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H VOLUME XXIX. moN COUNTY RECORD, CEDAR CITY, UTAH, DECEMBER 29, 1922. NUMBER 3. H
I , YOU MAY LOOK FOR GREAT DEVELOPMENT IN S0lllWl3 I
I 1923 PROSPECTS
STATEMENTS OF AGRICULTUR
I AL CONDITIONS AND PROS-
PECTS FROM SECRETARY OF
H ' Twolvo months ago most of the
six billion farmers of tho United
States wore starting on tho long hard
H climb out of tho valloy of economic
H . depression. They have not yet at-
t.ined the heights which arc bathed
in tho grateful sunshino of prosper
ity. Some, indeed havo fallen by tho
way. Others nr0 still in vthe valloy,
Nevertheless, as wo stop a bit and
iook backward wo can see that very
considerable ground has been gaind
by tho great majority, and wo can
enter tho New Year with renewed
hope and with that courage which
comes from tho realization that wo
are really making progress.
A year ago, when speaking of tho
prospects for farming in 1922, I said
that while there w.s no reason to
expect boom times for tho farmer in
tho near future, there was promise
of better times, both for tho farmer
and for thoso whoso business is large
ly dependent upon him. Tho year has
brought fulfillment of that promise.
Speaking generally, times are better,
much better, than a year ago, both
for agriculture and for industry.
Crops have been good, on the
whole. Prices of tho major crops
are mostly" considerably higher.
While there has been a correspond
ing advance in the prices of tho
things tho farmer must buy, tho to-
, " tal Bum -which farmer will receivo
. for the-jcrops of this yearfs' greater
by a -billion and a half dollars or
' more than that which they received
for tho crops of last year. This will
certainly mean better times on tho
farm, and farm folks will bo ablo
to easo up a little on tho grinding
economy they wero forced to prac
tice tho preceding year
Tho labor cost of producing the
crops of 1922 was still further re
duced. IThero wero some substan
tial reductions in freight rates. Much
helpful legislation has been enacted,
and more will bo this winter. In
terest rates aro lower and tho credit
strains has been eased. This has
made it possible, for many farmers
themselves in condition to win
refund their obligations and get
who were rather heavily involved Jto
There are still some dark spots.
In some sections weather conditions
were unfavorable and crops wero
short, and farmers in these sections
aro having n very hard time of it.
Freight rates are still too high,
especially for thoso who must pay
for a long haul to market
Taxes are-high, but this is large
ly duo to tho increase in local taxes,
over which farmers themselves must
There has been gratifying growth
in farmers' cooperative' marketing
associations, and more of them aro
being organized on a sound business
Aside from tho help which has been
given by legislation arid by admin-j
istration activities, strong economic
I forces are nt work to restore a more
I normal relation between agriculture
and other industries. I
Tho peril in tho agricultural de
pression is more keenly realized by
other groups than ever before, and
on every hand a sincer0 desiro is
being evidenced to do what can bo
done safely to help tho farmer bet-:
Everything considered, we havo
g6od reason to expect still better
things for agriculture in tho year'
E David nnd Moroni Spiisbury of
Toquervillo aro in Cedar for n weeks
visit wit relatives and friends.
Wm. Stephens has gono to Good
Springs, Nevada, whero ho expects!
to find employment in tho mines for
tho balance of the winter.
. PASSES QUIETLY
Christmas Day in Cedar passed
very quietly. Tho day wa3 pleasant,
the weather ideal.
Early in the morning tho Cedar
Band serenaded tho townspeople, and
enlivened them with inspiring music.
Tho efforts of tho boys wero appre
ciated and they wero assured of the
sincere appreciation of those who
During tho day several family
gatherings were held and so far as
wo were ablo to learn each gathering
enjoyed tho time spent together in a
very satisfactory and pleasant man
ner. During tho' entire day people- who
were passng to and fro throughout
tho town wore heard to call Merry
Christmas in a tono that gave evid
ence that thoy wer feeling tho true
spirit of tho day.
The children from early morning
when they unearthed what Santa
Claus had sent them, until lato at
night, wero in raptures and not ono
that wo can learn of was unhappy or
The day came to a pleasant close
with a dance in tho Ward Hall at
which a largo crowd of old and young
mingled and enjoyed themselves
In tho evening also at tho Thorloy
tho place was taxed to capacity with
people who came to witness tho stir
ring drama, "Hail the Woman."
Vory little liquor was in evidence,
and but two or three of tho boys
wer0 noticed to bo under the influence
i Taking it all in all Cedar passed a
qujej;, pleasant Christmas day.
Wednesday the spirit of Frank
Webster tooks its flight to the realms
above after a short illness during
which tho deceased suffered excrut
iatingly from an abcess in tho head
and an attack of pneumonia.
Tho deceased had been suffering
from a heavy cold previous to a week
ago when pneumonia set in, com
plicated with tho abcess in th0 head,
and from that time on tho unfortun
ato man suffered intensely until
death came to relieve him.
Ho was a man whom his friends
admired, a hard worker, and a man
dovoted to his wifo and chidren, his
aim in lifo seemingly being to pro
vide for them nnd make life a plea
sure for them to live. Ho was con
stantly devoted to hi3 family and was
repoatedly complimented for this
thoughtfulness and constancy.
Tho .deceased had reached the age
of 49 yers, and was really in his
prime, when death, tho terrible de
stroyer, stepped in and Jruthlessly
tore him from his loving family.
Funeral serviced aro being held
in the Ward Hall ns wo go to press,
and a largo congregation of sym
pathizing friends and relatives of
the bereaved wifo and three children
are in attendance to show their last
tribute of respect to an honest and
upright -departed citizen of Cctjar
.... INDIAN BABY DIES
Last night at about 10 o'clock the
little year and a half old baby of
Indian Jimmy died from a lingering
Tho child had been under tho care
of a physician for some time, but
nothing thnt t could bo prescribed
seemed to relievo tho sufferer.
Tho father of tho child is at pre
sent in St, George and has been ,
phoned for and will arrive here to
Funoral services and interment
will bo held tomorrow.
Mr. nnd Mrs. E. E. Williams went
to Blauding a couple of weeks ago
to visit with their daughters during
the holidays. They returned Wed
nesday on account of tho serious ill
ness of their son Robert.
AT THE COLLEGE
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO
ENTER CLASS OF FULL YEAR
SCHEDULE. INCREASED EN
Tho Winter Courso of tho Branch
Agricultural College will begin
Wednesday, January 3rd., 1923. Spec
ial effort Is being made to harmon
ize the work of tho Wintor Course
with that of tho regular winter
quarter, which begins on the samo
date, in order that winter term stud
ents will fit Into th0 regular running-
of the school. It will be found
hoWever that tho, subjects offered in
tho winter courso are especially
adopted to students desiring to em
phasize tho practical end of training.
Many new courses aro being of
fered in all departments. Especially
is this true of tho department of!
Agriculture, Hom0 Economics, and.
Mechanic Arts. There will also be
opportunity for winter course stud-'
onts to enter classes of th0 full year1
schedule. Tho regular school year
being divided into three quarters,
th0 second quarter iof which begins
similtaneously with tho winter
course, it will be understood thnt(
there will bo many classes in all
departments which winter courso
students can enter advantageously.
Hero is an opportunity for desiring
students who wero unable to enter
school in the fall to go on with their
schooling under conditions especially
designed to meet their needs.
Herein is also presented an oppor
tunity for the patrons of the B. A.
in a substantial way. There will
bo incoming students fromv Southern
Utah to bo taken care of. While no1
definite estimate is made of tho
number of new students coming in
for tho winter term it is expected1
that there will bo a subtantinl in
crease to the schools present enrollment
Th0 following is tho program that
will bo given nt the Parent-Teachers' i
meeting that will bo held January
11. 1923. .... I
1 Music, piano slection by Beth
2 Reading by Mrs. John U. Web-'
I 3 General Topic, "Habit Train-,
lng", (a) Good and Evil Habits, by
Mrs. Hyde. "Habit Breaking," by
4 Music, community singing.
GETS BABY BOY
... FOR XMAS GIFT
Christmas morning Ezra Rollo
was delighted to receivo from his
wifo a gift that was very welcome,
and ono that ho may feel justly
proud of. The gift wns a bouncing
baby boy, and of course considered
by tho parents the best over. Mother
nnd babe doing nicely and the grand
parents highly elated.
. on I
We aro in receipt of a letter from
J. H. Hunter, who with his wifo nnd
younger children nro now sojourning
in Glendale, Cal. In the letter Mr.(
Hunter states that he expects to!
havo fully recovered his health.'
(which has been somewhat poorly
for several months past,) by the
time spring comes around again. Ho
also states that tho weather in Glen
dalo is like May weather; that nlfalfa
is six inches in height, cabago, cal
uliflower, and such vegetables grow
ing fine, and tho people will soon bo
busy picking oranges. Tomntoes nro
still ripening on tho vine, nnd all
together California is an ideal place
for tho orcharist and vegetable grow
er. Mr. Hunter says that his wife
and children are well, and with him
sends greetings nnd best wishes to
their many friends in Cedar City. '
Cox of California spent
last week in Cedar vsiting with. his
Wo wore informed today by R..A.
Thorley, president of tho Board of
Education, that a notice of contest
of election has been filed with tho
board in tho matter of tho election
of Morgan Edwards of Paragonah.
The contest will bo carriod on by
citizens of District No. 1. living in
oast Pnrowan, which is tho southern
pjart of the District.
, The grounds of contest aro, as we
understand them, about as follows:
Irregularity in voting in Buckhorn
district whero it is claimed citizens
were refused ballots because their
names did not appear on the official
list of voters; failure to send In
certif icato of nomination !n aufflctotot
time before electon to conform to tho
lnw; becauso the nam of Morgan
Edwards appeared first on the ballot
when the name of tho present In
cumbent, Walter Mitchell, should
have had that position.
Wo aro not familiar with all tho
points at issue as specified in tho
notice of contest, nnd can only say to
those interested: "go to it; if you
'win how much have you gained? If
Morgan Edwards is retained will ho
not bo as anxious and willing to do
his duty by tho School District ns tho
present incumbent? And if tho pre
sent incumbent wins, will Mr. Ed
wards bo any the loser thereby?
And whoever wins will it deter tho
district from having efficient government,"
THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK.
I feel confident that 1923 will bo
a banner year for ,Utah, especially
Iron, . Washington awiiutah coantlea,
wth theextenslomof 'the- rallroad.to
Cedar City, tho erection of a large
'steel plant in Utah county, tho ex-
I tensive improvement, .f. roads:.- in
Washington county (which, will com-!
'menco the first of tho year), tho
improvement of Kiabab forest, Zion1
Canyon nnd other scenic attractions,
will certninly bring Southern Utah
to tho front. Yes, there is a bright
future for Utah and her people. Lot1
us bo prepared for coming events.
With best wishes to all,
1 A TRUE FISH STORY.
' A naturalist, writes James B.
Thorsen, in ono of his clever insur
ance letters, once divided an aquar
ium with a clear glass partition. He
put n lusty bass in ono section and
minnows in tho other.
Tho bass struck every time a min-1
now approached tho glass partition.
After three days of fruitless lunging
which netted him only bruises, ho
censed his efforts and subsisted on
the food that was droped in. Then
tho naturalist removed tho glass1
partition. Tho minnows swam all
around tho bass, but he did not striko1
at a single one. Ho had been thor-j
oughly sold on the,idon that business
wns bad. There's a moral hero '
take another shot at tho partition.
Maybe it isn't there nny more!
I COUNTY OFFICIALS TO
The county officials have been in
vited by tho state officials to meet
in Salt Lake City, January 4 to 0, in
convention to take up matters of im
portance to th0 state in the line of
taxation and distribution of taxes.
Wo are told that nearly every
county official of this county will at
tend the convention.
Tho Riverside, (Cal.) Enterprise,
published in full last weelc our
Christmas greeting to our readers
which appeared in tho issue of Dec.'
15. Tho Enterprise in referring to,
the articlo stated that it was one of
tho most applicable to tho season'
thnt had come under the notice of'
tho management, and was well worth
reproducing by all papers. I
If people observed tho spirit of,
Christmas tho year round what a!
wondrous world it would bo. j
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MEET AT B. A. C.
REPRESENTATIVES AND SENA
....TORS FROM SOUTHERN UTAH
SPECIALLY INVITED TO AT
For tho purposo of knowing
Southern Utah's Stato School by
first hand information, Senators and
Representatives from Southern Utah
will meet at tho Branch Agricultur
al Collcgo just prior to going to Salt
Lake City to convene in tho Stato
Legislature. From the response in
writing to the invitation sent out
recently it is expected that a good
representation of Stato Senators and
Representatives will be present
Tho dnto of tho meeting is Friday,
January 5th. It is planned to havo
tho visitors present at tho regular
school chapel exercises at cloven
o'clock, after which an inspection of
the buildings nnd grounds will bo
made, followed by a short meeting
of th0 visitors nt which tho general
policy of tho institution will bo pre
sented. It is not tho purpose of tho invi
tation to bring tho Senators and
Representatives hero for tho purposo
of soliciting their aid on any par
ticular proposition, but to acquaint
these representatives of Southern
Utah, first hand, with Southern
Utah's State School.
The visitors will lcavo in tho af
ternoon for Salt Lako City for tho
early convening of tho Legislature.
( Tho Record this Christmns was re
membered by a largo number of dis
tant renders and many local readers.
nnc1 was tho :ecipient of mnny benu
i tif ul cards with appropriate senti
ments relative to tho season of tho
year. Added to tho prevailing senti
ments several of the cards boro ex
pressions of good will nnd wishes
for continued success for tho man
agement of tho paper.
Among tho largo number of dis
I tnnt friends who sent greetings aro
( tho following: Mr. and Mrs. T. C.
Hoyt of Snowflake, Ariz., Mr. and
.Mrs. J. H. Hunter, of Glendale, Cal.,
Chas. R. Myers of Sabastapol, Cal.,
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Matheson, and
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. J. Gurr of Pnrowan,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. C. Starr of St.
George, and Mr. nnd Mrs. D, Ockey
, of Nephi. And in addition to these
cards wero (received from local
I friends nnd acquaintances. Wo also
I received greetings from business
finns from various parts of Utah,
I tho most prominent of which aro
I th0 Western Newspaper Union, Zel
ilcrback and Carpenter Paper Com
panies, of Salt Lako City, and in
addition nenrly every business firm
in Cedar remembered us.
To bo the recipient of so mnny
nice remembrances from our friends
mokes us feel that "life is worth
the living" nnd gives us a deter
mination to push ahend and do bet
ter during tho coming yenrs.
I ASSESSMENT RECORDS CLEAR
Word comes from tho Stato Board
of Equalization that the assessment
rolls of the county are clear and in
splendid condition, in fact stands at
the head of any in tho state.
Our assessor, Hillman Dalley,
I comes in for n great deal of praise
i from tho members of the Board of
Equalization for his very efficient
work, nnd h0 hns been assured that
his method of conducting tho busi
ness is strictly up to date.
During 1922 Mr. Dalley did not
alow one acre of patented innd to es
enpo assessment, which is something
so far as wo can learn, thnt no othsr
county can bonst of.
Subscribo for tho Record.
END COMES . i I
Tuesday noon the people of Cedar H
wero again startled and shocked at H
the report of a lifo coming suddenly H
to an end without warning. H
Georgo Perry, n man well known
nnd respected in this city, wns going
about his daily duties when ho was
suddenly -fetrjeken with contraction M
of tho heart muscles and ceased to H
livo within a moment or two. The at- H
tack came without warning, although H
tho deceased had been slightly ill M
with nn attack of indigestion. H
Ho had jtist attpnded to soma M
chores outside tho homo and entered ' , M
when ho was stricken, falling upon ' M
sl sofa, and expired bofora' a daughfe- M
cr who was in tho houso could rend- M
cr any assistance or call for help. - M
It will bo remembered that a rM
brother of tho deceased, Thos. Perry, . M
passed away in a similar mannor M
whilo plowing in tho field, nppoplexy K M
being credited ns being tho direct M
cnuso of death. M
Tho deceased was a man whom M
honest nnd upright man, in whom his M
friends placed trust. .... H
Ho will be sadly missed by tho M
children who are left to mourn his
sudden nnd unexpected departure. M
Funeral services wero held in tho H
Ward Hall ystorday and the building H
was taxed to capacity to scat the re-
latives and friends who hnd gathered "
to pay their last tributo of respect 1 H
to tho dopartcd, ; M
Tho services wero conducted by H
Counsellor Samuel F. Leigh of tho H
West Ward, prayer being offered by
Elder A. G. Matheson. The speakers l
were Elders Parley Dalley and H. H
Claude Lewis, each of whom told of
tho oxccllent character of the de- III
ceased and spoke many words of con- j'I
dolenco to tho mourners. Benediction T
was pronounced iJyounsllor'Myron'"' '"' ' 'B
Tho music furnished by the choir H
under tho leadership of II. L. Frisby H
was beautiful and appropriate. A' H
mixed quartet was rendered, the
singers being Bp. E. M. Corry, H. H
L. Frisby, Mrs. John Urio nnd Mrs. . H
S. J. Fostor. . i H
PAINTED VIEWS H
Representntive-eloct R. L. Jones H
wns showing this week som0 of tho H
hnndsomest and exquisitely hnnd H
pninted views of Cednr Breaks, Zion H
Canyon, and Bryco Canyon, mounted H
on nent photo cards, to which woro
attached 1923 calendar. H
Mr. Jones mndo tho suggestion,
thnt tho merchants and other busi- H
noss men of Cedar could very well
got a supply of these scenes, of H
Nature's Wonderland, hand painted H
and mounted on good photo enrds H
with calendnrs attached and present H
them to their customers instead of H
tho gaudy calendars that they havo H
been forced to get in the past. H
Views of local scenic attraction ""-B
would always be kept by tho recipient, H
and tho advertising value, nswell H
as tho courtesy extended by tho giv- H
ing of such views would always bo H
kept in mind by th0 patrons who re- H
ceived them. H
We cortainly hope tlut our loent H
business men will think of Mr. Jones fl
proposition when thoy com0 to place ,H
orders for cnlendars with which to-v M
remember their friends with. H
E. J. Milne, once nn instructor ia H
Cedar when the B. A. C. waa tho B. H
N. S., this week sent us a copy of the , H
Elko (Nov.) Independent, the Christ- H
mns number of thnt paper. Wo had H
always had tho idea that the Record H
held tho chnmpionship belt for boost- H
ing tho locality in which it is publsh-' H
cd, but we fnd that the Independent H
goes tho Record ono better in its H
boosting pf tho Elko country. Maybe H
Hint's the reason "Rnss" is camping- H
in that city. You know, ho aways H
wns somewhat of a booster, and'lKed H
to bo whero things wero stirring. H
Good luck, "Rnss" nnd may you havo-' H
n piosperous Now Year. H
Mr. nnd Mrs. John S. Brown o H
Pnrowan woro visitors in Cednrj, H
Thursday, having come to do sonioj. H
shopping. jf"jt H