Computer pairs dates for dance in 1967

A look back at Laurel History 4/6/17
Outlook managing editor


Outlook managing editor


25 years ago

April 8, 1992

Yellowstone County Attorney Russell Fagg said Monday that he has filed a misdemeanor charge against Laurel Alderman L.D. Collins as the result of a Yellowstone County Sherrif’s investigation. Collins was charged last week for obscuring the identity of a machine. The charge alleges that Collins knowingly changed the serial number of a trailer in his possession, a criminal offense.

Laurel voters passed the elementary levy, but voted “no” on both the high school and elementary building reserve extensions. Unofficial results indicate that the elementary levy passed. District clerk Carole Manley said the unofficial results indicate that the elementary levy passed. 809 voters said “yes” while 694 cast “no” votes.

A juvenile girl was assaulted, and a 12-year-old boy was arrested in separate incidents over the past week. According to Chief Mike Atkinson, officers are investigating the assault of a 12-year-old girl which occurred at a recreational facility on 8th Ave. He said the girl was allegedly assaulted by an adult female. During the altercation, a small braid of hair was torn from the girls scalp, said Atkinson. Laurel Police have a suspect. The case will be turned over to the city attorney. The boy has been charged for negligent arson and theft as the result of an incident at the middle school. Reports indicate that a young boy was observed lighting a fire on the school grounds. After the youth’s arrest, stolen property from the middle school was found in his possession.

The Laurel Garden Club is holding a dedication of the flower beds in Fireman’s Park April 11. The flower bed will be named the Elsie Johnston Garden. the ceremony is to honor Johnston, who has dedicated her life to beautifying the city of Laurel.


50 years ago

April 12, 1967

The age of electronics has invaded Laurel High School in the form of the Lettermans Club-sponsored Computer Dance Saturday. Each student who planned to attend the dance completed a 50 item questionaire. These were sent to a Boston firm for computer processing. The results will be used in matching up the dates. Every holder of a card will received ideal date numbers at the beginning of the dance with selection varying from two to twelve ideal dates. Music for the dance will be provided by Kostas and the Warriors.

Sequinned fruit were used as table decorations, tallys, and prizes when Mrs. Chet Blaylock and Mrs. William Sorg were hostesses for the Faculty Wives Bridge Club Monday evening in the the Blaylock home. Prizes in bridge were awarded Mrs. T.E. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Karl Fiske, and Mrs. Harold Collins.

The big excitement around school is the Senior Ball. The traditional Ball is to be held Saturday. One thing that isn’t traditional is the class that is putting on this dance. This group of seniors is really different. They chose tangerine and yellow as their class colors to be carried out at the dance. The theme is “Mellow Yellow” this years senior class didn’t like the idea of the same old colors. Instead they went way out. It is a well-known fact that the teachers feel that as soon as the class of ‘67 graduates, school will settle down quite a bit. But I think the teachers will miss us because they will have no one to marvel at. Every class has their clowns, but when the majority of the class is clowns, everyone has a good time, even the teachers.


75 years ago

April 8, 1942

All men who are 45 or more years old and who are not yet 65 will be required to register for the draft. That is the gist of a proclamation issued this week by Gov. sam C. Ford, conforming to a request of President Roosevelt for assistance from all governors. 

The campaign to turn discarded jalopies and old cars in the automobile graveyards of Montana into scrap iron and steel for production of tanks, battleships and guns has gone into full swing with the arrival in the territory of John S. Graetzer, field representative of the automobile graveyard section fo the bureau of industrial conservation of W.P.B. Graetzer has opened offices in Seattle and will oversee the salvaging for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. “All the scrap iron and steel in the automobile graveyards must start moving immediately through the usual channels to the mills, ” Graetzer stated. “Cars and jalopies older than 1935 now in these yards must be broken up, sold to dealers who in turn must sell them to the steel mills and foundries. Out job is to see that this is done quickly.”

Mrs. O.M. Wold left Sunday for Jamestown, N.D., to visit relatives and to also visit her grandson, Ralph Huston, who is at the Great Lakes Naval training station.

Lyle Darrow and Bud Edwards drove to the first plateau on the Red Lodge-Cooke City highway Sunday. Snowplows had opened the road as far as the turn-out for the chrome mine. Deep snow on the plateau blocked progress of the Laurel pair beyond that point. 

The spring clinic of the division of crippled children is scheduled to be held April 20 and 21 This will offer opportunity for physically handicapped persons under 21 years of age to benefit from the services of orthopedic specialists. Persons suffering from any of the following are elegible: Old infantile paralysis, ostemyelitis, tuberculosis of the the bone, arthritis, traumatic condiitons, includidng amputations, congenital conditions such as cleft palate, harelip, club foot, torticollis, supernumeral digits, and miscellaneous conditions such as spinal curvature or any resulting in poor posture. The division is also interested in reports of children with speech impediments.

R.E. Packard, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Packard, arrived by plane Saturday from a training center of the west coast and is spending a 10-day furlough with his parents. He is in the army air corps and at the expiration of his furlough he will take cadet training at a field in southern California.


100 years ago

April 4, 1917

The third death in one week to result from the typhoid fever epidemic that is raging in Railroadtown occurred Saturday night when death claimed Miss Ethel Lee Drake, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Drake. Her condition grew serious soon after she was seized with the disease and was very low for several days before the end came. The deceased was born at Russelville, Ohio, February 23, 1899, at the time of her death was 18, 1 month and 9 days old. She came to Laurel with her parents last fall. During the short residence in this city she had made numerous friends. A few weeks ago she was a happy, rosy-cheeked girl, but the fever was more than even her robust constitution could withstand. She is survived by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Monday and were in the charge of Rev. H.O. Johnson. Interment was made in the Laurel cemetery.

The river began breaking up Friday. A gorge formed near the G.N. pump house and caused the water to overflow the land on the south side. Although no damage has been done as yet, it is feared that all bridges will be endangered when the ice begins to break away in a more forceful manner. As yet there has been no warm weather to loosen all of it.

Mrs. Mainwaring and daughters from Spring Creek, Misses Gladys and Dorothy, were in Billings last Tuesday.

Mrs. Bolinger of Billings was in Park City one day last week.

Dick Hilmer of the Basin was in town after supplies Thursday.

L.H. Leuthold of Lake Basin returned from Great Falls Friday.

S.B. Williamson and wife are spending a few days at Chico Hot springs.

Lat week B.M. Harris purchased the house formerly owned by “Plump” Brown.

W.A. Sullivan and Sam Flood came home from Billings Thursday afternoon with a new Chalmers, which Mr. Flood had purchased from Mr. Sullivan.


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