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'1 io Years. . War brings changes to Nephi, East Juab area Times-New- forty-seve- written by Keith Worthington. It was originally published in 1961 and was entitled Nephis 110 Years. by Keith Worthington THE SECOND WORLD WAR BRINGS CHANGES TO A SMALL TOWN Many parts of the country gained much new industry as a result of the war, but Juab Valley faced one of the hardest times it had ever had. Not only did the war take its young manhood (611 served in the armed forced from Juab Valley Levan sent 118, Mona 71, and Nephi 422), but the large aircraft industries of the coast states and the military installations of northern Utah promised high wages and more op- portunity and many of the valleys residents heeded the call of big money. In Nephi, food was rationed, gas was rationed and the bright lights were turned off at night in preparation for blackout exercises. Over six hundred of the valleys young men were serving their country in the steaming jungles of New Guinea or the wind-swehills of Normandy. Many an anxious mother was praying for her boys return. Most did, but a few made the supreme sacrifice. Those who gave their lives were Clayton Aagard, Lawrence C. Paystrup, Gam W. Tunbridge, Dean J. Yates, Wayne E. Newton, William Veloy vest, James L. Bel- - Clar- ence V. Brough, Wesley Christiansen, Jay E. Gowers, Glenn C. Lomax and Jack D. Malloy. Nephi made every effort to gain new industry, but she was never successful. When Geneva Steel was built, many Nephi people obtained employment there and commuted back and forth in car pools and buses. The schools were affected. Many fellows were drafted before they could finish school. The older high school boys went to the vocational school in Provo every afternoon for training. Yearbooks and anything that required paper was prohibited. Everyone prayed for the day when the war would end. The year 1945 brought the end of the war and Nephi celebrated with a dance in the middle of Main Street and special prayers of thanks were offered to God in its churches. With the wars end, many people who had sought the pot of gold returned to their old home town, new industries were developed and normalcy returned to Juab Valley. NEW INDUSTRIES DEVELOPED AFTER THE WAR The Poultry Plant In 1930 a poultry plant was built in Nephi at Second North and Third West. The cost was $10,000 and the business has been one of the most successful enterprises in the valley. (The August Times-New- s, 7, 1930) Fishing will be 'red hot' in Central Utah area Salt Creek A good resident population of brown trout is found in this stream. The upper area will be planted with rainbow. Good camping spots are scattered this along stretch, also. Parts of the low er section were channeled with a bulldozer this past winter, so forget these areas. Sevier River If you want to fish a stream where there is a Thur r- - Jkeatze - THEYjfi y PEN LAND PRODUCTION Sun Mon To help us celebrate our 1st Year Anniversary and also our thanks to you. Free drinks with breakfast and sandwiches Free ( 1851-195- Ice Cream with our LOSE WEIGHT THE SHAKLEE WAY! dinners served Mon. & Tue. May 16 and 17. - above-name- d year-roun- d Norman and Lois Greenhalgh 793 North Main Nephi, Ut. Look and Feel Better Try THE SHAKLEE WAY SUMMING PLAN Mickelson s Restaurant Your Shaklee Dealer Nephi Fine Arts Center Phone S Juab Hospital list Roger Holgate, Nephi Luienna Ingram, Nephi Alice Jenkins, Nephi Nashay Lofgran, Nephi Alta Martin, Scipio Shirley Park, Nephi Alice Rollins, Nephi Kent Wilkerson, Mona Lynn Wilkerson, Mona JUAB SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF ECUCATION ANNOUNCES AN OPEN HOUSE Remember the Graduates At Juab High School and elsewhere with gifts from 4-- D Plumbing Local streams For Her - have plenty of fish Watch Neil Bingham, Department of Wildlife Resources officer for East Juab County has announced that Chicken Creek, Salt Creek, Burraston Ponds and Goshen Creek have all been stocked with catchable-siz- e rainbow trout for the opening of fishing season this Saturday. Bingham says that because of the lack of water, Chicken Creek will not be stocked again during this year and Salt Creek will most likely receive only one additional stocking. Burraston pond, however, should provide "excellent" fishing all year long with an addition to its usual quota of fish for the year. Burraston Ponds will be closed to fishing on May 20, 21 and 22 by action of the Director of Wildlife Resources. A committment for a retriever field trial at the ponda was made before the early opening of fishing season was established. If all local fishermen would adhere to this closing it would be greatly appreciated by those running the field trial as well as law enforcement officials. Bingham said. VENICE e possibility of catching several kinds of fish, this may be the one you are looking for. The stretch of river below Yuba Reservoir has recently been planted with rainbow trout for the opener. Additionally, walleye, largemouth bass and yellow perch may also be taken. Good camping areas are available at Yuba Reservoir State' Park. Yuba Reservoir If better known, more people would be lured to this spot on the opening. Good populations of rainbow trout, walleye and large Patients at the Juab County (up to two pound) yellow perch hospital as of Wednesday afare found in this ternoon were: Theodore Bennion, Nephi fishing water. Located south of Levan on Highway 91, good Harrison Black, Nephi camping is available at the Persis Carling, Fillmore home no receptacles are avail- modern state park. The reserRegina Garfield, Nephi voir water is already low and able. Conditions are alpeady exEdmund Hannifin, Eureka Clarence Hansen, Nephi tremely dry, so be careful with will continue to drop as the summer progresses. fire. Fishing in Central Utah waters should be red hot during the opening this weekend and throughout the first part of the season, according to word from the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources. (DWR) The DWR bulletin issued this week gives the above forecast as long as we have water. The bulletin makes the following predicitons for East Juab County fishing holes: Burraston Ponds These Juab County waters alpopular ways draw a large crowd. They have been stocked and will again produce good rainbow trout fishing for the opener. Camping areas are available around the ponds. Please remember to take your refuse s, n One-hundr- Editors note: This is one in liston, Clyde Broadhead, a series on the history of Nephi The cliicken and egg industry first built, it contained eight 1958). This company was purcame to attend the dedication. McKay and Schluter. Dr. A. of the Salt Lake Chamber of had its impetus in the early thousand square feet. After a chased by Utah Poultry in He praised the choice of Utah Ray Olpin, President of the Commerce spoke briefly (Ibid). The Juab High School band twenties. In 1922 the first car- few years the building area 1956 (The Feb. 23, and Nephi for the plant. University of Utah, Dr. Frankload of chickens was shipped was increased to furnished the music for the oc of S. President Utah lin A. Harris, 1956). Attorney General Grover from Nephi, and in the next thousand square feet, with Bennion casion. and Heber Thermoid Rubber The laLake Jr., termed State, Salt Giles, City, year the first carload of eggs eighteen thousand feet of re- test and largest industry to the entrance of Thermoid com- acting Governor of Utah. left. Salt Lake businessThe Times-New- s frigerated space that is capable come to Nephi was the Therpany into Utah the opening busIn this same year, the Nephi of a temperature as low as 68 moid Western Company, manumen came down in special of a golden era in the State. Nephi, Utah Poultrymen, Inc., was organ- degrees below zero (Ibid). The facturer of rubber products. He said: the erection of the es for the occasion, and Gus P. May 12, 1977 ized. They worked toward the plant now (1961) processes six Construction of the plant be- plant on what had formerly Backman, Executive Secretary expansion of this industry in million pounds of turkey an- gan late in 1946. Early in the been an alfalfa field was a tesJcsejc5iejjcsjcJcJc)Jcsic)iC5ieJfc)ic)ic5lcMC5lC5fc5MJ5iCJlCJMc5 this area. nually. It employes one hun- fall of 1947 the first machinery timony to the high character of In 1925 a community hatch- dred and thirty-fivpeople was installed, but the building the people of the Nephi area ery was started and this was during its peak period and has was not substantially complet- who are working for its sucvery successful for many years. an average daily payroll of al- ed until the late fall of that cess (Ibid, June 10, 1948) This organization subsequently most $1,000. It had the first year. The cost was $3.5 million. President McKay, then coun- Fri Satbecame affiliated with the Utah immersion freezing of poultry On June 9, 1948, the Therselor in the First Presidency moid Company was dedicated of the Church of Jesus Christ Poultry Cooperative Associa- in the state (Ibid). ROi- ROGERS h tion, now known (1961) as Harmon believes that the and opened to the public for inof Latter-daSaints, said: Our WERE$ termountain Farmers, the name valley has a great future in the spection. Some 3,000 took adfcXACIUNTQSIX children will reap the blessings LONERS. being changed in February turkey, industry (1961). He vantage of the opportunity. of this planning in future years A 1961. says that only one tenth of the President Fred Schluter from (Ibid). Produced By TIM PENLAND Nephi Processing Plant Af- capacity of the valley to raise the main Thermoid plant loMany other dignitaries were ter the war the young men re- turkeys is being used. Accord- cated at Trenton, New Jersey present, including President turned anxious to make their ing to Harmon, 2,000 persons homes in a small town. In or- should be directly employed -der to keep them home, new in- with 1.2 million turkeys being dustries had to be developed. raised and 20 million pounds of Floyd Reed In 1943, 7500 turkeys were turkey being processed yearly in the valley. (Ibid). being raised Reese Smith Harmon thinks the valley is They were being sent to MorIn oni to be processed. Others de- capable of supporting every cided that this valley would be part of the turkey industry. He DEATH RIDERS an ideal place to raise and pro- says the eggs should be laid cess turkeys. It presented a here, there should be hatcherdry climate and there was plen- ies, there should be canning, ty of area to raise the turkeys. boiling and rolling of turkey. Led by Milton L. Harmon, the Every phase that poultry goes Nephi Processing Plant was through from the egg to the organized in July of 1945 with Thanksgiving dinner table can the following incorporators as be carried on in this valley officers: Milton L. Harmon, (Ibid). President and General ManThe Juab Valley Feed Comand Ned James T. Ostler ager; pany Actually, there is no P. McCune, directors Nephis business with this name in the Centennial Jubilee, valley today, but the writer has chosen to call it this because P- 38) Building began immediately. this was the name it had when By October the construction it started operations. Ever was far enough along to start since the feed mill of the Juab dressing turkeys for the 1945 County Mill and Elevator Co. season. Dressing continued had ceased operations, the from then until late in January farmers of the valley felt a keen of 1946, making it a very sucneed for a mill to operate which cessful season for both grow- would chop their grain into ers and the corporation (Ibid, feed for their livestock. In comp. 38). As the plant proved a 1947 the success, more people entered pany was organized and a the turkey raising business. modern, plant was In 1947, 12,000 turkeys were built at 285 West Center. The raised. This increased until in :ost was $50,000. In 1951 the 1954 there were 400,000 tur- company had one hundred and keys raised in the valley and thirty stockholders, most of the plant processed six million whom resided in Nephi. Then pounds of turkey (personal in- the mill had a capacity of 55,000 terview with Milton L. Har- bushels of grain. The Company had two mixers and two chopmon, June 30, 1958). The physical plant of the pers. One to take care of the 623-185- 9 processing industry located at regular miling and one for small 295 West Fourth South has custom jobs (Personal interview had a big growth. When it was with Bert Powell, June 27, Builders & We suggest For Him these T ry - Watch i Crystal - as low as $125 Seat covers for his car or truck - $2995 Silverware Cookware Pocket Knives $210& up Many styles and brands Ladies Razors Stereo and CB Radios; Vases - $250 and up Tools and $225 lasting gift Hair Blowers Figurine Dolls $195 - A - Stylers ea Electric Razors Curler - Stylers We'll gift wrap the graduation gift of your choice Plumbing & Builders Supply 4-- D 66 South main Nephi, Utah Your Radio Shack Dealer I 623-119- y Minimum bid is $13,660.00 covering the cost of materials and overhead. Thurs. May 12, 3:30 - 9:00 p.m. South of Tennis Courts This house was built by Vocational Capentry class at the Juab High School with the exception of the cabinets, plumbing, and insulation. Description Frame construction with textured tempered masonite siding, main floors1170 sq. ft., three bedrooms, one bath, living room, kitchen; radiant electric heat. Outside measurements 26' x 45'. We appreciate the cooperation of the following. Winter Lumber Company Nephi Lumber Company Burke Anderson Cabinets Clyne Leavitt Plumbing Notice of Bid Sealed bids at stated minimum or duove will be received at Juab School District office, 3C9 East, 1st North,, Nephi, Utah.up until opening on June 15, 1977, at 7:30 p.m. Bidders are invted to attend. Cashier's check representing 1 of offer must be included with bid. Highest offer which mets listed provisions and financing requirements will be accepted. Cashier's check of unsuccessful bidders will be returned. Finance arrangments to be made outside of district. Terms cash payment in full within ten days of bid acceptance. Building to be moved by successful bidder by August 15, 1977. Those interested in bidding should start to arrange their fnance so they can be in compliance with the terms above.