THE WAY IT WAS

New farm feature for carnival

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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.

Dec. 28, 1921

The members of the Steamboat Commercial Club and the Sequoyah club held a joint luncheon yesterday at the Progressive Cafe and after the repast a profitable hour was spent discussing matters for the advancement of the interests of Routt County and Steamboat Springs. By a unanimous vote it was decided that not only will the annual winter ski carnival be held this year, but that in addition to a program of splendid mid-winter sports, there will also be a farm products show at which the farmers of Routt, Moffat and Grand counties will be invited to exhibit their best livestock, seed grains and vegetables.

G.C. Merrill, chairman for this new feature, reports progress with plans for the use of the Crosswhite livery barn, this being a steam-heated building where exhibitors and visitors can be comfortable. Though premiums will consist only of ribbons, it is expected there will be a large number of entries.

A bad day for James Muse

An overheated heating stove at the home of James Muse, manager of the bath house, caused the wallpaper of the room to catch fire, but the blaze was extinguished, with a loss of about $50. Upon his return to the bath house after fighting the flames, Mr. Muse slipped on a wet step in a pool which he was cleaning and fell in such a way that his right arm was dislocated. He will have to carry it in a sling for several days as a result.

News of friends and neighbors

John Trull has delayed making a demonstration of his new attachment to permit autos to run on snow.

It has been decided to make the affair complete before a trial is made. A light car is now being completely equipped and the demonstration will probably be held the latter part of the week.

The Gossard Breeding estates were big winners at the recent International Stock Show at Chicago. One Berkshire barrow was made grand champion over all breeds in the barrow class and another Epocal Berkshire was awarded the grand championship over all breeds in the carcass class.

Convinced that the Routt County Sentinel needed a new society editress, the stork made a Christmas gift of a splendid 9.5 pound baby girl to Walter W. Morgan, manager of the newspaper. The young lady has been named Mary Edith and she and her mother, the former Miss Minnie Bashor, are doing nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Homer of the county treasurer's office spent Christmas at Craig visiting relatives.

Mrs. W.I. Hoklas left for Denver yesterday morning to visit with her father and other relatives for a couple of months.

Harry Stewart was promptly found not guilty of a charge of having liquor in his possession by a county court jury last Wednesday. The charge had grown out of a former case in which a bottle of whiskey as evidence was turned over to the sheriff with the statement that it had been procured by Stewart.

Last Wednesday was by the almanac the first day of winter. By an old tradition, the weather during the following 10 days indicates what may be expected for 10 weeks, until March 1. As this period has brought almost unprecedented mildness, those accepting this rule predict a light winter.

Fred Hitchens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hitchens, started last week on a trip to Salt Lake City, where he will visit for some time.

Glen Robbins returned last Friday from a business trip to Denver. He left the next day for Hahn's Peak, where he plans to spend the winter developing the Blus Jay claim upon which there is a very promising showing.

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