Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 5, 2022
In 1947, flags flown at half staff in honor of deceased soldiers

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 two weeks of October.

Oct. 7-9, 1997

Acting on behalf of the Tooele Redevelopment Agency, Mayor Grant “Bud” Pendleton and Matthew Arbyshay of Endeavor signed a lease opening the way to turn the ex-Tooele Army Depot into a business park.

Tooele City Attorney Roger Baker received a letter from the U.S. Pentagon Department of the Army recommending the city sign the lease agreement. After many months of negotiating for the reuse of the realigned portions of Tooele Army Depot, the city was satisfied with the Army’s letter-of-intent.

Later in the week, Howard Clegg thought his 1,000 acres on the north end of Tooele, which would take the city limits to the Erda Township limits, was going to be annexed at the time Tooele Associates was approved for annexation of their 2,800 acres.

Indeed, the council believed the Clegg property had been included when they approved the Overlake property for annexation as well. The Clegg property was erroneously left out of the Tooele Associates annexation. Annexation of the Clegg property would be put  on the agenda for the December 3 council meeting.

Oct. 3-6, 1972

Rep. Sherman P. Lloyd, R-Utah, reported today that the Air Force had concluded necessary arrangements to permit civilian operation of Wendover Air Base.

Lloyd said the Air Force issued a license to permit civilian air operations at the base effective September 29. This license would enable the State of Utah to conduct contract carrier operations into the Wendover area and would provide a stopover point for light aircraft flying from Salt Lake City, Ogden areas to California.

Later in the week, Tooele High School would conclude its Homecoming week on Friday with an assembly at 10 a.m. At this time the Homecoming Queen would be selected along with two attendants. At 3 p.m. the Homecoming Parade will begin on Main Street from Second North to First South. The big game with Bingham will start at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m. the T will be lit on the foothills east of town. 

Final event of the day will be the dance at the old gym starting at 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 7-10, 1947

Following the war boom which taxed the Tooele telephone exchange far beyond its capacity, 400 new lines were being placed into service, according to J.W. Thompson, local manager.

A full crew of construction men had been busy during the past 60 days stringing cable throughout the city to make the 400 lines available to customers.

First step on this local telephone expansion program was completed in June.

These new lines will enable the local telephone office to completely fill the Tooele City waiting list, and maintain a reserve for future expansion.

Later in the week, honoring the deceased soldiers of World War II, the flag at the Tooele Ordnance Depot and all Government installations would be flown at half staff as a fitting tribute Friday, Oct. 10 when the first shipment of soldier dead is scheduled to arrive at San Francisco.

On Oct. 26, the second shipment will arrive at New York and again the flag will fly at half staff.

In both of these cities, appropriate ceremonies had been arranged.

Oct. 6, 1922

Funeral services over the remains of John McLaws, one of our venerable pioneers, whose death occurred on September 27th, was held in the North Ward Church last Friday afternoon, bishop A.L. Hanks presided.

THe speakers were John A. Bevan and President C. Alvin Orr, each bore testimony to the worthy works and life of this great man.

Andrew Millward, of Grantsville, dedicated the grave at the Tooele cemetery.

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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