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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. VOLUME L DEATH CLAIMS ONE OF SAGUACHE'S MOST BELOVED PIONEER WOMEN 'i Mrs. Hedwig Marold Woodard, beloved wife of George Woodard, away at St. Joseph Sanitari- Um, Del N.orte, Colorado, Tuesday aorning, June 9th, 1931, after a :brief illness lasting only four days. She was born August 15th, 1872, 1Krengo, Ill., and at the time of death was 58 years, 9 months, days old. Hedwig was the third child born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mar- eld, who have preceeded her to their final reward. She came to Saguache, Colorado, rest of the family Nov. 16th, o 1880, where she has lived ever since ; She was united in marriage to George Woodard, also a pioneer of February 21st, 1893. To" this happy and loving couple three : children were born, two sons and e ne daughter. The first 'born son in his infancy and Louise Ma- tilda Y.oungblood is living in Hono- lulu with her family, and Raymond George Woodard is livin,g with his in Saguache. Besides her own family, she leaves ene sister, Mrs. Annie Woodard, of :' Saguacha, and four brothers, two of Whom, Franz and Rudolph, live in e, Nevada, and the other two, Oscar and Carl, live in Saguache. She als.o leaves six grandchildren, nieces and three nephews. Mrs. Woodard was one of six chil- all of whom have passed the /half-century mark, something which llot every family could say, and which appreciated and enjoyed by ev- ery member of this pioneer family :and surely no one would have ever thought she would be the first to be Called away. But at last the golden chain is broken and one of its most Precious links is taken away and we will be waiting to welcome the • ether five into that Heavenly home, Vhere they may be again united and Where there is no separation. Mrs. Woodard was a memSer and efficer of the Eastern Star and a social favorite, loved and admired by all who knew her. She was by ha= ture a philanthropist, always being better pleased and enjoying more to give than to receive• It seemed to be her pleasure to make people hap- py. Many hungry mouths were fed and many shivering human forms were clothed by this good woman and many hearts were made lighter by her, whose charitable acts shall never be forgotten. Mrs. Woodard was laid to rest in the Saguache cemetery, Thursday, June 11th. ,Services were held at the home and conducted by Rev. C. M. Samford. Mrs. Day, of Alamosa sang beautifully and tenderly three solos, "Gardlen of Ras6s," "Lead Kindly Light," and "Perfect Day," which added much to the solemnity of the occasion. Final services were held at the ,grave by the Eastern Star. The many floral tributes and one of the largest funerals ever held in Saguaehe showed in a slight degree the high esteem in which the deceas- ed was held. Mrs. Woodard number- ed her friends by her acquaintances, which were legion. She possessed • I that rare heavenly gift, a sunny dis- position, making every one feel hap-i pier while in her presence. The community and her loved ones feel the loss of this nble woman keenly. Of her it can be truthfully said that she was a true Christian, .a loyal friend, aft affectionate sister and a loving wife and mother. A house is built of bricks and stones or sills and posts and piers, But a home is built of loving deeds • that stand a thousand years. A house, thought but a humble cot, within its walls may hold A home of priceless beauty, rich in love's eternal gold. The men of earth build houses, halls and chambers, roofs and domes, But the women of earth, God knows, the women build the Homes. KIWANIS At the 7:00 p. m. dinner this : Thursday, Bill Whitten and Bob Tar- bell have charge of its program. Bob Will introduce Paul Schlesselman, the new proprietor and editor of the daily Alamosa Courier. Paul will ' give the boys an interesting talk on 'l'he Operation of City Newspapers." Article V.--Discipline : "Any active, reserve, or privileged member who shall be absent without! • excuse from four (4) successive neetings or from forty per cent (40%) of the meetings during either  half of the club year, shall: automat- ically stand suspendqd and shall be so notified in writing by the secre- tary. Such member upon making up- : Plication for re-instatement to the board of directors, my, by a two-  thirds (2-3) vote of the board of di- rectors, be re-instated within thirty (30) days. In case such member Shall not be re-instated within thirty (30) days, he shall be automatically dropped from the membership and shall be so notified in writing by the secretary." VAN, Secretary, PRESS DAY A BUSY DAY AT THE CRESCENT OFFICE Press day is a busy day at the snt office. It just seems to the printers that not a merchant in Saguache but one, who can find : time to write and hand in an ad only en Wednesday, time for the wheels to start moving to get the paper out on time. It is impossible to write the ad on Sunday, which is a holiday :i Saguache. given mostly to fishing, onday and Tuesday, recuperating, 8o there you are. Don't let business interfere with pleasure• Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schneider and Sons and Miss Ruth Fellers, of Sali-[ da, were Sunday dinner guests off : lIrs. William Fellers and sons. We I are glad ot state that Mr. Fellers is] getting along very nicely in the sani-] ALLERITA LOOMIS PLAYERS The only big show of the season will appear under canvass in Saguac- he Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 25-- 26 27. The Saguache people all know the Loomis Players, who have appeared under their mammoth tent, giving hi,gh class dramatic pliys with special electric li,ght effects with all new modern scenery for the past two years to capacity business, are book- ed to play three nights in Saguache All new plays with plenty of music and specialties. THE ARCADIANS ARE COMING The Saguache ladies are instru- mental in introducing the well known Arcadian orchestra, of Pueblo, to play for a dance this Thursday night at the Ogden hall. No orchestra in the state is better advertised for their splendid dance music and "they should bring out a very large crowd. Lovers of real dance"music surely will attend. CHICKEN DINNER TO PLEASE Dine where food is good, Eureka dining room offers you a swell chick- en dinner every Sunday. We must please to be pleased. Mr. and Mrs. Preston Jack. DEAN MORGAN HOST AT BRIDGE DINNER Dean Jesse R. Morgan and his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Morgan, gave a bridge dinner at the Park Lane hotel, complimentary to Mrs. Horace Means, of Saguache. The guests included Dr. and Mrs. F. M. VanTuyl, Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Adams, Prof. and Mrs. J. C. Fitterer, Capt. and Mrs. F. M. Johnson, Prof. and Mrs Franklin Hills, Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Coolbaugh, Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Roloff, Dr. and Mrs. Leon Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carstarphen. Mr. Clare Colburn. Lieut. Howard Canan, Miss Mary Hoyt and Miss Ella Colburn. tarium. . ] Invitations are out for a special ]meeting t) be held Friday evening Allerita Loomis Players in the big I given by the Minnehaha Chapter, O. : tent 3 nights commencing Thursday,] E. S., of Sguache. The Worthy June 25. All new plays.  Grand Matron will be present. SAGUACHE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1931 * * * * $ * $ $ $ * $ * PERSONAL MENTION * * * * * $ * $ * a * * The Loomis show is a good show. Good show Allerita Loomis Players Thursday 25. Come out Saturday and Sunday and see Ken Maynard in "The Fight- ing Legion." Miss Virginal Marks left Montay for Gunnison to enter the Western States college. Ike Colvin and Will Burch made a business and pleasure trip to Ala- m.osa last Saturday. Mr. nad Mrs. McKelvey, of Den- ver, are visiting their parents, Mr. nd Mrs. J. J. Keller. Saturday and Sunday Ken May- nard in "The Fighting Legion;" also omedy and Review. Jack Shippey is home from college to spend his vacation with parents, Dr. and Mrs. O. P. Shippey. OBITUARY Charles lorgan Walrath. Charles Morgan Walrath war born in Jamestown, New York, September 3, 1870, and departed from this life June 5, 1931, aged ixty years, nine months and two days. In September: 1885, he came from New York to Alamosa, Colorado. With the exception of a period of about three years in Nevada, he has spent the rest of his life in the San i Lis Valley. He was a member of the Episcopal church, having been baptised into that faith in 1920 by the Reverend Stansfield, of Alamosa. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, of Hooper, Colorado. He was united in marriage to Ellen i Emerson Stout, July 18, 1912. :Though he had no children of his own he was a kind, loving father to his two step-children. Some years ago, while working in a sawmill, he suffered the loss of a foot )wing to the frightful loss of blood t that time, he has been subject to periodic sinking spells ever sinse. On .he morning of his death he had gone p the trail toward the spillway, to Miss Irene Williams entertained a ;ake the cows up to pasture. Visited number of her friends at a dinner i )y a sudden fairness, he fell striking party on Saturday evening. I his head orj a stone. Death occurr- " I ed almost instantly. The Tuesday Bridge club were en- Of a family of two brothers and tertained by Mrs. E. B. Noland at,three sisters, he is the first to cross the Banana ranch this week. ]the Great Divide. ! .... I Charlie Walrath was one of those Mr and Mrs C G Rominger and l uiet kindl o" " .... Iq y s uts wnose passing son, Dick, were guests at the Ogden|brin s an increasin " • • ] g g sense oI loss cabin on Middle creek Sunday. lit is such as he that We sa "" " y we.  .... never realized how much he meant to Mrs H B. Means ann vllss lwar- • • " " us until he went away" jorle Boyd returned last Thursday from a very pleasant visit in Den- He was a good neighbor and devot- ver. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coleman and sons and Carl Marold, Jr., left Sun- day for their homes in La Junta and Lincoln, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Rea, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Briggs, of Denver, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rominger Monday• The Misses Irene Slane and Louise Sherman are home from college and will spend their vacation with their parents in Saguache. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lamb and chil- dren were house guests of Mr. 'and Mrs. Walter Iammond and Mrs. Charles Lamb last week. Mrs. Gordon Lockett and daugh- ter, Rosalie, came in Sunday from California and will spend the sum- mer months in the Valley. Judge John I. Palmer and Dr. O. P. Shippey spent Sunday fishing at the lakes. They brought home a nice string of bass and cats. Alvin Fellers, Liall Clare, Harlond Cutler and Ed. Ashley, of Bonanza, left Sunday for Fort Logan, Colora- do. where will the C. M. they enter iT. C. for the next six weeks, Mrs. R. R. Dotts and son, Mr. and Mrs. A. Grigsby, of Rico, Colo., were  house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orvill Martin last week. Dotts has a job in the mines, barbering as a side line. Mrs. Ed. H. Irvin and daughter, Mildred, of Victor, Colorado are visiting her mother, Mrs. Alice Emerson, of Moffat, after attending the funeral of their uncle, Charles M. Walrath, at Crestone. CAR LAID DOWN After the dance Saurday night, Leo ed husband, a man who loved his home and his friends, and was con- tent to let the rest of the world go by. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two step-children, Mrs. Jason Hall, Center Colo., and Charlie St.out, of Littleton, Colo., three sisters, Mrs. Alice Emerson, Moffat, Colo., Mrs. John Charles, Crestone, Colo., and Mrs. Walter Parker, akland, Calif., and their families; 0he brother, L.. E. Walrath, of Crestone, and his family; also many friends who mourn his passing. The funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock P. M. Sunday, June 7, 1931, at his home in Crestone, Colo., with Reverner H. S. Kennedy, from Alamosa, officiating. THE RAILROADS TAKE THE "BOOT LEG" TRUCKS FOR A RIDE Now comes the news that the in- dustrious truck hauler has come once more into the lime-light. The D. and R. G. R. R. calls them Bunco men operating boot-leg trucks. The new law recently put over by the big in- terests has become a law and the truck owner who has paid a tax of $18.00 to the state of Clorado to operate a 1 1-2 ton truck over th roads of Colorado, is now jumped onto by a soulless corporation whose rails are sl.owly rusting just because they want to force down the throats of a long suffering public an exor- bitant freight rate and just because i the public won't stand for it and pat- ronize ,the trucks. This grate rail- way system comes out with a line of propaganda that would shame a long- haired Soviet Russian into getting a hair cut. Twenty • five years ago the freight rate on general groceries Denver to Moffat was 65c per 100 pounds, now the rate is over' $1.00. Now Railroads all over the country are petitioning water State Commer. ce commissions for 15 per cent in- 50 YEARS MARRIED Sunday, June 14, 1931, Is a Day to Be Remembered by Children and Grandchildren of Judge and Mrs. S. W. Truitt, who Joined in the Celebration of Their Golden Wed- ding Anniversary. The Golden Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Truitt was a never-to-be-forgotten day for all present. Mrs. Truitt wore a beauti- ful dress of ,black flat crepe, trim- med in white. Mr. Truitt wore a navy blue suit. An elaborate dinner was served. The colors of gold and white were carried out in the decorations and menu. The centerpiece, a huge four- tier cake, which was a present to Mr. and Mrs. Truitt from Mr. and Mrs. Robb of the Saguache Bakery, was a work of art. It was decorated in white and gold. The dates "June 14 1881" and "June 14, 1931" were at the base of an arch on which was written the name, "Truitt," in gold. The cake was one as would beautify any wedding table. After all were seated at the table, the gifts were opened and passed around for each one to see. In the afternoon congratulations and gifts were received from friends• All of the children came home to celebrate the eccasion. Those pres- ent at the dinner were: Mr. George B. Truitt and family of Meeker, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Sickler and family of Salida, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Truitt and daughter of Kiowa, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Blake and family of Saguache, Mr. L. P. Hammond, Mrs. Slyvia Procto of Buhl, Idaho, and Mrs. Eva Casteel of Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, both sisters of Mrs. Truitt. CARD OF THANKS "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethern ye have done it unto me." Thus our Lord expresses His appreciation to all those who wait upon the sick, afflicted and bereaved. To the Masons, Friends and all those who have shown their many kindnesses at the death of our belov- ed husband, father and brother are specifically included in ths recogni- tion. We also deeply appreciate and will never forget your many kind deeds and words. Ellen F: Walrath Mrs. Jason Hall and Family Chas. E. Stout and Family Mrs. Alice M. Emerson and Daughters L. E: Walrath and Family Mrs. J. L. Charles and Family Mrs. Water Parker and Family CARD OFTHANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends who by their presence and sympathy have in a measure, at least, lightened our I great burden of grief in this sad hour, caused by the untmely death of our beloved sister, aunt, wife and mother, Iedwig Marold Woodard. We also extend our thanks to those who sent the beautiful floral tributes on this sad occasion. God alone knows hSw grateful we are to our friends., Woodard's and Marold's. e COCHETOPA PASS NO. 50 Dr. I. L. Gotthelf and Robert R. Tarbell attended the highway No. 50 meeting at Salida, Monday, May 8, Dr. Gotthelf give the Crescent a brief statement of the feasible route over Welton and Cousin Hershel, were driving their ladies home at Salida in Leo's coup, nearing Poncha Pass the car found a ditch and lald down on the opposite bank. The girls and boys came out with only a few scratches, the Cheve was righted up on all fours and creeped into Salida, where it was taken to an auto hos- pital. A careful inspection by the head physician found a few internal injuries which were soon tapped and, with a four-ounce l>ottle of caster oil for the driver and an electric shock the wheels turned toward home. Mrs. Rhoda Shown, Martha Mosh- er, Mrs. Joe Myers and Irene Ogden motored to Del Norte Tuesday eve- ning to attend the show and a meet- ing of the women of the Woodcraft. LOCAL NEWS ON EVERY PAGE crease in fit rates for the purpose the Cochetopa pass: I of increasing the revenue four hun- Monarch Pass is only open during[ dred million dollars.. While a few the summer months, it is 1300 fee*] Stock owners enjoy their share of the thither than Cochetopa pass. It is ] expense of the common herd, that ]generally admitted that it would be] pays the freight Whether the truck[practically impossible to keep Moo- drivers of Colorado are Bootleggers, larch pass open all year. The cost its yet t.o be seen whether the rail-[would be prohibitive if it could be roads can make them quit or get done and the risk to tourists would down to earth, reduce the $50,000 yearly salary of some of their four eyed, slick shared, valet raised pres- idents cut the freight rates down and get the extra gangs out and get up steam and get their share of the trade not stoop to such infintesimal meth- ods that would belittle a snitch ban- dit trying to lob a kid of his candy. OLD OPPORTUNITY Fred R'ockfetlow, of Canon City, passed through Saguache Tuesday morning on his way to Center. be prohibitive also. Between Salida and Western Cotorado the distance of 54 miles would more than be off . set by ease of travel, lower grades, less abrupt curves and wider, faster roads. Cochetopa pass should be an intergral part of the U. S. 50 higl way, when both roads are open the traveler could choose his own route to Western Colorado, but during the season of Monarch pass closure U. S. 50 road is broken in continuity west NUMBER 25. EARLY DAYS IN SAGUACHE Interesting Items Taken from Files of The Crescent Thursday June 19, 1902 the Lee Fnirbank*, Editor. unless Cochetopa pass is made a part of the same. Johnnie O'Neil started for Denver last evening. County Judge Bryan returned from Denver Saturday. Will McDonough and sisters Mary and Ida came down fromCochetopa last Tuesday. Mrs. J. M. Pitzer and daughter, of Cotton Creek, visited Saguache last 2hursday. Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Rockwell re- turfied from a few days visit in Pue- blo last Thursday night. Dacre Dunn and sister Miss Geor- gia, and Miss Phelps, a cousin from Illinois, spent Tuesday in town. Frank Pittenger and "Bill" Hogue went to Salida Sunday morning, re- turning home the same evening. Hugh Williams came over from ' Parkville Tuesday to be present at he wedding of his sister Wednesday mornin,g. Birt Clare went to Villa Grove last evening to meet his sister, who arriv- ed from Illinois for a few week's visit here. Ben Timney and family, of Bonan- za, returned home last Thursday after visiting several days with relatives near town. Prof. and Mrs. Bucker, of Coal a visit with relative and friends in Saguache and vicinity. Mrs. L. D. and Gee. H. Curtis and Miss Myrtle Campbell arrived home last night from their California and Oregon trip. Harry Lockett came down from Parkville Tuesday, spent the night with relatives in town and went down to the 41 country yesterday. Madam Windsor, who has spent the past six weeks with her friends, the Hoddnigs, on the Upper Saguache left for Salida Tuesday. James Lockett came up from Cen- ter Tuesday after Mrs. Lockett, who has spent the past week with the fam- ily of her parents. They returned home today. Arthur and Strother Scott were p from La Garita Monday, appearnig in the probate court in cmmection with the estate of their sister, Mrs. Mary Broadwater, recently deceased. R. J. Means and wife went to nanza Sunday. Mrs. Means remain- ed to visit her parents while Roll came back to the Grove in time to take the train for Alamosa, where he went to ride the Elk's goat. W.W. Dickinson and daughter Vivian and Mrs. D. Jackson, of Salida. spent two or three days in town this week. Te ladies put in their time getting photos of places of ,interest in and about Saguache. Mrs. J. W. Beery spent last Week with her aunt, Mrs. R. F. Justis, in the 41 c.ountry. Mrs. Justis left for Missouri the last of the week, where she will stay all summer. Mr. Justin I brought Mrs. Beery home Monday. J. W. Davidson, John Lawrence and Roll Means went to Alamosa Sunday for the purpose of being in- itiated into the mysteries of Elkdom. Charley Tarbell, who had been thro' the mill, went along to see that the boys were treated right, and Bije Johnson-- well he just went along to keep them all straight, while Robbie went to have a good time. Messrs. Johnson and Tarbell paid Monte Vista a visit Monday. They all returned home Tuesday and report having had a good time. The Denver Post offers a prize of $50 in gold to any angler in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming or Utah who catches and sends to it a ten-pound trout. The fish must'be a rainbow, brook or native trout, caught with fly and rod in running water, and must weigh nine pounds when it reaches Denver. We understand that Nathan Ward and family, who have spent the past six or eight months at Santa Monica. Calif., passed through Salida Sunday and are now at Canon City. Frafik Allen and son Howard, witl several Crestone ,boys, passed, tlkru  town Tuesday with on outft of wag- on and horses, bouad for Delta, where they go to g work on the, railroad that is b'˘ing built up the North Fork, (Continued in Next Veek's Paper}v