Lela Jorgensen Wins Shiner Theater Contest

Vernal Express, 29 November 1945, page 4

Lela Jorgensen was the first contestant to enter the name “The Vernal Theater” in the recent contest sponsored by Alson and Deward Shiner, for a name for their new theater, now under construction on South Main.

According to the Shiner Bros, over 200 letters with appropriate entries were received.  There were several contestants submitting the name that won Miss Jorgensen the $25 prize, but her entry was the first received by the judges.

The opening date of the new theater has not yet been announced, though construction is progressing nicely.  The marque is being installed by Zeon Electrical Co. of Salt Lake. It will be about ten feet in height with a clock on the lower portion.