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Page Signal (Newspaper) - February 23, 1961, Page, Arizona f HHHffiiiiitmi rtttui Serving fhe Interests of the Glen Canyon Community 3 13 February 1961 Page Arizona FAIRYLAND COOKIE HOUSE Page AdmtaMnrior Sttger recently Mtprked Evelyn OBrierti which hfe 4Mghter Joyce with this fairyland home nude 0f Mi With only a Ml eotdboatd jwed for the house WM eon atrveted of IS different of and 11 ifferdent varletieft of StOKALfoto Sponsored by PagePaycees Midget Hoop Tourney Starts Next Week The Page Junior Chamber of Commerce announces that the Midget Basketball Tournament will be held mis coming Tues and Wednesday and March There will be four games on starting at two games on starting at and the championship play off Between the two leagues on Wednesday at Coach Tim Oscarson states that the games are but that pos itively no children will be admit ted unless accompanied by their parents or responsible This applies to any children below the high school The coaches and team managers are not baby sit ters Old Mother Nature Varied Her Moods for Pageites From the 13th thru the Page residents experienced a variety of Vickie Jones Second in Speech Meet Page High School Vicky captured second place in the senior womens division of Oral Interpretation during the fifth annual Pi Kappa honorary speech forensics tourna ment at Arizona State University Over 400 high school students from throughout southern and Nevada participat ed in the daylong competition in six Supeiior ratings were earned by those students who reached the moods from old Mother The week started off warm and sunny but became overcast on That night a gentle rain fell all thru the dark hours leaving the air clean and clear when we all arose to the new the wind began to blow with a sting to it and we wondered if the March winds were going to begin early Lucky for us one day was all and warm spring weather is still Your reporter has ruffled pe grape and pansies in DATE L H 13 35 61 14 36 58 15 34 60 16 33 56 38 55 18 37 52 19 26 50 The reader must remember that these temperatures were not taken in the sun and so seem much cooler than it feels to Babbitts have bought a green and white set of uniforms and will be sponsoring a team next Five more sponsors are Monday nights schedule for the tournament will see the Scorpions pitted against the Black Hawks at At the Red Devils will meet the The Gunners will go up against the Road Runners at 7 and the Court Jesters will meet the Desert Bugs at Presents Kids With House9 Lyle Page Hospital Ad whose daughter Joyce attends Evelyn OBriens morning kindergarten sur prised the teacher and all of the little pupils with a real fairyland house made completely of cookies and candies put together with colorful We suspect that this father who concocted such a delectable play house used a wee bit of card board underneath it all for a frame work but none of it and by the time this paper goes to we know that therell be no evidence The children are be ing allowed to sample its elegance and its fascinating to watch the deliberation with which they make their OBrien says that they have counted eighteen different kinds of candy and eleven vari eties of cookies in the Upriver Storage to Be Drained Water Diverted Through Tunnel Look out below Therell be cfs cubic feet per second more water in the Colorado river below Glen Canyon The retaining wall around the West diversion tunnel is now com plete and the gate will be lifted high enough to let the water that has backed up behind the coffer dam which protects the structures being built below drain in anticipation of the Spring runoff from the water sheds of the Up per Colorado With the West tunnel being clos the water has backed up for nearly 30 miles past the Cross ing of the and much of this still water hks been covered with And under the Ice has been a gradual accumulation of Much of the silt is jn the form of coarse termed as abras ive silt the who operate the huge pumps that furnish the city of Page with their water sup These pumps will be pulled up above water level for several days to let the heavy silt go on As soon as the water storage up river is drained off then the big gate will be opened up all the way and will not be closed until some time next year when Powell is scheduled to start filling up its Pages water demand at the present time is from to gallons of water each 24 The big storage tank holds the high tower holds and with the three filter the clarifier the presedimentation and sump all the city could in an emergency go without pumping for more than a the City Fathers know so theres no need to warn the They can keep right on taking all of the showers they and wash their Yards Of Concrete Now Placed From the USER Sppcial icers William Garriety re ports that a total of cubic yards of concrete have been pour ed at Glen Canyon to A breakdown shows that 072 cubic yards have gone into the dam itself and have gone into the The pour of the week from the 11 thru the was cubic The elevation of the reservoir behind the coffer dam at t on the 17th was and the flow at Lees Ferry at that time was cubic feet per sec This will all be changed when the gate of the diversion tunnel to raised to drain the reservoir hi anticipation of the Spring Carl Selander is here from the Denver office of the USBR to test an epoxy resin coating as a lining for the diversion Local Trading Post Gem Display on Magazine Cover The February issue of the Lapi dary Journal features a cover pic ture courtesy of Glen Canyon Trading Its a lovely pic ture in fluorescent minerals by Anton father of Rich ard coowner of the Trad ing Inside the magazine H states about the Remindful of the colorful and beautiful sand paintings of the Navajo are the fluorescent paintings of Anton Bas one of which is shown in full color on our These are made up of finely crushed grains of various miner als which glow undeV and require great patience and skill to A collection of these beautiful designs is to be seen at Canyon Trading Page by whose permis sion our cover is Our town has been growing so very fast in these past several months that there are sure to be School enrollment Now Up to As tne population of the city of age grows so grows the popu ation in the Page school The count as of February is many people who have not yet dropped in to the Trading Post te see their wonderful fluorescent dis There is no cost to see it and the folks there will be most happy to show it any Roberta Gage Honored by FHA The Arizona State FHA Advis ory Board has selected Roberta a sophomore at Page to represent Northern Arizona in the National FHA convention to be held in July 3 thru Roberta was chosen to be the in coming State Parliamentarian quite an honor in and now this new selection shows that she has a big future ahead of her with the Future Home Makers of Amer She gives her sponsor Mavis the credit for her The State Convention for 1961 will meet in Flagstaff on March 17 and At that time final plans will be made for the girls who win represent Arizona at
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