100 Years Ago: ‘Moon’ Garland a heavyweight champ at UW

Marlys Good
Looking Back

100 years ago
March 29, 1924

They are telling a right good one about one of our local fellows. One day, a week ago when the weather was rather chilly, a tourist asked the First National Bank corner panhandler for the price of a meal. Along in the evening, he changed his position to the First State Bank corner, and a local citizen who wanted to meet one of the workers from the refinery took up a position east of the First National Bank to wait for the refinery worker. It was getting dark and some folks, who had noticed the tourist during the afternoon, concluded it was about time to have him move on, but had not noticed the fellow shifting to the opposite corner. He spoke to an officer about it. The officer went over and recognized one of his acquaintances and then there was a hearty laugh.
Local friends of “Moon” Garland will be interested to know that young Garland is already attracting attention at the University of Wyoming. Only recently “Moon” represented the state on the Cowboy boxing team and won the heavyweight championship.
80 years ago
March 30, 1944

Everton Foe returned Wednesday of last week from Austin, Tex. where he spent a few pleasant days visiting his sons, Lieut. Donald Foe of the army artillery division and Lieut. Robert Foe of the army air corps.
Five Greybull men who were called to Cheyenne last week for physical examinations were accepted for training in the U.S. Navy. These men were Ellis Caldwell, James Emmett, Eldon Schafer, Orville Baker and Harold Kunkle.
70 years ago
April 1, 1954

Grace Gorder announced this week that she has assumed management of the College Inn Cafe, formerly operated as Kink’s Drive-in.
Diana Schutte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Schutte, and Tommy Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Garland, were presented $25 saving bonds as the winners in the local Elks lodge youth leadership contest.
60 years ago
April 2, 1964

A 1962 Buick belonging to E.E. Phillips of Greybull was declared a total loss after it struck a bridge railing early Friday morning near the Chester Whaley farm residence. While Phillips ended up being okay, all of the railing was torn off the south side of the bridge. The accident occurred at 5 a.m. a little over 12 miles east of Greybull. It was the first wreck Parrott has investigated in the area since Feb. 5.
Seven Greybull students, Ray Peterson, Tony Vinnola Jr., Dalette Hill, Pat Armstrong, Gilbert Smith, Dan McAdams and Rickie Kenyon, will take their prize-winning science exhibits to Casper this weekend for the State Science Fair. They will leave with Lovell on their activity bus on Thursday at 4 p.m.
50 years ago
March 28, 1974

The price of health care at SBHC Hospital is going up but will still not cover an estimated $69,000 loss that will incur in this year’s operation.
Brad Moon, former Greybull grade school teacher, will speak at graduation exercises May 19.