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Volume 30, Number 5 
September-October, 1983 


Lorry E. Rytting 
Ronald O. Barney 
Leonard EL Johnson 
Dale Roe 
John J. Nielsen 
Dean L. Wassmer 
Robert K. Anderson 
L. Jack Graham 

Special articles 
Advertising Mgr, 
Circulating Mgr. 
Business Manager 
Mailing Supervisor 

(USES 602-980) 

Published bimonthly by 
The National Society of the 
Sons of Utah Pioneers 
3301 East 2920 South Street 
Salt Lake City, Uah 84109 
Phone: 484-4441 

Subscriptions: $7.50/year; $1,50/copy 
Entered as second class mail 
at Salt Lake City, Utah 


Send address change to: 

Sons of Utah Pioneers 
3301 East 2920 South Street 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 

The National Society of 
The Sons of Utah Pioneers 


Executive Committee 

Glen A, Lloyd President 

Glen L. Greenwood President-Elect 

William J. Critchlow, HI Past President 
Milton V. Backman Judge Advocate 

John J. Nielsen Executive Secretary 

Vice Presidents 

Paul J . Updike 
R. Keith Udall 
Daniel L. Crane 
Wilford W. Crockett 
Ivan V. Larson 
Evan K. Perkins 
Lindsey Thomas 
David A, Schilling 
Alvin C. Hull Jr, 
Sam Gordon 
James L, Jacobs 
David M. Mayfield 
Everett H. Call 
Joseph L. Hellewell 
Wayne Mallet 
Elmo S. Poulsen 
Richard B, Horsley 
Thayne C. Smith 

At Large 
Arizona , No. 
Arizona t Cent. 
Arizona, £< 
Arizona , So, 
California, No. 
Dist , of Col. 

Utah , Cache 
Utah , Box Elder 
Utah , Weber 
Utah , SIC No, 
Utah , SLCE. 
Utah , Cottonwood 
Utah , SICS, W. 
Utah, SLCS.E. 
Utah, Cent. 
Utah> So. 

Eldred G. Smith Chaplain 

W. Phil Robbins Chairman , Bldg . Projects 
Orson Wright Chairman, 50th J. Booh 
AlanS. Young Ass'f. Executive Secretary 
Richard G. Sumsion Treasurer 

Don C. Summers Recording Secretary 


W. Lowell Castleton 
Adolph Johnson 
K, Grant Hale 
Arlene Harris Grover 

Salt Lake City 
Salt Lake City 

Half of New Names 
From East Mill Creek 

East Mill Creek Chapter has ac¬ 
counted for more than half of the 44 
names to be memorialized since an¬ 
nouncement of a plan to share the 
$ 100 memorialization fee with the 
sponsoring chapter. 

Eight chapters participating in the 
program ana the names provided to 
date include: East Mill Creek, 23; 
Temple Quarry, 6; Temple Fork, 4; 
Box Elder, 3; Sugarhouse, 3; Mesa, 
2; Taylorsville-Bennion, 2; and Salt 
Lake City, 1* 

For each name submitted, the 
sponsoring chapter receives a credit 
of $30 to be applied from the 
donated funds towards approved 
projects by that chapter. 

Pioneer Song Contest 
Attracts 18 Entries 

Eighteen Pioneer songs were sub¬ 
mitted in the 1982-83 year contest 
which ended June 30th. The manu¬ 
scripts were evaluated by a commit¬ 
tee of Salt Lake City musicians 
(none from the SUP Music Commit* 
tee) and placed in four categories — 
Gold- Emblem for Cash Awards, 
Gold Emblem, Silver Emblem and 
Honorable Mention. 

Both of the Gold Emblem and the 
Silver Emblem winners ’ manuscripts 
are being held at SUP Headquarters 
where in 1985 they will again be 
evaluated for inclusion in the SUP 
Song Book which is planned for 
(Continued on Page 10) 

Tenth Panel of 
Memorial Names 
Added to Gallery 

Panel #10, with the names of an 
additional 529 pioneers who arrived 
in the Salt Lake Valley before the 
completion of the railroad in 1869, 
has now been completed and will 
soon be mounted on the wall of our 
Memorial Gallery. 

Names are continuing to come in 
which will become part of Panel 
#11. Although several thousand of 
our pioneers are already honored in 
our gallery, the work is just beginn¬ 
ing. We can never be satisfied until 
each of our pioneers are remem¬ 

We encourage each member and 
chapter of the Sons of the Utah 
Pioneers to do what you can to en¬ 
courage your families and friends to 
continue to send in names of pioneer 
ancestors. None should be forgot¬ 

Many of us have parents or other 
relatives who may have been born in 
the valley or who came after 1869 
and should still be considered to 
have lived in the pioneer era. Panel 
A-1, containing many of these 
names, is completed and has been 
placed in the gallery. Panel A-2 is 
now being made ready and has 
many notable people, such as Presi¬ 
dent and Sister David O. McKay, 
Herbert Auerbach, T. Edgar Lyon, 
and many others. It is hoped that 
you will feel the desire to honor this 
group who also made such great 
contributions to our early history. 

Milt Widdison 

The Cover 

The historic stone fort at Pipe 
Springs is on the agenda for Tour -3 
on Friday, Sept. 16 during the 
1983 Encampment at Kanab, Utah. 
The springs received its name when 
Jacob Hamblin's sharpshooting 
brother shot the bowl off a smoking 
pipe. The scenic tours in colorful 
Southern Utah are only part of the 
attraction for SUP members from 
several states. 

—National Park Service Photo 


The President’s Page 

Outgoing President Lauds 
Chapter, Society Activities 

It is always fascinating and usual¬ 
ly challenging to try and keep up 
with the always-increasing scope of 
activities of the Chapters and mem¬ 
bers of SUP. The variety of events 
organized by the individual chapters 
is exciting and displays a great ex- 
ample of creativity. From the Na¬ 
tional Society we pay tribute to 
these various events, 

Each of these various events de¬ 
velops a sense of pride and achieve¬ 
ment among the members of the 
chapter. This past year we have had 
occasion to join chapters together in 
planned activities and programs 
which have demonstrated the 
strength of SUP. We are now look¬ 
ing forward to the one big event 
which brings all members together. 
It is time for the annual National En¬ 

This year the Encampment will be 
prepared and hosted by the Red 
Rocks/Kanab Chapter and will be 
held in that city on September 15, 
16 and 17. The total encampment 
activity has been well planned and 
prepared and the host chapter 
members are enthusiastic about tneir 
program. They are eagerly awaiting 
our arrival so that they may again 
demonstrate their hospitality. 
Events are planned which will in¬ 
troduce us to the beauties of the 
natural creations in that part of our 
country. It will be a most scenic 

The annual encampment is a time 
of refreshing. It is a time of renewal 
of acquaintances and associations. 
There will be the good-hearted com¬ 
petition between chapters, large and 
small, for recognition of both their 

Glen A. Lloyd 

members and their chapter. The 
elections for next year's officers are 
stimulating and another display of 
warm-hearted competition. 

But the joy and delight of each 
encampment is in the refreshing of 
associations and in the proud state¬ 
ment of our membership as Sons of 
Utah Pioneers, We are proud of that 
heritage. Come and join us in Kanab 
for the 1983 National Encampment. 

President Glen Ashton Lloyd 

Life Memberships Installment Plan 
Approved by National SUP Board 

Nearing Goal Set by 
President Lloyd; 
Finishing Lower Level 

In January 1983, President Lloyd 
expressed his desire to finish the 
lower level this year. The estimated 
cost to complete this work was 
$50,000. The only money available 
was $10,000. As a result, we have 
some retired carpenters, cement 
masons, and handymen, who have 
donated their time to work on the 

At the last board meeting, all 
chapters in a 100-mile radius were 
given different assignments. Some 
were asked to furnish sheetrock and 
perfatape, some to provide paint, 
and some to apply it. 

One of the Salt Lake Stakes 
donated over 100 yards of carpeting 
to SUP. 



is Happy to Serve 
South Davis Chapter 

55 North Main 295-2347 


At the last National Board Meet¬ 
ing, a motion was passed to allow 
members who wish to become Life 
Members to pay on an installment 
lan. Several members have made it 
nown that it would be easier to 
make it in several payments, as the 
cost is $150 for Life membership. 

The following rules were ap¬ 
proved by the Board: 

1. All payments are to be made 
to the National Society, 

2. Payments have to be made in 
the name of the member who is go¬ 
ing to be a Life Member. 

3. Once payment has been made 
in the name of “John Doe,' 1 there 
will be no money refunded or no 
transfer of payments to someone 

4. Until final payment is made, 
dues to the SUP ($15 per annum) 

October 15 

November — December 


will be charged. Upon payment of 
the $150, a Life Membership pin 
and certificate will be awarded. 

5. If the new Life Member has 
paid his National dues of $ 15 the 
year he becomes a Life Member, 
then $ 15 will be credited to the 

6. There will be a time limit of 
three years, and $25 minimum pay¬ 

It seems we have had a big 
growth in Life Memberships. As 
things look now, 1,000 member¬ 
ships will be reached this year. 

Do you wonder where the money 
goes? Do they get interest on it? 
Who decides how it is managed? 
Can the National spend any of the 
Life Membership money? Who have 
Life Members? 

If you have any questions regard¬ 
ing Life Membership write to Joe 
Hellewell, c/o Sons of Utah Pio¬ 
neers, 3301 East 2920 South, Salt 
Lake City, UT 84109, 

In the next issue, we will answer 
any and all questions. 


Constitutional Changes Go Before 1983 Encampment 

Several important changes in the Constitution of the 
National Society of Sons or Utah Pioneers have been ap¬ 
proved by the Executive Board and will be submitted to 
delegates at the 1983 Encampment in Kanab. 

The changes in Article VI - Membership, Section 1, 
would eliminate the minimum age requirement (now 18 
years) for new members and change the word f ‘Utah ,? 
to identify the area covered for Ancestral Members as 
the ‘ 'Territory of Utah, ,f which included parts of what 
are now several adjoining states* 

Article VI Section 3, would considerably change the 
qualifications for new Affiliate Groups of SUP, formerly 
called *'Auxiliary Groups/' 

Article VII, defining the Executive Board, would 
limit the number of directors appointed by the National 
President to three, and provide for removal of a board 
member by a majority vote of the board. 

Section 3 of the Article would provide for two-year 
terms for elected Area Vice Presidents , with half of them 
elected on each alternating year* They now are elected 

The complete text of the Articles and Sections 
involved is printed below* The present language 
which would be deleted is crossed out! example: 
possess* New language proposed to be inserted is 
in italics; example: members , The remaining text 
would be unchanged. 


Section 1* Individual Members. 

Male persons over—the—age—of--eighteen of good 
moral character , may apply for membership in the So¬ 
ciety either as an ancestral member or an associate mem¬ 
ber, Ancestral members shall have at least one ancestor 
who came to the Territory of Utah or was born in the 
Territory of Utah prior to May 10, 1869. Associate 
members need not have a -Utah—Pteneet- Territorial 
ancestor* Both ancestral and associate members of the 
Society shall possess all rights and privileges of member¬ 
ship and may be eligible to hold any office or appoint¬ 
ment in the Society, All individual members of the Soci¬ 
ety shall pay the same annual dues as provided in the 
By-Laws of the Society* 

Section 3- Auxiliary Affiliate Groups, 

THE-SGNS-OF-UTAH-PIONEERS Groups affiliated to 
the National Society may be formed or enlisted for the 
purpose of depicting and representing significant -Utah 
or-Mormon-Pioneer groups* i*e*,-the-Mermeft-Ba^taliofl 
and-Nauvoo--tegieftr-The-€ 0 mi¥ianding--@ffteer-^>r-aether 
executive-leader-of-'eeeh - such--auxi lier-y--graup Hshaif-he-a 
member-ef-the--Exeeutive-Boftfd--of-T-Hfi-NA? : lON-At 
terms and conditions of the affiliation or relationship of 
such groups to the Society shall be determined by the 
Executive Board * AU male members of the affiliated 
group shall be encouraged to become members of the 
National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers * 


Section 1 * The affairs and business of the National Soci¬ 
ety shall be managed and conducted by an Executive 
Board comprised of i. the President, the President- 
Elect, the Immediate Past President , the President of the 
Past President’s Council , multiple area Vice Presidents, 
the number of which shall be determined by the By- 
Laws of the National Society, ^hoeofTHnanding-offieer-ef 
Soeiet-y-rflwd three directors appointed by the President , 
and-such-additioRal-aiyemttve-memb ers as -may-bo-ap- 
the-Executive-Board-j-or-as-may-be-otherwise-providedr in 
the-By-Laws-<>£*he--National--Society t Any officer or ap¬ 
pointee may be removed from off ice by a majority vote 
of the Executive Board whenever in its judgement the 
best interest of the Society would be served thereby. 

Section 2. Annually at the national encampment a 
President-Elect shall be elected by the plurality vote of 
all delegates to the encampment to serve a term of one 
year until the next following annual encampment at 
which time the President-Elect shall become the Presi¬ 
dent for a term of one year until the next following en¬ 
campment* Following said term as President, he shall 
serve a one-year term as past president. A one year term 
shall be deemed to be the period of time between annual 
encampments , 

Section 3* Vice-Presidents 

Vice-Presidents representing areas designated by the 
Executive Board shall be elected at the national encamp¬ 
ment to serve one-yee^-terms- two-year terms. At the 
1983 national encampment certain areas shall be entitl¬ 
ed to vote a Vice-President for two-years , and certain 
areas for a one-year period as provided by the nominat¬ 
ing committee to provide for staggering terms of office * 
Voting for each Vice President shall be restricted to the 
delegates of the area to be represented by the Vice Presi¬ 

Section 4. AaxdiarY-heedefs Appointive Officers 

eac-h-eux-ihery^haH-be-a-member-of-the-E xecu ttve-Board 

The President with the approval of the Executive 
Board shall appoint annually the Secretary , the Treas¬ 
urer , the Judge Advocate , the Historian , the Chaplain, 
the Editor of The Pioneer , and such other officers and 
employees of the Executive Board as shall be determined 
by the Executive Board and the By-Laws of the National 
Society. All such appointed officers shall be ex-officio 
members of the Executive Board. 


These Re-stated Articles may be altered, amended or re¬ 
pealed at any annual encampment by the vote of two- 
thirds of the delegates present. Notice of the meeting for 
said purpose shall be given in the Society publication not 
less tnan ten twenty days prior to the meeting. 


Kanab Area Boasts Colorful History and Spectacular Scenery 

by Adonis Findlay Robinson 

Kanab is a flourishing little city in 
the Red Rode country of Southern 
Utah* It is nestled in a semi-circle of 
Vermillion Cliffs on U,S* Highway 
89, three miles north of the Arizona 
border. It gets its name from the 
creek upon whose banks it is 

The word “Kanab 1 * is an Angli¬ 
cized form of the Piute word for 
willows. The name was given the 
creek by the Indians because of the 
lush growth of willows along the 
stream, long before white man set 
foot upon its sandy banks. 

Judging from the many trails 
which led to and from the creek, it 
must have been a watering place or 
camping ground for the wild tribes 
centuries before the coming of white 

It is thought June 7, 1858 was 
the date the first settlers arrived in 
the area. These people came with 
stock, searching for good cattle¬ 
raising country. The Indians in the 

region were very hostile and com¬ 
mitted so many depredations that 
many of the whites returned to the 
settlements in Washington and Iron 
Counties fearing that their lives 
were not safe in the new region. It 
seems that permanent settlement of 
the city included other attempts over 
the period of several years. 

Teach Indians 

It was not only a search for good 
cattle country that led to the settle¬ 
ment of the country. According to 
the Book of Mormon, all Indians are 
errant descendants of the House of 
Israel. In any new area, members of 
The Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints felt it was their 
duty to be missionaries, to teach the 
ospel to the Indians and bring them 
ack into the true faith. 

Latter-day Saints took an early 
interest in tne Hopi Indians, living 
southeast across the Colorado River, 
It had been reported to them that 
Hopis lived in towns, supported 
themselves farming and were peace¬ 

In late October, 1858, President 
Brigham Young appointed Jacob 
Hamblin, then presiding over the 
Santa Clara Indian Mission, to take 
a company of men and visit the 
Hopis, “to learn something of the 
character and conditions of this peo¬ 
ple, and to take advantage of any 
opening there might be to preach the 
gospel to them and do them good. 1 * 
Hamblin's Party 
Hamblin*s party crossed the 
Kanab Creek at a point near where 
the town is now located and found a 
remnant of the June settlers still liv¬ 
ing there in dug-outs pasturing their 
cattle and horses. The party headed 
east from Kanab. They skirted the 
north end of the Buckskin Mountain 
into House Rock Valley, where they 
looked up at the towering Vermil¬ 
lion Cliffs and arrived at the mouth 
of the Paria River* Being unable to 
cross the Colorado at this point, 
they followed the Paria Gorge a few 
miles, then up they went over the 

(Continued on Page 14) 

Nominations for National Officers 

President-Elect . , * Patriarch Emeritus Eldred G, Smith 

Verl L. Petersen 

Life-Membership Trustee.Adolph Johnson 

Arthur W, Wiscomb 

Area Vice Presidents: 

Box Elder.. 

Cache , . .. 


North Salt Lake/Davis 
East Salt Lake. 

South Salt Lake 

South East Salt Lake . . 


Central Utah ....*.. 

Southern Utah. 

Arizona & At Large . . 
Arizona At Large 

North Arizona. 

North Central Arizona . 
Arizona East 
Arizona South .,...* 
Washington D.C* * . , 

North California. 

* incumbent 

. 'Samuel H, Gordon 

* . * Alvin C, Hull, Jr. 

. , * *James L. Jacobs 

.R. Burt Carter 

, . . . * Everett H, Call 

Edward B. Jackson 
. . ‘D. Wayne Mallet 
Kenneth P, Rasmuson 
*..,.* Ralph Davey 
Wallace Bates 
. . . * Joseph Hellewell 
, . Edward E, Midgley 
‘Richard Horsley 
, * ‘Thayne C. Smitn 
Foyer Olsen 
. , , , ‘Paul J, Updyke 
. ‘Spencer D. Madsen 
‘J* Darwin Hunnell 

* . * . *R, Keith Udall 
. , . ‘Darrel L, Crane 
‘Wilford W, Crockett 
, , , . ‘Ivan V. Larson 
, ‘Lindsey K. Thomas 

* . * Grant Ursenback 
Dr, Vivian K* Perkins 



Free Admission to 
Pioneer Village with 
Son’s of Utah Pioneers 
Membership Card 

Something for every member of the 


Midway between Salt Lake and Ogden on 1-15/ 


Glen Greenwood Assumes Post 
As National SUP President in Kanab 

"ft is with a great deal of 
pleasure that I am undertaking 
the job of president of the 
SUP ♦ / would like to express 
my appreciation to those 
wonderful people that I have 
worked with in the past and 
pray that I will receive the 
same cooperation from the 
members of this organization 
in the future. I want to pledge 
to you that I will do all in my 
power to make the coming 
year a highly successful one. 
With your help it can be a 
most enjoyable and productive 
year for us atL 

President-elect Glen Greenwood 
was born in August of 1917 in San¬ 
dy , Utah to David Ezra and Sarah 
Jonnet Bishop Greenwood* His 
parents did not endure the hardships 
of the great migration to Utah; they 
were born in 1875 and 1878* 

This was early enough to he 
termed pioneers, as they were one 
of the first families to help build 
Sandy into a city* 

Glen was raised in Sandy and was 
the next to the youngest child in a 
family of 11 children. His education 
was received at Sandy Elementary, 
Junior High and Jordan High, After 
graduation he attended Henager 
Business where he studied account¬ 
ing* His occupations since that time 
have been varied* 

In 1941 he and Donna Beth 

G/erc Greenwood 

Wooton of American Fork were 
married in the Salt Lake Temple, 
Since that time they have raised 
seven children. Six of them are still 
living* At the latest count they have 
14 grandchildren. 

Served in Air Force 

In 1942, he was inducted into 
the Air Force where he spent the 
next three years, including two 
years outside the United States, 
working in the Air Corp supply 
handling parts for B-17 and B-29 

Before retiring in 1981, he was 
employed by the Jordan School Dis¬ 
trict for 15 years. The last six years 
were spent as manager and operator 
of the Jordan District Central ware¬ 
house, While the district grew from 
36 schools to 55, most of the new 
furniture, carpet, and equipment 
was received at this warehouse. 

anb Associates 

Investments, Estate Planning, 
Life, Health & Disability 
Insurance Advisorys 

President Grant Hale, CLU 
and Loran C. Hale 

525 East 300 South 
Salt Lake City 84102 

( 801 ) 484-5279 

along with paper supplies, food pro¬ 
ducts for the school lunch program 
and custodial supplies* 

Chapter Leader 

In 1962 Glen joined the Temple 
Quarry Chapter and served as presi¬ 
dent in 1967 and again in 1973. He 
has been a member of that chapter *s 
Executive Board in some capacity for 
17 years* Nine years have been 
spent as Trek Master, putting to¬ 
gether tours to southeastern Utah 
and Monument Valley > Yellow¬ 
stone, Tuscon, Arizona, Death 
Valley, Black Hills Passion Play, 
Pacific Northwest and British Col¬ 
umbia, Rose Parade, Mesa En¬ 
campment, Fort Bridger and Mesa 
Veroe-Silverton area. 

Greenwood was elected area vice 

f resident on the National Board for 
our years, and during this time five 
new chapters were formed in his 
area by the Temple Quarry Chapter 
under his direction. He received an 
award at the Escalante encampment 
for the enlistment of new members* 
Church Service 
Due to living in a fast-growing 
area of Sandy, he has lived in eight 
wards and six stakes without mov¬ 
ing, and has had the opportunity to 
hold several positions in the church* 
He has been in the Stake Sunday 
School Presidency, Sunday School 
President in two wards, Elders 
Quorum President in three wards, 
secretary and teacher in Sunday 
School and M, L A *, Teachers 
Quorum advisor, Stake, and Ward 
dance director, assistant High Priest 
group leader, secretary ana instruc¬ 
tor, At the present time, he is the 
ward activity chairman. 

The PIONEER congra tu- 
lates President Greenwood on 
his election and wishes him a 
year of achievement and satis - 

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English Convert Used Phonography Skills 
In Development of Original Deseret Alphabet 

by Ronald Watt 
City Creek Chapter 

George D. Watt was born in 
1812 in Manchester, England. He 
spent his early life separated from 
his immediate family. For a brief 
period, he resided with his grand¬ 
parents in Kirkcudbrightshire in 
southwestern Scotland, and then he 
spent some time in an English poor- 

When he reached his adult years 
he was living in Preston, England, 
near his motner. He was a member 
of James Fielding’s congregation in 
the Vauxhall Chapel, In 1837 
Joseph Fielding and a group of 
apostles from a new church in 
America came to Preston and 

Waff listened intently , be¬ 
lieved* and was baptized. In 
the next few years he studied 
the Gospel more and even 
spent some time as a miss¬ 
ionary in Scotland for his new 
faith. Also , sometime in those 
years before his emigration* he 
learned Pitman shorthand , 

Sir Isaac Pitman had been in¬ 
terested in reforming the English 
language. One of the main problems 
of the English language was that 
there were more sounds in the lan¬ 
guage than there were symbols in 
the alphabet to represent these 
sounds. Some of the letters had two 
sounds — a short and long form. 
Two Pitman Alphabets 
Pitman devised two alphabets. 
One was a long-hand alphabet call¬ 
ed phonotype which gave a symbol 
to every sound in the language. The 
other was a shorthand alphabet 
which allowed the person to take 
verbatim notes. Pitman called this 
shorthand phonography. It was the 
latter process that spread throughout 
the world. 

We are not sure how much Watt 
used his shorthand or phonographic 
skills before he left England in 
1842, One of his fellow shipmates 
told about him giving a lecture on 
shorthand on the ship. When he ar¬ 
rived in Nauvoo he also gave lec¬ 
tures in phonography and became 

president of the Phonographic Club 
of Nauvoo, 

After Joseph Smith's death he be¬ 
came the official reporter for the 
Church and recorded all of the con¬ 
ferences, He also was at the trial of 
the accused murderers of Joseph 

In 1846 he returned with his wife 
and son to England on a mission. 
The primary purpose of the mission 
was for regular missionary purposes, 
but he also used his shorthand skills. 
By 1 849 Watt was desirous to come 
home. There was also need for him 
in the new Zion in revising the pre¬ 
sent English alphabet. 

Brigham Young’s Idea 

In the second meeting of the 
Board of Regents of the University 
of Deseret, Brigham Young talked 
about the language needing to be 
shortened. He gave the Board this 
assignment, W,W, Phelps intro¬ 
duced a new alphabet at the next 
meeting, but Brigham Young was 
not too pleased with the attempt. 
Young said that they should have a 
language that was simple and plain. 
Probably because the Board needed 
someone who was more of an expert 
in language, Watt was released from 
his mission and arrived in the Valley 
in the summer of 1851. 

Watt began work for the Deseret 
News as a reporter. A year later he 
became a clerk in Young's office. 
His primary responsibility was to 
take verbatim reports of the pro¬ 
ceedings of General Conference, 
Those shorthand notes were tran¬ 
scribed and edited. 

A few years later the Jour¬ 
nal of Discourses made its ap¬ 
pearance , This publication was 
a selection of the most impor¬ 
tant sermons given primarily 
by General Authorities of the 
Church . 

Watt also became the reporter for 
the Utah Territorial Legislature, 
secretary for the Board of Regents, 
and he did private reporting for peo¬ 
ple. He became very proficient in 
the use of shorthand. He some¬ 
times, however, would complain 
that his hand would hurt after writ¬ 

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These novel characters are the 
letters of the Deseret 
Alphabet created at Brigham 
Young's request. 

The title page of a book 
printed in the Deseret 
Alphabet , It displays a fine 
decorative design . 


George Watt , who learned 
Pittman Shorthand in 
England, helped to create 
new alphabet. S^rMi & i 


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A page from Lesson Two of 
the Deseret Alphabet Primer , 
cover of which is at left . 

ing for long periods of time. With¬ 
out Watt, though, the heritage of 
Utah and the Mormon Church 
would have been poorer. 

The creation of the Deseret 
Alphabet and Watt *s role should be 
looked at in some detail. In April 
Conference 1852, Brigham Young 
spoke about education and about the 
reform of the English language. It 
was his belief that one letter should 
not have many pronunciations. 

He went on to say, * T long for 
the time that a point of the finger , or 
motion of the hand, will express 
every idea without utterance . , . I 
shall yet see the time that 1 can con¬ 
verse with this people, and not 
speak to them, but the expression of 
my countenance will tell the congre¬ 
gation what I wish to convey, with¬ 
out opening my mouth. 1 ’ (Journal 
of Discourses, 1, 71.) 

Discuss New Alphabet 

One year later, the Board of Re¬ 
gents discussed the matter of a new 
alphabet. John Vance, who was a 
counselor to Bishop Pershking of the 
seventh ward, presented a new sys¬ 
tem of writing by sound using letters 
of his own discovery. He used a 
rinciple called 1 Tetters by com- 
ination M which meant using two 
letters for one sound. After discuss¬ 
ing the issue the board again post¬ 
poned the decision. 

The next fall the board got down 
to business. On October 27, the 
board appointed Parley P. Pratt, 
Heber C. Kimball and George D. 
Watt to be a committee to bring in a 
new alphabet. Heber C. Kimball 
never attended the board meetings. 
The work for a new alphabet was 
done by Pratt and Watt, 

Ten days later Pratt, who was the 
chairman of the committee, pre¬ 
sented Pitman's Phonographic 
alphabet in small letters called 
phonotype. A visual display was 
even prepared, probably by Watt, 
to show the board what the new 
alphabet would look like. The new 
alphabet had 40 characters. 

Elected by Regents 

Watt, at the next meeting, was 
elected secretary of the Board of 
Regents. In November several mem¬ 
bers brought in their own alphabets. 
D.H, Wells suggested phono¬ 
graphy. E.T. Benson wanted the old 
alphabet. Parley P. Pratt and 
Wilford Woodruff favored phono- 
type. William Appleby and W.W. 


Phelps apologized for not bringing 
in a new alphabet. 

At the next meeting Vance again 
resented his alphabet. Young told 
im that the principle of combining 
more than one sound in one simple 
character would not answer the pro¬ 
blem, Every sound should have one 
sign. He believed that the object 
was not to shorten or lengthen the 
written language but to give to 
every sound its accompanying sign. 
The Regents, led by Young then, 
went through each sound which was 
a part of phonotype and approved 
them individually. They also named 
the sound. Surprisingly, even 
though phonotype had 40 sounds 
the board only approved 38. 

Richards Opposed 

At the next meeting, Parley P. 
Pratt sent a note asking to be ex¬ 
cused from the meetings the rest of 
the year because of family business. 
Willard Richards, who had missed 
several meetings, dominated the dis¬ 
cussion. He did not like the phono¬ 
type alphabet. He wanted letters 
that were completely different than 
the present alphabet. 

Young came in late to the meet¬ 
ing. It is not sure how much he ap- 
roved of the phonotype alphabet, 
ut Richards was able to get his 
way. The board sent the committee 
back to make a new alphabet. The 
committee — now composed only 
of Watt — devised the alphabet 
which we call the Deseret Alphabet. 

The alphabet never had a very 
favorable beginning. The Utah War 
ir 1856 stopped all dissemination of 
the new alphabet. Before that date, 
Watt had given lectures on it and 
there was some attempt to introduce 
it into the schools. In the late 
1860s, they finally got a few books 
into print, but it was too late. 
Brigham Young seemed to hold on 
to the idea even to his death. But 
when he died, the idea died with 

George D. Watt continued to 
work in Brigham’s office until 1868 
when he left to go into the mercan¬ 
tile business. When his business 
failed, he moved to Kaysville where 
he farmed. He built two homes. 
One housed his three wives in 
separate apartments and all of their 
children. The other housed his wife 
who had no children. He continued 
to live in Kaysville until his death in 

Pioneer Song Contest 
Attracts 18 Entries 
(Continued from Page 3) 

publication and distribution in 
September 1985. 

The 1983-84 SUP Pioneer Song 
Contest year will end Dec. 31, 
1984. It is hoped that many more 
original Pioneer song manuscripts 
will be submitted. 

Guidelines for such songs are as 

1. Four part songs will be given 
preferential consideration. 

2. The songs will have no more 
than 48 measures. 

3. The lyrics must center around 
ideals and objectives of the SUP or 
Pioneers. It should be suitable for 
group (community) singing. 

4. The manuscript must be legi¬ 
ble and easy to interpret and play. 
The winning song(s) in the contest 
remain the property of the authors 
and composers, but they agree to 
grant permission, at no expense to 
the SUP, to publish it/them for dis¬ 
tribution in a song book. 

5. More than one song may be 
submitted by the author(s) and com¬ 
poser (s), who may or may not be 
members of SUP. 

6. The songs must have the 
piano arrangement. One or more 
authors or composers may be associ¬ 
ated in the writing of the songs. The 
lyrics, melody and arrangement 
must be original and not previously 

7. A committee of competent 
musicians (not the SUP Music Com¬ 
mittee) will judge the manuscripts 
and declare the winners. The com¬ 
mittee’s judgement is final. 

8. Manuscripts must be in the 
National Office of SUP, 3301 East 
2920 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 
84109, by Dec. 31, 1984. Win¬ 
ners will be announced at or before 
the 1985 Encampment. 

9. Cash awards in the amounts 
of $100, $80, $60, $40, and $20 
will be made to writers of the five 
outstanding songs. 

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“Weber County Worth Knowing” 

(Part one of a two-part series) 
by William W. Terry 

The Ogden Chapter has taken for 
its 1983 slogan “Weber County is 
worth knowing. 1 * 

The first Mormon settlers to ar¬ 
rive in the vicinity of present-day 
Ogden did so less than six months 
after the arrival of the Brigham 
Young Company. 

The location is topographically 

Ogden City now stretches over 
three distinct Lake Bonneville delta 
remains, separated from each other 
by the valleys cut by two rivers: the 
Ben Lomond High School-Seventh 
Street bench north of the Ogden 
River, the Ogden Bench from about 
19th Street to Weber Canyon and 
east of Washington Blvd., and the 
West Ogden Bench. 

Ogden City is named after Peter 
Skene Ogden and ties in with the 
trapper period of our heritage. 
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he called it, in May 1824. Later the 
mountain men referred to the place 
as Ogden f s Hole and it is now called 
Ogden Valley. 

The Weber River was apparently 
named after a well-known mountain 
man. But no one has left a written 
account to let us know even the cor¬ 
rect spelling of his name. Fort 
Buenaventura also goes back to the 
mountain man era. A replica of a 
fort built by Miles Goodyear on the 
Weber River has now been restored. 

Ten communities have the names 
of individuals, including Col. 
Thomas L. Kane. One town, Farr 
West, is named after Lorin Farr and 
Chauncey West. 

Taylor was named after the oc¬ 
cupation of one of the leading 
citizens, a tailor. 

Six communities bear the names 
of their location such as Riverdale 
and North Ogden. Then we round 
out the list with Eden and Liberty. 
Each of these "settlements* has an 
interesting history of its own. 

Ten Forts 

Because of Indian unrest, we find 
ten forts listed in our area. Seven 
were completed and three others 
started. Four of the forts were 

f jicketed with poles, five were main- 
y of mud construction and the 
other, a very ambitious undertaking, 
was to have been of rock. 

Not one of these forts was ever 
attacked by Indians although one of 
them, the Kington Fort, became the 
center of a seige brought on by a 
United Order group of apostates 
under the leadership of Joseph Mor¬ 
ris. (To be continued next issue.) 

C. Kay Cummings 





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Gowans, Petersen Open Lecture Series 

A second series of SUP historical lectures has been announced. 

On Wednesday, September 14, Dr. Fred Go wans, professor of history at 
Brigham Young University, will be giving a lecture titled 4 "Prelude to Settle¬ 
ment: The Mountain Men of Utah ' ’ at the Sons of Utah Pioneers building at 
7:30 p.m. 

Dr. Go wans has co-authored a book titled Fort Bridger and is also the 
author of Fort Supply . Both of these books talk about the mountain men and 
early settlement in Utah. He is at present writing a book on mountain men in 
Western America, 

The following month, on October 5 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Peterson, 
professor of history at Utah State University, will give a lecture titled 4 "Ex¬ 
pansion of Settlement: Utah's Agrarian Community/’ 

Dr. Peterson is the author of the Bicentennial History of Utah and is the 
editor of the Western Historical Quarterly, He has written numerous articles 
on Utah and the West, His specialty is agrarian history. 

Volunteer Effort by Chapters 
Speeds Work on SUP Building 

We are pleased to report that all 
of the 2x4 partitions have been in¬ 
stalled and are now ready for sheet 
rocking by the various chapters. 

Special attention and commenda¬ 
tions for the work to date are as fol¬ 

Room partitions — by East Mill 
Creek Chapter members with the 
lead foremen being Wayne Gunnell 
and Art Buckley. Others assisted in¬ 
cluding Richard Carlisle of the 
Olympus Hills chapter. 

Insulation — Insulation next to 
the outside cement walls of the vari¬ 
ous rooms was secured and put in 
place by members of the Canyon 
Rim/Heritage Chapter which in¬ 
cluded Clay Fike, Bob Graham and 
Stanley Rigby. 

New Outside Stairway — The 
Mormon Battalion members, with 
Marvin Smith acting as labor coor¬ 
dinator, furnished most of the labor 
for this project with the forming for 
the stairways primarily being led and 
done by Wayne Gunnel! and Art 

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Chapter assignments for future 
work during the next two weeks to 
one month are to be done by the fol¬ 

Kitchen and Seminar rooms, in¬ 
cluding the store room — Salt Lake 
City Pioneer Chapter. 

Two rest rooms and entrance to 
the rest rooms — by the Holladay 

Dry wall installation for the East 
Seminar room — Sugarhouse Chap¬ 

Dry wall installation for the 
South Seminar room — Salt Lake 
City Chapter, 

Dry wall installation for the hall¬ 
ways adjacent to the seminar rooms 
in the South part of the building — 
South Davis Chapter. 

Dry wall installation in the Mor¬ 
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preparation for painting is assigned 
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Mill Creek Mills Chapter. 

Hallways — East Mill Creek 

The Temple Quarry Chapter has 
been assigned to complete the in¬ 
stallation of the outside sprinkler 
system in and around our headquar¬ 
ters building, and yard clean-up and 
back filling by Jordan River Temple 

The electric rough work has been 
done by Phil Robbins, assisted by 
John J, Nielsen. 

As indicated in the previous issue 
of the Pioneer , this work is being 
done because of the great demand 
that we have for the use of the 
building. These rooms will act as a 
back-up enabling us to take care of 
more applications for the building 

With the exception of the plumb¬ 
ing, air conditioning and heating 
ducts, the finishing of this level is 
being done by donated labor. The 
plumbing and duct work has been 
contracted and funds recently re¬ 
ceived from Lagoon Pioneer Village 
sale have helped us substantially in 
financing this part of the work. 

The additional funds required to 
pay for materials depends entirely 
upon name memorializations, Cur¬ 
rently there is great emphasis on re¬ 
lays, sports activities and functions 
that are going on, but these do not 
take into consideration what the 
pioneers have done for us. 

Attention to these activities in¬ 
cluding the Park City Art Festival do 
not recognize the part played by our 
pioneers. While involved in such ac¬ 
tivities we should not forget what 
the pioneers did for us and we cer¬ 
tainly appeal to our membership at 
large to consider memorializing of 
their deceased parents or grand¬ 
parents along with those prior to 
May 10, 1869. By a good re¬ 

sponse, the membership as a whole, 
we should have sufficient funds to 
take care of these projects and avoid 
any indebtedness. 

John J , Nielsen 



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White Chapel, 124 Soulh 4th East 
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Welcome Sons of Utah P 

Pipe Spring Fort — Named for William Hamblin (1858); selected for a fort site by Brigham Young (1870). 

National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers 


Kanab, Utah — Hosted by Red Rocks Chapter 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday — September 15, 16 and 17 

Scenic Tours - Good Food - Entertainment - Business Meeting 


ioneers 1983 Encampment 

— Daily Activities — 

Wednesday, Sept 14 

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Registration - Heritage House 

Thursday, Sept 15 

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast - City Park 

8:00 a.m. 

Tour #1 leaves City Park; returns 
to Kanab 5:30 p.m. 

9:30 a.m. 

Tour #2 leaves City Park 

12:30 p.m. 

Box lunch - City Park - Tour # 1, 
Tour #2 

1:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Registration - Heritage House 

6:30 p.m. 

Dinner, program - City Park 

Friday, Sept. 16 

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast - City Park 

9:30 a.m. 

Tour #3 leaves City Park 

1:00 p.m. 

Hot lunch - Pipe Springs 

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Registration - Heritage House 

6:30 p.m. 

Barbecue - City Park 

8:30 p.m. 

Melodrama - Ye Old Cowboy 
Opera House 

9:00 to midnight 

Dance - Stake Center 

Saturday, Sept. 1 7 

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast - City Park 

9:00 a.m. to noon 

Business meeting and election of 
officers - Stake Center 

9:00 a.m, to noon 

Women's meeting and entertain¬ 
ment - Senior Citizens Center 

1:00 p.m. 

Hot lunch - City Park 

2:30 p.m. 

Melodrama - Ye Old Cowboy 
Opera House 

6:30 p.m. 

President's Banquet - Stake Center 


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Thursday, Sept. 15 

Registration (men only) 


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Breakfast per person 

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Tour #1-Ground transportation 

$ 7.00 x 

Tour #2 - Kanab Movie 

Ranch & Movie Fort 

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Box iunch per person 

S 3.00 x 

Dinner per person 

$ 5.75 x | 

Friday, Sept. 16 

Breakfast per person 

$ 3.00 x 


Tour #3 - Sand Dunes, 

Colorado City & Pipe Springs 

$ 5.00 x 1 

Hot lunch per person 

S 4.00 x ... 

Barbeque per person 

IS fiOO x 

Saturday, Sept. IT 

Breakfast per person 

$ 2.75 x 

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$ 3.00 x 

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Kanab History Highlights 1983 Encampment 

(Continued from Page 6) 

steep, rocky, 2,000-foot high pass. 

When the expedition finally 
crested the cliffs, they made their 
way through rough gulches, open 
country and sand to the Ute Cross¬ 
ing, the shallow ford the Indians had 
been using for centuries* The Hopis 
were friendly, but uninterested in 
changing their religion, and the 
Navajos were belligerent. Little was 
accomplished by this visit or the two 
that followed in 1859-60. 

Another attempt was made at 
settlement in 1864 and the founda¬ 
tion of a prosperous settlement was 
laid. It was broken up in 1866 dur¬ 
ing Indian wars. Hostilities between 
the Indians and the whites increas¬ 
ed. Navajos stepped up their raids 
from across the river. From 1 865 to 
1867 there was a general uprising in 
central and southern Utah. Guards 
were stationed at Kanab, but the 
guards needed protection also, so 
Hamblin was sent with a company 
of men from Santa Clara to build a 

Build Fort 

During the summer of 1870 the 
fort at Kanab was a busy center of 
interest and activity. It became a fo¬ 
cal point of pioneering, missionary 
work and exploration. It was also a 
trading post for the various Indian 
camps and a base of operations for 
the Geological Survey. 

Early in the year , President 
Brigham Young , accompanied 
by other leading men of the 
Church, made a visit to 
Southern Utah. At Kanab, he 
dedicated the land t in true 
Mormon fashion t for the 
gathering of the saints . 

On the return of the President's 
party to Salt Lake City, Levi 
Stewart, a member of the party, was 
called to form a company of men and 
effect a settlement at Kanab. 

With 12 wagons loaded to the 
brim, this company, consisting of 
52 individuals, left Big Cottonwood 
on the first day of May, 1870, 
They traveled by way of Pare wan, 
Cedar City and Toquerville and ar¬ 
rived at Pipe Springs just one month 
later. Here they stopped long 
enough to plant some com, gather 
hay and do some repairs on their 
outfits, then on to Kanab; not where 

the road is today, but up near the 
hill. They crossed the creek, near 
the fort and took up residence in the 

Town Surveyed 

In September, the President came 
south again with a small party. In 
the party was Jesse W. Fox, a sur¬ 
veyor. When they reached Kanab, 
Fox surveyed the land and laid out 
the town, one mile souare f with 32 
rod square blocks and six rod wide 
streets intersecting at right angles. A 
block in the center was set aside for 
a public square. 

The block immediately west was 
to belong to President Young and 
the street between was called 
Brigham Street . The remaining 
blocks we divided into four lots 
each and numbered . Then each head 
of a family drew for a lot. 

The day following the laying out 
of the town, a meeting was conven¬ 
ed for the organization of a ward. 
Levi Stewart was set apart as 
Bishop, his first injunction being 
that he should set up a portable saw¬ 
mill and get out lumber for building. 

The first summer in Kanab passed 
with some promise of success for the 
new community. It was followed by 
a tragedy that saddened the entire 
State of Utah. On December 14, 
1870, a fire broke out in one of the 
rooms of the fort, which claimed the 
lives of Bishop Stewart’s wife, 
Margery, and five of his sons. As 
soon as the remains of the dead were 
consigned to Mother Earth, all 
hands pitched in to clean away the 
burnt debris. A rock school house, 
28 feet wide and 36 feet long was 
constructed on the burnt out site. 
School was held on the 14th of 
January, 1871, with Moses Frank 
Farnsworth as the teacher. 

Arizona Colonized 

In spite of Navajo unrest, Mor¬ 
mon church leaders continued to en¬ 
courage colonizing in Arizona. In 
1875, James S. Brown led a party 
of scouts up the Little Colorado. His 



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favorable report of possible settle¬ 
ment sites led to the calling of 200 
missionaries to go there and settle. 

The party crossed the Colorado at 
Lee *s Ferry and arrived at their 
destination on the Little Colorado 
without mishap. This successful ex¬ 
pedition led to larger and more 
numerous emigrations. From 1876 
to 1890, Lee’s Ferry served many 
hundreds of Mormon emigrants go¬ 
ing into Arizona to settle. After the 
Mormon Temple at St. George was 
completed in 1877, so many young 
Mormon couples traveled north on 
this road to be married in the St* 
George Temple, that it came to be 
callea the f * Honeymoon Trail. 
This term rather fell into disuse after 
the opening of the Navajo Bridge in 

The economy of Kanab is still 
based somewhat on livestock that 
are grazed on public lands, but this 
has oeen greatly supplemented by 
the tourist business, which expands 
into services for motels, cafes, ser¬ 
vice stations and grocery stores. Re¬ 
creation, industry, agency staffing, 
education and the production of mo¬ 
tion pictures and TV films have con¬ 

The last two have fallen off of 
late, but have been bolstered by the 
discovery of uranium in northern 
Arizona. The opening of real estate 
divisions have brought many new 
residents to increase our population, 
bringing both young couples and re¬ 
tired people into our expanding 

At present the care and develop¬ 
ment of more water and the gather¬ 
ing and disposal of dry garbage are 
the fundamental issues of the day. 


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A long-time sufferer of multiple 
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proceeds from this book to the Na¬ 
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Astle will be in Kanab for the 1983 
SUP Encampment, where she will 

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She is a graduate of Brigham 
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by Ralph Hedquist 

Elizabeth Dunn Stubbs, daughter 
of William Gallimore Dunn and 
Elizabeth Howells, was born on 
January 18, 1840 in Manchester, 
England, She was baptized a mem¬ 
ber of The Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints in 1848, emi¬ 
grated from England and arrived in 
the Salt Lake Valley in September 
1852, Her father had arrived in 
1851 , 

Elizabeth became the first plural 
wife of Peter Stubbs on October 19, 
1856 at the age of 16, her husband 
being 32 at the time of the mar¬ 

She remained at home with her 
family until her husband could pro¬ 
vide a home for her, which he d^d in 
American Fork, Utah, later in the 
same year. Shortly after her mar¬ 
riage, at the hands of Eliza R* 
Snow, she received a blessing pro¬ 
mising that she would be given the 
gift of healing. This was efficacious 
throughout her lifetime. 

Sister Stubbs was the mother of 
18 children* Eleven were her own; 
the other seven the children of Peter 
Stubbs’ second wife, Ann Wride, 
whom he had married in 1862, and 
who died as the result of an accident 
while driving a horse and buggy* 

In an account related in the bio¬ 
graphy of her husband, the story is 
tola about Johnson 's Army, which 
was located at Camp Floyd, A small 
bakery was located at Camp Floyd 
through which baked goods were 
supplied to the army. This was the 
means whereby the Stubbs family 
was provided a living when there 
was little else to be had* A quote 
from the biography says, "The de¬ 
parture of the troops, like their com¬ 
ing, was of great benefit and bless¬ 
ing to the people of Utah* It was 
estimated that at the leaving of the 
army that $4,000,000 worth of 
stores were purchased for about 
$ 100 , 000 * 

Sister Stubbs was one of those 
great women whom the Prophet 
Joseph Smith would have called "an 
elect lady* M 

At the age of 82, she died in Pro¬ 
vo, Utah on August 13, 1922* On 
the day of her funeral the following 
appeared on the editorial page of the 
Provo Daily Herald. 

"At the time these few lines are 
being printed, hundreds of friends 
and relatives of Aunt Elizabeth 
Stubbs are paying final tribute to her 
splendid life and character* Few 
women of this city have lived to per¬ 
form a greater service to the com¬ 
munity than that of Aunt Elizabeth, 
as she was affectionately known to 
her host of friends here* 

4 'She came to Provo when Provo 
was a barren waste, with here and 
there a beaten path through the wild 
willow and sagebrush; and so we 
might well say her life was not one 
sweet song* However, her indomi¬ 
table faith in the future and her keen 
perception of her mission here on 
earth was reflected in her every act* 

‘ 4 As she approached an age when 
most people nope to be relieved of 
many of life f s trials she accepted a 
responsibility that would have prov¬ 
ed beyond the strength of most of 
us. Not only did she assume the task 
of rearing her own large family, but 
she also mothered the family of 
another. How well she performed 
her work is reflected in the lives of 
those splendid citizens who profited 
by the radiant light that ever shone 
them against the pitfalls of 

"Having learned the beauties of 
self-sacrifice in her early life, she 
found much pleasure in serving 
others until that service ended Tues¬ 
day afternoon. But after all there is a 
question as to whether or not that 
devotion and love of doing for 
others was a sacrifice to Aunt 
Elizabeth. The supreme satisfaction 
that came to her through service was 
so refreshing, so gratifying, that her 
life was as complacent as that of a 
sleeping child* 

"In ner going there is a sense of 
sorrow sweetened by the memory of 
that beautiful life that will forever 
stand worthy of emulation," 

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Couple Boosts Book of Mormon Plan 

by Bertram T, Willis 

'‘Send yourself on a mission, 
without leaving home * 1 was the 
challenge given by Helen G, and 
Ray H* Barton, Jr. to members and 
uests of the Salt Lake Chapter of 
UP on August 4. 

The Bartons help to coordinate 
the Family-to-Family Book of Mor¬ 
mon program, which currently dis¬ 
tributes 12,000 books monthly, tri¬ 
ple the rate of one and a half years 
ago. Yet mission presidents are 
pleading for many more copies, 
especially in Spanish. 

The present program was intro¬ 
duced officially in 1979 by Presi¬ 
dent Ezra Taft Benson, and now 
works through the mission presi¬ 
dents. The donors furnish their pic¬ 
tures, a brief (50-word) testimony 
of the Book of Mormon and a check 
for the number of copies desired at 
$1,50 each. 

Funds are forwarded to the miss¬ 
ions as voucher credits, which 

authorize transfer of the books from 
the storerooms to the missionaries, 
after insertion of (1) the donor’s 
picture and testimony, (2) a sheet of 
23 Book of Mormon questions, 
(3) a feedback card for the miss¬ 
ionary, and (4) a pre-addressed en¬ 
velope to facilitate the recipient's 
writing the donor. 

Dr. Barton read several letters 
from recent converts, who thanked 
donors for helping missionaries to 
bring them the Gospel, To increase 
these conversions, he urged SUP 
members to arrange with their 
bishops for Family-to-Family pre¬ 
sentations in their sacrament 

He reported that an average of 
one conversion occurs for each ten 
Family-to-Family Books of Mormon 
placed, although the conversion rate 
is higher for certain missionaries and 
donors. He encouraged SUP 
members to seek the joys of miss¬ 
ionary service, even though they re¬ 
main at home. 

Ray and Helen Barton 

Flowers that say 
*7 Cove You 1 ' 

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■ - hospital delivery — 

• Weddrngs * Potted Plants 
■Corsages *Arllflclal Flowers 

• Banquets * Gift Hams 

• Parlies • Barrk Cards Welcome 

. _** Morley & Vaniece 

4b7"15J9 Sprague 

Lord & Burnham Glass Enclosures 
— Represtnlaiives — 

1560 EAST 3300 SOUTH, 

Vine Ripe — Fresh Picked 

Blue Concord Grapes 

(Juice or Jelly) 

Cali 484-8468 

to make reservations 

Available approximately 

September 15 to October 1 

Sold by the Bushel or Half-Bushel 
(Bring your own containers) 

Pick up at 2110 East 3070 South 
(just West of Connor) 
at Thomas B (Tom) Neff’s home 

Second Book 

Vivyenne Noble Astle 
A Balm to Heal the Hurts of Pain 

$5.00 per copy 

Also, Special Otfer on 

Frosting on The Cake 

Reg. $20 — Special Offer $10.95 

in response to many requests, Sister Astle, author of 
"Frosting on the Cake" has composed a second book "A 
Balm to Heal the Hurts of Pain" is a book of poetry and verse 
to soothe the hurls of everyday life. Sister Astle, a victim of 
multiple sclerosis, will again contribute ail the proceeds from 
this second book to the National Multiple Sclerosis Fund. 

Vivyenne Noble Astle will attend the National Encampment 
at Kanab, Utah, where she will autograph copies of her book 
Others wishing a book should write to her at: 33 North 2nd 
East, Logan, UT 84321, phone 752-8203 


Enjoying HoIIaday Chapter lamb barbeque in Park City are Glen Lloyd , na¬ 
tional president and wife , Sylvia ; Dr. D. A. Osguthorpe and Aftort, hosts , 
and Jean and Francis Partridge . 

Golden Spike Re-Elect 

The Golden Spike Chapter offi¬ 
cers have agreed to serve in the of¬ 
fices they have been elected or ap¬ 
pointed to for the 1984 year. The 
Chapter Program is being planned to 
meet the standards set up by the 
**Achievement Program/ 1 

The list of officers is as follows: 

President, Reed C. Jensen; Vice 
Presidents, Calvin Hunsaker, J.D. 
Harris, and Rex Jensen; Secretary, 
Elmer Woodruff; Treasurer, Donald 

Directors, Leland Woodruff, Jack 
Shumway, Dick Rock, Rulon Dun¬ 
can, Ford Jeppson, and Gene 

Past President, Verl Nelson; His¬ 
torian, Eugene Jorgensen; Reporter, 
Virgil Waldron; Chaplain, Mauris 
Christensen; Trek Master, Kleon 
Kerr; National Vice President, Sam 


260 East South Temple 


Expanded Service' 

Larkin Sunset Lawn 

2350 E 13lh So., 582-1582 

Larkin Sunset Gardens 

10600 So 17th E.. 571-2771 

Max Larkin, S.L.C. Chapter SUP 
Bob Larkin, Pioneer Chapter SUP 

Eagle Rock Welcomes 
Utah Visitors 

Visitors from across the border to 
the south were welcomed at a meet¬ 
ing of the Eagle Rock Chapter in 
Idaho Falls, Idaho, on June 23. 

The guests were National SUP 
vice president Alvin C* Hull and 
Temple Fork Chapter President 
Melvin C. Cannon, with Stuart H. 
Richards, and accompanied by their 

Temple Fork is acting as a spon- 

Summer Barbeque for 
HoIIaday Chapter SUP 

by Francis M. Partridge 

For the second year, Dr. D.A, 
Osguthorpe and wife, Afton, were 
hosts for the HoIIaday Chapter at a 
lamb barbeque near Parle City. 
August thunderstorms made it 
necessary to move the festivities 
from outdoors at the Osguthorpe 
Ranch to indoors at the Park West 
Club House. 

This activity was held Friday, 
August 12th. There was a record at¬ 
tendance of 83 members and guests, 
including Glen Lloyd, National 
President, and his wife, Sylvia. 

After the excellent dinner of bar- 
bequed lamb, baked beans, corn on 
the cob, an array of fruits, melons 
and berries, home-made root beer, 
cookies and ice cream, a very enjoy¬ 
able musical program was presented 
by the Western Singers from Coal¬ 

Dr. Osguthorpe, a director of the 
HoIIaday Chapter, has been one of 
its best supporters. He has also been 
helpful in obtaining facilities for the 
new SUP headquarters building. 

Afton and the Osguthorpe fami¬ 
ly, including grandchildren, all pit- 
died in to help make this a memor¬ 
able occasion. 

soring chapter and the visit was in¬ 
tended to encourage and support the 
activities of the Eagle Rock Chapter. 

Pictured are leaders of Eagle Rock Chapter in Idaho Falls: Joseph Lowell, 
Clyde Gardner arid Dell Holland , with Area Vice President A. C. Hull , 
Logan, Utah . 


East Mill Creek Chapter officers , sporting gold blazers. Front: Joseph Fisher, 
Carson Healy, President Daniel Allred, Arthur Bulkley, Wallace Bates and 
President-Elect Charles Smurthwaite. Back: Marvin S. Stevens t Richard 
Pond , Don Salisbury, Mardin J< Despain, Allen S. Young, treasurer and Joel 
H. Bowen , secretary. 

EMC Members, Officers 
Busy During 1983 

by Darel Bartschi 

In an extensive campaign spann¬ 
ing several months, a substantial 
quantity of canned and packaged 
foodstuff was gathered by the 
chapter and donated to the Food 
Bank for the Needy . 

The approximate value of these 
items was $600. Chapter members 
are to be commended For their quick 
and generous support. 

An attractive plaque listing all 
Chapter Presidents and Life Mem¬ 
bers has been placed in the Pioneer 
Room of National Headquarters* 
The chapter has an on-going pro¬ 
ram to encourage all members to 
ecome Life Members. As of June 
15th, our chapter recorded 100 Life 

A hand-carved clock face, show¬ 
ing the SUP logo, has been crafted 
and carved by Arthur Bulkley, an 
EMC Chapter Officer. The dock has 
been donated to the National Head¬ 
quarters Pioneer Hall. 

Officers and members have con¬ 
tributed considerable time in the 
rough-in construction work for the 
partitions in Pioneer Hall. This con¬ 
struction will add greatly to the utili¬ 
ty and benefit of all SUP members 
on this floor of the Headquarters 

As a result of a concerted effort of 
officers and members alike 13 new 
names have been added to the Na- 
tional Memorialization program dur¬ 

ing the month of July* 

On August 5th, 39 members and 
artners treked to Payson by charter 
us to feast at a king salmon dinner. 

Chapter Trek Chairman, Marvin 
Stevens, has planned and arranged 
an extensive ten day trek, an annual 
affair, to coincide with the 1983 
National Encampment at Kanab — 
September 15-16-17. Members are 
urged to sign-up now. 

Temple Quarry Reports 
Full Activity Slate 

Forty-two members of Temple 
Quarry Chapter recently enjoyed a 
bus tour of Southern Utah and Colo¬ 

Enroute they visited Dead Horse 
Point, Arches National Monument, 
Moab, and other points of interest. 
In Colorado, they toured and stayed 
in Mesa Verde National Park. 

They rode the narrow-guage rail¬ 
road from Durango to Silverton, and 
stayed in Ouray, the *'Switzerland 
of Colorado, 7 ' and returned home 
via Grand Junction* 

On July 18th, the group enjoyed 
a barbecue and swimming party at 
the home of the Blaine Barretts in 

Members of Temple Quarry Exe¬ 
cutive Board and their wives formed 
a group to have dinner at a local 
restaurant, and they attended the 
Pageant of the Arts in American 

Temple Quarry's annual picnic 
was held August 11 th . 

Achievement Program 
Provides Incentive 
For Box Elder SUP 

by Samuel H. Gordon 

The Box Elder Chapter has fol¬ 
lowed the *‘Achievement Program” 
with keen interest* The chapter of¬ 
ficers feel they will likely qualify in 
the “gold emblem ” category based 
on what has been accomplished dur¬ 
ing the first seven and a half 

The scoring is as follows: 

1. Recruitment, the chapter has 
eight; needs three more; 2, Life 
Membership, qualified; 3. Current 
dues by March 1, qualified; 
4. Chapter Meetings, held eight and 
needs two more; 5. Officers Meet¬ 
ings, held eight; needs two more; 

6. Publicity, qualified. 

7. Activities, the chapter will 
complete number 2 in August. It 
conducted the Golden Spike relay 
May 10 at the Golden Spike Park. 

8. Monuments, one is completed 
and number two is planned; 

9, Recognitions, two are completed, 
others are planned; 10. Recordkeep¬ 
ing, three chapter record books are 
up to date; 11. The chapter has sub¬ 
mitted three names for memorializa¬ 
tion and needs more. There are 
several planned. 

1 2* Sponsor a New Chapter, the 
chapter is sponsoring the Golden 
Spike Chapter in North Box Elder 
County* This year the Golden Spike 
Chapter has held six chapter meet¬ 
ings and seven planning meetings. It 
has 25 members and is planning to 
submit its records in the achievement 
program. 13. The Chapter submit¬ 
ted an entry application, and plans 
to ask for an evaluation* 14. The 
Chapter plans to have a strong con¬ 
tingent at the encampment in Sep¬ 

With constant follow-up and con¬ 
tinued sincere efforts, the officers 
plan to earn at least the minimum for 
the “gold” rating in each category. 

Distinctive Catering Co. 

is proud to serve the SUP 
Thank you for your patronage, 
285 East 2700 South 
Ph; 467-8893 


‘‘Five Days in Five Hours'’ Trek; 
Canyon Rim SUP Retrace Pioneer Trail 

by Milton 

On Saturday, July 23, the Can¬ 
yon Rim/Heritage Chapter tra¬ 
versed in a beautiful five-hour 
"trek" what took the Pioneers of 
’47 five hard, toiling, treacherous 
days to cover. 

We traveled by air conditioned 
caravan, each car bearing a fluores¬ 
cent identification sticker in the rear 

After leaving the National Head¬ 
quarters Building, our first stop was 
the scenic lookout at Echo Reser¬ 
voir, There we contemplated the 
beautiful sight — and the accom¬ 
plishments of the weary travelers 
who left Nauvoo and trudged across 
plains and mountains to this area. 

Our guide, Roger Beeman, met 
us at the town of Echo. There he 
took us through a pioneer chapel- 
school-community center, the only 
pioneer building still standing in 
Echo. Our next stop was at 
" Witch f s Rock / 1 a group of pin¬ 
nacles protruding into the sky, 
which on moonlight nights takes on 
the appearance or dancing witches. 

We made many stops along the 
way and Roger, with his keen wit 
ana historical and pioneer know¬ 
ledge, pointed out where many 
pioneer events took place. At one of 
the stops the old wagon trail is dear¬ 
ly visible from the highway. 

One of the most impressive stops 
was at the summit of Big Mountain, 
where we could see down into the 
Salt Lake Valley, the still snow¬ 
capped peaks not far away, and the 
treacherous descent which leads 

. Widdison 

down toward Emigration Canyon. 
We were told that this was the ac¬ 
tual spot where Brother Brigham 
raised from his sick bed and viewing 
the distant valley, said, "This is the 
place. Carry on. 

A delightful lunch was enjoyed 
beside a beautiful stream at Affleck 
Park, not far from the junction of 
Emigration Canyon and the highway 
leading to Parley's Canyon. 

It was a very rewarding day, and 
the weather was perfect. We gained 
a greater appreciation for what our 
pioneer ancestors endured so that 
we, who covered the same ground 
136 years later, could do so in great 
comfort and luxury. 

National Society Lists 
Films Available for 
SUP Chapter Programs 

A small, but growing, library of 
16 mm. sound films has been ac¬ 
quired by the National Society at its 
headquarters building. They repre¬ 
sent projects in which the Society 
has taken an interest or sponsorship. 

The films are available by ad¬ 
vance request, but with chapters 

[ providing their own projector. A 
arge roll-down projector screen is 
installed in the stage area of Heri¬ 
tage Hall. 

For reservations, contact jack 
Nielsen, phone 484-4441, week¬ 
days, during business hours. 

1983 Was a Year 
“On The Move” for 
Settlement Canyon SUP 

by Donald J. Rosenberg 

The Settlement Canyon Chapter 
completed a successful schedule of 
historic and scenic site tours during 
1983. Orrin Miller, Trekmaster, re¬ 
ported that participation was enthus¬ 
iastic and complimentary. 

The places visited were: Hansen 
Planetarium and Temple Square, 
Utah DUP Museum and State Capi¬ 
tol, Utah Natural History Museum 
and Utah Division of History, 
Golden Spike Monument and Ante¬ 
lope Island, Trolley Square and 
Heritage Square, Pony Express 
route to Callas, Ibapah and Gold 
Hill, Osmond Studios, B.Y.U. 
Campus and Lehi Museum, Utah 
State University Flower Garden in 
Farmington and Pioneer Village at 
Lagoon, New Visitors Center at 
Copper Pit and Snowbird, and 
Northeast Tooele Valley, Grant- 
sville Museum, Stockton, Ajax and 

The public was invited to partici¬ 
pate. Trek assembly points and 
starting times were published in the 
local paper. 

This is the third year Orrin has 
conducted the tours. He is a histor¬ 
ian and contributed widely of his 
store of historical information. 

Anyone from other chapters 
wishing to participate in our tours, 
please contact Orrin for tour infor¬ 
mation and tour schedule. Orrin 
Miller, phone 882-2345, 557 So. 
Main, Tooele, UT 84074. 


Standing at attention , uniformed members of the Mormon Battalion present 
an imposing honor guard as officials arrive in horse-drawn stage coach. 

CoL D. Wesley Reese holds plaque 
presented to Mormon Battalion. 

Festival of American West Hosts 
Pres. Benson and Mormon Battalion 

by Marvin Smith 

The 11 th annual Festival of the 
American West was officially open¬ 
ed with special ceremonies on the 
campus of Utah State University Ju¬ 
ly 30 1 1983. 

President Ezra Taft Benson was 
the honored guest and main speaker 
at the gathering, arriving with Mrs* 
Benson and U*S.U* President Stan¬ 
ford Cazier and wife, in a horse- 
drawn stage coach. The group then 
proceeded to the speakers platform 
between two lines of Battalion 
members who served as an honor 

Elder Benson related his early life 
in Cache County where his father 
was a pioneer* He spoke of his re¬ 
spect for the people of the area and 
recalled that there had never been a 
crop failure in the county* 

He next spoke appreciatively of 
the original Mormon Battalion and 
the modern commemorative organi¬ 
zation, climaxing his remarks by 
presenting a plaque to Commander 
D. Wesley Reese. It reads: 

“ The Utah State University 
Festival of the American West 
extends appreciation to the 
Mormon Battalion for its con¬ 
tinuing Public Service contri¬ 
butions in behalf of the Festi¬ 
val , and in preserving our 
Western Heritage. “ 

(signed:) Stanford Cazier, President 
of the University: Ray C. Myers, 

Chairman of the Festival. 

At the conclusion of the formal 
program, the M.B* firing squad re¬ 
leased a volley to signify the open¬ 
ing of the festival* 

Battalion Day Set 
for Sept. 10 
in Logan 

Col. D* Wesley Reese has 
announced the annual Mormon 
Battalion Day convention in 
Logan on Saturday, September 
10, at the Student Activity 
building on the USU Campus, 
beginning at 1 p.m. 

Following the business 
meetings at three, a smorgas- 
board banquet and program 
will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

LO Dorber Services 

The Chop Shop> 

Leftoy Pulos 

Haircuts by Appointment 



(2540 SOUTH) 

Logan Battalion Group 
Selects New Officers 

Company D of the Mormon Bat¬ 
talion in Logan recently elected 
leaders for 1984 as follows: Merlin 
W* Kendrick, captain; Douglas G. 
Williams, executive officer: 
Sylvester Anderson, second officer; 
Brent Bryner, treasurer; Carl V. 
Larson, first sergeant; Brent Bryner, 
second sergeant; Roland Mortensen, 
chaplain: Stuart H* Richards, photo¬ 
grapher and reporter; Lyman 
Wiflardson, historian. 

Phyllis A. Spence, retiring leader 
of the Company D auxiliary, reports 
the following newly-elected officers: 
Arlene Anderson, C*0.; Sharlene 
Kendrick, executive officer; and 
Nancy Williams, adjutant* 


An imposing metal sign now graces the entrance to re¬ 
furbished Cemetery, the dream of Fort Union SUP. 

President Oliver Carken, in suit, and past president 
Donald Green, prepared photo poster for project. 

Union Pioneer Cemetery Restored by Community Efforts 

The Pioneer spirit of cooperation 
and unity was evident in efforts to 
beautify the 132 year-old Union 
Pioneer Cemetery, 

The project was made possible 
thanks to the interest and hard work 
of young people and their leaders in 
the Fourteenth Ward and the Bis¬ 
hops and Stake Presidents, past and 
present. The project fulfilled a 
dream of the Union Fort Chapters of 
Sons of Utah Pioneers and Daugh¬ 
ters of Utah Pioneers* 

Elder Boyd K. Packer, a member 
of the Council of the Twelve, pro¬ 
nounced a prayer of re-dedication 
before an audience of 225 persons. 
Also present were K* Grant Hale, 
past national president of SUP and 
President-elect Glen Greenwood* 

Excerpts from Address 
By Oliver Carlsen 

Rufus For bush donated this pro¬ 
perty to the community in 1851 
after he buried his wife, Polly Clark 
Forbush, here. It is one of the oldest 
cemeteries in the state. 

In later years, the Union Ceme¬ 
tery was almost abandoned. 

In 1932 a project was started to 


jFuncral (Chapel 

Dafe & Beverty Holbrook 
"Helpful-A ccommoda ting " 
3251 So. 2300 E. Dial 484-2045 

clean off the cemetery grounds; the 
W*P. A, did it for a community pro¬ 
ject, Individual families also tried to 
keep each grave cleaned up at least 
once a year. 

The book “Union, Utah His¬ 
tory M by Steven Madsen, reveals 
how Union residents maintained the 
cemetery. John Obom and Union 
residents held a meeting Nov. 25, 
1882 to organize and improve the 
cemetery. At this time $5 was asked 
of families to bury their dead, the 
fee being used for upkeep* Prior to 
this there was no charge for burial. 
After 1942 there were no more 
burials in the cemetery* 

Centennial Project 

In 1947, the Pioneer Centennial 
Year, the first major renovation took 
place* Descendants of the Pioneers 
met to have the cemetery cleaned 
again and a fence installed , and a 
bridge made for an entrance into the 

On May 30, 1950 a short me¬ 
morial was held at the cemetery lot* 
An application to Daughters of Utah 
Pioneers was made for a marker for 
the monument that was to be built. 
In the winter of 1950 the Central 
Company of the DUP gave a marker 
to the Union Fort Camp* 

On July, 1951 the ground was 
broken. George Alfred Green, a 
reat-grandson of Rufus Forbush, 
esigned and built the monument. It 
took 110 hours and all work was 

On August 22, 1951, the 100th 
Anniversary of the first burial in 

Union Cemetery, the monument 
was unveiled and dedicated. Bishop 
E.H, Belcher accepted the monu¬ 
ment at the program . 

Lions Help 

The Lions Club in Union were a 
great help. They installed new fenc¬ 
ing, and erected the decorative arch 
with the words “Union Pioneer 
Memorial ’ 1 which was made by 
Dell is Forbush, a great great- 
grandson of Rufus Forbush, 

Temple Quarry Chapter SUP in¬ 
stalled new metal fence posts on the 
east side. 

In May, 1973 the Far South East 
Company DUP began a project to 
preserve the old markers that were 
scattered about by placing them in a 
display* Help was asked for and 
support was given by many and 
their funds were matched by Utah 
American Revolution Bicentennial* 
The dedication was held May 10, 
1976 and was very well attended* 

The Union Fort SUP Chapter was 
organized in 1981, and has been 
working toward getting water to 
add automatic sprinklers and lawn* 

Then along came A1 Emery with a 
project including the youth of the 
Union 14th Ward and the Cotton¬ 
wood Creek Stake* The weeds were 
hauled off, ground leveled, sprinkler 
system installed and sod laid. Many 
hours were spent in work, plans and 
preparation by this group together 
with their sponsors, Union Fort 
Chapter SUP, Union Fort Chapter 
DUP and Far South East County 


Fort, Ghost Towns 
Draw SUP Trekkers 

by Murlyn L. Brown 

Timpanogos Chapter took an his¬ 
torical trek during July* 

Our board member, Arthur 
Chapman, arranged with Professor 
Eugene Campbell, of Brigham 
Young University History Dept,, to 
guide our trek to historical spots of 
Johnson 1 s Army and some of the old 
mining towns in the Oquirrhs. 

We left Orem at 9 a.m. on Satur¬ 
day and traveled in private cars to 
The Stage Coach Inn Museum, in 
Fairfield, and stopped at the beauti¬ 
ful park and historical marker for a 
discussion of the once large com¬ 
munity and the part it played in the 
Johnson's Army episode, and as a 
stop on the short-lived Pony Ex¬ 
press, From there we proceeded to 
the military cemetery a mile or two 
to the southwest for a look-see at 
the well-kept oasis looking spot in 
the sage brush desert* 

From the cemetery we went west 
on the Tooele highway, through a 

low pass that separates the Oquirrhs 
and the Tintic mountains, and on 
around to the west of the Oquirrhs 
— entering Lewiston canyon and up 
to Mereur. Brother Chapman knew 
the head of security for the new gold 
dig at Mereur (open-pit mine done 
by J. Paul Getty), so they arranged 
for two mini-buses to take us on an 
escorted tour of the old Mereur mine 
and town sites and the new huge 
open-pit operation that is going on 
full-blast at the present time. It was 
an extremely interesting tour, al¬ 
though we didn’t get to see any of 
the finished product (gold bars), be¬ 
cause it was Saturday and they had 
been cleared out. 

From Mereur we drove farther up 
the line and entered Ophir Canyon, 
The Ophir silver mines (also lead 
and zinc) enabled Marcus Daly to 
acquire the Anaconda mines and be¬ 
come one of the mine kings of all 

Driving north, we passed through 
Stockton, set up By General Patrick 
Conner as the mining capital of the 
West, Smelters were put in for the 
Mereur, Ophir, etc. mines. He nam¬ 

ed it Stockton because he was from 
that town in California. His dreams 
of a great mining empire, gradually 
fizzled out. 

We drove on into Tooele for 
lunch in the park* In 1910 the Inter¬ 
national Smelting & Refining Co. 
put Tooele on the map for quite a 
few years* The notes that Eugene 
Campbell put together for our tour 
will be useful to any group wishing 
to take this interesting tour. 

PIONEER appreciates receiv¬ 
ing the trek notes prepared by 
Eugene E. Campbell , includ¬ 
ing Camp Floyd and ghost 
towns in the Oquirrh Moun~ 
tain Range. We regret that 
space does not permit us to 
print them in full at this time. 

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September 15-17 

Guide’s Commentary over Citizen’s Band Radio 


SUP Adds 37 to 
Member Rolls 
In Chapters, At Large 

K* Loveland, Charles W. GunnelL 
Hal Walton, Gordon L* Heaton, 
Vem A. Wolfley, Vern A. Wolfley, 
Jr*, Paul Ray Wolfley, Leon W, 
'Tete ,J Harman* 

Adams, Wallace V, Jacobson, 
Richard E. Jacobsen, William S* 

Raymond W* Geldmacher, Budd 
Oliver Tonioli, Joseph E* Wilson, 

Dawson, Richard R. Medsker. 

BOX ELDER — Lyman W* 
Hemmert, Grant B* Nicholas* 

CITY CREEK — Morgan B. 
Slack, Gerald R. Sherrett. 


EAGLE ROCK — Charles H* 


Keith L. Smith. 

SALT LAKE CITY — Allen Earl 


Merrill J. Nelson* 

MURRAY — Bruce E. Pearson. 

POTOMAC — Rulon A* 

BEEHIVE — Dresden G. Mar- 

HOLLADAY — Frank Day* 


— jack V* Gibbons. 

SOUTH DAVIS — Lorenzo 



Gordon L* Mousley* 

Norman L. Daniels. 


Neldon P. Parker, 


Deseret Mortuary 


at 36 East 700 South 


at 10055 South Slate 
Lake Hills — Sandy 


Nephi L. Anderson 

Nephi L. Anderson 

Nephi L. Anderson., 84, passed away July 8th in a 
Salt Lake City hospital. 

He was horn June 18, 1899, at Sandy, Utah to 
Nephi and Abigail Kelsey Anderson, the eldest of 
seven children. 

He acquired his education in the Salt Lake area, at- 
tending the Sandy elementary schools, Jordan High 
School and the University of Utah. 

He married Fern Cox on February 15, 1941 in the 
Salt Lake Temple, and shortly thereafter settled in the 
East Mill Creek area, 

Nephi was a man of many talents and virtues, a 
lover of life and the great outdoors, where he spent 
countless hours hiking, skiing and enjoying nature's 
beauty. He was also an accomplished musician, play¬ 
ing the violin in several fine orchestras. He served as 
concert master in the Salt Lake Civic Orchestra and 
directed a number of choruses and choirs. 

Nephi served in the East Mill Creek Lions Club for 
many years and was a member of the Wasatch Moun¬ 
tain Club, a Life Member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers 
and a devoted and active member of The Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

He is survived by his wife. Fern, two sons, Robert 
N- and David C- and a daughter, Carolyn, nine grand¬ 
children and one brother, Guy Anderson. 

Funeral services were held July 1 3, 1983 in the Salt 
Lake Valley View Stake center. 

Compliments of 


13th South and Foothill Drive 


Quality # Service * Value 


Leroy Naegle, Sr. 

Leroy Carl Naegle, Sr,, 76> longtime Arizona ran¬ 
cher, died Aug, 2, 1983, at St, Luke's Medical Cen¬ 
ter in Phoenix. 

Mr, Naegle, of St, Johns, was bom ini Concho, He 
had worked for ten years at the Arizona Highway 
Department and also was a welder and mechanic, He 
was a member of the Rotary Club, Utah Sons of Pio¬ 
neers, Apache County Sheriff's Posse and was a high 
priest in the St. John's Second Ward of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 

Survivors include his wife, Bemiece; daughters, 
Neysia Stradling, LuWana Paxman and Lynette 
Carrolh sons, Leroy, Jr. and Johnny; a sister and a 
brother 5 24 grandchildren and nine great-grand¬ 


Services were held Aug. 5, at his church in St. 
Johns. Jewkes Mortuary made the arrangements. 

★ ★ ★ 

Waldo R. Frandsen 

Waldo Rasmus Frandsen, age 79, died Aug. 15, 
1983, in Salt Lake City, 

Bom March 21, 1904 in Price, Utah, to Rasmus 
and Lily Agnes Bryner Frandsen. Married Guila 
Guymon, May 19, 1932 in the Manti L.D.S. Tem¬ 
ple, Served Mission to the Swiss-German L.D.S, Mis¬ 
sion, 1926-1929, Member High Priest Group. Col¬ 
onial Hills Second Ward. Graduated from Utah State 
University in 1932. Member, Sugarhouse Chapter, 
Sons of Utah Pioneers. 

He played a great part in improving the range land 
and cattle industry in the western states. Charter mem¬ 
ber of the Soil Erosion Service, He was a Ranger Con¬ 
servationist for the Soil Conservation Service, U,S. 
Dept, of Agriculture for 34 years. His territory, as the 
Washington, D.C. Representative, was the 13 Wes¬ 
tern States, Hawaii and Alaska. 

Survivors: wife, Salt Lake City; sons, Edward R,, 
Burke, Virginia: Blane W., Orange, California; 
daughters, Mrs. Carl G, (Sharleen) Bown, Bountiful; 
Mrs. Robert M. (joretta) Evans, Jr., Holladay; 15 
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, 
Mildred F. Brown, Springville; Lena Bartlett, Salt 
Lake City; Mrs. Lawrence (Ileen) Zuker, Glen Can¬ 
yon City. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 18 at Colonial Hills 
Second Ward, Interment at Price City Cemetery. 

Life Member Ranks 
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No. Member Chapter 

957 C* O'Neal Rich_* *A/L 

958 Dresden Marquardt * . * . BH 

959 Reese A. Leishman. * . * . TF 

960 John E* Beaton.Scotts 

961 Allen Earl Roden, * , . . SLC 

962 Wesley C* Carter.GAS 

963 Gene Rose*.JRT 

964 Leon W . Harmon. * . * . A/L 

965 C* Ross Watson* . * . CR/H 

966 Neldon C. Parker.TB 

967 William S* Reeve, * . * EMC 

968 Richard E* Jacobsen. . . EMC 

969 Reid E* Keddington. .CR/H 

970 Verion Smart.EMCM 

971 Charles S. Bagley* . * . . A/L 

1001 Vern A* Wolfley* . * . * A/L 

1002 Vern A. Wolfleyi Jr. * .A/L 

1003 Paul Ray Wolfley.A/L 


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Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 


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