Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 25, 1974, Page 7

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 25, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Camping out is no ordinary vacation for the Burl Cole family of Levelland, Texas. For the last I 5 summers the Coles have traveled to a remote Indian ruin where they have excavated many artifacts. From left are Mike, Mr. Cole, Greg, Mrs. Cole and Darrell. Family Vacation Spent Digging Up Ruins of Ancient Indian Pueblo Bv Michael Hester LEVELLAND. Texas (UPI) — ('umping nut is no ordinary vacation for the Burl Colo family It is. instead, a special trip into the past. For 15 summers, the Coles and three other families have loaded up their camping gear and traveled to a remote ruin near Quemado, N. M.. where they spend a few weeks each year getting away from one civilization while trying to unearth another The (’oles and their friends — all archeology buffs — have excavated a remarkable find: A deserted pueblo dwelling inhabited by tribes prior to tho discovery of America by Columbus, from about KMM) to lTitl A. I). Tangle of Walls Bob Hext. a rancher on whose land the site is located, unearthed some burials in the ruin and wanted the site excavated His daughter, Mrs. Alvin Dav is of Brovvnsfield, knew the Coles and got them interested in the potential of the find. Hext gave permission to dig the two-acre ruin, on the edge of a mesa about 40 miles south of Quemado. Cole. an art instructor at South Plains college, and his wife Laura, an elementary school teacher, first began to explore the site in the late 1950s. The amateur urcheologists found a tangle of crumbled walls which had crashed in on the pueblo. "We had to dig the ruin out with shovels." Cole said. "Often we had to sit down and* start pulling out the rocks by hand. We used wheelbarrows to haul the rocks away and tossed them oyer the side of the mesa.” Population of .IOO "According to the number of rooms in the structure, we think that around SOO people lived there at one time," he said. Their efforts eventually revealed a rectangular pueblo with rooms on the outside and a courtyard in tilt* middle, all constructed of rock wall masonry. "The Indians who lived in the area were a peaceful people with a permanent culture.” Cole said. "They were farmers and hunters. They grew corn, squash, beans and supplemented their diet with wild berries and grasses." In addition to artifacts, tin* archeologists have found remains of the Indians themselves. They unearthed four burials — a woman and three children in a pit house, a half dugout used by earlier Pueblos. House Demos Ask Boost for Economy WASHINGTON (AP) - The house Democratic steering committee. saying the American economy is in its worst position since the Great Depression, has proposed legislation ranging from tax reform to expanded government-funded jobs for the unemployed. The recommendations of the party’s house policy group followed closely proposals made by a panel of economists, most of whom had served in Democratic administrations.NEW 1974 Models Presenting the XL-1 OOs With 100% solid state 100% Solid State No Tubes to Burn Out Toilet Stuck, Truck in Water COPAN, Okla. (AP) - A stuck toilet dumped thousands of gallons of water into the sewer mains requiring shipments by two tank trucks to replenish the town s water supply. City Manager Darrel Gaut ordered the water truck shuttle to nearby Bartlesville after a school toilet was found stuck and pouring thousands of gallons of water down the sewer. "We figure that it flushed about 40,000 gallons into the sewer before it was stopped," said Judy McMurtrey, clerk and treasurer of the northeastern Oklahoma town of about TIM) She said it was not known how long the toilet had been running. School ended in May. "It will take us a week to catch up on what we lost through the toilet," Gaut said. ON THIS DATE in 1973, the White House announced the resignation of John Connally of Texas as an unpaid part-time adviser to President Nixon. 2'!: acres of everything for the hor NOW! Big Savings With Trade-In Himalayan King Gives Up Royal Right To Rule NKW DKI.III feel) - rile ehogyal (king) of Sikkim ad ministered the oath of office to live cabinet ministers, ending 332 years of monarchial rub' in the tiny Himalayan kingdom, the Press Trust of India (PI Ii reported The formation of the cabinet was provided under Sikkim’s first written constitution, drafted by an Indian legal ex pert Chogyal Balden Thondup Namgyal had temporarily declined to sign tin* constitution ear lier lins month because it reduces him to a figurehead and gives overruling administrative powers to an Indian chief executive appointed by New Delhi. 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  • Alvin Dav
  • Bob Hext
  • Burl Cole
  • Burl Colo
  • Darrel Gaut
  • John Connally
  • Judy Mcmurtrey
  • Michael Hester

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 25, 1974

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