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6 Th News-Review, Roieburg, Ore. Sat., June 25, 1949
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by LOIUi KNIbHI POKIER
Marry At Carmel By The Sea, Saturday, June 4
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A wedding of much Interest
In Rosebui'g took place in the
beautiful Wayfarer'! Church In
Carmel by the Sea, Calif., June
4, when Miss Anne Doorkscn,
daughter of Mn. Kate Doerk
en of San Francisco, became
the bride of Edward Boyer of San
Franclico, ion of Mrs Blanche
Boyer of Rose burg. Dr.
Gray performed the Impressive
ceremony In the presence ol 50
relatives and close friends.
Various shades of blue delphin
iums and pink gladioli formed the
decorations for the altar. The tra
ditional wedding marches were
plaved by the Church organist.
The bride, given in marriage
by her brother, Francis Doerk
sen of Modesto, Calif., was love
ly In a Royal blue suit with white
accessories and a whits hat trim
med with a side bow of mallne.
She carried a large white orchid
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boyer
circled with white butterfly or
chids and tied with a shower of
white satin ribbons.
Mrs. Frances Doerksen was
matron of honor for her sister-in-law
and wore a suit of light
tan with Navy accessories. Her
corsage was of gardenias. Milton
Ward of Berkeley, Calif., was best
The bride's mother wore a Na
vy blue dross with Navy acces
sories and the bridegroom's moth
er wore a tan and cocoa brown
suit with brown accessories. Both
mothers wore corsages of gar
denias. The reception followed at beau
tiful "La Playa," hotel owned by
Mayor Gorwln of Carmel and
which overlooks green lawns and
flower holders and the Pacific
Ocean. Mixed flowers formed the
attractive decorations. The two
tiered wedding cake was topped
by a miniature bride and bride
groom and was cut by the bridal
Guests attended from Portland,
Corvallls, Salem, Roseburg and
points In California. Mrs. Boyer.
Hosehurg, was joined at Carmel
for the ceremony by her son,
Glenn, who flew by United Air
lines from Salem to attend.
Following a honeymoon to Re
no, Nov., points of interest in
Washington and to Victoria, B.C.,
Mr. and Mrs. Bover will make
their home at 2501 A. Lincoln
Way. San Francisco 22, Calif.
The bride Is employed as a
secretary for Standard Oil Com
pany in San Francisco. The bride
groom has many friends In Rose
burg, having been reared In this
city. lie was graduated from Ore
gon State College and Is engaged
as an engineer for Bechlol Cor
poration in Snn Francisco.
Honored At Reception On Golden Anniversary
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The home of Mr. and Mrs. Har
rle W. Booth on Riverside Drive
In Laurelwood was the scene of
one of the most charming affairs
of the season, when Mr. and
A r 1 ' mA nm irnra hnnnrpH
on their golden wedding anniver
sary al a receinion mummy wa
ning, June 20, given by their
sons and daughters. Two hundred
friends called between the hours
of 7:30 and 10:30 o'clock to con
The spacious rooms of the
Booth home were decorated with
numerous gorgeous bouquets of
gladioli, delphiniums, roses, car-
Mr, and Mrs. A. J. Qsddts
nations and hydrangeas.
The serving table, covered with
a pale green and white organdy
clolh was centered with an ar
rangement of gold-colored rose
buds, flanked by candelabra hold
ing matching gold tnpeis. Gold
satin ribbons trailed from the
centerpiece to gladioli blossoms at
the table's edge. The wedding
cakes were topped by miniature
Mrs. Geddci was charming In
a floor-length gown of rose lace.
She wore a corsage of yellow
rosebuds. Her daughters, presid
ing as hostesses, and those assist-
riclur. br Mn. L. . McCllntock
Ing with the affair, wore pastel
colored formal gowns and attrac
Alternating In pouring were:
Mrs. F. W. Chase and Mis. R. L.
Whipple. Mrs. C. S. Helnllne and
Mrs. A. N. Omitt. and Mrs. H.
II. Stapleton and Mrs. G. V. Wlm
beily. Assisting about the rooms were
Mrs. Kred Hamilton, Mrs. Clyde
Carstens, Mrs. L. K. McCllntock,
Mrs. R. D. Coen, Mrs. Maurice
.T. Newland and Ma Chester
Assisting In serving were Mrs.
A. J, Ellison, Mrs. E. S. Booth,
MIXED FOURSOME GOLF
TOURNAMENT ENJOYED AT
COUNTRY CLUB SUNDAY
A mixed foursome golf tour
nament was enjoyed by a large
number of members of the
Roseburg Country Club Sunday
aiternoon at tne club course at
three-thirty o'clock, followed by
a supper at the clubhouse in
charge of Lee Sharman.
Low gross was won by Mrs.
Walter Brydges and R. D,
Eridges. Low net was won by
Mrs. R. D. Bridges and Roger
Oee, with the long drive being
won by Mrs. L. E. McCllntock
and F. Osterhaut. The low net
was first tied by Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Courter and Mrs. Bridge and
Those present were Judge and
Mrs. Carl E. Wimberly, Mr. and
Mrs. can t. wimoeny jr., and
son: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. McCllnt
ock, Dr. and Mrs G. W. Marshall,
Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Wimberly,
Mr. and Mrs. ired Stever. Mr,
and Mrs. Ted Mouche, Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Collier, Mr. and Mrs.
Ailred Anderson, Mr. and Mrs,
R. D. Bridges, Mr. and Mrs,
Edward Titcomb, Mr. and Mrs,
O. L. Torrey and daughter,
Frances: Mrs. Lou Mae Wash
burn, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dillard,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Quine, Mr.
and Mrs. Roger Gee, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Courter, Mr. and Mrs,
A. A. Wilder, Mrs. J. C. Hume,
Mrs. O. A. Kennerly and son,
David; Mrs. H. H. Stapelton,
Mayor and Mrs. Albert Fleeel,
Maurice L. Hallmark and son,
Joe; Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Amolt,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brydges
and daughter, Betty; Mr. and
Mrs. K. D. Adams, Mrs. Roy
Sedell and Mr. ana Mrs. t Osterhaut.
MISS GLADYS STRONG
A very appreciative audience
enjoyed the very delightful piano
recital given last Monday evening
at the First Baptist Church by
more aovanced dudi Is ol Miss
Gladys Strong. The students play
ed beautifully. They were a tal
ented group and had high stand
ards of performance making it a
very enjoyable occasion.
the lollowing students were
presented: Tom Taylor, Bill Bou
cock, Mollie Fullerton, John
Marvin Robertson, Roland Wag
ner, Joanne Hugh, Joan Lone.
Sandra Jeanne Melba, Peggy
rvnignt, Donna Jean Ellison, Mrs.
R. H. Gee, Mrs. H. F. Tllche, Doris
Rand and Janice Plummer.
Mrs. A. B. Taylor, Mrs. George
Churchill, Mrs. Adrian Fisher and
Mrs. Lucien Cobb.
Punch was served on the two
beautifully appointed terrace ta
bles, one arranged on the front
terrace and the second in the back
garden, which faces the river.
The garden was beautifully light
ed for the occasion. In charge
of serving the punch were Mrs.
u. k. MacKiuop, Mrs. Eugene
McElroy, Mrs. William Fetter.
Mrs. James Knudtson, Miss Har
riet Booth and Miss Molly Booth.
In charge of the euest book
was Miss Molly Booth, Miss Pene
lope Ingram and Gayle Geddes.
Beautiful vocal selections were
presented during the reception
hours by Mrs. Vera McClintock
Jones, Miss Harriet Booth and La
Roy Hiatt. Incidental piano mu
sic was niaved hv Mrs. Clvrie
Carstens and Mrs. Gordon Stew
art. Mr. and Mrs. Geddes are par
ents of five daughters and three
sons. All but one son, Gerald Ged
des, who is with the First Na
tional Bank in San Diego, and
a daughter, Mrs. Leslie Holt (Cor
onado, Calif.) were present for
the occasion. They have 16 grand
children and a great-grandchild.
Their children include: Gerald
Geddes of San Diego; Mrs. Harrie
W. (Lois) Booth, Roseburg; Clair
Geddes, Seattle; Mrs. S. J. (Faye)
Cooner and Attorney Paul Geddes,
Roseburg: Mrs. Harold (Dorothy)
Ingram, Boise, Ida., Mrs. Leslie
(Marv Dell) Holt. Coronado,
Calif., and Mrs. Roy (Jean) John
Grandchildren Include: Mrs.
Donald (Geraldlne Geddes) Buss;
Mrs. Arthur (Lois Carolyn Ged
des) Spahr, Jimmy and Michael
(iectcies, ail or &an uicgo; uanny,
Dickie and John Geddes of Seat
tle; Frank and Penny Ingram of
Boise, Idaho; Pamela Kay Holt
of Coronado. Calif.; and Harriet
Catherine and Brian Booth, Greg
Cooper and Gayle, Carol and Pau
la Geddes of Roseburg. Their
great-granddaughter is Shirley
Diane Buss of San Diego.
Hat lie Belle Clapp and A. J.
Geddes were married June 20,
1S99, in Goodwine, 111. Mr. Ged
des was later station agent for
the C. and E. I. railroad com
pany in Clavtonvllle. They moved
to Roseburg on their 13th wed
ding anniversary, June 20, 1912.
Their two youngest daughters
were born In this city. Prior to
coming here they resided a few
years In Indiana. Mr. Geddes first
engaged in real estate In Rose
burg and was later associated in
the Commercial Abstract Com
pany with J. E. McClintock. Dur
ing World War I. he was station
agent for the Southern Pacific
here and later was In the cannery
business. He has served as School
Clerk, member of the School
Board, City Recorder and Po
lice Judge and at the last gen
eral election was elected to the
office of Justice of the Peace.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Geddes are ac
tive members of the First Metho
dist Church. Mrs. Geddes served
as president of the Roseburg
Woman's Club for two very suc
During their SO years of mar
riage, they have liad the great
fortune to bring up their family
of eight children and -enjoy hav
ing 16 grandchildren and a great
grandchild without having a
death In the family. Two of their
sons. Gerald and Clair, are both
engaged In the banking business
and their third son. Attorney Paul
Geddes, Is a representative In the
Oregon legislature. Their young
est daughter, Mrs. Rov Johnson,
serves with the Seattle Police
Hundreds of beautiful gifts,
bouquets and cards were sent to
Mr. and Mrs. Geddes on their
golden wedding anniversary as
a token of high esteem from their
many friends, who wish them
continued good health and hap
piness in the years to come.
Fett-Patton Wedding Takes Place In Beautiful Garden Setting
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The evergreen garden of Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd J. Fett was the setting for the wedding of Laura Joyce Patton and John Fett on
June fourth. The wedding party above includes Mrs. Alan Knudtson, Miss Carol Kerr, Mrs. William 'H. Pearson, Miss Gerry Fett,
Mrs. Robert Peters, matron of honor, Janice Betcher, flower girl. Mr. and Ivlrs. Fett. Johnny Mathews, ring bearer. Dean Fett,
best man, Franklin Young, Alan Knudtson, Sordon Carlson, and Irvin Brunn. (Picture by Photo Labi.
Mildred Williams from Iflamath
In a garden wedding on June
fourth, Miss Laura Joyce Patton,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Park
Patton of Portland, Ore., became
the bride of Oswald John Fett,
son of Mrs. Oswald John Fett
and the late Senator Fett of
Tlmberlake, South Dakota. The
Rev. Walter MacArthur perform
ed the ceremony in the evergreen
garden of Mr. and Mrs. . Sigurd
Fett of Roseburg.
l ne bride chose a dress of egg
shell brocade with a full length
ii din unu a veil ui illusion wiucii
fell from a headdress of real
daisies. She carried an arm bou
quet of white daisies and white
watsonia. Mr. Patton gave his
daughter In marriage.
Mrs. Kobert E. K. Peters, the
bride's sister from Richmond,
Calif., was matron of honor. She
wore a dress of yellow taffeta
with a yoke of marquisette, and
matching lace mitts. She carried
a spray of white daisies and wore
a floral headdress.
Bridesmaids were Miss Gerry
Fett, cousin of the groom, Miss
Carol Kerr, and Mrs. Alan Knudt
son, all of Roseburg, and Mrs.
William H. Pearson of Portland.
Their gowns, similar to the mat
ron of honor's, were lavendar taf
fetta with matching lace mitts.
Their sprays of yellow daisies
matched the flowers they wore
in their hair.
Janice Betcher, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Betcher, was the
flower girl, dressed in rayon bro
cade. She carried a tiny daisy
bouquet. Johnny Mathews, son
of Mrs. May Mathews, was the
Dean Barker Fett of Timber
lake, South Dakota, was best man
for his brother. Ushers were Ir
vin Brunn, Gordon Carlson, Alan
Knudtson, and Franklin Young of
Before the ceremony Mrs. Paul
Geddes played excerpts from
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the
hymns "Savior Like A Shepherd
Lead Us," and "In The Garden."
"Laura," and "Poem," by Fubich
on her Hammond Organ. Elliott
Perkins sang "Always.
Out-of-town guests included Mr.
and Mrs. Park Patton of Port
land, Mrs. Oswald John Fett Sen
ior, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barker
Fett from Timberlake, South Da
kota, Dr. and Mrs. John Rodine
from Aberdeen, South Dakota,
and Mrs. Arthur Munk of Peirre,
South Dakota. Mrs.- William H.
Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Al Katt
and daughter Peggy were also
guests from Portland, and Miss
At the reception following the
ceremony Mrs. Munk poured and
Mrs. Rodine served the cake.
They were assisted by Mrs. May
Mathews. Miss Evelyn Klockzien,
Mrs. Cecil Thompson, Miss Mil
dred Williams, and Miss Betty
Crocker. Miss Sonia Fett presided
at the guest book. The reception
table was decorated by Mrs. Hor
ace Berg. A beautiful three tier
cake was set ofl by a full pink
organdy tablecloth, trimmed in
white satin ribbon and pink and
white carnations. Cornucopias of
carnations were placed at each
side of the cake.
The Fetts will bj at home in
the Kohlhagen Apartments fol
lowing a trip to Southern California.
BOOK, "OREGON PIONEERS"
S OF SPECIAL INTEREST
TO DOUGLAS RESIDENTS
The book, "Oregon Pioneers,"
by the late Rollien Dickerson, resi
dent of Douglas County for many
years, who died recently in San
ta Barbara, Calif., is of special in
terest here, as the author was in
timately known by so many resi
dents of Roseburg and through
out the county.
According to Alfred Powers.
writer for the Oregon Journal,
the book has as a subtitle, "A pre
sentation of some little known
facts and portraits in the Oregon
of yesterday, the twilight of the
pioneer." It was published this
spring by Wallace Hebbard, San
ta Barbara, Calif.
The period covered is from 1890
Into the 1920's. The book consists
of 34 historical sketches, with
such titles as "The Silence of the
Mountains Did It"; 'The Strange
Case of White Woman Versus
Chinaman"; "Superintendent of
Schools In a Sagebrush County";
Editor in an uregon cattle
Country," and "Doorbell Mission
aries of Yesterday."
In these are narratives and
drama and suspense; conflict and
humor and folk philosophy; in
them is no smugness, no patroniz
ing. They definitely rank among
the best literary essays written
about Oregon in more than a cen
tury of writing.
Of particular Interest to the
writer, Alfred Powers, is the au
thor's description of the Snake
River gorge in the chapter called
"The Philosophy of a Cattleman."
"After staving overnight with
prospector at the bottom of the
deepest chasm on earth, I climbed
wearily up the western slope,
leading my horse. On arriving at
a point near the top, I mounted
and turned north, following a
cow trail in the shadow of a rim
rock. Thirty miles I traveled with
out seeing a human being or a
house, indeed without seeing any
life at all except range cattle, an
eagle, a skulking coyote and a
couple ol rattlers sunning mem-
selves on the rocks. I was not
lonely though, for all about me
ageless creation marched. The
Seven Jjevns, snow-cappea aim
huge, pointed their jagged peaks
heavenward straight across the
gorge. The boiling, raging Snake,
tar below, rusneo. on. in my jeii
rose a perpendicular rlmrock and
to mv right a vast Drecipice drop
ped. All day l pioauea on, nusneu
Mr. Dickerson, who was a rela
tive of Mrs. James E. Sawyers of
this citv. died May 10, shortly
after his book was published. He
was born in Douglas County and
was a member of the last class of
the old Drain Normal School. He
was graduated from University
of Oregon, becoming successively
principal of the University High
School, head of the history de
partment in Felix Adler's School
in New York, and publisher of
the Kcndrick Gazette at Kendrick,
Ida. From 1930 to the time of his
death, he lived In Santa Barbara.
He left the manuscript of a his
torical novel dealing with the
time of Jesus.
He dedicated "Oregon Pio
neers to the late Dr. H. L. Shel
don, dean for many years of the
School of Education at the univer
sity, who recognized and encour
aged Mr. Dickinson's talent for
literature. As the quality of the
book becomes known, it can be ex
oected to find a place in libraries.
school collections and widely In
the hands of Individuals Interest
ed in Oregon literature at its best.
formed the attractive decorations.
Covers were placed for Mrs.
Henry Erskine, Mrs. Robert Bur
ton, Mrs. George Croucher, Mrs.
Naomi Jdiner, Mrs. Hattie Neal,
Miss Virginia Riebling, Mrs.
Bertha Worthington, Mrs. Lydia
Hooper, Mrs. Harry Lohr, Mrs.
A. D. Hawn, Mrs. J. T. Miller,
Mrs. Peter Crummett, Mrs. Fred
Dent, Mrs. Rosemary Gore, Mrs.
Loretta Hagen and the hostess,
Sewing and visiting were en
joyed during the afternoon. The
club will meet Monday, June 27,
at a one-thirty o'clock potluck
luncheon at the home of Mrs.
Hattie Neal on Fleser street
Those attending are asked tc
bring their own table service.
MISS PEGGY McCOY
HONORED AT BRIDAL
SHOWER AT BOOTH HOME
Miss Harriet Booth entertained
at a charming bridal shower
party Tuesday evening at her at
tractive home in Laurelwood in
compliment to Miss Peggy McCoy,
who became the bride of Charles
Richard Stark, June 20.
Delphiniums and roses formed
the decorations for the living
room, while the dining table was
covered with a lovely green or
gandy cloth and centered with a
bride-doll, circled by syringa and
flanked by tall ivory tapers.
Beautiful gifts were presented
to Miss McCoy from the hostess,
Miss Booth, and Miss Norma
Johnson, Miss Dona Mears, Miss
Cynthia Turner, Miss Susan Mot
schenbacher, Miss Janice Plum
mer, Miss Doloris and Miss Joan
Hunnicutt, Miss Sally Oilar, Miss
Danese Doak, Miss Joan Rutter,
Miss Raeda Reece, Miss Kama
Hensen, Miss Kay Holmes, Miss
Jeanne Mowery, Miss Betty Burr,
Miss Pauline Miller, Miss Roslyn
Hill, Miss Shirley Helweg, Miss
Joanne Hugh, Miss Marilyn Fel
ler, Miss Carol Ellison, Mrs. Laui
ance Moore and Mrs. Robert Bash
ford. Visiting was enjoyed during the
social hours and later, Miss Booth
served lovely refreshments. '
Becomes Bride Of Everett Johnson
THIMBLE CLUB MEETS
AT POTLUCK LUNCHEON
AT GERMOND HOME
The Neighbors of Woodcraft
Thimble Club met at a delightful
one-thirty o'clock potluck lunch
eon Monday at the home of Mrs.
Cynthia Uermond on East Doug
las street. Mixed spring flowers
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Miss Margaret Eleanor Hall,
daughter of Mrs. Oscar Earl Hail,
Portland, was married to Everett
Phjlip Johnson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Philip E. Johnson of Rose
burg. June 14, at the First Chris-
Ian Church In Portland wit ft Kev.
Myron C. Cole performing the
The bride chose a white satin
gown with square neckline and
a yoke of lace and net for her
wedding. Her fingertip veil was
held in place by a headdress of
seed pearls and she carried white
roses and bouvardia. Albert S.
Hall, brother of the bride, gave
her in marriage.
Miss Mary Arrowsmith was
maid of honor and wore a gown
of aqua faille taffeta and ear-
Mrs. Everett Johnson
ried a cascade bouquet of fuchsia
roses. Mrs. Edward J. Wlttmann,
Mrs. David L, Hall and Mrs. E.
A. Dlckason, were bridesmaids.
Their gowns matched the maid
of honor's and thev carried pink
roses. Best man was Robert Web
ster and ushering were David
Hall. Carlton Robinson and Don
The reception was held at the
Church. Pouring were Mrs. Charl
es Kash. Roseburg. aunt of the
bridegroom; Mrs. Bert Campbell.
Mrs. Eugene Gibson. Mrs. Her
bert T. Arrowsmith. Mrs. Carlton
E. Woods and Mrs. Donald Mil
ler, assisted by Mrs. Victor a
Mills. Mrs. Donald S. Andrews,
Miss Dorothv Davis. Miss Eliza
beth Dean, Miss Joan Aur.e, Mist
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Kathleen Hug, Miss Beverlev Nau
bert. Miss Jean Trojan, Miss Ma
rie Kottkamp. Miss Dorothv Ing
ham, Miss Mildred Molin and Miss
Both the bride and bridegroom
were graduated from ' Oregon
State College, the latter from the
school of engineering. The bride
is a member of Kappa Alpha The
ta sorority and the bridegroom
is a member of Sigma Chi fra
ternity. After July 1, they will
make their home at Winston.
Attending the wedding from
Roseburg were the bridegroom's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip E.
Johnson; his grandmother. Mi's.
E. E. Johnson; his uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kash and
son, Tlmmy; and Mr. and Mrs.