Looking Back for Oct. 9, 1958 | SteamboatToday.com

Looking Back for Oct. 9, 1958

From the Thursday, Oct. 9, 1958 edition of The Steamboat Pilot:

Fewer hunters than on opening days in former years – 80,000 to 90,000 – are expected to be in the field when the Colorado deer, elk and bear seasons open one hour before sunrise Oct. 15 in Western Colorado, the San Luis Valley, North Park and the Laramie River area, according to Gilbert N. Hunter, game manager for the Colorado Game and Fish Department. Hunter bases this prediction on reduced bag limits on deer approved by the Colorado Fish and Game Commission, chiefly in the elimination of areas in which hunts could take two deer on a single license with two licenses permitted, and a tendency of some hunters to delay starting their hunting trips this year because the deer are still high up because of present mild weather.

Style show is opener

for new dining room

Fall and winter fashions were shown Saturday in a highly successful and informal style show in the newly opened Palomino Restaurant at the Harbor Hotel.

Seven models for Dorothy Shop chatted with the many guests while displaying attractive sporting clothes by Lilli Ann for football games and ski season. New leather coats, afternoon dresses and dresses suitable for the Hospital Ball Saturday were shown.

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There was much favorable comment on the tasteful setting and handsome furnishings in the Palomino Restaurant. Four ceiling speakers for a new hi-fi music system add to the enjoyment of the visitors to the restaurant.

Hendersons’ reservoir to save water for irrigation

Nearing completion is a second privately built reservoir, which its owners believe will pay for itself in two dry years by providing supplemental irrigation for 100 acres of land per year.

Wes and Bruce Henderson, a father and son team from Yellow Jacket, are hard at work with their own equipment to complete the 285-foot-long, 30-foot-high reservoir before snow falls.

“We could have had at least 200 tons of additional hay this year if the reservoir were here this spring,” Bruce commented. “We needed extra irrigation by late June. As we are able, we will build more reservoirs, because they pay off in a short time.”

Pilot opinion: That

railroad cannon ball

Quietly slipped through the last Congress was a provision in the new Transportation Act that allows railroads to bypass state regulatory bodies when they wish to eliminate passenger trains.

This clause may yet have quite an effect on our passenger train service unless business on the Yampa Valley Mail is kept at a high level.

The first use of the clause has been taken by the Great Northern Railroad Co., when it asked the Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to discontinue a passenger train between Williston, N.D. and Rickey, MT. The Great Northern said the train has lost $352,000 in the past six years, including a 1957 loss of $85,000.

Earlier, the North Dakota Public Service Commission refused to grant permission to the Great Northern to drop the service. Under the new law, the ICC can grant permission without even a hearing.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission refused the Rio Grande permission to drop passenger service to this area.

The Colorado Commission set forth that the people of this area were entitled to all possible service because they had built the Moffat Tunnel and made it possible for the Rio Grande to become a paying line.

Such arguments probably would be lost on the ICC if the Rio Grande decides to take advantage of the new law.

We suppose in the stress of the many great problems considered by the recent Congress, the railroads were able to slip the clause in the Transportation Act without it causing any second thoughts. But the time may come when it can be a clause that is most harmful to many communities and areas in the nation.