Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on March 3, 1935 · 27
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Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming · 27

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ANNUAL WYOMING EDITION 1 OH-l THE CASPER TRIBUNE - HERALD page a; CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES COSTING $700,000 PROVE 1 MELIORATING unemployment hi Ca :pr and Natrona county, apyroxim; iely $700,000 were spent .i t-.'' construction completed last year, exclusive of expenditures on the Ca.ir-Alcova public works .o.'ect, 5.i ce the bulk. If not all, of this sum WcS put iu circulation locally, it proved a powerful stimulus for improved bu- iness conditions, marking a revival reflected not only in the building trades but In all lir.es of mercantile enterprise. Of the total a large percentage was in payrolls. Th. federal government, through the civil woiks administration and Its successor, the emergency relief admir.luration. expended $308,500 on 3 woik relief program that included 15 projects consummated in If .e CWA. ir.st.tuted in the winter r.f 1333-34. brought about an ex-rud,tire of $184,423. to which $124.-093 added by th? ERA. in 1934. Heavy contribution to this pro-gram w;s made, moreover, by tne county and municipal governments, wk' shire '.n th? whole totaled $3 1.3" 3. Thee figures have been made available by L. D. Fronde!!, of tfv EH A accounting department. Prirate Construction Ifi"vrtant as were the work re-lie' tprojerts. with their outlay of r..arl? $350 000 rar labor, materials t:i cjulpment, individual cor.truc-ticr. fhOTed vigorous gains after a p- ;eJ priod of stagnation. Th? number of bulldlr.j permit? for private ccn?truction increased fourfold over th total for 1333, it was reprted bv Frmk S. Knittie. city cnglrer. The f3 permi-s last year a2".-?gatcd $72,065. F.ft:en i.ew structures were erected in Caspar at a cost of $21,550. Th largest !x.R!e expenditure was by the Montgomery Ward d.prt-mert store. In March, effecting add-if'. jns to their store and in remcd-el T. A large amount of aire rati r.-,. addition? and rep:':rs in botn V bu Ir.e:s and residential district was accomplished In the cou-re of the year. Of the larzp sum disbursed in C.;vr aiid Natrona county by the fedcial Horn Own -r Loan corpor- COMMUNITY ASSET IN 1931 aticn. approximately $50,000 was for residential repairs. Through th? Federal Housing administration, a of an amp!?, fully-modern hangar runways. These facilities are, for and air line headquarters' levelling the time being, under lease by the and grading of flying field, and Wyoming Air Sendee. p I I i I - i i r u -sj I i ! n n 1 I I H Krr- P! I 1 Vi!..?,.., . I, . ... - i Attractive new home of the Casper Community Golf club, just completed as a CAVA and ERA project. federal agency which came into existence last year, an additional $.35,000 for repairing and modernization was expended by Caspar home owners. Of the $64,915 erpended on construction of the high school stadium, capable of seating 5.000 people, the school administration assumed a substantial share of $22,000, for materials. This w:s an investment to be self-liquidating by proceeds from the athletic and other evento for which the field la yearly utilized. Beun as a CWA project, the stadium was completed In 1934 under the ERA. The CWA expenditure totaled 31.222, the ERA. $11,693. it in learned from Frondell's records. The largest of all work relief projects was the new airport and runways at Wardwell field, completed t a cost or $93,357. itemized as follows: CWA. $46,809; ERA, $12 -710; county, $33 838. Wardwell field, six miles north on the Salt Creec highway, is headquarters for the Wyoming Air Service. Ire. operating daily between Billings, Mont., and Pueblo. Cclo. Th? project included construction New Cabin for Boy Scouts . - '-- ... --te.t .. :,. TI..TII l The new rustic Iloy Scout cabin erected in south Casper with relief labor to serve assembly and recreational needs. THE Cassis Dry Goods Co. OPERATING THREE WYOMING OWNED STORES The Very Best in Seasonable Ladies' Ready Ao-W7 car Drv Goods Notions and Novelties KASSIS DRV GOODS CO. CASPER, WYOMING AP.K KASSIS, Prop, ami Manager KASSIS DRY GOODS CO. CHEYENNE. WYOMING TOM KASSIS, Manager KASSIS DRY GOODS CO. LARAMIE. WYOMING TOM CRAVEN, Manager 1ASPrR Boy Scouts now have a ' new home as the result of completion of the Scout cabin in 1931 in the old city tourist camp. Trees were set out and a general landscape plan was followed. Troops sponsored by local service clubs, tcouters or adult scout workers, persor-s attending training courses, dinners, brids? parties and ctiier events met in the new cabin which comprises, a larje assembly rcom, kitchen and clouk room. Coupled with these uses are the outdoor activities of the local troops, all of which combine to utilize this value ble asset to the organization. Grounds have been greatly helpful for test passing and instruction and assembly pointe for other activities. It was given by the eitv of Casper to the scouts. There was a gain of 34.5 scouts in the district in 1934 and the leadership position was strengthened with many new 5couters. Of the 1,332 scouts in 1934. 1.153 were boy scouts, 12 sea scouts and 167 cubs. Two Camps Held Two outstanding camps were held during the summer. The annual camp at Camp Carey was attended by 153 boys and 29 under-privileged boys from Casper, Thermopolls, Cody, Glenrock, Douglas, Laramie, Lander, Midwest, Lusk, Greybull, Wo., and Gothenburg, Neb. A special pack trip to Seven Brothers lakes in the Big Horns for 15 fcouts was sponsored by the Kiwanis club. Badges during the year were awarded as follows: First class, 117; second class, 139; tenderfoot, 965; star, 69; life rank, 22; eagle rans, feven; eagle palms, eight bronze, six gold and five silver; merit badges, 1.196. Other activities included local celebration of the silver jubilee of scouting; inauguration of the 10-year program of scouting; drives for food, clothing and household articles of relief, for 20 truckloads of old toys for poor children, for books and magazines; assisting in Fire Prever.tin work; serving as messengers during the American Legion convention; assisting in maintaining order on Hallcwe'en; helping in the community fund drive; lioldir.g a merit badge exposition; reproducing forts In early Wyoming history, and holding a weekly swimming period at the local high school plunge. Drought conditions of last year prompted the excavation and construction of important and permanent reservoirs on the 33-Mile stock: trail wert of Casper, which links the prairie winter range with the Big Horn summer range, at a cost of $33,740. Of this sum, $30,000 was supplied through the ERA, the remainder and equipment being supplied by the county, under whose supervision the project was effected. A long-felt community need w3 laying of the North Casper sanitary sewer system, now nearing completion, at a cost of $38,158 to date. A re-survey of the lands under the Casper -Alcova project was made with $46,734 in CWA funds and was a source of considerable employment. Highway Outlay Considerable highwsy construction took place In Natrona county In the past year, accounting for the expenditure of about $66,000 in stat? funds. One-half mile of concrete pavement was laid down on East Yellowstone avenue, linking th? city's paving with the oiled highway. Thi3 cost S27.CO0. Farther eat on the Yellowstone highway, five r nd eight-tenths miles of new oiled road was constructed to shorten a bend, at i cost of $20 000. On Alcova hill, trivenyed by the Alcova-Rawlins highway, a new oil; mat was super-Imposed over eight' and one-half miles of highway, at a cost of about $19,030. A dozen smaller projects, finished or ;n various stages of completion, are providing work-relief for , local clients of the ERA, as well as developing new recreational units for the po pie of Casper. Mrr.-e than $23,000 has been expended in the development of 27-acre Washington Memorial park, overlooking Casper from the east. Within the park is the Veteran? of Foreien Wars' swimming pool rnd dressing-room building, the latter requiring an outlay of $15,978, last year. The new Casper Community club pelf houce was built at a cost of $21,047. In addition, nine supplementary green? were constructed on the course. The Izaak Walton League lod?e and park develorjment was constructed near the site of old Fort Csspar, Et an outlay of $11,267. An armory for the use of the national guard was erected near Dur-bin and Fifteenth streets, at a cost cf S12.3C8. Nearby is located the Bov Scout cabin and park, costing $2,933.' Other projects in various stages cf development include Rotary park cn Cisper mountain, grading of city streets. Lions camp for underprivileged children on Casper mountain, and the state tannery and mattress factory, of which more appears elsewhere in this edition. A ft. t . -i b. OILER SEQUECE STATION CASPER, WYOMING Directly Across Street from Postoffice A ONE-STOP SERVICE SitdDjlD A EDaay "no 1 EiteMj You'll Find a Hearty Welcome Awaiting You in Casper, the Gateway to Yellowstone, the Hub of Wyoming y n ii if ' iSM ASPE1R A SSOC1AT Kfl WRITE THK ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION ON CASPER AND WYOMING

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