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STANDARD-EXAMINER Salt S. the t y declared r t e d various membership Owen S. V. C. E. Ogden Mr. he his reconnaissance formal OGDEN JURIST IS FOUND (Continued from Page 1) letters from his beneficaries who wrote from distant points that they had been able to reach their homes in safety and secure employment. employment. "I appreciate," Judge Belnap had told a reporter only recently, "that many a poor devil who is sent into court is entirely without without legal advice, lacking funds and influence and entirely at sea as to his rights and privileges. There is often danger of grave injustice being done to wretches who already have been pretty severely severely picked on by fate." Court Suspended Mayor Fred M. Abbott asked that police court be suspended today today in reverance to his passing. Judge Belnap received his schooling in Ogden, Logan and Salt Lake City. He graduated from Weber college, later attending attending the Utah State Agricultural college at Logan, taking up accounting accounting and pre-legal studies. He obtained his degree of bachelor of law on June 3, 1918 from the law school of the University of Utah, and was admitted to practice that same year. After finishing his course at Weber college, he filled a mission for the L. D. S. church in Germany for three years, and then visited 15 foreign countries. Returning to Ogden, he taught school at the Lewis junior high school for two years. In July of 1918, he left Ogden for Camp Lewis, Washington, where he joined the U. S. array signal corps. Had it not been for an attack of the "flu" and a sudden sudden ending of the World war, he would have been transported overseas with the American forces. forces. Active In Church Besides his missionary work, he had served as bishop's counselor in the Eleventh ward, had been president of Weber L. D. S. stake Mutual Improvement association and had been active in the three Ogden wards in which he had resided--Fourth, Eleventh and Thirteenth. Thirteenth. He was a member of Herman Baker post No. 9, having served on the Armistice day celebration committee. He was born in Ogden May 1890, to Hyrum and Christina Rasmussen Rasmussen Belnap. He married Lois Foster of Ogden September 14, 1921, in the Salt Lake City L. D. temple. Family Survives Surviving are his widow; the following sons and daughters: David, Ronald, Ruth and Kathleen Kathleen Belnap of Ogden; three sisters, sisters, Flora Belnap and Mrs. C. Jensen of Ogden and Mrs. Walter A. Kerr of Salt Lake City, and following half-brothers and halfsisters: halfsisters: Arias G. Belnap, Weber county treasurer; Volney, Byron, and Delia Belnap, Mrs. Jewel Furniss and Mrs. Gladys Carwin of Ogden Ogden and Dr. Earl Belnap of Nev. Services will be conducted Tuesday at two p, m. in the L. D. S. Thirteenth ward chapel by Bishop Ray Williams with interment interment in Ogden city cemetery directed directed by Lindquist Sons. Military Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by Herman Baker poet No. 9. Friends may call at the family residence, .2267 Harrison, Harrison, Monday afternoon and evening evening and Tuesday prior to services. services. Paid Higrh Tributes Mayor Abbott said upon receipt of word of Judge Belnap's death, "Brief though our official acquaintance acquaintance was, I know J u Belnap's sympathetic treatment of cases presented in city court before him w;ll be missed by all who have been associated w i him, I am grieved at Ogden's loss." Dewey F. Hawkins, who served as chief of police during most of the judge's term on the city said: "Judge Belnap was known as one of the most human administrators administrators of justice ever to sit on local bench. We at the police station station were always assured of his cooperation and many times remarked remarked upon his fairness to offenders offenders and his even, unruffled temperament. It is difficult to express express our feelings at a time like this."