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December 18, 1969

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Ron Brimmer, 17, has been 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Sheriff charged with arson and theft in Henry Oudin said Indications connection with a fire and t.hetFt were that the fire had been set. Sunday at the Logan Brimmer State Fire Marshal Ed Bradley r homo in Stmdance. was notified. The Sundance Fire Depart- ment answered the alarm about Picture above shows the living room of the Brlmrner house. The fire started under the Christmas tree at the left and there were burn spots in other sections of the living room. Photo by Photo Inn, Sundance CONTINUING THE CROOK COUNTY NEWS SUNDANCE, WYOMING 82729 WHITETAIL DEER CAPITAL TEN CENTS OF THE WORLJD PER COPY Official Newspaper for Crook County, City of Sundance and U. S. Land Office Seventy-first Year Number 51 THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1969 See, Disney m A Walt Disney film, "The Horse Without A Head," will be sbo~vn to Sundance elementary studen,ts Thursday, elementary principal Gerald Wolfe said Tues- ,day. The film, given ,by the teach- ere, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Wolfe said pre-sehoolers may at- tend the {ilm but their parents must also attend .to supervise Program To, Be Eight teams are entered in the fifth annual Sundance invitation- al wrestling toLurnamen`t which will be held Friday and Saturday. Among the teams entered is `M.oorcroft which has won the tourney two years in a row. Sun- dance placed second in ,last year's me~t. ,Other schools entered are Lingle, ~Iulett, Midwest, and Upton; Broadus, `Mont. and Spear- fish, S. D. B team. Matches have been scheduled for 1 ,and 6:30 p.m. 1~oth days. Trophies will ,be ,awarded to the top three teams wi.th individual medals being ,presented in the various weight classes. Admission prices are $1.00 for adults and '50 cents ~or students. Duplicate "Christmas Around the World" will be the theme of the Stm- dence PTA's Christmas program to be staged tonight (WedJnesday) in the high school gymnasium. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. High school principal Delbert Harbeugh said the holiday pro- gram will be predated by stu- dents f ro m the elementary grades. A three,table ~Iowell move- ment was phyed Tuesday niglR during the regular weekly ses- sion of the JSundance Duplicate Bridge Club. Results of the play were: 1. Byrne Williams and ]~thel Sharp; and 2. Traute Gilbert and Norton Bernd. Duplicate meetings will not be held again until .after the holi- days. June " January If Christmas occurred .this week was 3 above on Dec. 9. Thursday, it would definitely not Since that time, nigh`ttime lows "be too white in Sundanee. have been increasing. Warmest Sunshiny ~a~l weather, with night reading was 29 on Satur- temperatures in ~he 40's during day. the day, has ,been `the rule. The warm weather, which hit a peak The readings: ~.f '54 Sunday, has wiped out `Max. `Min. Prec. most of the snow cover in theDec. 9 ....................... 26 3 0 lower elevations. Dec. 10 ................ 25 7 T The only precipitation duringDec. 11 ................. 30 10 0 the week came in the ~orm of Dec. 12 ................. 40 14 0 brie~ snow flurries hst Wednes- Dec. 13 ................. 46 29 0 (lay. ,Dec. 14 ................. 54 24 0 Lowest reading during the Dec. 15 .................. 47 19 0 Newspapers Are In Incinerators Some carrier-delivered copies of the Casper Star-Tribune were delivered tate to subscribers last week because someone evidently tampexed with U. S. mail. ~rs. John Windsor told The Sundance Times that issues of Dec. 10, 11 and 12 were re-moved ~rom the back of the Sundance post office and dumped in incin- erators up and down the alley. She said her sons, who deliver the qpapers, found all of the news- papers except the Dec. 11 ed- ition and the Family Weekly and comics inserts. In offering `the explanation for the late delivery o~ ,the papers, Mrs. Windsor said someone might ,be facing charges of tampering wi`th U. S. mail. ration Report An oral report made last week by ,the team which evaluated the Sundance schools was quite cam- plimentary in general, Su,pt. Roger Thorson said this week. he evaluation team worked in the local schools ,Dec. 8-10 be- fore ,g~oing to .the 'Moorcroft and I-Iulett schools the remainder of the week. Thorson said the school will receive a wrRten report from the state in mid-January along with its accreditation ,status. The superintendent said the team was highly complimentary over the individualized instruc- tion and team teaching in the elemertt.ary sschool. He said the team had specific recommendations for a new build, some minor curriculum changes and a guidance coun- selor. ,IRon ,Brimmer, 17, is in the county jail here under $2500 bond facing charges of arson and the theft ~>f $2070. Sheriff Henry Oudin said Tues- day the alleged arson and theft occurred at ,the home of ,Mr. and Mrs. I~gan Brimmer which was damaged ,by fire Sunday after- noon. Oudin said the youth admitted to Logan Brimmer that he started the fire and took the money. He was brought to the sheriff's of. lice by Logan ~Brimmer. The youth, a grandson o~ ~rim- mer, had been living with the ,Brimmers and working for Tri- County Electric Association, Inc. ,Brimmer ~ppeared in Sundance Justice Court `Monday before Justice af the Peace Amos Bw- ing where his ,bond was set at $2500 and he was ordered to ~tp- pear in court with an attorney Tuesday. In Justice Court Tuesday, Brim- mer appeared wi~h his court-ap- poil~ted attorney, .Richard J. Macy, Sundance. ,Brimmer waiv- ed preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. His $2500 bond was continued. The Sundance Fire Department answered the 2:30 p.m. alarm to Features Meeting Business C ]~u:siness was light during the regular monthly dinner meeting of the Sundance Commercial Club held Friday night. ,R. `M. Bernd told the club dur- ing the meedting that a final de- cision on whether or not United States Internztional University will take over the Sundance AFS facilities will be made Dec. 22 at a meeting in Cheyenne. Bernd and `Mayor G. W. ~Bus- ter) Popham will attend the meet- ing along with Dr. William C. Rust, university .president, and representatives of the General Services Administration, Forest Service and the State Department of Education. ~In other business, Christmas program chairman Nora Reimer reviewed details of the club's Christmas program planned Dec. 23. She said the ~program will feature a ,community choir with elementary students also taking Continued On Last Page, this Sec. These nine Sundance high school students were initiated in- to the National Honor Society during a candlelight ceremony Thursday night. Duane Hartl is faculty sponsor for the group. ,Pictured left to right are Sus- an Speidel and Glenlyn Alexan- der, seniors; and FAeanor Oudin, ,Debra Gerhart, `Mary Ann Jans- sen, Becky Nussbaum, Debra Liv- ingston, ~Mark Hughes and Cindy the fire .which burned the floor and carpet and one corner of the living room. Oudin said indications were that `the .fire had been set and State Fire Marshall Ed Bradley's office was immediately notified. Bradley was in Sundance this week investigating the blaze. Oudin said the fire was started under the Christmas tree with burn spots in other sections of the living room. He said the money was taken from inside an old-fashioned wall telephone hanging in the burned corner of the living room. Oudin said $1G89 of the money has ,been recovered. The fire, controlled by the loc- al fire department, also did con- sider@ble smoke damage to the house. 13, Dies From Gun A 13-year-old Belle Fourche youth died enro~e to the Belle Fourche hospital Saturday night after being accidentally shot at the Art Edsall ranch six miles south of Alzada, Mont. in Crook county. Sheriff Henry Oudin said the victim was Laurn ~Nadella. He was shot when a .22 rifle held by Ray Patrick Edsall, 17, son of `Mr. and Mrs. Art Edsall, was ac- cidentally discharged. Oudin said the boy was taken to Belle Fourche by the Edsalls but was dead on arrival ~t the hospital. The sheriff said no in- quest is planned. He said the Nadella boy was spending the weekend at the Ed- sall ranch. About 8 p.m., the boys were in a bedroom, playing with some toy guns and setting up a model railroad. Oudin said the Edsall youth ,then ,got his .22 rifle. The sheriff said Ray Edsall stated he thought 'he had ejected all the shells. The boy said he did not remember pu`lling the trigger but the rifle fired. Oudin said the bullet struck the Nadella youth in the left shoulder and came out just below the right armpit. The boy, who was standing on one side of the bed, walked to the other side of the ,bed before he fell. .Mr. and ~rs. Edsal, who were watching television, tried .to ren- der first aid and then called Dr. Melvin Marousek in Belle Four- che. ,Bernd, juniors. Conducting the ceremony were present members and officers of the chapter -Ed Lee, president; Murray Collins, vice president; Claudette Kanode, secretary;; Al- an Harper, student council repre- sen,tative; and Mike Hughes, re. porter. Refreshments were served to parents of members after the ceremony.