PROVO HERALD, ~ MQKDAY T - DECEMBER Merry-Go-Round Washington 'Continued from Page One) fortune to be placed in charge of did as much to retard housing as anyone—with the possible exception of the building and loan associations. Jimmy Moffett contributed ?12,000 to the Roosevelt campaign and early leaped aboard the Roosevelt bandwagon. He deserved reward—and got it—thjDUgh at the expense of the taxpayer. ! HARD ON HOUSING | The president, always lenient where human beings are concerned, let Jimmy stay on until September, 1935, when he resigned and was replaced by Stewart McDonald, one of his assistants. Me McDonald was regarded as a better Housing Administrator than Jimmy Moffett. It is quite possible that the housing fault was neither Jimmy's nor McDon aid's, for it is hard to persuade the public to build houses. This point will be taken up in subsequent articles. But be that as it may, the accomplishments of neither was anything to write home about. i HOUSING PROMOTION I Jimmy Moffett devoted most of his efforts to hallyhoo. This was not entirely a bad idea, since it was necessary to show the man in the street how he could now i borrow money from his own bank to build a home. (The FHA guaranteed all housing mortgages undertaken by the banks). So Jimmy went on the air with a series of broadcasts, and hired a staff of newspapermen in Washington as publicity promoters. Federal housing became the greatest hallyhoo agencv of the government, which is saying a lot during these ballyhoo - minded days of the New Deal. The result was that thousands of letters asking for loans poured into the FHA. A lot of people wrote in who had no possible chance of repaying mortgages and some of them borrowed money from the banks on the government guarantee of repayment. It was the greatest publicity campaign put on in Washington since the days when William Gibbs McAdoo floated the Liberty Loans. But when all the smoke had cleared away and the results were in, the number of houses built was pitifully small. * * i NO REAL RESULTS I 'LOST HORIZONS' TO BE STAGED Rehearsals are under way for "Lost Horizons," next play on the Brigham Young university drama calendar, which will be staged in College hall December 9 and 10- A cast of thirty-eight is being directed by Mrs. Kathryn B. Pardoe of the college speech department. It includes, from Provo, Fae Clark, Helen Clark, Dorothy Hedquist, Blanche Jones, Fred D. Johnson Beulah Jensen, George Whitaker, Mac Washburn. Le Grande Andrews and Dean Peay. Other players are: Loraine Adams, Mid vale; Marian Wilson, Ogden; Marie Bertelsen, ' Marysvale; Bernece Bradshaw. Lehi; Beth Evans, Spanish Fork; Merwin Fairbanks, Salt Lake City; Merline Gardner, American Fark; Esther Hastings, Hurricane; Dean I. Isbell. Richfield; David Walker, Pleasant Grove; Boyd C. Lake,! Oakley; Virginia Meiling, Lehi; Max D. Menderihall, Mapleton; Lloyd A. Peay, Benjamin; Dan W. Peterson. Pleasant Grove; Sam Sorenson and Woodrow Weight, Springville; Gordon Thomson, Riverton; Carl Swalberg, Spanish Fork; and David E. Salisbury, Nephi. Cast members from without the state are: Ruth Horr, Grand Junction. Col.; Bernice Kelley, Shelley Ida.; Joe Strickland, Norfolk, Va. Gwen Toland, St. John, Kan. Clarence Tyndall, Deep Run, N.C. Ralph Horlacher Ely, Nev.; and Vernon Wilcox, Salem Ore. SPANISH FORK MRS. EFFIE DART Reporter—Phone 108 | In 1935, the first full year of operation (the FHA act was passed by congress in June, 1934) only 42147 mortgages were issued. Of these, only one-half were for new homes, the remainder being! to finance repairs. Next year this figure went up to 109,611 mortgages issued, of which one-half again were new homes and .the other half for repairs. Figures are not complete for this year, but during the first ten months, FHA isstyed 94,642 mortgages. These figures mean very little unless compared with pre-depression building. During the six years from 1920 through 1926, the country built an average of 550.000 houses a year. Against this, the largest number of houses constructed through FHA financing in any one year was only about 55,000. This does' not include privately financed building, but this was negligible. In other words, with all the ballyhoo of Jimmy Moffett and all the stimulus of government guarantees, housing had diminish- Mrs. True Dixon was hostess to Thalian club Wednesday. Mrs. Adelia KnuUsen related "The Life of James McNeil Whistler," the artist; Elainp Peterson /cad and Cora Gardner entertained with accordion selections. Refreshments were served. Guests were Mrs. J. W. Hagan, Mrs. Jessie Clayson, Mrs. Roy Broadbent, Mrs. Vera Bowen, Mrs. Edna Wightman, and Mrs. Andrew Day of Draper. Mrs. Harvey Nielsen and Mrs. D. C. Bowen entertained Fidelous club Thursday at the Nielsen home. Guests were Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Swalberg, Mr. and Mrs. E. Cecil McGavin, Dr. and Mrs. Allen G. Brockbank, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Paul. At progressive 500 Mrs. Vera "Williams and Rulon Creer won high scores for the club, Mrs. Allen G. Brockbank and Dr. Swal- berg for guests,' and D. E. Wil- .liams, consolation prize. Third ward Relief society held a teachers and officers social Tuesday. Mrs. Vernicia Beck directed selections from "The Merry Widow." Seventy officers, teachers and visitors were served. Mrs. J. Angus Chi-istensen entertained officers and teachers of Fourth ward M. I. A. Monday. Honoring the 83rd ibirthday of Hyrum Jones, relatives surprised him at'his home Tuesday evening. Fourth ward M. I. A. held its opening social Tuesday night at junior high school auditorium, 300 attending. A one-act play was given by B. Y. U. students. Pie sale and dancing followed. Mrs. Neva Green and Mrs. Ruth Williams entertained a group of ladies at their homes Friday and Saturday evenings in honor of Mrs. Evelyn Williams. ed to only one-tenth of what it was before the depression. (The next article on housing will describe President Roosevelt's new housing bill). T he tradition for fine services which has long found preference among Provo families calls for a high de-gree of personalized skill and experience. Those who select BERG MORTUARY find here a friendly and devoted understanding of their wishes. No extra charge for Services Within a Radius of 50 Miles MORT Personality Parade 1 B7 JACK UNDSLET Mortician 185 EAST CENTER-TELEPHONE 37t C. O. Claudin'a successful career as a mortician in Utah county began in 1924, and since then he has established four splendid funeral homes with features exclusive of any other firm. Despite his wholehearted devotion to his business, he has found time to build a modern ranch, participate actively in the Kiwanis, Odd Fellows and Elks organizations, and travel considerably. Born November 1, 1900, in Remington, Indiana, he moved with his parents to Mansfield, 111., where he graduated from high school in 1918. Because of his father's ill health, the family moved to Twin Falls, Ida., where Mr. Claudin got his first experience in his chosen profession. At Long Beach, Calif., he trained four years with a leading firm which specialized particularly in ambulance and first aid service. Ideas learned there Mr. Claudin brought to Utah county. While at Long Beach he became a member of the L. D. S. church. He married Ruby Anderson, Marysvale. Sept. 1, 1923. They came to Utah to go through the Salt Lake Temple. Mr. Claudin immediately became fond of the state, and chose Utah county as his permanent place of residence. He established the first funeral home in Utah at Springvllle in 1924- In 1927 he placed another at Payson, succeeding the Meldrum Mortuary there. He established a new funeral home at Spanish Fork the following year, and designed and remodeled the modern home in Provo to launch business here in ,1932. Mr. Claudin has a salaried man as head of- each of his four establishments. His hobby is horses. Next spring- he plans to open in Springville a riding stable, featuring 20 fine saddle horses. He 'owns a modern ranch there and owns cattle and chickens in addition to his horses. He likes hunting, and usually gets his deer each fall. The Claudins have two children, Pauline Gale. 12, and Ruby Maxine, 7, who attend the B. Y. U- training schools. LINDON MRS. LAWRENCE WALKER Reporter A rousing dance and auction sale, soonsored by officers and teachers of the Sunday school, was held Thursday evening at the amusement hall. After a period of dancing^ the time was turned over to Auctioneer Alroy Gillman who speedily and successfully disposed of grain, garden produce, canned fruit and vegetables, apples, fresh elk meat and candy. Pie a la mode and soda water were sold on the side lines. Funds will go toward the annual Christmas party. There were one hundred and fifty present. Omer Clark and Mrs. Sylvia Carpenter visited Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mra Wilford Anderson. _ : Mr. and Mrs. Charles" J, Cob- ibley, Patriarch and Mrs. David B. Thome and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson attended a banquet and social Wednesday evening Jin the Third ward amusement hall. This affair was given by inejinbars of the stake presidency and high council and honored James D. Thome and Bishop Albert Cullimore who have recently, moved from their respective .wards;. Mrs. Archie Maxfield was hostess at an old fashioned quilting party at her home Thursday afternoon. When the quilt Was finished a dainty luncheon was served to the following: Annie Gillman, Margaret Harris, Edah Allred, Annie Kirk, Hattie Bezzant,, Lizzie Robbins and Mrs. Eliza Broomhead. ' •••••••••• Among those who attended the temple excursion Thursday at Salt Lake City were Jlr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walker, Bishop and Mrs. Leonard Walker, Elisha Mayhew, Lawrence Walker and, Mrs. Bengta Hanson. ... ';. Misses Phyllis West,and torayri Walker visited, .with friends at Ihe L. D! S. hospital at Salt, Lake Thursday. j i Miss Jennie Walker attended the wedding of Miss Mary BlakC; and Mr. Rowley at the Vineyard amusement hall Friday evening. Bulge! Meeting SKRINGVILLB—Pabiic" fcear- iltg on the proposed city budget for 1933 will be Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. in city hall. The budget is tentatively outlined on a proposed tax levy of 15.50 mills against an 18-mill tax levy last year. The budget lists general fund, $19,714; waterworks, $4,450; streets and walks, $13,650; electric light department, $17,750; irrigation fund, $500; library maintenance, $2,000; tend interest fund, $6,610; electric light bonding fund, $1,000; waterworks bond sinking, $8,000; abutter's portion street paving district No. 2. $1,972; sewer fund, $10,313.37. "Y" Speech Medal Award Outlined "International peace and cooperation" is the subject of an oratorical contest to be sponsored by the Rotary club at Brigham Young university Friday. The contest is open to any student of the university. Speeches must be from eight to ten minutes and May be on any phase of the specified topic. The winner will be awarded a gold medaL Manuscripts must be submitted to the speech department by Monday and tryouts will be held Tuesday, according to Edward Moe, Provo, forensic manager. UNIONS PLAN ATTACK ON FORD ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4 (U.R)— The United Automobile Workers indicated today that strikes in two more assembly plants of the Ford OUR BOARDING HOUSE -WITH MAJOR HOOPLE IM PER BBSIAJWIWG YOU BLAY T3ER MOOSJCK SOFT UMT GENTLE LIKE DER LEETLE swow FLAKES FALLING PER VOODS IW « VAH,SO/. UMT DEM BEGIWS TPER VIKflo' TO BLOW, UMT PER LEETTLE SWOW FLAKES GO VIRUMG, SO IW T3ER SECOMD T*\FTT YOU BLAY IT STA^ATO TO IMICVSTE DER SKJOW FLAKES HAPPY AMTT'PER DEKiC/WG YAM KJOW 2UM—ZU/ SEE, PROFESSOR LOOK WHAT X BOU5HT/A HARMOlsllO HOLDER/ BY PLAYlN' MY VlOLIU AWT? MOUTH oR/GANj TOSE-THER/l. CAW IMITATE A TRAlM £O/V\IM<3 UP A GRAPE AME> WHI-STLIM' AT A CROSS IMS/ YOU'LL. THINK Y&R "RK3HT ON TH' TRAINS LI STEM ' ci>usr AM IMITATIOKJ ~l PAGE THMjg Ed Clyde Chosen Prom Chairman LU. 8. P«T. Of F. Motor company would be called next week and if they failed to COPPER CONTINUES UPWARD TREND force the company to deal with, NEW YQRK Dec 4 ([rp) _ the union, strikes in "feeder" j strength of export copper ^ an plants supplying Ford with parts j upward trend in tungstetl ores would follow immediately. | because of fears that a supply shortage may develop as result of the Sino-Japanese conflict featured metal markets today. Export copper was in strong demand, prices pushing forward from 10.25 to 10.32 cents a pound C.I.F. European base ports. Ed Clyde, Heber, will lead B. Y. U.'s Junior Prorn, defeating Paul Boyer, Provo, in Thursday's election toy 38 votes it is announced. Clyde got 344 of 650 ballots. Clyde is a Brigadier, and a member of Blue Key, national honorary leadership fraternity. He is also a distance runner, dramatic manager, and varsity debater. The Prom is planned during- winter quarter. LOANS up to MOO. ALL PLANS PIRSONAI V FIMAMCEXO? 8 No. Univ. 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