Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 14, 2021
In 1946, big turnout expected for annual deer hunt

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 third week of October.

Oct. 15-17, 1996

Tan pants, white shirts with collars and navy blue jumpers could be the fashion at East Elementary School.

That was because the school’s PTA was considering asking the school district for permission to begin a pilot program for school uniforms at the school.

“I think uniforms will raise the standard of education,” said Denise McArthur, president of East Elementary PTA. 

McArthur, who attended East herself and had two children attending classes at the school, was a strong supporter of school uniforms.

Later in the week, about 1,800 workers at Kennecott Utah Copper went on strike to try to get better wages, better working conditions, better pensions and other concessions from management.

The strike occurred after a negotiating session left both union officials and management officials at a stalemate. 

The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) had been negotiating a new labor agreement since the previous contract expired Sept. 30, 1996. The union represented about 60% of the 1,800 workers at Kennecott.

Oct. 12-15, 1971

According to Manager Dean Hunt, construction on the new service facility for Bradshaw Auto Parts Company would be completed within three or four weeks.

Larger than the present store, the new building would have almost 2,000 square feet of more floor space on the ground level alone, plus a basement storage area of about 7,200 square feet. 

“We anticipate completion shortly,” Mr. Hunt said. “Our intentions are to move in immediately, perhaps by the first of November.”

Later in the week, Russ Tate, Tooele’s outstanding running back, would once again join the Buffs for the final two regular season games when Tooele was scheduled to play at Kearns on Friday.

Tate chipped a bone in his left arm four weeks earlier in a winning situation with Hillcrest but would be ready with other teammates for an important contest against Kearns. 

Brad Patch would get the starting nod as the Buffs’ quarterback.

Oct. 15-17, 1946

The 1946 deer hunt, set to open Saturday, Oct. 19, was expected to be the biggest in the history of Utah. Thousands of G I’s with well trained trigger fingers were eagerly awaiting an opportunity to “get into the hills” to replenish the family meat larder.

Ross Leonard, Utah State Fish & Game Director, appealed to every sportsman to avoid all carelessness while in the field, and thereby save the lives of hunters. 

Sportsmen were reminded of regulations which demanded that all deer in transit must be properly tagged or be confiscated.

Later in the week, an appeal to all deer hunters to save fat was made by Tooele County A.A.A. Committee. He said that it was estimated that some 50,000 deer would be killed in Utah during the weekend hunt. Each of these carried from 3 to 8 pounds of fat which could be turned in to increase the depleted supply of fats and oils in the nation.

Sept. 30, 1921

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Sports Editor 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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