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Residents of Hurricane and Kanab
to Open Drive for Fonds on
Grand Canyon Road
Hurricano, Utnh, Mny 10 At a
meeting of tho business men and
farmers held in tho schoolhouso here
tonight, it was decided unanimously
and with enthusiasm to accept the
official invitation of the organized
citizens of Kanab to join in'n drive
for funds to connect Zion Canyon with
Grand Canyon with a good auto road.
The meeting proposed by tho Kanab
Committee to take place on tho fif
teenth day of June, was approved
with the proviso that it bo set to como
off cither immediately beforo or at
tho close of tho Zion Park opening
on the fifteenth day of June.
The matter of trying to get the
State Road Commission to make tho
Zion Park and Grand Canyon more
easily accessible to tho Arrowhead
Trail was also discussed and it was
decided to get the matter beforo Gov
ernor Bamberger and 6ther members
of the commisison at once. This
change would bring tho Arrowhead
Trail through LaVcrkin and Hurri
cane and thus cut off a six-mile
double for every traveller on tho Trail
who wanted to see tho Zion Park or
tho Grand Canyon.
In order to handle the road ques
tion more efficiently and to meet
other community problems succesfully
a new commercial club was organ
ized with Claude Hirschi, Cashier of
of the State Bank of Hurricano as
President; C. B. Petty of tho Petty
Mercantile Company as Vico Presi
dent and Will Dobson as Secretary.
This organization was an after
thought of tho meeting, but such was
tho spirit of tho citizens that every
man present paid his five dollar fee
but three who were caught without the
cash and sigried pledges to pay at
James Jcpson called attention of
the club to tho fact that Mohave,
County, Ariz, has called a bond elec
tion for a date in June to vote road
, .funds, one of tho projects named in
' "" ' the call being that of improving tho
road between Hurricane, Utah and
Short Creek, Ariz., which road would
help connect Zion canyon with Grand
Other matters of local interest to
receive attention of tho new commer
cial club are, better mail servicej op
ening up a mail route from Hurricano
to Kanab; introduction of dairying as
a business to utilize tho big alfalfa
tonnage of the community, and tho
development of the new reclamation
project recently launched to cover
what is known as the Berry Springs
Charter members of tho new club
in the order in which they "came
through" nrc the folowing:
Chauncy Sandberg. C. H. Petty,
David Tweedie, Dr. H. H. Wilkinson,
Alfred E. Hartley, J. W. Imlay,
Prank Barber, James Jopson, Stanley
Bradshaw, Amos Workman, Walter
Stout, Wm. H. Spendlovc, Richard
Morgan, William P. Wilson, Claude
.' Hirschi, Joseph T. Wright, Marion
J Stout, I. II. Bradshaw, Herbert Isom,
AtkinB Hinton, Georgo H. Isom, Jed
Campbell, John T. Hall, Will Dobson.
The matters of a slogan, badges,
appropriate letterheads and the date
of next meeting woro left to tho
,,i officers, who were named ns execu
tive committee of tho club.
A serious accident occurred last
Monday afternoon in front of tho
Biedorman Meat Market, when Thcl
tnn, tho 11-yeav-old daughter of Mrs.
Samuel Bell was knocked down by a
car and her leg run over, being broken
in two places. Tho street was crowd
ed with traffic and tho girl, who was
playing with some other children, at
tempted to cross the street She did
not notice a car coming down the
street, and neither did the driver, Mr.
Emil Hansen, the U, A. C. landscape
gardner, see the girl until ho was too
near to Btop his car. He sounded tho
horn and turned tho car to one side,
but could not nvoid striking her. Tho
cor passed over her left leg just above
tho ankle. She was taken at once to
the local hospital where, after an X-
fes, n,v picture had been taken, the limb
was set, and tho patient is doing nice
ly at this writing.
Mr. Hansen claims that ho was not
traveling more than five miles an
hour when the accident occurred.
"Let's go-" and organize a baseball
team to represent Cedar City this
summer. One business man told our
scribe that any time a team was or
ganized he would start them out with
fifteen bucks towards suits and an
outfit. Next, please.
v , Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Macfarlano re
turned from tho East tho first of the
week, where tho doctor went to do
post graduate work in medicine and
surgery, and where he was joined just
prjor to his return home by Mrs. Mac
fnrlane. Thoy report a pleasant trip
and for tho doctor a profitable period
of study.
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This Republican Statesman,
from South Dakota, Is author of
' tho sedition bill hich recently
passod tho Sonato. It would mako
It unlawful for any person to ad
vocate or advlso tho overthrow of
the government or to write or
print, publish, utter, sell or dis
tribute for this purposo any docu
ment, book, circular, paper oi
Journal. It also would mako it
unlawful for any person by forco
or violence to prevent, hinder or
delay tho execution of any law of
tho United States by the freo per
formance by any of Its officers,
agents or employees of his public
Harry A. Thorley and E. R. Cox
were saved by a very narrow margin
Monday when coming from Modcna
in Mr. Thorley's car. In making the
turn just below tho state well the
steering wheel gave way and sent tho
car off tho grado and completely turn
ing it over. The top and windshield
wore entirely demolished and tho men
miraculously escaped without injury.
Thoy rode into town with Mr. James
Berry who was just behind them and
obtaining help hero returned and
righted tho car which, was driven in
to town, apparenllyVnone the worse,
except for jne 'Injuries to tho top.
Aggies Make Good Showing, All
Things Considered, in State
Tourney at Provo.
Coach Jack Christcnscn and his
squad of track men returned from
Provo Wednesday, after participating
in the state high school track meet.
All things considered, Mr. Christcn
scn is well pleased with the third place
won this year against tho strongest
kind of competition. Salt Lake East
and West high schools, which took the
two first places this year, were es
pecially ' strong, particularly on tho
sprints. Dixie, which took more
points in tho district meet than the
B. A. C. came in for fifth place in the
state meet. There wero a lot of teams
from large towns, such as Provo, Lo
gan, and others which were hardly1
heard from. j
The winners of points for the B. A.'
C. wero: J
Henry Webster, first in pole vault,
and second in the high jump.
Wood Urie, second in discus, third
in shot.
Tho meet was held on the B. Y. U.
campus, Provo and tho apparatus was
below par. The pole was short, which
prevented Webster from having a try
at the stato record; the shot was an
improvised affair, irregular in form
and under size; the javelins had been)
broken and were short and out of bal
ance, so that tho work and records of i
tho athletes were impaired.
Leo Palmer made a plucky run inj
tho quarter, crowding tho third man;
very closely, but he was pitted against
some of the fastest men that have ev-,
er participated in a state meet and
was forced to accept fourth, which did
not count in tho matter of points.
Therefore, ns already stated, know-1
ing beforehand that the B. A. C. was.
not strong on the sprints this year,
tho coach and men are well pleased i
with their showing. I
Randle Lunt Moves To Bunkervillei
Mr. Handle W. Lunt is back fromi
his visit to Bunkcrville, and has soldi
his rcsidenco property here to tho
municipality. Same will be used asi
a fire station and for the use of var
ious city officials. Mr. Lunt has op
tions on two Nevada properties, ono
at Bunkcrville and tho other at Me
squite, and announces his intention
of closing for the Bunkervillo place
nnd of making his future home there, i
He believes that tho country holds
splendid opportunities for enterprising
and industrious settlers, particularly
in tho raisin industry. The first cut-,
ting of hay is in tho stack now down
there and the grain is practically ripe.'
The climate, he says, is ideal at this'
timo of tho year.
No better time to aubscribo for Tht
Record than right now!
"- Hi IIIIWl- 1111 I I III
Items Showing State's - Develop
ment Gathered From AH Sec
tions for Our Readers.
May 10. Ogden is to have an avia
tion field. Steps are being taken for
tho purchnso of 3000 acres of land
for tho purpose.
Oil activity in tho Uinta field in
creases. Steel bridge to bo built over tho
Virgin River on tho Arrowhead
trail between St. George, Utah and
Las Vegas, .Nev. Cost $07,000.
St. George Black oil sand struck
at a depth of 19G0 feet-near here.
Ogden Large amount of paving to
be done here.
Logan $28,317 school bonds voted,
church building.
Manti Sanpeto county votes $280,
000 bonds for hard surfacing roads.
Salt Lake Utah Light & Traction
Co. grants increases in wages of
47.7 per cent to tho platform men
and 30 per cent to the track depart
ment employes an agreement which
is to continuo for ono year. Increase
totals $251,606 annually and increas
ed rates aro nccesary for the com
pany to meet tho payroll. ,
Salt Lake Utah Oil Company ex
pending $40,000 to enlarge plant
Eureka Shipping conditions arc
improving at the mines.
Increased production and not in
creased cost of production is tho need
of the day to bring down living
Park City Ore shipments again
reach normal.
Payson Additional paving pro
posed here.
Contract for construction of Lund
to Cedar highway awarded by stato
road commission for' $257,675.10.
Length of road 30.30.
Oil and radium indications at Gar
field. Honcyville Utah-Idaho Sugar Co.
has men at work preparing a site
near here to "start excavation for
sugar factory.
Railway brotherhood cxpclh two
thousand striking outlaw workmn.
This was to have been a red letter
day in Cedar City had not the weather
man decreed differently.. It had been
proclaimed locally as "Park Day,"
nnd was, at the suggestion of the
Home Economics club to have been ob
served in commemoration of tho plant
ing of trees nnd shrubs on the city
park. It was a part of the plan to
navo the American Legion participate
and name ono of the trees for each of
the ex-service men. A big parade
was a part of the plan, in which prac
tically all tho clubs and other organ
izations of the city were to participate
and exhibit banners. The plan was
very comprehensive, not to say elab
orate, its weakest point being its hur
ried conception and -a lack of time and
publicity to put it over. Inasmuch as
it has been necessary to postpone it,
wo suggest that the date for the cele
bration be placed a little farther in
tho future and time allowed to make
adequate provision for it.
Seven Different Kinds of Taxes
Assessed Against Them, Op
eration Difficult.
Seven different kinds of taxes nrc
among tho burdens which Utah
mines aro struggling with during tho
period of reconstruction, according to
tho Engineering and Mining Journal
of New York, which says;
This means not only a largo pecun
iary outlny on tho part of tho mining
companies endeavoring to adjust
themselves to present labor condi
tions, slowness of delivery, of mater
ials and high costs, but also a large
amount of clorcinl labor, which is an
additional expense.
The heaviest taxes aro tho Fcdoral
income and excess profits taxes. Tho
remaining five forms of taxation in
cluding the cost of workmen's com
pensation as a tax, aro briefly : Tho
stato property tax, based on tho val
uation of ground purchased "from the
government and the tax in equipment
tho tax on tho net proceeds of tho
mines, which is based on thrco times
tho net proceeds of mines, the rate of
taxation being that of tho county in
which the mine in question is Bituatcd.
The federal capital stock tax on
which tho rato has been Increased
to $1 per $100 this year on everything
over $5000, the basis of valuation of
stock being tho mnrket value, capital
ization, or capitalization of earnings;
the Federal tax of 10 per cent on tho
corporations undistributed earnings,
carried from year to year, and lastly
the most of workmen's compensation.
E. C. Penrose, representing the of
fico of the Secretary of State and also
tho State Road Commission, is in Ce
dar City today on an itineray trip
through tho towns of tho state, his
main business being to look into the
enforcement of tho law regulating
the licensing of motor vehicles. He
reports finding a number of violators
of thp state law in nearly" every town
nnd hus prosecuted considerable num
ber of cases. It appears that a great
many owners of automobiles are la
boring under tho misapprehension
that they havo relieved themselves of
responsibility when they hnvo paid
tho money for their license into tho
stnto treasury and obtained tho receipt
from the Secretary of Stato, and that
it is a matter of indifferent moment
whether the numbers nro affixed to
their cars as tho law provides or not,
so long ns they can produce tho re
ceipt. This is clearly nn erroneous
view. The object of the number is as
much for nn identification mark, to
protect other traffic from injury as
lor an acknowledgement of payment
of tho license money. Somo well
nicnning and law-abiding citizens have
therefore been arrested and fined for
infractions of the law, after having
paid out their money for license- and
obtained tho numbers.
Mr. David Sharp of the Day Farms
at Pnrownn, was noticed in town this
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Oscar W Undorwood, Alabama,
is again Democratic leador in tho
Senate. Tho resignation of Gil
bert N. Hitchcock of Nebraska ro
sultod in Undorwood again taking
Work was comcmnccd last Wednes
day on tho lower section of tho Canyon
road, which is under contract to tho
Cedar Construction company. Richard
Williams is superintending tho work,
and the small crow now employed will
be increased as fast as it can bo eco
nomically done. The cnginncring
work has been under tho direction of
Mr. Gowan, of tho government's de
partment of roads, and tho cross sec
tioning is completed some thrco miles
in advanco of tho working crow. It
is tho intention of the contractors to
complete the rond to tho point of con
tract with tho work of the Christon
scn Construction company as rapidly
as possible, as all local pdoplo aro
very much interested in having tho
ennyon rond completed and open to
traffic as early as possible
Caravan Several Hundred Strong
Plan to Make Loop of South
Counties in June.
(Descrot Evening News.)
In vory different fashion from that
of early day frontiersmen, local boy
scouts and citizens will join in n big
caravan June 11 to Zion's Canyon nnd
Bryco's Canyon, it is expected by lo
col scoutmon, who last night further
developed pluns for tho big outing.
In trucks, which it is hoped enn bo
secured through the courtesy of local
automobile men tho boys several hun
dred strong, will start out on the trip,
ench evening holding big cnmpflro
'councils in the various towns along
tho routo. Tents will bo taken along
for tho journey but unless weather
forbids the boys and scoutmen will
j sleep out in tho open. To tho enmp
I firo councils will bo invited tho citi
. zctis of each town and nil members
of the various local scout councils.
(According to D. E. Hammond, local
I assistant scout oxxecutive, Btops will
, be made at Nephi or Mt. Pleasant,
'according to the routo taken and nt
Richfield on tho down trip and nt Ce
dar and other towns on the return.
I When tho youngsters reach Bryce's
canyon u big program of hikes will
be carried out, the pnrty taking a
llong its own lecturers on vnrious na
I turo study subjects. No one but a sec-
ond class scout will bo nllowed to
I muko the trip and plans arc being
laid which will bring the cost down to
about $1 per day to each boy.
It is possible that the nationul
opening of Zion's Canyon Park may
take place by the time the travellers
leach the canyon. If so tho scoutmen
point out thnt there will bo moving
picture men, nntional press agents
and government officials on the
ground when the boys arrive, in ad
dition to a swarm of tourists.
A number of Salt Lakers who own
autos ure planning to make the out
ing in tho wake of the boyB. Theso
no doubt will be invited to somo of
tho campfiro councils and Vill help
form one of the biggest caravans
which lias ever crossed tho country
and also a caravan unique in that it
is planned merely for the pleasure
able and educational purposes of a
trip to the big out-of-doors.
Mr. C. H. Bigelow of the Arrow
head Trails Association, was in Cedar
a day or two the first part of this
week attending to various road mat
ters. Mr. Bigelow has been request
ed to go to Phoeniz, Arizona, in the
near future for tho purpose of con
ferring with Mr. Thomas Campbell,
president of tho League of the South
west, and other notable people on mut
ters touching tho development of tho
big Colorado reclamation project and
other important development matters
having for their object tho advance
ment of this section of tho United
Many Matters Receive Attention at H
Regular Monthly Meeting 'H
Held May Sixth A
The City Council met in regulnr sea- ' SA
sion at the Library Auditorium May HH
G, with Mayor Swapp, Councilmcn , BVJ
Jones, Pace nnd Foster, Recorder Ar- j HB
thur and other officials present. ,
Roll cnll and reading of minutes of Vfll
meeting held May 3, rend and np- 'Bl
proved. iHI
Tho follwing list of claims wna read ',HB
and on motion duly allowed: HHl
R, S. Gardner, building insp $ E.00 HB
R. S. Gardner, Engineer 2.815 HB
Supervisor, et. ul., labor on tho HB
city streets - 122.56 iVfll
Supervisor, ct. nl., city ditches C6.00 ZmUm
Water System . ... 9.00 IH
Ralph Watson 21.20 JH
Andrew Hansen, poundkeeper, 28.80 il
Wm. Mulliner, labor on water tl
Bystcm 12.04 jl
Jas. A. Bryant, water system ,,33.20 ill
Jos. II. Armstrong, election ex. 3.00 f M
Iron County Rocord, election ex. 84.40 ; M
J. II. Arthor, of Ice and dec- i
tion cXponso - 47.00 M
Cedar Merc. Co., Mdso IS.90 i mM
Dixie Power Co., lights April.... 59.60 M
So. Utah Plbg. Co 14.71 M
Cedar Lum. & Com. Co., lumbr. 28.25 H
(Referred back for itemized acc't.) H
Grocer Prtg. Co., ballots - 17.00 H
Salt Lake Nursery Co., freight 'H
on trees for park 12.76 4H
Engineer Gardner submitted a state- H
ment of tho labor in connection with mM
the installing of the new water sys- iH
tern, showing ns follows: H
Total labor cost $17,914.13 tumm
Paid on account . . 14,473.00 4
Balance now due 3,271.13 j
Recorder was instructed to check up lH
tho account and if found correct issuo jH
Wnrrnnts for balance due. 1H
Council allowed claims for current -jH
twork in progress on City Park, sub- IH
jeet to the O. K. of Councilman Jones, jH
who had charge of the work. H
Members of a committee from B. ' 2H
A. C. interested in tho improvement IH
of Collego Avenue, were prencnt and rH
made a report of their progress in tho ik
matter of obtaining grants of proper- km
ty from the owners for the purpose of k
widening tho street, showing that tho '1
concessions asked through the bloC? H
farthcrcst west had all been complied . H
with, In tho next block one owner, a ( H
widow, nsked compensation for nor lH
property; two other owners were wil- H
ling to deed the property, provided H
the city would nssumc nil rcsponsibil- W
ity nnd benr tho expense of the pro- H
nosed improvements. In tho third H
block, next to Main street, matters k
were somewhat complicated, on nc- rH
count of the necessity for the moving H
of some of tho buildings, nnd somo of 'H
the lots being almost too small to al- H
low of moving or giving up of n rod H
of the ground. The committee nsked , H
that the Council definitely determine 'H
to make the improvement, ns they felt H
thnt it would mnkc it easier for them 'H
to complete their negotiations for tho 'r'
property. Also that the city start H
condemnation proceedings when nee- "km
cssnry nnd nsscss the abutting prop- lH
erty to make the improvements pro- ;
posed to the street. Or if tho owners t
preferred to contributo the property, iH
thnt tho city bear tho expense of tho ;H
improvements. The matter was ro- 'km
ferrcd to the committee on streets nnd rH
city property, with instructions to con- H
fer with the City Attorney and report H
at a special meeting called for tho H
following Tuesday evening. H
Pros. Woodhouse of the Dixie Pow-
er Company reported in relation to Mk
the proposed city lighting system that ' M
his company is under contract to in- M
stall in Cedar City, that if the ad- M
dittional twenty or more lights now H
being considered by tho council nro B
ndded it will he necessary to increase H
the size of the copper wire for tho H
system from No. 10 to No. 8. And U
recommended that this change be or- H
dcred now rather than Inter when tho H
cost would be much greater. The sug- H
Kcstion of tho representative of the H
Power compnny was adopted by the -H
Council, the chnngo entailing an in- H
crease in tho contract price of approx- H
imatcly $300. M
Mr. Woodhouse further stated that B
the price of materials called for in HJ
the specifications hnd been increased HJ
by jobbers sinco the contract was let HJ
to the extent of 140?c.
Mr. Wm. Flanignn wns present and HJ
asked the council to fulfill its promise HJ
to pipe tho water through the .pro- H
posed new street in the western ex- HJ
tension of the platted district, where H
ho has property and is awaiting tho HJ
delivery of water before commencing iH
to build u residence. It appeared that HJ
the.ro were some difficulties in tho H
way of opening tho strct on nccount HJ
of the attitude of certain property HJ
owners which might require condom- HJ
nation proceedings on the part of tho HI
city, but assurance was given that fll
the matter should receive prompt nt- HJ
ten tion. 1
City Poundkeeper nnd City Marshal )
rendered their monthly reports. rfll
Marshal Arthur Nelson was np-
pointed by Mayor Swapp as jovenilo '
officer, tho appointment being ratified 31
by tho Council. M
Council Foster, who was apointod
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