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at Tremonton. Utah, on 'Dear Lord: Thursday of Each Week for Friday Distribution a. N. RYTTTNG, Editor-Publish- $1.75 that we might live. Can I do less? I give the world my son That he may help to save the things At the close of another year, we feel to express to our our sincere many readers, business friends and correspondents thanks for the wonderful support given this paper during the past year. Wp are conscious of the responsibility resting upon us to accurately represent Tremonton and the Bear River Valley to the world, and we hope that we shall not fail our charge Our reader list is constantly growing and we pledge that as restrictions on manpower, materials and supplies are removed, we shall strive to make The Leader a paper truly rep resentative of the fine community which we serve. New Slay we wish you and yours a Peaceful and Happy Year, with the added wish that your loved ones who are in the service of our country may return home before the close of the year 1945. For which Your Son so nobly died. If, when the victory's won, Dear God, And You send back my son, I'll press him to my breast and thank, You, Lord. And if he goes to join Your Son, I'll understand; And through my tears, rejoice To know that my son and the Son of God Go hand in hand. Amen." Author Unknown. but they should soon recover thereafter. The Publishers I STOCK MARKET A LONE PATRIOT It 41. The After tying up production of engines for 9 Superfortresses for three days, striking workers at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation voted grudgingly 1,000 to 500 in favor of returning to work. In another case, a couple of dozen crane operators walked off the job, paralyzing work in one of the world's largest steel mills, regardless cf the plea from General Eisenhower that American workers turn out ammunition at top speed. He said the reduction of the city of Aachen was delayed by a shortage of ammunition. And then came the coldly deliberate acts of the telephone workers threatening the war effort. These are but recent examples, by certain segments of labor, showing callous lack of concern for the men on the fighting fronts that is wholly beyond underB-2- rails will show the great- w est decline during- 1945, because the airplane and shipbuilding stocks are already pretty much - j ur , j Lend-Leos- - tUnHUM Whom does your representative represent? This is a fair and timely question, moreover, not as silly as it sounds. He is supposed to repre sent you and a few thousand other people in your county and nearby counties, but does he do it? If so. how does he go about it? How does he know'what the people who elect him think about questions he must help decide? Of course congressmen all have plenty of people to tell them what to do. Lobbys and pressure groups are always on hand. Whenever a congressman is appointed to an im portant committee, he can be sure of one thing: a line will form to the left outside his door; people waiting to tell him which side of his bread is buttered, show him very startling s in his statistics, shout ears andor shed tears on his desk Welcome Callers Such lines are made up of miscellaneous people, very much like lines that form in cafeterias or at ticket' 0ffice windows. Usually nobody is present whom you know or really want to see. But when the unusual occurs; when somebody from back home falls in line at a congress' man's door, he gets admitted to the representative's own private office. Why? The congressman wants to see him. Representatives are elected and sent to Washington to represent the people back home. I know several of them and, all told, I have known a great many. Every one I ever knew wanted sincerely to represent them well. They were smart men r in but there was not a the bunch, They couldn t sit in Washington and have a very clear idea what the electors expected of them. The Right Approach In a few words, the average con gressman gets plenty of advice offered to him and very little of it comes from the right place. In rare instances when somebody writes or wires him from back home the mes sage represents one man's hasty, perhaps empassioned, judgment. At other times when messages come in big bunches they plainly reflect a frame-u- p written by one man, signed by many. People who know how to walk in crowded streets and build their homes in layers, sometimes make facetious references to Arkansas but down here we are doing something to help congress. Just before Thanksgiving a group of sixty men of Batesville and thereabout held a meeting to consider some national legislation soon to be considered by their representative. At the end of the meeting they mailed him their opinion accompanied by a list of persons present Not an Accident The gathering was no kind of a called the Somebody meeting and made sure that it was conducted in an orderly fashion. Arrangements were made to have some impartial, expert opinion on hand to answer questions, explain technical terms if necessary and speed up deliberations. The matter under discussion was something soon to come up before the committee of which their congressman is a member. I would like to commend this method to public spirited and patriotic citizens everywhere. It is easy enough for men who don't even know their representative's name to (or a lamplean against a gate-popost) and revile Congress. On th other hand, helping out a congressman who you know wants to do the right thing is loyalty, teamwork and citizenship of the first ordor. r v us. and comes then you didn't kill Somehow I don't think he is deader we would have heard about it fore this time." "But mommy will wnrr augm 'J .u. me. She and Janie, she's my tjj " " in me mat oi me nouse, cause aaaay went war. Daddy writes to mommy u sends us money, and mommv ., he might come home for Christ, mas," confided Jimmy. "Weil, here we are. I'll Call out luuuiuij auu icu uer wnere are," the man said stopping the in front of a store. They all out Mr. Clausen, the driver, wat " " Hit store keeper; the lady with the era. kly eyes was Miss Bennett the school teacher, who was conductinj we unnsinias party ai me nail that evening, iuey went uuo tne store where Mrs. Clausen was waiting customers. Mr. Clausen and Miss Bennett carried many boxes and packages unu uie uau. men Mi Clausen put the car away, and tnt Mrs. Clausen's place in the storewhile she and Miss Bennett took Jimmy over to the house. began to get dinner, gooa to nungry Jin. Clausen and smeuea title Jimmy. Mr. Clausen called the police the city, and told the story of Jim. my. The police got in touch wi4 Mrs. Moran, and it was arranged that Jimmy was to stay for tt Christmas party, and that Miss Bm nett would bring him home afk it Is L breakiast on the loiiowing day. After dinner Jimmy became veri sleepy, so the school teacher put bin to bed. where he slept for three hours. They had supper, and iter they all went to the hall for Christmas party. There were ta dreds of people there, mostly Jimmy thought While he was the kids, look jr. vj - , v c 1 jrjsy Santa gave each kid a big sack of candy. and Janie be lonesome without him? What if daddy came home and Jimmy was not there to meet him? He hated to cause them worry at home, but he could take no risks. Two cars had passed him, paying no attention to a little lone boy. Jimmy must have walked far; he was tired and hungry. He stopped and looked back. There was another car coming. He hoped they would want him to ride. Jimmy stood still, and looked longingly at the man in the car. The man did stop! "Hello sonny! What is your name, and where are you going?" asked the driver with a pleasant smile. "My name is Jimmy Moran, and I don't know where I am going," sobbed the boy. "Come, dear, and get in the seat with me," said a sweet-voice- d lady, on the back seat, as she opened the door, stepped out, took Jimmy by the hand, and lifted him into the car. When she was seated beside him the car started. "Now Jimmy, tell me all about it, and why you are out here all alone," mind-reade- BABSOWS OUTLOOK "take-home- just come along with scare-word- ar ur If, BENSON golteg$ Team Work tax-exem- pt forty-eight-ho- S. g iJCXil $525 saying that "it was simply partial payment 4G. Though bank loan rates from one American woman for letting the boys on Bataan should continue to have an upand Corregidor down." The money is being spent on candy ward tendency, interest rates in will remain low through and other gifts for orphaned and homeless Philippine chil- generalsince the money supply is 1945, dren. now 20 per cent above normal and government controls will continue. This lone patriot, forced to quit her job because of illness, 47. Anticipating t he expected then added: "And when I looked around me at work and saw decline in Federal taxes, 1945 see a falling off in all the loafing on the job, I knew that in spite of the won- should surely most of municipal and the price derful job we are doing, we are still letting the boys down." probably other bonds. 48. The highest grade corporaExchange. tion bonds will decline during 1945. 49. Investors will give much Rural residents looking to the future are making heavy more attention to diversification bond maturities plantings of trees about their homes, perhaps as a defense and staggered 1945. dinner during in" for Sunday against city relatives who may "drop 50. public utilities will be Kansas City Star. taken More in their post-whelicopters. over by municipalities and x "Authorities" during 1945. Girl Customer: "Does this lipstick come off easily?" REAL ESTATE Cosmetic Clerk: "Not if you put up a good fight." 51. Suburban real estate will be in much greater demand with highExcavating Engineer. er prices during 1945. x 52. City real estate should hold its own, excepting in the congested war areas where declines may set in. 53. Small productive farms will (Continued from Front Page) continue to increase in price; but large farms may sell for less in; foreign countries. 30. No Central Bank will be or- 1945 than in 1944. uries will suffer, while grocery 54. Building will f.how a considsales should be higher. ganized nor will the stabilization of 22. The total dollar retail sales foreign currencies be attempted in erable increase. Contracts will be should be about equal to 1944 with 1945. up 25 per cent, but prices mayj LABOR be a little lower due to increases an increased demand for woolen in lumber and cement production, and cotton textiles for civilian use. 31. The Little Steel Formula 55. There will be no changes in 23. The best cities for 1945 busresidential rents during 1945. iness should be: Altoona, Pa.; will be amended during 1945. 32. Industrial employment dur56. Real estate will be helped by New York, N. Y.; Cleveland, 1945 will be off 7 per cent ing San Jose, Congress ceasing to induct any Ohio; Davenport, Iowa, in hours and off 10 per cent in more men into the armed services Calif., and Wichita, Kansas. e pay rolls. , 24. There will be a great after June 30, 1945. 33. The building of a few new In 1Q4S tn t rid of the make POLITICS AND POSTWAR new houses shift ersata goods which have beenjautos TEACE in 1945. sumed made to take the place of good now 34. Industries operMany merchandise. Thus, 1945 will wit57. The uncertain political factor week, of 1945 .will be Mr. sales" of ating on a ness many "mark-dow- n Roosevelt week will return to a forty-hou- r unrationed merchandise. soon fear that he may will People 25. Wise will be those manu- during 1945. rates will not decline, resign before the nextonCongress35. account facturers, merchants and consum- but Wage" income will be ional Election either ers who realize that postwar comill health or to become head of less. of a Peace Commission or new petition will be terrific and, thereWAR OUTLOOK fore, withhold purchases until 194G. World Organization. 1946. 58. Our foreign headaches will 36. The greater part of GerFOREIGN TRADE many's army will collapse before become worse and more frequent 26. The United States will own the German planting season opens during 1945. What we are going over 50 pel cent of the world's m tho spring of 1945. Before sur- through to reorganize Italy, will rendering, Germany will try poison be repeated in many other counships In 1945. 27. There will be an increase in gas. tries. 59. The Latin American honey37. Japan will not hold out as free exports with the "Freed Coune exports will long as most people think. Japan moon has passed its peak. The attries," but decline. will collapse within sax or twelve titude of Argentina will extend to 28. We will make England and months after Germany collapses. other countries and our South 33. If Stalin's health continues, American troubles will increase Russia large postwar loans provided they spend the money In the he will be the world's most power-fu- ll during 1945. 60. 1945 will see more religious man in 1945 and may dictat"! United States. 29. Both the British Empire the peace terms, especially for the Interest, including more P:cific. and- Russia will go into the comgoing, than did 1944. People grad- 39. durSometime 1945, after trade market ually are realizing that without April, petitive foreign a will Russia threaten and cartels govto) join (or Spiritual Awakening no peace many 1945; ing ernment monopolies will be in op- the Allies against Japan but after or other plans will be much good, eration. I, therefore, forecast high- the promise of territory privileges Nations cannot be depended upon to cooperate and stick to their er prices for coffee, cocoa, s ugar and a huge loan. 40. The markets may witness a agreements unless they recognize and many other articles for which we are absolutely dependent upon "communistic scare" during 1945; God Is their real Ruler and Guide. stam-rwvt- AHEM GFORGF over-don- Mac-Arth- If FresidcHt-Jfarain- deflated. 42. The heavy chemicals, steels; and motors may hold their own; during- 1945; but consumer goods; j will do much better. ' 43. The safest stocks to buy value, income and; considering safety will be the merchandizing: stocks, especially the chain store, stocks. 44. 1944 saw a large increase: in the demand for peace s tocks: with a decline in war stocks; but; 1945 will witness them both mov-- ; ing" more or less together. Switche most! in been has standing. ing cases. on we the claim 45. 1945 will continue to witness Upon contemplation one wonders what not alone are The strikes to have creeping inflation, although the big home front being patriotic. will not for blame all to We are per- movement toward inflation to blame for what is happening. next business the until take place mitting it to happen. The extent to which we have drifted depression which will follow the away from true patriotism is brought home by the woman postwar prosperity. of Pennsylvania who sent General Douglas BONDS war-work- er Thpn thp man cairi' "cu, e jf. expecting Santa Claus out here & ld Dear Lord NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS mommy. Jimmy threw a big snowball at Santa Claus. and knocked him down in the snow. I think he s hurt 'cause he didn't get up again Janie after he fell." breathlessly gasped as she ran to her mother in the little Kitcnen. Just then Jimmy burst through the door after his twin sister, sobbing repentantly. "Oh. I didn't mean to hurt him. I was just playing. I'm going back to see how he is." and runJimmy was off like a raooit snow. the over glistening ning He ran down Main street until he came to the corner; then Jimmy hid behind the alley fence and peeped around at the front of Woolworth's most em5 and 10 cent store. No! Yes. not there. was Santa phatically there he was on the ground where he had fallen just after Jimmy struck him in the head with the big hard snowball. What would he do? Santa Claus was dead. He had killed him. Would they arrest Jimmy; put him in prison; have a trial; and execute the murderer of good old Santa Claus? Just at that point, two men came out of the store, walked over to the prostrate figure, picked it up. and carefully carried it into the store. Jimmy was afraid to venture any nearer, for fear of being recognized as the murderer. He turned in consternation, crying and wringing his hands, and ran in the direction of home. But perhaps it would be better not to go home. They would be sure to look there first for him. He would run away. Out in the country where no one knew him. Jimmy was dressed warm, and had had a good breakfast before that terrible thing happened when he and Janie were playing in the street. So the little culprit turned on the Sixth avenue road and trudged along deep in thought. What would mommy say? Would she worry about him? Would she "iVf In blood and sacrifice; You gave Your Son Fred Kellogg OMMY. er RATES (In Advance) SOLDIER RATES SUBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR - J2.50 By You didn't count the cost Entered at tbe Post Office at Tremonton, Utah, as Second Class Matter October 15, 1925 154, Released by We item Newspaper Union. You gave Your Son to save the world. Fhone 23 First West Street 28, A Christmas Tragedy ES5SS3CIfi A PARENT'S SILENT PRAYER BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER Pobtkfaed Thursday, December BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER, TREMONTON, UTAH Page Two lne at all the crownups and to! there was only one. was many more kids, Jimmy saw Stfft Clans. Yes sir, there he was. real Santa Claus. and Jimmy toe So he dead after all. and, oh Sas thought, Jimmy had not killed Claus! Santa came in smiling t. bowing, wearing his red suit trimmed in white fur; and P1 white whiskers almost up to t twinkling eyes. Jimmy clapped littlo hnnle nnH shouted: "Jfc! Christmas, Santa!" Santa sang, whistled and the children, and they sang!" him, then he gave every kid j sack of candy, a big apple, ancV of presents. Jimmy got a could really baj that dog and he had a jolly time at Christmas party. When tne c broke up they took Jimmy to house, and put him to bed. Hesfj late the next morning; uuv awoke his first glad thought that Santa was alive. Mrs. fnun cream ui iirh9t gave t! sugar and cream, a big bowU the lady said, putting her arms ate it all. because be around the little boy, and drawing Jimmy happy, and he was going" hi him to her. The lady had pretty very for Christmas eve. Then crinkly eyes and beautiful teeth, and coffee and toast with a nice w smiled such a lovely smile; just like egg. Jimmy's little stomacS; mommy. full when he and Miss Bennetts "Well, first, you must promise not ed back to the city. to tell. Will you promise?" Jimmy .1! When the car came to a iwj asked earnestly. little Moran's "Yes, I promise for both myself in front of the and Ja and Mr. Clausen," the lady assured there stood mommy the porch; and with them him. like a million dollars. "If they find me I'll be arrested ne and soldierly in his swanky and have to die. I'm running away meel to 'cause this morning when Janie and form. They all ran and li"" I were in front of Woolworth's store, onH timmo u;o kissed ' he Santa Claus was standing there; and until he felt as though I threw a big hard snowball and hit twisted. him in the head. He fell over, and Miss Bennett stayed for we ran home. Janie told mommy, and I went back to see, and Santa wrote a lovely note of than" j was still on the ground. Then two Clausens. wishing them men came out of the store and Christmas and a very Prw carried him in. Santa Claus is dead, New Year. and I killed him. That's why I'm drove When Miss Bennett running away. Don't you see?" and later the air wa fi."l,: Jimmy looked at the lady with his "thanks" "Merry CMisu" . VrtS rl " big anxious blue eyes. ITT , nappy new .. "Oh. you poor little daring." v ih. lady wrj the lady said, cuddling Jimmy, and she really looked as though she in Jimmy's ear. after "h'JVp wanted to laugh, but she didn't. The him, "don't throw any .? man on the front seat did laueh: Santa Clausl" yes he did. and the lady said: "Oh. "You bet I won't." Mr. Clausen, don't" happy little Jimmy. to dans-fo- L - -- i (T J t B . ( - F.T st i V"