Carbon County homesteader is guilty under Lazy Husband Act in 1918

Wold’s tried appealing to shoppers who had to watch their money in 1918. That was almost everyone and with a number of shops throughout Laurel, customers had their choice.

25 years ago

Feb. 10, 1993

According to officer Mike Zuhoski, the department received a report of a burglary to a residence on the 100 block of First Ave. at 12:13 p.m. Feb. 3. Zuhoski said the burglary occurred between Feb. 2 and 3. The suspect entered the home and took cash, $10,000 worth of jewelry, 13 firearms, assorted sporting goods and household items. Total value of items is in excess of $16,000. The homeowners were away during the incident. Entry was gained through the northwest window of the home.

Births were announced for Paige Danielle Hardesty and Noelle Louise Larson.

50 years ago

Feb. 21, 1968

“It’s relaxing,” 82-year-old Melvin Dearinger says of his somewhat unique hobby—knitting. Dearinger, best known as “Mel,” is a retired refinery employee and former janitor of the Laurel Methodist Church, who first began his career of knitting afghans in 1956. Since that time, he has knitted approximately 40—including one for each of his four daughters and his 11 grandchildren. “I didn’t know I had so many grandchildren until I stated knitting these afghans,” Dearinger commented. The hobby brings a slight raise of the eye brows from some people—especially when he sits and knits while sitting in the shade outdoors. One neighbor took to binoculars to see just what Dearinger was doing and another neighbor asked that he teach her husband to knit, an idea that paid off. As a result of her husband’s first knitting episode, with Dearinger as his instructor, the little lady was the proud owner of a hand knit shawl.

The Laurel Tasters and Rippers 4-H club held a meeting Feb. 19. LeRoy Yost and two junior leaders talked on Family Fun Night. Rose Gauthier and Linda Steinmetz of Park City showed slides and talked on the the conservation camp they attended in Havre in July.

February 10, the Pots and Pins 4-H Club met at the Craig home. Jr. leaders from Billings, Cindy Yost and Terri Bernhart spoke on Family Fun night. The group then walked over to Vannices Floral Shop where Mrs. Vannice demonstrated how to do flower arrangements and presented each member with a corsage.

75 years ago

Feb. 17, 1943

With 33 enrolled and more coming, the engineering science and management war training course in engineering drawing and design at Montana State College is off to a flying start. Among those registered when the course started this week were Mr. Dorothy Huston and Mayfra Sears, both of Laurel.

Asiatic Joseph Stalin of Russia is likely to be a powerful figure at the peace conference after the war, Roy Covert told Rotarians at their meeting. Russia’s terrific successes in defeating the German army will place the Russians in a commanding position when the terms of peace are dictated. Recounted were the principal events of history from the time of Peter the Great to the present. Covert concluded by saying he, like others, did not know what Stalin’s course will be after the present war.

“Pack Saddle,” Ben Greenough, Montana old-timer, father of Turk Greenough and fatherin-law of Sally Rand, visited her Friday. He was accompanied by his wife and their daughter Alice. While here he called at the Laurel Outlook office for another copy of last week’s paper, in which appeared a story concerning the launching of a ship that was named for a battle with Chief Joseph. The facts about the battle were very real to Greenough. He has lived in Montana a long time. As he looked about the printing office he remarked that he had once worked at the printing trade, when he was 12 years old back in New York. Later he went to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle where he first sold papers and afterwards became a printer’s devil. He expects to spend the coming summer at his home beyond Red Lodge. Sally Rand, his daughterin-law, is in Boston where she appears in the RKO Boston stage show. The Greenoughs recently returned from Fort Robinson, Neb., where they visited Turk, world champion bronco rider and headliner at Cheyenne Frontier Days and other riding exhibitions.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Frickel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rupp were guests Sunday night at the John Rupp home.

John Tinnes has had as his guests during the week two daughters and a son, who arrived from distant points. They are Mrs. Olive Fisher, a second lieutenant in the army nurses’ corps at Fort Lewis, Wash; Mrs. Jack Herford and son, Larry of Denver, who are here for an indefinite stay, and Private Selmer H. Tinnes of Camp Adair, Ore., who is home on a 14-day furrlough.

Plans are being made by members of the L.L. club to hold a war relief tea, a public event to be given at the hall on Monday, Washington’s birthday. The affair is being arranged by Mrs. C.H. Barney and Mrs. B.L. Price. On display will be work which has been completed for the Red Cross, including the many quilts of both wool and cotton.

100 years ago

Feb. 13, 1918

A Carbon County homesteader is found guilty under Lazy Husband Act. B.A. Baughman of Carbon county was informed last week that a special act of the legislature was made for his benefit at the last session of the assembly. He was a resident of this city and spent his time in idleness. This new act interferes greatly with his past life. The Red Lodge Picket has the following to say regarding the court action: “B.A. Baughman of Joilet is the first victim in Carbon county of the ‘Lazy Husband Act, as that law is named upon the stature books of Montana which provides penalties for failure to support legal dependents. The jury made him so when it returned a verdict of guilty in the court of Justice Lucus. Specifically, according to the court’s verdict, Baughman is guilty of the non-support of a minor child and failing to provide it with food, clothing and shelter. The court applied the law in this manner: Braughman is ordered to support his dependents and once in each 30 days for six months must report to the court the manner in which he has spent his time, explaining in case the record doesn’t show sufficient industry on his part.

The second patriotic services of the Baptist church was held Sunday. There was a good attendance and the varied program was grealy enjoyed. The song service by the choir was a feature of the meeting. Mrs. D.H. McCauley rendered a piano solo and Mrs. A. S. Erb gave a most interesting reading. Rev. Henry Grant closed with a sermon on the subject of “German Kultur vs. Christian Culture.”

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