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Local Team Holds Invaders Until
I Sixth, When Error Starts Tem-
porary Roughhouse.
Work of Sevier County Aggrega-
I tion Shows Few Errors, and No
I Spectacular Stunts Baseball Is
I Epidemic in Utah This Year,
Cedar City enjoyed its first big
game of baseball of the season Wed.
afternoon. That is in so far as wo
could enjoy a game that went adyorso
to the homo team. Our opponents
were from Monroe, Utah nnd their
' team is admittedly the best this year
in the south, though Milford, which
was defeated at Mincrsville on July
6th, held them down for nine -innings,
' with a final score of 4-5 in favor of
It was an off day for our players,
it seemed. Some of our best men, who
hardly had benn known to fail before
fumbled flics and committed errors in
placing the ball. But still, with tho
climnation of the sixth innings ft
would have been a cracker jack game
and the scoro would read 2-1 in favor
of Cedar. But unfortunately, that
sixth innings was and is a part of
tho record and Cedar stands defeated.
Not that this matters' with real de
votees of the great national game, for
it is one of the fortunes of baseball
' to suffer defeat occasionally. All the
- big league teams have to go up a-
gainst it occasionally. But we re-
,. gret it just the same for the reason
that base ball has never received ad-
equate recognition in Cedar City and
this may have a depressing effect on
' i some whose interest was just begin
ning tosprout.
We have no excuses to offer for the
' "home team, except that tho team was
" only recently organized and but very
. ' few practises havo been held. There
were some splendid plays and there
, "were some poor ones. The team lacked
tho poise and dependability that
comes only with much practice and
' which tho Monroe boy3 appeared to
i t possess to a marked degree.
1 I The official records show that tho
j r " Monron lads did better batting and
1 '. committed less errors than did our
i ' local players. But on other days, our
( ' team has played just as faultlessly as
1- did tho Monroo champions. Some day
'J' they may meet again, and more prac-
I v tice is all that is needed on the part
' of the Cedar team to change tho tide
of battle and turn defeat into vic
tory. Charley Ross and Percy Wilkinson
' appeared to bo tho favorites of the
Cedar team. Ross twirled a vicious
ball that was exceedingly hard to lo
cate nnd when it was hit had so much
English on it that it would hardly
roll nt all. Wilkinson played a consis
ts f tent and almost faultless game behind
tho visitor's bats, every ball landing
on his mit sticking there like it had
been dipped in glue and making no
wild throws. George Nelson pitched
for tho first six innings, and did good,
consistent work, but he couldn't hide
I tho ball very long from tho wiley Mon
roe players, who every once in a while
would land a fair hit. George made
one brilliant play when ho took a hot
one straight from tho bat and held it,
and picked up one or two grounders
that were turning 4,000 or better, in
time to drop them into the hands of
tho first baseman ahead of the runner.
Herb Milne has them all skinned
when it comes to running bases, but
ho was not in his usual form when it
camo to taking flies in the field, and
dropped at least two that ho should
ordinarily havo hold.
Luck seemed to bo with the Mon
Iroe boys nnd they plnyed a smooth,
careful game, committing few errors.
J Widespread Interest In Baseball
'fThere seems to be a wave of en
thusiasm this year in the national
game. Everywhere in the state, and
we believe tho same condition exists
in other Btates, they are playing and
talking bnseball. There never was
so much interest before among south
tan Utah towns.
Yesterday Elsinore team blew in
unannounced, having como via Pang
nitch, seeking a game with Cedar City
-which, owing to tho storm and the
pre-arranged game with Enterprise
nt that place today, wo were unablo to
grant. Milford is clamoring for an
other game, and Pioche, Nev., has
sent word that if we do' not go to
Piocho to play they arc coming here.
Nearly every town of any conse
quence in this part of tho country
If JM ' a". "5 x m
A now picture of Franklin D.
Roosevolt, Domocratio nominee
for vlco president. Roosevelt
shows many traits of his cousin,
the lato famous T. R. of much
action In speaking. He is as elo
quent orator. .
Praises Sterling Qualities of Man
Who Seeks Republican Nom
ination for Governor.
George T. Odell, president of the
Consolidated Wagon & Machine Co. of
Salt Lake City, the!, argfcst qetail
imploment house in the world, is can
didate for governor of Utah on tho
Republican ticket!
We are proud to claim Mr. Odell as
a member of tho John Deero family.
He has .ben selling John Deere imple
ments for thirtysix years. Ho visited
the Moline factory in tho winter sea
son of 1883-84 and did business with
John Deere. At that time he met
Charles Deere and Mr. Francis, who
was then sales manngcr, and Gilpin
Moore, inventor of the Gilpin Sulky
Plow. "Many of these Gilpins have I
demonstrated in Utah," says Mr.
In 1883, Mr. Odell with John F. and
Hcbcr J. Grant, formed the implement
and vehicle business which today has
fifty-fivo stores operated by its own
employees, located in Utah, Idaho,
Wyoming and Nevada.
His record stands as the criterion of
his ability, and in his career is demon
strated what is possible for an Amer
ican to accomplish by taking advan
tage of the opportunities to bo found
in this country.
Coming to this country when a boy,
with virtually no education, Mr. Odell
overcame many obstacles through
sheer pluck nnd tho force of his per
sonality, and became one of the best
known men of the west. He is deserv
ing of all the confidence the people
may sco fit to repose in him.
The government still owes Mr. Odell
$2.43 3-8, which amount represents
his salary for tho twenty-one months
ho was state director of war savings
in Utah. Mr. Odell says: "I presume
our governmental friends havo many
places to put their money other than
paying such smnll items. However, I
am not holding it against them and
am gratified to know that I did my
duty selling approximately fourteen
million dollars worth of War Savings
Stamps maturity value, during the
twenty-one months I was in the U. S.
vice." The John Deere Magazine.
has its baseball team, and this sug
gests the formntion of a Southern
Lcngue, and tho arranging of a defi
nite schedule of games. This would
bo much better than the promiscous
negatiations which are carried on be
tween individual teams. With a defi
nite schedule to work to and a fixed
arrangement for travelling expenses
etc., for visiting teams and with n
definite final grand prize to work for,
the sport would be placed on a move
permanent nnd satisfactory bnsis.
The Record advocates the formation
of a league as early as possible.
Ccdnr City Must Mnke Good.
If Cedar City is going to do any
thing in base-ball it Bhould be borne
in mind that we are looked to by sur
rounding towns for leadership, and to
set tho pneo for tho game. The B. A.
C. has enjoyed n reputation for suc
cesses in ethletic contests, and Cedar
City must take a pride in its team,
and see that it docs us credit. We
hnve a fairly good team now prob
ably well above the nverage, but they
aro not invincible an is shown by the
scoro in the Cedar-Monroo game.
Our team should be strengthened in
certain quarters and then there
(Continued on page five.) '
AjMK 1
The flour mill of the Iron County
Milling Co., located in Cedar City has
been enlarged and improved and a
new finish haB been given the outer
walls which adds to its appearance
one hundred per cent. Tho work will
be completed within a few days, and
the mill will be in readiness for the
11)20 crop of wheat. Mr. Gordon
Matheson, the miller, is of the opinion
that wheat will come down to a very
reasonable price this year, since the
United States crop now promises a
yield bigegr than the average for tho
past five years, and Europe is rais
ing a big crop this year, France es
pecially having an exceptional yield,
where last year she raised none to
speak of. Tho state of Utah is more
blest than any othe,r this season in re
gard to wheat, and this country has
the promise of a big share of the
year's prosperity in the shape of an
exceptional wheat crop.
After all, whatever othor product
may be proclaimed king, wheat is the
ruler of kings, the foster father of
the human race.
Program of popular music to bo
given by the Cedar City Band Sunday
evening, July 25 at 7:30 o'clock.
Old Jnzz Man Quaw.
Your Eyes Have Told Me So Blau
fuss. Cry Baby Slegel.
O, How I Laugh When I Think How
I Cried About You White.
PcgRy Moret.
Amazon Zamenick.
My Isle of Golden Dreams Blau
fuss. Cinderella Platzmann.
Dark Town School Gumblc.
Freckles Hess, Ager & Johnson.
Alnbama Lullaby Do Voll.
National Emblem Baglcy.
Salt Lakers Visit Zion Park
Last Tuesday a party of Salt Lake
people comprising Mr. nnd Mrs. Elmer
M. Qunltrough, Frank Qualtrough,
Miss Lizabeth Qualtrough, primary
supervisor of Salt Lake public schools,
and Miss Francis Qualtrough, teacher
of English in tho Salt Lake High,
Were in Cedar City en route home
from Zion canyon. They found the
weather a little warm at this season
of, the year in Dixie, and were glad
to repair into tho cool and inviting re
treat of the Cedar Canyon to partake
of their luncheon. On sober second
thought they decided to remain over
in Cedar Tuesday night and get an
early start for home Wednesday. 15
years ago, when Mrs. Qualtrough was
Miss Emma Freighley, she was tho
stenographer in the office of tho West
ern Newspaper Union, her brother-in-law,
W. S. Newberry, being mana
ger. In those days we were very well
acquainted with Mrs. Qualtrough and
were pleased of an opportunity of re
newing tho acquaintanceship. Mr.
Qualtrough is a well-known undertak
er in Salt Lake.
All the concrete work of tho foun
datipns of tho big new 200-room hotel
has been finished, except soma con
crete floors, and work is progressing
nt a good rate on the masonry of the
outer walls. More than half of the
nearly seven hundred thousand brick
required aro cither burned or ready
to bum and in spite of the money
shortage that has tied building pro
grams in knots in othor communities,
the erection of the big hotel is going
steadily on. The llicn behind it sec
thnt it is useless to ask for roads and
advertise tho scenic wonders of this
section if we cannot feed and caro for
travel when they head this way. Salt'
Lake's hotels havo made her tho in-1
tcrmountain convention city. Until
Cedar gets her big inn completed, she'
is in the same fix Babe Ruth would bo
without a bat. Any sentiment or in
fluence tending to discourage the pro
of the hotel builders is civic treason,
nnd should be treated with severe
doses of reason every hnlf hour until
the suicidnl symptoms disappear.
The Lunt and Jones Family reunion
which was held Tuesday at the Kumcn
and Henry Jones farm some eight
miles northwest of here was attended
by eighty-fivo members of these two
families. The time was thoroughly
enjoyed by everyone and especially
so by the children who were provided
with all sorts of amusements, swings,
horseback riding, etc. Each family
took lunch which was eaten in the
late afternoon in the shade of the Cot
tonwood trees. A short program was
enrried out before luncheon consist
ing of singing and short reminiscent
speeches by some of tho older mem
bers. Henry W. Lunt explained tho
purpose of tho nnnunl reunion and
urged every member of the two fam
ilies to keep in mind the date, the 20th
of July, nnd do honor to their grand
fathers whose birthdays both occur
on this date, which has been set
as tho day of the annual reunion of
tho families of those two pioneers,
Henry Lunt and Thomas Jones.
Picnic in Honor of O'Heirs
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. O'Heir of
Michigan, with their daughters the
Misses Ellon and Alice, and their son
Edward left this morning for Lund to
catch the local No. 1 for Los Angeles.
Mrs. O'Heir is a sister to Attorney
E. II. Ryan, and tho family has been
tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan for
a couple of weeks past, during which
time they havo visited Bryce and Zion
Canyons nnd other places of inter
est hereabouts
Last Wednesday evening they were
tho guests of honor nt a picnic par
taken of on tho new bridge in tho Ce
dar Canyon at the entrance to tho
Gulch. ThoBO present on this, oc
casion besides the O'Heir family
were: Dr. and Mrs. Macfarlano, and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Jcthro Palmer,
This little 'lady, Mis Bu 8.
Whito of Nashville, Is command
ing suffrdgo forces which Is trying
to got that commonwealth's Legls
Uuro to ratify tho fodoral ouftrago
nmendmont, tho 30th state and
tho nocoaeary two-thirds to make
the act constitutional. Governor
Roborts of Tonnossee was BBkcd
by tho Domocratio convention to,
call a spoclal ooasion. O
Tho mails havo been late from tho
railroad the past fow days. Delayed
trains aro given as the reason.
Resident of Iron County at Age of
Sixty-Nine Extends Already
Elaborate Education.
(From Wichita Daily Times. July 14.)
Dr. C. H. Hobbs, of Lund, Utah, is a
visitor in Wichita Falls that's merely
a social item.
He is the undo of H. Finloy Weldon,
judge of the 30th district court that's
something to make' 'Judge Weldon
He is G9 years old, and is preparing
to tako a post-graduate course at Gal
veston in the medical department of
the state university that's news.
Although ho has been absent from
this stato for several years, Dr. Hobbs
is widely known throughout Texas
through his former connection with
tho State Bonrd of Education. He was
associated with tho board for five
years in organizing the free schools
system of Texas, and was principal of
one of the state summer normal
i schools that were fostered by tho
IPeabody and Sinter funds. The Inst
year that he served in thnt capacity
inino of tho thlrty-ono senatorial dis
tricts applied to have him appointed
ins director of teachers in their dis
trict "the biggest compliment I havo
ever received," ho told n Times rep
resentative today.
Dr. Hobbs hns a remarkable record
along educational lines. Ho is an
alumnus of Washington nnd Leo Uni
versity, of tho class of 1876, and is
nlso a graduate of tho Southern Bap
tist Theological Seminary. In 1878 he
became president of Dallas Male and
Femnlo College, which position he re
signed three years later to become as
sociated with tho Stato Board of Edu
cation in organizing the free schools.
When his henlth broke down in 1888,
he decided to learn something nbout
I the weakness of tho human body
I tho result being that a few years later
l ho hung up his shingle ns a physician,
i hnving successfully been graduated
from tho Hopital College of Medicine
J in Louisville, Ky.
, For ten years Dr. Hobbs practiced
I medicine, and then a long soigo of
, double pneumonia sent him to Calif-
ornia in search of health. Ho found
j it, went to Lund, Ut., became a farm
er, and settled on a homestead there.
And now at the age of CD, this
teacher, preacher, physician and
J fnrmer is going back to school again,
I becnuse he declares he is still full of
popper and wants to learn more about
tho diseases of tho oye.
, Full of pepper is correct!
j The clipping was accompanied by a
short note from Dr. Hobbs in which
ho speaks of tho oil industry thnt has
made Wichita a city of 50,000 inhab
itants, and tho homo of many million
aires. Ho ends his letter in this wise:
I "I have always been loyal to Toxas,
I and always will be. Yet tho moro I
see of the best things of Texns, the
more I think of Utah. Speaking can
didly, Utah beats them all. Yours,
Mrs. Cliristino Clayton nnd daughters
,Elida and Lorettn, Mrs. Jns. E. An
derson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones,
MrMs. H. Claude Lewis Mr. and Mrs.
E. II. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Lafo Mc
Connell, Mr. nnd Mrs. C. S. Wilkin
son, Mrs. B. F. Knell, Mrs. Sadie
Buckwaitor, Mr. John Fife, tho Mis
ses Avey Ryan nnd Delna Swnpp.
From Los Angeles they go by rail
to the Bouth rim of tho Grand Canyon,
then back to tho coast, through San
Francisco, Portland, State of Wash
ington nnd on home.
Lwnn - I
Assurance Given Project is Now ' "il
Practically Financed and Cob- H
struction to Start Soon. H
Dr. Wilcox and Thos. H. Glaze of', '.
Old Capitol Petroleum Fuel and fl
Iron Co. Visit Cedar and Advise , H
Comcmrcial Club of Progress. 11
A special meeting of tho Cedar City H
Commercial club, called at the request iH
of Dr. Chas. F. Wilcox and Thos. H. i
Glazo of the Old Capitol Petroleum "H
Fuel & Iron Co., was hold in tho LI- iH
brnry auditorium, thcro being a rcprc- IH
Bcntative attendance. Il
The meeting was called to order by Sl
Pres. S. J. Foster of the Commercial 11
Club, who introduced tho visitors and 11
Btatcd that they wished to report tho HH
progress mado on their project for the 11
construction of a railroad from Lund H
to Cedar City. ! H
Mr. U. T. Jones suggested tho ad- j H
visnbility of having a secretary of the Bil
meeting and nominated Chas. S. Wil- . 21
kinson. As thcro wcro no other nom- H
inntions, he was elected by acclama- H
tion. gjl
Dr. Wilcox wns the first speaker.
He reported tho progress mado by his 11
company in tho promotion nnd financ- H
ing of tho projected railroad and other H
development projects, stating that the H
undertaking was now practically fi- H
nnnccd, with considerable money al- H
ready in the treasury, but that the H
Foundation Co. of America which is M
to construct the rond did not feel jus-
tilled in going ahead with the work ,H
under present conditions fncing short- rM
age of labor, materials and cash, un- :H
less moro time wns allowed on tho H
contract covering right-of-way for tha H
road. Theroforo said ho wished to H
beg indulgcnco of tho people of Cedar M
City to tho extent of granting n six H
months extension on said agrecmont M
from October 1st, the present dnto of
expiration. Dr. Wilcox stated that
tho completo program of the eastern H
parties behind this undertaking con-
templated a total capitalization of an- H
proximately ?18,000,000. Reported
results of exhaustive analysis of tho
coal from this section, which is high
in oils, and yields total bi-products of H
?40 per ton. M
Tho speaker reforred to some of tho
obstacles and handicaps which had in- M
torfcrcd with and delayed their pro- tfl
ject including the wnr, the rcconstruc-
tion poriod, tho senrcity of money at M
tho present time, and tho delay in ob- M
talning coal tests. Also stated that 'M
the articles of incorporation drawn in kM
New York, had been returned twice M
for amendment In ordor to mnke them '
corfform to tho Inws of this state. M
Mr. Thos. II. Glazo reported his as- v
cociatlon with the finnncinl interests H
in the enst who nre behind tho rail- M
road project, and supplied some ad- M
ditionnl details connected with tho ne- ' M
gotintions nnd developments of tho
project. Mr. Glnze stated that whilo H
a six-months oxtonsion wns sought in M
tho right-of-way contracts, it was tho H
expectation thnt the work on the rail- M
rond would commence within a few
weeks, nnd tho road would bo com- jH
plcted long before the termination of H
tho contract if renewed. M
Dr. Wilcox submitted tho following H
resolution, which was carried by a
largo majority of those present: IH
It Is Hereby Resolved:
That on account of unusual difficul- H
ties encountered, which hnvo delayed H
the commencement of tho road from . ' H
Lund to Cedar City, and inasmuch as H
the officinls of tho Old Capital Petrol- H
cum Fuel & Iron Co. nssuro us that all H
arrangements for financing the propo-
sition aro about completed, and thd
parties with whom thoy are negotiat-
ing insist on tho assurance that the
right-of-way deeds now deposited H
with tho Bnnk of Southern Utah will' H
bo delivered to them on tho complc-
tion of tho railroad from Lund to Co- M
dnr City on or before April 1st, 1921, H
tho extension asked for be and hereby H
is granted. H
By order of tho Commercial Club -H
of Cedar City, Utah.
S. J. Foster, President. H
Chas. S. Wilkinson, Sec, Pro Tern. H
This completed the business of tho H
session, and meeting was adjourned.
City Councilman J. P. Fuller is in ;
Salt Lake City on business.- ' M H
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