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BEAR EIVEE VALLEY LEADER VOLUME TREMONTON, UTAH 4 The Christmas Spirit Wins FARM BUREAU IS ACTIVE DURING North Box Elder County Farm Bureau Shows Accomplishments That the North Box Elder County Farm Bureau has been doing things durjpg the past year under the able tlM aon of President Tracy Welling i&f idenced by the things aecomplish- el herein listed. At the present time there is a drive on for membership in this organization and Mr. Welling has been chosen chairman oi the committee. The officers of the North Box Elder County Farm Bureau can look back with pride over the record they have made, which in itself is a good and sufficient reason why the drive for membership should meet with hearty support. 1 Beban disincorporation of Box Elder County Farm Bureau. 2 Incorporation and organization of two new Farm Bureau units, the North Box' ElBer County-.Farthe South Box Elder County Farm Bureau. Territory and property ad equipment equitably divided. mimeograph and other equipment purchased. Headquarters established at Tremonton following a paid membership plebiscite. 4 Wheat organization and education. Warehouse and shipping and Waremarketing plans completed. house site chosen. Track spur and shipping facilities arranged. Contracts drawn up. Tests and ' grades established. 5 Canning crops committee" Increase in price of peas per ton $2.00. !iease m price of tomatoes. of State Canning Crops Bu-reaia- iKxJciation. 6 Dairy committee. Educational tours of state by committee. Expenses paid by county bureaus. Valuable information assembled on production, care and marketing of butterfat, whole milk and skim milk products. Annual Social Valuable educational and social advantages in the .atmosphere and under supervision of JFarm Bureau organization. Approximately 600 present. 8 Commercial Agent Twine, wool sacks, paint, spray material, etc., purchased at substantial saving to members. Cooperation with county commissioners and crop pest inspector in securing and distributing salt free for noxious weed control. Quotations on many farm commodities furnished locals, resulting in savings to purchasers locally. 9 Pure Bred Stallion Investigation. Pedigree and price of horse investigated and recommendations made to members. Secured services of Agricultural college experts on pure bred sire purchases. 10 Extension Service Made available through Farm Bureau local organization the valuable assistance of the extension service. 11 Club Work Boys and and promoted boys' and girls' club work. 12 Relationship with Press. Worked in harmony with reciprocal benefits with local press. Paper avail-,V- e for any publicity sought. 13 Joint Educational Tour of educational tour County Farmers' Studied rotation and ferconducted. tilization benefits to various staple ;rops. Conducted in connection with .South Box Elder County Farm Bureau, extension service, sugar beet growers' association, board of educao Sugar company, and tion, Filer and, Rogers Seed companies. 14 Dry Farm Grape Industry Investigated climate, soil, plants, production, harvesting, marketing of new Jensen dry farm grapes. Investigated financial and moral standing of the Cache County Dry Farm Grape Growers' association. 15 Egg Candling and Grading Plant Assisted by Utah Poultry Producers' cooperative and other mercantile interests in establishing better conveniences of receiving and storing eggs. 16 Assisted State Farm Bureau in publishing bulletins on taxation. Met with county commissioners and board of education on matters of budgets and taxation. Distributed bulletins on taxation and held educational meetings on that subject. 17 Represented the Farmers beon matters of fore the legislature taxation and revenue, and also other Important measures vital to farming interests. 18 Assisted in supplying lnforma-vo- n u for the Utah section of the farmer. 19 The Women's division has ac complished considerable, work in home management, floriculture, sewing and reading in twelve locals. ; , Girls-Encou- raged '' Utah-Idah- Bu-a- Fine Program Given hy the Ward Primary Last Friday night at the L D. S. the ward Primary gave a Christmas program at which Santa appeared at the conclusion of the program nnd made all the boys and girls happy "bv a little gift. The program was a delight to all who attended. Tt was filled with song and dance, each group or individual performing well, showing the careful training they had received. We commend the officers and children on their success. "hah NARROW ESCAPE A Lonely Mother's Clay Turner was an orphan. As far as his memory would permit, the only home he had ever known was Show Cope the unattractive state orphanage, until Lemuel and Sarah Higgins had Y. adopted him four months ago. Clay was delighted with the prospect of living on the little farm, J. Y. Rich, prominent stockman of Wednesday night the district school which was nestled among the black- - Bear River and for he valley, past presented to a large and appreciative green nrs and cedars at the foot of a three vears arena dirwtr f th f audience their Christmas program. picturesque wooded hill. Clay was mous Box Elder County Fair Rodeo, The program consisted of a prologue, happy in spite of the sour old couple is in Snowville recuperating from a "The Wooden Soldier," Christmas who had "tuck a boy to do the harrowing experience he passed chores." Lem welcomed the lad from through last Friday night and Sat- - windows, and an operetta, "The Miser's Dream." Two selections from the tirst, but Sarah Higgins treated urday. We are informed that Mr. Rich was the school orchestra, under the direchim much as she did the old bnndle cow. Clay felt the coldness which returning from his ranch in Idaho tion of Miss Pack. the was a part of the woman's nature, and was a few miles this side of .Stre-ve- ll short time they have Considering been organized, but he was not used to a mother's when his car ran onto a high this orchestra of boys and girls gives love and kindness and was deeply center. After working for a long rare promise for future performances. he succeeded in moving the car time, grateful for his new home. The entire program went over in a He attended the little country and proceeded on his way when the flawless manner, to the delight of all. school, and as Christmas time drew car stopped. An examination disclosThe Conger boy, who played the part near, caught the prevailing spirit ed that in dislodging the car from of the Miser, pleased the audience among the country lads and lassies, the high center, a leak in the gas line with his ability, displayed in song who told him of the wonderful miracle had been caused, and his gas was all and his changing moods. of Santa Claus, a much different gone. Principal Bishop and his corps of Mr. Rich started to walk to a ranch teachers can well be Santa from the one who visited the proud of the 12 miles distant, but became ex- - high class entertainment their orphans' home, leaving a scanty sup J some hausted.fronvhis labor on the lodged gave under their able direction. pupils ply cf cheap candy and nuts. The evening school closed for th:e car anu tramping in tne snow. Christmas vacation, Clay came boundBeing a past master in the trickerv Home ing into the little farmhouse,, his. of the desert, he laid down bv the i arms filled with red and green pa'pe&iside of .esTroad, covering his limbs j Two Good cutouts which the children had made with snow to prevent freezing, and in school to decorate their homes and proceeded calmly to fight the eleIt appears from the best informaments of winter until he could regain Christmas trees. This tion weare able to gather, that "See, Mis' Higgins!" he beamed, his strength 6r receive help. the only thing that bounding into the little ktichen, "see was on Friday evening and not until Christmas was notreturned from Lake what I got to decorate the house with 15 hours later ..did he receive help. Stanley Cropley Leslie Shaw came along and took Mr. Forest Academy in Illinois for. And for Christmas!" "Decorate!" snorted .Sarah, "why Rich to Snowville where he was plac- to be sure that he got what he came don't ye say 'litter' and be done with ed under the care of Dr. Wardleigh. for this popular young couple notiWe are happy to report that fied all concerned that Mr. Cropley it. Lem, throw that junk in the stove! I wont' have it in here to catch the through the knowledge of Mr. Rich and Miss Settle were going to Malad in the art of combatting the elements, and that Mr. and Mrs. Cropley in the dirt!" Lem, who was busy poking the and his determination of mind that same persons would return. And so there you have it as we got fire, looked at his wife over his spec-- ! kept him awake, he was not badly tacles. "Ah, now, Sarey, I don't think frozen and is getting along nicely and it, but suffice it to say that these a bit of red and green paper would will suffer no serious ill effects from young people have lived in our community for years and are of the finlook bad, sorta draped around the the experience. est to be found and their friends will room." rejoice with them in their happy Clay's face lighted up, but his mounion. The groom is the son of Mr. mentary hopes were dashed when and Mrs. George Cropley and he has Sarah grabbed up the bundle of paendeared himself to the people who out on the pers and threw them have known him for his splendid acscreen porch. Clay picked up the The Christmas Prize story adver- complishments as a student and athmilk pail, and sorrowfully made his tised in The Leader received a most lete in the Bear River High school. to barn. the way writers of generous response. Story The bride, Maxine, is the charming "Now listen, Sarey," began Lem, class, from all over the val- young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. "don't you remember when you was the first ley, sent in their Christmas stories E. Settle, former editor and owner of a Jrid '.' until more than we had even hop- the Bear River Valley Leader. She, "When Twas a kid," interrupted ed forfarwere received. " of the Bear River sent to out was earn my The first and second prize stories too, was a student Sarah, "I High school, and no doubt Cupid shot own livin' an' I had no time fur such appear on this page of The Leader his dart during their association dern nonsense!" and we are sorry that space will not there. "But Sarey," protested Lem, "if permit the printing of the third, The Leader joins with their host our little gal had lived " fourth and fifth stories, won by Iola of friends in wishing them a long "Shet up, Lem!" and Sarah left the Hoggan of Tremonton, Julia Moore and happy married life. room. of Garland, and Isabella Janson of Lem shook his head. Twenty years Tremonton, respectively. been ago their baby daughter had The judges made special mention taken from them by pneumonia. of Story No. 10, which was written Sarah, losing the joy of her life, had by Len Cooke, age 13 years. shed no tears, but from that day on were appointed by the Three had estranged herself to her husband editor ofjudges The funeral services of Mrs. AmanThe Leader, and as the stoand her neighbors. She had greatly ries were received all names or marks da Morris was held in the Methodist objected to adopting a boy, but as of identification were removed and chutch Friday afternoon, Dec. 14. The Lem was bothered with pleurisy, and each began with a quartet number, given a number, the only service she herself was unable to go out and mark story Lord Is My Shepherd," sung by "The which be identiby they could Mrs. Albert Persch, Mrs. A. R. Dickwork in the cold, she reluctantly gave fied by the judges. her consent. We appreciate very much the son, George Cropley, and William Lem, cane in hand, went out to the hearty response of stories and take Getz. This was followed by a scripbarn to meet Clay, who had finished this means also of of expressing to the ture lesson from the 15th chapter n milking. As the two made their way judges our appreciation for their I Corinthians and prayar by Rev. R. Dickson. A duet was rendered to the house a neighbor and his wife, services. who were passing, hailed them. That The Leader is a home paper by Mrs. Persch and Mrs. Dickson. J. D. Harris, who had known Mrs. "Say, Lemuel, are you goin' to that is read and appreciated by huncome to the social tomorrow night dreds of subscribers Morris for a number of years, spoke the throughout of her as only a neighbor could speak over at the school house? We're goin' county is evidenced by this most to have Santa an' all his fixin's. Clay of one who had proved to be a neighof which, course, bor response, in every sense of the word. Rev. here's goin' to speak a piece, guess brings us much satisfaction, for, after he's told you about it. So long," and all, our only desire is to print the Dickson chose as his text, Romans the neighbor drove on. mention of our relathat interest the people. Then 14:9, making "You didn't say anything, Clay, things tionship to Christ Jesus, our Ixrd. the paper is read. 'bout havin' to recite," said Lem. The subject was "Christ, the Divine Tincture in Human Life." "Well, I was jist goin 'to when she," ANNAUL CLEO CLUB BALL he gulped, "when she said to burn the The service closed with the quartet of Fielding will The Cleo Club decorations." They walked to the give their annual girls ball Thursday, Dec. ice closed with shrdlu shrdlu shrdlu house in silence. 27, at the Fielding hall, which will be singing, "Abide With Me." The next morning when they were The pallbearers were J. D. Harris, decorated. The tastefully seated at the breakfast table, Lem Girls will furnish the music. Gaiety R. C. Harris, Albert Earl, S. B. Oscar Wyatt, and Harry Drew. ventured: "Wal, wal, tomorrow's Christmas. won't be cold in that swell car. I've Interment was at the Tremonton cemDon't time fly! Oh Sarey, I forgot sat (in it an' its' as warm as this etery. to tell you 'bout the social tonight kitchen." over to the school house. Clay here's "Sarey," urged Lem, you kin wear got to say a poem an' I'd kinda like that new black dress I gave you last to go to hear him. Wouldn't you, Christmas. You have never had it on." Lose "Well," said Sarah, "since yer seem Sarey?" asbent on going, I'll see." Sarah looked at her husband in N. R. A. members obtained That evening saw the Higcins fam- free ammunition of 120 that tonishment, It had been ten years rounds of ball since Lem had asked her to go out. ily bundled into the Wilson car and and 200 rounds of 22s must She had refused to go for so long he taken in warmth and comfort to the cartridges out their scores on or either shoot had given up asking her. gaily decorated little school house. before the first of the year or return "No, it's too cold," she said, and The people assembled were very much the ammunition to the secretary of resumed eating. surprised to see tSarah Higgins out the N. R. A., according to N. T. Span-gle"Clay," said Lem, watching his in public, "but they greeted her warmof the Tremonton Gun wife out of the corner of his eye, "tell ly, and one could almost see a trace club. president The government is calling for us more 'bout your poem." of pride in her face as Clay walked scores and the ammunition must be "Well, you see," said Clay, "we up to the platform. shot out In case of returned. learned it in school and the board of As the boyish voice floated out over failure to or members do are aueither trustees are going to give a prize of the congregation, Lem glanced sidememberfor tomatically disqualified a watch to the one who said it the ways at his wife. She was sitting a For dates of ship for another best, and teacher said that was me," little forward in her chair, and a tear, firing inquire of year. N. T. Spangler or the I'll here Clay blushed, "so unheeded, was trickling down her C. R. Steffen. get wrinkled cheek. Lem took her hand watch." "Wal, ain't that fine, Sarey?" said in his, and the old couple watched Lem. the boy receive the Ingersoll watch "What's the name of the poem, from the board of trustees. Will "Lemmie." whispered the old lady, Clay?" said Sarah, ignoring Lem's remark. "Lemmie, do you think Sam Hawkins The theatre-goin- g public will be in"'The Night Before Christmas,' would open up his store long enough mum," said Clay. "The one 'bout the for us to get some toys and things terested in learning that at a meetkids hanging up their socks and see- for Clay?" ing of the Community Players, held "I got him some, Sarey," said Lem, in the Commercial club rooms Weding Santa come to fill 'em." Sarah started to say something, but shamefacedly. "I got him a gun, an' nesday night, it was decided to put was interrupted by a knock on the a sleigh, an some skates, an' lots of on some more shows this season. Come on, Community Players, we door. other things. I er hid 'em out in are anxious to spend our money. "Come," said I em, and Tom Wil- the granary." A look of understanding passed beson, the neighbor who had stopped the RECEIVE STATE FAIR PRIZE tween the old coupl". and as Mrs. night before, poked his head in. The Canning club girls of Bothwell "Say, folks." he said, "if you decide Wilson approached, Sarah picked up are in receipt of a $12 check from to go, send Clay over to tell us and her hat. we'll pick you up in our new car." "Yes, Mrs. Wilson," she said with the Kerr Glass company, which they "Thanks, Tom," said Iem, "Merry a smile, "I s'pose we're ready to go. won an a second prize at the state Christmas," and the neighbor depart You know we got to go home an' deo- - fair. We congratulate Mrs. Eli C. orate the house, an' fix ud a Christ- - Anderson, who is the leader, and her ed eight club girls. "Gee, Mis' Higgins," said Clay, "it mas tree for our boy." Result of With the Pupils Ability to Elements Saves Life Work and Diligent of J. Fine Training Rich j j ; Young Man Is for Reasons Prize Story Contest Gets Fine Response . v Funeral Is Held for Mrs. Amanda Morris Al-vi- won-deif- ul Wat-lan- d, Must Use Ammunition or Membership r, Community Players Perform Again . TREMONTON TO SECOND PRIZE LOCAL SCHOOL BY MAE CALDERWOOD BESIMCHOLAS , sat rocking to and fro in the waning sunlight Her hands, A little old lady wrinkled and small, had dropped the knitting and lay idly clasped in her lap. The last rays of sunlight came dancing over the glistening snow, through the window, and settled round her glistening white hair like the halo of an angel. Her eyes that gazed longingly out the window and d across the stretches were dimmed with tears of sadness. It was Christmas again and yet she was alone. The twentieth Christmas since he left. Each Christmas she had hoped and prayed he would come. What would another Christmas bring? She was getting old. Was she to pass beyond the vale forgotten by her only earthly child? Oh, God, grant that he might return! Wipe away the grudge that still brooded in his heart! Oh, it had hurt her far worse than it hurt him to forbid his union with that beautiful imp of Too well she knew where a girl of her type could lead a man even though it had been for the best. Had not twenty years wiped away the prejudice? Where was he? 'Ah. how empty had been the years of her hie, caring daily for her chickens, alone on the small farm left to her by her beloved husband. The little old lady clasped her hands on her breast and, raising her Head toward heaven, muttered an humble - "" prayer: "Good Jesus, let him return that I may once more behold him, my only living son, before I come to thee. Amen." Her eyes remained closed. Tears crept out beneath the withered eyelids and trickled down her wrinkled cheeks. The old clock on the mantle d in a dull rythm. The cat at her feet purred a lullaby as it slept The sad expression slowly faded from the old lady's face and a look of rest and peace crept o'er it. Far in a distant town the chiming bells of Christmas cheer came floating through the air and mingled with her dreams as she slept. snow-covere- sa-ta- n. tick-tocke- tick-tocke- d, U MERCHANTS OF Christmas IS PRESENTED BY FROM FREEZING BY MRS. EDITH D. SUMMERS NUMBER 20, 1928 FINE PROGRAM STOCKMAN HAS FIRST PRIZE THE PAST YEAR THURSDAY. DECEMBER Children of Valley Will. Have Visit from Santa and Program Dec. 22, we are told, Saturday, Santa Claus will be in Tremonton to visit all the little boys and girls in the Bear River valley. The business men of Tremonton have arranged this meeting and have seen to it that all will have a little gift from Santa, and while everyone is waiting for Santa to arrive at- the new L. D. S. hall at 2 p. m, a program will be given under the direction of the M. I. A. community activity comrittee for everyone. After the program Santa will appear ahd he may ask each little boy and girl if he or she has been good all the year and, of course, he knows they all have because because we think there are no bad little boys and girls. But it is always best to be on the safe side and do the best we can, then we feel better. ' It Is a pleasure to live in a community where good fellowshpi and love abound, and the sole purpose of this Christmas fete is to kindle anew-thspirit of Christ and to make happy if possible every heart, if but only in a small way. It means much to the children, as well as to those who make it possible to give and receive the wonderful Christmas spirit Don't forget the time and place, kiddies, and for the grownups there will be a grand ball in the evening. - e Leaders Trained at Agricultural College For the past three years a policy training leaders vho represent various projects in the counties of the state has been followed by the state extension division at the Agricultural of college. The extension agent, in cooperation "Well, Boyd, are you wending back to the old folks for Christmas?" ask- with the County Farm Bureau organed the manager of a business firm in ization, selected the following women San Francisco of his partner as they who attended the college for two were leaving the office two days be--i weeks and received special training in their lines of work designated below: Home Management Mrs. Ezra started. "Me? No, I have no folks," he re- Harris, Bothwell; Mrs. Lorenzo Bott, turned almost inaudibly. Brigham; Mrs. N. P. Marble, Dewey-vill- e. "Well, you never told me that," Clothing Mrs. Heber Perry, Perry. kindly responded the manager. "I Literature Miss Enid Murphy, don't know what it would be like not to have the old folks to return to for These ladies were selected because love and cheer! What do you do on of their ability as leaders, their attiChristmas, then?" tude toward the projects they repreanswered Boyd. "Nothing much," "Well now " werit on the manager, sent, and the desire they manifested picturing rather boyishly of Christ- to assist with county training classes. The local leaders who represent the mas eve with the old folks. Each word was a thrust in Boyd's heart. various communities will meet at cenHe departed hurriedly at the street. tral points in the county for intensiEverything around him was Christ- fied training. It is not expected that mas. The streets were thronged with the above women meet in the towns laughing, gay countenances. Christ- and do the work expected of the local mas! In his youth he had known leaders. The district agent will spend conwhat it was, but that was 35 years " ago. He made his way through the siderable time assisting the county leaders to plan, organize, and prepare crowd unseeingly. material for the classes. She will, "Old folks!" "Are you wending your way back also attend the demonstrations, sup- to the old folks, Boyd?" ply printed material, and attend many These phrases kept ringing through of the local classes. This plan has developed real leadhis head. His conscience pricked him because he had said he had none. He ers. Each county representative who Was she successfully carrieson her program had a mother somewhere. still in the old home he had left so for the allotted time is privileged to unceremoniously years ago? A surge attend the state school for three svic- of bitterness strove to cover his vi- cessive years. At the conclusion of sion. He pushed it down. The words this time she will be awarded a cer"old folks" had found its root in his tificate by the college authorities. Co-rin- " heart bringing a feeling of sadness. Tears dimmed his sight. Why should Christmas be a drudgery to him? Why couldn't he be happy and make others happy as there people who were thronging past, in stores and out, arms laden with bundles containing surprises to please some brother or sister or parent or friend? His footsteps, forced by the crowd, led him inside a large department store, decorated and arrayed with Christmas colors and gifts. Passing with the throng his eyes fell upon a mother at whose side was a small boy gazing rapturously at a toy airplane. "Oh, mama!" he exclaimed in an excited voice, "wouldn't Jimmy like this? Can I give it to him?" and "Oh, mama! isn't this dog Boyd could not help smiling and even his own heart beat quickly at the small boy's excitement. He looked around him. All was a sea of beaming faces, happy at the thought of givnig. Suddenly his heart welled with a great resolution. He was go ing home to his mother! Home! Mother! The words were His magic. His pulse quickened. limbs moved rapidly. All trouble fled. He almost ran to his apartment where he quickly parked a satchel, notified the clerk of his leaving and stalked to a railroad station. Meridian, Ohio. That was it. Ah, he was headed home! The sun sank clowly behind the western hills and the chiming of the Christmas bells came still clearer and sweeter over the clear, cool twilight The old clock on the mantle air. The embers lower and in the grate smouldered lower. The cat stirred restlessly. The little old lady smiled in her sleep and her lips moved softly. A man stood at her side gazine with eyes. His hat and coat were still on and the Ratchel and steady trripned in his hand. little he gazed at this tick-tocke- tick-tocke- d, d. tear-dimm- white-heade- d Relief Society Gives Fine Bazaar, Dance The annual bazaar and dance given by the Relief Society last Saturday was well attended, and was successful from a financial, as well as a social, standpoint. The people responded admirably in furnishing material the sale and fish pond. Chauncey Cornwall was the lucky person holding the ticket entitling him to the beautiful quilt, and Mrs. J. D. Harris was the, winner of the silk stocking rug. These "were two very beautiful articles and anyone could be a proud possessor of same. The dance was well attended and, through the efforts of this organiza-tia goodly number of dollars were made, for which they will be used to furnish the beautiful Relief Society room in the new chapel. lady, his mother! Twenty years had wrought such a change. What a fool he had been! Mother! His mother! With a low cry he dropped the satchel. "Mother!" he softly cried and, dropping to his knees at her side, placed aching arms around her and folded her to his breast. She opened her eyes with a start and gazed at him in puzzlement "Mother! It's Boyd! Don't you know me? I've come home! Mother!" She raised a trembling hand n, "Boyd? My boy? Oh, it is!" she suddenly cried and threw her aged arms around his neck. "I knew He'd send you to me," she sobbed from his shoulder. Tears trickled down both faces unheeded. Joy overwhelmed both hearts. Boy and mother had been brought together by a kind word of a business man and a Chrsitmas spirit. All prejudice was wiped away, leaving only happiness, which was the sol purpose of Christmas. . '