Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 9, 1977 · Page 9
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 9

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, June 9, 1977
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T1iiirs.,June 9.1977 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 9 The infonf oufo in Colorado 'Get a horse!' the cry in 1900 If you had been one of the few Americans who owned and operated a motor vehicle in the early 1900s,-cries of "get a horse" -- a favorite chant of early auto antagonists -- would have been all too familiar. You and your new horseless carriage also would have fallen victim to a number of petty and bewildering restrictions back in those days. One popular turn-of-the- century motoring regulation required that a person be sent at least an eighth of a mile ahead to warn the drivers of horse-drawn vehicles of the approach of a motor car. Another required that, upon encountering a horse and buggy, the motorist pull off the road end stop the engine. After waiting for the animal to pass, the driver then had to get out and crank the engine by hand. And often it was at that moment the engine chose to balk! Early-day motoring enthusiasts also faced muddy, often impassable roads; new license plates were required for each state traveled in; road signs were few and far between; road maps were scarce and repairs--both to roads and to autos -- were do-it-yourself WINDSOR -- The Windsor concerning the town allowing the town's interpretation of the from the Boardman case -- the projects. FIRST SIGNS -- The first statewide highway marking program was conducted by the infant Rocky Mountain Auto Club in 1922, shortly after it was formed. The club ordered and paid for thousands of signs, which were erected by the State Highway Department. Clarence Werthan, one of the club's founders and now chairman of the board, is at the far left holding one of the signs in this 1922 photograph. Doctor allowed to practice in home Windsor board upholds zoning ruling Board of Adjustment heard an Dr. Dalmon Boardman appeal from a group of Wind- practice the teaching sormere residents District 6 employs 13 teachers to ordinance were Bob Besel, Milo ordinances will be changed to of Martinez and Gibb Green, allow citizen input. He said, Monday medical hypnosis in his home Those against it were Bill Grant "We should have hearings on on a part-time basis. Boardman and Herb Manweiler. home occupations, so persons organize pleasure outings and is semi-retired. A group of residents filed a who are affected can say t 0 exchange stories of the open The board, in a 3-2 favorable complaint in District Court to something about it." vote, ruled'that the zoning of- have Boardman discontinue his ficer, Town Administrator Ken practice until the board of would be protected under a new anc j discriminatory laws. Henschke, was correct in his adjustment rules on the case, ordinance by a grandfather gy 1902, there were some 50 interpretation of the zoning The hearing is set for June 16, clause. clubs dotted across the country, and since the board has already ruled on the case, Henschke said the town would seek a But the harassed minority of car owners soon joined together in small clubs, nut .only to road, but also to try to do Henschke said Boardman something about the bad roads ordinances and no zoning ordinances were violated by Boardman's practice. A 4-1 but dealing in matters from state to.state was difficult for the highly scattered members. And the bourse still reigned supreme -- there were but 23,000 motor cars then compared to 17 million horses! That same year, representatives of nine clubs met in Chicago to create a national motoring organization. The newly-founded American Automobile Association immediately began to fight for better roads -- roads designed with the auto as well as the horse in mind. Due largely to AAA's efforts, the principle of federal aid for highways was established in 1916. And in a remarkably short time, our nation -- starting out with perhaps the worst roads of any civilized country -- could boast the finest highway system in the world. Another early AAA venture was to convince a doubtful society that the automobile deserved recognition as a reliable and dependable source of everyday transportation. To prove its point, AAA began a series of reliability runs in 1905 known as the Glidden Tours -named for Charles J. Glidden, donor of the handsome trophy awarded to the winners. One of the endurance runs ended in Denver, with vehicles traveling from Detroit. The tours were tough and competitive but served a dual purpose of demonstrating the reliability of' the horseless carriage and spurring manufacturers to greater efforts in producing more mechanically sound vehicles. Throughout the ensuing years, AAA fought hard for. the right of the motorist. As early as 1914, AAA battled against state and federal taxation of motor cars. In 1921, AAA began supporting the principle of an interstate road system. And the association was a prime mover for the most ambitious public works program in the nation's history -- the 1956 Federal Aid Highway Act which established the Highway Trust Fund. Colorado motorists in the 1920s had their share of problems. In 1922, when the Rocky Mountain Auto Club was formed, there were only two paved roads in the entire state: Denver to Morrison and Denver tn Greeley. Tourists mapped their routes through either New Mexico or Wyoming in order to avoid the "trecherous" mountains. Several thousand motor cars could be found in Colorado in 1922, but there were only a few service stations and virtually no overnight accommodations for the auto traveler. Colorado road maps in 1922 were converted railroad maps bearing little similarity to actual car. routes. The only really informative road signs were those installed in 1914 by the Auto Club of Southern California. The biggest problems with these signs is that the only directions they gave was to California. The motorist needed help. Assistance came in the form of an .organization known as the Mountain States Auto Association which soon, upon becoming part of the national AAA organization, would be renamed the Rocky Mountain Auto Club. The new club's first project was the signing of Colorado's highways. Thousands of bright enamel signs were purchased by the auto club and donated to the State Highway Department for placement. Highways were numbered for the first time, with the Colorado Springs to Pueblo road designated as State Highway One. With highway marking and numbering under way, the auto club started its next major project: Mapping of Colorado highways. The boost these first maps -- distributed all across the country -- had on Colorado tourism was unmistakable. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary (75th), AAA has seen tremendous progress in auto design and motoring in general through those 75 years. But problems for motorists and threats against personal mobility still exist, though in far more sophisticated forms than yesterday's admonitions to "get a horse." AAA continues to oppose legislation allowing bigger, heavier trucks and buses on the nation's highways -- they pose a threat to motorists' safety and contribute to deteriorating roads. AAA has successfully opposed numerous efforts to use auto tax revenues for non- highway purposes. School board for Greeley- Evans District Six Wednesday approved the hiring of 13 certificated teachers. They are Sheri L. Anderson, Susan J. Brandenburg, Bonnie Clute, Cynthia Epling, Diane L. Fyfe, Carol Gowdy, Jerry Grigg, Beverly Hawkins, Vicki M. Milazzo, David R. Mulligan, Juanita Ramos, Karen Wesley, and Pamela J. Dickenson. ' · Also employed are Islo Bartnett, t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , Dorothy M. Terry, data entry clerk, and Ernest Andrade, principal and director of the Migrant Summer School at Madison Elementary School; Suzanne Brunner, migrant school swimming aide; Marcy Kendrick, migrant school teacher, and Linda Tamayo, migrant school aide. A request for a leave of absence without pay was approved for Carol Haubenreiser. Resignations were accepted from Joann D. Lewis, teacher; Janie Cook, Helen Frank, Angela Gigliotti, Madeline Heil, Deborah Lingrey, arid Barbara Morrill, aides; Diane Lobmeyer, clerk; Wayne Wadsworth, food services; Carl Brock, Juanita Montez, and Jana Sakurai, transportation. Long-winded preachers are nothing new, but a minister in Birmingham, Mich., has established himself as the champ of preaching marathons. The minister set a nonstop preaching record of 60 hours, 31 minutes. unfavorable vote is required to dismissal. overturn a decision. 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