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, 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

Agricultural, Fourth Estate Award Entry, Humorous, Politics

Ferraro Could Liven up Senate

Biographical material on Geraldine Ferraro published in connection with her nomination as Democratic candidate for vice president brought out this personality sidelight: She is witty and loves to laugh. Mention of that trait reminded me of a feature article on the “lighter side of Congress” which I wrote in February 1980 as a Scripps League… Continue reading Ferraro Could Liven up Senate

Agricultural, Economics, For me to remember, Humorous

The Canning Lid Shortage

There’s obviously more heat than light concerning the shortage of canning lids. The lid manufacturing companies apparently are producing at a brisk pace – on an around-the-clock basis in some instances – but simply cannot keep up with the swollen demand. This is the Herald’s observation after a series of contacts with manufacturers, wholesalers and retail… Continue reading The Canning Lid Shortage

Environment, Equal Rights, Family Values, For me to remember, Humorous, Presidents

Colored Canyons – Nature’s Autumn Show

This is the Herald’s annual admonition to those who like outdoor beauty: Don’t miss seeing the colored canyons. Some people say the kodachrome colors of autumn aren’t as spectacular thus far as in some years; others may disagree; but most will concede the mountain vegetation represents quite a site! When the color intensity will peak,… Continue reading Colored Canyons – Nature’s Autumn Show