BYU, History, Politics, Presidents, Provo History

How many presidents have visited Provo?

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey’s Oct. 21 visit prompts these questions: How many United States presidents have visited in Provo and Utah County? How many vice presidents? We’re not so sure about the vice presidents. Richard Nixon was here for a speech at Brigham Young University Oct. 17, 1958 while he was vice president to Pres.… Continue reading How many presidents have visited Provo?

BYU, Provo History, Society

Significant ‘Y’ Milestone

With its 100th commencement Friday, Brigham Young University took a long look at achievements of the past as it also viewed the challenges of the future. The historic commencement, and the opening of the Maeser Memorial Building cornerstone box the previous day, touched off a year-long centennial observance on the ‘Y’ Campus. History – particularly as… Continue reading Significant ‘Y’ Milestone

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

BYU, Holidays, Includes Story From Life of NLC, Patriotic, Provo History, Society

Lingering Thoughts of July 4, Bicentennial Events in Valley

A few of many lingering thoughts about the Bicentennial year Independence Day Celebration here: Seems to us an upsweep in patriotism was noticeable – partly attributable to the fanfare of the Bicentennial, but positive whatever the reason. The “Big flag” trend seems to have captured a great deal of attention in Utah and nationally. Tallest… Continue reading Lingering Thoughts of July 4, Bicentennial Events in Valley

BYU, Holidays, Humorous, Music

‘April Fool’s Concert’ Gets Roaring Approval Of Capacity Audience

Friday night the people of Provo were treated to an evening of musical whimsey and delight at the “sometimes annual” April Fool’s Concert held in the de Jong Concert Hall. It was staged in memory of “P. D. Q. Bach (1807-1742),” an alleged member of the musical Bach clan, by Dr. David Dalton, his colleagues,… Continue reading ‘April Fool’s Concert’ Gets Roaring Approval Of Capacity Audience

BYU, Economics, Education, Environment, History, LDS Church Leadership, LDS History, Provo History, Society, Utah Economy, Utah History

Growth, Change: They’re Perpetual Watchwords

So we’ve entered a new decade! High hopes for happiness and prosperity are mingled with concerns over inflation, energy shortages, and other economic problems as we turn from the 70’s and advance into a new 10-year span. There are other concerns too, as war clouds gather in parts of the world. The Soviet Union is… Continue reading Growth, Change: They’re Perpetual Watchwords

Biographical, BYU, Utah History

In BYU Development – Wilkinson’s Stewardship

University president, lawyer, philanthropist, spokesman for Americanism and other worthy causes – these are some of the titles earned by Dr. Ernest L. Wilkinson, whose funeral services will be held Monday. And with each title, a touch of the superlative needs to be added. As president of Brigham Young University for 20 years, he became… Continue reading In BYU Development – Wilkinson’s Stewardship