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Volume IX Issue XI THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 11 March 15, 2004 Valley Memories of Good People—A message to the youth By LeMoyne Hislop The Valley has been the birthplace of prophets, missionaries, congressmen, soldiers, sailors, airmen, doctors, lawyers, teachers, professors, politicians, ad nauseam. Many who have been born, raised, or lived here, even for a short period, have been recognized nationally and even internationally for contributions. Some of them include David O. McKay, a president of the LDS Church, and his brother Thomas E. McKay, who as a Mission President and an assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS church. Nathan Tanner, and LDS leader, and Colin Gunn McKay, who was a congressman in the United States Congress. Others included Vadal Peterson who coached the University of Utah to a national basketball championship. Mariner Eccles, who lived in Ogden Canyon but frequently came to Huntsville—was a chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under President Roosevelt. Even this writer received recognition from Generals, president of corporations, and from the Secretary of Defense of the United States, and was invited to give a presentation on a Manned Orbital Vehicle concept to the Herman Oberth Rocket Society in Germany. The Valley had the highest percentage of the youth serving in combat during WWII— more than any other like community in the United States. Several Valley residents gave their lives in that war. In addition, there were many Valley citizens decorated who came out of that war such as Doug Grow of the Marines, Don Stoker of the Infantry, and Dean Hislop of the Army Air Corp. Several have been recognized outside this Valley for their contributions, such as Everett Doman in Washington, Robert Aldous was a school superintendent in Minnesota, and Jack Dempsey became a world champion fighter and was recognized as one of the greatest fighters who ever lived. Our Valley was always the home of good people. Citizens whose contribution to the world was by being mothers, fathers, brother, sisters, and neighbors here in the Valley. There is no greater contribution than being good parents. Many have grown up and moved on from the Valley, but they bear witness to the definition of good when speaking of the Valley and its teachers and neighbors. The word good is identified as used in the scriptures. Good was used at the birth of the Savior when the angel said, “I bring unto you good tidings of great joy.” Then heavenly hosts sang, “. . . Good will . . . to all . . . “ This message was not to doctors, lawyers, politicians, or the leaders of nations. The message of good tidings was sent to shepherds in the field. Our Valley has been the home of hundreds, if not thousands, of good people. They are the husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and teachers, who all demonstrated good by their actions with their fellowman. There is no better identification of good people than those who have lived, taught, worked, and struggled here in the Valley to provide for families, friends, and neighbors. One teacher taught “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it hardly behooves any of us, to talk about or judge the rest of us.” The people of the Valley have been like the shepherds who watched over their flocks. Perhaps they are also like the elephants that surround the young and protect them from marauding beasts. Or like the scholars who said, “I have become recognized because I have walked on the shoulder of giants, who taught and guided me in the right direction.” One good person of the Valley was Ruby Reinstrom, a primary teacher for forty years. She took much time to help young boys understand the real meaning of good. There were also several Wangsgards in the Valley who were walking, and guiding in the direction one should go. Louis Wangsgard taught school and was a farmer in the Valley. He blessed many by example. He had a daughter Gay who taught youth in grade school. No one contributed more to the development and creativity required of young people then she. The same can be said of Jean Berlin, who for over twenty-five years taught first grade students and steered them in the right direction for success. And Bishop Jensen, who produced two subsequent generations of Bishops and a General Authority. Floyd Barnett changed the Valley by teaching that hard work and energy could make a good basketball player, or produce a winning team. One could achieve much, even if they did not have athletic capability, simply due to determination and putting forth an honest effort. Mr. Barnett used the same tactics in teaching mathematics in the schools. He lived to be over a hundred years old, and never lost his desire to teach. There were men who served from the Valley in WWII, who returned to express their love and appreciation for those who lived here, and helped raise and guide them. Little is known about how much they accomplished. Jack Hislop spent four and a half years serving in WWII. He was the platoon sergeant that liberated the first concentration camp in Germany. Later he was the platoon sergeant who led men across the Elbe River and met the Russian soldiers. Don Stoker served and was awarded many medals in combat. The battles left emotional scars on many such individuals. None contributed more than the soldiers and sailors who came from this Valley. Some gave their lives. The world is a better place because of their service. To the youth of the Valley, the world is yours. You have an opportunity to make a contribution, whether it be in some University, in some corporation, on some mission, or remaining in the Valley. Here you can be a mother, a father, and/or a teacher. And all the while, follow the commandment as stated in the scripture to, “love our neighbor as ourselves.” What does love mean? In the scriptures “love” means to “serve” where and when it is needed. To the youth in the Valley, take the opportunity to do so, and to walk tall. There are no better people on the face of the earth than you and those who have lived in this Valley. Our Mountain Valley By LeMoyne Hislop Said my father from ridge o’er the valley, Where he and I once stood, “Twas from here God said of creation, “It is good, It is good, It is good!” There from the rim o’er the valley, We beheld God’s creations below, The streams pure and clear in the meadows, The towering peaks covered with snow. We heard the howl of the coyote, The scream of the cougar in lair, Saw the frolic of the fawn and the doe, The wandering of the lone playful bear. Saw the nesting of the swallow and robin, The soaring of the eagle on wing, Heard the whisper of the wind in the pines Hymns the angels would ere sing. Saw the sun bid adieu to the evening, The heavens aflame from afar, The nights were so silent and clear We could reach and touch any star. We were thankful for our mountain valley, Believing from there where we stood, “Twas the spot where the creator first said, “It is good, It is good, It is good!” Gage Froerer & Assoc. 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