Willard Bowen, Denver years
at in Lenaghen Pocatello -and is a and are still BUZZ OF THE BURG By ING QUOTE FOR TODAY--"/ man doesn't learn to understand any. thing unless he loves it."--Goethe. THIS 1? A WEDNESDAY and we find ourselves in Denver, Colo. We left Poeatello last Saturday morning by Western Air and flew la Salt Lake where.we had a three-hour wait to make connections with United Air plane for Denver. This makes for a tiresome delay, understand lhat after June 16 there will be better connections when Western Air starts its jet (lights. For us, the most comfortable way travel to Denver is by the Union Pacific, both going and coming, then, we have always liked train travel. We doubt, however, if there is much difference in costs, by the time you buy a berth and a on the train. The plane ticket cost us $51.54 each, and then the man at the airport added $7.36 for excess baggage. In Salt Lake, didn't want to spend t h r e e hours at the airport and had lo another $5 for taxi fares to and from the airport. We did get a luncheon on the United plane, but no cocktail, so in the future we will wait until we can make connections ab Salt Lake with one ol Western Air's champagne flights. We left Salt Lake in a downpour, and as the plane was crowded we had to occupy one of the small scats in the tail. As a result flight was bumpy, although our pilot evidently was trying in every way possible to avoid the storm areas and we flew at 23,000 feet, which we understand is as high as two-engine commercial machines are allowed to travel. WE ARRIVED IN' DENVER in a rainstorm ar.d found the natives complaining about the wet and cold weather. They claim Ihe spring has been one of the wettest in recent years, and in fact it has every day since we have been here, and the weather has been colder than at home. However, we have never seen Colorado so We have always liked Denver. It is a city of beautiful homes and gardens, but it is growing so f a s t - a n d expanding that it is good deal of the atmosphere which used to make it one of the delightful of the smaller cities of (he country. Today, for us at least, there is too much t r a f f i c and w h e n anything o! importance on you have to buck crowds. WE DINED HERE one night at the Denver Country Club at dinner party given by Miss Bernadinc Kirchhof. and as a hostess have never found her equal in (he intermountain country. We were pleased to meet at this dinner an old friend Eddie Nicholson, who now retired. He is a native Coloradoan, and for many years has a prominent figure in national Republican politics. Eddie has a high regard for Idaho's governor, Bob Smylic, and feels that h e ' i s the important leaders of the parly' in (he nation. By the way, Harold Hinckley, Pocalello, tells us that he lived as a boy nexh door to Nicholsons when they resided in Leadvillc. Quite a number of Poca- lellans spenl their earlier days in Colorado. Willard Bowen lived in Denver many years and told us thai at one time he knew every in Denver as he drove a delivery truck here for many years, but admits now that (he city has expanded (o such an extent that he sometimes has a hard time finding his way around. Jimmic Bangs also a Denverile and a f t e r World War T took up a homestead Wet Mountain Valley which we still f i n d one of the most.beautiful sections of this most beautiful state, The late Fred Roberts was a rooster for Colorado and we used In enjoy listening to him tell the lories of his early days in Central Cily. While here in Denver we had the pleasure of again seeing -ady, a former Pocatellanj ar.d her daughter, Mrs, Katherinc Manning, vho makes her home in Denver. Mrs, Cady and her husband, Bill tave been visiting here wilh their daughter, but are leaving Friday Kansas City, Mo., where they have been living since Bill sold his crests in the Pocatello Tribune. WE ARE DRIVING this evening to Boulder where we have a dinner engagement with Mr. and Mrs. William Grainger and their :er, Ann. The Graingers have' come from their home in Salinas, o accompany Ann home. She has been a student the past two at the University of Colorado. The Graingers are known in Pocatello as Mrs. Grainger is a sister of Mrs. Ing. She is the former Dietrich of Boise. We have found Boulder one of,(he charming college owns in the country. There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere about college, which seems to draw students from every, section of the .ry. We don't find the, campus as attractive as many other colleges, ut Ihe buildings are unique as Ilicy are built of a red sandstone which comes from (he vicinity, and in a slyle which we would call Spanish or Italian colonial, although, speaking frankly, we never of an Italian colonial architecture. But many of the buildings look like some of the ol:! structures we recall seeing in Florence, Italy. We are supposed to be on our way to Santa Fe, N.M. an.1 stopped in Denver to visit with our sister. Some years ago we book in the river series about the Rio Grande. It gave so much interesting history of this first cily to be built north of Mexico that we always have had a hankering lo visit it. As we recall if is 335 miles south of Denver and we plan to drive via Taos, We for the night in Colorado Springs if we get a late start on Friday, We welcome Ihis opportunity to see Santa Fe as we have made a trip to the Southwest except on one occasion when we -although shot to 1 l Scn- home by train from Mexico. As we recall we crossed the border Arizona aud caught a train for Los Angeles at Phoenix, then a comparatively small city. Since being here in Denver we haven't been doing much except relax and will have added enough poundage to require a d i f f i ing regime at home in an attempt to regain our girlish figure. have a brief session with a doctor who suggested that we might improve our eyesight, or hold what we have, by culling down on c a f f e i n e and tobacco and taking even smaller doses of rum now allolcd to us. Hope to w r i t e you from Sanla Fe.