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El wfc , ,.i. " NUMBER 32. '' ' 'fl
I southwest utah
M Initial Gathering at Cedar City Em-
K braces Three Counties and
H Seven Com. Clubs.
; v Completed Organization Will Em-
w brace Commercial Bodies of
' Millard, Beaver, Iron, Washing-
m ton, Kane and Garfield Counties
If Today at 2:30 p. m., delegates from
E Commercial clubs of seven communi-
B ties in Beaver, Iron and Washington
E counties met in the Public Library
K auditorium in Cedar City. The pur
ge pose of the meeting was to organize a
m Commercial body representative of
southwestern Utah. The cities rep-
M resented at this initial mooting were:
1 M Beaver, Milford, Minersville, Paro
, 'H wan, Cedar City, Saint George and
j Enterprise. Tho clubs of Kane, Gar
f , Held and Piute counties wcro invited
... p to the gathering, but no delegates ap
E, pearcd.
1 'j The first move was to appoint S. J.
' wf Foster of Cedar City temporary
L chairman, with Mr. Jorgenson of
j, Milford as temporary secretary.
1, Since Milford had initiated the
S movement for affiliation, C. C. Sloan,
V president of tho Milford club, and
jc " county comissioner of Beaver county,
fc was asked to explain the object of tho
f call. Mr. Sloan outlined tho necesV-
sity of wider publicity for southern
Utah, referred to Idaho as on cxam-
p plo of tho press agent's work and Cal-
V such a club would open a strong, well
tfi planned campaign for tho advertisc-
i-sr-5 - 'jifent'of this section and informed the
meeting that Beaver county had a
" fund for advertising' purposes and.
' that ho personally would move to put
some of that fund at tho disposal of
' , such an organization as was planned.
i ' W. H. Leigh and John P. Fuller of
a ; the Cedar Commercial Club wero both
"' , asked, for their views, and both spoke
'V in favor of tho organization.
' Hon. WHford Day of Parowan was
$ asked to express an opinion and made
In strong argument for the project.
Hon. Joseph S. Snow of St. George
was called to tho floor and aroused
" ' much enthusiasm among the delegates
for a united southwestern Utah. Mr.
i - Snow enlivened his remarks with tho
' statement that the northern part of
-' the state did not know there was any
territory south of Nephi. A voice from
the audience amended this to "14th
South," and Mr. Snow accepted the
amendment amid hearty laughter on
tho part of the delegates. This state
ment was made to arouse the dele
gates to the necessity of this section's
doing its own publicity work, rather
than waiting for other sections to do
it for us. Theso southern counties, he
contended, can furnish the world any
thing that lies under soil, can raise
anything that grows on top of soil,
and holds within its borders scenery
unmatched in any other corner of the)
nation. He said that these counties
had been advertised more in the Insif
three years than in all tho thirty years
(preceding, and that as a result theiy
had dovelopcd at tho rate of lOOTo
per year.
Delegate McShane of Beaver then
,, moved that an organization bo formed
I to advertise and look after tho inier-
- -csts of the counties represented. Bc-
3 oro this motion was considered, how-
-ever, Ass't Sec'y Smith of the Salt
BS Lake Commercial club was introduced
II and stated that he had been sent to
ffj tho meeting by the Salt Lake Com-
- W mercial club to assist the organiza-
Kg tion in any way possible. He also
H read n resolution passed by the club
H authorizing and instructing him to
H . undertake that mission. He announced
B tho trip of the Wholesalers to be
frgqde soon over this section and"ex-
B "t gained that tho object of the trip'was
w '' mn'te no. business men of Salt
K Lako acquainted with the country in
n which their business Jics.
S McShane's motion was then put and
la carried, and was followed by another
H motion by Mr. McShane that a com-
n mittee bo appointed to consist of one
Si member from ench club represented,
mfi to draft n program or plan of organi-
n zation. The motion carried and each
g delegation appointed a member of the
Ml committee. A recess was then taken
jjfj while this committee formulated the
M following tentative plan:
in 1. That there should be quarterly
U meetings of tho Board of Governors
K of the proposed federation.
2. That the secretaries of the vnr-
HJ ious local clubs should form the ex
it (Continued on last page.)
Old Folks Receive Honor and En
tertainment at Utah's Big
Birthday Fete.
The big Pioneer Day Celebration in
Cedar went off as per last week's an-
nounccment, except that the showery
afternoon did not allow the old folks
to mako their projected trip to Enoch.
The program of the morning meet
ing was appropriate, very interest
ing and inspiring. The history of
the settlement of Cedar City, given
by Miss Agnes Brown is offered in
full in another column.
Cedar City won from Beaver in tho
afternoon baseball game which is re
ported elsewhere in tho paper. Rain
stopped the game temporarily, but
after the shower play was resumed in
the mud.
Since the old folks could not mako
their trip to Enoch, they were made
comfortable and happy in the Relief
Society building, where a delightful
luncheon was spread including sand
wiches, cake, coffee, and ice-cream.
This was followed by an interesting
informal program with dancing in
which most of tho largo gathering
participated with great enthusiasm.
An auto rido out on tho road north of
town and through tho fields wound up
tho old folks' part of tho good time.
The children were provided for with
a dance at the Ward Hall.
Tho evening feature was a monster
display of fireworks enjoyed by old
and young. A dance for tho young
folks followed this, and ended a per
fect day.
States He Would Not Consider Any
State Office at Present Under
Any Conditions.
President Henry W. Lunt of . tho
Parowan Stake is also County Com
missioner of Iron Co., but most em
phatically is not a candidate for tho
position of Secretary of State. Hav
ing accepted his present position as
spiritual leader of u big, busy and
rapidly growing community, he states
that he will consider nothing what
ever that can possibly detract from
his usefulness in this position. Tho
idea of being a candidate for the posi
tion of Secretary of State, or for any
other position, is, under theso circum
stances unthinkable. Tho putting of
President LunJ, in the light of an of
fice seeker is an injustice to him, for
the preblcms of his present position
are taking all his attention and ener
gy and he is wholly absorbed in them.
Recent newspaper headlines nam
ing him as a candidate for Secretary
of State originated in the statement
of R. L. Jones to Salt Lako friends
that Iron County ought to be repre
sented in the next State Road Com
mission on account of the vital need
of the southern tier of counties of a
more lively and efficient road building
program. His friends wanted to
know what Iron County man would be
capable of handling the job, and nat
urally Mr. Jones named Henry W.
Lunt. This conversation was repeat
ed to representatives of tho dailies
and tho headlines naming President
Lunt as an office seeker were the re
sult. It is tho wish of Pros. Lunt that it
bo known among all people of tho
stake that lie is not and will not be
come a candidate for any office what
soever. Which attitude is wholly to
the credit of one of Iron County's
most efficient and necessary public
f -
A. V. Garrett of the Bureau of
Plant Industry of tho U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture was in Cedar
Tuesday and Wednesday investigat
ing the plant diseases of this locality
and in particular looking up white
pine rust. This disease is destroying
so much timber in the eastern part of
tho country that tho Department of
Agriculture is making determined ef
fort to keep it nway from the forests
of tho west. Tho only way in which
it can be carried very far is on currant
or gooseberry bushes. So that the
shipment of these bushes by nurser
ies or individuals from the east to the
intermountain states is forbidden by
tho Federal quarantine. One of Mr.
Garrett's duties is to sco that this
quarantine is not broken.
Electricity Now Throwing Streams
on Fast Increasing Number
of Homesteads.
Cedar and Parowan Both Partici
pate in Benefits Derived From
Seemingly Limitless Water Store.
Results Eagerly Watched For.
Recent developments in the experi
mentation that is being conducted in
this valley along the lines of irriga
tion by artesian water, developed by
pumping with electrical energy, uro
most gratifying and encouraging, and
seem to offer a solution of the water
problem in this and tho Parowan'val
leys, to u very great extent.
A few daya since after penetrating
Hanchctt well near the Iron Springs,
has been operated continuously, giv
ing off a little better than 300 gallons
per minute, without lowering tho wat
er in the well, which remains within
20 feet of tho surface. This well id
only down 370 feet, so that the initial
cost is not at all nrohibltive.
This well is sufficient to take caro
of 80 acres of land farmed on a copnf
mercial basis.
Tho largo well of James Smith,
caved two months ago after having
produced 5G0 gallons per minute for
30 continuous hours, has now been re
paired and will be in operation again
within the next day or two, and its
performance will bo watched with a
great deal of interest by local people,
who are only waiting for visual evi
dence of the feasibility of reclaiming
their. land by this method before en
gaging in an active campaign along
these lines.
From tho Parowan valley comes ex
pressions of satisfaction with the use
of ele'etrical energy for pumping pur
poses. At tho present time 22 wells
nrc being pumped in this woy, and
five moro are to be added the present
season. Tho owners report a very
considerable saving in expense ns com
pared with the cost of gasoline or
oil, and greatly increased efficiency,
much more water having been pro
duced from tho wella .this season than
over before. Despite this increased
activity and production, tho water
tablo has not been lowered an inch, is
tho report.
From all those evidences it is ap
parent that irrigation by means of
this region, and the future holds no
moro inviting field for the agricultur
ist than the development of productive
farms by this method. -
Officers of Ladies' Republican
Club of Cedar Sound Call to
Citizen Sisters.
One often meets persdns who think
it a sign of superiority to nffect u
wisdom of goodness which prevents
them from taking any interest in pol
itics." Too often, it is but a pose to
hide ignorance or explain failure to
perform their duty of citizenship.
If "Politics are rotten," or "Run by
a machine," every individual should
give intelligent attention incidentally,
to his every day work in other fields.
It is the purest clement of selfish-'
ness to be unwilling to devoto a little)
time to tho regulation of the affairs
of one's country. "He who. doesn't,'
repudiates his birthright of Ameri-'
A A tt A w t I
As the women of our locality have
never considered politics very serious-1
ly and knowing that knowledge and.
facts form the basis of sound judg
ment, the officers of tho Republican
Ladies Club deemed it advisable to,
take up a study of tho platforms of
the different parties.
The following is the program
outlined for 'iuesday, Aug 10th: i
Girls Quartet under direction of
Mrs. Webster.
Three minute talk on Parliament
ary Rules Mrs. E. Crane Wntson,1
Reading of Planks on High Cost of
Living from Republican, Democratic,
Farmer, Labor, Socialist, and Prohib
ition platforms Sec. Janet Rollo.
Five minute discussion on same. '
Where to Place the Responsibility
for High Cost of Sugar Mrs. A. P.
Ws there discrimination between
the South and tho West Mm. J. P.
Is Nntional Incompetency, Extrav
agance and Waste n Factor?-Mrs.i
AHie Knell.
Intrepid Band Faces Winter Hard-
; ships in Answer to Call of
President Young.
Pioneer Day Audience Listens to
Interesting Talc of Cedar City's
Birth and Childhood Story
Reads Like Fiction Now.
(Given by Miss Agnes Brown at tho
Pioneer Day Celebration.)
Wo are all familiar with tho story
of how our people were driven from
their Jiomes in tho cast, and wcro
led westward by President Brigham
Young, arriving in Salt Lako valloy in
1847, just seYenty-three years ago to
day, but few of us arc familiar with
the story of tho coming of our own
pioneers to Cedar Valley. The slory
of our own pioneers should be moro
interesting to us even than that of
tho first pioneers because wo are ac
quainted with so many of the char-,
To Sister Alice and Brother David
Bulloch.wo of our remaining pio
neers, I am indebted for the informa
tion L-liave, but since I have attempt
ed to condense seventy years of his
tory into a ten minute talk I have had
to omit many of the interesting
incidents they told me.
President Brigham Young must
have been a very wonderful leader
indeed for he seemed to know just ex
actly what wealth was in each part of
Utah and what people were best
suited to develop it. He had early dis
covered the vast niincral deposits in
our county and especially was he in
terested in tho iron. So in tho win-
tor of 18Gfy just three years after tho
arrival of tho pioneers in Utah, ho
called a company of twelve families
to come down and build a town in
this valley. Theso families wero all
Scotch people who had traveled all tho
way from their native country to
gether. They hnd been in Utnh only
a week or two when they received tho
call to come down here. President
Young knew that they had all worked
in tho iron and coal foundation of their
own country so he sent them here to'
develop Iron County.
This body of people had keen
known as the "Scotch Independent
(Continued on Page Four.)
Fair Committee Expresses Full
Appreciation of Cedar's
Active Cooperation.
Louis R. Lund of Enterprise, chair
man of the committee that pulled off
the big fair at Enterprise last week,
was in Cedar Wednesday and took oc
casion to express his appreciation of
the interest shown by Cedar people in
the successful and popular meet. This
was tho first attempt Enterprise has
made' at staging so large an event as.
the fair, and its entire success is a',
matter of great satisfaction to Enter
prise people. Besides the fine exhibits
of live stock, and lively contests of
vnrious sorts, a very interesting fea
ture of tho exhibit was a model well'
on the fair crrounds. drivnn nixtv fnf.
I deep and connected up to one of thej
,efficient electric-driven pumps that
are taking poseassion of tho desert,
i Visitors were all interested in watch
ing this pump throw out a steady
stream of clear, cool water.
I The Cedar baseball team went to
Enterprise on Friday, last week with
thirteen men. The combination of
Friday with the uiducky number,
thirteen, put a hoodoo on thorn that
forced them to walk homo after tho
game, but it was not strong enough
a hoodoo to defeat tho bunch.
1 Tho Individual Responsibility by
Mrs. W. P. Hunter.
I Musical number.
Wo will commence promptly on
I Each speaker will be timed and
' limited to 5 minutes.
All of tho ladies of tho town and
any of the gentlemen thnt desire to
I come are invited. A rousing good so
cial time will be given once a month.
Youth's Long Fall From Derrick
at the Hanchctt Pump Well
Proves Fatal.
Last Tuesday morning Vaughn
Thompson, the fifteen-year-old son of
C. A. Thompson of tho Dixie Power
Company, was fatally hurt when ho
fell twenty-five feet off a dorrick at
the Hanchctt well on Ccdnr Bottoms.
Falling on his hend, tho lad fractured
his skull. Ho was rushed to a Salt
Lako hospital immediately where nn
operation lifted and put in pluco tho
bones of the skull, but tho victim
died without regaining consciousness.
Funeral services were held at tho
liome of Mr. Thompson on Rlvcrsido
Drive, Salt Lako City. Tho bereaved
father, is tho manager of tho Cedar
City office of tho Dixie Power com
pany and is well known in Iron and)
Washington counties.
County commissioners, Henry W.
Lunt, William Lund and II. Lt Adams,
with County Assessor, Macser Dalley,
met with the State Board of Equaliza
tion on Monday and went over tho tax
valuations of Iron County with that
board. The state board is trying to
get property vnlues equalized as be
tween counties and is ordering somo
very sharp raises in somo of tho
counties. However, tho Bcssion of
tho Iron County tax officials with
those of tho state resulted very sat-'
isfactorily for tho county and thcro
will be no appreciable raiso in local
H-liFORD '
With Explanation of Code by
Which the Various Plays
Are Indicated.
Following is tho sumamry of tho
baseball game between Ccdnr City and
Milford July 28. as prepared, by
Scorer Stanley Ivins:
Milne, C. F. '511200
D. Nelson, 3 B '10 13 10
Watson, S. S 5 2 10 12
Leigh, 1 B 3 2 3 8 0 0
Davis, L. F .112 2 0 0
L. Nelson, R. F. , 3 0 2 10 0
Root, 2 B.. 3 112 3 0
Wilkinson, C 110 5 0 0
Woodbury, P 2 0 0 2 3 1
Ivins, L. F. 0 0 0 2 00
' TOTALS ....30 8ll27 lt3
Fatheringham, C. F. 4 0 .1 0 1' 0
Barton, 3 B 4 12 3 10
Van Quill, S. S 5 0 1111
Theisscn, IB. P ' 5 13 6 0 0
Lynch, C 5 12 7 13
Kirk, R. F 4 10 0 0 0
Scow, 2 B 4 10 3 11
Smith, L. F. 4 0 110 0
Kinney, P 10 0 0 10
Bell, P 3 0 2 0 0 0
Martin ...-... l'J)J) 0 0 0
TOTALS J. ..... 40 5 12 23 "0 '5
Batted for Scow in 9th.
Score byInningH
Cedar City 1 020 12208
Milford 2 0000 3 0005
Two base hits Watson, Lynch.
Sacrifice hits Leigh, L. Nelson,
Root, Barton.
Stolen Bases Leigh, Theisscn, Bell.
Hits off Woodbury, 12 in 9 innings,
off Kinney, 7 in 4 1-3 innings,
off Bell, 4 in 2 1-3 innings. '
Bases on balls off Wodbury, 2.
off Kinney, 2.
off Bell, 1.
Ktnink nllf Til, Wnmltini.tr K
By Kinney, 3.
By Bell, 2.
Wild pitches By Wodbury, 1.
By Bell, 1.
Left on bases Cedar 7, Milford 11.
First base on errors Cedar 2, Mil
ford 2.
Hit by pitcher By Bell 1.
Umpires Macfarlano and Sargent.
For the benefit of baseball fans who
may not be familiar with tho scoring
system, and in order that all may take
advantnge of tho box scores published,
the following explanation is mado:
AB The number of times the play
er is at bat. If tho batter walks, is
hit by a pitched ball, or makes a sac
rifice hit, it is not counted ngainst him
ns a time at bat. Thus, if a man
comes to bat four times in a game,
is walked twice, hit by a pitched ball
onco and mnkes ono hit, tho box scoro
will credit him with one trip to tho
lint and ono hit, giving him a perfect
batting nvcrngo for the gnme, because
ho reached first bnso each time up,
without the aid of an error.
R Runs scored.
II Number of safe hits made by
a playor. To be credited with a hit
Jhe bnttor must hit the ball where it
ennnot bo fielded soon enough to put
on cedar ens 1
Cedar,, City Hotel Company Sends !H
Committee to Choose Site H
For Projected Inn. H
Camp Pitched at Beautiful Navajo H
Lake, Destined to Become the , H
Location of Cedar City's Sum- H
mer Home and Tourist' Colony. H
What may prove to bo a very im-
portant step in the development cJE H
the Cedar Breaks Region as a tourist H
playground was the trip last week H
of representatives of the dircctorato H
of tho Cedar City Hotel Company H
along the Cedar Breaks to select a M
suitablo site for a big summer hotel.
W. II. Leigh and E. M. Corry mado H
the trip for the hotel company and H
wero accompanied by Forest Super- H
visor iW. M. Mace and wife, and Mes- H
srs T. J. Jones, Lchi M. Jonc.i and -H
Chris. Ashdown, who went for the
purpose of inspecting a strip of tim- ' H
bcr soon to be offered for sale by H
the forest service. This timber, H
which is nil spruce, was found to bo H
of good quality and comparatively H
easy to get at. H
Tho party made their camp at " M
Duck Lake, or more appropriately, H
Navajo Lake, from which site expo- H
ditions in different directions covered H
the territory under inspection. H
Ono excellent hotel Bite was found 'H
at tho north end of the Break?, and H
nnother at about tho middle section. ''1
The general opinion of tho party was H
that Navajo Lake, where they were-' H
camped, is tho place for Codnr'a f"'""iH
summer colony, and that r.ol many ' ' "'1
years will pass before Ideal summer kH
homos dot tho beautiful shores of H
that sheet of water. Tho only acci-- H
dent thnt occurred on what was otlw H
crwise a wholly enchanting pleasure H
pilgrimage was the loss of a valuablo H
saddle horso on the return trip. Tho H
animal fell off the trail at a point M
not far above where the steam shovel M
is now working, and did not long sun' H
vivc the tumble. M
Tho Lowder Ranger station was
visited and it was found thnt In tho'' H
recent rain storm 1.3G inches of rain ' H
fell in n 30 hour period. The rainy ' M
Benson began just in timejp save tho H
range from drying up.J,"""Thc forage. H
was beginning to show the effects of M
hot, dry weather, although the stock H
all looked fine. H
In summing up his impressions, H
Supervisor Mace called the excursion H
a "real trip" and tho sentiment was M
echoed enthusiastically by the other H
members of the party. A member of H
the party stated that the trip had M
opened his eyes to a vast number of H
scenic wonders among tho Cedar H
Breaks with which he. had thought M
himself thoroughly familiar for years. M
Editor Karl S. Carlton of the Bea- H
ver County News and the Beaver
Press was a member of the Commer- jH
cial club delegation from Milford at-
tending the Southern Federation meet-
ing here today and mnde The Record a
pleasant but brief call. After tho H
convention he slipped away from town H
without a word and before anyone M
connected with The Record had antici- M
pated his intentions. Come again, M
Bro. Carlton, and don't be in such a
tarnation hurry to get out of town!
next time. Cedar City hnsn't a jail, V
since the old city hall was torn down. H
The new store and apartment build- H
ing of the Southern Utah Plumbing H
nnd Heating Company is practically
completed and will bo ready for occu- H
pancy not later than tho tenth of H
August. It is a well designed struu.
ture of concrete blocks and is a credit 'H
to the company. "H
him out at first base. A batter reach- i ?H
ng first base because of an error or . V '
because the man fielding tho ball '
chooses to attempt to put out another
base runner, s not credited with a hit.
put out by the fielder. ufl
IA"!Tuinber. of 0PP08ing players
A the number of assets, or num-
per of times tho fielder assists in put-
ting out an opposing player. Exam-
plo: If a batter hits to short stop and
s thrown out at first base, short stop
s credited with an "assist" and first
base with a "put out."
E Number of orrors committed by t 'H
the player. An error is a misplay "Miiijttfi , H
permits a batter to reach first basJToHK&: v., t
a base runner to advance a basolVf-fi jiifl
A sacrifice hit is a hit which allows Ivtr
a base runner to ndvanco while the-) JfoS3
batter is being put out, . jug?

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