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Thursday, November BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER, TREMONTON, UTAH Page Two 23, 13.J dent cases. included in the report, 4 of whom cases of PUBLIC HEALTH venereal diseases were reported. areA total of 5 cases of pulmonary The number of cases of measles, tuberculosis was reported, one oL German measles, and scarlet fever these is a COLUBIN is unusually low for this time of o.' Ojden City reported a case year. cases of influenza epidemic meningitis the patient Twenty-on- e For the week ending November cases Davis and Iron is nn adult male. Twenty-on- e from were reported 17, local health officers and phybeen have of meningitis epidemic sicians reported a. total of 298 counties. as 1944, note since that to January, is reported It encouraging cafes of communicable diseases this of cases were 126 with compared only 5 cases of pneumonia among residents and 51 non-redisease for the corresponding perFrty-on- e BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER on Thursday at Tremonton, Utah, Published non-rcsiue- Entered at the Post Office at Tremonton, Utah, as Second Class Matter October 15, 1925 a, N. RYTTING, RATES (In Advance) SOLDIER RATES L00KUJG AHEAD iy GEORGE S. BENSON g College searcy. 1 er jnatuat Place to Live A few weeks ago this column closed with the statement: "Industry must have security of investment and hope of profit in order to do its r prosperity." part toward Starting right there, a New York reader took time to inform me that industry was not alone in needing security of investment. He presented a most astounding set of figures about personal investments. The largest single investment made by most Americans, be declares, is in a place to live. Then houses bring he adds: "Jerry-buil- t us more than ten times as much loss as fire. In the last ten years, fire losses in the U. S. have been about three billion dollars while losses resulting from poor building construction exceeded 30 billion dollars in the same period." An Ugly Picture Imagine Sergeant Joe D'Oaks coming home from war. The date of his is wedding is set and in order. He pays his only $1,000 down on a $5,000 house in a suburb of his home town. The allows him 15 years to pay oft the pay- remaining $4,000 in post-wa- home-makin- g sub-divid- rent-lik- e $1.75 ments of $35 a month. They cover principal, interest and a few small assessments. A new home has been started. Nearly five years pass. Joe Junior is four years old. There have been a lot of costly repairs, especially when the piano broke threugh the living room floor. The front door no longer fits its frame. Heating costs are like robbery. The place is not worth the $2,000 yet to pay on it and Joe is ready to quit. The D'Oaks family enters temporary quarters and takes a loss of $3,000 plus. The Other $2,000 The house is not paid for. Joe signed instalment notes before he moved in. The real estate man discounted them to a bank. Does the bank lose the $2,000? Certainly net; the loan was insured by the Federal Housing Administration. Soon the FHA takes the mortga'ge and triei to sell what Joe couldn't endure. Government's average loss on such deals exceeds $600 and there are plenty of them. As of December 31, 1S40, the FHA had insured 634,023 mortgages. During 1941 trouble started developing in houses built in 1935 and 1936. (and Foreclosures delinquencies with expected foreclosures) number of loans insured 5,456 which is 9.4 in 1935 and 1936. If the same ratio applies all the way through 1940 when 634,023 loans had been insured, foreclosures reached 59,598. The Taxpayer Iajs On the theory that FHA would be Congress started it out in 1936 with about 35 million dol- But the government's loss of $600 per house, figured on 59,598 houses, exceeds 35 million dollars. It is not a fantastic figure. FHA's annual report says foreclosures in 1940 increased 26.4 over r 1939. These figures warn r that safeguards are need- ORPHEUM THEATRE pre-wa- post-wa- Friday and Saturday ed. The building industry is enormous. When the It affects everybody. building industry prospers, most industries prosper. The riveter's ham- JRANKTTE MacDONALD NELSON EDDY in "Naughty Marietta" Sun. - Mon. - Tues. - Wed. LAN A TURNER In "Marriage Is a Private Affair" mer and the carpenter's saw mark the tempo of prosperity. Building trends affect rents, taxes, social conditions and matters of health. Its very hugeness presents a temptation to pirates, especially in times of acute demand and general prosperity. But pirates benefit nobody. It is not fair if fighters and war workers, bent on making homes, waste their savings in houses that fall apart It is not fair for older taxpayers to liquidate notes that these defrauded young men must default. The solution is in sound construction and mortgage money is the key to better building. Next week's column will be on the subject of "Mortgage Money." home-comin- g J L rl, t To Patrons of the Utah Poultry Producers Association: Seventy-eigthousand dollars is to be distributed among patrons of the Utah Poultry Producers Association as follows: ht Exhausted and Wounded Gh Carry On Beyond All Human Endurance By Ernie Pyle (Editor't Note): Pyle retells some of his experiences while he was with th rest in Doughboys during the Sicily campaign. He is now taking a New Mexico. long-neede- d SOMEWHERE IN SICILY. It was flabbergasting to lie among a tentful of wounded soldiers recently and hear them cuss and beg to be sent right back into the fight. Of course npt all of them do. It depends on the severity of their wounds, and on their individual personalities, just as it Feed Certificates of Credit dated July 1, 1942, totaling $15,000.00, are now redeemable. Call at once on your branch manager and receive credit for your share. Farm Supply Division: "Patronage Refund" checks are now being issued for who have purchased material from the Farm Supply Division during 19 12-Ask your branch manager farmer-poultrym- en 3. for your check. It pays to co-operat- e! UTAH POULTRY PRODUCEHS ASSOCIATION VE 1800 South Wost TmpU Sail Lak City 11. Utah Throughout Utah and Souther !dah Gonoral Offices Branch Somehow this stark announcement hit me like a hammer. He didn't say, "I'm going to pray for you tc get well," he just said he was going to say a prayer, and it was obvious he meant the final prayer. It was as though he had said, "Brother, you may not know it, but your goose i3 cooked." He said a short prayer, and the weak, gasping man tried in vain to repeat the words after him. When he had finished the chaplain said, "John, you're doing fine, you're doing fine." Then he rose and dashed off on other business, and the ward boys went about their duties. The dying man was left utterly alone, just lying there on his litter on the ground, lying in an aisle, because the tent was full. Of course it couldn't be otherwise, but the awful aloneness of that man as he went through the lasUfew minutes of his life was what tormented me. I felt like going over and at least holding his hand while he died, but it would have been out of rder and I didn't do it. I wish now I had. would in peacetime. But I will say that at least a third of the moder- ately wounded men ask if they can't be returned to ill ill UUIJ i v 1 u,- - ateiy. When I took sick I was with the 45th division, made up largely of men from Oklahoma and west Texas. You don't realize how J different certain 1 "Vi.J Ernie Pyle parts of our coup-tr- y are from oth ers until you see their men set oil in a frame, as it were, in some strange faraway place like this. The men of Oklahoma are drawling and They are not Something of the purity of the soil seems to be in them. Even their cussing is simpler and more profound than the torrential obscenities of Eastern city men. An Oklahoman of the plains is straight and direct. He is slow to criticize and hard to anger, but once he is convinced of the wrong of something, brother, watch out. These wounded men of Oklahoma have got madder about the war than anybody I have seen on this side of the ocean. They weren't so mad before they got into action, but now to them the Germans across the hill are all devils. f soft-spoke- smart-aleck- s. It was these men from the farms, ranches and small towns of Oklahoma who poured through my tent with their wounds. I lay there and listened for what each one would say first. One fellow, seeing a friend, called out, "I think I'm gonna make her." Meaning he was going to pull through. Another said, "Have they got beds in the hospital? Lord how I want to go to bed." Another said, "I'm hungry, but I can't eat anything. I keep getting sick at my stomach." Another said, as he winced from their probing for a deeply buried piece of shrapnel in his leg, "Go ahead, you're the doc. I can stand Another said, "I'll have to write the old lady tonight and tell her she missed out on that $10,000 again." Another, who was put down beside me, said, "Hi, Pop, how yon getting along? I call you Pop because you're You don't "mind, do you?" I told him I didn't care what he called me. He was friendly, but you can tell from his forward attitude that he was not from Oklahoma. It turned out he was from New Jersey. One big blond Oklahoman had slight flesh wounds in the face and the back of his neck. He had a patch on his upper lip which prevented his moving it, and made him mantalk in a grave, straight-facener that was comical. I've never seen anybody so mad in my life. He went from one doctor to another trying to get somebody to sign his card returning him to duty. The doctors explained patiently that if he returned to the front his wounds would get infected and he would be a burden on his company. They tried to entice him by telling him there would be nurses back in the hospital. But he said, "To hell with the nurses, I want to get back to flghtin'." gray-heade- d. d Feeds Division: CO-OPERATI- in "The Black Parachute" Dying men were brought into our tent, men whose death rattle silenced the conversation and made all the rest of us grave. When a man was almost gone the surgeons would put a piece of gauze over his face. He could breathe through it but we couldn't see his face well. Twice within five minutes chaplains came running. One of these occasions haunted me for hours. The man was still The chaplain knelt down beside him and two ward boys squatted alongside. The chaplain said: "John, I'm going to say a prayer for yoa." semi-consciou- s. Bill Army hospitals reported 3 cases of malaria, fever. Wounded Fight to Return Early to Battle Fronts it." sm AJm.m.M"' -- iod in 1943. Ernie Pyles Slant oh the War: lars. Z? Fridav nnrt Sa..i. 'mruay John Carradine - He si SUBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR - $2.50 FresideHt-JXuriiin- Editor-Publish- LIBERTY j Phone 23 First West Street non-residen- I of Each Week for Friday Distribution non-reside- nt Outside of the occasional peaks of bitter fighting and heavy casualties that highlight military operation, I believe the outstanding trait in any campaign is the terrible weariness that gradually comes over every- Bordertown non-resi-1e- nt es Gunfighter" 8: GOO Sunday - Monday Established 40 Years . Tuesds Cary Grant - Raymond in Ma.v "Arsenic and Old Lace" oco Wednesday and Thursday Judy Canova - Richard in S. NORMAN LEE ABSTRACTOR BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH Hay in The total resident and cases of communicable for the week were as chickenpox. 145; influenza 12; measles, 4; German measles, epidemic meningit's, 1; mumps. V5; pneumonia, 5; scarlet fever, 5; whoopinjr "5; tuberculosis, "ough, 12; gonorrhea, 43; syphilis ""0; malaria fever, 3; rheumatic 'ever, 1; and chancroid, 3. fol-ow- Elliott - George "Louisiana I'm grateful 5 HayrioY ways for Better Living body. ' Soldiers become exhausted in mind and in soul as well as physically. They acquire a weariness that is mixed up with boredom and lack of all gaiety. To lump them all together, you just get damn sick of it alL The infantry reaches a stage of exhaustion that is incomprehensible to you folks back home. The men in the First division, for instance, were in the lines 28 days walking and fighting all that time, day and night. After a few days of such activity, soldiers pass the point of known human weariness. From then on they go into a sort of second-win- d daze. They keep going largely because the other fellow does and because you can't really do anything else. Have you ever in your life worked so hard and so long thai you don't remember how many days it was since you ate last oi didn't recognize your friends wher you saw them? I never have either, but in the First division, during thai long, hard fight around Troina, a company runner came slogging up to a certain captain and said, excitedly, "I've got to find Captair Blank right away. Important mes sage." The captain said, "But I am Captain Blank. Don't you recognize me?" And the runner said, "I've got tc find Captain Blank right away." And he went dashing off. They had tc 1. 2. "The electric refrigerator, too, is absolutely indispensable to keep foods fresh and safe, to make sparkling ice cubes!" 3. . "And just let anybody try to take my electric water heater away! Nobody likes to wait for hot water and I never have to!" 4. "I'd be sunk without my electric washing machine. I give a cheer for electricity every time I use it." run to catch him. Men in battle reach that stage and still go on and on. As for the rest of the army supply troops, truck drivers, hospital men, engineers they too become exhausted but not so inhumanly. With them and with us correspondents it's the ceaselessness, the endlessness of everything that finally worms its way through you and gradually starts to devour you. It'a the perpetual dust choking you, the hard ground wracking your muscles, the snatched food sitting ill oa your stomach, the heat and the flies and dirty feet and the constant roar of engines and the perpetual moving and the never settling down and the go, go, go, night and day, and on through the night again. Eventually it all works itself into an emotional tapestry of one dull, dead pattern yesterday is tomorrow and Troina is Randazzo and when will we ever stop and I'm so tired. I've noticed this feeling has begun to overtake the war correspondents themselves. It is true that we don't fight on and on like the infantry, that we are usually under fire only briefly and that, indeed, we live better than the average soldier. Yet our lives are strangely consuming In that we do live primitively and at the same time must delve into ourselves and do creative writing. "My electric range cooks so perfectly and saves so much of my time I just couldn't get along without it." 5. "And the lights, iron, radio, vacuum cleaner, toaster, and other electric conveniences-l- ife would indeed be dreary without them!" IPPlMCSS AND ftaM ram iw" UTAH POWER 8, LIGHT CO.