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Davis Journal


Sep 15, 2022 03:45PM ● By Tom Haraldsen


Moroni Stewart had the misfortune Tuesday afternoon of losing his hay barn, stable, sheds, coops, etc., which were destroyed by fire, the origin of which is unknown. Mr. Stewart’s farm is located about mid-way between Kaysville and Layton. Kaysville’s new fire department made its initial run to this fire as the equipment had just been put into shape for use. While the department responded quickly, practically nothing could be saved as the fire had gotten such headway before it was discovered and the information could be communicated to the department.


“We, your committee appointed to study the budgets of the county and the school district and to work with the commissioners and the board for a reduction of 20 percent in county expenditures, recommend the following cuts and actions taken: 1. A voluntary cut of 10 percent in the salaries of elected officials, (which was rejected). 2. A cut of 20 percent in salaries of appointed officers and office help (five percent reduction adopted). 3. Eliminate appropriation for county fair (accepted).” The committee did not ask that the appropriation for Farm Bureau Day be eliminated. Reported by W.W. Evans, chairman and secretary.


The Bountiful Scrap campaign, to get underway this week, will be sponsored by the Bountiful Lions Club and Bountiful Junior Chamber of Commerce, organization heads announced. Charles A. Larsen, president of the Lions Club, appointed J. W. Murdock as chairman, and Ezra T. Clark, new head of the Jaycees, will serve as chairman for his organization. Collection of scrap metals will be made next Saturday. In a statement issued by the cochairmen, every man, woman and child is requested to assist in this national affair, to help keep the steel mills operating full blast. The nation is in critical need of raw materials to make the steel and other metals that go into bullets, tanks, guns and bombs.


Preliminary plans for the formation of the North Davis sewer district were presented to members of the Davis County Commission. William H. King, legal counsel for the organizers, said that each of the seven cities concerned would be contacted to pass resolutions petitioning the commission to formulate the district. At present, sewage from the north end of the county is being handled by the metropolitan sewer,  jointly owned by Layton, Syracuse, Clearfield, Sunset, Clinton and Roy. The cities and towns purchased the sewer system from the federal government 10 years ago.


For the first time in many months, the Davis County jail is housing a woman prisoner. She is Elaine McGinnis, North Salt Lake, who is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Other new inmates include eight men: Raymond L. Rollins, Bountiful; Bert Lenard Fellows, Salt Lake City; Stephen D. Sessions, California; LaVar George Zesiger, Centerville; Lewis J. Harris, North Salt Lake; Ronnie Ray Hofer, Ogden; Harry E. Sackett, Ogden; and William Jackson Pate, Bountiful.


A Rabies clinic will be held at the Bountiful Armory with a fee of $2.50 per animal. The clinic is being co-sponsored by the Utah Veterinary and Medical Association Dept. of Health, and South Davis Sertoma Club. It’s recommended that dogs be re-vaccinated every two years and cats every year. In related news, Robert Campbell advised the Davis County Commissioners that the dog population in the county is growing faster than the present Animal Control office can keep up with. 


After trailing through the early returns, Naomi M. Shumway, Bountiful housewife, romped to an easy win over incumbent legislator Paul Lloyd Selleneit in Utah Legislative District 18 Tuesday night. The primary election showed Mrs. Shumway with 1,912 votes to 1,537 for Rep. Selleneit. The winner will face William (Bill) Goldsberg, a Democrat, and Paul T. Mitchell, Libertarian. This was expected to be a close race, and it was. Rep. Selleneit took an early lead and held a slim margin until about midway in the returns, when Mrs. Shumway suddenly spurted ahead and never relinquished the lead.


Davis County is the place. That’s the message many believe is being delivered by the current building boom. Real estate broker Lane Beattie explained the county has great schools, little pollution, low crime, and caring and compassionate communities. The number of new homes dotting the local landscape indicate the area has a lot going for it. Just under 1,400 building permits were issued in Davis County for single family dwellings in 1992. Only Salt Lake County, with 3,800, and Utah County, with 1,700, ranked higher, according to the Utah Construction Report released by the University of Utah Bureau of Economic and Business Research.