1931: State News Items
In celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Aspen Times, we are printing a story or two from each year the newspaper has existed – 125 historical selections in 125 days. This series is in conjunction with the Aspen Historical Society.Editor’s note: The library is missing the year 1931 on microfilm, and the Aspen Historical Society has only one edition Dec. 31 for the year. Additionally, there are no news items local to Aspen. All is national and statewide information.State News ItemsGrand Junction-Two men were instantly killed at Minturn, near here when they were struck by a Denver & Rio Grande Western passenger train and ground to bits under the wheels. The victims were Henry Cording and Harry Firend, both of Minturn.Canon City-James V. Foster, Greeley salesman has paid the death penalty for the murder of his wife and three children. Foster is the first man in the history of the state who has gone to the penitentiary gallows without appealing a death sentence to the state Supreme Court, officials declared.Colorado Springs-A drive against magpies has been started in the Pikes Peak region by the county extension agent in cooperation with the bureau of biological survey, inasmuch as magpies have become a serious menace, particularly south of here, to pheasants, song birds, and chicken ranches. It is planned to poison the pests.Boulder-Charles Hinman and Harold Hantz, University of Colorado students, were unsuccessful in competition for Rhodes scholarships, according to the word received from San Francisco, Calif., where eleven candidates were examined. (Dec. 31, 1931(
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