Tuesday, inN besides her husband, three Elmer Pickerd. chil(~ren, three sisters and one x brother. ATTENDING GRAND LODGE x AND GRAND CHAPTER AT LEASES MOBIL SERVICE RAWLINS THIS WEEK STATION AT HULETT Representatives of Sundance John D. WAttles, who last Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M., at_ spring sold ills ranch belongings tending the Grand Lo,'lge session Wyoming, Thursday, August 29, 1946 Number 35 HULETT SCHOOL OPENING IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPT. 16TH and moved to Itulett, reported to the Times Monday that he had recently laesed the service sta_ tion in ttnlett known at Jr. Wells ,Service station and that hence_ forth that .place of business would ,be known as Johnnie's Service Station, handling Mobil Oil, gas and greases; accessories and Hoping to eliminate any pos_ I sible Polio epidemic and also to grant high school pupils an extra two weeks to help harvest Crook county's bumper grain crop, the combined s,chool boards of Crook county High School No. 2 and district No. 10, Hulett, have de_ cided to .postpone the opening of school for the two districts until Sept. 16. Both schools this year will be under the supervision of Mr. John T. Marshall of Holdredge, Nebr. 14-H CLUB CAMP AT STATE FAIR IS CANCELLED A. E. Bowman, director of the state extension service in a wire to the county agent said: "4-H Club Camp at State Fair cancell_ ed upon request of State Board of Health account Polio situation. Accordingly there will be no 4_H exhibits or contests in demonstra_ tions, hom~ economics judging. Crop Judging and girls style re_ view will be held: sout'hwest September 13-14. East half (in. eludes Crook county) state, Douglas, Sept. 27 and 28. State contest livestock and poultry judging Laramie Sept. 20_21. X- DIVORCE GRANTED IN DISTRICT COURT MONDAY In district court Monday, Vir_ ginia May Schmidt was granted a divorce from Glen W. Schmidt by District Judge H. P. Ilsley on the grounds of intolerable indig_ nities. She was also granted cus_ tody of the couples five month old daughter and court costs. The conl)le were married at Broadus, Montana, June 1, 1945. --X FORMER PUBLISHER VACATIONING HERE Mr. and Mrs. H. P. McPherson and son Ged of Palouse, ~rash_ ington, arrived in Sundance Tues_ day for a few days visit here with relatives and old friends. Tiley will leave Sunday for Cheyenne where they will visit Mr. Mc- Pherson's brother. Mr. McPherson is a former publisher of the Sun_ dance Times, having left here in 1938. x-- Mrs. D. B. Ruland Laid To Rest At Alva Thursday Another pioneer of Crook colin_ ty was laid to rest Thursday of last week when final rites were given at the Alva church for Mrs. Dillon B. Ruland, 87 year old pioneer woman who came to this county in 1883 and settled near Hulett with her family. Mrs. Ruland was believed to have taught the first school in North- eastern Wyoming. tier death came suddenly August 17 at her Alva home. Nrs. Ruland, formerly I,ulu Belle Dewing. was born in White Creek, Wisconsin January 22, 1859. She was married October 6, 1875 to Charles French and to this union were 'born three child_ August 27 at the St. Jbseph's hos- ten, Mrs. Lnlu Nielsen, Mrs. Lane pital, Deadwood to Mr. and Mrs. Colvin and Victor French, all of Alva. The family first settled in Da_ kota territory, and in 1883 moved westward by wagon, settling near Hulett. On Dec. 21, 1886 she was mar_ ried to Dan A. Ruland. One child, Dillon Ruland, was born to this union, t]e resides near Alva. In 1903 Mrs. Ruland became a mem_ her of the Latter Day Saint chtlrch. In 1908 the family nmved to Alva, whm'e Mrs. Ruland was ap- pointed postmaster and where she and Mr. Ruland o.perated a general merchandise store unttl 1916. Mr. Ruland preceded .her in death on April 8th, 1945. at Rawlins Monday and Tuesday of this week are Phil McWhirter, senior warden of the lodge and Ty Butcher, senior deacon. Attending Grand Chapter at Rawlins this week, as representa_ tives of Electa Chapter No. 5, O. E. S. are Mrs. Richard Hooper, worthy matron; Mrs. Mamie East and Mrs. Fred Schloredt, Mr. Marshall has had more than fifteen years of experience in Wyoming and neighboring states. Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Burton of Boston, Mass., will fill the other two faculty positions. Both. these ladies have had wide ex_ perience in commercial and ed- ucational work. Grade schools of ~Hulett will open under the supervision of Mrs. Lee Waugh and Miss Eliza_ ,beth Watts, who taught the same grades last year. Both school ,buildings have been made ready tor the opening. All floors have ~been painted a light gray to make the rooms ,more at_ tra~ctive and pleasin,g to the stu_ dents. High school tuition fee this year is $150.00, a slight raise over that required "last year. The basket,ball program in both Junior and high school divisions will be coached by Mr. Mai'shall who brings with him a record of winning teams. A ,preliminary survey indicates a heavier enrollment this year than last. X. 55 Men Drafted From This County Are Still In Service The ,Selective Service 'board of Crook county revealed Monday that of 440 Crook county men registered with the ,board only 55 yet remain in the armed ser. vice. This figure does not includo volunteers who were never regis_ tered with the local office. 4 NEW REGISTRANTS Eighteen:year olds who have registered with the board recent_ ly are Arthur Geisinger, Colony; XVillis Dale Clark, New Haven; Robert Arthur Blakeman, Moor. croft and Alfred Ernest Thomas Sundance. Another registrant was John B. Grenier, Devils Tower, "who has been in the armed ser_ vice and honorably discharged. He is 20 years old. X. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Warranty Deed Ella E. Schlor. edt to Louis P. Conn. Warranty deed J. F. Bush to Louis P. Cone. Warranty Deed Mable Mathew:~ to Emerald Reineeke. W. D. Anna Louis to IIenry Berger. Warranty Deed Lillie Sewell to A. R. Lewis. X. GIRL BORN TO Z4R. AND MRS. WAYNE 3ACKSON Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jackson of Sundance are the parents of a 7 lb. baby girl named Judy Ann, born at the St. Joseph's hospital, Deadwood Thursday, August 22, ][.-- BAI~IK WILL CLOSE ON AFTERNOONS OF THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR Jay Durt'ee, cashier of the Sun- dance State Bank stated Monday that this institution will be clos_ ed on Friday and Saturday after_ noons of tMs week so that the personmd of the bank may at_ tend the fair events. Calender of Events AUGUST 30-31 Crook County Fair SEPTEMBER 3 American Legion Auxiliary 8:00 P. M. at Legion Hull---. Installation' of Officers. SEPTEMBER 5 Electa Chapter No. 5, O, E. S. Reconvenes. 'SEPTEMBER 25 Sundance Lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M. Reconvenes.