The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 6, 1971 · Page 13
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Two Promotional Drives OK d By Tourism Agency The Golden Spike Empire Inc. i rector of the agency, was auth- board of directors, a four-county prized to uuatu ui uucuima, a. iULu-uvuii^ jiiicu LO contact commissioners tourism promotion agency, of the four-county area and get launched two major advertise- a commitment from them re- ment programs in a meeting garding funds for the cabooses. Tuesday night. , : The programs are "Operation Caboose," — estimated to cost i five xefur- — -7-. -, cabooses .at P°? ua . f* strategic points in Weber. Davis ties for use as a tourist center. The second is "Operation Host," a plan to incorporate local businessmen into an over- ail promotional setup. Each caboose will cost an estimated $2,00'0 to recondition. Brigham City Mayor Olof Zundel, president of the group, spearheaded the idea. LOSE IMPACT "I think we'll lose much of the impact of this program if we try putting one out at a time," Mr.- Zundel said of the caboose concept. _ The nation was supported by Bart 'Wolthuis, mayor of Ogden, who added, "I think waiting would be tieing one hand behind our back; we've just got to raise the money because this is tied in with the whole program." James Berry, executive di- WAS UNANIMOUS board appeared unani- in support for the idea " • ' " i under- as Morgan with the burden of NORMAN SCHMEHL Council Hopeful 'High Taxes A Concern/ Says Hopeful A City Council candidate says Ogden "has stagnated and its population decreased during the past 10 years. "Taxes are at an all time high while the quantity and quality of services continue to decline," said Norman Schmehl of 1440 Marilyn Drive. SEEK SEAT Mr. Schmehl is seeking one of the two at-large seats on the City Council. An aeronautical engineer, he has been employed by the Boeing Co. for 14 years. He has served on the Weber County Planning Commission for the past three years and is former chairman of the Weber County Sanitation Board. He is married to the former Susan Kissel. NEW IDEAS Mr. Schmehl said his engineering education and experience "can be veryj valuable in creating and implementing new ideas to revitalize the City Council and get Ogden moving again. "Available data has shown that Ogden's population has decreased by one per cent while surrounding towns such as South Ogden and Roy have increased 40 to 60 per cent during the last 10 years," he said. "About 10 per cent of Ogden's population is over 65 and on fixed incomes. . "Ogden's property taxes are| the highest in the state, yet we | are told we can just hang oni until the next tax increase,"! Mr. Schmehl said. "Industry is moving out of Ogden because of high taxes, causing further reductions in population and tax base," he said. REVERSE TREND "We must reverse this trend," Mr Schmehl said. "This can be accomplished by a more efficient use of tax revenue, by creating a tax environment to encourage new industry and families to settle in Ogden and to provide jobs for our; graduates." He said tourism must be, encouraged by developing and! promoting historical and< geological attractions • and "in advertising the beauty and availability of our high mountain recreation areas." Sites mentioned as tourist centers include one on Highway 89 in North Davis County and one on Interstate 15 near the Kaysville Pond in South Davis. Box Elder County would have one at the Junction of 1-15 and 1-80 near Elwood, another would be located near Wilson Lane on 1-15 in Weber County and Morgan County would have a center at Mountain Green on 1-80. Mr. Berry recommended the Morgan County site, already an existing rest stop, as pilot project. In a cost breakdown, he estimated $10,000 to refinish all five centers and $750 per month—including $680 in salaries at $1.60 per hour—to operate them. Annual cost of the- operation would be $18,750 with '$7;000-to be borne by Utah.Travel.Coun- cil and the remainder by counties by population, according to his figures. LOWER COST Easier sledding,, because of lower cost, was- experienced by the other part of the .integrated program: .the host concept Under the program, patterned after a highly successful operation in San Diego, Calif., businessmen and civic leaders in the empire would be encouraged to promote tourism-themselves through window displays, distribution ~of brochures - and personal knowledge. The program calls for printing of two brochures, - one for businessmen informing them of the monetary and civic benefits of tourism, and one -for the tourist with maps and descriptions of 20 attractions in the Golden Spike area. Also included in the program «a5o UU.-1UUCU ui ui= £iiv£icu^ ravane an ie a would be 300 posters for window p h 0 ny Orchestra he has largely or office display as eye-catch- ^ sen res ponsible for building as ers for tourists. Mr. Berry ^ orcn estra and conductor asked for 10,000 brochures for opene( j- jjis 25th season with a Dusinessmen and 100,000 for concer t Tuesday night in the ;ourists and estimated total cost at $2,000. PROGRAM ADOPTED In other action, the group a form of tourism." vear were Utahns, I£—Section OGDEN, UTAH ', WEDNESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 6, 1971 IB GOLDEN MEMORIES — Mrs. Maurice Abravanel;accepts a gift of roses and Utah - Symphony"conductor Maurice Abravanel.gives his new "Western Big Hat a.try- out during ceremonies which marked the, "Silver Season" opening Tuesday night •for the symphony in-Ogden. Presenting the flowers;is Mrs, W.-.R:0<b.e-r..t. White (right), president of the Ogden Symphony Guild. ANNIVERSARY Music Lovers Praise Abravanel, Symphony Developer Claims Year-Round Provision Creates Hardship Two subdivisions in the Nordic Valley area were classified as year-round instead of summer home developments - by the County Planning, Commission Tuesday. The action brought strong protests from developer Arthur Christiansen, his attorney, Dale E. Stratford, and consulting engineer Jay R. Anderson. Specifications for summer home developments are less costly to meet than'for year-round areas, they said. Mr.. Stratford labeled the commission's action as "capricious and arbitrary." Mr. Christiansen-declared Nordic Valley is for summer home and recreation purposes and that the commission had changed its rules affecting developments since he recorded his first plat in 1961. .-'...-'. He argued'ttiat previously the commission-bad approved summer home developments in Nordic Valley Estates No. 1, 2 and 3. The commission's action, he said, now classifies as development for year-round living Nordic Valley No. 5 adjacent to the previously approved summer home areas. The developer-contended that ~~"" ~ he could" meet state 'health specifications for water supply on the basis of at least 800 gallons in storage for each summer home daily. But the state requirement for 1,600 gallons in storage per home in a year-round residential development cannot be met, Mr. Christiansen said. BETWEEN TWO Planning director Graham F. Shirra. said that was a matter between the developer and the state. Mr. Shirra said that the developer's plans do not meet county standards for road inclines. In summer home areas the county prohibits inclines more than 15 per cent. Twelve per cent is the limit in year-round projects. Mr. Stratford argued the ordi- By RAY WIGHT Music lovers from the Ogden area : paid . tribute . to Maurice Abravanel and Hie Utah Sym- \veber State College Fine Arts Center auditorium. Mr. Abravanel and his wife ss, w-ffii is-* o j^sur tribution, time. BIG HAT the Abravanels. She • -said .the '25 years represented solid growth, in musical appreciation on the part of listeners -and -competence' for 'the orchestra. She expressed hopes for many more years of leadership from Mr. Abravanel. The orchestra opened -its performance with the Bach "Toccata- and' Fugue in. D Minor," an interesting composition with organ-like passages played with gusto and .Alan Nye, former Chamber r , ..^ucu, *'j>-, iv"~.~ ---------heard reports on the status of president and a longtime sup- dealings over Antelope Island porter of the orchestra, made State Park, reviewed projected the presentation and said it was empire growth statistics which the first to a musician. indicate a $3,825 increase in The Greek-born maestro noted roomtaxin Weber -County alone it was the first hat he had this year, and talked about the owned in this country. Heber Creeper. The good-siaed- opening night The jaunty mountain railroad audience rose to applaud as Mr. operation was saluted as a sue- Abravanel strode to the podium cess for its runs this summer, to open the concert with the and elicited a closing comment traditional concert, and rose f-om Mr Zundel: "You know, again at the end, of the evening if we can only get the people to" applaud a characteristics.^ in Utah to enjoy the state's at- excellent performance by the tractions, we'll" have promoted musicians and their leader. £Ll^i.l.AC*A4t? u**\* u*»w". --— Mrs. W. Robert White, iorm 01 LuuLiam. »>+— ••• -—- He was referring to figures president of the. Ogden bym- showing about 75 per cent of p h o n y Guild, made art persons riding the Creeper this presentations on behalf of the " _ YTA^I rtnll/l on/-! crtmrnnnnv T>ao*flTlS TO "Thus Spake Zarathustra," a longer and more complicated work " with moments of melanc'ho-ly lightened' by passages.of purest beauty. . Solo interludes were nicely handled-by Robert L/entz.on the timpani and. - Oscar •' Chausow, concertmaster, on the violin. The whole thing was nicely handled by an orchestra which shows increasingly maturity, undoubtedly achieved in part by its international tours of the past two.seasons. r Particularly enjoyable was! The period after-intermission the'fugue following the toccata, I was given over to the Brahms with its interesting "question Symphony. No. 2 in D Major ., ,_ _," j._ «^ rt «C fKA Tnnt*o mo nriirmQ" ann and answer" developments. The orchestra followed with the Richard Strauss tone poem, one of the more melodious- and tuneful of. the symphonies composed by the great master._ Three Accidents Injure Four; Two Hospitalized Four persons were injured in j, i/Ul ' WCiCVllO VrfA t> J-"J **"• '««•• "* -.-.W«^.-T^-— three accidents in Ogden and fered. a possible cerebral con- Weber County Tuesday. Two cussion and skuE fracture, were hospitalized. Young Stariey was. a pas- Most seriously injured -.was senger in a.car dnven byMat- _ . _ . » * n -m *•— . ' __''J il.' TTT_.T-_.u.. 1 C ns>m. Aif '• A/Tt" guild and symphony patrons tq.pital. •Kim Stariey. 16, son of Mr: arid Mrs. John-Stariey of 917 24th. He was reported in "fair" condition today in the intensive care unit at the McKay. Hos- thew Wybrow,-16, son of.'Mr. arid Mrs. EUery Wybrow of 2459 Harrison^ when 'it'rolled over while westbound on Snow Basin Road -Tuesday night. ' Wybrow was treated/for head and arm injuries at Jhe .McKay Hospital and released. hospital ana reieaseu. ^^^^^ ------- -- - ---• Weber County Sheriff's ' De'p- Sfriout; Norman bchmehl and uty Paul Newey said a tire Clyde Lowe voted to classify wed flat on the vehicle, the Silver Bells Estates No. 3 and driver apparently panicked and Nordic valley INO. o as tn- tno sharolv causing the round" developments. ™ r suffered a fractured .left leg Chairman Clark Putter ae- ^_ A Droc i amat j on declaring when the motorcycle.he was a dared a tie vote by voting no Sa t ur day as Utah Heritage Day. passenger on collided with a and said the commission^ would _ A r -;, solut i 0n au thorizins a car at 9th and Jackson Tuesday consider further the question on Hospital officials said he suf- fo roll in theToad- • LEFT LEG York Corburn, 17, of 1001 16th tion. afternoon. . was admitted to the- Mc- condition today. Hylaod Road,, was not. injured.. . « . .1 . ' XMT:-:_-_^. T /**-.. T«lln«» right side as -car left side of the motorcycle: .;• SLAMMED CAR John M. Brailsford, 21,, of 1410 PARADE OF HOMES LAUNCHED The 1971 "Parade of Homes" officially opened Tuesday east of Harrison at 5600 South with Joan Montgomery as Miss Environment, South Ogden Mayor Harvey R. Hegstrom (left) and Ogden Councilman Karl. 0- Macfarlane m attendance., Sponsored by Weber Basin Home Builders Association, the show-is open-from 5 to 11 p m Mondays.through Fridays, I to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays., Jusin ivj.. .m CLLOAVI u ? **,.' "v A^^-W Tney Said n me .uuimuiooivn o N. Hill Field. Road in Layton action stands, Nordic Valley suffered head injuries, con- Nos 4 and 5 would be in year- tusions and abrasions when his r0 und classification, adjacent to vehicle slammed .into the rear i an <i the agency approved for of a parked car shortly 'after summer homes. 11:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of 20th. Mr, Brailsford was treated at the McKay .Hospital for his injuries and released. Ogden Officer R. L. DeVoe said Mr. Brailsford was ^eastbound jently dozed at the wheel and slammed into:a parked car..belonging to -Robert G.- McGavin 'of 1027 20th. -. . - '. Planners Change Status Of Nordic Valley Housing TERRACE CLUB PLANS HONOR WASHINGTON TERRACE —The -Washington Terrace Adult Social Club will help . its oldest member celebrate his birthday at 9:30 a.m- Thursday in the city recrea- ; ton building. Charles L. Green will be 92 years old on Friday, having been born Oct. 8, 1880, in Florence, Colo. According to Richard E. Nelson, chairman of the Washington Terrace Recreation Board, the Adult Social Club is designed for senior citizens and those who may have retired early through health or other reasons. Registration Lip- Mostly Teen-Agers Tabulations today revealed Ogden City's voter registration Tuesday "above average" with the largest share of new voters teen-agers. Weber County Clerk Wendell Hansen said today a canvass of registration agents throughout voter registration appeared to be heaviest in the eastern sections of the city. Most persons registering for the Nov. 2 municipal elections appeared during the late afternoon and evening. Ogden City, as the only com- iegiauduuiL dgcuio uinuusiiuui vgUKU wily, <is> LUC viuy t,vm- the city found each_of the llOjmunity in the county facing a i rr»f ir> o" .*lJefT*i/ I »f p TOffiCf'or'inrT on v\*-iTV\iT**r rtlo/^f ir\n (""^t 1 TO Vi^fl voting districts registering average of six persons. 400 TO 650 He said the total registration J.VJU. 3L.laU.uiu O.L gu^M- LI**- VJ.\A* AHJ oeuu. LUC IA/LCU i. c£i<3U-<zviw*i nance ' pertaining to limits on | was figured to be between 600 read grades is flexible and al- and 650 compared to 400 to 500 '-'"• on past first registration days. lows exceptions. "You have steeper inclines, even in Ogden City," the attorney said. He charged that people, whom he did. not identify, have seen Mr. Christiansen ^making a success of his'golf : and ski courses, recreational and housing business and are now attempting to block him from further development. , Mr.' Shirra angrily assailed the attorney's statement and said the record should show the developer had not met the standards or requirements of the County Planning Commission. . Mr. Christiansen has some 600 acres left for potential development. He has sold between 150 and 200 lots on. subdivisions. He said he is willing to meet requirements of. .the planning agency but he cannot do so when ordinances are changed. Some 20 persons, live year- round in Nordic Valley, the developer said, asserting that he cannot tell them how many months they can live in the homes they bought. NOT CONCERNED He argued that the number of permanent residents is inconsequential when the entire Nqrdic. Valley home developments are considered. The "year-round" classification, Mr., Christiansen said, 'would impose undue financial burdens for further development. •• ' „ Commissioners Ronald . . voted- for the same classifie vuieu JLUI w^ j">"v- ™—-—- - suiieuuieu iui uu tion for Nordic Valley No. 4 but b eg ms. a t 6 p.m. T\jT— T nttin. \7/\fn/1 affainsl" Tuft TTlO«- r\i.1-~— itnwi n «« Mr. Lowe voted against the.mo- Clerk Hansen said checks also indicate about 65 per cent of the new registrations were made by persons 18 years of age through 21. He said registration agents in various areas of the city reported four out of six persons registering were in this age group. Clerk Hansen termed the registration "good" and said his office is currently in the process of making a complete tally. RUNNING AT 65% He also reported registrations at his office since Sept. 1 have also been running about 65 per cent teen-agers. Studies have determined there are over 7,000 potential voters in Weber County in the teen-age group. In another aspect of today's tabulations, Clerk Hansen said primary election Oct. 19, had an exclusive registration day Tuesday. The county's major city and all other towns and cities will hold two more registration days. They are set for Tuesday and Oct. 26. LIST OF PLACES A list of registration places and a district map will appear in Monday's Standard-Examiner prior to the second registration day for Ogden residents and the first for residents of the other 11 cities and towns. Registration agents will be on duty from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A reminder was given residents who have moved from one district to another that they no longer need to transfer. Clerk Hansen said the only requirement is to go to the new registration agent and register. He also said potential voters may register at his office any time during regular hours except on registration days or 10 days prior to an election. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Council to Consider Traffic Study Report A traffic operations study report which includes plans for improved roadway conditions in the Ogden urban area, will be presented to the City Council Thursday by Traffic Engineer Donald Godfrey. The council also has a public hearing on a proposed ordinance amending the Parks and Recre- oun e. amenng e ars an Mr. Smout and Mr. Schmehl atiorl Commission regulation - he same classifies hich for the session which Other item's on the agenda will {include: •Nordic VallejrNo. 4.- UiVLUrf » tt_i*»-j * , — .-.-. Mr. Lowe did not explain the JtlC Wo& C*VlillJ.ULWA 1A/ Wi^ AIJ.W 1 Vi I _ JJVVYC UA%* "y ** *»",(•-—— • Kay Hospital for treatment and reasons for changing his vote was listed- in ."satisfactory"- O n Nordic Valley Np^-4. Com- V/ll *" VA Viis* • —— j •- - r - ,missioners George T. Frost, CUIDuiUUui LLwaaj* . - • , iiuiaoiviiCA>j ^*\,M«.^« ~- -? Driver of the ' motorcycle, sterling Wood, and Kenneth Rodney R. Wisner,,.17, of 1412 Jones- did-not'attend. County .Surveyor' Fred W. yJcllUvl- JtWdvlj WciO nut*. AUJ v". v-***.. . \_*yu.i*i/j iuw.* *•**,; —*•• —.< ~ ~ -^ Ogden Officer- L.. : G. JoEey Malan said' regardless ; of what said the motorcycle'pulled 'onto 'the ' commission ; did his ; office Jackson onto the wrong side-of would not approve of subdi- the road. • - vision plans with inclines"steep- When he saw'a car .coming er than set out in county'ordi- .toward him he swerved to ..the nances. LCUH.CO. . . > The surveyor said the devel- nefll JUUC 0*> U-IC -<-OJ. - CU-3V ^ AH^ u 1*1. «VJ ***-"***"*- •""-. swerved and colli'ded with the oper could-build; roads without . .,. • •» i- j_i_ _- t_^._.._i_' . r .'"'" j.t._ Atxsvvt -i-rt^linoc' lint 1 '*>ncnnpp_T* the• .steep inclines;' but engineer Anderson and--Mr.' Christiansen disagreed. . • They said if .the . —A resolution authorizing quit claim deed to vacate a utility easement in the Weese Addition. —Consideration of an application for a license by Security Police, Inc., of 257 37th. —Oral and written petitions. ROAD REPORT The areawide road report, labeled "TOPICS," which stands i for Urban Traffic. .Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety of intersections in Ogden including railroad crossings, was compiled by Wilbur Smith and Associates,' consult- ARRIVES FOR DUTY Tech Sgt. Delton B. Keyes, son of Mr: and Mrs. Howard L. Wheat of 110 N. Washington is stationed at Phan Rang air- base, Vietnam. Sgt. Keyes is an aircraft maintenance technician.- He ,is-a 1953'graduate of Ogden High. School. obtained through the U.S. Department of Trans portation,- Federal Highway Administration. Most projects also require lo-. cal participation, with federal funds comprising 76 per cent and local the balance, or 24 per cent. The ordinance calls for changes in the membership of the commission to-include interested citizens rather than overworked executives. Changes in personnel at the various organizations represent ed on the commission brought about the discussion of the proposed ordinance, which was approved by the council on first reading. Smitn and .Associates, consult- number O f mourners and the ex- mg engineers_and city planners Qf ^ ostentation; thc oth . of San Francisco,; Calif., in co- . _ raotical _ with , +___ operation with Mr. Godfrey Copies of the 70-page report will be presented to the council for its study and recommendations, if any. It covers a number of planned projects in Ogden, plus railroad crossings in Roy, and projects affecting South Ogden, Riverdale and Harrisville. The TOPICS plan is a list of traffic operations improvements based on present traffic and roadway conditions. MANY PROJECTS Many of the projects can be financed with current or near future TOPICS funds, which are ISN'T IT THE TRUTH/ ; By CARL R1BLET JR. : By CARL RIBLET JR. : A gravedigger measures hisi customers in two ways — onej is philosophical, with an eye to- calculating affluence by the: er is practical, with a tape measure. "A piece of churchyard' fits everybody." ;" in "Jacula Prudentum"; —George Herbert- PETS AVAILABLE Ogden Humane Society -; has a number of homeless--pets — cats and dogs — to " place for care with area families. Persons who wish .-I to adopt a pet may tele- -./ phone the society, 394-8238. - y.

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