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SAG UACHE CRESCENT. , i i , ii PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY BALL THURSDAY NIGHT JANUARY 30th, 1936 VOLUME LVII SAGUACHE, COLORADO THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 1936 , NUMBER 4 "RATTLE TRAP" AUTOS HAVE TOUGH GOING FEBRUARY let MARKS TH E DEAD LINE ON.OLD CARS The new automobile requirements will make it tough for the "old crates and "rattle traps" on tile highways. And you folks that have old cars and can't ai~ord better ones may find you will have to walk or "thumb your way" when you want to take a ride. The Chieftain carried the follow- ing story recently: t The "old crate"--automobile to some--won't be permitted to ramble along the highway in makeshift state of repair after Feb. 1 when more than leS00 official equipment in- spection stations s~ate the huge task of inspecting 300,000 automobiles. The law requiring such inspec- tion stations is now in effect but it will not be put into actual operation until all of the garages applying for licenses have been inspected. Here is what the motorist may ex- Pect when the inspections start. Upon arriving at a station, his name, address, make of car and li- cense number will be recorded on duplicate owner's cards. One card will remain in possession of the sta- tion while the other will be filed in the office of the motor vehicle de- partment. Front and rear license plates will then be checked and the motor and manufacturer's number will be com- pared with the registration card. Registration plates must not be Obscured by bumpers, fender guards, reflectors, insignia, or other equip- ment and must be legible ~nd clean. Headlights will be tested to deter- mine if they give the proper illum-] ination at any on position of the switch. Tlke main portion of the bright beam must not shine above the horizontal, the it must illumin- ate the roadway 200 feet ahead of mo1 The driving beamst of beam headlights ..... Persons and objects at 100 feet; the' Single beam headlight must distin- guish persons at 100 feet. If your ~ged and decrepit auto- mobile has headlights capable of pick. ing our persons and objects at a dis- tahoe of not more than 75 feet the inspector will solemnly tell you that you cannot drive faster than 20 miles an hour and write such an order a. cross the fact of the inspection cer- tificate One spotlight is allowed and one tail light is required. Truek~ must have identification lamps visible from a distance of 500 feet, cleprance lamps and side mark- ~r lighta, not to mention three oil. urning torches, emergency i~ses and red flags for use in a roadside emergency. If the motorist has a lot of fancy lights on his car as decorations, the inspector will shake a warning fin- ger and makehim remove them. The inspector will determine if the Windshield allo~s clear vision and if the windshield wiper and rear vision mii~or are in good condition. Itrorfis must have a volume suffic- ient to be heard 200 feet away and the steering wheel and wheel align- ment must meet specification. Foot brakes will receive very care- fu~ attention and must be able to Stop a car travelling 20 miles an hour in the following distances: Four- Wheel brakes, 40 feet, and two wheel brakes, 55 feet. A hand brake must be able to stop and vehicle or com- bination 0f vehicles within 55 feet. While examining the brake~, the inspector is required to remove at least one wheel for a peep at the brake lining. After all this has,.been done, the i~Pector will then get behind the Wheel and give the old bus an actual road test. In cases where a condition exists which may be dangerous but does not warrant withholding a certifi- cate, the owner will be war, ned and a t~r.d kept O__f ~the warning. ]COME TO THE PRESIDENT BIRTHDAY BALL DON FLESHMAN WILL RENDER THE MUSIC January g0 marks the most im- portant event on the year's social calendar. No good time that you could have the rest of the year would be mor~ fun than coming to the third annual Birthday Ball for the President--and no good time could do more good! The nation-wide party is being sponsored by the city officials. They promise a grand, merry party at the Ogden Hall with music by Don Flesh- man and his orchestra from Del Norte. Buy your tickets in advance and help the committee and its fine work- ers go over the top as they did last year. Seventy per cent of the funds are used in the community in which they are raised, thirty per cent at Warm Springs, Foundation for equip- ment, treatments, and valuable re- search work to help stamp out Infan- tile paralysis. Don't forget January 30th. Your friends and ~heir @riends~-every- body's friends will be there having the time of their lives. ROBERTS-SNEDDEN Miss Erma Joy Roberts, grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Joy of Saguache and Dave Roy Snedden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Snedden of Saiida, were united in marriage at a ceremony conducted at 6:00 p. m. Monday evening Jan- uary 20th, 1936 at the home of the groom's parents in SalSa. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Snedden, parents of the groom, and a sister, Gertrude, also Mrs. Snedden's mother Mrs. King of Glendale, California. The newlyweds plan to make their home in Salida. Mrs. Snedden is well known in our city having spent nearly all her life here. The host of friends of the happy young couple extend their congratu- lations and best wishes for a long a and happy married life. WOOD RUSTLERS Some of our people have been complaining about their woodpile disappearing after night. There is no doubt but that someone ~aas been helping himself to his neighbor's ready made woodpile in the darkness. A certain party suspicioned that some one was taking his wood, and in order to satisfy himself whether his suspicions were correct or not, he very carefully piled the wood in such a manner as would enable him to tell if any should be taken. He affirms that s considerable quantity was missing the next He is now working out a plan to catch the thief, and trying to decide on a punishment that would not fall to far sl/ort of jus~ce. The guilty party, whoever he may be ought to be caught and severely punished for his crime. According to reports there has been quite a bit of this night work going on of late. It would probably continue u~til someone is caught, and prob- ably longer, just according to the treatment that would be accorded to the poor, " wretched offender. So many people are so infernally ten- der hearted that they couldn't think of punishing, or even wuunding the feelings of an unfortunate law breaker; and nine chances to one ;here would be,Flothing done if some- one should be caught. "The only el- Beacons Along the Route l D STOCKMEN PAY RECORD PRICES FOR HEREFORD BULLS AT STOCK SHOW IN MONTE At the San Luis valley Stoeek show in Monte Vista Thursday four cat- tlemen from Saguache purchased thirteen HerefOrd bulls. George Curtis took three at $190, $150, and $18~. Gordon Gothtelf purclmsed three at $230, $210, and $235. W. E. Horn bought two, paying $180, and $190! The heaviest individual purchaser wa~ Tom Ashley who bid in five bulls at $155, $170, $175 $180, and $200. Frank Means, Saguache count sheepman who knows his lambs, rams and ewes, had one of the largest rib- bon displays at the stock show-- as well as one of the largest sheep ex-I I i hibits. Frank has won numerous] grand champions, first and. secondII place ribbons at the Colorado Statei Fair~ National Western at Denver and the local show. Breeder of fine Hampshire sheep, Frank is contin- ually building up the quality of his flock, and his ribbon display is proof enough that he has been suc- cessful. A prize-winning Hampshire ewe, from ihe Frank Means ranch was pic- tured in the Monday edition of the Post. SCOUTING HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Report cards were given out Wed- nesday. [ Work o~ the operetta "The Sun-! bonnet Girl", i~ progressing with nicety under the direction of Miss Reitz. The operetta is produced by the musical groups of the Saguache county High school and will be pre- sented February 14. The Saguache team has two bas- ketball games this week, playing Center two games here Friday night January 24 and playing at Monte iDISPUTED STORY IN CATTLE HISTORY WILL BE BROADCAST W~as Tom Horn a Robin Hood of the cattle ranges or just an ordinary gunman who killed for profit? Did he go to his death the innocent vic- tim or an organized effort to put him out of the way or did he pay a just penalty for nmrder? For 33 years the story of Tom Horn has been discussed in all parts of the West, but this evening January 23, at 9:30 p.m., over station KOA, it will be broadcast for t~e first time, as one of the "Light On the West" series, sponsored by Public Service Company of Colo- rado. This was announced here last night by E. J. Soloman, loczd mana- ger of the company. Tom Horn's story is one of the sagas of the West. In the late nine. ~ties Horn, famed Indian fighter and ~scout, came ~o Colorado and Wyom- ing as cattle detective. His job was to stamp out rustling. His methods were direct. Whenever a rustler could be singled out, Horn would ambush him and shoot him, and leave him lying dead as a warning to rustlers. In Northwestern Colorado he killed two rustlers. Rustling stopped. At the turn of the century, how- ever, it started up in the Iron Moun- tain country, above Cheyenne. Horn was called. Two men were shortly afterward found dead. And, then a 13 year old boy, Willie Nikkel, son of Kels Nikkle, was killed. Horn was suspected, and the fact that the Vista Saturday night. Saguache~ victim was a mere child, outraged lost to Moffat 22-17 at Moffat last sentiment ancl turned it against him. Friday night The Saguache team '.. Some months later in Cheyenne has been weakened considerably bylhe confessed to an officer that he illness and inaligibility, l had shot the boy, and for the crime All of the Saguache teachers will be was arrested, tried, convicted and attend the meeting of the San Luisleventually, in 1903, hanged, in Valley Teacher's Association at Ala- Cheyenne His trial, conviction and mesa Saturday February 1. Mr. hanging stirred up a good deal oi Burch is President of the Association ~controversy and bitterness, and many and Mr. Slonecker is President of the persons still believe that he went Junior-Senior High School Section. to his death for a crime that he did not commit at all. The full story of Horn, his com- plex character, the stirring days of the Apache wars and the disputed i trial, will be included in the broad- cast. THE EFFECT OF A STORY At the gehtlemen's club the other evening the story was told which had a very marked and peculiar effect on the members. The story.was of a woman in a certain eastern town, who is in the habit of rushing on lonely men in the dark, and catch- of the story none of the men .*,:.d ing and hugging them. At the ()~d a word to say but a peculiar expr2s- Tuesday ~ evening Troop meeting discussed plans and program for the big Scout Jamboree to be given in Freedle auditorium about the last of sion "was plainly noticeable on each February. Ideas for making this face. It has always been the custom event a s~ccess will be welcomed, heretofore for the men to start home The Troop committee held a meeting in pairs or groups, but on this oc- Sunday afternoon to plan for the big casion they started off one at a party and spring and summer work. ltime and alone, no one making any Scout Harvey Ryan is sick and his inqtriries or suggestion. As there is c I big brother. S out Roy, is his nurse trio report of any one coming in con- maid. Several members of the Troop tact with Rachel, the Hugger, .,:he must be sick or quarantined. Be must not have arrived in Saguache. Prepared. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn C." Davis are rejoicing at the arrival of a bright baby girl born Monday, January 21, at the Monte Vista hospital. This paper wafts its happy parents. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Sheesley, Jan. 10, 1936~ a baby boy weighing 8 pounds at a Maternity hospital in Alamosa. Mrs. Sheesley and baby returned to Saguache Mon- day. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tooker of Crestone are the proud parents of a boy born Saturday, Jant{ary 18. 1936. J. D. PILCHER DIES fectual way to stop this kind of Funeral services for J. D. Pilcher~ business is to lose a little sleep and Alamosa pioneer and well-known at- catch some one; then throw sym- t orney, who died Sunday morning at pathy to the dogs and give him the his home after a brief illness, were full dose prescribed by law. held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Masonic temple with Rev. Oil Traveler officiating: Several from Saguache motored to Alamosa to attend his funeral Wedne,' ~ay afternoon. Fred Sanchez is drivi~ng a ~ew Ford V8 pickup. OBffUARY FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR CHARLES TURANC Funeral services for Charles Tu~ ano, 54, a section foreman on the Rio Grande railroad in Saiida, were l held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Joseph's church. i After a week's illness Mr. Turano died at 6:20 o'clock Tuesday night- Januray 14, in the Rio Grande hos- pital in Salida. Charles Turano was born in San t SALE There will be an auction sale next Wednesday January 29th at the Mrs. D. C. "Bud" Noland ranch. Col. Al Newmyer of Center is the auction- eer. ( ............................. PERSONS NOT TO BE LICENSED UNDER NEW COLO. AUTO LAW. (Effective Jan." 15, 1936) Any person as an operator under Lucido, Italy, February 25, 1881 and died January 14, 1936 at'Salids Colorado, at the a~e of 54 years 10 months and 21 days. In 1904 he was united in marriage to Feorina Luchetta, to this union 16 years, nine children were born, Rose who Any person as a chauffuer under died at the age of four years, Mary 17 years. " !Cavaliere, postmistress at Villa Grove Any person wl/o is Under suspen sion. Any person whose license is re- voked. Any habitual drunkard or one ad- dicted to narcotics. Any'person adjudged mentally a- flicted. a n d CRESCENT correspondent. Elena, Angelo, Charles, Ralph, Jane, John and Robert. He is well known in this part of the country as he came to Colorado from his homeland, Italy, when a yo~png man and has served at Pall- Any person not passing the exam-1sade' Villa Grove, Poncha, Sapinero, ination. . Creede, Wagon Wheel Gap, South A~y person required to prove fin-~!Frk' Del Norte, and Salida. ha~to~ He came to Colorado in 1904 and ancial responsibility and who failed to do so. ~was employed by the Denver and Rib Grande Railroad Co., up until the Any person the Department may deem a menace to safety. ]time of his death. ' Besides his wife and children he ] HAROLD WAL~H AND RUTH leaves a brother John Turano of COSTELLO TO BE MARRIED. Washington, Pa., and a sister Rose ON VALENTINE'S DAY D. Munzio of Detroit, Michigan. -- CARD OF THANKS Announcement o f the coming marriage of Harold Walsh of Ale- We wish to take this opportunity UNDER THE CAPITOL DOME By Alva A. Swai~ Chapman In Colorado--- Oscar Chapman has resigned his position in Washington, as Assistant Secretary of the Interior, and has come to Colorado to help in the campaign. He says he has three objects in view. The election of delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be pledged to Roosevelt. The nomination of Sena- tor Costigan for reelection: And, the carrying of the state, in the Nov- ember election for both. He also says he wants to see Jim Marsh re elected National Committeeman for the party. The coming of Chapman caused Governor Johnson to issue a stiatementl criticising" the former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for leaving his post at Washington and coming out here. The governor says that Chapman would be of far more benefit to the state if he had stayed in the Capital City. Settled and N~t Settled-- Under an agreement between the executive council and State Trea- surer Armstrong, the latter is to name the men in Denve~ who will have charge of carrying out the automobile inspection law and the county clerks are to name the men in the counties, outside of Denver, who will have this same work to do. The men named in Denver are to be approved by the Executive Council and the men nat~ed by the county clerks are to have the approval of Armstrong. The law is very ambi- guous. But, that was the final a- greement. The governor claims that Armstrong is not living up to his part of the agreement. That the' state treasurer is trading with the county clerks to get half of th~se appointments also. This after he has all of the Denver appointments. Armstrong says he is living up to the letter and the spirit of the agree- ment. Hundreds o~ Letters-- This column is in receipt of h~n- dreds of "letters discussing the story on the probable water losses to the state, and the ~priJbable violation of the compacts. A column will be composed and printed from the let- ters later in the spring. Gasoline Bootleggers--- Not to be outdone by Governor F~d C. Johnson in his determination to bring to ~Colorado the greatest a- mount of federal money possible; oz by Secretary of State George Saund- era, in his determinatior~ to enforce the liquor laws, State Treasurer Charles M. Armstrong has started to ~round up the g~asoline bootleggers, of which there are many. For several months Mr. Armstrong has had special agents working to determine who i~ smuggling gasoline into the state without paying the taxes. Now he is ready to act. He will, during the month, file informa- tion against a few over fifteen hun- dred people. The list will include every type of citizen. The bootleg- ging has been going on near the borders of the state. Some of those who will be arrested have brought in t~housands of galloos of gasoline and evaded the tax. Others have brought in smal~ amounts. Will Not Get the Thhrty-one Miili.,m-- Word out of Washington from the congressional delegation is to the ef- fect that the state will not get the thirty-one million dollars that was ranted for the ~venty-three projects ~hat were agreed upon by the State Planning Commission and presented @ m the o~ficials at Washington by Governor Johnson. The reason given is that the pro- ects were nat properly prepared and that Colorado does not agree tp pay back forty per cent of the money ad- vanced by the federal government. Another attempt will be made to get mesa and Miss Ruth Costello of Sa- to express our sincere appreciation the a~ppropriation. lida was made at a shower and for the beautiful floral offerings, This Will Make Them Happy~ bridge party held at the Walsh hotel and many kindnesses shown in the The State Relief Committee is dis- in Alamosa last Wednesday night, recent loss of our husband, father, tributing three hundred thou~sand The wedding is to take place on and brother, i dollars for old aged who are on pen- February 14, St. Valentine's Day;I Mrs. Chas. Turano and family, sion. Thee money Miss Costello will be rememberedI Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cavliere, them I thru as instructor of the local kinder-1 Mrs. Rose D. Nunzio, the sales tax. garden here two 7ear~ ago. i Mr, John Turano. t (Continued oa Page Fo~)i :r..