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The Measure of a Man A Tribute to W E Thorpe

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title The Measure of a Man A Tribute to W E Thorpe
Description his worth would be to weigh his service and accomplishments among the people. The slate newspapers simply and eloquently summed up the feelings of the people of Sanpete about his service when it captioned its article about him this way: "Ephraim's Dr. Thorpe died at 80.* Then followed an extensive list of his accomplishments and service to his city, county, state, church and schools. The community made him its own, because he made the community his. If a wound happened to the body of the town, a sore appeared or a threat seemed apparent, these became his wounds, his sores or his threats and he did something about them. He was a doctor in more ways than one-he concerned himself with the health and well-being of the body politics. He did this by being a farmer enough to realize that you can't plow a field by just turning it over in your mind, instead, he worked in the field of man. He agitated for action, not just to torment, but because of the need. He dissented when he feared misdirection of community activities, not just to create dissention. His convictions were firm, having been formed with some deliberation and earthy judgment, so they were seldom shaken. Some who argued with him might say, with good reason, that his convictions never were abandoned; but they would also have to say, in all fairness, that here was a man who argued with a twinkle in his eye. Do you pile high a lifetime stack of tape recordings and measure a man as you think of his conversations? This man will be remembered for the stimulation and engaging quality of his conversations. He went about his daily work and got it done: but while doing it, he left a variety of constructive pointed, stimulating and encouraging conversations sprinkled throughout the day. Talking was his element. The dialogues of Plato were significant and influential in the development of the western world and its ways, and you wonder about the comparative values to the community of Ephraim of the dialogues of Dr. Thorpe. The many days and nights in his home when family, relatives and friends would gather on special occasions were memorable for the quality of conversations that were shared there. It had been said, "with some people you spend an evening, with others you invest it." The time invested with Dr. Thorpe will enrich the lives and memories of his family and friends for years to come. Do you observe the vitality of a man and say. "This is his size?" 96
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326195
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326195