Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 19, 1957 · Page 11
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 11

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, June 19, 1957
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aHf» 8 GREELEY TRIBUNE Wednesday, Junt 19.19S7 The Creeley Daily Tribune ·nd Th« Grttlty Republican EXECUTIVE STAFF ·IUUD I HAJUXM · · - r*»ftttn |LOTD t MKRIILL . lio a lotvic B MI ·*»· MC* " Jltr tSTXlfK Tk* Trifevt* R*9«bliui PaUi Offw* lu Cttkt* It GrMltr I A, L. ICIAKI ·fflet «l Cr-tW» C* lor. Jo U*»b t lilt HtnlMt JLM*ut*« PTYM Auocuooa. tal«»4 Dtilt I'M A«4tt »«·*· «f CunUtwt ti4«r ttw AH Coitrtd* frrct Tk* fc incntrt Pr«* M wm ·i?«J» to tfe tM »t rvrvtlift tt» Wtl ·»»! prtvtwt I* tbU M *«D H til 4? ··«· 4«p« «n»- ft ·!) I p*ir III II. I ll.M Br ··II Mt . H W B ««ik Citt CftnU* II J* PUBLIC rurUM rim* mint »·* ·* V»*f»f U»i IM IlkttM M Hrrokhui C*. kf C n* lr(M»« r»l MlM Mtol T r » » Ihe Utei." A softer Tenloa wai to more them from their beloved mountains to Indian TemtoiT or puih all of them over into Utah. Probably the majority of the people In Colorado supported this milder solution. Vickeri mentioned the name of Meeker in his anti Ute articles, misrepresented Meeker'a ideas, and thus drove i wedge between Meeker and the Utei. One widely reprinted article entitled "The Utei Mutt Go," written by Vickeri, turned Ihe Utei definitely against their agent whose main aim was to improve their lot with western civilization. The tame tactics are teen every day in the cold war. Here ii a sentence from "The Utei Must Go": "The Utei are actual, practical Communists, and Ihe Government should be ashamed to foster and encourage them in their idleness and wanten waste of property." But the Ute itory today Is far from finished. Only last week two Utah bands of Utei were awarded 13 million for approximately a million acrei of land their counsel had successfully contended had been transferred from the Ute Reservation to the Forest Service without due compensation. Sprague did much research work at Ihe Greeley library. He scanned i Ihe Tribune filet especially for Meeker's articles on Indian policy and lor letteri from Agent Meeker to the Tribune. He layi that in those I days few wrote of the Indiani with tuch objectivity and humor at | Meeker. Sprague acknowledgei assistance by Mn. Jennie C. f helpi and Rendezvous with Death ,,,, the White River '""^^^^t^^,.«... being "There never was an Indian agent remotely resembling Nathan ' o n ] f plr t of the itory, Sprague'i book is a must for'anyone concerned Meeker of White River, former Greenwich Village poet, ei-Phalangist, | w jth | nt flr ) ; history of Greeley, its founder, and his almost incredible one-time w a r correspondent, former New York columnist and founder of family. It Is well illustrated, and is printed in type very easy to read, Greeley, Colo, the west's most successful ejperiment in cooperation. Imj, more Important, it Is so written. There was never an Indian chirl with such depth of wisdom and eiperi-' ence as Ouray, head of the Coloiado Ules, whose mind could comprehend three intricate Colorado civilisations, t.'te, Spanish, and American." So says Marshall Sprague, the Colorado Springs author of books on western history, in the foreword of "Massacre: The Tragedy at White River," published Jur.e 12 by Ijttle, Drown and Company. In it Sprague has presented Ihe best biosraphy ot Meeker, first Pause and Ponder: --God's Pewar throujb Filth "We are ... persecuted, but not forsaken;" --1 Cor. 4:1 Job) could b« ousted ai leoirity risks. Then an other laws under which people othenriss undesirable can be fired. Earlier this year the court threw out the conviction of a man who bought narcotlci from a government agent never further identified except ai "John Doe." The court laid: No more of that. ! court laid if the govern- jment wants to prosecute a man, i he has a right to know who the ; government informer was, and i confront him, if doing to is rele- [vent to his case. On June J the court went further. It said that If the government does use a witness against a defendant in a criminal trial -- and in its secret files has information 'supplied by that witness the defendant -- the man on has a right to lee that 19 Years Ago June. It, Itll Mr. and MM. Edwin Saalwaech- Iff, whose marrUge was in event of June 4 at Kinitt City, Mo., hive arrived here and are now at home, cast of Greeley. The couple wai married at the home of the bride'i parenU. Hn. Saalwaechler 1 the former Mui Katherine Kennedy of near Kaniai City. She attended the Smithville, Mo, high ichool and wai graduated from the State i This ruling has been erroneous ly interpreted as meaning the FBI will have to throw its files wide open. The decision is narrower than that. It's limited to written Supreme Court Filling Up Large Gap in Civil Rights editor of the Tribune, ttir writer has K-en. He hss told Ihe story of By JAMES MAR LOW A. P. NEWS ANALYST 'WASHINGTON * - The Su- convictions of 14 California Communists under the 1910 Smith Act, freeing S and ordering new trials were convicted several years ago. Rut this decision was based on Ouray, his people, and the 1,'te war. Sprague'i book places the inaiacrc on Ihe While River and Ihe am ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,., ,,, _ .,,, ,,,,- , bush of Major T. T. Thomhurgh'i troops on Ihe Milk river at the bor-] p r t m e Court j,,, become for all; f o r "* oUl " »· It wai imder.uiia d«r of the Ute reservation MI the same day in their proper political and (practical purposes the American [ |'TM« ." ...-.IL. !..!?.i .TMT. Un .'!" economic tellings. The two tragedies represent the climai of the strug- flawmaking body in the field of gle by the Utes to maintain control of their land against the ever en- civil righU and civil liberties eroachlng fortune hunting land hungry white men. , IU ruling, have had the el feet, eehnic 11, andw,11 not n, ces At the Whit. River Indian agency. Meeker and hi. employe,, most .of la,,to the bw »TM u TM «| ^'r, ability to try other Com'- »f them from fireeley, were slain. Thornburgh and a doien soldiers j p J leUct ,| r no (ivi , rjlhtl ,, sllll . | munists under other sectioni of the died at White River. I lion in the ZOth century. j«ft. Who could have suspected, when Meeker borrowed $1.000 from llor-, (un) ^ (o ^ | A y( , f lgo lhf court Vn ocked act Greeley in 1870. the first year of the Union Colony at Oreeley. ^\ FrtMrnt Kj f n hower's m o s t! Eisenhower's federal employe se- start the Tribune, that the loan between friends would have sealed j,,,,,,,,,,,!,], monument. He has ap- cunty program into the bleachers. Meeker's doom on Ihe White River? Ipoinled four of the nine members: .Under F.isenhower's prosrarn any " ' . - . jsoiernment worker could be fired as a security risk. The court said Eisenhower went if there are I"" far under existing law, that only people employed in sensitive On May J. 1878. Meeker leil lor the aceney on me n n n e nun. wn p.imui.j.j u, j., uu Sept. 22, 1179, he wrote a cheek to the C.reeley heirs, his last payment My on segregation on Ihe «l,00n debt. Some had hern paid by the transfer of a lot here to ° p "" on ' °" ° mm , U " . . . . . . .. _ , _ . _ . , .... L.J , ...»j »k. i Amendment cases. Monday the court threw out the -BUCKLEY When Ihe counsel for Horace Greeley's daughters, who were his jchief Justice Warren and Justices keirs, sought payment of the loan. Meeker wai broke. Whitelaw Reid.lllarlan, Brennan, and Whittaker. Ihe new owner of the New York Tribune, had notified Meeker hii arti-jlle may have to name more be- cles on the west would be no longer accepted. This cut oil desperately fore his term is up. if there -seeded income. Meeker', son. Ralph, a correspondent then for the New further death,^and £«'TM««'- York Herald, had been fending hi father a week, which Nathan rourt nl , he cnm e far-reaching in badly needed. The n««ure on'Meeker became so great he transferred I, t| dfcil j onj nn cjvll rishls _ m0 st the Tribune to his son and daughter. Ralph and Josephine, and to E. J. l^ojubij j t , han on segregation in Carm. his associate, and Ihe second editor of the Greeley Tribune. [public schools -- and on civil lib- By securing appointment a« an agent to Ihe Ute Indiani, Meeker .rties. thought he could save enmich money to pay the debt within a short time. It has been roughly criticized -On May J 1878. Meeker led for Ihe aceney on the White River. On'particularly by Southerners - not ..--i.. -- egation but for its unist.* and Fifth Greeley's'heir,. who, when they came into the estate, had not pressed Ihe 1^TM"" "·"· °»' thins " Issue their counsel had started. One week later. Meeker wa« slain by i Thf fourt h l j m i d f j( , oush( . r Indians at the White lihcr aceney. !(or Ihe government to prosecute- But Meeker's interest in the Indians and the agency was not Ihe ; nr perhaps made it more cautious lpur-of-the-moment notion it would appear to he,from the above para-'jbout beginning prosecutions -. ri ph while giving defendants more con- Ralph Meeker had written article, for lhf New York Herald eipos- ititutional protection than they've Ing Ihe Indian Bureau frauds, which had been a scandal for years, lever '")*«; Naturally Ihe Idealist father of Ralph was Immediately Interested in ,^"^e ^ TM f «TM "'^"^ fair treatment for the Indians. ' in thf p a t , fw Jrlr , ,,, lne rr . Ralph had Iraieled Ihe Upper Missouri river agenciei in a mien- , it( . d (jHds of cjvi , rj)[n(1 ln( , cjl . n | board, covering the Sioux frauds. His articles forced President Grant || ibfrt ; Mi to dismiss Columbus Delano, secretary of the Interior, and the Rev. t Some of its rulings on commu- Edward P. Smith, commissioner ol Indian Affairs, who had gotten his nism have had a tremendous ei- Job when Ihe clergy was gi\en ostensibly an Important part in Ihe »d-,fecl ministration ot the bureau. Goods intended tor the Indians on treaty ' lermi were found for sale in trading posts. Goods, including foodstuffs, were inferior in quality, far short in quantity, and virtually worthless. Indian treaty payments made in goods amounted in value to a small fraction of the amount specified and of the amount Ihe government spent on them. Another expose by Ralph Involved Secretary of War Belknap. Control of the Indians had been warmly contested by the War department and the Interior department. About the lime the senate wai ready to vote the transfer to the war department, the Belknap icandal devel- eped and IV Sioux slauchtcrcd General Custer and 2M men on the Little Big Horn in 1R76. Some people felt this proved the army might not b« as wise in handling Indians as it had led people to believe. Carl Schurz. German immigrant and Civil War general, an idealist and reformer, masterminded the nomination and election of Rutherford , B. Hayes in 1R7C. As a reward .Schurz was appointed Secretary of Ihe | Interior. As an opportunity lor service to humanity, Schun regarded the ; Indian Bureau as the most important part ot the.department. j Ralph approved the Schurz appointment, and Schurz had commend- . ed Ralph's revelations, nince Schurz had been primarily concerned | with breaking the Grant strength to prevent a third term. Thil Ralph'i Inquiries helped to do. Nathan had born unhappy with Schun who had i opposed Horace Greeley in 1»72. when the New York Tribune editor wai defeated for the presidency. Tut despite this. Ralph was J force in placing in a strategic office a man who would he sympathetic to his father's wish to be given an opportunity to teach the Utes Ihe white man's agricultural way of lite. I Meeker's coal for Ihe Indians w a s a I topia in Western Colorado.] Die same sort nf Utopia M r t k r r had snucht w i t h marked lack of sue- ee*s in cooperative colonies along the Fourier lines in Ihe east, before developing his own plan for a colony in Colorado. Successive treaties with the Utes had been regularly violated by the whites. Miners and land seekers invaded the latest boundaries ol the Die reservation. The Indian Ilureau would complain to the president, and Grant wwild see that troops were ordered to protect the Ute borders. 1 .-' Thin complaints flooded Wahmcton that troops were shooting at taxpayers. So the soldiers w e r e withdrawn. Miners and land hunters re-1 uewed their pressure, backed by speculators Irom Ihe safjty of the growing city on Cherry creek. Thus when Meeker reached VYhitr Rim. he represented a gov- eminent with a record of l.rtr.ivinc the Vies. The Indian Bureau itself _ was lo delay treaty coods and the a r m y was to fumble calls lor a i d . j both badly needed by the acent to a v e r t open warfare and lo save the lives of the azcnry force and scattered settlers in the area. William B. Vickers, who edited a Greeley Tribune competitor. Ir.e Sun. for General Cameron, after whom Cameron school ls named, caused Meeker much trouble. VicVcr had become editor of the Denver Trih-| me. and a sort of sccrrtn.v In C,o\rrnor Pilkin. The Vickers stock in trade was hate ft Ihe I'trv Hate as a political force is nothing new-. j Yicktrs represented a suraMe fdlowini: whose creed W'as "exterminate i fv*V. DIP VOU the Mai eiptndlluri for load, labor, etc.. In the. Grttltr p u b l i c schools luciehrMms fer 1?S4-S7 wit information by a witness against a particular defendant. The purpose of the ruling was to give a defendant every opportunity to prove the witnesi against him has a faulty memory or is a liar. The court hat also ruled that past party Communist raember- iship ii not in itself a bar to the jpractlct of law. It knocked out ithe conviction of three people who ; harbored a convicted and fugitive Communist leader. The reason:.FBI agents, without earch warrants, raided the house and hauled away every bit of furniture. The court ako has Leld the Justice Dept. lacks authority to ban Communist activity by an alien who his been under a deportation order for sir months. MISTER BREGER MODEST M A I D E X S ^=r~. Si-.3- ·f^riTM- 7?rV » -S~r* r JS^ ^'^ ^F « C X \ F E F R A N C .a£3* This Week's BREAKFAST * S-P-E-C-I-A-L-- HOT CAKES and A short Mack of raVt«, «'yrup. but- tr ' 'Iff*49' HARRY'S DINER · West Ninth St. (Clooed Tuendiyi) Optn 6:00 *.m. 6-/1 *- and a hajnburjtr, veil dot* lot mcl" "It's our very latest, absolutely top-secret development ..." Teachen college tt Warrensburg, l(o. The pait three yean- the bai taught near Kansas City. Saal- waecbter U the ion of W. G. Saal- waecbUr, prominent resident of the Delta district. He wai graduated from College High ichool and tine* bai been associated in farm- kg with bit father. Marriage vows were eichangd Sunday by Miss Nancy Desch, daughter of Mr. and Mri. Casper Desch of Grand Junction, and Charles B. Fry* of Windsor in the homn of the bride'a grandfather. W. H. Delbridge Sr., 1121 Eleventh itreet. The Bev. Victor McK. Walne, vicar of Trinity Episcopal church, officiated at the ceremony, which took place at 5 o'clock in the sun room of the home. Only memberi of the immediate families were present. Miss Mary Evring of New York City, a friend of many yean, attended ai bridesmaid 1 . Her brother, James W. Ewing of Santa Fe, N.M., was groomsman. The bride vat given in marriage. by ber_ grandfather, SS-year-oJd Confederate veteran of tie Civil War. The bride Is a graduate of CSCE. Earlier she attended University of Colorado. The past year the taught in the Windsor High school and previously wai on the Junior high ichool faculty. The groom la thi ion of Mr. and Mri. George H. Frye of Windsor and Ii a dirtctnf of the Windsor Mercantile company. A graduate of Windsor High ichool. he later attended Colorado State college at Fort Collini. The. wedding wai earlier 'panned for St. Matthew's church at Grand Junction on June 1 but wai postponed b;c!'^; cf the i!bs:s of the groom. Although Frye'i health la improved, his physiclani advised a quiet home wedding. A preserved food plant'to pack favorite Thai dishes will be built at Pak Raed, Thailand. f?.-'«'S S;^s^T "^ ' . ort«ti.»vncH Ht HALF ACRE CASTLF Don't Mention Him I JOE I'ALOUKA itY MAM KISI1CR SCOUCIIY SMITH Informal Date IT WOULD BE VEKV EAfX TOR AN EXPERT to sTAdr vvrm THEM AND TBVCE1OUR : AMIL-y B»£K FOO. STARTING WITH UNOI nrzHucH BORLOW; S«W. WE MIGHT PIG UPSOMEPBET-ry THAT 15 NOT WHY WEuxmuPWiiLY TCEK, MC-6M2U3W 7 NOW LOOK-.HECes THE FAMILY BIBLE lOUff MOTHER GAVE ME.' rr HAS THE NAME* OF ALL , ·UR IMMEDIATE KELATTVK/ QUITE A JOB! THE WAY i SEE rr, PR£SIDUNT_VOU HEALLYGOT SAUtXGICTO AMTCOTSAtO RXKS rctxAi AH- err IT VES we KOM 105 scoKosa e. s A foucwes of A AESV 'CCAL «Xir£ CW Cic7 V KVe *fCAWtJ FIX The Race Is On! 15 MD HIS WHAT »-ONACaX)NTl IT HAIMT NO I TOR HEAVEN'S 1 SAKE. USE THAT S 6ECHET WEACOM.'T/ DICKIE DARE LI't A It \ Kit

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