Looking Back for Jan. 18, 1935 | SteamboatToday.com

Looking Back for Jan. 18, 1935

From the Friday, Jan. 18, 1935, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

Making preparations for Midwinter Sports Carnival

Ski riders of Steamboat Springs are making daily practice jumps on Howelsen Hill for the coming ski tournament. The energetic boys have been packing Howelsen Hill and perfecting it for the big event. There is no doubt that there will be plenty of snow for the carnival dates, which are now set for Feb. 16 and 17 by the U.S. Western Association.

An effort is being made by the officials of the winter sports club to get some of the nationally known ski riders to take part in the tournament, as well as those residing in the state. They are all anxious to come to Steamboat Springs because they know that Howelsen Hill has become recognized as the most satisfactory hill for ski jumping in Colorado and because the snow conditions are always ideal. There is not much satisfaction to making the leaps on ski slides where the snow has to be hauled to make jumping at all possible.

Mrs. Elliott to conduct survey of county schools

Mrs. Blanch Elliott, county superintendent of schools, is sending out letters this week to all the teachers in Routt County, asking for their vote on the time of the next meeting for the Northwest Colorado Education Association. The decision will determine whether the meeting will be held in spring or in fall.

Mrs. Elliott has been familiarizing herself with the duties of her new position and now has the routine duties of the office well in hand. She is planning a complete survey of the schools and will start immediately on her visits. No radical changes in the system of education will be undertaken, but where a need is evident that a change is for the best, Mrs. Elliott will make her recommendations. One of her objectives is to form an organization of county teachers so they may get together on important needs of the schools. The work of standardizing the textbooks has been given a new start and will be continued. At the present time there is no common usage of the same texts within all of the schools.

Steamboat high school graduate does much work

Miss Mira Childress is without a doubt one of the busiest graduates of the Steamboat Springs High School. She is teaching at the public school in Toadlena, N.M., where she had a large proportion of Indian children as pupils. At Christmas time she directed a cantata, "Our Morning Star." It was a big undertaking.

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Her school work is only part of her activities. Outside of school hours, she gives piano classes and has classes in manual training for boys and domestic science for girls. She is a talented young lady and has the willingness to make use of her abilities in many lines. She is also an artist and uses her pencil and brush frequently in the school and community activities.