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This week in history for November 1, 2012


1889: The Sulphur Springs mines were released by the sheriff when Paymaster A. Levy paid $11,000 in cash to the First National Bank of Denver and the miners returned to work Wednesday in full force.
1897: There was no school here Tuesday or Wednesday on account of the excessive snow.
1904: It is merely a coincidence that C.W. Cox has opened an undertaking parlor next door to a drug store.
1911: Charles Reed, 29, was hit by the cage in the shaft at McNally mine and killed.
1918: Hilda Letitia Allison will be presented in a graduation recital by Miss Sporleder.
1925: For Rent: four room adobe house on west Second Street, $16 a month.
1932: The 13-member cast of the play presented at St. Mary Bazaar has formed the Dramatic Arts Guild and will produce more plays. Guild officers were elected and are Paul Babbitt, president and manager; Bruno Battiste, secretary and treasurer and John B. Kirkpatrick, director.
1939: The annual Armistice Day football game sponsored by the American Legion will pit the Huerfano County High School Panthers against the Florence Huskies.
1946: The Atomic Revue, including a pianist, ventriloquist, magician and dancer, will appear tomorrow in continuous shows from two o’clock on in the Fox Theater.
1953: Winning the Lions’ Club top prizes in the kiddies’ costume parade on Halloween were Antoinette Martinez, Paul Dennis McQuade and Toni Sudar.
1959: The three licensing agents in Walsenburg report a total of 965 licenses have been issued for the current hunting season.
1965: Monday, Nov. 1, some 400 people are expected at the annual turkey dinner in the United Church’s Hatfield Hall, a tradition started during the Depression when men plucked, cleaned and served turkeys as a fundraiser.
1971: Walsenburg voters turned out in record numbers Tuesday to approve the one cent sales tax, 647-247. Write-in candidate Leo Maes with 414 votes defeated Harold Bonicelli, who received 390 votes, and Albert Newton, 294, for mayor.
1977: Eight Walsenburg businesses will show fashions in the Veteran’s Day style show sponsored by the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce Nov. 11 in the Walsenburg Golf Clubhouse.
1984: La Clinica in Gardner will have dedication ceremonies and an open House Nov. 17 to celebrate the opening of its new addition and expanded services.
1991: Elected officers of the 4-H Council were Jason Willcox, president; Shirley Treece, vice president; Kim Bressan, secretary; Nikki Freese, treasurer and Brandi Mann, reporter.

La Veta

1899: About 30 students and teachers boarded Engine No. 804 at the depot for a trip up the new standard gauge line but the engine broke down and many had to walk home. Some came home by wagon after a telegraph was sent to town for assistance.
1905: That 18 trains were handled at this point within 24 hours shows the immense business done on the Denver and Rio Grande in this section.
1911: A large crowd attended the reopening of the Kincaid Opera House last night with musical numbers and illustrated songs at the moving picture show.
1917: O.D. Howlett is driving a new flivver, only he is using the old fashioned method of four footed power rather than an engine.
1923: Mrs. Jenny Prator and Miss Elsie Falk have opened a restaurant called the American Café next to the Advertiser office, and will be open 24 hours a day.
1930: The Junior Class play cast consists of Alberta Spain, Madelyn Nolen, Neville Garren, Uel Marsh, John Smalley, Alma Kissell, Rose Bowdino, Eloise Mathews and Bert Powell.
1937: Town Board decided to move the street lights from the center of the street to the curbs, and the cement bases were poured this week so the lights will soon be moved.
1943: All persons interested in erecting a Catholic church building in La Veta are urged to attend a meeting in Town Hall next Wednesday evening.
1949: The La Veta Redskins defeated Primero 18-12 with Earl Carver, Paul Robino and Dick Kreutzer scoring touchdowns.
1956: A total of 2,384 cattle in 85 lots were sold at the fifth annual Huerfano County Hereford Breeders Association carlot sale with buyers attending from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa and Texas.
1960: There were 1,267 head of cattle purchased for a total of $148,218.02 in the annual sale in La Veta last Thursday.
1967: La Veta had about a foot of snow Saturday night and Sunday and there were no services in the Presbyterian Church since Rev. Campbell was advised not to drive down from Pueblo.
1973: Milton and Mary Hicks of North Hollywood, CA, moved into the home on East Field formerly owned by the Owen Parrys. They are the parents of Margie Bradley and Judy Welch of La Veta.
1979: Died, Arthur William Prator, 66, who was born in New Mexico but raised in La Veta. He began work at an early age, on ranches, to help his widowed mother, brothers and sister. While working in Tercio he met and married Bessie June Crane, who died March 10, 1964.
1985: Don and Bobby Andreatta were named the “4-H Family of the Year” at the Huerfano County Achievement banquet.
1992: Warren Evans will direct this year’s Christmas Cantata and Mary Prator and Eileen Bankson will be accompanists on the piano.