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3 Harwood Allen Dies At Nampa Harwood Vail Allen, 31, son of Over 100 Star Valley Dairymen Eenjoy On the Spot Dairy Meeting School Board Accepts Bid On Bond Sale GOP Candidates Present Views At Afton Rally Ida Stumpp Killed In Car Mishap Former Resident Strangled California Capitol Audrey Mettie Nelson Wilson was bom May 2, 1917 in Afton, Wyoming, fourth child of Andrew J. Nelson and Lucy Ann Dana Nelson. When she was six years old, they moved to Thayne where she attended elementary school for several years. In 1927, they moved to Freedom where she continued her schooling. About five years later, they purchased the farm three miles south of Freedom, where her brother Dana, now resides.

Audrey completed two years at the Star Valley High School be' fore she left the valley and went Salt Lake City to live. She to State Dairy Cattle Judging Held In Afton Saturday Afton was the scene of the state dairy cattle judging contest Saturday, September 16th when eight dairy judging teams participated in the state event. The contest was held under the direction of Burton Marston, state 4-H club leader. Judges were Don Brown from the Univrsity of Wyoming dairy department, Ivan H. Loughary, Extension Dairyman, and Archie Hale, former county agent in Colorado.

Thirty 4-H club boys and girls enrolled in dairy projects took part in the contest which was represented by Goshen, Platte, Fremont, Park, Sweetwater, Albany and Lincoln Counties. Platte Countys team, coached by County Agent Dell Landen was high in the contest, scoring a total of 1106.2 points out of a possible 1350. This team will represent Wyoming at the National 4.11 dairy cattle judging contest in Waterloo, Iowa, September 30 to October 7. Fremont conuty ran a close second with Park placing third. Lincoln County rated sixth in the contest and considering the lack of judging experience compared to other counties we feel that the team did an exceptionally good job in the contest.

The team totals were very dose together and it was considered a good contest Judging got under way at 8 a. m. at the State Experiment Farm in Afton where two rings of dairy cattle were judged and the contestants were then taken to Francis Astle's farm for two classes of guernsey cattle. The next classes were judged at Ross Burton's in Auburn where two rings of jersey cows were placed. The county agents from the various counties and judges felt that the classes were very outstanding and they were well satisfied with the arrangements and the way the judging tour was handled.

Following the placing of the six rings of dairy stock, the 4-H mem' bers and county agents were taken to the Swiss Cheese Factory in Thayne where they were taken on a tour through the plant by Rosooe Titensor. Needless to say it was an educational trip thru the factory and the delegation was much impressed with the size of the cheese factory and the information they received on the tour. Many packages of Swiss Cheese were purchased by the club members and agents. The Afton North Ward Relief Society under the direction of Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs.

Winfield Burton served a very delicious lunch at the Stake Lounge. Appreciation is extended to them and to the Lincoln County Farm Burean for making this possible. Local arrangements for the dairy judging contest and other activities were made by Extension Agents, Alden Adams and Ray Wolflcy. OOO Joseph Allen of Afton and the late Susie Vail Allen, met his death on Friday, September 15 at Nampa, Idaho. During the past summer he had been staying at the home of his Aunt and Uncle, Mr.

and Mrs. Edgar Erickson of Nampa, working at carpenter work It was in this home that he passed away. Funeral services were held for Harwood on September 18th at the Smoot Ward Chapel. The services were as follows: Processional and Recessional Music Oh My Father, was played on the piano and cornet by Lamont Anglesey and Donna Wheeler. Song: Beautiful Isle of Somewhere by Smoot Singing Mothers.

Prayer by Harvey Crook. Speaker Elmar Lancaster; Song, Sing Me To Sleep by Mary Both Chadwick; Speaker, President E. Francis Winters; Song, Jesus Lover of My Soul by Bp. Findlay and Douglas Findlay, Mary Beth Chadwick and Isabelle Hunsaker; Speaker, William Cas-sity; Remarks, Bishop Lawrence Bruce; Song, Thats My Task, by Gaylon Harmon and Prayer by George Burton. Burial was in the Afton Cemetery with Lynn Nield of the American Legion in charge of military honors and Lee Call playing taps.

He leaves to mourn his passing: His father, step-mother, brothers and sisters Lyda Shore, Salmon, Idaho; ElRay and Blair Allen, Afton; Grant Allen, serving in the U. S. Navy and now stationed at Seattle, Washington. He also has a stepbrother and three sisters: Boyd Weaver, Afton; Fern Pacheco, Salt Lake mento, and Arleen Meikle, Rexburg. His mother preceded him in death in September 1924.

Harwood was born at Smoot at Smoot, on May 3, 1919. He enlisted in the Army on February 17, 1941 and was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska and the Aleutian islands. He received his discharge in February, 1949. 000 Extension of Highway 26 Gets Approval Highway Supt. J.

R. Bromley announced today that the American Association of State Highway Officials last week in executive meeting, approved extension of U. S. 26 from Alpine, Wyoming, to Idaho Falls, Idaho. At the same time, however, Bromley revealed, the executive committee which met at Des Moines, Iowa, rejected a proposed extension of U.

S. 26 easterly from Ogalalla to Nebraska City, Neb. Bromley said the executive committee considered several applications for changing of route numbers in several parts of the country, but in instances where the proposed changes overlapped already assigned U. S. numbers, the requests were declined.

Last year the committee approved extension of U. S. 26 from the eastern boundary of Wyoming through Casper and River, ton to Dubois and on over Two-go-Tee pass down to Moran, thence to Alpine. The approval of the extension will now carry the route into Idaho Falls. Bromley said the executive committee also adopted a resolution requesting government agencies handling transportation contracts to insert in contracts provision whereby the truck contractor would be required to comply with the state laws in the state where the truck is operating.

This same resolution has been adopted by the Wyoming highway commission, he said. Also on the agenda at the meeting was a thorough discussion of the recently passed federal highway bill which allocated federal funds for use by the various states in highway construction work. Bromley is vice president of the region No. 4 of the AASHO. Thirteen of the 16 members of the executive committee were present at the meeting; he said.

ty candidates include C. H. Davis, candidate for the state senate, R. R. Dana, Charles Veigel and Reed Dayton for state representative, Mae Butler for county clerk, William S.

Edmonds for county attorney, A. A. DePauw for coroner, Dixon Burton for justice the peace, and Bert Kennington for constable. Over 100 dairymen and other interested persons assembled at the R. V.

Osmond farm on the evening of September 11th to hear and see Mr. Pratt from the Ralston Purina Research farm in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Pratt, an expert in the field of dairying conducted the meeting in the lounging shed that joins Mr.

Osmond's milking parlor and used some of the fine animals from Mr Osmond's herd to illustrate the important points of his lecture The average dairy cow in the United States, stays in the milking herd only four years, Mr. Pratt told the assembled dairymen. He further pointed out that this tremendous turn over in dairy cows cost the dairymen of this country millions of dollars every year. This turn over in dairy stock is unnecessary, Mr. Pratt stated; hundreds of dairymen and the Purina research farm have proven that cows can continue to produce a profit for their owners even after they are 10, 11, 12 or 13 years old.

To illustrate this point Mr. Pratt showed the group a cow from Mr. Osmond's herd that was 13 years old and still producing 40 lbs. of b. f.

per year. He pointed out that not only was proper care of the cow necessary after she came into the milking herd, but if long-life and long time milking ability was to be had, she must have proper care all during the growing and developing stages of her life from calfhood to a producing cow. Mr. Pratt stated: The four point program for dairy cattle is, 1st good breeding; 2nd good sanitation; 3rd good feeding and 4th good management. The 4th part of this program, good management is the act of putting into operation the other three phases of the program.

The fact that dairying was a business and should be run like a business was forcefully brought home many times during the evening. The entire operation of the farm should be brought to work milking and management of the dairy herd should come first not ast as it does on many farms. Again some of Mr. Osmond's fine stock were used to show the group how to select good dairy stock. Many fine points and characteristics were shown by which one could tell lot about the probable producing ability of an an.

imal, even when the animal was only a few days old. Although the evening was quite cold and the plank seats were not too comfortable to sit on, dairymen remained at attention for over two hours and all expressed ithemselves as having enjoyed every minute of it. At the close of the lecture, Mr. Pratt answered questions for individuals while they enjoyed hot milk chocolate, swiss cheese and doughnuts, furnished by the local Purina Store. We are very fortunate in having a man of Mr.

Pratt's qualification with us and hope we can have him back again soon. Air Inspector To Visit Afton One or more Aviation Safety Agents representing the Civil Aeronautics Administration from Cheyenne, Wyoming will visit the Afton airport on September 27, 1950. The purpose of the visit is to serve the needs of persons in the communities who are interested in civil aviation. In addition to administering written, flight and practical examinations to applicants who have been working toward Airman Certificates of various types, they will upon request conduct inspections of aircraft, airports and ground and flying school facilities. They are available for discussion of any and all aviation problems, and will be glad, during their stay, to consult with groups or individuals interested.

Normally if no business is presented by eleven oclock they will leave for other points in the territory where work is waiting. However, arrangements can be made for discussions, inspections or for any matter pertaining to aviation by calling before that time as these agents are vitally interested in the development of civil aviation, and are in a position to offer information on this subject. The Board of Education accepted a bid for the purchase of the $267,000.00 bond issue at meeting held at their office at Afton, Wyoming September 19, 1950. The terms of the bid and proposed purchase as signed by the companies presenting bid and the local school board officials was at an interest rate of 2 per cent plus a $853.00 premium. Other terms stipulated in the signed agreement were that proposed purchasers furnish all legal proceedings necessary for the issuance of the bonds, as well as the blank printed bonds ready for signs tures, and the final opinion of recognized muncipal bond attorneys as to the legality of the issue.

For these services there will be no charge to School Dist No. 19. The bidding was conducted by auction. The following companies, represented by Robert M. Kirmchner, were the successful bidders; Boettcher os-worth, Sullivan Coughlin Co.

and Peters, Writer Christensen, Inc. Mr. W. W. Romney, representing the First National Bank of Salt Lake City and Lincoln Ure, representing Lincoln Ure Co.

submitted a very attractive bid also. These gentlemen also represented other Bond purchasers. A recent bid received from the State of Wyoming was for 2 Vi per cent The School Board of District No. 19 feel that they have secured a very low interest rate, which was received because of the very favorable condition of Star Valley, particularly the amount of Irrigated land, industries, and the appearance of homes, communities etc. Another influencing factor was the favorable financial condition of District Number 19, which has been greatly im proved by the 6 mill school tax levy as well as other legislation of recent years.

District Number 19 is entirely free from bonded or current debt The School Board are negotiating with building architects for planning the new high school structure. Tentative building plans have ben made by Engineer Ivan L. Call, who will no doubt work with architects in planning and supervising of the new high school building. It is hoped that many other long needed improvements can be made in addition to those made on transportation routes, purchase of needed equipment and instructional supplies and building improvements. ooe D.

U. P. Conention Date Changed Word has been received by local D. U. P.

Presidents that the date of the D. U. P. Convention has been changed to September 30th. This change has been made because of the change in date of the Conference of the Church.

The schedule for meetings will be the same as previously planned: 10:00 A. M. meeting; Noon Luncheon; 2:00 P. M. meeting; and evening open house.

The morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Hotel Utah, while the open house will be in the Pioneer Museum. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Tippetts, a boy bom September 15th Mr. and Mrs.

Desmond Merritt, a boy bora September 18th. Mr. and Mrs Wayne Hoopes, twin girls born September 18th Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sessions, a boy bora September 19th Mr.

and Mrs. L. E. Fort, a boy born September 20th State and national candidates for political offices in the November 7 election presented their views to Star Valley voters last night at a rally at the Wray theatre. Principal speakers were William Henry Bill Harrison, candidate for representative in congress, and Frank Barrett, candidate for governor.

Other state candidates who were introduced and brought their greetings to the voters were C. J. Doc Rogers, candidate for secretary of state, J. R. Mitchell, candidate for state treasurer, Everett T.

Copenhaver. candidate for state auditor, and Miss Edna Stolt, candidate for state superintendent of public instruction. Responsibility of the muddled diplomacy which has involved the United States in three wars with. in 35 years was thrown at the doorstep of the Democratic party in a challenging speech by Frank Barrett, Wyomings congressman and candidate for Governor. "Even now, Barrett said, Star Valley boys are getting ready to enter the service of our country in the third war within little more than a generation.

We applaud the patriotism of these boys. They are made of the same stuff as their fathers and their elder brothers who answered the call to the colors in 1917 and in 1941 But the deplorable thing is that every time these fine boys and girls win a war, some stupid bureaucrat sits at the council table and gives away everything they win. Barrett pointed out that, though American officials knew that Japan was ready to surren der in the spring of 1945 and had solicited the aid of Russia in negotiating a surrender, nevertheless concessions were made to Russia in the Pacific that have occasioned much of the trouble there today in spite of the fact that Russia never turned a hand in the war against Japan. We need a strong man in Washington to represent Wyoming. The Republican party is proud to offer such a man in William Henry Harrison.

He is a man of such personal integrity and outstanding ability that he will give to Wyoming the kind of representation Wyoming people want Harrison, in the other principal talk of the rally, announced a dear-cut platform of Americanism in government He praised the record of Frank Barrett during the past eight years. He said that he would join with other congressmen of like mind in an honest and active effort to wipe from the government payrolls every person who has any loyalty adverse to the best interests of the United States. Turning to state issues, it was pointed out that the Republican ticket offers, this year, the only truly representative ticket, in that candidates come from all parts of the state Sheridan, Lusk, Casper, Douglas and Cheyenne. The candidates for state office have joined with Congressman Barrett in urging the establishment of a strong, able, aggressive department of natural resources which would be composed of men of large vision and proven ability. Such a department or board would be charged with the responsibility of planning the conservation and utilization of the resources of the state in order that Wyoming would receive the greatest benefit from the devel.

opment of the state. Cited as a prime example of the orderly and intelligent development of natural resources was the dairy industry of the Star Valley. Here you hard-working people have operated on a plan of development that has brought prosperity not only to your own locality, but to the entire state, Barrett said. Such plans, he asserted, should be developed for every part of the state, and every resource of which we know. We can see right here what intelligent planning and work will do to create a veritable paradise for our people.

Republican State Committeeman Dixon Burton was in charge of arrangements for the rally last night. In addition to the candidates for state and national office, county candidates who were able to be present were introduced to the audience. Republican coun- Blackfoot, Idaho Two women were killed and two men companions hospistalized Saturday near midnight after their sedan struck the rail of a concrete canal bridge on Yellowstone highway Hi miles north of Blackfoot, officers reported who investigated. Fatally injured were Barbara Ruth Storms, 18, Route 5, Idaho Falls, and Ida Stumpp, 23, 1033 N. Hayes, Pocatello.

Injured were Tony Hernandez, 29 Pocatello, driver of the southbound 1949 model sedan, and Rola Windley, 19, Pocatello. Mr. Hernandez was reported to have suffered a fractured spine and ribs. His condition was reported Sunday evening by hospital attendants as fair. Mr.

Windley has a fractured shoulder and clavicle. His condition was given as fair. The right side of the sedan struck the concrete rail reported Toni Contino, Pocatello, state policeman, and Gerald Johnson, Blackfoot, Bingham county sheriff who investigated. The car traveled 35 feet beyond the bridge and then turned over on the east side, but was still on the crown of the highway. It is believed the occupants were thrown out, and that the two girls were sitting on the right of the front and rear seats.

Miss Stumpp was born Oct. 5, 1927, at Osmond, Star Valley, Wyoming, a daughter of William and Jeanette Tippets Stumpp, early residents of the valley. She graduated from the Star Valley high school in 1945, and was employed for a year by the American Packing Co. at Ogden, Utah. For the past two years she has been a teller in the First Security Bank at Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

Surviving besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stumpp, of Smoot, are eight sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Leah Houskeeper and Mrs. La Wana Luke, Orangeville, Utah; Mrs.

Creva Davis and Mrs. Ruth Agnew, Ogden, Utah; Rebecca, Kay Loa, Gloria, Joann, Dick, Dwain, Robert, Steven, and Alma Stumpp, all of Smoot. Burial was in the Afton cemetery, Tuesday. OOO Guardsmen To Be Honored At Lunch It is hoped that a large turnout from the valley will be pres, ent in Afton Saturday at 2:00 p. m.

to bid farwell to Co. of the 141st Tank Bn. A short ceremony in their honor will be held on Main St. at that time. Mayor O.

L. Treloar will give a short farewell address. Capt. Max E. Call give a response on behalf of the guard.

The Star Valley High school band will be in attendance to play several selections. Various civic organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Town of Afton, Afton Businessmens Association and American Legion are cooperating to show the valleys appreciation of the National Guard. At 1:00 P. M. all the National Guard members are invited to a dinner at the Golden Spur Cafe.

Each married member of the Guard is urged to bring his wife as guest of the above organizations and the unmarried members are urged to bring their parents as guests. Show you appreciation to the Guard by being at the ceremony Saturday. OOO Student Body Welcomes Alumni The Star Valley High School Student Body and Faculty takes pleasure in welcoming all Alumni to their Homecoming to be held Friday, September 29th. An interesting assembly program is being planned for 9 JO. The parade will start at 11:30, and will feature floats from the classes and organizations, and upper valley grade schools.

The football game with the Evanston Red Devils will start at 2:00 p. m. During the half, the Star Valley High School Band and the Evanston High School Band will perform. The day will be climaxed with a dance at the Valleon, to which everyone is invited. Tickets for the football game will be 25 and 50 cents and for the dance 50c.

lived with her sisters, Mable and Inger, and secured employment as a window decorator in several large dress shops. In this line of work she proved herself very successful She was married to Alden Snyder in 1938. To this union were bom two sons. Jay, 11 years old and Veon, 9. Hie recent war brought trouble and confusion to this family as it did to many others.

Separation resulted in divorce and Audrey left Salt Lake City and moved to California in November 1945. The many miles have separated Audrey from her family for these past five years. While there has never been an active correspondence carried on, there was always strong family feeling of con. earn, and the news of her death a tragic shock to her whole family. Audrey was strangled to death on the night of September 5, by a mown but yet uncaptured per-The motive for her assault a not accuraeiy determined, but die was robbed of all her personal effects.

"The small apartment where she lived in Sacramento was completely stripped of everything but her dresses. She was derttifted by HOI Summers, a former resident of Freedom, who gave the information that enabled the police to seek her fam-ly here. Audrey was 33 years old. The entire family is grateful for such a force of events that wrought this unfortunate incident to light while there was still time to bring our sister home and lay her to rest in peace by the side of her father, mother and small brother. Bryce Allred offered prayer at the home of Mr.

and Mrs. Dee Nield where many friends and relatives paid Audrey last respects before proceeding to the Freedom Ward chapel where the services were held at 2:00 p. m. September 18th. Loura Draney played the processional music.

Opening song by the Ladies' Chous, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Prayer Alden Brower. Obituary read by the first speaker, Bishop D'Orr Child. Second Speaker Charles Weber. Duet by Alta Sanderson and Walter Brower Beyond the Sunset Third Speaker Luther Hader-lie. Closing song Male Chorus, Shall We Meet Beyond the River?" Prayer Delos Sanderson.

The grave was dedicated by Bishop R. R. Dana. Pall bearers were Audreys nephews, Flower girls, her nieces. Audrey is survived by her sons Jay and her sisters, Mable Cazier, Eunice Reeves, Fawn Nield, and Inger Rolphe: Her brothers: Toni, Ross, Fay and Dana.

The entire family wishes to thank sincerely Patrolman Leach for his held in this cahe, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwab, Freedom and Afton South Ward Bishopric and Relief Society, all those who helped with the program, food and making arrangements for the event, and those who in any way aided this family in their hour of need. ELECTION NOTICE On Wednesday September 27th at the Afton Library an election will be held for the election of a rural fire district board, which will, consist of three members with the highest votes. The polls will be open from one Oclock to six Oclock p.

m. All legal voters living in the rural district should cast their vote in this election. 6 Freedom Crusade Is Organized In Star Valley Crusade for Freedom will be organized in the Afton area at a meeting to be held at the Stake House, Afton, Friday evening at 8 oclock, September 22. Ray E. Redmond will be the principal speaker of the evening.

Crusade for Freedom is an eifrollment of freedom-loving people throughout the world joined in an effort to spread the message of democracy to people behind the Iron Curtain. Powerful radio stations in western Germany are operated by the Crusade, telling the story of democracy in every European language and throughout all of the day and evening hours. Unhampered by government protocol, the Crusade for Free, dom broadcasts can tell the story to people living under dictatorships. They can tell the story freely, fully and without embarrassment to any government. The broadcasts are a supplement to the voice of America broadcasts.

A feature of the Crusade is the enrollment of every freedom-loving person in the United States. Dr. George Duke Humphrey, president of the university of Wyoming is heading the drive for signatures throughout the state of Wyoming. Lester M. Pratt of Frontier is Lincoln county.

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