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Dedicates Sugarville Ward Chapel . . . "1 w A "T. .: 5i . J .) r . r : t " V . 1 J v V ftf A- Volume 45 Number 31 Delta, Utah, Thursday, January 20, 1955 $3.50 a Year in Advance - ' I 1 Alma Sonne, assistant to the Quorum of Twelve. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses the congregation at the dedication ceremonies of Sugarville ward chapel Sunday evening, January 9. The new chapel was built at Fire Around Flue Burns In Delta Home Fire around the chimney flue came close to being a major blaze Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Erickson, 111 South 3rd East. Delta Volunteer Fire Department was called at 4:50 p.m., and soon had the fire out, and lucky for Ericksons that the fire alarm was given. Another ten minutes and the fire would have had such headways that the entire home would have gone up in smoke. N o one was home at the time with Stanley at work in the grocery gro-cery department at D. Stevens and Co., and his wife, Carole, working at Delta hospital. Neil Bishop, from D. Stevens, went to the home to check the washer, and noticed smoke rising from the roof around the chimney. chim-ney. When he went in the house the walls around the front room heater were on fire, and between the walls the flames were spreading spread-ing rapidly. He put in the fire alarm at once. The fireman had to chop away a large portton of the wall to douse the blaze around the flue, and within a short time the fire was out. The fire truck was back at the city hall by 6 p. m., and the Erickson family still had a roof over their heads. Sel Artificial Breeding Meet Can you afford to keep a bull in your dairy herd? This and other important facts on dairying will be answered at the annual meeting meet-ing of the Artificial Breeding Association As-sociation of West Millard. All of the dairymen and farmers are invited. in-vited. This meeting will be held at the Seminary building In Delta at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 26th. Besides information on artificial breeding there will be material gven on the "Bangs" program per-taning per-taning to dairy and beef cattle. Relief Society Pageant Jan. 119 Deseret Stake Relief Society is preparing a pageant to be presented presen-ted at union meeting Sunday, Jan. 30. at 3 p. m. The theme is taken from the Book of Mormon, and is "Go Forth And Preach Unto This People". Millard county commissioners M. J. Roper and Wallace Jeffery. and Mrs. Norma Hannifin, from the county office in Delta, are attending atten-ding the Utah County Officials Assn. convention in Salt Lake City from Jan. 19 through Jan. 22. County officers from Fillmore and Commissioner Mark Johnson, of Holden, are also at the convention. Delta To Have Hew Ji:$t West Of Town The Delta Amusement Company Cr.-st Theatre) revealed this week IHat arrangements have been completed com-pleted for the construction of a Drive-In Theatre in Delta. Contractu Contrac-tu arrangements have been com-i com-i Vfd with the Service Theatre Supply Company of Salt Lake Cty and Lynn Cartwriht. construction specialist, from American Fork. It Bi:?Tt1 that the Drive-In j 7!.far? will be completed and road;, for operation by the Hrst of A't'! this year. Te new theatre will be located west of the Rj;er Lumber Conip-pnv Conip-pnv ard south of the Hunsaker Service Station in Delta. It will be adjacent tj U.S. Highway 6 and will hive a caracity accomrr.oia-tT(.n accomrr.oia-tT(.n of 3'0 car. The screen 1 3 er will stand over n feet high, with a wU-h cf Si feet; the actuan ic:een sur 4 a cost of $42,000. and half of the sum. 521,000 was contributed contribu-ted from Sugarville ward, whose membership is 160. Many friends fri-ends helped, with support of the ward's fund-rasing activities. activi-ties. With Elder Sonne on the New Tractors Shown Saturday Ford Motor Company's new farm tractors for 1955 will go on dis play Saturday, Jan. 22 in the show room of Morrison Implement Co., at Delta. Willis Morrison, dealer, said the new line of Ford tractors features five models in two power series, and have Ford's three-point im plement hitch with advanced hy draulic implement control. "We extend a most cordial in vitation to everyone to come in and see these great new tractors," Mr. Morrison said. "Our showroom, just north of Delta at the elevator, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday. We will serve free lunch at noon, and there will be a program and films of interest to all." Invite All To Gold and Green Ball Saturday Everyone is invited to the Des eret Stake Gold and Green ball Saturday night, sponsored by the stake M I A. There is no admission charge, and a good time is assured for all. The gala affair will be in the stake house, with dance music be ginning at 9 p. m., by Bud's Band. There will be a floor show. "Winter Fantasies" is the theme, carried out in decorations and pro gram. March Of Dimes Gail January 29 Is For Everyone The March of Dimes ball on Saturday night. January 29, in Deseret Stake House, highlights the 1955 fund campaign to aid polio patients, and everyone is urged to attend, and "dance that others may walk". Kiwanis of Delta and West Mill ard is in charge of the ball, and are making a drive to make the ball a financial success. Admissions will be by contributions contribu-tions to the March of Dimes, made at the door, and everyone is invited in-vited to be there, with a pocketful pocket-ful of dimes. There will be good music for the dancing, and a fine floor show is being arranged. Square Dancing Thursday Night There will be square dancing, ideal recreation for this nippy weather, at Delta First ward Thurs day night. Boots and Bows invite all square dancers to come. Newell Day of Fillmore will call. Drive-In Theatre On Highway tlo. 6 face subject to projection being approximately 40 feet high and SO fe t wide. The ind'K)r screen at the Crest Theatre, by contrast, measures IS feet high and 36 feet wide. That means that the Drive-in Drive-in ween will have a surface area nearly six and one half times as large as the indoor theatre. The Drive-In type of theatre is a relatively recent innovation in American entertainment. P.ecent years have seen the establishment and sweeping popularity of th's new car-accommodating t pe of entertainment as Drive-ins have' been erected from coast to coart. j Each year demonstrates a greater fascination and approval of this nears of entertainment. It is ex-i pected that the Drive-In Theatre will bring to Delta a novel and ' poular. yet proved, medium of entertainment. speaker's stand are the Sugarville Sugar-ville ward bishopric, and June Black, Deseret stake president. Mrs. Sonne, Jay Nelson. Vet-dell Vet-dell Bishop, Lloyd Schlappi. Joseph Jo-seph Kenrie, building supervisor Patriarch Charles Hogan and Norman Gardner. Amos Maxfield To Celebrate 80th Birthday John Amos Maxfield John Amos Maxfield, one of the oldest residents of Millard County, will observe his 80th birthday on Thursday, January 27. To celebrate the occasion a family dinner will be held. Mr. Maxfield was born in 1875 in Murray, Utah, a son of Sarah Cahoon and Robert Maxfield. (His father discovered the "Maxfield Mine" in Cottonwood canyon in the early days of Utah out of which came millions cf dollars worth of ore.) His father died when he was six so his mother moved with the family of six children to Millard County to make her home. They located at Deseret in Millard at the Old Corner. He walked miles daily to attend the early schools of Deseret. His schooling was limited as he went to work herding her-ding cows to help support the family. When he was eight he was baptized in the Sevier River by-Bishop by-Bishop Joseph Black the first bis hop of Deseret. At the early age of 14 he freigh ted ore from Fish Springs to Oasis. He worked on the Great Northern railroad in Montana and helped build the line. He also worked on the railroad inWyoming and in Idaho. He helped to build the Oregon Short line. Coming back to Millard County he mined at Fish Springs and logged in Callao. He married Fannie Cropper in Deseret in 1897. They were later married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Pleasant Green for nine years, where they ranched. They moved to Hinckley ahout 1914 and two years later moved to their present home on Cropper Lane. Mr. Maxfield worked for J. G. Peppard Seed Company in Millard County and the Uinta Basin as a field man. advising the farmers how to raise alfalfa seed. He was marshall of Hinckley for two years and was on the fund raising committee to collect donations dona-tions for the Millard Academy. He s a High Priest in the Hinckley ward. Mr. Mafie'd still has good heal-h heal-h and works on his farm. He does horrs n'ght and morning and mce a week drives into Delta to take his wife to do her shopping. He believes he has lived long because he works hard, eats regularly. reg-ularly. gies to bed early and gets up early. , Out o' a farrily of five the Max-fells Max-fells have four living children, Verl A. Maxfield at Salt Lake City, Lay ton Maxfield with the State Road Commission at Salt Like Citv. Mrs. Leona Pratt, teaching tea-ching school at, Eellflower. CaL. and Leigh Maxfield in the D-lta First ward bishopric, and s?ed buyer who lives in Delta. They have 11 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. '-U : Jayceojs Award lS Wednesday The annual Distinguished Service Award will be presented Wednes day night at the banquet snonsor- ed by Delta Junior Chamber of Commerce, m Delta First ward. Boyd Bunnell, state JC president. will be the featured speaker for the occasion. The identity of the winner of this year's DSA will not be known until presentation is announced Wednesday night. He will be between be-tween 21 and 35 years of age, and will have gained the award for service that is outstanding to his community. Services Held Tuesday For Truman Jeffery Funeral services for Truman W. Jeffery, 27, who died January 11 of injuries received in a car collision, were conducted Friday in Delta Third ward, by Merln Christensen, of the ward bishopric. There was a large attendance at the services, and deep sympathy sympa-thy is extended to the bereaved family, his wife, Auline and their young children, Mary Jane, Shirley Jean, Wendy Anne and Mark Tru man, and his parents, Wallace and Mary Roper Jeffery, and family. Prayer with the family before the rites was given by E. Eugene Gardner. The ward choir sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," and the opening song was by Harold Richards. Speakers were Verl Allen, William Wil-liam Mortensen, Parley Roper, Jesse Jes-se Beckstead, Evan Gardner and Merlin Christensen, with their tribute tri-bute to Mr. Jeffery as a loving son, husband and father, and dependable de-pendable and worthy citizen. Ray and Ethel Western sang, "Beyond the Sunset," and the quar tet of Elden Sorenson, Layton Bish op, Jan Wright and Evan Gardner sang, "Abide With Me," with accompaniment ac-companiment by Lucile Stapley. The closing song was "Oh, My Father," by the choir, and the closing prayer was by George Stephenson. Burial was in the Delta cemetery ceme-tery under the direction of Nickle mortuary. The grave was dedicated dedica-ted by Eldro Jeffery. Pallbearers were two brothers, Ray and Clayton Clay-ton Jeffery, two cousins, Glen and Arthur Jeffery, and two brothers-in brothers-in law, Kennard Ridinng and El-wood El-wood Bladen. 11 Below Hit Delta Monday; Snow Follows The lowest temperature this year was reported Monday, with 11 below be-low zero at CAA, Delta Airport, and 8 below at Deseret. Along with the cold snap was five inches of snow at Delta nad Deseret, .10 inches moisture, 12 inches at Oak Citv, and more or less of the same all around Millard County. Tuesday the weather had warm ed up to 9 below at Deseret, and 8 below at the airport But Wednesday was a different story, with a minimum of 21 above at Deseret, a rise of 30 degrees in 21 hours. CAA reported 24 above for the minimum Wednesday. New Iteislrar Of Statistic Mrs. Romania Bird is the newly appointed registrar of vital statistics sta-tistics at Delta, to record births and deaths. She succeeds Mrs. Sepha R.ois:i in the office. Mrs. Dorothy Kilipack will be Assistant to Mrs. End. Anyone who has occasion to see the registrar will find Mrs. Eird or Mrs. Killpack at the:r homes or at the Delta hospital. Early Ilcsiilent m Oasis Hies Walter H. Webb, 81. died at Costa Mesa. Cal, on Christmas Day. according to word sent to Amos Maxfield. Services and burial were at Costa Mesa. Mr. Webb was an Oasis resident for many years, and at one time had a hotel there. His wife, Mrs. Ar.r.ie Webb, who died last year, was a sister of Mr. Maxf.e'.d. Hinckley Lad Is Badly Burned By Gas Explosion DeLoy Theobald, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theobald, Hinckley, Hinck-ley, was badly burned in a gasoline gaso-line explosion Saturday night at about 10 p.m. The lad and a younger brother, Jerald, had gone to a camp wa-gan wa-gan at the back of the home where they slept. There was a fire there in a small stove for healing the place. De Loy intended to light a gasoline gas-oline lamp, and it is thought he may have spilled some gasoline on the stove. There was an explosion explo-sion that knocked De Loy to the floor, and his clothing burst into flames. Jerry broke out a window and ran to the house, and his father came at once to help his son and fight the flames. The boy crawled forth, dazed and burned, just as his father arrived. He was brought to Delta to the hopsital, and after treatment there was taken by ambulance to the L D S hospital in Salt Lake City, arriviing at 3 a.m. His burns were severe, and his condition is reported as "critical". His parents went to Salt Lake City with him and are remaining at the hospital day and night with the I boy. County Commission Will Meet First Monday En Month The regular meeting of the cou nty commissioners will he held the first Wednesday of each and every month. This is- no change from past procedure. In order to handle the large amount of bus iness that accumulates on this day, we ore asking: 1. That committees, salesmen, or any individuals having business to discuss, to do so between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. 2. That requests such as road repairs, welfare problems, etc., be made in writing, giving nature of same in detail. This may be mailed mail-ed or handed to one of the commissioners com-missioners previous to the monthly meetings. Such written requests will be given the same consideration considera-tion at the meeting as would be given if presented in person. We cannot promise as to the action that may be taken on the problems you present to us, but it is our desire to give honest consideration con-sideration to them and to the people of Millard County, wherever wher-ever they reside. Thanking you for your co-operation, we remain, Melvin J. Roper, Ch. Mrs. Karl Murray, Abraham, and daughter, Marilyn, who won a trip to Chicago last fall as Utah winner on 411 Records for girls, are in Salt Lake City Wednesday and through Saturday, to attend an electrical school, sponsored by Tell uride Power Co. Delta Pupils t ' Here ore Celta elementary school pupils enjoying the special spec-ial milk w.-i-tam developed by th Deportment of Agriculture and bandied hf USDA erai th Commodity 04it Cooperation. itLCfS Awards Eins To Workers Ten certificates for service and pins were awarded by the American Ameri-can Cancer Society to local workers wor-kers at tlic dinner meeting Friday night at the I.O.O.F. Hall, sponsored spon-sored by the West Millard chapter. Certificates of ten years service were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jensen, Athena Cook, Ar-della Ar-della Riding and Venice Davis. For five years service certificates went to Inez Kelly, Nellie Sorensen Phyllis Johnson, Florence Lowder and Liz Pace. Wallace Toronto, executive secretary sec-retary of the Utah Division, ACS, and Mrs. Morgan, ACS field Representative, Re-presentative, attended the meeting and spoke. Mrs. Biah Sjostrom, chairman for ACS in west Millard, conducted conduc-ted the meeting, and Mrs. Effie Nielson introduced numbers on the program. Mrs. Elaine Dekker gave an original reading which was a tribute to the service Mrs. Sjostrom Sjos-trom has given in the fight against again-st cancer. Thirty persons attended the and after dinner saw films that showed the vast program of cancer research being carried on with the help of ACS fund campaigns. City Of Delta Approves $57,000 For 1955 Budget The City of Delta approved a budget of $57,700.00 at the City Council meeting Jan. 10, 1955. Tin budget is set up as follows: General fund $12,020.00; Water, S13.7SO.0O; Sewer $5,300.00; Parks, $3,500.00; Streets, $0,200.00; library, libr-ary, $1,150.00; Public Safety, $10, 150.00; Class "C" Roads, $3,500.00; and Fire,, $1,200.00. Births This Week.. Delta Hospital To Grant and Beth Stevens Pratt Hinckley, a bov, 9 lbs. 1 oz., on Jan. 17. To Fred and Elva Webb Skoem, Hinckley, a girl, 8 lbs. 2 oz., on Jan. 19. Fillmore Hospital To Kenneth and LoRaine Petersen Peter-sen Adams, Delta, RFD, a boy, 0 lbs., on Jan. 12. Carl M. Pace, Delta, RFD, is a patient at the Delta hospital, recovering re-covering from surgery Jan. 18. Mrs. Morgan (Fay) Howell, of Oasis, will be released from the Delta hospital Thursday. She had been there since Tuesday, Jan. 11, for treatment of Injuries received in a two-car collision. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Skidmore and young daughter, Elizabeth visited in Delta from Saturday to Tuesday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skidmore. I-eRoy recently returned home from Alaska, Alas-ka, is released from the service, and now the couple plans to make their home in Parawan, and LeRoy will attend CSU at Cedar City. Enjoy Milk Program n r - Its purpose is to increase the consumption of fluid rr.ilk to studenti of high school grades and under. M.Ik is served at rrsaminj end afternoon recess to all who wont It Law ilabs Five On Hinc!:!ey Burglary Charge The long arm of the law reached out last week and gathered in five persons believed to be implicated impli-cated in the burglary January 6 at Morris Mercantile and Morris Supply at Hinckley, when several thousand dollars worth of stock was removed from the stores. Millard County Sheriff Cal Stewart, Stew-art, Fillmore, and Deputy Sheriff Edgar Mills, Delta, were in charge of the investigation, and clues led them to Ely, Nevada, where a large amount of the stolen goods was found. Leo Theobald of Hinckley, and his wife, Frances, were living in the place where the merchandise was found, and they were brought back to Millard county to await further developments, and questioning. ques-tioning. Last Wednesday the Ely law notified Millard that they were holding hol-ding three more for them, and their car, which was tightly packed with articles that seemed to be more of the stolen goods. Sunday Sheriff Stewart and Deputy De-puty Mills went to Ely and brought back Donald Peterson, about 27. Delores Peterson, and Buddy Hales, 25, and second large load of merchandise, estimated at $1500 worth. Peterson and Hales are lodged in the county jail at Fillmore, charged with second degree burglary. bur-glary. Their preliminary hearing will be January 24, when they will he arraigned before Emil Pearson, justice of peace, Delta precinct. The others are held for questioning. question-ing. Delta Jr. High Presents Opera January 26 27 Delta Jr. High School will present pre-sent "Love Pirates of Hawaii," a light opera in two acts, on Wednesday Wed-nesday and Thursday, January 26 and 27. at the Delta high school auditorium. The opera is under the direction of Evan Christensen, music instructor instruc-tor at the school, with Principal D. A. Allred in charge of the speak ing parts. Taking leading roles in the opera op-era are: David Church, Varlo Cahoon, Ca-hoon, William Dtuson, Cay Robinson. Rob-inson. Norma Faye Sledge, Marilyn Mari-lyn Allred. Jolinda Alldredge, Sybil Sheriff and Judy Turner. A chorus of 80 students round out the cast. Coralie Ogden and Sally Nielson are the accompanists. accompanis-ts. Admission to the opera is 50 cents for adults, and 25 cents for children. The 'junior high school would appreciate your attendance at this out standing activity. . . . j i t .4 ' t The Celts pupils drank S03 half-pints Msndsy, and Tues- izy drsak 431 senriugs ct noon, en a asa at cneraooa recess, "Milk makes the difference It theij tlofss.