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|Rights Holder||Allan R. Gibson, Nephi, Utah|
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UTAH FRFSS tXi V IT5 Serving East juab County A It ASSOCIATION Fast Third South Uke City, UT 841 A67 1 1 Nice Place to Live! May 24. 1979 Locals get, buy gas from big boys! not If you find yourself confused and disheartend by the present gasoline situation, youve got company. Local gasoline retailers and suppliers say they just as confused and, in some cases, just as disheartened. "I wish I was a mind reader, it's said Ike Lunt, very confusing who leases the Amoco station in Nephi. He was referring to a question as to why gasoline is in such tight supply when there appeared at least to the man on the street to be plenty a matter of months ago. He said he can buy only 80 percent of the gasoline he could in May of 1978. However, he said, that doesnt matter all that much i Whats behind the gas crisis? Nephis gas retailers and wholesalers offer many guesses and a few comments in the article at the right. TNPhoto Electrical rate hearing is tonight at city hall; city asks comment Substantial increases in electricity rates are on the way and Nephi City officials want the public to tell them how soon they want the blows to start coming. A meeting on the rate increases and the future use of electricity in City, county declare Viet vets week The week of May 28 has been named Vietnam Veterans Week in Nephi and Juab County by the Mayor of Nephi, J. Barres Jenkins, and the Juab County Board of Commissioners, R. Roscoe Garrett, Frederick A. Johnson, and Max K. Williams. mayor the county the commissioners cite courage and resolve of these men and women who fought in a largely unpopular war as one of the reasons for the Vietnam Veterans Week proclamation. . The mayor, in his proclamation, says that the nation never fully ' expressed its gratitude to those who gave a substantial, portion of their lives at their governments request and in the name of the people of the United States and . ' that an adverse image has often unfairly attached to the Vietnam veteran as an individual because of the controversial nature of the Vietnam conflict been the city will be held tonight at 7:30 in the city hall. Councilman Paul McPherson said the U. S. Department of Energy will up the rates on power it supplies the city by 38 percent on January 1, 1980. Utah Power & Light has scheduled an increase even sooner: a 52 percent jump on September 1. McPherson said the Energy Department electricity, which originates at Colorado River generating stations, accounts for roughly 40 percent of the power used here. UP&L supplies the rest. The councilman said the city wants to know whether residents want to start paying the higher bills sooner than the actual increases arrive in order to soften or just to wait the blow a bit until September and January and take it on the chin. He said the gradual increase plan could start by July. It has to come, he said. We just want to know how they want it. McPherson said the city is also seeking suggestions for planning for the future in such areas as maintenance, updating of equipment and alternate power sources. He said the citys contract with the Energy Department ends in 1987 and plans to find more power need to be made well before then. We cant afford to buy power strictly from UP&L, the councilman said. He said a possible alternative would be to help another city to build a coal- - or generating plant. McPherson said he hope the city can get some idea of the future requirements of city residents and the areas of town where the needs are likely to be the greatest. diesel-powere- d Clubs set summer reading program summer reading program for children five to ten years of age, will begin June 4 at the Nephi Public Library. The program will last for five weeks and is sponsored by the Nephi Federated Womens Clubs. A Interested children may register at the Nephi Public Library any day until June 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. Children ages five to seven will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from two to three p.m. Children ages eight to ten will meet Tuesday and Thursdays at the same times. Those attending the program will talk about The Kingdom of the Mythical Beasts. Day rites Memorial Day military rites will be held at local cemeteries this Monday, says Jack Shaw of the local post of the American Legion. Services at the Nephi Cemetery will be held at 9 a.m., to be followed at about 9:20 a.m. at the Vine TNPhoto because tourist traffic has declined radically due to the tight supply, particularly in California. "Its got em scared completely off the road, he said. Despite efforts by California Gov. Jerry Brown to solve the problem, many Californians are waiting in line for hours to buy fuel. Lunt admits he is somewhat worried, too. He wonders how long operators of small service stations in the area can last without a good tourist business during the summer months. I think people are learning to said conserve, I really do, Richard May, operator of Fergs Service. May said Gov. Scott Matheson's office sent a letter to all service operators in the state, asking them to help assure a supply of gasoline for the long Memorial Day weekend. But, with the decrease of traffic on the states highways, he said there shouldnt be too much of a problem. Of course, the price of that somewhat available gasoline continues to rise. May said his supplier raises the price of his products at least once a week. Lunt Bluff Cemetery. Sendees at the Levan City Cemetery will begin at approximately 10 a.m. Mona Cemetery rites will be held at approximately 11 a.m.. under the direction of the Goshen post of the American Legion. echoed that: "Ive only missed one week of having a raise. Both men hastened to point out that their profit margin remains the same no matter how many times the price goes up. Theres no incentive any more, May said. Forest Anderson, the Sinclair jobber in the area, agrees with that. He said that while the price of gasoline has risen 340 percent since May 15, 1972, retailers are not getting any more of the pie than they did then. "For awhile I actually did suspect the oil companies of falsifying their tales, Anderson said. But now, he said, he feels the tight supply is not simply a ploy to pave the way for higher prices. He said he feels the situation was caused by a long, cold winter and the fact that refining capacity in the United States has just about reached the limit. The Sinclair supplier said that, because of the early fall and very, very late spring, refineries were pounding day and night producing heating oil so the nation wouldnt freeze. Please turn to page three Commission will ' ' room tax hike re-stud- Harvey Ross Madsen Harvey Ross Madsen named Valley Bank VP Harvey Ross Madsen, manager of the Nephi office of Valley Bank and Trust Company, has been named a vice president of the organization, it was announced recently. Madsen has managed the Nephi office since it opened four years ago. He has been with Valley Bank for 20 years, working at the Glendale office, the Granger-Hunte- r office, and the Olympus office. He also worked in the auditing department for two years. He started with Valley Bank as a teller at the head office. Madsen is currently president of the Nephi Lions Club. He is married to the former Mary Moosman of Mt. Pleasant. They have five children: Ross, 20; Barbara and Brenda, 17; Teresa, 11; and Paula, 7. The Juab County Commission Monday reconsidered its decision to raise the transient room tax charged by area motels. The tax had been raised from 1 Vi to 2 percent at the May 7 commission meeting, but a question arose as to whether the motel operators were properly informed before the tax was increased. The tax, which is normally added to the sales tax paid by motel For additional information on the subject, turn to page four guests, helps to finance promotion of the area. The State Tax Commission already had already been notified of the increase. Claudia Ostler, who operates the Tour Rest Motel with her husband, Clark, told the commissioners most of the owners or managers she polled in a private survey are not in favor of the increase. The commissioners had been told at the previous meeting that while not everyone favored the increase, a majority of the May 28, city officials have an- The pool will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day, Monday 18-2- local motel operators did. Commissioner Max Williams said he has talked to a number of the operators and found most were not in favor of increasing the tax. The commissioners decided to invite the operators to a meeting where the tax can be discussed and the matter resolv- ed. The commissioners also: Met with a representative of Gov. Scott Matheson to discuss areas where the state may be able to help the county. Matheson will visit the county during August and wanted to the information beforehand. Heard from David Peterson, manager of the Juab County Hospital, who said he expects the hospitals bank overdraft to be about $47,500 on May 31. Ad- Please turn to page four Lisa Eyre takes first place at American Legion Aux contest Lisa Eyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Eyre Sr., is the e winner in the Senior Division of the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest for District Four, comprising Juab and Utah counties. Third place in the junior division for the district was awarded to Michelle Harmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Harmon. Both Lisa and Michelle received a trophies in recognition of their achievements. The essays were written on the subject, How Are We to Preserve and Develop America?" nounced. through Saturday. Swimming prices will be $20 per month for family passes, 75 cents per adult per day, 50 cents per student per day, and 25 cents per child under six per day. Swimming lesson signup will be Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the city pool. There will be three swimming lesson sessions: June June and July Classes will be taught for beginners. advanced beginners, intermediate swimmers, and swimmers. A life saving class will take the place of the swimmer" class during the second session of swimming lessons. y first-plac- set to open Monday American Legion sets area Memorial Bank. gallon yet City swimming pool The Nephi City swimming pool will open its doors this Monday, Diane Wilkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilkey; Sheila McPherson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McPherson; Cindi Taylor, daughter of Kathy Taylor; and Lorit Kelsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. De Kelsey, will attend Girls' State at Southern Utah State College beginning June 3. They r being sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Donating money to the group was NRP and First Security $1 a City garbage men to take Monday , Friday off Elder Clyde L. Ellertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wells E. Ellertson of Mona, will report on his LDS mission headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this Sunday, May 27, 1979 in the sacrament meeting of the Mona LDS Ward. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Bishop James W, Neilsen invites all ward members to attend. Nephi City officials have announced that there will be no garbage collection on Friday, May 25. or Monday. May 28. Garbage normally collected on both of these days will be collected on Wednesday, May 30. Garbage is normally picked up west of Main Street on Monday and from Second East to Fourth East on Friday.