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Trip Includes Mammoth Creek,
Bryce's Canyon, Kaibab Forest
and Grand Canyon.
Attractions Covered Pronounced
"f Ideal Vacation Group and Con
certed Effort is Favored for
7 Making Them Better Known.
S. J. Foster, cashier of the bank of
Southern Utah, president of the Cedar
City Commercial Club and of tha new
Federation of Clubs is just home from
a vacation trip to Bryce's Canyon,
Mammoth Creek and the Grand Can
yon. He returned from the Grand
Canyon by way of Hurricane with the
intention of including Zion Canyon in
the tour, but found that the recent
heavy storms had taken out the new
government bridge across North
Creek on tho Zion Canyon road and
otherwise rendered the road temporar
ily impassable to auto travel.
Besides Mr. Foster, the party in
cluded his son and daughter, Morris
and Roma, his two sisters, Miss Ruth
Poster and Mrs. Tillic Hedquist and
tho Misses Orpha Morris and Helen
Nelson. ,
The first stop was at Bryce's Can
yon which was found to be a sur
passingly beautiful and unique man
ifestation of nature. A fishing trip to
' Mammoth Creek was next in order,
. nnd the fish were obliging enough to
be very hungry. So that Mammoth
Creek was. called a complete success
Next day the party went to Kanab
and thence through the Kaibab forest
to the Grand Canyon. Between Kan
ab and tho foothills of the forest lie
thirty miles of open desert. Then the
road climbs Lefcvre ridge through a
broad belt of pinion pines which in
productive years furnish hundreds of
tons of pine nuts. Leaving the pin
ions the road still climbs through
heavy yellow pine timber where a soft
carpet of grass and pine needles cover
tho earth and the odd looking but
beautiful white-tailed squirrel a
bounds. This little animal is black
with a very large and extremely bushy
white tail and with n cute little tas
sel on each ear like that on the ear of
the lynx. There are no other squirrels
like these in any other section of the
earth, nnturalists say.
Tho road that crosses the Kaibab
plateau has for tho most part been
turnpiked and is cxcxeptionally good
ns well as interesting for the depth of
the woods it penetrates, for the open
flower strewn pnrks encountered and
for the deer that dodge away into the
underbrush. Dropping gently down
the south slope of the plateau, the
party came at last to the end of thej
trip,, Bright Angel Point.
The canyon was found to be the
most sublime scene of all and held tho
party not only by its immensity but
by its wonderful variety and beauty of
coloring. The Wylie camp on the
noint furnished comfortable quarters
for all who came unprepared to camp..
Having heard evil reports about the
road between Kanab and Hurricane,
Mr. Foster was agreeably surprised to
find that it was not so bad after all.
Any driver of ordinary ability ought
to make it over that stretch without
serious trouble. The worst stretch of
road was between Antelope Springs
and Gould's shearing corrall. However
it is sadly in need of a few sign posts.
One especially at Antelope Springs,
where the road to Mount Trumbull
leaves the main road, nnd another at
A Pipe Springs near the other end where
"5V Mount Trumbull road comes into the
f main road again. This need was ev-(
idenced'by the plight of two pnrties
of tourists who had taken the Mount
Trumbull road from Antelope springs,
by mistake and had gone forty miles
out into the desert over almost impas
sablo obstacles, at last finding them
selves stranded without gas, food,
water or bed, and suffering from the
fierce desert heat. All this delay and
suffering and exasperation could have
been nvoided by the erection of an in
expensive sign, for which every trav
eller would bo grateful.
Mr. Foster considers the combina
tion of Bryco's Canyon. Mammoth
Creek, Grand Canyon nnd Zion Can
yon and tho Cedar Breaks as compris
ing the ideal vacation group, which
ought to be offered to tho tourist
world ns one tour. They can bo linked
I together with comparatively small ex
it v
vt vffi WX a "HftiVlO flP&'3f
Princo Caslmor Lubomlrlsk
who has arrlvod at Washington.
Ho comes from ono of Poland's
old families and has boon connect
ed with politics in his native
country for many years. Ho was
educated In Cracow. Vienna
Parle and Nancy.
Immediate Removal From Main
Streets and'Ppwer Poles
Is the Plan.
Manager Woodbury of the Iron
County Telephone Company is rebuild
and remodeling the company's wire
lines in tho center of town, replncing
several of the stretches of open aerial
circuits with lead enclosed cable, and
gradually transferring the circuits
from Mnin street to the center of the
blocks on either side of tho street; this
preparatory to the removal of the
poles from tho center of Main street,
which has long been promised. This
work cannot be completed suddenly,
but is steadily going on and will not
cease now until all the poles are re
moved from Mnin street. For the
most part the Telephone company is
erecting separate poles in order to get
farther from tho high tension lines of
the Power compnny, with whom com
mon poles have heretofore been
shared. Wherever there are more
than about six or eight circuits to
gether, and especially near the center
of the city where the wires nre mnny,
cables will be used instead of the open
single wires. About four thousnnd
feet of cnblo in all will be put up im
mediately, and more as the need for
it becomes npparent.
The material for this construction
was ordered before the war, but was
not delivered on nccount of war ac
ities, and some of it hns only recently
become available. Now that it is at
last on hand, tho company is going
nhead with the improvement of tho
service nnd tho clcarintr of the streets
in spite of the present costs of labor
and supplies.
A new toll line hns just been fin
ished to Knnnrrn, which will enlarge
and improve the service to thnt town.
Already the replacing of the multi
plicity of wires by tho compact cable
has gone fnr enough to indicate how
great the improvement will be.
pense, nnd ho henrtily endorsed the
proposition of tho Iron County Record
! that all the counties concerned should
unite in linking up this road and in ad-
vcrtiBing as one tour the six supremo
attractions of Fish Lnke, Bryco's
Canyon, Crnnd Cnnyon, Zion Canyon,
Cedar Breaks and Mammoth Creek.
' A recent visit to the Cedar City
cemetery shows tho streets thereof
t cleaned out, but most of tho lots
1 overgrown with weeds mostly Russian
t thistle. These weeds are preparing to
I ripen seed soon, and will seed Iho
cemotery nnd tho wholo surrounding
country if left to themselves much
, longer. Every lot owner who has a
, genuine regnrd for tho departed who
' are buried in his lot will see to it at
J once thnt the lot is cleaned of these
' unsightly, thorny nnd wholly disrop
, utable weeds. Charles Adams has sug-
Plan Found to Work in San Fran
cisco Will be Extended to
Other States.
Actual Demostration of Savings
Methods Will Be Installed In
Every Public School.
San Francisco, Aug. 10, Pupils in
302 California grammar schools saved
and invested 119G.C42 in Thrift, War
Savings nnd School Penny Stamps
during tho school year 1910-1920 ac
cording to a report mado by Philip J.
Lawlor, Manager of tho School Sav
i ings Department of tho Bank of Italy
1 here. Of the total number of schools
I participating in the snvings plan, 200
are located in tho interior of Califor
nia and 102 in San Francisco.
Tho number of school days was 217
and the number of individual invest
ors wns 230,979.
Lawlor's report is interesting in tho
light of a recent conference of the
state superintendents of public in
struction of the seven states of tho
.Twelfth Federal Reserve District rc
jcently held at Salt Lake City, where
the question of introducing a similar
savings system in all public schoob
throughout the Fwelfth Federal Re
J servo District was discussed. It is
planned to introduce permanent cours
es in thrift in all of the schools and in
connection therewith to provide a
method for tho saving of sums from
a penny to a dollar by tho use of the
savings punch cards. The teacher of
each class room would receive tho
snvings of the children crediting then
on the punch card until enough was
snved to purchase a thrift or war sav
ings stamp.
As the result of the efforts of tho
Government Snvings Organization in
co-operntion with public school auth
orities throughout the west last year
hundreds of schools hnve already in
stituted systems for taking care of the
savings of school children in connec
tion with the thrift lessons they nre
receiving. That the school savings
movement is spreading rapidlv and
taking firm root in our educational
system is evidenced by the fact that
n number of eastern stntes have ad
opted legislation mnking tho teaching
of thrift compulsory.
The following paragraph is quoted
from a letter signed by Theodore liar
dee, Director, and C. A. Fnmsworth,
Associate Director of the Government
Saving Organization for the Twelfth
Federnl Reserve District, to pupils
nnd parents:
"Such a policy ns this is pro
1 ventive nnd serves to control in
j digence, for it must be recognized
that pauperism draws its recruits
largely from those who would
have saved, if the thrift idea had
been plnnted in their impression
able minds, as little children.
Therefore, we appeal to children
to begin saving pennies, and the
i nickels, dimes and dollars will
i surely follow until success nnd in
' dependence arc won. Finally we
urge parents to encourage their
boys nnd girls not only to save,
but to be industrious, to practice
thrift and self control, for all of
these qualities will serve to make
them contented nnd pntriotii' cit
izens, veritable bulwarks ngaiiiht
social unrest."
County Crop Pest Inspector Karl
Topham 'feels that too many landown
ers are disregarding the call to de
stroy noxious weeds. It is likely that
mnny do not understand that the law
requires this weed destruction, nnd
that there is ample means of en
forcing the law in the mntter. If the
lot owner, field owner or street owner
docs not elenn up the weeds nnmodi
ns noxious, the cost of cleaning them
ofT his land can bo nssessed nnd col
lected as a tax against tho land. Also,
the owner disobeying the order is
guilty of n misdemeanor and is sub
ject to a fine as a lawbreaker. It is
the expressed intention of tho inspect
or to enforce the Inw and thus pro
tect the farms of the county from
these costly weeds.
gosted that n day bo set apart nnd hns
offered to donnto a day to tho clenning
up of own-irless lots. No doubt there
arc many others who would help in
I tho good cause if urged by u commit
tee of our fair young ladicj.
red cross drive !
Money Collected Will Go to Help
Disabled Veterans or For
Overseas Relief.
Is Period Set for Annual Member
ship Drive of Organization
Universal Membership is Goal
Set By Officials.
The fourth Red Cross Roll Call will
bo held from Armistice Dny, Novem
ber, 11, to Thnnksgiving Day, Novem
ber 25, 1920. Announcement of the
time set for the renewal of member
ships nnd for tho securing of now
members was made recently by Mnur
ico Willows, acting mnnngur of tho
Mountain Division, following the de
termination of the date by tho execu
tive committee of the Red Cross at
Washington. It will bo noted thnt
under this arrangement tho Chapter
workers will have more time for sign
ing up now members than wns allowed
last fall.
With the announcement of iho cntcs
for tho nnnunl enrollment of Red
Cross members for the year 1921, Dr.
Livingston Fnrrand, chairman of tho
Central Committee mado known thu
decision of the American Rod Cross to
mnke each anniversary of tho end of
the World Wnr henceforth, the occas
ion for renewing populnr allegiance
to tho Red Cross through dollnr an
nual memberships. The mnin objec
tive of tho Fourth Roll Cnll is to se
cure as nearly as possible universnl
memberships.' The obligations of tho
organization which aro financed thru
t ,thp annual dollnr memberships include
continuation of measures in behalf of
the American veterans of tho World (
war, particularly the disabled; ser
vice for tho Army and Navy undon;
all conditions; development of stouler
nntional resistance to disense througli
Health Centers, increase of the coun
try's nursing resources, nnd coopera
tion with official agencies; continued
preparedness for disaster relief, Homo
Service and community work; and tho
completion of the relief work nmong
wnr-exhausted and disease ridden
people overseas.
On Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the B.
A. C. Science Building there wUl be aj
lecture nnd demonstration on "Varie
ties nnd Amounts of Foods for Child-1
ren of Different Ages." Tho public are
cordially invited to nttend this demon- j
ctrntion which is being held in con-,
nection with the Nutrition Clnss now
being conducted under the ti'fupices of
tho U. A. C. Extension Division and
the local Farm Bureau with Miss
Amy J. Leigh, Assistant Home Dem
onstration Agent ns specialist.
The Nutrition Clnss is limited to
sixteen children and their mothers
because more intensive work can be
done with n small group. The purpose
of tho clnss is to demonstrate that
children who arc free to gain, that
nre free from physical defects, will re-'
spond to accurate feeding nnd reach
the normal line for weight and height. '
It is hoped that the results of this
demonstration clnss may bo used in
the community for tho benefit of both
pre-school and school children. i
During tho coming school year sim
ilar classes will be held with the'
school children nnd special attention
paid to tho underweight child. j
The brick wnlls of the new hotel for
Cednr City are now progressing at n
very satisfactory rate and the sub
floors nre going in. Most of tho ma
sonry has been completed. The stOno
used is native red sandstone and
makes a better showing under the
mnson's chisel nnd trowel than mnny
local builders thought possible. The
innson hns used its color tones to
achieve a very artistic effect.
So far tho new building is nnmeleas.
Tho proposition of inaugurating 'i
nnmo contest iins been considered by,
the hotel company, nnd may possibly
bo ndopted. A beautiful, appropriate j
name is nowadays realized to bo as
nceossnry part of a hotel as is a J
beautiful front.
Messrs Parley Dallcy and John
Christensen, who mado a business trip
into Dixie this week, aro homo again.!
lion. James W. Wadsworth, Jr.
Tho sonior Now York Sonator,
as chairman of tho Sonnto com
mittco on Military Affairs, ha
boon most activo in All matters
pertaining to tho military affairs
of tho government. Ho Is also n
good roads onthuslnst and recent
ly Introduced a bill on tho subject,
enlarging tho aid to bo given by
tho fpdornl government to tho va
rious statos.
Bcforo entering tho Sonnto.
8onntor Wadsworth was n mem
ber of the Now York Assembly for
n numbor of years and Its speaker
from 190G to 1910. incluslvo. nnd
hns, thcroforo, had much legisla
tive experience
. r
Women Are Urged To Prepare
Entries and Win the Big
Prizes Offered.
Ladies, boost for your county fair
! to bo hold in Cedar this vear.
w "is iiuiu in xjuimi una yuur.
Let's have a bigger and better dis
play in the ladies department than
over before.
Wo know thnt every lady in Cedar
City can enter something in each de
partment, if she will only prepare
now. While putting up your fruits,
ments or vegetables, do it with tho in
tention of entering it in tho Big Fair.
It will bo worth your while, as sub-i
stantinl prizes will be offered in every
department and you will also be doing
your duty in making our fair a suc
cess. Big prizes will bo offered in nil
lines of bnking. Extra big prizes will
be awarded for best display in each of
the ladies' departments.
Do thnt fall sewing now. Wonderful
prizes nre offered for clever remodel
ing from old mnterial mado into
childrens' clothing.
Remember ladies and don't slight
the needle work department. Finish
that piece you hnvo started and also
enter for the big premium display.
For further information call up:
MRS. R. L. JONES, or . .
The following letter from Ira R.
Browning, State Rond Engineer to
Sheriff Froyd explnins itself. Mr.
Froyd states that there are still a few
travellers who break the wide-tiro law
and this will be published in the na
ture of a warning to them thnt this
law will be enforced.
Salt Lako City, Utah, Aug U, 1920.
Iron County Sheriff, Cedar City Ut.
Dear Sir: At a recent meeting of
the State Rond Commission, there wan
considerable discussion regarding the
damage boing dono to the various
roads throughout the state on account
of the use of the narrow tired wn'g-;
oris, and I was instructed to ndviso all
county sheriffs thnt it is the intention
of the State Road Commission, so fnr
as state roads aro concerned, to rigid
ly enforce tho law which prohibits the
use on public highways . of wagons
having tires less than three inches
Will you therefore kindly do what
you can to assist the State Road Com
mission in prosocuting all drivers of
narrow tired wagons?
Stnto Road Engineer.
A special program, socinl and gen
eral good timo twnits all Relief So
ciotty members on Tuesday, Aug. 2-1,
ut 2:30 In the Relief Society Hnll. All
members arc urged to be present.
Prompt Response of Citizens Clears '
Way for Immediate Opening H
of Great Scenic Road. H
Score of Cedar Men Join Lumber
& Commission Co. in Pledge of
Resources for Completion of
Road to Cedar Breaks. M
At a meeting of tho Cedar City
Commercial Club held in the Forest H
Offico today (Saturday) tho following , H
nnmed club members pledged thorn- H
solves to contract tho third section of '
the Cedar Longvnlley road in order to
get it completed this fall: !
Francis W. Middleton. jjH
Charles N. Corry. '.
Frank B. Adams. vb" ' ?
Hober C. Jensen. i
Thos. J. Jones. -J, '& 'H
W. Arthur Jones. JH
Jos. S. Fife. -
Lnfe Jolley. tH
Richard Palmer. o !!
Solon J. Foster. !
Ilnrry II. Lunt. '
Elins M. Corry. !
Evan E. Williams. ' ' H
Henry W. Lunt. . rif. El
Geo. II. Wood. ' ? . !
Randall L. Jones. jH
. Geo. W. Esplin. H
Robert S. Gardner. !!
Sam'l W. Leigh. !
Uriah T. Jones. 1
Collar Lumber & Commls8lon'iCo:XJ- - -VH
The condition that mado this ac- !
iion necessary arose from tho decis- ?
ion of the road authorities of the fed-
cral government nnd tho stnto to let 'H
no more road contracts this year on
account of the general labor shortage !
District Engineer B. J. Finch of tho !
federal Bureau of Public Roads b hero !
inspecting thu rond in question, nnd (
the forest supervisor in connection fl
with the county commissioners and !
Cedar Commercial Club made strong
enough representations to Mr. Finch !!
as to the necessity of immediate com- !
plction of the road and the possibility jH
of getting plenty of labor to induce 3
him to ngrco to let tho rond out in !1
Hinnll contracts to local men nt once !!
if they would take the work that way !
and save the necessity of advertising
for bids. The Commercial Club im- (!!
mediately got busy and enough men
responded to handle the eight miles of H
rond now remaining to the .lummit of
Cednr Mountain. f
With Engineer Fincn on his road in- (!
spection wcro T. W. Norcross, Chief '
Engineer of the forest service from 3
the Washington Office, J. P. Martin, !
District Engineer from the Ogdcn.of-
flee nnd B. II. Fowlc, Jr. of Ncphi, H
State Road Engineer. Messrs Martin - 'f
and Norcross went on to the Kaibab , 'H
forest. This united nction on tho part ', H
of the citizens of Cedar City insures !
the opening of tho Cednr Breaks, and J
Navajo Lake country to tourists be-
fore snow flies this fall, and mnkes " H
possible the opening of a strong ad-
vcrtiBing campaign next summer, edu- ?!
eating the tourist world ns to the !!
beauties and plcnsures of Cedar H
Mountain ns a summer resort. Inci- 'H
dentally it will put into circulation lH
within the county a good many thou- 'i
snnds of dollnrs that otherwise would 'VH
have been locked up until another sea-
son. 4T
Those who have been striving hard f j
to get this last section contracted, in- (i
eluding tho forest supervisor, Com-
missioner Lunt nnd the Commercial H
Club officials, were much pleased at iM
tho prompt response of the citizens, !
which prompted tho following enthua- 'H
instic comment from Supervisor Mace: r5
"I must say thnt I never hnve been ,S M
in a community where public enter- ',!
prises nre tackled so fearlessly and ' ft
energetically ns in Cedar. They nover 4 M
hesitate to take hold of anything from '1 JH
a county hospital to a three hundred
thousand dollar stretch of road." rJ
Likes Name of Navajo Lake. ftH
St. Joseph. Mo., Aug. 17, 1920. n
Iron County Record, Cedar City, Ut, H
Gontlomon: Your nrticlo in tho Rcc 9
ord in regard to tho nnmo of Navajo "!
Lake should interest overy ono in H
Southern Utah. I hope they will givo ' H
it its original nnmo nnd I believe the H
name would nttract tho attention of 5H
every tourist that travels through mM
the state. Yours truly, ' , $&&

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