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 November.
Nov. 19 and 21, 1991
Members of the hospital service district board were considering the possibility of giving Tooele Valley Regional Medical Center a face lift, or even building a brand-new hospital. The discussion had reportedly gone on for years, but the board hoped to make a decision over the next two months.
The U.S. Department of Defense agreed to tighten its controls on live pathogen testing at Dugway Proving Ground and six other testing facilities after environmental group Utah Downwinders sued. The group considered the agreement a partial victory and planned to keep pushing for the government to train Utah’s medical community of pathogen prognosis, said Downwinder Steve Erickson.
Nov. 15 and 18, 1966
Tooele City Treasurer Glenn Martin discovered the city had overpaid on a bond by $9,000 about 10 years prior. He notified the appropriate banks, which conducted their own checks and then refunded the money.
Land speed racer Art Arfons miraculously survived a crash on the speedway at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Arfons had just reached 589 miles per hour when his jet racer went out of control and turned end over end down the straightaway. He later told reporters the car had started to veer and tumbled after he tried to correct it and pull out his braking parachute.
Nov. 18 and 21, 1941
Tooele County Treasurer Phares Haynes announced county taxes would be due on Nov. 29 at noon. Normally, taxes were due on Nov. 30 but in 1941 that date fell on Sunday. Therefore, county officials decided to move up the schedule 12 hours.
Later that week, Rush D. Holt, former U.S. Senator of West Virginia, was in Tooele High School’s auditorium to speak to the public about his views on the war in Europe. Holt advised against sending U.S. Army servicemen to fight in the conflict.
Nov. 17, 1916
An advertisement on the front page asked, “Do Your Corsets Hurt?” It went on to say: “Spirella Corset is the best, it is fitted to your measure, gives perfect poise and easy grace to the figure and absolute comfort under all conditions. Barbara G. Bowen, Corsetiere, 94 S. Main Street, Tooele.”
Jessica Henrie compiled this report.