80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, March 31, 1933 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

A lively party of relatives of J. H. Lynton gathered at the Lynton home Thursday night of last week to wish the pioneer many happy returns of his 83rd birthday. The folks had driven into they ard without attracting any attention and were almost in the house before Mr. Lynton was aware that anything was up. The visitors brought plenty of good things to eat and a happy evening was enjoyed by all.

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The Dolores Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting at the Del Rio Cafe where an excellent 25-cent plate dinner was served. There were 18 members present and an enthusiastic business session was held following the dinner. George Berg, superintendent of the Dolores schools, made an interesting talk on the matter of building up the Dolores schools and also on the proposition to do away with the teachers minimum salary law.

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Legislation to provide for the sale of 3.2 percent beer is now being rushed through the legislature. That Governor Johnson will sign the bill if it contains the restrictions upon which he insists is almost a surety.

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Those wishing to make application for government seed loans should hasten to the office of H. V. Pyle where will be found all the necessary appurtenances for making the claim. Mr. Pyle has been busy filling in these.

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John W. Prout, one of the state's pioneer mining engineers, died at his home in Denver last Friday. He was the father of R. W. Prout, well known business man of Rico.

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According to a recent statement, the 3.2 percent beer which will soon be available in Colorado compares with pre-prohibition beverages as follows: Pabst Blue Ribbon, 2.9 percent; Schlitz Pale, 3.1 percent; Anhauser-Busch Budweiser, 3.8 percent; Blatz Muenchener, 3.5 percent.

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W. O. Elliott, well known hardware salesman, was in Dolores early in the week, calling upon the G. D. Taylor store. Mr. Elliott came in from Grand Junction by way of Moab and Monticello and reports the road in excellent condition. This road is gravelled practically all the way from the Utah line to the Junction and he says is the best way out of this section to the north.

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Calvin Trimble spent the weekend up the river.

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Mr. and Mrs. Andy Butler were up from Gallup Sunday, visiting with the Starkeys. Mr. Butler has a garage in Gallop.

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T. H. Akin, Mrs. Emma Musgrave, Mrs. Edith Trimble and Mrs. Amy Akin motored to Durango Sunday to attend a picture show.

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Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dill and Josephine Amyx, motored to Gallup Sunday where they spent the day visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Odom.

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A meeting of the local tennis club will be held at the Harris bank this Friday evening. All who are interested in the game are invited to attend.

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Mrs. Chas Lee and daughter, Norma Jane, returned home Sunday night from Dove Creek, where they spent last week with Mr. Lee's mother and family.

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The man who has to think hard for something to say is after all not such an object of pity as the man who says a lot of things without taking the trouble to think.

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Mr. and Mrs. Chas Reid and their young son were expected to return from Duarngo this week to their home up the river. Mr. and Mrs. Reid have spent the winter in Durango.

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