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Morgan Valley Memories for the Week of November 26

Article Date: 
26 November, 2010 - 06:00

1930
Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.
D. W. Rollins of Peterson was taken to Dee Hospital with a broken leg he received from a kick from a horse on Thursday.  He is reported to be improving.
Mary Smith ran her car over the dugway near Levi Waldron’s home last week.  She was trying to clean the windshield when the car left the road.  The car did not turn over due to the quick action of the driver.  The car was damaged but Miss Smith was not badly hurt.
F. W. Clark and son, Harold, completed their work building chicken coops above East Canyon Dam for Mr. Kearns and returned home.
J.C. Penney Co. Department Store in Morgan, advertised the following for sale this week:
Silk Dresses $4.98/$6.90/$9.90; 26 Piece Set of Plated Silverware, Guaranteed for 25 Years $4.98; Carving Set $2.98; Men’s Sweaters of Pure Zephyr Yarn $2.98; Virgin Wool Blankets $5.90 pair; Mercerized Lunch Cloths 54x54 $.89; 64 inch Mercerized Table Damask $.49 yard; Wool and Cotton Sweaters $3.98
1935
Miss Marion Terry and Miss Margaret Williams, who are attending the U.S.A.C. in Logan, spent the weekend in Morgan.
Ora Bundy was awarded a contract by the state road commission Tuesday for a stretch of highway near Peterson Point in Morgan Co., the amount being $13,150.
The cast for the opera, “The Count and the Co-ed”, to be presented December 15, follows.  Marjorie, Louis Taggart; Dolly, Irene Hall; ; Snoose, Rodney Day; Mrs. Lockstep, Marie Johnson; Dr. McSpadden, Ralph Carter; Mrs. McSpadden, Alice Rollins; Amy, Florence Francis; Birdie, Astel Eddington;  Dan, Dee Rees; Sleepy, Eugene Whittier; Hamilton, Thomas Littlefield; Mark, Dasil Smith.
1940
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Williams have moved into their newly completed home located on Commercial Street.
“The Waltz Dream”, the famous international musical success by Oscar Strauss, has been selected for this year’s presentation by the M.H.S. music department.
Jack Kippen, small son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kippen, and also the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kippen are ill at this writing with bronchial pneumonia.
1945
George Albert Taggart, 71, Morgan, retired business man, church and civic worker, died at the family home after a short illness.  He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.  
1st. Lt. C. E. Whittear received an honorable discharge after 5 years of service.
Bob and Keith Porter, stationed in Texas, are home on furloughs.
Bud Creager, who is in the Navy, is home on furlough.
Miss Beulah Adams, Misses June and Elaine Porter of Ogden, spent Sunday here with their parents.
Hillard Williams arrived home this week.  He had been stationed in the South Pacific.
1950
Free electric energy to illuminate Christmas lights on city and town streets and parks will again be provided by the Utah Power and Light Co. wherever distribution capacity already is available.
Cast for the annual Morgan High School opera, “The Bells of Beaujolais,” has been selected as follows:  Rey Barnes, Kent Smith, Paul Toone, Larry Peterson, John Clark, Merrill Francis, Dick Francis, Dorothy Rose, Jean Griffin, JoAnne Madsen, Lois Dickson, Carol White, Dorothy Bowen and Barbara Peterson.
State Trooper Ted London advises motorists that all accidents resulting in $25 damage or over, or any personal injury, should be reported to law enforcement officers.
Warning – Starting December 4, and continuing all that week, the city dumps will be spread with rat poison.  Signed:  Mayor Paul Stuart and City Council
1985
Shelly Van Tassell was named Utah Teen Miss for the USA Teen Miss Scholarship Pageant.
Too Much Too Soon! - Heavy snows covered Morgan County this past week as wave after wave moved across the valley.  The mountains received more than three feet of the white stuff.
Heather Ann Jacobson, four, died at her home of a brain tumor.
Marion Rexford Mecham, 90, died in an Ogden nursing home of causes incident to age.
Franklyn John Taylor, 83, died at an Ogden nursing home of cancer.
1990
Morgan’s First State Championship Football Team, “1940 Team,” Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary.
1995
William Andrew Redden, age 89, died in Mountain Green of causes incident to age.  He was born on February 28, 1906 in Hoytsville, Utah, a son of Jake Jackson and Ethel Lillian Hobson Redden.
Julie Lee (Bloxham), city recorder, receives award.
A-1 Canyon Storage – L.C. opens in Peterson.
Holnam (now Holcim) confirms plans for Devil’s Slide plant expansion.
2005
William Ray (Huck) Stoddard passed away at Davis Hospital and Medical Center.
Guffey Home Loans open in Morgan.
Goldenwest names Morgan resident Kim Bishop as Branch Manager for their new Morgan location.