Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on July 18, 1970 · 5
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Casper, Wyoming
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Saturday, July 18, 1970
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Casper Star-Tribune Saturday, July 18, 1970 5 Winners Named in SilaHe Morse Show Natrona 4-1 1 Outscores Laram ie PREXY 'HANGED': Vigilantes lynched University it if Wyoming President William D. Carlson from a wagon tongue during a 1 ecent covered wagon trek from Fort Bridger to Evanston. Carlson was c onvicted of being a poor wagon driver on the testimony of witnesses who claimed he missed a rock in the road. Persons riding with Carlson doubted1 that he missed any rock. Nevertheless, the UW president was "hanged" i r I true frontier tradition. (Baldwin Photo). ' , Old Mine Shaft Filled ROCK SPRINGS - Sweetwater County crews filled an old mine shaft, estimated 12 by 12 feet at the surface and about 50 feet deep in the area just west of the Rock Springs Cemetery along Walnut Street, according to Domlnlck (Snooks) Ferrero, Sweetwater County Commissioner. The opening, Ferrero said, may have Wyoming Deaths Malcolm Johnston ROCK SPRINGS Malcolm Leslie Johnston, 37, died July 13 in Denver. Born Nov. 25, 1933, he moved from Rock Springs 15 years ago. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and worked in Denver as a boilermaker. Surviving are his wife, Bernardine, Denver; one son, Stephen, and one" daughter, Kimberley, both of New Orleans, La'.; two brothers, Carl Johnston, Port Washington, Wis.; and Herbert D. Johnston, Story; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Mary Jo) Poirot, Peoria, 111.. Graveside services will be held at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery Saturday at 2 p jn., the Rev. Dennis Serdahl of the Green River Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will follow with Rogan Mortuary In charge. 0 Eugene Hobson LANDER Services for Eugene Harry Hobson, 59 will be Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. in the Lander Valley Chapel. Rev. Herbert Cies of Riverton will officiate and interment will be be in Mount Hope Cemeter. Lander sonic Lodge 2 will conduct Masonic services. Hobson died July 14 at Bishop Randall Hospital. He was a retired Fremont County Tuck and Implement dealer. He was born Dec. 29, 1910. Surviving by his wife, Mary; his mother, Mrs. J. E. Hobson of Atchinson, Kan. ; a son, James E. Hobson of Camarillo. Calif.: a daughter, Mary Jean Hammack of Cheyenne; a sister Mrs. Ted Lein of Atchinson and (our grandchildren. He was preceded In death by his father, James Hobson. Grace'McQueen ROCK Springs -Grace Louise McQueen, '50, died Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient fot two and one half months. --7-. : "" A resident'of Rock Springs for 28 years, she was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Cincinnati, Iowa. Survivors are her husband, Johnny, Rock Srpings; one daughter, Mrs. Garry (Julia) Edwards, Rock Springs; three sons, Robert J., Little America, Ronald W. and Richard L, Rock Springs; four grandchildren; four brothers, James Phillips, Cincinnati, la., Orem" Phillips, Centerville. Ia.; Woodrow Phillips, Laramie; Delmar Phillips, Superior. Services will be held at Rogan Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m., Bishop Elwood Robins of the First Ward, Latter Day Saints Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rogan Chapel all day Sunday and Monday until time of services. , Two Demos File In Big Horn Co. GREYBULL- Two more candidates for Big Horn County offices were announced Tuesday by G.W. Murphy, Big Horn County Democratic chairman, following a meeting of the Democratic Central committee in Greybull Monday evening. , Frank Hecker of Lovell will be a candidate for the Wyoming House of Representatives; and Jack Black of Lovell will run for Big Horn County Commissioner. There are no Democratic candidates for assessor, coroner, counv clerk or the second seat in the House of Represent tatives. ' 1 i J been the air shaft ; and was discovere 1 into the old Home Mine 1 by a boy who lives in the area. He told reported the openl his father, who in turn ng to authorities. The fill is the f county crews In tti urth or fifth made by e past several months, a fill of nearly the same Ferrero added that size as theHome !J couple of months ajj other fills have be area. Ferrero issued line shaft was made a 0 in Blairtown, and that ;n in the same general a strong warning to their children to stay cave-ins and to notify lately when they are parents to advise away from such authorities immed discovered. Drivers From Six States in 'Sand Rally9 By AKr.V STRAND ROCK SPRING'S J Sand buggies and stock cars from su ( : states participated last weekend in the cond Boar's Tusk Sand Rally, according to Leonard Stensaas, Rock Springs Cliamber of Commerce secretary. Twenty cars fn m Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, California, and Arizona competed in 34 dii ferent classes including stock class, street ' and trail, competition modified buggies, J i ind competition buggies. A hill climb was 1 leld Saturday, and drag races were held on Sunday. In the drag race, Bob Beyer, S i lit Lake City, Utah, took first place in the t'Jlass C street and trail race, followed b y Andy Marchinsky, Kemmerer. Top eliminator L eRoy Wilson, Bountiful, Utah, bested Rock Springs dragster Denny Hittle in both Claj s A and B in the com petition modified event. Leroy Page of Alpine, Utah, beat Beyer in the Class C modified event. Bert Moore, Salt Lake City, lost to John Kochler, Long Beach, California, in the Class A buggy race, but took first place over Tom Lorenz oj' Los Angeles In Class B competition. : Another Salt Lake City driver, Pat Perkins, crossed l;he line ahead of Don" Wilson, Lander, in the Class C event for competition buggie s i; in the Class A and B, Jim Sims and Frank Kistner, both of Laramie, placed first and second in the competition buggie:: 1 race. In the hill climb, Bob Beyer topped Andy Marchinsky in Class C stacker i:;ompetition. All three competition modifi e td classes featured the same placement in the hill climb as in the drag race, with the exception of Class B, in which Hittle beat Wilson. In the buggy hill climb, it was Koechler over Moore for Ch; A. Moore beat Don "Wilson of Lander in Class B, and Wilson beat Jerry Easton 'Of Aurora, Colorado, in Class C. Sims and Kistner finished one-two in the competition buggy : limb and Sims was top eliminator. -,' The Rocky Mount kin Championships will be held here Aug. 2 8-29 for selection of an over-all sand charri pion. From 100 to 150 vehicles are expeq t ed to compete at the Boar's Tusk Dunes : north of Rock Springs. Wild F' lowers Star in Tetons i JACKSON- The wildflowers of Grand Teton National Part are reported at their peak n6w, accordin) to park officials. Visitors to the ' park now are being provided with excep tional views of profuse wildf lower colors a I Iter the long and late spring, they said. The area between the Buffalo Fork Entrance Station aiji i Colter Bay is one of the most startling w i th lupine, scarlet gilia and balsamroot. . In an aspen-lined meadow five miles north of Colter Bay 1 vildflower enthusiasts are greeted with inte rmixed masses of blue camas and white mu le ears. At the junction one mile south of Jackson Lake Lodge, Indian paintbrush ar id elephanthead are to be found. ' - Visitors are urg.d to use caution in stopping to use th e authorized turnoffs along .thhighwayf. An " illustrated c . ampfire program on .... wildflowers is pres3 nted every Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Colt er Bay Amphitheater. Admission is free. Natrona county 4-H'ers outscored Laramie county's senior team by 26 point3 to take first place in the second annual state horse-Judging contest in Casper July 10. Orvill Nicholls, Converse County Agricultural Extension Agent, presented the Bill Whitney Memorial traveling trophy to members of the Natrona team: Clara Horn, Marikee Stiles, Mike Henry and Lynn Beasley, all of Casper. Converse county which won the trophy last year, placed fourth. Natrona's winning score was 1,490, followed by Laramie county with 1,470; Niobrara, 1,469; Converse, 1,463; and Weston and Platte tied with 1,461. Niobrara county took the junior team title with 1,472 points. Trailing the leader were Platte with 1,465; Goshen.1,464; RUNNERS-UP: King Merritt of Cheyenne displays the reserve championship trophy won by Laramie county in the senior division of the state 4-H horse judging contest in Casper last weekend. Next to Merritt is team member Monty Landers. Standing from left are Mark Bishop, Steve Bishop, and Phil Rosenlund, Assistant Laramie County Agricultural Extension Agent. The trophy was awarded by the Wyoming Morgan Horse Assn. (UW Photo). esr j t- - - r " .- P y t W J - ft I 7 m TOP SCORER: Mrs. Neil Stugart of WheaUand, lefV presents a trophy from the Wyoming Appalbosa Assn. to Birdie Angellr also of Wheatland, following the state 4-H horse-judging contest in Casper. Miss Angell was the highest scoring individual in the senior division. (UW Photo). ' - . . t 1 V "V, - 1 IS- - TROPHY WINNER: Karen Morris of Cheyenne thanks Don Rolston for the trophy, which he presented to her in behalf of the Rocky Mountain Paint Saddle Assn. Miss Morris was the highest scoring individual in the junior division of the state 4-H horse judging contest in Casper. Rolston is assistant state 4-H club leader. (UW Photo). Laramie, and Hot Springs tied with 1,458; and Albany, 1,450. Birdie Angell's score of 529 was tops in senior individual competition. The Wheatland 4-H'er was 10 points ahead of her nearest competitor, Susan Martens of Newcastle, who turned in a card of 519. Others in the top 10 were Clara Horn, Casper, and Ernest Martinez, Morrill, Neb., tied, with 510; Steve Bishop, Cheyenne, and Linda Simons, Beulah, tied with 505; Bill Ogg, Worland, 503; Carol Caywood, Sheridan, and Ann Pollock, Douglas, tied with 502; Kathy Bradshaw, Laramie, 510. Karen Morris, Cheyenne, and Kathy Horton, Riverton, led the individual scoring in the junior division with 504. Rounding out the top 10 were Dave Troastle, VV?Av-.-.-s! M IV . .. A! 4 w v Cheyenne, 503; Dick Mickelson, Wheatland, 502; Lyndia Ward, Lance Creek, 500; Shcrri Hardzog, Yoder, 499; Lorry Rickman, Thermopolis, Penny Gray, Orin, and Dawn Penfield, Lusk, tied with ' 497; Melissa Johnson, Casper, 496. In addition to the traveling award, the Natrona county team received a trophy from the Wyoming Quarter Horse Assn. The Wyoming Arabian Assn. presented a trophy to the winning Niobrara junior team, and the Wyoming Morgan Horse Assn. gave an award to the reserve champion senior team from Laramie county. Birdie Angell, highest scoring senior individual, and Karen Morris, who won the THE WINNERS: Natrona county's judging team won two big awards by taking championship honors in the senior division of the state horse-judging contest in Casper. Mike Henry holds the trophy presented by the Wyoming Quarter Horse Assn., and Lynn Beasley displays the Bill Whitney memorial traveling trophy. In the back row, left to right, are Marilee Stiles, Coach Dale Stiles, and Clara Horn. All are from Casper. (UW Photo). -S "-" ' 't J til ' .. ft t I 3 r : I (0 JUNIOR CHAMPS: This team from Niobrara county scored 1,472 points to win top honors in the junior division of the state 4-H horse-judging contest in Casper last weekend. In the front row, left to right, are Ken Sides, Lusk, and Lydia Ward, Lance Creek. Standing are Venus Kilmer, Jonell Fulk and Dawn Penfield, all of Lusk. Kilmer presented the trophy in behalf of the Wyoming Arabian Assn. of which he is president. (UW Photo). t Historical Trek Planned By NINA MORRIS GREEN RIVER- The Sweetwater County Historical Society are going on a trek Sunday, July 19, alon the old freighters trail from Point of Rocks to South Pass. The public is invited. The trek was planned for June but the rains then caused the trip to be postponed because the graded dirt roads might not have been passable. Ed Varley of Point of Rocks will lead the trek, starting at 10 o'clock from Point of Rocks where the Society will view a display of old records and hear historical comments. The group will then go to the site of the Jim Bridger power plant of Pacific Power and Light Co. where Russell Stewart of P.P.&L from Idaho will guide the group around the 'site. The trek will continue to Radar Springs at Black Rock, where Adrian Reynolds will read a paper on the history of the site, then to Steamboat Mountain and on to Morrow Creek, where George Stephens will read of its history. A stop will be made at the Tri-Territorial Monument and at the Indian Writings near. Chiltons Ranch. 'This trek offers a last opportunity to see the area as it was used by the freighters tie breaking event in the junior contest, received trophies from the Wyoming Ap-paloosa Assn. and the Rocky Mountain Paint Saddle Assn. This year'sTximpetition drew 216 entrants from 19 counties, said Don Rolston, assistant state 4-H club leader." Fourteen teams competed in both the senior and junior events. Jack Rydberg of Buffalo was the official judge for classes in showmanship and reining and for halter classes of Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, and Paints. Ellis Ruby of Lisco, Neb., judged halter classes of Arabians and the class in western pleasure, Ramul Duarishkis, Hamilton Dome, judged the Morgan halter class. 7,1 J. going up to the gold mines at South Pass from Point oi Rocks stage station. The construction of the P.P.4L plant may erase some of these landmarks when it is completed. To Cut Overflow At Fdntenelle Dam KEMMERER- The Bureau of, . Reclamation, from its Upper Green River Project Office in Rock Springs, has announced that the Fontenelle Reservoir at July 6, was at elevation 6500.41 feet, with 301,200 acre feet of water In storage. The estimated inflow was 3,200 cubic feet per second. The outflow was 3,000 cubic feet per second, which will be cut 200 cubic feet per second per day Monday through Thursday, to have 2,200 cubic feet per second in the river over the weekend. 'This outflow will probably be cut again next week, depending on the snow-melt inflow to the reservoir as well as upon a revised forecast pf run-off. 1 --...; V- -J 7

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