Biographical

Notable Medical Career

Dr. L. Weston Oaks, whose funeral service will be held tomorrow, will be remembered as one of Provo’s most illustrious long-time physicians and surgeons. More than that, he will be remembered as a warm, friendly person who served humanity well, stood up fearlessly for what he believed to be right, and set an example for… Continue reading Notable Medical Career

Biographical, LDS Church, LDS Church Leadership

10th President of LDS Church

Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of the LDS Church, served a shorter tenure at the helm than any of his predecessors. Yet there were many distinguishing features about his administration. Some of these were: – Church membership soared past the 3,000,000 mark during his 2’/Z-year administration. – Far-reaching organizational changes were made to provide a… Continue reading 10th President of LDS Church

Biographical, Scouting

Dr. Clark: A Job Well Done

By any yardstick, Dr. Da Costa Clark is a super scouter and the Utah National Parks Council is fortunate to have had him as its president for the past 11 years. Dr. Clark, Provo oral surgeon well-known for his leadership in church, civic, and fund-raising activities, was elected to the honorary position of “president emeritus”… Continue reading Dr. Clark: A Job Well Done

Biographical

Jack Dempsey, ‘The Manassa Mauler’ Began Career in Provo

Old-timers who reminisce about Americas first “golden era” of boxing invariably cite the exploits of Jack Dempsey, who ruled the heavyweight roost from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey, the “Manassa Mauler,” built his own legend in the fistic world, rising from obscurity to national prominence. Today he lives quietly with his wife Deanna in New York… Continue reading Jack Dempsey, ‘The Manassa Mauler’ Began Career in Provo

Biographical, Provo History, Veterans

Veterans’ Records in Wars Appear As Result of Memorial Day Display

Did you know that 24 veterans of the Civil War are buried in the Provo City Cemetery? That at least seven veterans buried in the cemetery served in periods of two wars? That Veterans of World War I outnumber those of any other war among those interred here? These are some of the interesting facts… Continue reading Veterans’ Records in Wars Appear As Result of Memorial Day Display

Biographical, BYU, Humorous, Includes Story From Life of NLC, Music, Provo History

The Show Must Go On – And Did In Spite of Virtuoso’s Toothache

Concert-goers attending the Utah Valley Symphony spring concert last week heard Henri Temianka, internationally-known violinist, perform as featured soloist. But very few could have known of a little post-concert drama that took place at midnight with Mr. Temianka¬†and Dr. Willard V. Loveridge, president of the symphony, as star performers. Here’s a hint: The violinist -despite… Continue reading The Show Must Go On – And Did In Spite of Virtuoso’s Toothache