Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on September 13, 1971 · 2
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Casper, Wyoming
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Monday, September 13, 1971
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2 Catptr Star-Tribgn I 1 - . ; I 1' . 'i . i fc. . . . BIG DISCUSSION: Discussing mutual problems president, Cheyenne VFW; Bob Wildman, Casper and plans for Wyoming's non-profit fraternal secretary-treasurer, Eagles; Peter Salas, Chey- and service organizations during their weekend enne G.I. Forum director; and Pete Groves, convention in Casper are left to right Bill Col- director, Cheyenne VFVV. (Photo by Chuck Mor- licott. director. Cheyenne Eagles; Ray Eckhardt, rison) The 'Misadventures 5 Of the Midwes t Band By DENNIS ODOM MIDWEST What started out In the minds of school officials as a well-planned, routine band trip to the University of Wyoming-South Dakota football game in Laramie Saturday, took on the appearance of a scene from "The Perils of Pauline"; which perhaps could be more appropriately dubbed, "The Misadventures of Midwest". Chaperone Missing First of all the trip had to begin at 5 a jn. so that the two buses transporting the band members and their chaperones could make the 160-mile journey in time for the 9:30 ajn. parade. The band members all were present and wide awake with anticipation at the dreaded hour, despite the talk these days of the irresponsibility of youth. Ironically, the only people missing were two of the chaperones. The trip started without the two, but one managed to catch up to the buses by car, flagging them down just outside of Casper. The chaperone's car was left at the bus barns in Casper, and from there the troop headed for Laramie sans only one person; an adult chaperone. First Breakdown Fifteen miles outside of Casper an air compressor bracket broke on one of the two buses, constituting the second non-scheduled stop of the day. All the band members and their equipment were loaded onto the remaining bus, including a Kelly Walsh saxophone player who had missed his bus, and was having his mother drive him to Laramie. When they saw the stopped buses, the sax player hitched a ride on the Midwest bus. California Rites For Riverton Man RTVERTON The body of Dennis Lee Meyer, 25. of Riverview Route in Riverton will be returned to Ivanhoe, Calif, by the J)avis Funeral Home for sehdces and burial. Meyer was the victim of a one car accident in Riverton Sept. 9. Meyer was born in Elko, Nev., on Feb. 9, 1946, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ernest Meyer. He had lived in Fremont County in the early 1960's attending school in Morton. He then had moved to California. He and his brother, Darrell, had returned to Riverton about five ""months ago to care for their father's farm near Ocean Lake since- the father was hospitalized in the Veterans Hospital in Denver. He was married to the former Betty Vaughn on March 14, 1968, in Ivanhoe, Calif. Survivors include the widow, Betty; one son, Dennis Lee Meyer Jr., 2Vi months; his mother of Ivanhoe; his father, Charles Meyer of Riverton; three sisters, Rosie Vaughn of Ivanhoe, Nina Grisp of Oceanside, Calif., and Twinkle Goff of Richmond, Calif.; five brothers, John, Gale, and Dale of Ivanhoe, Darrell of Riverton, and Ernest of Visalin, Calif. Funerals ct mmt AT SPRUCE PHONE 234-7123 in-1' -m MORTUARY 24J 1 Part Hml Owi pfc, 235-SSM Monday, Spt. 13, 1971 VT t : ) r" if I , The crowded bus became highway bound once again, much to the delight of the band members who seemed to be enjoying the compactness, and drove to .within four miles of Laramie before running out of gas! The group had been scheduled to stop in Medicine Bow, but hadn't because it was running late. The bus gas gauge didn't work and speculation had revealed a belief that the bus would make it to Laramie on what gas it had left. Well, it didnt. Not because the speculation had been wrong, but because the carburetor had worked loose, allowing a lot of the gas to spill out. Sticks Out Thumb ' It was now 9: 10, and the parade was to begin in 20 minutes. Joel Monson, the band director, was forced to take up one of the oldest forms of highway travel; hitchhiking. While he was gone, two highway patrol cars, lights flashing, and several cars offering assistance to the stranded band proceeded to stop. One would have thought the location of the parade had been moved. The band director returned with the gas only to find that the bus still would not start due to the faulty carburetor, so another bus' was summoned from Laramie. In the meantime, the uniformed band members and their chaperones busied themselves by picking up garbage in the road-ditch and playing a modified form of football using one of the beer cans they had found in the ditch; a game they more appropriately named "footcan." The final score of the "footcan" match was an 8 to 8 tie. Off Again The third bus arrived and the troops were off again. The band was too late for the parade, but made it in time for rehearsal for the opening and halftime shows. They had to take all their equipment off the third bus, however, since it belonged to someone else. With no other place to put the assorted gear, it was piled in the parking lot along with the chaperones until the bus was repaired and arrived at the parking lot 45 minutes later. Leaves Eagles Case to Courts CHEYENNE Sen,. Cliff Hansen said " Saturday he would lesve the disposition of the eagle controversy in Wyoming up to the courts. "I think the law should be enforced and I have every confidence it will be," he told the Star-Tribune. . He added that he would "not impugn the. testimony of Vogan or anyone else until they have their day in court." Hansen was referring to helicopter pilot James Vogan who told a senate subcommittee nearly 800 eagles were slain last year by gunners on his aircraft over Wyoming ranches. The senator said he was "surprised" by Vogan 's statements and observed that some do not believe all the pilot's charges. "I. am not going to say that he's lying until he's tried to make his testimony hold water," Hansen said. Ray Eckhardt Heads Affiliated Clubs Ray Eckhardt of VFW Post 1881 In Cheyenne was chosen president of the Affiliated Clubs of Wyo., Inc., which met Saturday at the Moose Lodge in Casper. Other officers chosen were Barney Myers of the Building and Trades Club of Casper, vice-president; and Robert Wildman, Eagles Lodge No. 308, secretary and treasurer. Three new trustees were also chosen. They were: Bill Colllcott of Eagles Lodge No. 128 in Cheyenne, Pete Groves of VFW Post No. 1881 in Cheyenne, and Pete Salas of. the American G.I. Forum, Cheyenne. Also on the agenda was discussion of items of mutual interest. . Approximately 25 persons attended Saturday's meeting and the banquet that night at the Moose Lodge. v ' '.A ' The pre-game and halftime programs expired with little difficulty, and the return trip only saw bus difficulties once when the bus had trouble cranking up at Medicine Bow where the group had stopped for gas. Despite all of the unexpected events, the band members remained cheerful. Probably more so than had the trip gone without incident. There was much discussion upon who, if anyone, was the jinx of the ill-fated mission, and the added adventure only proved to inspire twice as much song and vitality among the youngsters. Parents May Keep Kids Home SAN FRANCISCO ( UPI)- Thousands of parents opposed to busing are expected to keep their children home Monday in a protest boycott as court-ordered integration begins in San Francisco elementary schools. Drivers of the 130 new yellow school buses, which will carry 26,000 of the city's 47,000 grammar school youngsters to classes, made final practice runs Sunday. A "dry run" of the buses Friday was rated 85 per cent effective by school ad-mlnistrators, but most buses were late and some didn't show up at all. Drivers drove over their routes during the weekend to familiarize themselves with new loading zones, schedules and construction obstacles. "Quite a few of the drivers areout today," a spokesman for the firm providing the buses said Sunday. "Those who aren't completely sure of their routes came In for a final practice." Anti-busing forces, who have held well attended and angry meetings throughout the city in recent weeks, urged parents to boycott the buses Monday. Robert G. Nelson, president of Concerned Parents Association, and Mrs. Virgil Parker, leader of the United Community of Geneva and Excelsior, two of the leading anti-busing groups both urged a peaceful protest Mrs. Parker said opponents should stay away front the - schools to give the district a chance to fail on its own. Mayor Joseph L Alioto, another staunch : opponent of busing, has warned that violence, including efforts to block buses or prevent students from entering classes, will not be tolerated. The centers of opposition were In Chinatown and on Treasure Island. Four "freedom schools" were organized in Chinatown for youngsters whose parents don't want them to leave the community. At Treasure Island, located a mile out in the bay, Navy parents organized a boycott despite urgings from brass that they comply with the plan. U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Weigel ordered the city's 97 elementary schools integrated in a suit brought by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The school board adopted a plan dividing the city into seven busing zones. Human Resource Group To Convene Sept. 20 ' "Caring IsNotEic .i" is the title of the second annual conveul ion of the Wyoming Human Resources Confederation, to be held Sept. 20-22, at the Ramada Inn. Such topics as family planning, the Qiicano in Wyoming, and the nationally proposed Family Assistance Plan will be discussed. Planned for the three day period are 18 workshops. Participants may attend one of six workshops held each day. Informal "Curbstone Conferences" will be held in the afternoons. Tuesday morning is reserved for a business meeting with members attending.' The general public is invited to participate in workshops and "Curbstone Conferences.." Registration will be held from 10 ajn. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 20. The keynote address will be presented at 1 p jn. on that date. Persons desiring. further information can contact the Rev. Gerald Sullivan, P. O. Box 2247, in Casper. Engineer Says Water Systems not Similar The firm which designed the Ther-mopolis water system took exception Sunday with the statements that the water gathering system that served businesses and homes north and west of the North Platte River was identical to the Ther-mopolis system. "The statement was made that this system was similar to the one proposed as an alternate to the Board of Public Utilities plan." stated Frank Luers, professional engineer, Western Engineers-Architects, "This is not true." "Since our firm designed the Ther-mopolis system after which the alternate is patterned, I feel that it is my duty ot set the record straight," Luers said. "The system described is in no way similar, and was installed at a site where everyone knows the water is bad." "From the description given, it is completely obvious why this particular system would not produce an adequate supply of any kind of water, let alone a potable supply," Luers added. He referred to statements quoted in the Sunday Star-Tribune by Tex English, general manager and vice president of the North Platte Water and Sewer District which serves businesses and homes north and west of the river. The district had to abandon the fully automated, $185,000 plant and now buys its water from the Board of Public Utilities. English said that even though residents must pay twice as much for their water as Casper residents, the water rates are still 4r "- 1 CHAIRMAN of the National Parks Centennial Commission, L. W. "Bill" Lane (center), scans preliminary plans for the 1972 centennial celebration at Yellowstone Park while Gov. Stan Hathaway and Frank Norris, director of the Wyoming Travel Commission (left) look on. Lane is publisher of Sunset Magazine. Publicity Ill-Founded CHEYENNE - Adverse and "ill-founded" publicity on Yellowstone National Park is one reason tourist attendance is off, said Gov. Stan Hathaway. "I invite anyone who is going to write about the park to first visit the area, and they will find no litter problem, no hippie problem and no areas of serious congestion," said Hathaway. He added that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are "the cleanest, best-run parks in America, and. we in Wyoming are blessed to have people of the quality of Jack Anderson and Howard Chapman." Anderson is Yellowstone "superintendent, and Chapman is superintendent of Grand Teton. ; The Governor " made the comments following a discussion of centennial plans for 1972 with L W. "Bill Lane, chairman of the National Parks Centennial Commission and president and publisher of Sunset Magazine, and the Wyoming Travel Commission. Generally FREVIEW OF By United Press International Wyoming: Extended Forecast, Wednesday through Friday: CooIvV. Chance of rain and snow showers on Wednesday. High, temperatures 60s at lower elevations, 50s In the mountains. Low temperatures 30s and 40s at lower elevations, 25-35 In the mountains. lineiic Uf I WTHt Temperatures Around the Area, State and Natiorv Albuquerque ., 92 59 .... Cleveland ' 73 6o .... Laramie 80 40 .... Rawlins 81 42 Atlanta 78 62 .11 Denver 81 57 .... Los Angeles 102 75 .... Rock Springs 84 40 BigPiney 82 20 .... Detroit '73 59 .... Miami 90 74 .55 St. Louis 83 57 1 Billings 83 47 .... Douglas 82 43 .... MplsSt.Paul 83 54 .... Salt Lake City 86 52 Bismarck 75 52 .... Fairbanks . 54 33 .... New Orleans 88 72 .07 San Francisco 88 60 .:. Boston 76 65 .28 Fort Worth 94 66 .... Oklahoma City 93 60 .... Seattle 68 49 .Z- Buffalo 70 63 .... Helena 79 34 .... Omaha 90 57 .... Sheridan 85 42 .a. CASPER 1 86 41 .... Honolulu ' 87 69 .... Phoenix 110 78 .... Washington 76 72 .43 Cheyenne 76 48 .... Kansas City 91-60 .... Portland, Ore. 76 50 .... W.Yellowstone 74 31 .1 liicago 66 62 T. Lander 80 48 .... Rapid City 78 18 .... Worland , 88 44 V- ' " '" ' J : ' .. I lower than what district residents would pay were their own system still in operation. t Luers said that he believes that not all solutions to water shortages in Casper have "been pursued sufficiently." "I believe from the discussion that has taken place since the bond proposal was presented to the City Council, that is obvious there could be numerous other solutions to the problem," he said. "Some .. .set the record straight Lane, who spent two days this week at Yellowstone, told Hathaway some $6 million in construction will be completed for the park's centennial year. Although 1972 has been designated National Parks Centennial Year, Lane emphasized that Yellowstone will be the center of attention since "The creation of Yellowstone gave birth to an idea that has grown worldwide." Lane expressed concern over criticism of the Centennial Commission and stressed that members of the Commission were qualified, dedicated individuals who have no provincial motives and who have a great deal of expertise. Hathaway assured Lane that Wyoming would support the Commission and the anniversary celebration. "I urge all Wyomingites to take a . positive approach to this celebration and by working together demonstrate to the world why Wyoming is the first in outdoor America." Fair, Little NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO 7.00 P.M. EST iMTTo - K)T0CJtf MOTMi Ijs .... . iimi of the suggested solutions put forth by engineers and geologists that have not been sufficiently explored or Investigated would have much lower initial and operational costs. "Hopefully, utilization of one or more of these plans could at least result in a return to the summer rates In effect before the water rate increase a year of so ago, he added. r f i ...This is not true." Geysers Seen As Earthquake Forecasters WASHINGTON (UPI)- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggested this week that geysers may be earthquake forecasters. It reported findings by NOAA research scientist, Dr. John S. Rinehart, that the frequency of geyser eruptions is linked to the buildup of subterranean stresses which cause quakes. Rinehart studied records of a number of geysers, including Yellowstone National Park's "Old Faithful." He found that as strains affecting a geyser's underground plumbing ac-culuate, the time interval between eruptions decreases. Once the stresses fire relieved, as by a quake, the Interval increases. In the case of "Old Faithful," the Interval decreased gradually from 1961 through 1963, after which there was ".an abrupt lengthening of the period between eruptions. This was believed to be associated with the magnitude 8.4 Alaskan earthquake' of March 28, 1964, NOAA said. The geyser's behavior before and after Yellowstone's Bebgen Lake quake Aug. J7, 1959, was similar. Its eruption period started shrinking steadily from 1956 to the time of the earthquake, after which" it began to increase. Scientists have long been searching for reliable quake prediction methods. Committal Services For Arvid Eckman Arvid L. Eckmw, 75, died Tuesdajrin Hawthorne, Calif. He was born March 14, 1896, at Chadron, where he was raised. He attended school in his native community, and later went to Chadron Normal College. He served in the Army during World War I, and married Nora Campbell 'of Anderson, S.C., in 1915, at Orln Junction, Wyo. Eckman came to Casper in 1919, where he was employed by Standard Qtl Co. He was transferred to Neodosha, Kan., in 1933, and retired there in 1960. At that time, he moved to Hawthorne. His wife died In 1967, J Survivors include a son, Fred, pf Hawthorne; four greatgrandchildren; and two great-treat-grandchildren. The body was returned to Casper where private committal services were hed Saturday. Bustard's Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. ' Change WYOMING :Generally fair and warmer Monday. Partly cloudy with chance of a few showers mainly in the Mountains Tuesday. Cooler north and turning cooler south Tuesday. High on Monday 80s at lower elevations, 70s in the"mountalns.1'Lowon Monday nlgt 45-55 at lower elevations, 70s in the mountains. Low Monday night 45-55 at lower eievauons, 35-45 in the mountains. High Tuesday 60s in north, 70s south, 55-65 in the mountains. -11-71 rex

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