Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on March 18, 1956 · 3
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Sunday, March 18, 1956
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? ' 1 . Donald Hough Writes Gay Sflorv About Jackson Hole a The Cocktail Hour In Jackson Hole By DONALD IIOUGn ' W. W. Norton Se Co. Inc., N. T. City, $3.50 A salty, and rollicking tale of life In the Jackson Hole area after the dudes have gone home and the elk start down to their feeding grounds is contained in the new book, "The Cocktail Hour In Jackson Hole," written by Donald Hough, 'who is ' also the author of "Snow Over Town" also written about Jackson. ! Interwoven in the story are several well known men in Jackson in cluding the Worts, who own the Wort Hotel, In which the famed "SUver Dollar Bar" is located. The bar. over which the many and varied libations are passed to the thirsty, contains 2,033 dollars embedded in the wooden top. In his robust, free-swinging style, he recalls his experiences trying to get warm around the old pot-bellied stoves, how men have frozen to .deathin unusual circumstances. He describes the Hole as an Isolated valley of dramatic beauty cupped in the backbone of the Rockies and surrounded, by them accesible only by roads all cf which are long and tough. Throughout the book, he uses , much wordage about the amount of drinking that is done in the village high up under the shadow of the Tetons. Although the cocktail hour in most eastern cities if usually from . five to seven o'clock in the late afternoon, in Jackson, it lasts from mid-September until Thanksgiving although Mr. Hough does make allowances for those "who suffer from a -chronic salty stomach and show up early and certain lonely souls (who cant stand solitude and insist -on carrying on after hours (in New York until dawn) in the West until farch or until Jail, whichever comes first." Jackson is, according to Hough, to the residents of that area, high-landers, what the waterfront Is to the seafaring clan. He also points out that In New York and other eastern cities, collections are taken up to keep the youngsters out of doors for their health, in Jackson it is reversed. They take up collections to keep 'tm indoors. Keep them away from hunting trips so they don't shoot a hunter for an elk, or fishing trips so they don't fall in and drown. He also describes the native skis, which he says is the personal transportation cf the people in Jackson hole. The native ski is 12 feet long and about a foot wide with a housing made of heavy leather and nailed to the ski itself. Skis usually have a long strip of elk hide set into the working surface, with the hairs pointed toward the rear this keeps the ski from back-slipping when the traveler is going uphill, while let ting him glide downhill without slowing up too much. He also tells why creme de menthe accounts for roughly one-sixth of Jackson Hole bar sales during the cocktail hour. Wyomingltes, who usually like their snorts straight will wonder about this. As it was said, this is a rollicking and salty tale about Jackson Hole, tall yarns end tall mountains" where men Ere so confoundedly men" and where bartenders serve as a personal clearing house for information, advice, and counsel. L.K.M. . . , - i - . ' i ,. . A . . . . y""" ?" " A W' ' I jr"! v- ' v V 1 , o - ' , ; ' ? i1 y r Vr- ' av I: Kl i 1 4 Ms . Kif I I ! t - t f i 1 ' i : rr, i : V 1 1 ixs I - . V ' t -? ! A Ji!T.''A ' I;-' fit ' Cosper Tribune-Herald & Star Sunday Morch 18, 1956 3 Laramie Girl Wins State Legion Oratorical Contest Kay Kepler of Laramie won first place in the American Legion Oratorical contest held in Casper Friday. Jo Anne Blower of Casper was the second place winner in the state contest. The speech contest based on a topic taken from the Constitution was conducted by Attorney Richard (Dick) Bostwick, Casper departmental oratorical contest chairman, and Al Hardin of Casper, past grand chef of the 40 and 8. Joe Tate of Sheridan .was the third place winner and Shron Lynn of Cody, fourth. The winner will go to Sidney, Neb., April 10 to compete in the sectional contest. Winners of that contest will compete in the regional contest in Carson City, Nev., April 12. The finals which will have the WINNERS IN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST: Contest winners and Legion of icials ore shown after oratorical contest held in Casper Friday. (Left to right' Al Hardin, Caster past grand chef of the 40 and 8; Kay Kepler of Laramie, fir,st place winner; Jo Anne Blower of Casper, second piace; Joe Tate, Sheridan, third; Sharon Lynn, Cody, fourth; Attorney Richard (Dick) Bostwick, Casper departmental oratorical contest chairman; and W. W. Hale, Cheyenne, department adjutant (Tribune-Star Photo). ( How They Voted WASHINGTON iff) How Wyoming members of Congress were recorded as voting on recent roll calls: , Senate On Aiken (R-Vt) amendment eliminating from farm bill a provision for 90 per cent price support on milling quality wheat, .adopted 46-45: Barrett (R), for the amendment; O'Mahoney (D), against. . On Carlson (R-Kan) amendment to farm bill to provide 100 per "cent supports on wheat grown for human consumption, adopted 54-39: Barrett and O'Mahoney, for .tfc amendment. On Russell (D-Ga) amendment to 'farm bill to "provide 100 per cent supports on cotton, defeated 37-33: Barrett and O'Mahoney, for the amendment. House v No major roll calls. $5,000,000 Voted For Crow Indians Alcatraz Still Prison Despite ax s m A J AOC imiim' Security Istional Privileges WASHINGTON LP The Senate Friday approved payment of five million dollars to the Crow Indian tribe in Montana for land required for the Yellowtail Dam. A payment bill was passed without objection and sent to the House. Approval by the House and President Eisenhower would end a controversy over how much the Crows should be paid for 7,000 acres at the site of the Big Horn River Reclamation-Power Project. The government has filed a condemnation suit in federal court to take the land, but the suit has not been pressed pending action on the bill, sponsored by Sens. Murray and Mansfield, Montana Democrats. The Bureau of Reclamation offered $1,500,000 to the Indians, estimating the reservation land's ac tual market value is only about $36,000. Some of the Indians demanded a million dollars annually for 50 years. For Business Life Ins. Set Orval Coy I t 1 . rr . 2 f- 2-1167 v . M-l ISO Be 91 w. NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO. Gives Meteorite to Alabama University TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Lf) A star fragment which fell on Alabama and brought fame to Mrs. Hulitt Hodges because it hit her has been given to the "University of Alabama. The nine - pound meteorite plopped through the roof of Mrs. Hodges home near Sylacauga, Ala., Nov. 30, 1954. . As many as 75 offers to purchase the meteorite were made, one as high as $5,000, said Mrs. Hodges. But she decided to give the prize to the university. By LEONARD MILLIMAN SAN FRANCISCO 13) A cau-: tious series of increased privileges for prisoners and stricter security measures has reduced violence on bloody Alcatraz. But there's no intention of abandoning the maximum security prison in the near future. This was indicated to newsmen by Warden Paul J. Madlgan in a rare mass tour of The Rock this week by reporters, photographers and television cameramen. The Justice Dept. invited them to make the visit in response to ' requests. Although they live behind rose-colored bars only lVa miles from San Francisco, life on the island in San Francisro Bay is no bed of roses for its 281 prisoners. They are the most dangerous, the most rebillions of convicts in all federal prisons. SOME CHANGES Major changes made over a period of 20 years include (1) permitting men to converse with their neighbors in cell blocks or at the dining table, (2) letting them see two movies a month, (3) letting them listen to the radio over earphones 3V2 flours a night, with a choice of two stations, and (4) reducing the work week for those permitted industrial jobs from an eijrht-hour day six days a week to a 6',2-hour day five days a week. . First of the changes, elimination of the silent system, followed the slugging of former Warden James A. Johnston as he walked lr. 5 V i I'j&iXKt 9 X Pi THE WATER-BOUND PRISON Or ALCATRAZ: Although convicts incarcerated there have been granted some additional privileges, Alcatraz, on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, still is a maximum security federal prison (Associated Press Photo). through the dining room in a 1937; catwalks behind which gun guards of abandoning it because of its lo- four winners of the United States and territories will be held in St. Louis, Mo., April 16. . , The four prizes will consist of scholarships which have a value of $4,000, $2,500, $1,000 and. $500. Where Would the Money Come From? Seven Thousand Men But Not One 0'Hara YOKOSUKA, Japan W) Ah, the shame of it. Seven thousand Marines and Navy men at the huge U. S. naval base here, and not an O'Hara in the lot. The idea was a picture for St. Patrick's Day of an American O'Hara, preferably big and redheaded, posed with a cute little almond-eyed Japanese miss of the same name. 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