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ENTRANCE FEES 

SNOW COURSE 
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VISITORS 



UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 83020 

April 17, 1967 

Summary of March 1967 Monthly Narrative Report 

Several snowstorms, snowmelt 
Max. 60 degrees; Min. -31 degrees 

5,231 visitors; 1.453 vehicles; North Entrance 
cj.oa increase 

8 oversnow vehicles reg. at North Entrance- 
^strl^s^! re8 ' ^ the *-"* Sub - 

67 snowmobile trips and 717 ind. small vehicle 
trips from W. Yell, to 0. F. w/1800/1900 visitors 

SpTL^ir arr - at °- F - f ™ au ™~ 

Travel through West Entrance - listed 

i£ aV f\.f Snak& &iver durin * month: 124 machines- 
132 machines and 135 people ent. South Entrance 2 

Yell-Teton (combined): Annual $7.00; day-use $1.00 2 
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SPECIAL 
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Regional olft^'o^^? ° ffiCe; *• Bil1 »•»«». 

reductiL * **' pubUc "l««°ns/elk 

reduction; newspaper men from NBC, ABC, CBS- 

Mr. Dennis Stock from "Holiday Magazine* 

Supt. Kobert E. Howe, Sitka & Glacier Bay NM 3-4 

£' SrSST'iiX; Wa - D PoWers » Washington Office; 
Mr. Joe Riha, Midwest Region, study of Supply 
Center operation F * 

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Elk Mgt-Control-General Discussions 
Public Hearing in Casper, March 11 
Supt. & Biologist to Waso 

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1,015 Live trapped and transplanted 
1,103 Hunter killed outside boundary 

239 Direct reduction 

163 Scientific research programs 

2,610 elk removed from the Northern Herd 
3,000 elk reduction called for in program 

Ch.Pk.Rgr. in Milwaukee, 3/2, snowmobile 

mfg. meeting 

Interagency meeting in Billings, 3/1-2 on 

W. Yell. Air Operations Center, several attended 

Ch.Pk.Rgr. attended Jackson Hole Coop. Elk Study 

Group meeting, 3/14 

Planning meeting 1967 BRC in Msla, 3/17. 

NPS, USPS representatives. Concensus 1968 season 

for W.Yell Oer. Center dedication 

Western Governors' Conf . June 1967 at W.Yell 



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National Wildlife Week observed w/exhibit panel 
at Mont. Power Co. office in Livingston 

Director Hartzog's talk on Parkscape presented 
March 29 in Canteen 



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OPERATION 
GOLDEN EAGLE 



Seeond season for "Golden Eagle Passport" 

On sale at the 5 entrances. Valid from April 1, 

1967 to March 31, 1968 



PERSONNEL 
Appointments 



Transfer Out 



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Special 

Assignment 



Return from 
Africa 



Ann M. Snyder . Clerk-Steno, CC Sub-to-Furl 

John W. Criger , Signmaker, 

John R. Douglass . Park Naturalist eod 3/12 

J. W. Dexter , to Tumacacori 

Edward J. Widmer . Law Enforcement Officer 

Kathryn F. Maffei . Secy(Steno), eff. 4/10 

Curtis K. Townsend . Civ. Engr., eff. 4/23 

Ranger Alden L. Nash, to Albright Training 
Center; session: March 6 to May 26 
Rangers Gerald E. Mernin & Ben j . F. Ladd to 
Mont. State U, Bozeman, May 7-19, Law Enforce- 
ment Training 

Asst. Supt. J. A. Martinek returned from Africa 
on March 23. On special assignment to Tanzania 



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Training 

In Hospital 
BID Invitatio 

Wedding 

Births 

Misc. 



10 yr. Length of Service Emblem to William J. Barraore 
20 yr. Length of Service Emblem to C. Robert Morey 9 
Irving M. Chase, cash award. Incentive Awards 
Program 

Forester and Forestry Tech. attend session in 
Msla on Forest Pest & Disease Detection 

4 Mainte. Div. men attend, meeting in Denver 10 

Pk.Rgr. Kenneth A. Lindfors granted 1 yr. leave 

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Interpretive 
Service 

Research & 
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USGS 



EXHIBITS 



Milk & Dairy Products; Meat & Poultry; 

4 Govt. Bldgs in Mammoth 10 

Peterson-Cameron, March 18 11 

A daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Wetzel, NFS, 3/27 11 

Lake Mess opened 3/27 

NFFE mo. meeting 3/6; AFGE mo. meeting 3/13 11 

Lake Inter. Prospectus to MRO 3/22, for review 
Map for incl. in mini-folder to Waso 3/10 

STEAMBOAT GEYSER , erupted sometime between March 14 
and March 28. 

Seismograph station at Madison Jet. serviced 3/31 
Seismograph station at Lake serviced 3/30 11-12 

Boating Safety Exhibit for Bridge Bay ready for 
installation 12 



COLLECTING 
PERMITS 



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SAFETY AND 
HEALTH 



LAW 
ENFORCEMENT 

RANGER 
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3 motor vehicle accidents investigated; 12 accidents 
recorded this year 12 

No incidents reported requiring recording 12 



Gallatin elk trap shovelled on several occasions; 

Assisted w/shipping trapped elk; 

5 trips to South Entrance; 4 by snowplane; 

Ski patrol to Thorofare, etc., 3/26 

Ski patrol to Fawn Pass, 3/21-22 

8-day ski patrol through Lamar back country 3/26 

Ski patrol to Shoshone Lake 3/30 12-13 



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PROTECTION 



BUILDING FIRE 
PROTECTION 

TREE DISEASES 



ROADS AND 
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SIGHS 



Maybe change in office hours due to Daylight 

Skiving lime 

3 men to attend Liaison Officer Training meeting 

at Billings, April 24-25 

Slurry drop at June fire school 



1 fire, March 12; 1 false alarm, March 27 

Forester and Forestry Tech. attended meeting in 

Missoula, March 14-16 

S&C estimates for 1967 prepared 

Hard plowing on West Yeil-G.F. road - snow and 

ice pack; Plows reached Lake on March 8; OF on 3/22 

87 constructed; 186 lettered; 134 painted; 
41 thermal name signs 



BUILDINGS AMD Old N.E. kiosk removed; new kiosk Installed 3/2 
UTILITIES 
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USGS River gauge read; moisture and snow pillow gauges 

read and reported 

CONCESSIONS \$?S officials met with Park Concessioners in 
Billings, March 7-8 

Proposed amendment of contract with Montana Power 
Company generally accepted by concessioners 
YPCo. presented Fire Organization plans for 1967 

YPCo. plans to keep MMI open year-round 

50th Anniversary of Continan Oil 

Livingston Clinic to restudy changes in rates 

Joint Recreational Program presented 

YPCO . Garage and Shops at Gardiner opened March 1 

Mgt. Training Course conducted March 20,21,22 

Medical 5-yr. contract with the Livingston Clinic, April 1 
Contract Contract with YP Medical Service expired March 31 
Dr. Porter Cannon at Mammoth Clinic 



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Helicopter Census, March 15 
188 observed 
265 observed 
70 observed 



Grizzly Bear 1 observed March 25 



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Elk 



A pair Trumpeter swan observed March 31 



Elk reduction program closed March 17 
MANAGEMENT AND General Information listed 
DISTRIBUTION 

PUBLICITY Yellowstone Weekly News issued each Thursday 
2 press releases: Live trapping of Elk, 
1967 Entrance Fees for YNP 

CHAPEL USE Protestant services held throughout month 
Easter Sunrise Services, March 23 
Wedding: Peterson-Cameron March 18 
Elliott resigned from ChurchCommittee; 
Canter appointed Chairman, March 1 

Rev. John M. Lee tendered resignation, Feb. 12, 

eff. Sept. 1. 

Rev. Merv Olson, assigned to Yellowstone, eff. 9/1 

BIG HOLE NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD - Listed 

DESIGN AND Yellowstone National Park - Listed 
CONSTRUCTION Big Hole National Battlefield - Listed 



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

Yellowstone Rational Park, Wyoming £3020 
April 17, 1967 



To j Director 

From: Super intendent , Yellowstone 

Subject: Superintendent's Monthly narrative Report, mxch 1967 

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jfrsthor Conditi m& 

There were severe 1 snowstorms this tsonth, including one on March 13 
that accounted to the ties son's record depth. Snow 05r.lt, particularly 
at lower elevations, exceeded accumulation. By the end of March „ 
aisny slopes were bare. Following is a summary of winter snow con- 
ditions thoughout the Parks 

Greatest snow accural 1st ion * Lewis Divide • 122 inches 

Least snow accuiaulation - Seat Entrance - 30 Inches 

Average snow accumulation - -62 inches 

Average water content - * 21 inches 

This is 120 percent of our 15-year average. 

Various high and low temperatures recorded around the Park were: 



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Korth Entrance 


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West Yellowstone 


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Visitors entering Yellowstone national Park during March totaled 5,231. 
Automobiles entering the Park reached 1,453. This is • 32.8 percent 
increase «s conquered to March 1966. 



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like Horth Entrance bad an IS. 6 percent increase in travel as cost- 
pared to March 1966.. During March, 1,052 vehicles entered the 
Sorth Entrance. 

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Eight over snow vehicles r&gistered at the North entrance in March. 
A t^tal of ©3 over snow vehicles Itave registered in the Ma?acw?th Sub- 
District this winter with an anticipated use of 233 days. 

A total of 67 Yellowstone Park Cos^sny snowmobile trips and 717 
individual ansa 11 vehicle trips brought in sosse 1,800 fee 1,900 Perk 
visitors to Old Faithful. Gvassnov siachlaes arrived at Old Faithful 
frosa all entrances except the Hortheast. 

Sssall snow machines arriving at Old faithful; 

Kareh 17 300 Becetaber 1966 140 

March 16 126 January 1967 UQ 

tSsrch 19 It February 1967 147 

St March 1967 732 

Travel through the West Satrnace included 676 email saachlnee carry 
lag $96 visitors and 67 of the Yellowstone Perfc Cosapany machines 
carrying 557 visitors for & total of 1,453 visitors. The lest 
Ysllovstone park Co^any tour was taade on Hareh 19. 

One hundred twenty- four ovc^snow raachinca were registered at Snake 
River daring the axmth. One hundred at*& thirty-two ^chines end 135 
people entered the Sooth Entrance during Herch for a t^tal of 340 
people days. 

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Entrance Fees for Yello^stonc-Crand Teton National Parks (combined): 

1. The $7.00 "fcoidsm Passport" will be valid for entrance to all 
designated Federal recreation arses where an entrance fee ts 
applicable. 

2. A day-use permit costing $1.00, available at Sationei Park 
entrance stations, admits the holder end all who accompany 
him in a private non-cofiwercial vehicle. 

Snttr^nce fees will be effective an of April 1, 1967 through March 31, 
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Snow Course Data, March 1967 

The following is a list of snow c ursee taken at the end of March, 
1967. The data tabulated gives the percent of water content as 
expressed over a 15-year average as calculated by the Soil Conserva- 
tion Service. The years 194$- 1962 are used to express the 15-year 

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Percent 


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Bate 


Snow 


Water 


Water 


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Average 


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Sort beast 


4/ 3/67 


37.0 


14.0 


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151 


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Lupine 


3/28/67 


49. G 


15.0 


11.2 


134 


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Morris 


4/ 1/67 


47.0 


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9.9 


137 


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Hew Lake #2 


3/29/67 


45.0 


14.0 


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126 


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Old Lake #1 


3/29/67 


47.0 


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Canyon 


3/30/67 


63.0 


21.7 


16.3 


133 


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Sylvan Pass 


3/31/67 


49.0 


15.0 


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101 


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Seat Entrance 


30.0 


10.0 


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Lewis Divide 


3/30/67 


122.0 


45.6 


45.9 


99 


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Aster Creek 


3/30/67 


100.0 


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34.1 


106 


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3/30/6? 


76.0 


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Colter Creek 3/30/67 


61.0 


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Snake River 


3/30/67 


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20.4 


22.1 


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Totals 




Average Hater Content 






Snake Rives 


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Horth . 


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Tower Falls 


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Leear 


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Park Average 120% 






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Mr. Bill Newbcld from Washington, D. C, and Mr. Bill tf. Dean, from 
the Regional Office , were in Yellowstone the first part of the month 
to assist with the public relati ns presentation r dative to the elk 
reduction progress and the Senate Rearing in Casper » Vyoalng on March 11, 



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Ktueerous n^wsseu were pr sent representing tlie H$C» ABC and CBS 
television networks and various publications as a result oi the 
initiation of direct reduction of the elk. 

Mr. Dermis Stock fro© Holi day Magaslae has coexisted bis work in 
the Patfc. The a wilt bs an issue of Holiday Mag/, tine published in 
t a year on the national parka. Mr. Stock isade field trips Co 
Lake, Old Faithful and Canyon. 

Super Attendant Robert £« ft-r^ of Sitka end Glseief Bay ttational 
Monu&enta, Juneau, Alaska was in the Park daring the week of 
March 13. 

Inspection 

Messrs, J. X. Carpenter, Williass B. Powers aa4 Jfc>e E. Riha, repre- 
senting the Washington Office and Mideast Region were in the a && ttm 
February 2M through March 10 studying the Supply Canter operation in- 
cluding the radio shop, electric shop, plumbing shop and aeuipeient 
repair shop. Tbey reviewed each individual stock card and declared 
excess? all items that shoved no issues for the past year with the 
eKceptisn of a few standby itesis. After a review ©£ these cards the 
following deteresiaet ton was medat 

Total line items revised . . 5,963 Vslu* $79,194.29 
X»ow Cost Sales iteass .... 4,604 31»4i5.11 

funded itees , 1*339 " 47,739.18 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 

To say that TillflWiTtllH ran into difficulties in connection with direct 
reduction aspects of its siv<nage»tent of the northern elk herd would be 
the understatement of the year. Although the program was reviewed in 
advance with the Game end Fish Oepartsneats §i both hyoe&iag a ad Montana 
sad concurrence in press release announcements on the progr «a was re- 
ceived from tb&ss, both feepartsasnts publicly deammced direct reduction 
in the Park when this aspect of the program was initiated. Both 
Departments tcld us that they did not want fce transplant elk, except la 
relatively snail numbers and requested the Park to give priority t^ 
ehipiaent of elk to other states, yet when the pr ogreia was questioned, 
Wyoming issaedlately announced it c uld take up to 1 ,000 elk. This switch 
is t from a practical standpoint understandable, because the Governors of 
the two states caste out in opposition to the progr&a. 

The greatest public protest eacw from Wyoming and centered around state' 
Bents that the Park really h«4 not tried to llvetrap t the greatest 
possible extent and that we did net have the elk we said we did. The 
Presidents of the Wyccung Outfitters and the Vyoedng Wildlife Federation 
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All this had considerable effect on the various Congressional dele- 
gat 1 as in the surrounding states, but particularly M in Wyoming. 
Senator Gale KcGee said he v uld question the program in hearings 
before the Interior Appropriations Sub-Cossnittee aod probably hold 
s hearing in Wy *dng. 

While the two largest n^v&pnpers in the Rocky Hountain area, the Denver 
Post and Sslt Lake City Tribune supported the program on their edi- 
torial pages; stoat local papers opposed direct reduction, some, noteably, 
la "jyoiftiag were violent in their opposition. 

Service representatives needed by the Director and including the 
Superintendent and Parts Biologist Batiaore appeared before the Sub- 
Cconittee o£ the Senate Interior Appropriations Cowetttee on March 1. 
Senator WcGea said the Service had not kept his office informed and 
further charged that live-trapping had not been fully utilised by the 
Park. Re slso stated the. Park had not cooperated with the states in 
the prograsu He indicated the Park meA^6 further livetrapping facili- 
ties and wore funds fa* wildlife s^nagestont activities. In response tf 
his request i the Director gave a figure of $90,000 Ed* traps and fur- 
ther cumagflaaent funds. Th« Sasator announced he to uid hold a hearing 
on feus matter in Wyxxslag, t&leh was later announced for a date of Hsrch 
11 > In Casper. 

Meanwhile, the program wee pursued in the Park as weather and circun- 
stsnees permitted. Rati one i news gathering agencies deeended on the 
Park including HBC, CBS, svji ABC television crews. All this added to 
the responsibilities of an already overloaded local staff. VJe cooper- 
ated with television era?**: and nevspape&nen to the fullest extent » 
probably wore than we should because these activities on several oc- 
casions gravely inter ierred with program and etu&ngered newsgatherers 
and rangers alike. Generally the newssten concent rated on the specta- 
cular shooting and results generally gave the public • distorted 
picture of the progr«ia. Several, such as one &ick Eandall, fro© 
Tucson, Arizona, cssse in to find every fault with the program and his 
articles in the Tucson pepers ware particularly bitter and distorted. 
It seesis that sense central should be exercised over this aspect of 
public participation in the program in the future; because of the 
dangerous incidents that occurred involving aawspaperrwm, rangers, and 
helicopter pilots. 

Senator KcCee presided over a public hearing in Casper on the 11th. Ho 
other Congressmen or Senators attended, although an Administrative 
Assl tant to Senator Hansen represented the Senator, Senator Hd6ee 
opened the hearing with the amunxncesient that the direct reduction we a 
terminated in accordance with recent agreements he had reached with the 



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DepartH\e»t . Governor Ilatlujv.sy of Wyoraiug testified at the hearings 
•s did several organ! aafci >ns -and •bout 15 individual©, none of whom 
supported the Park progress. The Service group which participated in 
the hearing consisted ftf the Director , the Superintendent, Biologists 
Glen Cole an4 William Barraore. Or. Starker Leopold of the University 
of California and a jaewber of the Secretary's Advisory Coned t tee on 
Wildlife Management testified in favor of the program. Tb« Director 
a-.:d Br. Leopold e&ade cost favorable impressions at the hearing and 
succeeded in clarifying »ad correcting taaay of the charges so far a a 
the record was concerned, Mr. Frank Dunkle, Director of the Fish 
and Caste Department of Montana testified that the Park cooperated 
with his Department and that he supported all aspects n>i the prograa 
except direct reduction. 

Local newspaper publicity, however, concentrated on the fact that the 
direct pr-graei had been stopped and conveniently overlooked the eds- 
information that facts bright out at the hearing had corrected. 

With the direct reduction halted and warmer weather prevailing which 
precluded further live-trapping, the program was closed down Got the 
winter of 19&$-67 by March 1?. la all, 2,610 elk were removed £ r m 
the jg^rthern herd. Iȣ9S Ml 11 vet rapped and transplanted, 1,103 
were killed by hunters outside the Kortb boundary. 23$ were removed 
by direct reduction wieh the mat going to Indian reservations. 
"The regaining 163 were tskea for scientific research progrssas or were 
lost in trapping operations. The orograss called fee s reduction of 
3,000. 

Better ami fuller cooperation w-tb state agencies as well as inter- 
ested citizens and groups in the general area in a necessity if all 
aspects oi this essential pyqgrf are to be suct:e£i>-?ul srnd full afcten* 
tloc will be devoted to sttaiasaent o£ these objectives by the Park 
staff during the cosing aonfchs. 

The Superintendent and Biologist Bsrsore were in the Director's office 
in ttasfelogton, D. C, February 27 - Karch 2, in iumMUhill with the 
elk reduction progress and the Senate interior Sub-Cozsndttee on 
Appropriations hearing on March 1. While in tfesMogt n» the Superin- 
tendent called on Senators Hansen and HcCee of Wyoming end Congressmen 
Olson end Battin of Montana. A number of Park matters were taken up 
In Washington with the Director and wetabers of his staff. 

The Superintendent, Chief Park naturalist John Good, Biologist will Ian 
Bar&ore, B<nA Hrs. Vicki Kurtz attended the hearing called by Senator 
HcCee on the Park*s elk eusasgetaent program in Casper. tfyoralng on the 
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Chief: Park Raster Estey attended a nesting sponev red by the caanu- 
i'acturers of snowaobiles on March 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 
aestlog wis designed ta set up guidelines to protect landowners, 
guidelines for proper u»e of snowaobiles, smd In general, an organ* 
iastioasl meeting. The seating wis coordinated by the Regions i 
Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recr*ation. 

On Kerch 1 and 2, Assistant Fire Control Officer Charles G, Lamb end 
Forester w* Love 11 White attended an Interagency weetisg in Billings , 
Montane, directed toward operational planning for the 1567 season at 
the West Yellowstone Air Operations Center, Details of this meeting 
ere included in a separate report. 

Chief Park Ranger Estey attended the Jackson Sole Cooperative Elk 
Study Group Meeting held in Jackson, Wyoming* on March 14. 

A brief planning seating f • r the 1967 blister rust control activities 
was held in Missoula, Montana on Kerch 17. Dave Grahsci, U. S. Forest 
Service; Len Berg, Kati -.xml Park Service (Midwest legion) ; V. Lowell 
white, Nick Reaves,, Yellowstone; Gary Bunny, Glacier; mvA ftuane Graf, 
Grand Teton, were prssant. Heat ion was wade of a "fcrssal dedication" 
for the West Yellowstone interagency Air Operations Center. It was 
the concensus that the 19&S season would be the best time for this. 

The Western Governors' Conference will fee held in June 1967 at the 
Stagecoach Inn, u'est Yellowstone. At a seating on March 15 the 
following were present i 

Mrs. gillie Smith* Meyer of Wast Yellowstone 

R&s&ers of the Town's Council 

Representatives of the motels to be used fag the Convention 

Telephone Cosspany representatives frora Helena 

Gallatin Forest Si strict Ranger, Mr. Elton K. McQuery 

executive Secretary of the Western Governors* Convention from 

San Francisco 
Mr. Melvin Engels, Administrative Aide to Governor Babcock of 

Montana 
Wast Yellowstone Sub-District Ranger Joseph H. Freeer 

In observance of national Wildlife Weak, a three exhibit panel on 
gate aansgeatent problewe in the Park was displayed in the window of 
the Montana Power Company office in Livingston. The South and West 
District Naturalists set the exhibit up on March 20 andpickad it up 
for return to Karaaoth on March 24. 



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S-v^theest and Haticnal Capital Region Super intsudeat's Conference at 
Villlassbuvg, Virginia, wes presented three titaea on Wednesday. March 
29, so all ecjployees could hear this important neaiMge. It was 
scheduled for S:30 A.M. and 3:15 P.M. in the GnttM, sad at 7:30 P.M. 
in the Administration Building Conference Boom. 

Adfctutatratloa 

pye rati^a Golden Basle 

The '^Golden Eagle Passport" will be available for sale st the five 
entrances to the Park during the 1967 eeaaon. Prior to the opening of 
Che Fark*s entrance ■tTfrffrlMH on 2toy 1, golden Sagle Passports" vlll h£ 
available for aale at Park headquarters. This $7.00 Golden Eagle Paas» 
port, a gold-colored* wallet -sized plastic card, adtsifcs holder to all 
designated Federal recreatioa area© throughout the Halted States where 
entrance or admission fees sre charged under the Land *nd Mat&t Conser- 
vat ion Fund Act. Valid trots April I ? 1967 to mrch 31, 1966. 

Eseruttreent and Interagency Roard of Examiners Activities 

Sufficient applications have been recieved for the following positi-ms 
and we have been advised the receipt o£ applications will be augpervdeti 
aa of April 3: Carpenter, Painter, &&& Helper. 

Applications are at ill being accepted for Electrician ,. Plugjber. Truck 
Driver, Truck Driver (Heavy Duty), &&& Mechanic, Automotive. 

Annuel performance ratings are due as of Harch 31. The annual review 
of ps&it ion descriptions, required under the feffcitten Amendment, is 
also accomplished when the ratings are discussed with eraployaee. 

There were 149 on the payroll for the period ending March 11, co.E«:pered 
to 1S9 a year ago. There were 161 on the payroll for the period ending 
Harsh 25 , couspared to 164 a year ago. 

Personnel 

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Career - Condit ional (Subject -to-Fur lough) appointments: 

Ann H» Snyde r entered or duty >§areb 21 es Clerk- 
Stenographer , CS-3, working for the Biologist and 
Forester in the &eaourcea Management and Visitor 
Protection Division. 

John i ft. Criger , appointment to position dtf Signpakcr 
Helper, was effective March 30. 



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duty as (teat District Naturalist on March 12. Fror. 
White Sands Hational Monueent. 

Transfer Out J^xfteph W. Dexter baa accepted promotion to the posi- 
ts ion of ^int'enanc«i54an, Tusjscacorl national Monucient, 
AriEona, effective April f. 

Edward J. Ulfeec » Law Eaforeeifient Officer, CS-11, haa 
bean selected for transfer and protection to Assistant 
Chief Park Ranger ttt Great Stsofcy Mountain* National 
Park, Tennessee, effective Hay 7. 

Selected Rathryn T* Haffei has been selected for a Subject - 

to-Furlfn.i£ii Career -Conditional appointgasat as 
Secretary (Stenography) to the Clues of Park 
Maintenance. Effective April 10 « 

Curti s %.jrowz ureajd B Civil Engineer, GS*ll, San 
Pranciaco Service Center, has been selected for 
promotion to the Assistant Chief of Park Maintenance 
position. Effective April 23. 

Special AsaiRmvent 

Ranger Aldan L. Hash, Northeast Entrance, was selected to attend the 
Spring Session of the training at the Albright TrAinistg Center, Grand 
Canyon, Arisona. Session* Hsrch & to May 26. 

Park Hangers Gerald E. Sfemin and Benjatoln P. Ladd will attend Sssic 
School - Law Enforcement training * being conducted by Montana State 
University, Boseoen, Montana, Kay 7*19. This la an 30«hour course. 

Returns froa Africa 

Assistant Superintendent Julius A. Hartinek returned to the United 
States from Africa on March 23. Mr. Martioek headed the three-«an 
study taais of U. S. Park Specialists on a special assigftsent to 
Tanzania, East Africa, to study national park potential of Hount 
KiliEumjsro, Africa *s highest Mountain. Hie group flew to Africa 
fteoa Bsshiagton, JD. C. on January 15. 

awards 

On ?4»rcb 6, at the Ranger Office, a Length-of -Service Sables was pre- 
Meted to District Ranger C. Robert Morey who has completed 20 years 
of service, and to Biologist William J. Benaore who has completed 10 
years of service. 

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Irving M. Chase, seasonal carpenter, won a cash award under the 
National Park Service's Incentive Award* Program tar »i cart he 
designed and built for use in carrying shingl&a on rooftop*. He 
baa used the cart here and those who have seen it report it ia a 
tias saver and la a a#£er taethod. 

Training 

Park Sanger (Forestry) V* Lowell V&ita and Forestry Technician John 
M. Reeves completed a 24*lK«ar training eeaei«n ? Forest Pest and 
Disease Detection, conducted by the 0. S. Forest Service at Missoula* 
Montana, March 14*16. 

Four ssnployses from til© Maintenance Division attended » 48»hour train- 
ing session for ^ater and i&wsge Plant Operators, conducted by the 
Bteivsrsity of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, Issployses la attendance 
wares 

District Foreman- III l?ard 1m Excell 

District Fores© n* XXX James H„ Bat«l ;x£ 
District Foreman-Ill Williasa C« Armstrong 
Paresasn II -Plumber John S. Sponsel 

fo Hospital 

Park ftnngfcr Kenneth A. Lindfors has been granted one y$ar leaves with- 
out pay effective March £4. Ranger Lindfors is a patient La the 
Veterans* Administration Bsapital, Sheridan, wyosisig. 

Bid Inv itations 

Sid Isvit8tio», covering c;ilk sad dairy products, wee opened on 
March 29 with Fenaer*s €re«raery of Livingston being the successful 

bidder. 

Quotations were received and opened on March 30 covering seat and 
poultry iteiRS for the -sonth ol April, with Quick Freese Lockers of 
Livingston being successful* 

Bid Invitations were issued fit* the sale of four Government buildings 
located in the Masaaotfc arev: 

Building #43 (old weather station) 

Building #44 (storage garage) 

Building #65 (old residence near the incinerator) 

Building £345 (tho old Uorth Entrance checking station) 



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March 27* Mrs. Berth* Sadler is the cook. 

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Dan Peterson of Billings, Montana and Biene Caaeron of Gardiner, 
Konfcana were raarried la the Yellowstone national Perk Chapel et 
2j00 P.H. on Hareb 18. 

Births 

A daughter > Stephanie Janet, ««s>s bom to Ftr. «s«d Mrs. William Wet eel 
an Harcfc 27 et St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, ar. Vfetael is 
Nations! Park Service Poreiian I Packer. 

fliaeelign&oua 

The Sat ions 1 Federation of Federal Employees held their regular monthly 
meeting on March 6. 

The Asericsn Federation of ^ovenimfent Employees held their regular 
monthly c&ating on Kerch 13. 

Interpretation^ Conserve t ion and Use 

Interpretive Services gad Planning 

The Lake Interpretive Prospectus was forwarded to Hidweat Regional 
Office on March 22, for review. 

A revised Perk oap, for inclusion in the »ini-f older «as completed 
and sent to the Washington Office on search 10. 

The 1967 Ha cure list Programs, posters and revised Geyser Hill Trail 
guide have been taken to Artcraft Printers in i**e£«an. 

Research and Qbscrvat ion 

STBAMKMT CgTSBBLt It appears that Steas&eat erupted eometine between 
Starch 14 and March 28. It was checked by Assistant Chief Park 
gstureliet Center and fc«st District Naturalist Douglass during s field 
trip to Old faithful on March 27. 

U.S P 0. 5,. On March 31 Assistant Chief Park Haturalist Canter and West 
District Mature list Douglass serviced the seiauograph station at 
Kadi. son Junction. It seeess fee be operating properly except for the 
chronometer which is not keeping accurate tiwa. This vas reported to 
the Geological Survey so*e time ago. 

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station en March 30, 

Exhibits a ad Equipment 

The Bating Safety eshibit for Bridge Bay has been rehabilitated and 
la ready for installation. 

Collecting Permits 

The following collecting permit* were approved during the month: 

Robert C. Bergetrosi University of Wyoming Insect a 
Char lee P. Hibler University of Wyoeing and 

Colorado State University Insects 

Dr. W. 31. Jackson University of Minnesota Herbaceous plants 
George W. Spires, Jr. Midwestern University &sa 11 jaaassels 

Safety and Health 

Three sjotor vehicle accidents were reported and investigated daring 
the Bionth. A total of 12 tsotov vehicle accidents lusve been recorded 
for the year, compared to seven for the satne period last year. 

Law J&JS3B33BS& 

Th*>r© were no incidents reported during the eaoath that repaired 
recording under the esonth.ly Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform 
Crime Report. 

Ranger Activities 

West Yellowstone Rangers shovelled out the Gallatin elk trap on sever* 
el occasions while elk w&zz being trapped in the Fork. They assisted 
the Montana Fish and Caste £&pert<£*nt with shipping trapped elk on 
March 7 Bttd 10. 

Five trips were isade fet the Siruth Entrance during the sianth; four by 
soowplane *ai one by Ski-doe borrowed fr^tr, Grand Teton. Hu-serous 
contacts were ««ede with overeaow vehicle operators while in the Park. 

Sub-lDietrict Rangers Milligon, Mernin and Park Ranger /Danforth cob- 
plated a ski patrol to Thorofsre, Fox Creek, Harebell) Heart Lake, 
Peals Island and back to Lake oa March 26. 

On March 21 and 22, Rangers Scott, Ladd, White, and vitfcaer made a 
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On March 26 through April 4, Korth District Ranger Horey and Sub- 
District Rangers Brawn and Scott wada an B-day ski patrol through 
the Laeaar back country. 

A ski patrol was a-ade to Shoshone Lake and return frcsa Lone Star 
Geyser on March 30 and April 1 by Rangers WiliieESOs, $uilmette and 
Boyd. Snow depth at Grant Pass was 95 inches. 

Forest Flee Protection 

Because of certain problems involved in fire preeuppresslon activi- 
ties as related to daylight savings time, Region 4, D. S. Forest 
Service » is attempting to coordinate fire, weather and other activi- 
ties ©a a 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P»M. basis so as to better relate fire 
danger readings to past records and actual present conditions. 

Final arrangements have been «ade for three jsen, Park Forester White 
and Liaison Officers Edward J. ^idmer and Theodore R. Scott, to 
attend a Liaison Officer Training and Coordinating Heating in Billings 
on April 27. Five Rangers have been elected to attend a special 
U. S, Forest Service sponsored Fire Simulator Course at WorLsnd, 
Wyosdng on April 24 and 25. 

Arrangements are being tasde with the slurry contractor at Cody for a 
practice water drop at the June fire school. 

Bu i Idi nfe Fire P rotect ion 

One structural fire occurred during March. A privately-owned trailer 
at the MsasBoth trailer court was heavily &m&%&£ on March 12. Cause 
of fire was evidently an overheated oil stove. 

Another alarm was answered oa March 27 at the Mscnocb Motor Inn. This 
turned out to be a false elarta evidently caused by irregularities in 
the wster pressure. 

Ins ects g^d Tree Diseases 

Forester White and Forestry Technician Reeves attended a Forest Insect 
and Disease Instructor Training Session in Missoula, Montana, on 
March 14 through 16. 



Blister rust control preliminary estimates for accomplishment for the 
1967 calendar year have been prepared, including man-day requirements 
for working and surveys in the various categories. 



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Ageia this year, hard plowing was experleaced between 
Janet i <n and 014 Faithful dud to the heavy over snow travel from 
West: Yellowstone causing as -such a* 40 inches of snow to be coa- 
?aet«4 to a consistency vsry near solid ice, which had to ba 
hrokea with a V alow Ml a grader so that the Snowfelest could handle 
these chunks without damge to the plowing unit. 

the saow plows reached iako cm March B, and they arrived at Old 
Faithful on March 22* 

Sulldiags and Utilities 

¥be old Horth Entrance kiosk vss removed and a new kiosk was in* 
stalled and wired on f larch 2, 

fan Sign Shop constructed 87 aew signs, painted 134 signs* sad 
lettered 186 signs. Forty- one t borstal ares ansae signs were made. 

Malaga, 

west Yellowstone Rangers continued to cooperate with the U, S. 
Geological Survey by reading the Midi sua giver gauge weekly. 

The soil tsoisture gauges in the Gallstia aad at &est Yellowstone aad 
the snow pillm? gauge at *»aet Yeliowet >ne were read sad reported to 
the Soil Moisture Service. 

Concessions ^oajseaeat 

Superintendent HcLaughlin, Assistant Super inteaeent Levegrea, Acting 
Assistant Superintendent Cley aad Chief of Perk Maintenance Elliott 
with Perk concessioners March 7 sad £ in Billings, Montana. 



the proposed atstendnent of the contract between the national Perk 
Service and the Montana P;-**er Gonpany was discussed. The aaeudaient 
provides for lasts Hat ion of a 2,750 KKH diesel generating unit to be 
installed in the Lake area of Yellowstone Set ions I Park. This unit 
will provide better continuity of service sad growth Incentive rates 
for the national Park Service and concessioners. The proposed s: 
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John King of the Yellowstone Perk Company presented the 1967 plans 
for the cooperative concessioner fire organization and requested 
authorisation to purchase e house trailer for ase by the fire staff. 
These plans were approved. 

The winter operations of the Yellowstone Perk Company vera reviewed 
by Art Bacata who said the Company plans to keep its headquarters at 
MMBOth on a yesr around basis. 

Continental Oil Company presented its plana for the 50th Anniversary 
•f continual sale of its products in Yellowstone Stations! Perk. 

Dr. Heffitt of the Livingston Clinic explained the proposed supple- 
mental medical services for permanent and seasonal ersployees. The 
plan celled for increased services end increased rates. There were 
essay questions regarding the rates and services. Dr. Hoffitt agreed 
t> restudy the supplemental plans and if actuarily feasible, tasks 
saae changes in the rates. 

The joint recreational progress plans were presented by Bruce Sigrist 
of the Yellowstone Park Cospesy. Hr. Powah of Hamilton Stores re- 
ported on the souvenir policy study group tast bed recently been esta- 
blished e&eng the National Park Service concessioners. 

t-fsster plans end construction plans for 1967 were explained by 
Superintendent McLaughlin. 

Ye llfcywstone Park Company 

Yellowstone Park Coefpeny opened their Garage and Shops on Wednesday, 
March i. 

training course wss conducted by Moot am* State faculty 
. for the Yellowstone Perk Company on March 20, 21 and 22. This 
course was attended by all supervisors and rasaagera of the Company and 
by several Mat ions 1 Park Service employees. It was a well organised 
and presented course. 

Medical Contract 

The new five-year contract for medical services in Yellowstone Hat tonal 
Park was approved on Kerch 27 by Assistant Director H. L. Bill. The 
new concessioners who took over on April 1 sre the Livingston Clinic 
and is composed of the following doctors: George J. Hoffitt, Robert E. 
walker, Janes C. Allison and W. B. Harris. 

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Br. Porter Cannon is in charge of the Kasmoth Clinic, having arrived 
fro* Conrad, Montana. 

Wildlife and Flab Cultural Activities 

A helicopter census was accomplished on March IS, 1967. 

Pgpqghorn Antelope . A total of 188 antelope *>er« Qnaferf. This count 

is considered about 90 percent accurate; there- 
fore, the probably total population i» between 188 
and 210. 

Mul<; freer . A total of 265 asule deer were observed. Accuracy 

of the huIg deer c: unt may b-Hvs baen in the neighbor- 
hood of 75 percent. If so, froea 265 to 350 deer acre 
present on winter range used by antelope. 

Bighorn Sheep . A total of 70 sheep xsere observed. This count was 

probably 60 to $0 percent accurate; therefore, frora 
70 to 90 sheep were probably cm the Arts covered, 

Crisgly torn* . One grizely bear was observed above the Little 

Buffalo trap during the elk cmx&ixB *>n March 25. 

SwQii ©a March 31 » a pair of trui-^eter s%mn ware observed 

at Shoshone Lake geyser basin. 

Elk Th& reduction progress contiarwid the first part of 

tba iKonth as shooting by Rangers continued the 1st 
through the llth. On March 11, fllltfiT 6sle McGoe 
of Wyoming announced at the Casper nearly that 
Secretary Udall had agreed to call off the direct 
r^ductioe phase of the reduction program. 

Bering the direct redact ion phase the following numbers of elk were 
taken: 

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Junction Butte 
Slopes of Bis^n Peak 

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T otal taken by direct reduction was 239 anitaals. Of this number, 235 
were taken to the Quick Freeze Pecking Plant in Livingston end the 
HMQfll&iag four wore eoudecvjied at the shooting site by the Public Health 
Servic* Inspector, Of the 235 eaiaatls taken to the pecking plant one 
complete aniroal wee condesmed because of e diseased condition (dropsy). 
About 30 <|usrters or vasjor sized pieces of carcasses were triraaed and 
condemned at the packing plnat as a result of fcunehct damage . 

Simultaneous to direct reduction activities trapping operations continued 
as weather conditions psrtjtitted. 

On March 4, about 100 elk were trapped et Slough Cr^ek. 

Efforts were ssade to trap elk at Daly Creek, On the 6th, 17 elk were 
trapped. On the oth, 22 ware also trapped et &aly Creek. On the 12th 
and 15th, drives were afcfeerspted at Daly Creek; both failed. Elk eiove- 
aentJJ vere such that further attempts were abandoned at Daly Creek. 

The final trap drive for this winter was resale at the Gardiner trap on 
the 2$th when 21 elk were trapped. 

The decision to attempt a census of the northern Yellowstone herd pre- 
cipitated s planning session on March 21 when the pilots and observers 
MWt briefed, Montana representatives Jim Peek and Bob Rothweller and 
Vfyosiing representatives Jte Straley and Jack **swa$an were notified and 
were present to start the census on the 22nd. Flying conditions were 
not ideal but the cenaus was conducted on the 22nd, 23rd , 25th, and 27th, 
A total of 3,842 elk, 188 ante lap*, 240 bighorn sheep, 80 bison, about 
250 saile deer and 14 coose •were counted on the northern Yellowstone winter 
range. 

Additional census work in other p^rts of the Park revealed: 123 bison 
in Pelican Valley, 189 in 3ayde**-Ke* Perce area, $ ia the gechler area. 
These, together with the fcO counted oa the northern Yellowstone range,, 
gave a total bison count of about 400, 

In the Madison-Firehola area, 959 elk were counted. 

The following ia a tabulation of elk reduction figure© as of the end 
of March, gene talnor additions exight be cade later N the hunter kill 
outside the Park when final figures are received ten the Montana Fish 
sa^ Caevs Department . Alac, biological collection will continue through 
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Gallatin Ho. Tellowst sne 

Live shipped ....... 2$ 1,105 

Trap loss 41 

Hunter kill outside Park . 494 1/ 1,102 2/ 

Direct reduction ..... 239 

Biological collection . . 122 

Jtaseum speclcseas ..... _^__ ^. , ,,,2. ^ 

52T~ 2,612 

1./ Regular season 126; special season 368. 

2/ Ee tended season t> h&sing by helicopter* l&nday through 

Thursday * 168; hazing by helicopters accelerated hunter 

take to 935. 

With the cosapietisn of the annuel redact i«m report, the assignment 
of C. R. Korey as Acting Manageta^nt Biologist will terminate. 

gub lic Relations 

On each Thursday, the Yellowstone Weekly Sevs \&& i««aed to keep 
essple-yees, concessioners, end others currently iaf o?m& of Park 



Two press releases were issued; Live Trapping of Elk and 1967 Entrance 
Fees for Yellowstone gational Park. 

&eligjana and Chapel gge 

Protestant services were held at Haa&oth throughout the south. 

Sunrise Services were held Easter Sunday, March 23, in the Chapel 
at 6:00 A.M. The Rev. John Lee officiated. 

There was a wedding in the Chapel on March IS. Ben Peterson and Diane 
CsjBtron were married at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. John M. Lee officiated. 

As of March 1, Prank B. Elliott, resigned ab Chairman of the 
Superintendent's Church Coesaittea, after serving for five years. 
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the Eev. Warren Oat. The TUrv. John 3f. Leo tendered hie resignation 
at this aeeting to becouie effective September 1. Mr. lac ha a been 
resident raialeter at Kawsaath for the past five years, fie has accepted 
the chaplaincy of Eastern Montana College, Billings . 

The Eev. Merv Olson, Pastor oi the Rlchey-Laiabert Lutheran Parish, 

Richey, Montana, has bees assigned to Yellowst da. Rev. Olson 

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Ti» vorst storta of the winter 'Occurred cm March €. Above freesing 
teaper«tur«2P %ye«t to ba!o« rreesing in five if.imstea with a change in 
*ind direction frosr. soethm*«e to north at 1:30 P.&.j by 4:00 P.M. 
went It eeveu degrees, sad during the night went to -19 degrees » the 
coldest temperature of the winxer. A moderate snowfall began in the 
scorning which increased in iisfceaaity along with wind change which be~ 
easse gale fore*. By 3:90 P«H. visibility was sero and roads in the 
Wisdom vicinity were 3 -^passable. 

A GHwUtfsuoi teieperature s£ 53 degrees was noted on March Igj the tciai- 
wub* temperature was -IS degrees on Hsrcb $« 

Coo perative Actiy ltlgg 

Tlie access road at the Battlefield «ae plowed on three occasions by 
the &>ataaa State Highly ae^tipsaant . 

Opersfc iotas 

A trip to Teliowstone Kstioaal Park for supplies for t&ssm&e operatise* 
vas.teade on H&rch 17. 

Xte si^n and Const ruction 

Bcfc Construction Cocspany repre sent at ivms from Anaconda, Heatana, in- 
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Ail coutroct construction vork rswalnosl afcafc dona *h*« to olnt«r veatfeor 
eowtitioa*. 

HP -Y8L*630i * &14 fxithfnl Isst«rci%as$© ftridg*, Oi4 F*ltaf«l 
• Racaas*&sw!*i fey gsoeriatawf-ast Msrck IS* Approved by 
3egleoal Sitecto? Harch 22. 

Cfeac«»3iooar /irowldg !5F«Yia.*a?53 * yro»o*esf £cblA £ito FUs, Koo*e««lt 

Lo4g*. Approved fey &»gloa*l Director &&£?>& 17, ax*fej«ct to caraaettta. 

£oa£**sioaer Marking Browiag W«*S&-£S*»»A, *o*«« ? * i^rraitory tn&adry 
Facilities, Hnmtlt, Aporour^ fey segioa*! director ISareh 2S, 
*uo.$oct to <?o«yaotu*. 

€*oceo*iooer k*orki»<sg Or«?i-Jsg ffF«YSL*t?6o • H©&*« Sotakiioooo gweadeliag, 
MOTfinfcfe, Afptcomi £>y Regional Siroetor Steifck 23, subject to 

Cssat«s*Iaa®r ^erfeiag Srcaiag S?«YSl,«8?e7 • AMltion oj«! Alte*a*toa«, 
Soya* oo&sitory, OH Fai*%£ol Isn* Af^fiewexi fey Regional Streeter 
Marc ft 23, eoliject to coaneBte, 

Concessioner Working &r«»&*g WMRfo-a77» - &Lt«fe*8 A iteration*. *esd 
Toilet Addition, C««yoR Villas* L©4$e. Apor««?*4 fey Regional 
director March 25, »«feio*t to 



tterkiag SEHMrfog t??~T2t«a?32 * 3e*ed«H*g Pofeii* Statfc iftooew, 
"Lake liodga, Aye-roved fey 3egio»ai director K*rs:fe 24, esbject to 

Oeecessieaer verkiag !%r*«is« 8M?S1>«?$e • aeaogeUog «owm*« Seat Soon, 
aid Faithful I»«. Aeorevee: fey .-segieaaX director Kercs 2*, a«bjief t 
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IJeeetlag* attoaaod fey the timasffaoet Aaeiesaat (Pregrawe) law l«4e4 i 
5taff Meeting*, Harcfe 9 *?td 23. 

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Je&ign and Construction Narrative 
March 1967 

All construction work still shut: down due to winter weather. 



John S. McLaughlin 
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Enclosure 

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Regional Director, Midwest 

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Irving M. Chase, seasonal carpenter, receiving a cash 
award under the National Park Service's Incentive Awards 
Program for a cart he designed and built for use in 
carrying shingles on rooftops. 
Presentation was made by Superintendent McLaughlin. 



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April 5, 1967 
Admlalstratlvs Officer 
Monthly report - March 



Two employee injuries were verbally reported. We have not received full 
reports on these injuries but understand that both men, one from the 
Maintenance Division and the other from the Resources Management and 
Visitor Protection Division, required nodical treetaent. 



Park Barnes r (Forestry) w. Lowell *hite and Forestry Technician John II* 
Use ¥■■ completed s 24-hour training ses sion , Forest Foot and Disease 
Detection, conducted by the 8. S. Forest Service at Missoula, Montana, 
March 14—16. 



Four employees from the Maintenance Division attended a 40-hour training 
session for Mater and Sememe Plant Operators conducted by the university 
of Colorado in Denver, Colorado* mepioyees in attendance mere! 
Foreman XI- Plumber John &. Sponeol, and the three District Foremen- III, 
Ward L. Ksceil, James H. Batslef f , and fafllllam ۥ Armstrong. 

ils have received approval from the Midwest Regional Office to send Park 
Car a Id E. Meruin and Benjamin F. Ledd to the training, Basic 
Enforcement, being con du ct e d by Montana State University, 
May 7— 19. this is an 80-hour course. 

authority hae been requested from the Regional Office for two employees 
to attend the training session, Basic Management techniques 1. Ibis 
training, 40 hours, Is being conducted at Billings, Montana May 1—5 
by the Seattle Region of the Civil Service Commission. Mmstnoos are 
Chief of Park Maintenance Franklin B. Elliott and Berth District Park 
Charles &• Horey. 




The Re s ou rces Management and Visitor Protection Division has adviaed ue 
of ten different training sessions being conducted by the 0. S. Forest 
Service. Homiaetions arm to be submitted for the following employees to 
attend these training sessions: 



Fire Simulator Training, Verlcnd, Wy owing. Twelve hours, April 24—25. 
nominees: Sub- District Park Banger Maxwell I. Hancock 

Sub- District Fork Ranger Gary h*. iretm 

Sob- District Park Banger Theodore R. Scott 

Sob* Die tr let Park Sanger Cordon 0. Boyd 

Park Ranger (Forestry) w. Lowell White 

Forest Fire Liaison Officer Training, Billings, Montana. Bight hours, 

April 27. 

nominees: Perk Banger (Forestry) U. Lowell White 

Perk Banger (Law Enforcement) Seward J. Vldmer 
Sub-District Park Banger Theodore B. Scott 

Two Career-Conditional (Subject- to- Furlough) appointments were effective 
during the Month. Ann M. Snyder entered on duty March 21 as Clerk- 
Stenographer , CS-3. Miss Snyder will be working for the Biologist end 
Forester in the Resources Management and Vial tor Protection Division. 
John W. Crlger's appointment to the position of Signauiker Helper was 
effective March 30. Both Miss Snyder and Mr. Criger received orientation 
materiel for new permanent personnel. 

Annual performance ratings are due w of March 31. The annual review of 
position descriptions, required under the Whltten Amendment, Is also 
accomplished when the ratings are discussed with employees. Forms for 
the performance rating and position description review were distributed 
to ell Divisions en March 28. This year we are also requesting thet ell 
employees eligible for the Servlcewide Career Development and Placement 
Plan review the forms they have filed in connection with the program. 

The local medical contract administered by the Park Clinic expired March 31. 
A mew contract, administered by the Llvlngeton Clinic, was effective April 1. 
notice regarding the new contract and changes In rstes was sent to ail 
employ eee. 

Me were advised of approval of the redescriptlon of the position formerly 
occupied by Brwln L. At wood. The title of the position has been changed 
to C e ntr al Supply Assistant; series and grade of the position were not 



A redescriptlon of the position Personnel Staffing Specialist, CS-212-9, 
was submitted to the Beglenal Office for approval. This is a redeacrlption 
of the position presently occupied at the OS- 7 level by Edwin H. Chamber lln, 
Authority has been requested to promote Mr. Chamberlln to the GS-9 position 
when the redeecrlption is approved. 



Peal t ion Description Amendments were submitted for five positions of the 
Adminlstrstlve Services Division and the position of Foremen IV- Shop. 
The purpose of these amendment s wee to eliminate the Mechanical Division 
and place it under the Administrative Services Division. Other changes 



to clarify duties and responsibilities of various poaitioos and 
change position tit las* Us have mo san u n tatl the following changaa in 
organisational sntitios sad titles: 



and Property Management Branch changed to Property 
and General Services Branch. 



and Property Management Officer to General Supply 
Officer. His assistant's title use reconaeaded m9 Supervisory 
General Supply Specialist. 



Vacancies - Permanent Positions 
samttlf* 3*VW«* 


Previous 


Action 


Program Asst. (Typing) 
#002* 


Supt. Office 


Hasjsji 

Position* 


Pending 


General Supply Asst., #1041 


Attain. 


t. Atwood 


Pending 


Personnel Clerk #1032 


ammmm. 


G. Stork 


Peediag 


Park Sanger (Wildlife 
Hga*.) #3010 


ftemger 


ft* Me there 11 


Penning 


Park Sanger #3057 


Sanger 


J* Court 


Pending 


Park Sanger #3092 


Sanger 


&• 14.ndfors** 


Pending 


Clerk-iSflr #3045 


ganger 


1* barren 


Pending 


Sup v. Civil Engineer » 
#4003 


Meint. 


G. Lucke 


C. Townee 
selected 


Civil Engineer #4004 


Ma int. 


fteaaecribed 
peeition 


Pending 


Electronics Technician 
#4009 


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Mew 
position 


lending 


lmgfnsiHn Tech. (Oft.) 
#4011 


Ha int. 


ft* Weaver 


Pending 


Secretary (Steno.) 
#4015 


Kaint. 


M. Wells 


K* Maffei 
selected 



rly filled as Program Clerk, GS-7, by Florence Salisbury. 

es vacancy since Kenneth A. Lindfors has been granted one year 
leave without pay effective March 24. An identical additional CS-7 Park 
position hss been established and recruitment initiated. 



TftirVH ~ ytTWIBWt TtlttttWP (Continued) 

Previous 

Fwoitlon Division ?»^«#f** ii£Jtlo« 



11- Building 
#4017 Maint. J. Batsloff Pending 

Caretaker Joseph V* Dexter h«s accepts promotion to the position of 
hilstsnirtrsnin. Tumacacorl national Monument, Ariscns, effective April 9. 



Curtis K. Townsond, Civil Engineer CS-ll, Sen Francisco Service Center, 
bee been selected for promotion to the Assistant Chief of Fork Maintenance 
position. The proposed effective dete for Mr. Towns end's transfer is 
April 23. 

Xathryn F. Maffel has been selected fresi a list of eligible* from the 
federal Service Entrance Examination for a Subject" to- Furlough Career* 
Cendltioaal appointment as Secretary (Stenography) to the Chief of Park 
Maintenance. Miss Mef f el will enter en duty April 10. 

Supply Clerk Bonnie Humphrey was on furlough from March I through March 10 , 

Bocrultmont end Interagency Board of Examiners Activities 

Authority wse received f ron the Wyoming Interagency Board of Examiners to 
recruit for the position of Supply Clerk GS-3. A written test is required 
for the position and the required examination was given to five 
competitors on March 31. Results of the examination are not known at this 
time. 

Sufficient applications have been received for the following positions and 
we have been advised the receipt of applications will be suspended as of 
April 3; Carpenter, Painter, and Helper. 

Applications are at ill being accepted for Electrician, Plumber, Truck 
Driver, Truck driver (Heavy duty), end Mechanic, Automotive. 

Letters of employment inquiry received • . . • • 237 

Applications for employment received 1701 

Application* rated 1616 

Applications entered en register • 33 

Examinations given ••...••..•..•.. 3 



There were 169 on the payroll for the period ending Merch 11 compared to 
159 e year ago. There were 161 on the payroll for the period ending 
March 23 compared to 164 a year ago. 



Total paid employees as of March 31, 1967 175 

Accession* • 29 

Separations 3 



There wore eleven wage assignments fox OCFE to three States: Idaho, 
Montana and Wyoming. 



A recapitulation was made of th« number of overt to* hour* worked during 
December, 1964, January, 1967, and February 1 to 11, 1967, This was 
compared with the overt toe worked during the aane period a year ago and 
ehowed a 21 per cent decrease. 

Curing the Month there were 24 Mile for Collection issued totaling 
$23,579.57. 

The coot sheets for the aonth of February were received In the fiscal 
office on Kerch 13. 

Mimeograph copies node in January .... 42,500 

February . . • 68,000 
March .... .* 63.500 

Total to date .... 176,000 

Addressograph plates for additions and correct lone for both long and 
short Press Release envelopes have been 



Two hundred forty- five shipments were checked in totaling 530 line iti 
with a value of $13,027. Issues valued at $12,166 comprising 677 line 
items were made to 376 customers. Surcharge orders worn processed in 
the amount of $11,545 in addition to $1,865 in direct charge orders. 
Stores valuation as of March 20 totaled $89,722. Stores stock shipments 
during March amounted to 66,877 pounds. One hundred forty* five purchase 
orders were issued during the month with a value of $54,888. 

J. I. Carpenter, William 1. Powers and Joe B. Blha, representing the 
Washington Office and the Midwest Region were in the area from February 26 
through March 10 studying the Supply Center operation Including the radio 
shop, electric shop, plumbing shop and equipment repair shop. They 
reviewed each individual stock card and declared excess all items that 
shewed no Issues for the pest year with the exception of a few standby 
items. After s review of these cards the following determination was made} 

Total line items reviewed . • 5,963 Value $79,194.29 
Lew Cost Sales items .... 4,604 31,455.11 



items 1,339 47,739. 18 

Approximately 77 per cent of the line items Qualified for the Low Cost 
Seles procedure with a value of $31,455.11 representing approximately 
40 per cent of the total dollar value. 



Oq March 27, Stanford Porss 120 numbered IQ1-3-67(a) through (J were 
prepared and forwarded to General Services Administration reporting 
excess stock items in the amount of $8,198.60. 

March 16, one hundred meal hooks were ordered fros the Yellowstone Park 
Company, they have been received and are in the Supply Center ready for 
issue. 

Bid Invitation 67-5, covering milk and dairy products, was opened on 
March 29 with Parmer's Creamery of Livingston being the successful bidder, 

Quotations were received and open e d on March 30 covering meat and poultry 
items for the month of April, with <^uick Preese Lockers of Livingston 
being successful. 



The Lake Mess Hall was opened beginning with the evening meal on March 27. 
Bertha Ssdltx is the cook. 

Bin invitations were issued for the sale of four Government buildings 
located In the Mammoth area: Building #43 (old weather station); 
#44 (storage garage); #65 (old residence near the incinerator)} and 
#345 (the old North Entrance checking station). 



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IN REPLY REFER T 



EFER TO: 

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UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 63020 

March 1967 

CHIEF PARK RANGER'S MONTHLY NARRATIVE REPORT 

GENERAL 

Weather Conditions : Although there were several snowstorms this 
month (including one on March 13 that amounted to the season's 
record depth), snow melt, particularly at lower elevations, 
exceeded accumulation. By the end of March, many slopes were 
bare. Following is a summary of winter snow conditions throughout 
the Park: 

Greatest snow accumulation - Lewis Divide - 122 inches 
Least snow accumulation - East Entrance- 30 inches 
Average snow accumulation - 62 inches 
Average water content - 21 inches 

This is 120 percent of our 15-year average. 

Various high and low temperatures recorded around the Park were: 



Max. 



North Entrance 


60 


Mammoth 


51 


Lamar 


54 


Tower Fal 1 


55 


Old Faithful 


45 


West Ye 1 1 owstone 


45 



Date 

3/17 
3/17 
3/23 
3/24 
3/23 
3/22 



Min. 

Temp 

- 2 

-15 
-22 
-25 
-27 
-31 



Date 

3/ 7 

3/ 4 & 

3/ 7 

3/ 7 

3/ 7 



Increase or Decrease in Travel : Visitors entering Yellowstone 
National Park during March totaled 5,231. Automobiles entering 



the Park reached 1,453. 
to March 1966. 



This is a 32.8 percent increase as compered 



The North Entrance had an 8.6 percent increase in travel as compared 
to March 1966. During March, 1,052 vehicles entered the North Entrance, 

Eight oversnow vehicles registered at the North Entrance in March. 
A total of 83 oversnow vehicles have registered in the Mammoth Sub- 
District this winter with an anticipated use of 233 days. 

A total of 67 Yellowstone Fark Company snowmobile trips and 717 
individual small vehicle trips brought in some 1,800 to 1,900 Park 



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visitors to Old Faithful. Oversnow machines arrived at Old Faithful 
from all entrances except the Northeast. 

Small snow machines arriving at Old Faithful: 

March 17 300 

March 18 128 

March 19 18 

446 

December 1966 140 

January 1967 180 

February 1967 147 

March 1967 732 

Travel through the West Entrance Included 676 small machines carrying 
896 visitors and 67 of the Yellowstone Park Company machines carrying 
557 visitors for a total of 1,453 visitors. The last Yellowstone 
Park Company tour was made on March 19. 

The second annual Western Snowmobile Association's Snowmobile 
Roundup held at West Yellowstone March 16 through 19 presented a 
variety of protection problems between West Yellowstone and Old 
Faithful. There were o^er 1,000 snowmobiles involved in the roundup 
and at least 325 of these entered the Park. Future roundups will 
undoubtedly require the instigation of more control measures within 
the Park. (See enclosed photographs of signing at the West Entrance 
regarding snow machine travel within the Park.) 

One hundred and twenty-four oversnow machines were registered at 
Snake River during the month. One hundred and thirty-two machines 
and 135 people entered the South Entrance during March for a total 
of 340 people days. 

Visitors : Mr. Billy Newbold from Washington, D. C, and Mr. Dean, 
from the Regional Office, were in Yellowstone the first part of the 
month to assist with the public relations presentation relative to 
the direct reduction program and the Senate Hearing in Casper, 
Wyoming, on March II. 

Numerous newsmen were present representing the NBC, ABC and CBS 
television networks and various publications as a result of the 
initiation of direct reduction. 

Special Activities ; On March I and 2, Assistant Fire Control 
Officer Lamb and Park Forester white attended an interagency meeting 
In Billings, Montana, directed toward operational planning for the 
1967 season at the West Yellowstone Air Operations Center. Details 
of this meeting are included in a separate report. 



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Chief Pork Ranger Estey attended a meeting sponsored by the 
manufacturers of snowmobiles on March 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
The meeting was designed to set up guidelines to protect landowners, 
guidelines for proper use of snowmobiles, and in general, an 
organizational meeting. The meeting was coordinated by the 
Regional Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. 

The Chief Ranger attended the Superintendent's staff meetings on 
March 9 and 23. 

Chief Park Ranger Estey attended the Jackson Hole Cooperative Elk 
Study Group Meeting held in Jackson, Wyoming, on March 14. 

On the night of March 15, the West Yellowstone Sub-District Ranger 
attended a meeting at the Stage Coach Inn relative to the Western 
Governor's Conference to be held in June 1967. Those present 
included West Yellowstone's Mayor, Mrs. Billie Smith; members of 
the town's council; representatives of the motels to be used for 
the convention; the telephone company representatives from Helena, 
Montana; Gallatin Forest District Ranger, Mr. Elton K. McQuery; 
Executive Secretary of the Western Governor's Convention from 
San Francisco; and Mr. Melvin Engles, who is Administrative Aid 
to Governor Babcock of Montana. 

On March 17, a brief planning meeting for the 1967 blister rust 
control activities was held in Missoula, Montana, with Dave Graham, 
U. S. Forest Service; Len Berg, National Park Service; Lowell White, 
Yellowstone; Nick Reeves, Yellowstone; Gary Bunny, Glacier; and 
Duane Goffe, Grand Teton; present. 

Also, while at Missoula, some time was spent with Region I fire 
control personnel making final arrangements for operation at the 
West Yellowstone Interagency Air Operations Center. Mention was 
made of a "formal dedication" for the Center. It was agreed that 
the 1968 season would probably be the best time for this. 

ADMINISTRATION 

Personnel ; Assistant Chief Park Ranger Ashley has accepted the 
position of Chief Park Ranger at Blue Ridge Parkway. He will enter 
on duty approximately April 23. 

Law Enforcement officer Widmer will enter on duty in Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park approximately May 7. Mr. Widmer accepted 
the position of Assistant Chief Park Ranger. 

Northeast Entrance Ranger A I den L. Nash was selected to attend the 
spring session of the training at the Albright Training Center, Grand 
Canyon, Arizona. The session runs from March 6 to May 26. 



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Length-of -Service Emblems were presented to District Ranger Bob 
Morey and Biologist Bill Barmore on March 6 at the Ranger Office. 
Ranger Morey has completed 20 years of service and Biologist Barmore 
has completed 10 years of service. 

Park Ranger Perry Thompson moved back to East Entrance on March 7. 
He had been temporarily assigned to Mammoth to assist in the elk 
reduction program. 

Miss Ann Snyder entered on duty as clerk-stenographer in the Forester's 
office on March 21 . 

The Fire Control Technician position at West Yellowstone was officially 
vacated by Harry Clark. A former incumbent, Larry Brown, was contacted 
about filling the position. He has accepted and will report for duty 
April 10. 

The annual Fire Control Aid Training Conference schedule (June 12 
through 20) was prepared and mimeographed. A list of films needed 
for this training was prepared and submitted to Region I, U. S. 
Forest Service. It is planned to include blister rust control 
supervisory personnel on the first two days of the session. 

Rangers Eraser and Denforth attended a standard first aid course 
conducted the week of March b through 10 by the U. S. Forest Service 
at the Hebgen Lake Ranger District office at West Yellowstone. 

Safety and Health; Three motor vehicle accidents were reported and 
investigated during the month. A total of 12 motor vehicle accidents 
have been recorded for the year compared to 7 for the same period 
last year. 

CONSERVATION, INTERPRETATION & USE 

Research and Observations: The main Lamar bison herd varying from 
27 to 31 animals was observed near the Lamar River bridge on March 26. 
This number does not include the 13 scattered bull bison seen 
frequently between Tower Junction and the Slough Creek campground 
road. At least six Crystal Creek neckbands are visible on bison 
in the main group. 

On March 31, a pair of trumpeter swan were observed at Shoshone Lake 
geyser basin. 

Protection ; Patrols were made Into Bechler via snowmobile by Ranger 
Danforth on March 3 and 4 and March II and 12. Visitors had been 
using the Bechler Meadows for playing on snowmobiles, but apparently 
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entire month. Periodic patrols were made into Madison Junction 
by snowmobile and Thiokol by Rangers stationed at West Yellowstone. 

west Yellowstone Rangers shovelled out the Gallatin elk trap on 
several occasions while elk were being trapped in the Park. They 
assisted the Montana Fish and Game Department with shipping trapped 
elk on March 7 and IG. 

Ranger Oanforth departed West Yellowstone on March 14 to participate 
in a 12-day patrol into the Thorofare country. He returned to West 
Ye I lowstone on March 26. 

Park Ranger Pete Thompson was detailed to West Yellowstone to assist 
with patrolling Park roads during the Western Snowmobile Association 
Roundup at West Yellowstone, March 16 through 19. 

Five trips were made to the South Entrance during the month; four by 
snowplane and one by Ski-doo borrowed from Grand Teton. Numerous 
contacts were made with oversnow vehicle operators while in the Park. 

Sub-District Rangers Milligan and Mernin and Park Ranger Oanforth 
completed a lengthy ski patrol to Thorofare, Fox Creek, Harebell, 
Heart Lake, Peale Island and back to Lake on March 26. 

On March 21 and 22, Rangers Scott, Ladd, White, and Widmer made a 
conditioning and wildlife observation ski patrol to Fawn Pass. 

On March 26 through April 4, ftorth District Ranger Morey and Sub- 
District Rangers Brown and Scott made an 8-day cross-country ski 
patrol through the Lamar back country. 

A cross-country ski patrol was made to Shoshone Lake and return from 
Lone Star Geyser on March 30 and April I by Rangers Williamson, 
Guilmette and Boyd. Snow depth at Grants Pass was 95 inches. 

There were no incidents reported during the month that required 
recording under the monthly FBI Uniform Crime Report. 

On March 2, a couple were cited for driving while under the influence 
of alcohol and driving in the opposite lane of traffic. The U. S. 
Commissioner found both defendants not guilty in their trial March 24. 

On March 16, Mr. Nets L. Fiffer was bonded for driving 55 miles per hour 
in a 35 mile per hour zone. The $20 bond was forfeited. 

Ten record checks were made for other federal, state, and private 
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fire presuppression activities as related to daylight savings time. 
Region 4, U. S. Forest Service, is attempting to coordinate fire, 
weather and other activities on a 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. basis so 
as to better relate fire danger readings to past records and actual 
present conditions. 

Arrangements are being made with the slurry contractor at Cody for a 
practice water drop at the June fire school. 

Final arrangements have been made for three men (Park Forester and 
Liaison Officers Wi dmer and Scott) to attend a Liaison Officer 
Training and Coordinating Meeting in Billings on April 27. Also, 
five Rangers have been selected to attend a special U. S. Forest 
Service sponsored Fire Simulator Course at Worlend, Wyoming, on 
Apri I 24 and 25. 

Considerable time was spent on general cleanup in the Fire Cache and 
preparing fire equipment for dispersal to the districts. 

Building Fire Protection ; As a result of several recent personnel 
changes, the Mammoth Building Fire Roster was revised accordingly. 
Fire brigade training was conducted on March 14 and 21 with a good 
turnout. A special slide program on multistory building fires was 
shown. 

One structural fire occurred during March. A privately-owned 
trailer at the government trailer court was heavily damaged on 
March 12. Cause of the fire was evidently an overheated oil stove. 

Another alarm was answered on March 27 at the Mammoth Motor Inn. 

This turned out to be a false alarm evidently caused by irregularities 

in the water pressure. 

Insects and Tree Diseases ; Forester white ano Forestry Technician 
Reeves attended a Forest Insect and Disease Instructor Training 
Session in Missoula, Montana, on March 14 through 16. 

Blister rust control preliminary estimates for accomplishment for 
the 1967 calendar year have been prepared, including man-day require- 
ments for working and surveys in the various categories. Work was 
also initiated on posting pertinent records and maps of 1966 
accomplishments at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 

Wi Idii fe Activities ; The reduction program continued the first part 
of the month as shooting by Rangers continued the 1st through the I Ith, 
On March II, Senator McGee of Wyoming announced at the Casper Hearing 
that Secretary Udall had agreed to cal I off the direct reduction phase 
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During the direct reduction phase the following numbers of elk 
were taken: 

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Slough Creek Cabin 
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Total taken by direct reduction was 239 animals. Of this number, 235 
were taken to the Quick Freeze Packing Plant in Livingston and the 
remaining four were condemned at the shooting site by the Public 
Health Service inspector. Of the 235 animals taken to the packing 
plant, one complete animal was condemned because of a diseased 
condition (dropsy). About 50 quarters or major sized pieces of 
carcasses were trimmed and condemned at the packing plant as a 
result of gunshot damage. 

Simultaneous to direct reduction activities trapping operations 
continued as weather conditions permitted. 

On March 4, about 100 elk were trapped at Slough Creek. 

Efforts were made to trap elk at Daly Creek. On the 6th, 17 elk 
were trapped. On the 8th, 22 were also trapped at Daly Creek. On 
the 12th and 15th, drives were attempted at Daly Creek; both failed. 
Elk movements were such that further attempts were abandoned at 
Daly Creek. 

The final trap drive for this winter was made at the Gardiner trap 
on the 29th when 21 elk were trapped. 

The decision to attempt a census of the Northern Yellowstone herd 
precipitated a planning session on March 21 when the pilots and 
observers were briefed. Montana representatives Jim Peek and 
Bob Rothweiler and Wyoming representatives Jim Straley and Jack Newman 
were notified and were present to start the census on the 22nd. 
Flying conditions were not ideal but the census was conducted on 
the 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 27th. A total of 3,842 elk, 188 antelope, 
240 bighorn sheep, 60 bison, about 280 mule deer and 16 moose were 
counted on the Northern Yellowstone winter range. 

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Yellowstone range, gave a total bison count of about 400. 

In the Madison-Flrehole area, 959 elk were counted. 

One grizzly bear was observed above the Little Buffalo trap during 
the elk census on March 25. 

The following is a tabulation of elk reduction figures as of the 
end of March. Some minor additions might be made later to the 
hunter kill outside the Park when final figures are received from 
the Montana Fish and Game Department. Also, biological collection 
will continue through the end of June. 

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522 2,612 

U Regular season 126; special season 368. 

2/ Extended season to hazing by helicopters Monday 

through Thursday s 168; hazing by helicopters 

accelerated hunter take to 935. 

With the completion of the annual reduction report, the assignment 
of C. R. Morey as Acting Management Biologist will terminate. 

Maintenance ; On March 22, the snowplows arrived at Old Faithful 
and have been widening the roads and plowing in the Old Faithful 
area since that time. 

The old North Entrance station was removed and a new one installed 
on March 2. Removal of the old storage building next to the station 
and construction of a service road from the Yellowstone Park Company 
warehouse area to the main road are scheduled for April of this year. 

Work orders have been issued and work began on repairs of blister 
rust control house trailers, also for the installation of locks under 
the new system. Requisitions have been issued for locks necessary 
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token place at Old Faithful during the month. 

The Hamilton Stores had some of their crews arriving at West Yellowstone 
on Apri I I. 

RESOURCE PLANNING 

Cooperation with Other Federal, State, or Local Agencies : West 
Yellowstone Rangers continued to cooperate with the U. S. Geological 
Survey by reading the Madison River gauge weekly. 

They cooperated with the Soil Moisture Service by reading the soil 
moisture gauges in the Gallatin and at West Yellowstone and reading 
the snow pillow gauge at West Yellowstone. 



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Memorandum 

To : Superintendent 

From: Chief Park Naturalist 

Subject: Monthly Narrative Report, Interpretation, March 1967 

Interpretive Services and Planning : 

The Lake Interpretive Prospectus was approved by the Superintendent and 
the Chief Park Naturalist on March 17 and 20 respectively and forwarded 
on March 22 to Midwest Region Office for review. 

A revised Park map, for inclusion in the mini-folder was completed and 
sent to the Washington Office on March 10. 

The 1967 Naturalist Programs, posters and revised Geyser Hill Trail 
guide have been taken to Artcraft Printers in Bozeman. 

Personnel : 

John R. Douglass arrived in the Park from White Sands National Monument 
on March 10 and entered on duty as West District Naturalist on March 12, 
He supersedes Stanley G. Canter, who was promoted to Assistant Chief 
Park Naturalist on January 1, 1967 to fill the vacancy left by transfer 
of Bryan G. Harry to Yosemite National Park as Chief Park Naturalist. 

Five new seasonal interpreters have been hired in the South District. 
All positions have been filled except for one reserved for a student 
assistant. Three positions remain to be filled in the West District. 

John Good, Chief Park Naturalist, was on annual leave March 1,2, and 3 
and on Friday, March 24. 

Park Naturalist Mary Meagher returned to duty March 27 after furlough. 

Yellowstone Library and Museum Association: 

The bookroom clerk worked a total of 44 hours during the month. In 
addition to routine bookkeeping duties, she was busy preparing material 
for the Annual Report, which was completed and forwarded to Region, and 



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ordering books for sales outlets for the coming season. One day was 
spent in accessioning books for the library. 

Special Activities ; 

On March 6, 7, and 8 Assistant Chief Park Naturalist Canter accompanied 
Mr. Dennis Stock, Holiday Magazine photographer, on field trips to Lake, 
Old Faithful and Canyon. Hie trip to Northeast Entrance the afternoon 
of March 6 was not successful due to weather conditions and it was 
necessary for Messrs. Canter and Stock to return to Mammoth. 

On March 9, Chief Park Naturalist Good, Chairman, Red Cross Fund Drive 
for Yellowstone, held a short meeting with keymen volunteers of each 
Division to pass out campaign literature and give brief instructions. 

Chief Park Naturalist Good departed late in the afternoon of M arch 9 
for Casper, Wyoming to attend the Senate Appropriation Committee 
hearing on elk management. He returned to the office on March 13. 

In observance of National Wildlife Week, a three exhibit panel on game 
management problems in the Park was displayed in the window of the 
Montana Power Company office in Livingston. The South and West District 
Na turalists set the exhibit up on March 20 and picked it up for return 
to Mammoth on March 24. 

The Chief Park Naturalist participated in the aerial elk census of 
the Northern Yellowstone herd the morning of March 22 and the Gallatin 
herd the morning of March 23. 

On Monday, March 27, Assistant Chief Park Naturalist Canter accompanied 
West District Naturalist Douglass to Old Faithful to familiarize him 
with the District. 

On March 28 the Chief Park Naturalist conferred at Montana State 
University, Bozeman, with Dr. C.J.D. Brown and Dr. William G. Walter 
regarding research activities in the Park. 

On March 29 Naturalist Division personnel heard a taped talk by 
Director Hartzog on Parkscape and Organization. 

Research and Observation : 

STEAMBOAT GEYSER; It appears that Steamboat erupted sometime between 
March 14 and March 28. It was checked by Assistant Chief Park Naturalist 
Canter and West District Naturalist Douglass during a field trip to Old 
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Collecting Permits : The following collecting permits were approved 
during the month : 

Robert C. Bergstrom, Univ. of Wyoming Insects 

Charles P. Hibler, Univ. of Wyoming & Colo. State Univ. Insects 
Dr. W. N. Jactcson, Univ. of Minnesota Herbaceous plants 

George W. Spires, Jr., Midwestern Univ. Small mammals 

Seismograph ; 

South District Naturalist Lake serviced the Northeast seismograph 
station on March 30. 

On March 31 Assistant Chief Park Na turalist Canter and West District 
Naturalist Douglass serviced the seismograph station at Madison 
Junction. It seems to be operating properly except for the chrono- 
meter which is not keeping accurate time. This was reported to the 
Geological Survey some time ago. 

Park Naturalist Mary Meagher spent March 28 participating in an aerial 
census of elk and bison and later in the week made a ski trip to Pelican 
Valley to check for neckbanded bison. 

The South District Naturalist participated in the elk management program 
March 1-4. His primary responsibilities were biological collections and 
the recording of biological data. 

Exhibits and Equipment ; 

The Boating Safety exhibit for Bridge Bay has been rehabilitated and is 
ready for installation. 

Visual Aids (AV ) : 

The West District slide file has been sorted to make it easier to determine 
which slides need to be duplicated for use in programs during the coming 
visitor season. 



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GSA FPMH (41 CFR) 101-11.4 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

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Monthly Report, March, 1967 



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Normal temperatures and weather have been experienced throughout the 
month. Snow crews have operated within the schedules set. Again 
this year, hard plowing was experienced between Madison Junction and 
Old Faithful due to the heavy oversnow travel from West Yellowstone 
causing as much as 40 inches of snow to be compacted to a consistency 
very near solid ice, which had to be broken up with a V plow or a 
grader so that the Snowblast could handle these chunks without damage 
to the plowing unit. 

Lake Mess Hall was put into operation March 27, to accommodate snow 
crew and a skeleton maintenance crew tending water, sewer and shovel- 
ing of snow reaching depths of nine feet from the roofs of government 
buildings. 

Continuous snow removal and ice control were on seven day per week 
bases for the Mammoth area, Mammoth to Cooke City and Mammoth to 
Gardiner. 

Buildings and Utilities : 

Plumbers and electricians were extremely active during the month 
putting Canyon, Madison, Old Faithful, Lake, and West Thumb utilities 
into operation. These crews have done an excellent job with no fail- 
ures contributed to last seasons close up or this seasons opening. 
Their routine maintenance projects during the month were: 

a. Electric exit lights were rewired in the Mammoth school which 
were overloaded and showed very evident scorching of the wall. 

b. At Canyon, electric heaters were installed in the chlorine building 
and sewage lift station. 

c. At North Gate, a new kiosk was installed and wired. The Onan 
Generator was brought in from Lamar for repairs and replaced by the 
15 K.W. generator from South Entrance. 

d. A new heating pump motor and controls were installed in bldg. 
#310 at Lake. 

e. Nine electric contactors were installed on the oil lifters at 
the Madison apartment building to eliminate overflowing of furnaces 
during power outages . . 



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fixtures. 

g. Repairs were made to the 10" water main in Mammoth which had 
blown a joint. This required four hours of overtime to repair, 
h. At the Northeast Entrance qtrs, #257, a new base cabinet was 
constructed and installed. New doors on all kitchen cabinets 
were constructed and hung, bathroom floor was repaired, new lino- 
leum was installed in the bathroom, office and utility room, and 
the floors were sanded nd finished in two bedrooms, hall and liv- 
ing room. 

i. A masonite floor cover was installed at the Northeast Entrance 
building #254. Also, minor repairs were made to doors, windows, 
trim, and shingles. 

j. Qtrs. #33 had a partition constructed and installed in the up- 
stairs bedroom. 

k. Qtrs. #LLB had new linoleum installed in the upstairs bath, 
ceramic tile around bathtub installed, kitchen repainted, dining 
room, living room and upstairs bathroom also repainted. 
1. Qtrs. #561 was raised, leveled and reblocked. 
m. Tr. #18 had formica installed behind the kitchen counter and 
new linoleum replaced the Birch plywood paneling. 
n. Tr. #19 had formica installed behind the kitchen sink, new 
linoleum on half the floor, and the plywood paneling repaired in 
the rear of the trailer. 

o. Qtrs. #241 had linoleum installed in the kitchen and the 
kitchen and the office were painted. 

p. Museum bldg. #1 had storage and hallways upstairs painted, 
sheet rock taped and painted, and linoluem installed in the bath 
on the main floor. 

q. Qtrs. #381 had complete painting of the interior, 
r. Qtrs. #70F had kitchen and bathroom painted. 

s. Bldg. #70 had the stairwell in the west wing leading to the back 
doors painted. 

The sign shop constructed 87 new signs, painted 134 signs, and 
lettered 186 signs. 41 Thermal area name signs were made. 

One accident was reported during the month - Claude A. Perry; 
back injury. 

Office : 

The critical personnel situation in the engineering office will be 
relieved shortly. Curtis Townsend of the SSC has accepted appoint- 
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on April 23. The Secretary (Steno) position will be filled by Miss 
Kathryn Maffei of Kemmerer, Wyoming. 

The Chief of Park Maintenance attended the mid-winter Concessioner 
meeting in Billings on March 7, to take part in discussions regard- 
ing the Montana Power Contract. The conessioner reaction to the 
new contract amendments was favorable. 

The day labor portion of the FM radio contract is almost complete; 
only the back country antennas remain to be installed. Difficulty 
with the repeater equipment is still experienced, and Motorola is 
endeavoring to effect improvements. 



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GSA GEN. REG. NO. 27 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

j Memorandum 

Su p e r lpt e«4 ent 
Administrative Officer 
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date: April 5, 1967 



Two employee injuries were verbally reported. We have not received full 
reports on these injuries but understand that both men, one from the 
Maintenance Division and the other from the Resources Management and 
Visitor Protection Division, required medical treatment. 

Park Ranger (Forestry) W. Lowell White and Forestry Technician John N. 
Reeves completed a 24-hour training session, Forest Pest and Disease 
Detection, conducted by the U. S. Forest Service at Missoula, Montana, 
March 14- -16. 

Four employees from the Maintenance Division attended a 40-hour training 
session for Water and Sewage Plant Operators conducted by the University 
of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. Employees in attendance were: 
Foreman II-Plumber John R. Sponsel, and the three District Foremen- III, 
Ward L. Excell, James H. Batzloff, and William G. Armstrong. 

We have received approval from the Midwest Regional Office to send Park 
Rangers Gerald E. Mernin and Benjamin F. Ladd to the training, Basic 
School - Law Enforcement, being conducted by Montana State University, 
Bozeman, Montana, May 7-- 19. This is an 80-hour course. 

Authority has been requested from the Regional Office for two employees 
to attend the training session, Basic Management Techniques I. This 
training, 40 hours, is being conducted at Billings, Montana May 1--5 
by the Seattle Region of the Civil Service Commission,, Nominees are 
Chief of Park Maintenance Franklin B. Elliott and North District Park 
Ranger Charles R. Morey. 

The Resources Management and Visitor Protection Division has advised us 
of two different training sessions being conducted by the U. S. Forest 
Service. Nominations are to be submitted for the following employees to 
attend these training sessions: 



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Fire Simulator Training, Worland, Wyoming. Twelve hours, April 24--25. 
Nominees: Sub-District Park Ranger Maxwell E. Hancock 

Sub-District Park Ranger Gary N. Brown 

Sub-District Park Ranger Theodore R. Scott 

Sub-District Park Ranger Gordon D. Boyd 

Park Ranger (Forestry) W. Lowell White 

Forest Fire Liaison Officer Training, Billings, Montana. Eight hours, 

April 27. 

Nominees: Park Ranger (Forestry) W. Lowell White 

Park Ranger (Law Enforcement) Edward J. Widmer 
Sub-District Park Ranger Theodore R. Scott 

Two Career-Conditional (Subject-to-Furlough) appointments were effective 
during the month. Ann M. Snyder entered on duty March 21 as Clerk- 
Stenographer, GS-3. Miss Snyder will be working for the Biologist and 
Forester in the Resources Management and Visitor Protection Division. 
John W. Criger's appointment to the position of Signmaker Helper was 
effective March 30. Both Miss Snyder and Mr. Criger received orientation 
material for new permanent personnel. 

Annual performance ratings are due as of March 31. The annual review of 
position descriptions, required under the Whitten Amendment, is also 
accomplished when the ratings are discussed with employees. Forms for 
the performance rating and position description review were distributed 
to all Divisions on March 28. This year we are also requesting that all 
employees eligible for the Servicewide Career Development and Placement 
Plan review the forms they have filed in connection with the program. 

The local medical contract administered by the Park Clinic expired March 31. 
A new contract, administered by the Livingston Clinic, was effective April 1, 
Notice regarding the new contract and changes in rates was sent to all 
employees. 

We were advised of approval of the redescription of the position formerly 
occupied by Erwin L. Atwood. The title of the position has been changed 
to General Supply Assistant; series and grade of the position were not 
changed. 

A redescription of the position Personnel Staffing Specialist, GS-212-9, 
was submitted to the Regional Office for approval. This is a redescription 
of the position presently occupied at the GS-7 level by Edwin N. Chamberlin. 
Authority has been requested to promote Mr. Chamberlin to the GS-9 position 
when the redescription is approved. 

Position Description Amendments were submitted for five positions of the 
Administrative Services Division and the position of Foreman IV- Shop. 
The purpose of these amendments was to eliminate the Mechanical Division 
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were made to clarify duties and responsibilities of various positions and 
change position titles. We have recommended the following changes in 
organizational entities and titles: 

Procurement and Property Management Branch changed to Property 
Management and General Services Branch. 

Procurement and Property Management Officer to General Supply 
Officer. His assistant's title was recommended as Supervisory 
General Supply Specialist. 

Vacancies - Permanent Positions 



Position 

Program Asst. (Typing) 
#0026 

General Supply Asst., #1041 

Personnel Clerk #1082 

Park Ranger (Wildlife 
Mgmt.) #3010 

Park Ranger #3057 

Park Ranger #3092 

Clerk- DMT #3065 

Supv. Civil Engineer, 
#4003 



Civil Engineer #4004 



Electronics Technician 
#4009 

Engineering Tech. (Dft.) 
#4011 

Secretary (Steno.) 
#4015 





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G. Stork 


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R. Metherell 


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J. Court 


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K. Lindfors** 


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G. Lucko 


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♦Formerly filled as Program Clerk, GS-7, by Florence Salisbury. 
**Reported as vacancy since Kenneth A. Lindfors has been granted one year 
leave without pay effective March 24. An identical additional GS-7 Park 
Ranger position has been established and recruitment initiated. 






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Foreman II-Building 

#4017 Maint. J. Batzloff Pending 

Caretaker Joseph W. Dexter has accepted promotion to the position of 
Maintenanceman, Tumacacori National Monument, Arizona, effective April 9. 

Curtis K e Townsend, Civil Engineer GS-11, San Francisco Service Center, 
has been selected for promotion to the Assistant Chief of Park Maintenance 
position. The proposed effective date for Mr. Townsend 1 s transfer is 
April 23. 

Kathryn F. Maffei has been selected from a list of eligibles from the 
Federal Service Entrance Examination for a Subject- to-Furlough Career- 
Conditional appointment as Secretary (Stenography) to the Chief of Park 
Maintenance. Miss Maffei will enter on duty April 10. 

Supply Clerk Ronnie Humphrey was on furlough from March 1 through March 10. 

Recruitment and Interagency Board of Examiners Activities 

Authority was received from the Wyoming Interagency Board of Examiners to 
recruit for the position of Supply Clerk GS-3. A written test is required 
for the position and the required examination was given to five 
competitors on March 31. Results of the examination are not known at this 
time. 

Sufficient applications have been received for the following positions and 
we have been advised the receipt of applications will be suspended as of 
April 3: Carpenter, Painter, and Helper. 

Applications are still being accepted for Electrician, Plumber, Truck 
Driver, Truck Driver (Heavy Duty), and Mechanic, Automotive. 

Letters of employment inquiry received 237 

Applications for employment received ...... 1701 

Applications rated 1616 

Applications entered on register ... 33 

Examinations given . . 3 

There were 149 on the payroll for the period ending March 11 compared to 
159 a year ago. There were 161 on the payroll for the period ending 
March 25 compared to 164 a year ago. 



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Total paid employees as of March 31, 1967 175 

Accessions 29 

Separations .............. 3 

There were eleven wage assignments for UCFE to three States: Idaho, 
Montana and Wyoming. 

A recapitulation was made of the number of overtime hours worked during 
December, 1966, January, 1967, and February 1 to 11, 1967 „ This was 
compared with the overtime worked during the same period a year ago and 
showed a 21 per cent decrease. 

During the month there were 24 Bills for Collection issued totaling 
$25,579.57. 

The cost sheets for the month of February were received in the fiscal 
office on March 13. 

Mimeograph copies made in January .... 42,500 

February . . . 68,000 
March .... . 65,500 

Total to date .... 176,000 

Addressograph plates for additions and corrections for both long and 
short Press Release envelopes have been made. 

Two hundred forty- five shipments were checked in totaling 530 line items 
with a value of $13,027. Issues valued at $12,188 comprising 877 line 
items were made to 376 customers. Surcharge orders were processed in 
the amount of $11,545 in addition to $1,885 in direct charge orders. 
Stores valuation as of March 20 totaled $89,722. Stores stock shipments 
during March amounted to 86,877 pounds. One hundred forty- five purchase 
orders were issued during the month with a value of $54,888. 

J. I. Carpenter, William B. Powers and Joe H. Riha, representing the 
Washington Office and the Midwest Region were in the area from February 28 
through March 10 studying the Supply Center operation including the radio 
shop, electric shop, plumbing shop and equipment repair shop. They 
reviewed each individual stock card and declared excess all items that 
showed no issues for the past year with the exception of a few standby 
items. After a review of these cards the following determination was made: 

Total line items reviewed . 
Low Cost Sales items . . . 
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Approximately 77 per cent of the line items qualified for the Low Cost 
Sales procedure with a value of $31,455.11 representing approximately 
40 per cent of the total dollar value. 





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On March 27, Standard Forns 120 numbered 101-3-67(A) through (Q) were 
prepared and forwarded to General Services Administration reporting 
excess stock items in the amount of $8,198.60. 

March 16, one hundred meal books were ordered from the Yellowstone Park 
Company. They have been received and are in the Supply Center ready for 
issue. 

Bid Invitation 67-5, covering milk and dairy products, was opened on 
March 29 with Farmer's Creamery of Livingston being the successful bidder, 

Quotations were received and opened on March 30 covering meat and poultry 
items for the month of April, with Quick Freeze Lockers of Livingston 
being successful. 

The Lake Mess Hall was opened beginning with the evening meal on March 27, 
Bertha Sadler is the cook. 

Bid invitations were issued for the sale of four Government buildings 
located in the Mammoth area: Building #43 (old weather station) ; 
#44 (storage garage) ; #65 (old residence near the incinerator) ; and 
#345 (the old North Entrance checking station) . 



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Monthly Report, March, 1967 

Roads and Trails : 

Noroial temperatures and weather have been experienced throughout the 
month. Snow crews have operated within the schedules set. Again 
thia year, hard plowing was experienced between Madison Junction and 
Old Faithful due to the heavy oversnow travel from West Yellowstone 
causing as much as 40 inches of snow to be compacted to a consistency 
very near solid ice, which had to be broken up with a V plow or a 
grader no that the Snowblast could handle these chunks without damage 
to the plowing unit. 

Lake Mess Hall was put into operation March 27, to accommodate snow 
crew aud a skeleton maintenance crew tending water, sewer and shovel- 
ing of snow reaching depths of nine feet from the roofs of government 

buildings . 

Con i snow removal and ice control were on seven day per week 
baser, or uhe Mammoth area, Mammoth to Cooke City and Mammoth to 

Gardiner . 

Building and Utilities ; 

Plumbers and electricians were extremely active during the month 
putting Canyon, Madison, Old Faithful, Lake, and West Thumb utilities 
into operation. These crews have done an excellent job with no fail- 
ures contributed to last seasons close up or this seasons opening. 
Their routine maintenance projects during the month were: 

a. Electric exit lights were rewired in the Mammoth school which 
were over loaded and showed very evident scorching of the wall. 

b. At Canyon, electric heaters were installed in the chlorine building 
and sewage lift station. 

c. At North Gate, a new kiosk was installed and wired. The Onan 
Generator was brought in from Lamar for repairs and replaced by the 
15 i. .■<!. generator from South Entrance. 

d. A new heating pump motor and controls were installed in bldg. 
#310 ac Lake. 

e. Mine electric contactors were Installed on the oil lifters at 
the Madison apartment building to eliminate overflowing of furnaces 
during power outages.. 



i . Bu | #43 vat stripped of all salvageable plumbing and electric 

fixtures. 

g. Repairs were made to tha 10" water main In Maoraoth which had 

blown a joint. Thia required four hours of overtime to repair. 

h. At TtUeaat Entrance qtrs. #257, a new base cabinet wee 

constructed and installed. New doors on ell kitchen cabinets 

were constructed and hung, bathroom floor was repaired, new llno- 

i wa« Installed in the bathroom, office and utility room, and 
the floors were sanded and finished in two bedrooms, hall and liv- 
ing roc 

1. A masonlte floor cover was installed at the Northeast Entrance 
buildup £254. Also, minor repairs were made to doors, windows, 
trie*, and shingles. 

j. Qtrs . #33 had a partition constructed and installed In the up- 
stairs bedroom. 

k. Qtrs. *LLB had new linoleum installed in the upstairs bath, 
ceramic tile around bathtub Installed, kitchen repainted-, dining 
room, living room and upstairs bathroom also repainted. 
1. Qtrs. #!>&1 was raised, leveled and reb locked, 
m. T'-. 13 had formica installed behind the kitchen counter and 
new linoleum replaced the Birch plywood paneling, 
u. Tr. $19 had formica installed behind the kitchen sink, new 
linoleum on half the floor, and the plywood paneling repaired in 
the rear of the trailer. 

o. Qtrs. #241 had linoleum installed in the kitchen and the 
kitchen and the office were painted. 

p. Museum bldg. #1 had storage and hallways upstairs painted, 
sheet rock taped and painted, and linoluem installed in the bath 
on the main floor. 

q. Qtrs. #381 had complete painting of the interior. 
r. Qtrs. #70F had kitchen and bathroom painted. 

s. Bldg. #70 had the stairwell in the west wing leading to the back 
doors painted. 

The sign shop constructed 87 new signs, painted 134 signs, and 
lettered lc6 signs. 41 Thermal area name aigns were made. 

One accident was reported during the month - Cleude A. Perry; 

back Injury. 

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The critical personnel situation in the engineering office will be 
relieved shortly. Curtis Townsend of the SSC has accepted appoint- 
ment to the Assistant Chief of Maintenance position and will EOD 



A 23. The Secretary (Steno) position will be filled by Miss 
Kathryu Maffei of Kemmerer, Wyoming. 

The Chief of Park Maintenance attended the mid-winter Concessioner 
meeting in Billings on March 7, to take part in discussions regard- 
ing the Montana Power Contract. The cones e loner reaction to the 
new contract amendments was favorable. 

The day labor portion of the FM radio contract is almost complete; 
only the back country antennas remain to be Installed. Difficulty 
with the repeater equipment is still experienced, and Motorola is 
endeavoring to effect improvements. 



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