Saturday, August 17, 2002
Steamboat Springs Editor's note: Longtime Pilot & Today columnist Jean Wren, who compiled The Way it Was, has died. Her contributions will be sorely missed. The Pilot & Today will be reprinting a selection of Jean's previous columns.
August 24, 1921
The committee of ladies representing the Steamboat Springs Commercial Club, appointed to undertake the construction of a community house on the island west of town, has awarded a contract to Ernest Campbell to construct the building. He offered to furnish the material and put up the structure for $500. Work will commence at once.
The building will be of slabs and 20 by 30 feet in size. It will be of an attractive rustic appearance with a dirt floor. There will be a fireplace at one end. It is intended to lay a concrete floor later.
with an interpreter
Rev. A.M. Crippin had a new experience Saturday afternoon when he was called upon to marry a couple, one of whom was unable to speak English, thus needing an interpreter. The groom was Jack Lauch, a Bulgarian miner employed at Haybro. Miss Mary Braycyec, also a Bulgarian, who has been at Phippsburg but does not understand the language, was the bride. Her brother served as interpreter. For convenience he has dropped the latter half of his surname and is now Mark Bray. Also in the wedding party were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novach of Haybro with their baby, which was christened immediately after the ceremony.
A lucky accident
An automobile driven by Guy Mattern collided Tuesday night with a family driving horse being ridden by Garth, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Helgesen. The animal was thrown to the ground but "Buddy" rolled off and escaped injury. The horse and car were considerably disfigured, but no serious damage was done.
Bars possible for barman
Joe Hartman, proprietor of a "soft" drink resort at Oak Creek, may be sentenced to the penitentiary if he is convicted of selling intoxicating liquors as he was once before tried and fined on a similar charge. Hartman owns the former Bailey hotel building at one of the principal street corners in Oak Creek. He was engaged in the saloon business until the state went dry. State statute provides that anyone convicted to a second time for unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors shall be sentenced to the state prison.
An excess of rain
An unprecedented spell of wet weather is greatly handicapping ranch men in putting up a record-breaking crop of hay and grain. Showers occur practically every day, delaying the work. They hay crop is a very heavy one.
The grain crop is being harvested and promises to break some records. Oat are kept green by the rain and, unless there is better weather, may be caught by frosts, which are due soon.
More local news
Transcontinental tourists say the road between Steamboat Springs and Mt. Harris is the roughest between Denver and Salt Lake. It is rough and choppy almost the entire distance. Improvement in this condition would be highly gratifying.
Over at Brookston, Frank Squire was the first one in the neighborhood to get his haying finished. He had it up by Saturday.
A thousand crates have been ordered for shipping head lettuce from the experimental tract at Yampa, which has this season been cared for by Frank Kinley.
Robert, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Heid, was operated upon this week at the Steamboat hospital for an ear infection.
Paul Trinder is now a Moffat road fireman and is on a passenger run.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Campbell are enjoying a visit from her brother, Walter Baenteli, of Chicago.
George Thompson, Addison Gooding and Cecil Welch left last Thursday on a camping trip to Rainbow and neighboring lakes, north of Buffalo Pass. Mr. Welch returned last night but the others remained for the week.
The summer school at Pleasant Valley closed recently. Miss Fern Bartholomew was the teacher, having succeeded T.R. Martin who came from Texas to teach but resigned.
W.F. Cross returned Tuesday from McGreagor, where he has been acting as a special deputy sheriff.
Bob Norvell was up from Hayden Saturday to visit his family who are camping for a time at the Homer ranch in Strawberry Park. They will again reside in Boulder, where the children are attending school this winter.