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b@ VOLUME LVlII ' Oq AROJO3 ,aHDAUDA SAG UACHE SC *'''*'+" - CRE .+o,o.,,l+__ "'TAH OIITHV(IA , i i i , ii i i , I , *. .. UUlJIILX 114 lLl4 L SAGUACHE, COLORADO THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 1937 "+ ,sni[,ff.H'.doa ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY ORGANIZED SAGUACHE CHAPTER MARKS BEGINNING FRIDAY WITH DR. IiURST PRESIDING Dr. Hurst, of Gunnison, organized the Saguache Chapter of the Colo- rado Archaeological Society at a meeting held in the county commis- sioners' rooms, Friday evening, October 15, 1937. Members present were Rev. Mr. C. W. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Boyd, Mrs. John Burch, Mrs. W. E. Whitten, Mrs. Oscar Proffitt, Flor- ence Werner, Irene Williams, Mrs. Mabel Redhead and Ashley Allen. Absent members were Mrs. Craig Harney, D. I. L. Gotthelf, Liall Clare, Mrs. A. M. Collins, of Cres- tone, and Mrs. Dacre Dunn, of Cen- ter. Officers elected were: Rev. Mr. C. W. Harden, Pres., Mrs. John Burch, Vice Pres., Mrs. Mabel Redhead, Treasurer, Irene Williams, Secretary. It was voted that Dr. Hurst be given the blank proxies to use and vote according to his best judgment at the state meeting of the Colorado Archaeological Society which meets in Boulder November 27. The next meeting of this chapter is scheduled for Friday evening, January 14, 1938. Meetings will be quarterly (four times a year) or subject to the call of the president. It was suggested that the chapter project be to work toward a museum. Mrs. Boyd, chairman, Mrs. Collins, and Florence Werner were appointed for a committee to make a survey of private collections that might be loaned or donated to the museum, and of means and place for showing of such collections. All members are asked to report such collections to Mrs. Boyd, her committee, or to the secretray. Ashley Allen as made chairman of a committee to make a survey of campsites which will be mapped. His committee members are Liall Clare and Irene Harney. Chippings from making arrow- heads, metates, and tepee rings are good signs of campsites. Such sites were usually on elevated points of land not too far from water. The best arrowheads are not found near campsites but where they were used in hunting, as by a ridg e where the deer would come down to water. The members present were given two back copies of the society mag- azine "Southwestern Lore" for 1937 with no extra charge. The secre- tary has back issues for those mem- bers who were not present. Mem- bership starts from the date of the meeting (October 15, 1937) and members will receive the insuing 4 issues of the magazine, ending Sept. 10, 1938. Mrs: John Burch was appointed chairman of the program committee. GIRL SCOUT NEW5 The Girl Scouts met at Scout hall last Saturday afternoon under the leadership of Irene Ogden and Mar- jorie Woodard, in the absence of the Captain, Mrs. Ray Woodard. At 2:30 the girls went to the High school assembly to attend the in- teresting and instructive art exhibit and lecture given by Mr. Hammock. This Saturday the girls will start work on their linoleum blocks with Mrs. Van Hoften, instructor. Please bing a sharp knife and picture 3 inches by 4 inches. DRUG STORE RAIDED Officers are seeking bandits who raided the O'Dell drug store Monday night escaping with the cash in the register. The door of the Marold drug stove was badly splintered, but the thieves Were unable to gain entrance. A wheel, tire, and casing was also reported stolen from the W.J. Werner trailer. Mrs. James Raby and Mrs. Leslie Henry took Miss Dorothy Raby to Cotopaxi last Saturday. Miss Raby teaches in the Cotopaxi high school and was visiting her parents in Sa- guache during the two weeks infan- tile paralysis quarantine. HUNTERS RETURN WITH BIG GAME FIFTY PERCENT OF THE HUNT- ERS RETURNED WITH BUCKS Huntsmen have returned from deer and elk hunting trips into the mountains with deer and elk. Last Wednesday evening Charles Vavak, Ernie Callihan and friend of Layfette, Colorado, came in from the big park with three fine deer. One party returned Sunday night and early Monday morning from a wek-end hunting trip on sheep creek with four bucks. Ephie Mosher bag-+ ged a 300 pound 4 point deer, Liall Clare, John Davis, and Dan Smith brought down smaller deer. "Smoky" Means shot his buck on rattlesnake point.. Glenn Hunt, Alba Ward, Louis Cox, Bill Shellabarger, Claude Haz- ard, C. C. Hartwick, Alfred Adam- son, E. P.+ Hazard, Juan Gonzales, R. W. Shellabarger, and Tino Salez were among other hunters to regis- ter 'big game. Sheriff Ed Paul returned from the Sapinero district with a buck. Frank Galbraeth felled his deer on Coche- topa dome. Dr. J. M. Stone was successful in killing a six point elk. Luther Campbell and Mr. Burns brought two elk home from Grand county. Harold Lockett, of Salida, spent the week-end deer hunting in this vicinity bagging the biggest game reported--"two cottontails." SAGUACHE WOMAN FIRST IN COUNTY TO GET HER DEER Mrs. Florence Howard, bagged a 267-pound four-point buck 10 miles northwest of Saguache early Sun- day morning, and thereby gained the distinction of being the first woman to kill a deer in Saguache county. Mrs. Howard, hunting with her husband, Daniel Howdrd, and Sidney B. Hall, made the kill in Saw-log gulch. Her companions estimated the buck weighed at least 300 pounds before it was dressed. It tipped the, scales at 267 pounds after being hog-dressed in the hills. It required three hours for the party to pack the deer out to where it could be loaded in their automo- bile. Old-timers said they could not re- call any instance of a woman hunt- er making a kill in Saguache county before. HONORED AT FAREWELL SHOWER Mr. and Mrs. George Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cox gave a farewell shower for Mrs. Bessie Ricca Fri- day evening October 15. Invited guests who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Henry, Mr. and Mrs. HOward Alley, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. George Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Harney, Miss Doro- thy Ruby and the honored guest, Mrs. Bessie Ricca. After a delight- ful evening of cards delicious re- freshments carried out in Hallowe'en colors were served. PURE SEED SHOW The sixth annual San Luis Valley Pure Seed Show and free Hot Dog Barbecue will be held in Del Notre, Colorado Friday and Saturday Oct. 22-23. Valley grain exhibits, Spud bucking, parade, music, races, con- tests, tug-o-war, football games, rooster derby, free movie Saturday, big dances. In the woman's division canned and baked goods and needle- craft. Barbecue and Festivities on Saturday. $300 in prizes and prem- iums. Don't forget the dates Oct. 22 and 23. Friday and Saturday o this week. CENTER POTATO SHOW The annual Potato Show and Fair will be held in Center, Colorado on October 28 and 29. Center has a new city hall where many of the potato show exhibits will be shown. All children interested in religious training should attend the Junior Intermediate Epworth League at the Community church every Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. HELPING THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER SCHOOL NOTES High school boys defeated a team from Moffat in a game of touchball i last Priday afternoon with a score i or 27.6. A return game will be play-i ed at Moffat thi Friday.. i Members )e the Freshman class and parents of the high school stu- dent ilI be guests of the upper- classmen at the annual Freshman reception on Friday, October twen- tysecond Preparations for their entertainment are being made this -eek. Dancing lessons are being offered to pre-school children. Anyone de- sichtg it:formation about the lessons may procure it from Mr. Hannah or Mr. Whitham. "THE GOOD EARTH" COMING TO RIALTO "The Good Earth," one of the big motion pictures produced this year will be presented to theatre-goers of the county on Sunday and Monday, October 31 and November 1, at the Rialto Theatre in Saguache. "The Good Earth" has just been taken off "road show" where it has been playing the big cities of the United States at prices ranging from $1.50 to $2.50 a seat. It stays Paul Muni, acadamy award winner for the best performance of 1936 and Luise Ruiner, who was also an acadamy award winner. It is a picture Lwc hours and twenty minutes long and i will be presented in Saguache in it's entirity and at regular admission prices. Remember the dates, Sun. day, October 31 and Monday, Nov- ember 1st. APPLE ODDITY The Crescent office has a "Be- lieve It or Not" apple on display this "week. This apple is half green and half red. The red half is a very un- usual color which looks as if an ar- tist had painted it. The other apples on the tree were a different color of red. The shadow of the stem is on the + red side making it appear as if the sun shone on the green side. This freak apple was grown in the Alice Rominger ranch eight miles west of Saguache. Thirteen bushels of apples.were picked from one tree which didn't leave the tree barren. The pear trees also raised a bumper crop this year. Nick Fuson sent the apple to Bob Ripley for his "Believe it or not" col- umn. OFFER PRIZES TO RABBIT HUNTERS Lincoln county residents who kill thd most jackrabbits in the county from Nov. 1 to April 1 will win prizes which may total $1,000 County commissioners agreed to farmers' requests to match dollar- for-dollar up to $500 the amount subscribed by the public. Blarney will take you farther than bluster and you get there quicker. VISITED CREEDE'S NEW MILL ,, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Alexander, Miss Irene Ogden and Jack Gray drove to Creede Sunday to visit Fred Alexander and were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Crone and family. While in Creede they had the opportunity to go thru the new $100,000 ore reduction mill which is ready for operation. The Creede mill is the most mod- ern in the state, new throughout and is capable of taking care of more than 100 tons per day on a 24 hour run. Figured on the 150-ton-per-day capacity, the mill is expected to turn out a net recovery value totaling $640,000 annually, principally in silver. Four principa mines--the Com- modore, Amethyst and two leases on the New York-Chance-Del Monte group, have signed up an initial guaranteed tonnage of 100 tons per day. Since silver bounded up to 77 cents an ounce by presidential proclamation, Creede's mines have been able to ship only high grade ore. Construction of the mill has brought on a spurt in mine develop- ment in the camp. There has been much improvement and cleanup work in the mines. Tailings are to be treated, carried from the mill in a quarter mile long flume over the highway and rail- road tracks onto the Willow Creek flats. There will be a clear over- flow, assuring no stream pollution. This mill has been built since June with only a few delays in materials aid machinery arrivals. CLUB NOTES The members/of the Junior Fed- erated club will meet at the home of Irene Ogden October 22 for a Trea- sure hunt. It is requested all mem- bers wear hiking clothes and bring l flashlights and shovels. The Saguache Woman's club'met with Mrs. Claude Hannah on Friday, October 15th, with a goodly repre- sentation present. After attention to routine business the club enjoyed a most entertaining and enlightening paper on "The American Home from Indian days to Mid-Victorian Times" by Mrs. T. C. Ashley, well illustrat- ed by pictures and relics; thus com- pleting a sketch by Mrs. Hannah of the Department of American Home of the Federation. Pleasing refresh- ments rounded out a delightful af- ternoon. Mrs. Lloyd Whitham was a guest. Diving seven and one half times faster than gravity drop, a new giant bomber of the U. S. Navy bored through three miles of space at a speed of five hundred miles an hour hanging up a record and proving to the world that Navy Aviation is among the best. Don't Borrow--Subscribe I FUNERAL RITES FOR PIONEERi BELOVED CITIZEN L A l D TO REST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Alveretta Meyers Slane was born in Monroe City, Indiana on October 29, 1864, and died at her home in Saguache on October 18, 1937. She came to Colorado in 1879, and on October 23, 1848 was married to James Slane. She is suvived by her husband, her five children, Ray, of Doyleville, Walter, Ruth, Mrs. Emma Ellis, of Saguache and Mrs. Floren- ce Kenney, of Orlando, Florida, and eight grandchildren, Mrs. Aline Cunningham, of Denver, Irene, Eleanor, Alberta, and Barbara Slane, of Saguache, Evelyn Slane, of Doyleville, and Colleen and Tommy Kenney, of Orlando, Florida. Mother Slane, as she was affec- tionately known to all of us, would not wish for adulation and eulogy. Hers was the modest life of love and service. With her passing, we have lost one who gave to those near and dear to her, the finer things of companionship, motherhood a n d friendship. Hers was the beautifu spirit of our pioneer women, who re- joiced in the happiness and progress of others. Although the welfare of her family was her first concern, so perfect was her home life that there was always time to enjoy and praise her friends and champion their vir- tues. Faithful, loyal and understanding, she : t "Sowed leve and tasted its fruit- age pure, Sowed peace and reaped its harv- est bright, Sowed sunbeams on the rock and moor, And found a harvest home of light." . ! The funeral, attended by a large i concourse of friends and neighbors, i was held in the Community church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. W.I Harden, officiating. The twenty- third Psalm, the fourteenth of St. John and other favorite + scriptures were read. Miss Mildred Reitz and Miss Evelyn Smith sang for the ser- vice, Miss Katherine Smith pianist. The many floral offerings paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. Burial was in Hillside cemetery in charge of Buckley Mortuary. The Pall bearers were Joe Alexander George Curtis, Robert R. Tarbell Alba Ward, Harry Burch, and Irt Colvin. NAVY DAY OCTOBER 27 Navy Day was inaugurated in 1922 by the Navy League of the United States and its observance is sponsored annually by the League. October 27th was selected be- cause it is the anniversary of the birth of Theodore Roosevelt, so much of whose life was devoted to estab- lishing a sound naval policy for the United States of America. As As- sistant Secretary of the Navy, and laer as President, Roosevelt bent his tremendous energies to impress upon the American people the necessity for an adequate Navy, and endeavor- ed through his leadership to realize this ideal. October is also the month in which the American Navy was founded in 1775 by the Continental Congress. In addition to paying a deserved ribute to the sea heroes of the Na- ion and recalling the splendid part the Navy has played in making and keeping us a Nation, the Navy Day observance has proved a valuable: means of fostering a better under: standing of the Navy and its works: Such information, in a country where government is by public opinion, is essential to the formation of cor- rect judgments affecting naval polt'cy, and in this work of informa- tion the Navy Day observance has played a considerable part. CONSUMPTION OF TOMATO JUICE INCREASING ]UNDERTHE + ,Y enO CAPITOL Br Alva A. (tiJel oflT .b od wods The railroads nor"e/tlt./ra. ti-  .q'uox o :Lqm,mT es nave, as yenfloweobwt they expect to ,dan i$e payment of tl WleeO ..h, which increase awb8tai[)t y the state boaffJviq.l]wti. It is very evident *oUIhLfier expect some court +the story that follows thelher utilities" means those 'os that are valued by the state tax com- mission. It does not refer to the utilities that are valued by the coun- ty assessor and the county board of equalization. -- The valuations of the lattehRl-e not changed from what the cfly assessors and the county boarffg.)'bf equalization fixed them. 'ia The state board of equalizatiorr-tm- creased the valuation of railrOt, telephone and telegraph property twenty percent over the valuation)f one year ago as placed by the ste tax commission. It also increasad the valuation of all other utility pr4- perty ten percent, over the tax com- mission's figures. It certified the mill levy at four and one half mills for state pur- poses. This is just fifty 'percent higher than one year ago. It adopt- ed a resolution favoring a return to the old way of valuing property by the board and which also favored the abolishment of the state tax com- mission. The valuation of local property was not changed. A complete story on tie work of the board and Its effect on state and local taxes generally,+ will follow next week. Where It Hurta-- Continued From Lut Week In later years" our people have been more conscious of the increased taxes and increased number of re, straints than they have of the more important matters of state govern- ment. That is the ability to grow and prosper under the constructive sections of those same books. They forget that 70 per cent of the bur- dens of the last 20 years have been imposed bythemselves through the initiative and referendum and not by the general assembly. They have seen the tax token, the automobile license and not the aged cared for or the long lines of good highways. They have discussed the cost of gov- ernment and not its benefits. They have blamed the legislature and not the real people responsible, ,them- selves. And with all of that the American citizen gets more for his tax dollar than the citizens of any other coun- try. Of course mistakes have been made; made by the men in the as- %. sembly, the the executive chairs, the men on the. court benches and by the men who honestly tried to report the official life of the state as it "grew in stature and in wis- dom." But of all the mistakes over the period of years, the dietograph was the worst. That because of its seemingly hundreds of ramifications also because of the fact that it was a blow below the belt in any man's language. If those who did it had in mind the catching of some great big lobby or octupus, as they called it, the published re- ports show that they failed. AIt they did was to enlarge the tide of pub- lic sentiment that has, in the minds of many, wrongfully blasted the hon- or and the future of many of the men in the assembly, and each of those members will always be disarage- ingly referred to as the "Dictograph Group", just as we who are older remember the starting of the term, "The Robber Seventh," This statement is not condemning any of the things that were done that should not have been done. It does not for one moment believe that in- toxicating liquors should have played the part they did play in the ses- sion. Nor does it believe that din- ners galore, theater tickets and a The torhato juice industry has dozen and one oer things should expanded to an enormous degree in have been used as they were used to influence legislation. "All of these recent years statistics show. Seven things came in with the new way of years ago, the production of tomato lobbying. They contribute cstsh, juice was negligible, while in 1936 through organized groups, to control production totalled 9-million cases of 2-dozen number 2 cans. Continued on, P ag Fou