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CROOK COUNTY TOPS VICTORY BOND QUOTA AS END OF LAST DRIVE NEARS Credited with 115% of it's ~ictory loan drive, Crook county is well over. the top a few days before the official close of the current drive on Dec. 8. This county stands in ninth place in bond sales in the state reports. Communities in the lead are Unchanged fl'om those named last week with Hulctt still far in the lead and Colony in second place. Sundance has moved ahead to third place, paced closely by Moorcroft. Two corporation credits were l also announced this week for the! county. Although the goal on the victory loan drive is about 20 per cent less than in previous campaigns, the Burlington rail- road is making its usual alloca- t~ of $10,000 to t~ne county. The Standard Oil company has also credited Crook county with $$,000 in prchases. Community standings as corn- ]piled from reports of the ~un- dance ~tate Bank which has sold $49,138.75 and from the various ~ost office selling points are as follows: + Aladdin ........................... $ 6,806.25 ' Alva- ........ ~ ................ 3,787.50 Belle Fourche .......... 187.~0 Beulah .......... 4o857.110 (~olony ............................ ll,zb~., ~ile ........................... 2,400.00 Devils Tower .............. 3,788.75 Hulett ................................ 24,875.00 Moorcroft ...................... 9,787.25 New I~ven .................. 450.00 OTIS BIGGS DIES AT MOORCROFT Funeral services were held at Moorcroft Monday afternoon for Otis J. Biggs, well known busi- ness man, who died suddenly at his home there on Nov. 30. He ~tnd his son-in-law had just re- turned late that night from a trip to Casper and he seemed in good health ~lt died some time during the night it was discover- ed the next morning. He had not *been well for some time. He was 57 +years of age at the time of his passing. Roy. Cornwell of Gillette cop- ducted the services which were bald from the Presbyterian church in Moorcroft. "Face to Face" and "Beyond the Sunset" were the hymns sung by Mrs. Rice of Gil- lette at the church. Interment m~e at the Moorcroft cem- etery where Masonic services were held. 0shoto ............................. 825.00< Rocky Point .................. 75.00 ,Sundance ........................ 9,937.50I Upton ................................. 525.00 Service Men and Women .............................. 662.93 $81,263.93 TOTAL SALES to individuals ............... Corporation Sales ...... 12,000.00 TOTAL BOND SALES ........................$93,263.93 X Surplus Property Office Set Up For Veterans :7 Denver, Colo.--In order to make it easier for veterans of World War II to purchase sur- plus property, the RFC Office of Surplus Property, Consumer Goods division, and the Smaller War Plants Corporation, Denver, open- ed a Special Veterans Service Division. The new office which! it is hoped will eventually be~ staffed entirely with disabled l veterans, will coordinate the work of the two federal .agencies in clearing veteran's purcha~ ap-i plics~tions. Offt~als said the increasing number of returning veterans seeking to purchase surplus prop- erty, plus the rapid expansion of the Office of Surplus Property as more and more government prop- erty is declared surplus, made necessary the special service div- ision where veteran's applications could be handled easily and speed- ily, The office will seek to exped- ite sales to veterans, and seek, in surplus property stocks, the items wanted. In the event the items are not on hand, it will accept applications, which will be filled in numerical order as received when the property does ,become available. x. SENIOR PLAY POSTPONED Because of the illness of one of the cast, the Senior play "The Campbells Are Coming," which was scheduled for next Tuesday evening, has been canceled. A tentative date for Dec. 21 has been set. X. SON BORN TO ETHERIDGES Pet. a~d Mrs. Jim T. Etherldge of Moorcroft are the parents of a san, Ronald Dean, born Friday, Nov. 23, at the Gillette hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. Pallbearers were John Schlatt- x. ~nan, Roy Shoemake, Russell H, Tw1ford, Guy Klmsey, ++14 H Beeves Bring Hughes, and W. R. West while . those serving in an honorary capacity were C. E. Russell, M. D" Waymire' J" T" Ve+er' a"lG00d Prices Kummerfeld, W. L. Davis, .L.H. P~oblnson, Lee Waddell, George Slemers, J. D. Shoemake, and B. Selling at an average price of H. McCarthy. Otis Biggs was born in Basco Ill. on June 14, 1888, the son of ICrodri,ok and Mary Anuetta Blggs. The family moved to Schuyler, Nebr. When he was eleven years old and here he grew to man- hood. He came to Gillette, Wyo. in 1906 and in the following 2YmLr moved to Moorc~roft where ae has since made his home. In 1909 he ,~arrled Hazel L. Reedy to which union three chil- dren were born; one son, Otis Jr. imd one daughter, Wilma Briard preceaed him in death. He is sur- vived by his wife. and one daugh- ter, Mrs. Ralph W. Pray of Moor- croft, as well as ais mother and two brothers. At the age of 14 he Joined the Presbyteria~ church at Schuyler, Nebr. He was also a member of ~ne Knights of l~y~hias and Mas- onic lodges and was interestec and took an active part in com- mul~ity affairs. Osage ....................... 1,050.00 Calender of Events /DECEMBER 6 Election of officers of El~cta Chapter O. E. S. D~CEMBER 12 ~ndance Lodge No. 9, A.F.& A.M. elects officers Predatory Animal Control meeting here---2 PM at Court Hou~ DECEMBER 16 8mmy Divide Farm Bureau mut, $17.26 the sixteen he~d of beef an~imals put up at auction by Crook County 4-H club members brought good prices at the Belle Fourche sales ring last Thursday. A total of $2,830.64 was netted by the clubsters from the sale. Donn~belle Nickels(m of Alad- din topped the selling with her animal which broght $24.50 per hundred weight and was purchas- ed by Dr. Buck of Belle Fourch e. Second in the sale was one be- longing to her brother, Darrell Nickelson, which sold for $19.50. Barbara Stoddard of Hulett came in for third money at $18.10 which was paid by Armour Pack- ing Co. Before th~ sale the animals were appraised by packer buyers who placed tl~m according to the prices they would ordinar- ily pay which ra~ged from $13.50 to $16.50 reports L. G. Landers, county agent. The average price on fa~ cattle at Omaha and Chi- cago is now around $17.50 he said. Buyers from Crook county in- cluded the Sundance State Bank, the Elk Horn Care, Ralph Nickel- son. L. G. Landers and Claude Brown. A full list of buyers was not available, however Jess Guid- inger a~d the Belle Fourche Live- stock exchange were among those buyers from Belle Fourche, Mr. Landers reported. Other animals sold by the 4-H club members brought the fol- lowing prices: Duane Jensen $17.- 50, Darrell Nickelson $17,..20, Madeline Rlpley $17.15, Roger Jensen $17.00, Owen Ripley $16.- 50 and $16.75, Clair Ripley $16.- 25, Harvey Hauber $15.75, Byron Bush $15.60, Dennis King $16.50, Diane King $15.00 and Gary Bush $16.15. Published Thursdays In the Black Hills of Wyoming: Official Paper for Crook County, City of Sundance, U.S. Land Office T Sundance Times CONTINUING THE CROOK COUNTY NEWS VOLUME XLIX SUNDANCE, WYOMING, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1945 Number 49 [Fourteen Service Men Reported Discharged This Past Week T-5 Oscar W. Conklin of Hulett was among those homecoming soldiers from the Pacific area who received discharges at Fort Doug- las, Utah Nov. 29. He is now at~ Hulett visiting his wife, the for-I met Margaret Mahoney. T-5 Conk- lln served 24 months overseas with the 127 QM Bkry. Co and is authorized to wear the Asiatic- Pacific ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Condu~t medal and the American theatre rtbbon as well as the Philippine-Japan occupa- tion rtbbon. Prior to entering the army Ju~e 5, 1942, Oscar worked at Hulett. Capt. Robert C. Ilsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Ilsley of New- castle, was honorably discharged from military service at the Great Falls (Mont.) separation center on Nov. 30, 1945. A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Capt. Ilsley was a lawyer prior to his enlistment in the Army Air For- He was commissioned on Dec. 17, 1937 and has been on active duty status since June 9, 1942 Si~ace that time, he has been stationed at the Air Transport Command's headquarters in Wash- ington, D. C. and has been Em- barkation officer at Great Falls, Mont. He also served in Alaska for a time. His wife lives at Miles City, Mont: On Nov. 24 T-Sgt. Arlington R~ger of B~tiah wan discharged at Ft. Douglas, Utah after .having served 33 months in the Pacific area from 24 Jan. '43 to 16 Nov. '45. Ruger is the holder of the Bro,nze Star medal as well as the Presidential Unit Citation, Asia- tic-Pacific ribbon, Victory medal, Good Conduct medal and Ameri- can theatre~ribbon. He was with the 432 Engr. Boat and Shore Regt. IESB., while in Now Guinea and in the Southern Pliilippi~aes. Ruger entered the army Apr. 3, 1942. He is 37 years of age. 2"-4 Wendell Ellsbury and his wife are visiting at the home ranch at Aladdin at present. Wendell served in the ETO with the 90th Division and received his discharge a few weeks ago. They spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Elisbury's parents in Colo- rado .before coming on home for a visit. He expects to return to Denver soon. Back from Okinawa is Sgt Eugene Gilford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett GuilfOrd of Sun- dance. Accompanied by his wife, a native of San Fra~cisce, he ar- rived at Upton a week ago Sun- day. A member of the Marine Corps which he entered Feb. 21, Game At Hulett Scheduled Friday One pre-tournament game for the Sundance cagers was announ- ced this week by Coach Huckins to be held this Friday, Dec. 7 at Hulett. A junior-high prelimin- ary will be played before the start of the regular meet. Ad- mission prices for the games this are 10c, 20c, and 40c in- cluding tax. Dec. 14 and 15 are the dates of the Trt-County tournament to be played at Newcastle with Gillette as the Bulldogs first opponent. A revised schedule of games was submitted this week by Coach Huckins as follows: HOME GAMES Dec. 19 with Sheridan, Jan. 11 Gillette. Jan. 15 Upton, Jan. 22 Newcastle, Feb. 1 Moorcroft, Feb. 14 Midwest, Feb. 22 Hulett. OUT OF TOWN GAMES Dec. 7 at Hulett, Jan. 25 at Gillette, Feb. 15 at Upton, Feb.15 at Upton, Feb. 19 at Newcastle, Feb. 26 at Moorcroft, Mar. 2 at Buffalo, Mar. 1 at Sheridan, The annual District Tourna- ment will be March 7-8-9 at Gil- lette. 1941, Gone was discharged in Nov. 1945. For wounds received Aug. 21, 1944, Eugene holds the Purple Heart. He was in the Pac- ific area almost 2 years and also served in Iceland for a time. He and his wife expect to visit here for a time and then return to California after Christmas, where be plans to take tralhing under the GI schooling provisions. Included in the list of dis- charged men were a large group from Moorcroft. S-Sgt. Eldon E. Fitzgerald, who entered service May 27, 1942 at Ft. Warren was released Nov. 23, 1945 at Ft. Logan. He served ov- erseas from Sept. 5, 1942 to Nov. 15, 1945 in Normandy, Northern France a~d the Rhineland and has the EAME service medal, Good Conduct and Victory medals. Fitzgerald was with the 517th Port Bn. Cpl. Henry J. Strong, also of Moorcroft, was discharged Nov. 27, 1945 at Ft. Logan. His for- eign service in the Rome-Arno and Rhineland campaigns was from July 1, 1944 through Nov. 21, 1945 for which he has the EAME service medal, Victory, Good Conduct a~ad American ser- vice medals. Cpl. Strong entered the army Sept.. 2, 1942. Now at Moorcroft he may go to Sheridan soon. Another from Moorero~t now back home is Sgt. Henry N. Gar- man who was discharged Nov. 20 at Camp Beal, Calif. Henry ser- ved in the Aleutian area from Nov. 23, 1942 through Jan. 21, 1945 with the 19616t ~CU (MD) and has the Asiatic-Pacific cam- paign medal, Am~wi~an Campaign, Good Conduct and Victory med- (Continued on Last Page) ~x Predatory Control Groups to Meet Next Wednesday, Dec. 12, has been announced as the date for a gathering of the Predatory Ani~ real Control district of Crook county to be held in Sundance at the court .house at 2 PM. One director of the group will be elected at this meeting. Bert Waddell of Moorcroft is the one of the five-man board whose term expires. Some one from that vicin- ity will be chosen to fill the va- cancy as it is the intention of the group to have every part of the county represented in the policy- making body. The term of ~)ffice is for 5 years. Other board members are Ray Edsall of Hulett. Ferd Hoffman of Alzada, J. E. Ackerman of Sun- dance and Frank Tauck of Beu- lah. X )[00RCROFT BREEDER CONSIGNS BULL TO SHERIDAN FUTURITY Among those breeders consign- ing herefords to the Hereford Futurity contempt at Sheridan this spring is Frank R. Stewart of Moorcroft, 1945 Futurity winner. He has entered Domino Stanway 91st in the event which-is the third held in connection with the annual spring sales there. The Futurity is open to any Hereford breeder in the state in addition to the members of the Sheridan association. January 15 is the deadline for continuing bulls in the show. '' X PETERSONS HAVE BOY A .boy, who has been named Dennis DeRoyce, was .born to Pet. and Mrs. Calvin D..Peterson o~ Moorcroft on Nov. 24 at the Gil- lette hospital. He weighed 6 pounds ~ ounces. Reinecke Heads New AAA Board Emerald Reinecke of Beulah is the new chairma/~ of the County Triple A board as a result of elec- tions held here Tuesday afternoozl attended by delegates from th six county groups. Jay HeJde of Aladdin, former chairman, hat[ previously entered his resigna- tion. Other board members salecte~ were Bill Bush of Hulett as vice- chairman and. J. H. Lincoln of Sunda~ce as third ,board member. Selected as first and second al- ternates were AI Schelldorf of Sundance and N. H. Thompson o Beulah. ALDEN REYNOLDS DIES SUDDENLY Alden Reynolds, 58-year-old Rocky Point man, died suddenly at his home Sunday following a severe attack of the flu. It was thought his death could be direct- ly attributed to a bad heart con- dition. Funeral services are being held this Wednesday at 1 PM at Rocky Point. Mr. Reynolds is the son of .Mr~ R. O. Partlow of Sundance and & brother of Harry Reynolds, also of Sundance. In addition to them he is survived, by his wife and seven children, five sons+and two daughters. Four of the ,boys a~e grown, Herbert ~aow living at Gillette, Clark and Ellis near Rocky Point while Earl is in the navy stationed in Japan. A dahg.h- ter, Vera Mac, is stayfllg in Sun- dance attending high school while two smaller children, Lucflle ~ud Vernon are still at .home. Another brother, Roy, liven.at Potlatch, Idaho while a a~ter, Mrs. F, M. K~app makes her home at Buffalo, Wyo. Roy wired Monday that he would ,be unable to come for the services. BRONCS WIN E~0X .+ SUNDANCE IN SEASON'S OPENER By a score of 52-15 the Belie Fourche Broncs won from the Sundance Bulldogs a one-sided, unscheduled game which sorvo~ to give the local team some pra~ tics. Belle was originally schedulect to play the Vale team which forced to cancel its game Satur- day because of ill,hess and trans- portation diHiculties. LICENSE PLATES NOW ON SALE KEKE New 1946 license plates have arrived and are now on sale at the County Treasurer's office in Crook county It was announced this week. The plates are dark green on cream. Those wanting their old num- bers again this year are urged t~ buy them as soon as possible as no ~umbers are supposed to ,be re. served after Dec. 15, aceordlnl[ to state law. X OPA OFFICE TO REMAIN HERE Desplte the fact that office furniture of the local OPA office has ,been sold, the office will re.. main in Su~dance as long am tires continue to be rationed, stated Ruth Fowlkes this week. Price control work was transfer- red to the Newcastle office effec- tive the first of December. In its present l~cation, ~he Qf- lice will remain open until Jan, 1. After that date some new Ioca- tion will be found should rationing continue after the firat of fine year, the clerk s~id, The school and county ageDt~ office have purchased the ~e~ and files belonging to the ~ ~