Dolores 80 years ago

Taken from the Friday, May 11, 1934 pages of the Dolores Star

For the second consecutive year, Dolores placed second in the annual literary and musical county grade meet held this year at Mancos. Entries from 15 of the county schools made the competition unusually keen. Up until noon, the Dolores pupils were in the lead, but in the afternoon, Cortez came to the front with many first places, while Dolores was losing places by very small margins. The final results were Cortez 1st; Dolores 2nd; Mancos 3rd.

The tenth annual convention of the southwest district of Colorado Federation of Women's clubs met at Dove Creek, Wednesday, May 9.

The outlook for livestock in the state this year is summarized in the new bulletin, "The 1934 Agricultural Outlook for Colorado," which has just been issued by the Colorado agricultural college extension service, as follows: Cattle: Colorado cattlemen, including feeders and dairymen, had 1,650,000 head of cattle and calves on Jan. 1, the largest number since 1922. Value per head was the lowest since 1909. Cattle on feed increased 11 percent over Jan. 1 a year ago, but were 8 percent under Jan. 1 1932.

Sheep: There were 12 percent fewer sheep and lambs in Colorado feedlots on Jan. 1 than a year earlier.

Hogs: The number of hogs on farms in the state has decreased for 2 consecutive years from a peak of 624,000 head in 1932.

Dairying: MIlk cows and heifers 2 years old and over, kept for milk, continue to increase in numbers. On Jan. 1, the state had the largest number of such animals on record.

J. P. McKelvey, personal representative of Governor Ed C. Johnson, was a visitor in Dolores Monday and made a pleasant call at the Star office.

That business is picking up is supported by the fact that the hotels are doing more business than they have enjoyed in some time. Wednesday night the Del Rio hotel here was crowded to capacity. Fifteen cars were parked in front of the lobby in the evening.

According to information received here, C. H. Webb has been appointed receiver for the Del Rio Hotel, owned and operated by Wm. H. Brumley. The appointment was made by Judge J. B. O'Rourke at Cortez last week.

The Dolores Flour mill has been running steadily for the past few days turning out fine quality of flour. Several who have tried the "Domestic" flour made at the mill say it is of excellent quality.

C. A. Black, proprietor of a flour mill at Monticello, was a visitor in Dolores Wednesday and inspected the new plant of the Dolores Flour mill. He pronounced it a dandy outfit. Mr. Black's father and grandfather were all millers before him, so that it seems he should know his business.