William Rawson McEntire OSC member, Ex-Weber Official, Dies 04 Jun 1952
William Rawson McEntire Sr. ... Weber official 12 yean. Beniiett IJrges Industry to f ^ Stem Inflation CLEVELAND, O. (Special)— Leaders in the electric power, industry industry Tuesday "were urged by Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R., Utah) to step up th^ir fight against inflation and Increasing government activity in business. The Utah senator was a featured featured guest speaker at the annual annual convention of the Edison Electric Institute, headed by Jeorge M. Gadsby, president of Utah Power and Light Co. The Utah ^senator declared Ihat principles of economics [earned in business are not ac- :epted in political circles: And ie advocated that more businessmen businessmen get into government to help resolve the conflict in definitions, definitions, concrete objectives and standards of values. Businessmen, he said, dislike inflation because it distorts values, decreases the value of savings, diminishes the reward of risk and eventually leads to bankruptcy by erosion. But government, government, he added, takes the position position that inflation is desirable f its name is changed to "pros- jerity." it favors the debtor over, .he creditor and thereby produces produces votes. PSG Member, Ex-Weber Official, Dies OGDEN (Special) — William Rawson McEntire , Sr., 67, ; 216 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, a member of'the Utah Public Service Commission; died in an Ogden hospital Tuesday at 12:15 a.m. of cerebral thrombosis. Mr. McEntire was .born Nov. 26, 1884, in Ogden,'a son of W. Napoleon and Olive Ann Rawson McEntire. He was reared in Farr West, ;Weber County,' and at the age of 19 moved to Huntsville where he was a barber and farm er. He later engaged in the mer cantile business. . - -. Weber Commissioner He served five terms as Weber County, commissioner, = froni No- vemberj 1931, Ito December, 1943 w - h U?.-ift office - he waV instru mental inline planning and con TStruotibn of-rthe present munie ipal building, . :. . . During.,World' .War II, he served as chairman of draft boare No. 5, Weber County, and chairman chairman of the draft board for all state employes. He was president of the Utah County officials organization organization during World War II. At.the time of his death, Mr. McEntire was a cpmissioner of the Utah Public Service Commission, Commission, on which, he had served "since December, 1943. Active in LOS An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, .he. served asipresi- dent of the Mutual Improvement Assn. and superintendent of the Sunday School in trie Huntsville Ward and also was ward-bishop for eight and one-half years. He served on the Huntsville town hoard and was a member pf : the/-Weber County School Board, four years.: : He was first scoutmaster of the Huntsville Ward Boy Scout troop. On SepL 36, 1906; he married Rosene M. Woodfield in the Salt Lake LDS.Temple. .',.' Surviving are his widow; three sons and three daughters: Dr. J. W., and .William R. McEntire, Ogden; Mrs. James R. (Virginia) Sttllings, Eden,. Weber County; Mrs/.John B. (Laura) Hawkes; Minneapolis; Mrs. Arnold L (Helen) Slater, Slateryille, Weber County, and Don W. McEntire. serving an L D S mission in-Holland. in-Holland. .