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Mil 'tPUCfcTIOM j VecREATION I 3u Ml T 1 I mm HOME OF GENEVA STEEL J'" ' THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1948 VOLUME 16, NUMBER 34 PRICE FIVE CENTS o 20th North to 20th South By 0. G. Semit Orem farmers are getting rpady for the summer's occupa-on occupa-on of raising fruit vegetables nd other produce to fill the freadbaskete of familijes all over the country. Most of the pruning is, or should be done, and the air is filled with the smoke of burning branches so reminiscent of this time of year. The earth is being prepared to receive the seeds of life whose fruits are so important to sustain sus-tain mortal existence. Dicing and plowing are frequent scenes all over Orem. Who could be anything but optimistic when there is so much work to be done and the earth offers so much as a reward for labor? Growing Pains Every once in a while some one makes the remark that Orem has a long way to go before be-fore it can call itself a real city. This may or may not be true, but the fact is that Orem already has come a long way in lust the last few years. This statement is supported by the fact that five years ago this week the following advertise ment, sponsored by a progressive progres-sive Orem merchant, appeared in the Orem-Geneva Times: DO YOU KNOW: That Orem Has no Bank Has no Post Office Has no Telephone Exchange Has no Cemetery Has no Jail Has no Bakery Has no Dentist Has no Medical Doctor Has no Liquor Store Has no Mortician Has no Shoe Repair Shop Has no Furniture Store Has no Fire Station Without these Orem is probably prob-ably the fastest growing city in the state. It is obvious that the above conditions are no longer true. Orem lacks only two of the above mentioned items: a liquor store and a jail. The question of having a liquor store is currently cur-rently being discussed and de bated, but no where have we heard of anybody's wanting a jail. Things We're Glad for Dept. One of the little known cultural cul-tural outlets available to Orem children is the music school held in the city hall every Monday Mon-day afternoon, in which 31 chil dren currently attend and receive re-ceive instruction. The school is a branch of the Salt Lake Conservatory Con-servatory Of Music and the instructor in-structor is Loris W. Stewart. All of the students enrolled receive instruction on the electric el-ectric steel guitar. Last Fall at a musical competition com-petition in Salt Lake City, every child entered from Orem received first prize with the exception ex-ception of one or two who got second prizes. 1 The children will soon have another opportunity to demonstrate demon-strate their musical abilities at the Utah Musical Festival to be held on Mayl6 th in Provo. The festival will be attended by students from as far south as Cedar City. Those currently taking electric elec-tric steel guitar instruction in Mr. Stewart's class include Ron ald Olsen, Eris Yergensen, Mc- a-ay fcnow, Verl Lewis Kofford, Konald O'Bray, Robert Camp bell, Myron Crawford, Daryll Waters. Shirlev Kirk. David Carter, Charlotte King, Rooert ok, Laura Cook, Marleene Look, Dee Jepperson, Maurine lan, Eueene Mans. Marian Carleton, Larry Tooley, Darlene Johnson, Connie Johnson, Glen-da Glen-da Burr, Collet Carter, Lani McCandless, Gay Wood, JoAnn Peterson, Joyce Cordner, Deon vuraon and JoAnn Spaugy. Mr. Stewart tells us that the children are eager to entertain aJ club meetings, school and church. Orem is fortunate in having this music school available to young minds musically inclined. inclin-ed. Vox Pop We're glad that readers are beginning '0 take advantage of (Continued on page 5) Funeral Services For Ora Cunningham Held Monday Funeral services were conducted con-ducted on Monday for Mrs. Ora May Cunningham, 76, wife of Dr. Samuel J. Cunningham, who died Friday, following a lingering illness. Bishop LeGrand Jarman conducted con-ducted services in the Windsor ward chapel. Arrangements for the funeral were made by former students of Mrs. Cunningham. Opening prayer was offered by Rev. Edwin Ed-win F. Irwin. The Patten sisters, Diantha Ekins, Lois Downs and by Marguerite. Jepperson, sang "Eye Hath Not Seen," and "Fear Not," accompanied by Marguerite Marguer-ite Jepperson. Moroni Jensen sang "Beautiful Dreamer", accompanied ac-companied by Melba Pyne. Maurice Clinger was the principle prin-ciple speaker, and Merle Wentz read a tribute to the life of Mrs. Cunningham. Melba Pyne played play-ed a piano solo. Closing remarks re-marks were made by Bishop LeGrand Le-Grand Jarman. The benediction was pronounced by Raymond Partridge, and the grave was dedicated by Dean Johnson. Burial was at the Provo City Burial Park. Six former students of Mrs. Cunningham acted as pallbear ers. They were Dean Johnson, Thomas Reese, Dean Buckner, Gerald Buckley, Harold Holda-way Holda-way and Lawrence Maycock. The ladies who took care of the floral pieces were also former students. Mrs. Cunningham was born May 28, 1871, in Indiana, the daughter of John B. and Mary Hamiltonoe Shoemaker. She re ceived her early education in Indiana and was graduated from the Indiana State Normal school at Terre Haute. She taught school for 17 years in Huntington, Hunting-ton, Ind. and Riverton, Neb. She married Dr. Cunningham in Monroe, Mich, on May 28, 1902. They came to Utah in 1911 and made their home in Orem. She taught at the Spencer and Sharon grade schools and att ended BYU, receiving her B.A. degree in 1919. When Lincoln high school was completed in 1919, Mrs. Cunningham Cun-ningham became the first prin cipal. After four years as prin cipal she was appointed head of the English department. She retired from teaching in 1933 She was instrumental in having the LDS seminary established at the high school. IN THE MAILBAG Editor, Orem-Geneva Times: We noted with interest the editorial edi-torial of last wefck entitled "Jealous of P. G.?" Of course, all the sport fans would like to see a baseball team in Orem. Naturally Nat-urally it would add to the recreation rec-reation program. There are so many other fine things that we might have in Orem if we had the money. 1. We have a dozen areas in our city where youngsters are living in subdivisions with no play areas except the street. 2. There are a hundred or more enthusiastic tennis fans who would like to play tennis. There are no courts. 3. Many of the oldsters and younger sets have felt for some-the some-the field playing. Many communities commun-ities feel if they can organize two or three teams they have done well. Not so in Orem, Uuth. Resides the softball leagues there were nearly 1,000 little children who were regularly en tertained in kiddies play activities. activi-ties. There were classes offered in music for all ages and given free of charge." Is anyone jealous of Orem s recreation program? Apparently so from the hundreds of investigations investi-gations that have come from all parts of the country asking us how we can do it on so umneu n hndset. In spite of this, we are for a irvio tiint Orem should have a golf course. 4. This summer our fine swimming swim-ming pool will be closed as we are unable to meet the State Board of Health requirements in remodeling the pool. If we only had a $20,000 annual an-nual budget we could at least Ua a beginning of some of fine projects. Cer tainly as Orem grows and our revenue increases, all of these will become "musts" in planning (Continued on page 5) "J. I IH' ilttftiif Mi Tiii Hjnn' Roger Hansen, smiling Future Farmer of the Lincoln high school chapter, receives from officers of the Provo Kiwanis club a registered Jersey calf which was presented recently to the chapter. The calf is from the Dean Nullall Jersey herd and the gift was made possible through Mr. Nuttall and the Kiwanians. president of the Provo club, left; agriculture committee; and Leslie calf to the Kiwanis club and it COMMUNITY FAIR PLANNED FOR OREM THIS SUMMER Orem will have a community celebration this summer, Mayor J. W. Gillman announced this week. At the present time it is not known whether it will be a fair, a community carnival or a massive fall festival which will be held, but in any event Jhe Orem Or-em fair grounds will be made available for whatever project is held. Extensive improvements will be made at the fair grounds a- mounting to approximately $20,- 000, it was also announced this week by Roy Park, president of the Orem Riding Club, sponsoring sponsor-ing organization. The improvement program at the grounds will include the completion and enlargement of the grandstand that was erected last summer. Also, additional seating facilities will be installed instal-led and a complete painting and repair program will be carried out. Present plans call for the addition of a baseball diamond and a racetrack. The Orem Riding Club and the Orem Chamber of Commerce have been assigned the responsibility respon-sibility for the fair activities the riding club to have charge of the livestock show, and the cnam-ber cnam-ber to direct the exhibits of flowers, fruits, handiwork and other cultural exhibits. This will be the second Orem-financed Orem-financed community celebration. The first one was held in 1946. In 1947 the state-financed Centennial Cen-tennial Celebration was held. Dick Barnett, owner of the Orem City Cab Co., announces that he is selling his business to return to his former job at the Geneva Steel plant as a general forman in Central Maintenance. Mr. Barnett has long been active act-ive in civic affairs, being associated assoc-iated with the recent Greek Relief Re-lief drive. He is at present vice president of the Orem Jaycees. Prices in some restaurants are so high that some men are mar-rying(and mar-rying(and getting their meais from 'a delicatessen. You can judge a persons character char-acter as you can an automobile driver by the number of times he blows his own horn. Things will be looking normal again when used cars are cheaper cheap-er than new ones. r V 'Jfcwrlrl" MiOii Participating in the presentation Spencer Madsen, Clyde P. Crockett, chairman of the club's Carle. Under terms of the gift Roger will return the first heifer in turn will be given to another OREM, UTAH COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS HOLD ELECTIONS Robert Olsen was eienea president of the Young Demo crats at an organizational meeting meet-ing held at the Orem city nail Monday night. Other officers elected include Mrs. Norris Peterson, Pet-erson, vice president; Mrs. Ed Durham, secretary; and Eddie Durham, treasurer. The 60 members atending the meeting mapped plans to carry on an educational program with several prominent Democratic speakers scheduled to appear on the coming programs. The Utah county organization of Young Democrats who met m the city and county building elected Harold Hansen of Orem as president. Other officers elected el-ected include Emily Miner, vice president; Juanita Thornton, secretary; and Fred Roylance, treasurer. EDITORIAL THOSE ARE STRONG WORDS, SENATOR We took the opportunity, Senator Watkins, to tune in on your interview with Miss Katherine Johnsen on Tuesday evening and were' shocked to hear you pronounce pro-nounce the obituary of the United Nations. To hear, from you, that the United .Nations is "hopelessly floundering" floun-dering" is indeed saddening. And to hear you reiterate that the organization "is built on sand," is terrifying. ' We have felt all along that you believed, as we have believed, that the United Nations is the world's "last best hope" to obtain a semblance of the world peace for which we all have strived so long. We've pinned our hope for an orderly world on the United Nations, and thousands of us back here have spent a term fighting in foreitm lands because we believed be-lieved in its principles and dared to hope, that the fight for those principles would be carried on after the fighting fight-ing war was concluded. Regardless of how many times the organization is "by-passed;" regardless of the number of times the decisions of the majority are vetoed, we prefer to cling to the organization and to its principles. What are the alternatives, Senator? None, except the strong nationalistic spirit which is spreading like wildfire in our own country as well as in Europe, Asia and South America. It is the same nationalism which has always been the forerunner of war, Senator, and it points the way now to a war of obliteration. Do you see what we mean when we say your words are "terrifying"? No, Senator, regardless of how disappointing and how slow the progress of the United Nations is, and regardless re-gardless of how discouraging it becomes to support it and to fight for it, there are many of us back here who are expecting you, to give everything you have, every energy you can muster, to insure its survival and its strength. It was disappointing, indeed, to her you on Tuesday attempt to write off the United Nations as defunct, and to begin, apparently, to follow the crowd which is leading us down that "Lonesome Road." t 7 H ft '-V 'f. ceremony were Denul Brown FFA club member. LaMar Kallas Named Lincoln FFA Chapter Prexy LaMar Kallas, senior student at Lincoln high school, was nam ed president of the Lincoln rhanter nf Future Parmcre nt America in spirited elections held Monday at the school. The election featured two parties, Commercial and Barnyard Garth Wilkinson was defeated in the race for president. , Kallas, succeeds Dean Larson as president. Named vice-presi dent was Roger Hansen, with Lewis Gappmayer elected t-scre-tary; Leon Guymon, treasurer; Leslie Booth, athletic manager; and Lee Davis, sentinel. Approximately 100 members of the FFA voted in the election according to Raymond Weridel club advisor. Mr. Wendel reports that the next FFA project toward which the boys are working is the an nual Spanish Fork Junior Live stock Show. Approximately 30 animals will be shown by club members. .TV JOSEPH F. I.'ERRILL TO PRESIDE AT ' SHARON CONFERENCE Dr .Joseph F. Merrill of the Council of Twelve will represent general LDS church authorities at the Sharon stake quarterly conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday. T. C. Stayner will represent the general church Welfare committee. Welfare meeting for all mem bers of the ward and stake com mittees will be held on Satur day evening at 7:10 in the east room of the Seminary building. Priesthood leadership meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Satur day in the west room of the sem inary, General conference sessions will convene at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Dr. Merrill and Mr. Stayner will be the speakers at these meetings and the music will be furnished by the Lincoln High Boys Glee club. The Sunday evening session of conference will begin at 7:30 and will be under the direction of the MIA presidency. Mrs. G. L. Morgan, stake oragnist, will present-the winners in the song writing contest recently conduct ed in the stake. Twelve songs, with words and music written by members of Sharon stake will be presented and the composers will be introduced. A retold story will be given by a repre sentative of the Speech depart ment. Elaine Moon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Moon, was a-mong a-mong the 12 new members of the Spurs, coed service organiz ation at Utah State Agricricult- ural college, to receive her em- uiein anu pm hi liuuauon cure- monies held Sunday night. They were pledged last winter quarter quar-ter and after filling the requirements require-ments were eligible to go active. act-ive. Thomas W. Reese DTR Takes Over Higbee's; Local Man Named Manager Affirming its faith in the future fu-ture of Orem, the Dixon-Taylor- Russell Company has, this week taken over the Higbee Furniture Company, which beomes the 8th store of this home-owned Utah County organization. The new store brings to Orem the home furnishings, facilities and services of a large metropol V J X ifnn ritv Tf will cironalhfn IhniCr, organization of local business houses in building Orem as a fine shopping center. The personnel of the new store will be local people. Thomas W, Reese, the manager, has had sev cral years experience with Oix- on-Taylor-Russell, having been 'river, than last year when the manager of both the Payson and precipitation was 114 percent of the American Fork stores. Mr.; normal. Reese was raised in Lakeview! For those with Deer Creek anrl i a (trfirlnfllA nf flip T.inpnln fr iUn .. . high school. His wife Nedra is reservoir lessens the possible h H g U-Ulsen has the daughter of Senator A. V. effect of a water shortage from1 ,yef.of experience in Og-Watkins, Og-Watkins, and they reside in the the Provo river watershed. Pabco Roofing Co. Senator's Orem home. I Utah Lake, on March 31 was low the point. Mr. Reese will be assisted by only five inches below compro- As of March 31 snow surveys Lurleen Loveless, who is well mise point. It is possible, act-ord- revealed below normal measure-known measure-known in church and business ing to Mr. Wentz, that the re- emnts at all Provo river points circles in this area. She has liv- cent storms will bring the lake except Dapiels canyon There it ed in Orem for several years to compromise point this year registered i!05 percent Others nu iKis iiioii; mci.ua unu aw- ijcijii i auiua ntic. Council Asked to Deny Liquor Store, Cooperate In Sewage Disposal Iligh points in Monday's regular meeting of the Orem City Council came in the presenting of a petition signed by approximately 250 which asked that the council deny requestg for a liquor store, the presenting of a resolution asking that the council support a county-wide program for waste disposal, and clarification of prospects for a new federal building in Orem. , . - Bishop Arch Pulham of Vermont ward presented the petition to the council which concerned the liquor store. The petition said that denial of the store was necessary to protect SALES III OREL! io ti:.:es higher THAN 5 YEARS AGO Captioned with the legend "Orem the city that steel built" the monthly bulletin of the Orem Chamber of Commerce Commer-ce was sent out to members of the organization this week. According to the bulletin, sales at Orem's retail stores in 1947 are estimated at $2,633. 730.08. This is 10 times greater than five years ago. Averaee sales for the 52 stores in Orem during 1947 was $50,649. The three leading stores made the following amount of sales: $596,184.19; $352,458.00; and $270,330.06 a total of $1,218, 972.25. This amounts to nearly one half of the retail sales in Orem, In discussing construction in Orem the bulletin stales that $13180O O0 , congtruction authorized in March, and the future outlook looks good with the Johnson-Clyde building supply sup-ply house, estimated at $90,000 soon to be built here. The bulletin states that the Office of Domestic Commerce has just issued a list" of selected publications taking up the var ious phases of prefabricated houses. "S n a p-U p Houses", "Eight Thousand Pound Houses" and "Your House will be ready at 5 O'clock", are some of the articles. It is pointed out that this publication should be very helpful to builders and construc tion material dealers. It is free to dealers and can be obtained through the Commercial Field office. Local Problem , In pressing for the opening of West Center Street the bulletin states that the . people between 400 north and 400 south on the west side of the highway are asking for better fire protection. If this street were opened it would lead directly to the general gen-eral offices of the Geneva Steel plant, bringing large areas of building land into use for private pri-vate construction and so that the Sharon ward can build its chapel. This area, it is maintained, maintain-ed, can be serviced with water and sewer at a minimum cost. Frovo River Water Prospects Remain Felow Normal Utah lake is higher than it has ever been since 1924, and Deer Creek reservoir contains more water than in any previous year, as of March 31, according to the report of Frank T. Wentz, - j Provo river water commission- In the commissioner's report for March 31 it was shown that precipitation on the Provo river river watershed was only 87 percent! of normal, however. The report' shows that considerably less1 - : water will be available to iarm trs who draw from the Provo i" mii si.nre lnangea aoivn to 91 percent of mc laivc was mile ieei ue the city s reputation lor oraeni ness and sobriety, that there was no apparent need for or purpose of a liquor store in Orem, and that such a store would not add to the well-being or prosperity of the community. The Women's Legislature Council of Utah county presented present-ed the resolution which asked the council to aid in the county-wide county-wide program aimed at comprehensive compre-hensive programs which would eventually provide a master plan for sewage disposal in the county coun-ty and thus make possible the rehabilitation of Utah Lake as a recreation area for fishing, bathing and allied activities. Representing Rep-resenting the council were Mrs. Lloyd Pyne, Mrs. J. O. Pyne, Mrs. Dean Park, Mrs. Thomas Jacob and Mrs. Henry Heish. Mayor J. W. Gillman read to the council a letter from Senator A. V. Watkins which pointed out , that the federal government had no concrete plans for the erection of a federal building and post office in Orem. The letter let-ter declared that on the basis of need. Orpin rmilH nunllfv fm. wfinew building but that such a program would take its place in relation to state-wide needs. He said that in general, second-class post offices for cities with receipts re-ceipts over $10,000 require sites on a corner with a minimum of 110 feet front by 160 feet. For interior sites the frontage must have a minimum of 130 feet. The council approved the purchase pur-chase of a road patrol, delivery of which is expected this week-end. week-end. The group also upped wages for day laborers employed by the city to 90 cents per hour. Approved by the council was the March report of the police department. The report showed total expenses of the department, exclusive of salaries, to be $706.-21. $706.-21. Mileage for the two cars totaled to-taled 6,055 miles. Vehicle expenses ex-penses totaled $300.51. Mayor Gillman reported v. visit vis-it to the state engineers office in regard to the one-seventh second foot of water In Lost Cxtek. spring which is being useu by Provo city. The present application appli-cation for the water is void after May 1. The engineer, insists that Orem take the water and use it Such will necessitate piping it approximately 3500 feet to the Alta ditch. City Attorney Bngti Vern Wentz was instructed by the council to meet with Provo City Attorney Dallas Youne to j arrange for the claiming of the water Dy urem. The group voted to hold regular regu-lar meetings on the second and fourth Fridays of each month during the summer. First regular regu-lar meeting under the new schedule sched-ule is set for tomorrow, April 9. Roofing Company Opens in Orem Opened for business this week in Orem was the Mt. States Roof- is uo. wnich is situated direct- i uh,j iL . p"'V . lnes eafe on Center Stiwf -me ujsen orothers, I. G. Ol- - 'f!" ' tT - P" lsen ' ,u ' V i j e comPany which includes on the staff Jar-old Jar-old Johnson, Tony Peterson, Max Christensen and Bill Ivy. The business is equipped to uo wi ypes of roofing, siding - 1 '"Jl mai.