Idaho State Journal from Pocatello, Idaho on July 6, 1958 · Page 8
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8-IDAHO SUNDAY JOURNAL Sunday, July o, 1958 Maestro Welder Leads the Band RAUCOUS SYMPHONY -- Five days n week Municipal Band Director Guy Gates, mending a Union Pacific engine's cowcatcher here, listens to the booming ronr of massive forges, nir hammers and other strident noises of Union Pacific shops. He's been an electric welder for about 35 years. Interstate 82N Changed to SON News that the Interstate Highway Route 82 North from Salt Lake City to Portland through Idaho has been redesignated Interstate Route 80 North came as something of a surprise to highway officials here. United Press International reported Friday that State High-v/ay Engineer Bryce Bennett had been informed of the change by A. E. Johnson, executive secretary of the American Association o! State Highway Officials. "1 knew that a move was under way to have the number changed, 1 eaid Charles Aldrich, district high way engineer. He noted that Gov. Robert E .Smylie has joined the movemen in asking that the number b changed to correspond more close !y to U.S. 30, the present Old Ore gon Trail route.' - R. B. Christensen, assistant dis trict.engineer, noted that the pro posed Interstate route follows (hi ·Old Oregon Trail quite closely in "this area, and in the Bliss-Boise area. Christensen said that highway :signations are not made by the cderal government, but are de- ermined by a committee of the American Association of State lighway Officials. Two Branches U. S. 30 through this area has wo branches at present. U.S. 30 "outh comes into Idaho from Utal: at Declo, near Rupert, meeting U. SONorth from Pocatello at Burley. The main route then lollows the south side of Snake River, re crossing at Hagerman and [oilow ing the north side of the river Iron- Bliss to Buisc and on into Oregon At Rupert the north route be comes Idaho Highway 25 to Bliss An association of "north side towns has been trying for the pas few years to have Idaho 25 re designated U.S. 30North, leavin the Burlcy-Twin Falls-Hagerma branch U.S. 30-South. Proposed route of the new In terstate highway would follow Ida ho 25, joining the Interstate sys tern near Declo. Guy Gates, director of the Poca- ello Municipal Band, has devoted is summers to the project for 23 ears. _ In 1835 he organized the group vhich still offers Sunday evening leasure to all who wish to come, 'he first band had 24 members nd a city appropriation of $1,500. numbering about' 50 mem- ers, the band's share of a grow- ng city valuation amounts to bout $6,000. Although many of the band embers are professional musici- ns, the leader spends only week- nds and evenings at the trade. rates is an electric welder for vc days a week in Union Pacific hops here. "I had to make a choice," Gates ecallcd, "and 1 like hard m a n u a l ibor." B u t , he had started on a musical areer in Philadelphia with Jo- cph DeLuca, assistant conductor ·ith the Sousa Army band, anil ·as aided by the employment sit- ation at the, railroad shops when e was apprenticed in 1923. Fur- oughed every winter, he attended ivo years at the University of Ariona where DeLuca had moved. Down to Starvation Then DeLuca died. He died at bout the time radio was rcach- ng its peak in the United States. Recordings, the vitarAione and ra- io cut "live" musicians down to trtrvalion. With seniority building up for im at the railroad shops, welding eemed an att;active propositon to young man with a family. The and was organized because of a ecd in the community however, nd because of a need in Gates. Mr. Gales studied baritone and rombonc, Mrs. Gales is an ac- omplished pianist and cellist and iieir daughter Margo is a violin- st now attending University of outhcrn California on a scholar- hip. A r t h u r Gates, the only son, is a ergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps t Camp Pendlelon. He declined music as a career or as a hobby, aying that there were enough mu- .icians in the family. The children grew up under a ather rigid summer schedule built around the band's requirements They work every evening on next week's program; every Friday the and holds its only rehearsal ant every Sunday last-minule arrange ments must be made. The Gates home at 81 Rosewooi has the band's music library in th basement. "The best band musi library in the west, I believe," sai Gates. Members choose the pn gram, he said, but sometime the key players have to miss th concert and there's a last-rninut scramble to change the prograr or the score. Lean Years D u r i n g World War II the bam had its leanest years. Gates re calls one concert in which Georg Hart (still with the band) playei the trumpet and tried to soum GIFTS with new savings accounts in July $10.00 OR MORE--Slim Line Ballpoint Pen. $100.00 OR MORE--Weekend Pac (Assorted Toiletries). J50KOO OR MORE--Shaeffer Pen and Pencil Sot. $1,000.00 OR MORE--Electric Clock. $2,000.00 OR MORE--Sleam and Dry Iron OR Portable Hair Dryer OR Portable Mixer. $2,500.00 OR MORE--Stainlesj Steel Table Setting (Service for Six). · All funds available when needed. · Savings accounts opened before July 31st earn from July 1st. EACH ACCOUNT IS INSURED TO $10,000 AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, POCATELLO / Main and Center Phone 6349 Other Offices in Twin Falls, Boise, Idaho Falls laygrounds 10 Explore Outer Space "Outer Space" is the Iheme for ic coming week's playground ac- vities, said Mrs. Carita Bunncll [ the city recreation department. Children participating in the summer program at the seven city arks will make space helmels as project this week. Each child an try his hand at making a dec- rated rocket too, Mrs. Bunnell aid. During the week the classes vill make parachutes and have ying saucer contests. A special craft will be taught t each playground. The schedule: Irving park, Monday afternoon; Memorial, Tuesday morning; \Vhit- .er f Tuesday afternoon; Hyland, /ednesday morning; St. Anthony* Wednesday afternoon;' Olympic "hursday morning and Caldwell, 'hursday afternoon. The Day Camp Schedule: . Whillier at Cherry Springs Monlay; Memorial at Cherry Springs londay; Olympic at Ross Park ^uesday; Irving at Ross Park Wed icsday and Caldwell at Ross Park "hursday. Archery practice will be held at loss Park Friday morning from i:30 Io noon. KNOWS THE SCORE -- Gales the musician has directed the Municipal Band since J935. Saturday morning he was sharpening the score for Sunday's performance. Most evenings are spent the same way. ce ten: he was the only trum-| el player available. "We t e l l eorge that he hasn't been the .me since," Gates said. Band members get regular union :ale rates for the concert--$10 ;r man per performance ""-- irough t h e Performers T r u s t und. This is a "pool" of record- g revenues on which musician's nion members are entitled to raw for free public performanc- Anyone can try out for the city a n d , but the competition is fair/ stiff. Harold Mealy, conductor : (he Civic Symphony, is a mem- er. David Missal, band director t Idaho State College, Ralph Kenard, Pocatello High School, Glen Ifield of Alameda Junior High .Ian Hale ot Irving Junior High nd Art Cullen of Franklin J u n i o r igh all participate. High school oys, college boys and businessmen are faHViful members. Musi Teach Gates points-out that even now musicians arc hardly able to make a living without teaching. "I know hat some members of the Denve Symphony, for instance, drive tax cabs in order to eNist," he said He tried teaching, but preferred velding. Pocatello old - timers might remember the studio which Gates and L. J. Schnabel, high cliool band director, conducted oh i North Arthur Incation. A man of many hobbies, but al f them useful, Gates keeps an mpeccable lawn and flower gar den and presides over a massivi array of barbecue equipment. Bolh Mr. and Mrs. Gates arc native Pocatellans. She was Esthe Teeple, daughter g( a Pocatelli veatherman. The band owns its own chairs ibrary, stands, percussion instru ments and a few horns, but foi :he most p a r t players provide thei: own instruments. A new public-address system wa: installed this year at (he bam shell in Ross Park. The State University College o Forestry at Syracuse, N.Y., ha established a department of woo products engineering. The mov consolidated the college's basic an applied timber science departmcn! i n t o a single unit. Dusting Pilot Killed in Crash NAMPA (UPI) - A crop dust ng plane crashed and burned six miles southeast of here Friday light, killing pilot Keith A. Len mrt, about 30, of Nampa. The accident occurred at sunsc as the pilot had completed a run over one field and was making a urn for a flight over another, witness reported he saw smoke ant ilames trailing from the plane an watched it crash into a pasture l.enhart was trapped in th craft and his body badly burned A former Alaskan bush pilot Lenhart joined Clark's Flyini Service at Nampa about t h r e i months ago. Nampa Building Triples NAMPA (UPI) - New rcsiden tial construction, in Nampa dur ing the first six months of 195 more than tripled the volume i the same period last year, the cit clerk's office reported. Value o dwelling permits for the six month totals 5361,500 as against $119,05 last year. All building permits fo the six months amounted to S74C 757 as, against 5732,490 in ,the coi responojrig 1957 period. ' ' Journal Classified Ads Get Kesuli GUY R. BURGON R. Burgon Seeks Probate Judgeship Guy R. Burgon, 63, will oppose ncumbent Probate Judge \V. H. Pete) Jensen in the Democratic rimary. No Republicans are seeking the office. Burgon, a Pocatello resides since 1923, is a clerk for a trading stamp .concern. He was deputy iheriff for 5 ] /£ years in the driver's license bureau, and" has been a mechanic. He taught mechanics courses at Idaho State College and at the municipal airport for servicemen during World War II. Burgon has been active for many years in the Boy Scout program, serving during the war when volunteer help was short as scoutmaster, Cubmaster and institutional representative concurrently. He received the Silver Beaver award, national award for non-professional scouters for exceptional service to boys. He has worked in youth and welfare efforts of veteran's organizations. He was volunteer director for summer camps sponsored by the Pocatello Coordinating Council, forerunner of the present city recreation program. Burgon said he has worked with probate judges in past years. Boys paroled to report to him and work with him have become "fast friends and fine citizens," he said. Smith of Boise Backs Deer's Casino Plan BOISE (UPI) - Vernon K. Smith, Boise's pro-gambling candidate for democratic senatorial nomination from Ada County, charges that opponents of (he legalized gaming program are throwing up a constitutional "smoke screen" to evade the real issues. He contended that the real issue was whether taxpayers wanted tax relief, full employment and business prosperity, which Smith said gambling would bring. A supporter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate A. M. Derr's scheme for legalized local option "casino type" gambling, Smith assailed the contention of two other Democratic candidates for governor that the proposal is unconstitutional. This argument was raised by John Glasby and State Sen. H. Max Hanson. Smith countered the anti-gambling blast of Glasby and Hanson by saying they "seem to be running on the common platform that they want to be governor, and that leaves A; Derr standing with distinction as the only man with a plan." OUT OF STEP? NO! LAMAR, Colo. (UPI)- Democratic Slate Sen. Wilkie Ham denied allegations by the State party newspaper that he had voted with the opposition 25 times dur ing the 1957 Legislature. "I never voted with the Repub licans," Ham with me." said,' "they votec NRTS Injury Suit Reversed BOISE (UPI) -- The Idaho Supreme Court has reversed two dis- rict court decisions and upheld a hird. The high court reversed a Ninth District Court decision granting damages to Russell Cloughley, a construction worker, after he was njured at the National Reactor Testing Station in 1954. Coughley has filed suit against the Orange Transportation Co. and Is driver, Keith Park. Cloughley has filed suit against' .eapcd to the ground to avoid being lit by a metal boiler which was Deing unloaded. The court ruled that the boilers were already turned over to Cloughley's employer, Detweiler, Inc., and thus the responsibility for unloading them did not fall to the defendants. The court also ordered a Ninth District Court to reconsider a default divorce decree it had granted to an Idaho man against his German wife. A third case, which was unanimously a f f i r m e d by the court, concerned a Tenth District Court decision to set aside a deed to property in Lewiston Orchards, The supreme court ruled that contract purchasers Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Doonley did not acquire title when a deed was mailed to them before the property was paid for. to air-cooled comfort, better living I Whtn horn* ihopplng , » , Lock fof Iht Mcdall/on sfgn. Thi efectric air conditioner ii ono of the item* · fi«n Included In th« Medallion kom«. 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