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Looking back for April 6, 1934: Rats used for feeding experiment

From the Friday, April 6, 1934 edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

Two white rats are being used in a feeding experiment at the office of county agents. One of the rodents receives protein and milk in addition to vegetables, and the other one will have nothing but vegetables. The demonstration is being carried forward by Miss Elliott to determine the effects of food on growth and development.

Weight and condition of the animals will be watched carefully. The demonstration is being made in connection with the dairy program at Colorado Agricultural College. An expert from the college will be in Steamboat April 16 to explain to the Lions Club and other interested listeners the value of proper food.

Fishing in lower waters not for trout April 10

Although trout fishing does not begin until May 25, other fish in lakes or streams at an altitude of 6,000 feet or less have an open season starting April 10, lasting until Oct. 31.

Trout fishermen will have to control their enthusiasm until May 25, when the curtain is raised on streams of 5,000 feet or more.

No fishing shall be done between the hours of 8:30 p.m and 4 a.m.

Limits on fish are the same this year as they have been in the past. As usual, there is no limit on carp, suckers, whitefish, white salmon and squawfish. For the other finny inhabitants of the streams and lakes, the law allows 10 pounds a day or 20 pounds in possession.

Resident small game and fishing permits are $2, which the nonresident fishing license is $3.

High standards erupt in Oak Creek High School

The Oak Creek High School has been retained on the accredited list of the University of Colorado by a unanimous vote of the senate of the institution. This standard entitled the school to a scholarship in the high institutions of learning in Colorado, and is assurance to the patrons of the school that during the past year high standards of scholarship have been maintained and that well-qualified teachers have taught the pupils enrolled.

More important is the fact the Oak Creek high school will be listed by the United States commissioner of education in the forthcoming bulletin of the accredited secondary schools in the United States. This distinctive honor also assures the good reputation of the school to all institutions of higher learning, not only in Colorado but in all states. Graduates from accredited schools are afforded privileges everywhere which graduates from unaccredited schools cannot hope to share.

A.C. Cross, high school visitor for the University of Colorado, stated that the fact that the Oak Creek school has maintained without qualifications, despite one of the severest depressions, speaks well for the community.


A Steamboat Pilot reporter said that some snowflakes recently fell in Steamboat Springs that were as large as a dollar. She was asked to provide the evidence, but she could not find a dollar.

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