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|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Standard Rate U.S.Poctagt Paid Miifofd.UT. 84751 Permit No. 15 P.O. Box 224 Milford, UT 84751 Mil JUNE 12, 1997 P. 0. Box 224 Milford, Utah 84751 VOL. VII NO. 24 Things to Do Historical Tidbits I n I a 1 - tor, M& HIIIHl ' III iwcttct? v r f. nasa.J n.T'XP TO f ateAt by Norman Baxter No one has really lived until they have served on a Destroyer, in the Navy! A Destroyer is a little more than 300 feet in length and about 45 feet in width. Long and slender it vibrated in heavy seas or when the Gun Turrets were firing. Our Destroyer weighed about 2100 tons and had a complement of about 150 men and Officers. Called Tin Can Sailors, they had to be a special breed. Both sides pf the ship was lined with depth charges of cast TNT, these were fired out by "Y" guns. The charges on the stern were rolled down a ramp. There were 5 torpedoes forward and 5, aft. The gun turrets were 5 inch cannons. There were also, many 50 caliber and 20 to 40 mm guns, a Destroyer is a floating anti-aircr- Milford 5K RunWalk Horse Races Beav er County Thoroughbred Association is holding its annual June race meet this Saturday, June 14th, 2:00 p.m. at the Beaver Racetrack. Come out and enjoy exciting horse racing action. 8 races with the There will approximately stakes. The Turner Roldo the featured race being for a full pig raffle a B.C.T.A is also holding see donated by Circle 4 Farms. We'll you at the Followed Beaver racetrack this Saturday! by Little 7-- Britches Rodeo (Page 2) Did you know zig-za- HI A : ! i : , 1 U 1 sea-sic- k. ed Minor Roller-Coast- er anti-aircr- Rodeo Royally r- 1 H. T7.,':- - II . lift ; M . - . 1 - . 'if Wally Fotheringham's ship received a near miss that killed three sailors and then a strike, further aft killed more than 30 men. Wally said that they were able to shore up the ship and keep it afloat. They ent to Guam for repairs but there were no facilities available. Thev then went to Pearl Harbor to find that it too was filled up. So then it was back to the West Coast. Wally didn't say but I imagine he was there when the w ar ended. . r ( page 2) Minersville Summer Reading Program aft powder magazine. g In wartime, ships travel in a pattern, to avoid submarines. When we zigged, we were headed into the waves. As the wave came in, the ship would rear upward and when the crest of the wave reached the center of the ship, the bow goes down, the stern Mmm League Jets comes out of the water, the screws come out of the Back row: Gary Mayer, Manager, Eric Solomon, Nils Holm, Dylan Carter, Sawyer Powell, water and vibrates the ship. The bow goes down and Cotton Bradshaw, Landon Mayer; Bill Powell, Coach. Front row: Trista Bridge, Tyson under the next wave and comes struggling out of that Sherwood, Jason Wright, Jacob Wright, Jesse Wright, Gordon Garrett. Missing: Tom Bradshaw, just in time to meet the next wave. Coach. When the ship zagged, we were parallel to the waves. As the wave comes in the ship rolled to the right (Starboard). When the ship rose up the crest of the wave, it then rolled to the left (Port) and slid down I "I the wave. You often, caught yourself holding your i I I breath, thinking "this time it has gone too far and can't possible come back", but it always did. To eat, a sailor really needs four hands. One to hold the tray, one to hold the coffee mug, one to eat with and one to hold onto the bench that you are sitting on. For some reason I never did get Perhaps because I always tried to swallow a little food even when my stomach was queasy. I tried to tell this to my sick friends, but how can you get that across to sailor? 1 swear, the Navy cooks a were of no help. The heavier the seas, the greasier were their pork chops. In the sleeping quarters, the bunks were three I high. always chose the top one as I didn't want a seasick man, over me. There was an added benefit to the top bunk. There were pipes running down the length and were handy to grab in order to stay in the bunk. The My wife could never understand why I didn't care to League Bees with her. There was no thrill Back row: Randie Rose, manager; Nick Cook, Kasey Brunson, Mark Bailey, Blake Williams, ride on a it day after day and week in need ride would to Reuben it, you Dotson, Jared Swanson; Roger Rose, Coach. Front row: Brett Swanson, Jayson Bailey, Calysla Robbins, Randon Rose, Brock Gledhill, Anthony Rose, Casey Jones. Not pictured: Kevin after week, to match a Destroyer. On Okinawa, we watched day after day as the Sibley and Michael Turner. Suicide Planes went over our Island, the sky black fire. Thousands were shot down, but with some got through. More than 30 of our ships were sunk and more than 200 were damaged. I didn't know it at the time but, there were two friends out there on Destroyers. Keith Long's ship had a near miss that sightly wounded one man. (SeePage2) ? Starting point for Long Distance Hang Gliding Trophy winners for the last two years has been Frisco Peak. 1996 winner BUI Scott landed on for a 3300 South and 20th East in Salt Lake City winner 1995 Dave 169 mile flight. trophy Taylor, glided 178 miles to the junction of Hwy 40 in Park City. Watch for more! They still want to go home. June 9, 1997: Beaver County Attorney Leo Kanell announced his intent to draft a motion to dismiss all charges against Don Eldredge in relation to the July 21, 1996, alleged aggravated assault at Vance Spring. Eldredge and his father, James Eldredge (now deceased), were listed on the September 4, 1996 Fifth District Court calendar. Via a September 3rd between Kanell and the Eldredge's agreement attorney, Wynn E. Bartholomew, the arraignment was continued without date. Kanell said that, prior to the April, 1997, plane crash in which James Eldredge and his wife were killed, he had agreed to dismiss the charges against Don in return for a guilty plea from James. That plea would have been held in abeyance for a one year period, after which time there would be no permanent criminal record. "In light of what has happened, I feel obligated to dismiss the charges," Kanell said. Todd Utsinger, spokesperson for the Attorney General's office, said that it is the option of the county attorney to screen such cases. "The decision to go forward with a case should depend on having the elements to get a conviction," he explained. Utsinger added that wishes of the victim andor witnesses who would be called to testify during the trial are not necessarily a determining factor. The victim, Tony Hamilton, is pursuing a claim against Don Eldredge, the Eldredge estate and Max Limb, Beaver County Assesor, who was Eldredge's close friend. When this complaint went into default last month, the Beaver County Clerk referred the matter to Judge Eves for a ruling on the default judgement. Eves passed it for ruling to another Fifth District Judge. Hamilton says he is prepared to move the case up to Federal Court. The dispute began when church members, as a result of their religious belief, refused to apply for tax exempt status on a section of land in Western Beaver County. They were using the property to build a place of refuge for people who desired to live The land, away from the "evils of the world". purchased by the church for about $180,000. in the mid 80's. was not mortgaged, and was subsequently sold at a tax sale for $15,000. In addition to seeking satisfaction in the court system, Immanuel Foundation elders arc acting on their faith in the Constitution and the Doctrine & Covenants. They have "importuned for redress, and redemption, by the hands of those w ho are placed as rulers." (D&C 101:76 - 90). After being driven off the land and imprisoned, members carried their case When the governor did not to the governor. intervene, they sent a petition to the president. If the president doesn't respond within the allotted period of time, they will formally turn the matter over to God, in full faith that "the Lord will in his time.... arise from his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation." "We have absolutely no feelings of animosity against anyone involved." Talmagc Weis said.. ..even following receipt of a prank letter signed "The President." The letter, addressed to "the pctiuoners without a home", was postmarked in Provo on May 29, 1997. "We will be proving for them." Weis concluded. Left to right: Monica Wright, Stact L wlis, April Medler, J ifany nradshaw, Angle Puffer, Lee Yardley, Beaver County Rodeo Queen Kristin Alexander, Attendant Stacey Harris, Rodeo Princess Tiffany Brown, and Princess Attendant Megan 4-- H Brown. Participants competed in two age groups: 8 through 13 and 14 through pageant last Saturday, 19. The competition was based on: 25 and poise personality, 25 interview with the judges; 50 horsemanship. The girls all did a great job, making it a tough decision for the judges. The queen, princess and their attendants will preside over horse races, Lil Britches Rodeo, and other equestrian events in the county. They will also represent Beaver County by invitation to events in surrounding areas. In a county-wid- e 4-- H KeePmS the greens watered! The AG's office has filed sanctions against Immanuel Foundation members related to charges they have made against District Court Judges. Judges are immuncd by virtue of their office. Having already put everything on the line for their cause, Hamilton says fines or further imprisonment are of little consequence. What would it take to make them go away? Hamilton's brother, Myron, said, "We want our home back we want the freedom to live in peace and be left alone."