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P SSlOn Secreary of, the Interior Fred night. Seaton speaking before 2,000 per- He said some areas might not be sons at Devils Tower Monday out- reached for several years for the lined the goals of Mission 66, the improvements they required. And National Park Service's 10-year he said, in such cases, patience improvement and development and understanding would be re- program, quired from the public. Seaton, who read a message from Seaton said the rewards from President Eisenhower during the the program will be many. Devils Tower anniversary event, He said. "The economic benefits cited R. M. Bernd, 50th anniver- that come to communities in the sary committee chairman, for his vicinity of national parrs and great work in bringing about the monuments are clear to all of you 50th anniversary celebration of here." Devils Tower National Monument. Seaton, commenting on the fact Seaton added, "As the areas of that he had spoken before 250,000 unspoiled open country inevitably persons at the Fishermen's Fiesta decrease under the impact of our in California, said, "You cannot expanding population, the Park measure in size, the number of Service must consider expanding people in a crowd." certain areas - such as here at Devils Tower where ad~litional He said, "We, ll never forget campground space is needed - and that we banded together to mark possibly adding new areas of ha- the 50th anniversary and mark ~some of the principles that set tional significance which are not aside Devils Tower and "kept it now represented in the system." down through the years." Seaton devoted the majority of all his speech to Mission 66. He said --inwAr the ultimate goal of Mission 66 is ~'to give the American people ao( Continued from First Page) park system adequate in all ways necessary for their enjoyment and Sen. Al Harding of Moorcroft pre- inspiration - a park system so de- sided as program chairman. veloped, managed and used that Others who were introduced dur- our children and our children's ing the meeting but did not speak children will enjoy to the fullest included: Col. Percy H. Lash, chief the values of their great American of the Wyoming Military district; Heritage which the Park Service Newell Joyner, former superinten- administers for all the people of dent at Devils To,vet; ~lan Corm, the nation." first woman to climb De~,ils Tower Starts Pony Express Devils Tower Postmaster F. z. Owen, left, hands a special pouch of mail to 13-year.old Virginia Driskfll at Devils Tow. er to open the re-enactment of the famed Pony Express. Miss Driskill was the first of 40 riders, who each rode five miles in carrying the special marl pouch from Devils Towe~" to Casper. The Pony Expre~ event starte@ at 8 a.m. Saturday at Devil Tower and was com- the issuance Monday at Devils Tower of a special commemora- tive stamp honoring the 50th an- niversary of Devils Tower. In addition to Miss Driskill, five other Crook county girls carried the mail on the first leg of the Pony Express from Devils Tower to Mooreroft. They were: Phyllis Jean Storm, representing the Hulett Roping Club; Jeanne Williams, Moor- croft Riding Club; Alberta Cox; (Continued from First terests were among those invited to~ attend. However, the Devils Tower perintendent emphasized that meeting would be open everyone would be welcome tend. Additional details about meeting will be released as as possible, McIntyre said. Dr. R. I. Port Receives Malor Surgery in Dr. R. L Port, Sundance arian, underwent major at St. Luke's hospital in Tuesday morning. Port is expected to be ized for two or three weeks. Eyes Examined.-.-.Glasses DR. T... rRocros OPTOMETRIST Phone No. 300 J Over Montgomery Ward BELLE FOURCHE, SO. Friday-Saturday, Sept. Richard Widmark in "THE LAST In Cinemascope & plus "A BULLET FOR iExpansion and improvement of using regular mountain climbing tl~e Park Service's important inter- technique; Secretary of State Ev- pleted at 5 p.m. Sunday in Cas- Billie Proctor, 1956 Moorcroft per. . rodeo queen; and Donna Davis,Sunday-Monday, Sept. 30, pretive service, Seaton said, is one erett Copenhaver; State Auditor The event called attention to Frank. Sinatra of the major goals of the Mission Minnie Mitchell; and several Na- __ ..... 1957 Moorcroft rodeo queen.. 66 program, tional Park Service superintend- -- ,, m ,, ~t A, Another Mission 66 goal is the ents including Tiny Semingsen, the special Devils Tower Commemo guests at a lunch served by the preservation of the wilderness Wind Cave; John Rutter, Badlands, orative stamp. Sundance Commercial Club at the qualities and primitive settings Charles Humburger, Mt. Rush- Goff, assisted by Cecil Hughes, Devils Tower picnic grounds. ~ ~ 1! 11 which give the national parks and more; Da~le Hieb. Ft. Laramie, and presented special souvenir albums James Cagney - Barl~ara St~~:i monuments the values which led John Jay, Theodore Roosevelt Na- containing a full sheet of the Devils in to their establishment, tional Park. Tower stamps and signed by Post- Seaton said a third major goal The Lowry Air Force band play- master General Summerfield to was the providing of physical fa- ed during the special event. Myr- Bernd, Sec. Seaton, Gov. Simpson, (Continued from First Page) cilities to keep up with the inereas- tie Jones played an interlude of Sen. Barrett, Sen. O'Mahoney, Rep. ing millions of park visitors, organ music and Grace Hawken Thomson, Wirth and Supt. McIn- Sheriff Oudin, State Highway Pa- He said the task ahead was a big sang several numbers, tyre. Goff also received one of trolman Jack Babcock, Dr. J. F. one and that all the accumulated The anniversary event also in- the souvenir albums. Claren}ach and Justice of the deficiencies in the national park eluded a first day issue ceremony Wirth in his talk covered the Peace George Richards, who acted system could not be remedied over- to mark the issuance Monday of early history of Devils Tower and as coroner in the absence of Court- W pointed made there this year. He said improvements already programmed for Devils Tower tot- aled $150,000 for roads and trails, better campgrounds and improved utilities. Other developments, Wirth said, have been planned during Mission 66 and total $250,000. He said the record breaking attendance at Dev- ils Tower would be doubled in a few years. Wirth said Mission 66 was an opportunity to make the National Park Service what it should be. Thomson reminisced about the early days when President Theo- dore Roosevelt visited this area. Sen. Frank Barrett, who intro- duced Seaton, said he thought Wirth was too conservative. He said he believdd that before three years, 500,000 persons would visit Devils Tower because of the new interstate highways. O'Mahoney, vice chairman of~ the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission, reviewe~! Roosevelt's out the improvements ty Coroner Ike Dudrey. Spearfish, S. D. Continuous Showings Starting 7:15 p.m. Week Days Starting L2:15 p.m. Sundays Sat. Matinee, 1:30 p.m. I Friday, Saturday Sept. 28-29 Average min, ) ) ) ) S eas It Pays to Advertise In e$ Sunda'nce-8:00 Friday - Glenn For~ Starring plus !' Sunday i interest in conservation during his II talk. The Wyoming senator said that VIRGINIA JOHN the fate of the 20th century will MADISON" t.~TH" HODIAK in no small degree depend on the type of citizen developed in this I _ country. OMahoney said~the world stands Sun., Mon., Tues. on the brink of serious trouble in the Near East because of the Suez Sept. 30, Oct, 1-2 Canal dispute. Sept. 30- StaTring Bill O'Mahoney, in commenting on .......... .~, ... Wed. Devils Tower, concluded by saying," :~.i. *-* "As you gaze up the Tower pointing think of it as a finger Of God ---.--~'t.-----~'4 from beauty and resources to the .~ ,.:~. heavens as a symbol of the use to ~ which they should be put." PLUS "Man Against Artic" lil I dd S .ring Also heard on the program was Jan Corm, 3vho sang two climbing songs.~ TheeRev. Levi Louderback read the invocation and Father Ter- rence McGovern read the benedic- tion. Before the program, the dignitar- ies and the Lowry band were