Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 6, 2019
In 1944, Tooele police ordered to shoot loose dogs

The Tooele Transcript Bulletin has published Tooele County news since 1894. Here is a flashback of local front-page news from 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago that occurred during the first week of June.

June 7-9, 1994

An 18-month criminal investigation into purported missing funds at the Tooele County Detention Facility was turned over to the Utah Attorney General.

Tooele County Attorney Ron Elton requested state intervention in the mater because of recent allegations made to the Transcript Bulletin by Tooele County Sheriff Don Proctor. Elton said that turning the matter over to the attorney general would “dispel any ideas that the investigation was politically motivated.”

Later in the week, the Tooele County School Board approved a tentative budget that if approved would increase local property taxes more than 7 percent.

The increase equated to about $60 per year on a property with an assessed value of $50,000, according to Roy Stout, school district business administrator.

Stout said 5 percent of the tentative 7 percent increase would be for one year only. The 5 percent increase, if approved, would be used to recoup a $661,000 tax refund the district had to pay Barrick Mercur Mine in January.

June 3-6, 1969

Management promotions in the Tooele and Grantsville branches of Commercial Security Bank were announced by bank president Richard  K. Hemingway.

David K. Schmid, former manager at Grantsville, had been assigned additional duties as manager of the Tooele branch with all supervision of both branches. 

Shirley Worthington, former Grantsville assistant manager, had been selected as resident manager in Grantsville.

Friday’s front page featured discussion of options for routes of a road to the Lakeshore site of the new Magnesium Project Plant.

Members of the Utah State Road Commission met with Tooele County commissioners to discuss the issue.

Two proposed routes were considered. The most favored one would begin at the Timpie Interchange and continue west for three miles north to the plant site. 

This was preferred because it would facilitate the installation of lines for power, phone and water. The route would also be 3 1/2 miles shorter than the second proposal that ran north to the plant from the Delle Interchange. 

June 6-9, 1944

In conformity with the dog quarantine, due to rabies in Tooele County, which had been officially put in force by the State Board of Health, the Tooele City Council ordered local police officers at its regular session on Monday evening to kill all dogs running loose in Tooele City.

The volunteer dog quarantine was accepted 100 percent by residents, but the State  Board of Health had found it necessary to officially extend the rabies quarantine to two more counties with an official proclamation.

Later in the week, a Japanese saber complete with tassel, gold trimming on the handle and blood stains was brought to the Transcript Bulletin on Wednesday afternoon by Charles A Paulos. 

The weapon was sent to him by his son First Lt. John Paulos, who is with the Marines in the South Pacific. The saber is 3 ½ feet long and was taken by Lt. Paulos from a Japanese Captain during the same battle in which he won the Navy Cross.

June 6, 1919

The front page featured an advertisement for Chamberlain’s Tablets under the headline: “Do Your Best.” It said:

“Everyone should do all he can to provide for his family and in order to do this he must keep his physical system in the best condition possible. No one can reasonably hope to do much when he is half sick a good share of the time. If you are constipated, bilious, or troubled with indigestion, get a package of Chamberlain’s Tablets and follow the plain printed directions, and you will soon be feeling alright and able to do a day’s work.”

Correspondent Mark Watson compiled this report.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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