The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, December 18, 1961, Page 8, Image 8

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.1 The Newt-Review, Roseburg, On. Mob., Dec. IS, 1961
AN ALASKAN WEDDING of interest to friends took place
Nov. II in the Yukon River village of Ruby, when Dian
Zimmerman, lovely daughter of Mr. ond Mrs. J. D.
Zimmermon of Drew, became the bride of Franklin Gurt
ler. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's
Former Drew
Girl Marries
From Alaska cornea newt of the
wedding of Miss Dian Zimmer
man, daughter of Mr. and Mm. J.
D. Zimmerman of Drew, who be
came the bride of Franklin Gurtler
Nov. 11. The double ring ceremony
was performed by Rusa Arnold in
the chapel of the Yukon River vil
las of Ruby, home of the bride
groom'! parents.
Mrs. Arnold played the wedding
music and provided organ accom
paniment for her husband's vocal
selections. The chapel was attrac
tively decorated with artificial
flowers, handiwork of the women
of Ruby, and with fresh spruce
The bride was attired In a frock
ahe bad made for the occasion. It
was fashioned of white cotton fea
turing scoop neckline, cap
sleeves and full, gathered skirt.
Her jewelry consisted of a locket
necklace treasured since childhood.
and earringa. Her wedding bouquet
was fashioned of orchids
Only attendants were Mr. and
Vrs. Harold Esmalki, sister and
brother-in-law of the bridegroom,
Guests included all residents of the
village, who joined in making the
event an impressive occasion, as
is the custom in remote settle
ments. The bridegroom's father
was flown home from his trap lines
to attend the wedding.
Following the ceremony, guests
Joined the bridal couple for a re
ception at Pioneer Halt The beau
tifully decorated wedding cake had
been brought by the bride from
Fan-banks, her home before ber
' marriage. She carried the fragile
package on ber lap for the long
- trip by bus and plane.
:' The newlyweds are now making
t their home at "Honeymoon Cabin"
in Ruby for the winter. They plan
v to move to McGralh, soma 12S air
line miles to the south and on the
North Fork of Kuskokwira River,
in the spring, where Mr. Clutter
will be employed in the mines. Both
the bride and bridegroom were em
ployed by the Yutana Barge Lines
until winter weather brought an
end to river transportation.
The new Mra. Gurtler attended
the Tiller-Drew Grade School and
was graduated from Days Creek
High school in 1960. Her long-time
dream of going to Alaska, where
her maternal aunt, Mrs. L. Hod
son was a Fairbanks resident, be
came a reality when her parents
gave her an airline ticket as a
graduation gift. She went north in
June, 1960, and was so impressed
with the area mat she obtained em
ployment with the transportation
linn for summer seasons and in a
Fairbanks drug store during the
winter months. Her husband recent
ly completed service in the U.S.
I The bride haa written her par
ents about the unusual circum
stances of setting up housekeeping
in the far north. The village of
Ruby is located about 225 airline
miles directly west of Fairbanks
and has a vslley setting surround
ed by Mils. Their cabin is located
on a hill and provides a beauti
ful view of the now ice-bound Yu
kon River. They have no electric
ity, but their home boasts the only
gas range and drainable sink in
the community.
Drinking water Is bought from
native children, who haul it by dog
sled from a spring. Mail arrives
twice a week. A weekly movie, ice
skating and hiking provide diver
sion. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gurtler
plsy guitar, as do several other
local residents, and community
get-togethers with musicsl enter
tainment highlight the social life.
Christmas Motif
Is Carried Out
Christmas was everywhere In the
clubhouse when members of the
Roaeburg Woman s Club had their
December meeting, i-ighly s 1 1
members and guests were served a
delightful dessert luncheon at 12:30
by Mrs. O. J. reldkamp, chair
man, and her committee: Mes-
dames William Coon, Lloyd Cren
shaw. R. M. Degner, Louis Dillard,
C. W. Dishman, James Doyle. O.
W. Eggleston. Sig Kett, F. C. Fits
patnek and George Burt. The ts
bleu were festive with their minia
ture arrangements.
The huee Christmas tree, pro
vided each year by Mrs. Dale lei
ler, had been decorated the day
before by members attending the
executive board meeting. Each of
the six shadow box arrangementa
depicted a religious theme and
were beautifully done, showing
much originality and ingenuity by
the arrangers. Many of the cera
mic figuiinea used were works of
art also done by the arrangers,
who were Mra. Charles K. Todd,
Mrs. Kaluh Johnson. Mrs. Pete ber-
afin, Mrs. R. R. League, Mrs. Dale
Ze er and Mrs. Porter Lainnart,
chairman. A very unusual exhibit
had been arranged by Mrs. Ralph
Jubnson. art chairman, it contain-
ed Christmas idess done by local
hobbyists. Mrs. Ford Plant had on
display a lovely ceramic Christ
mas tree: Mrs. tmencn. -appren
tice angels" made from note paper
end Mrs. Johnson a sleigh and rein
deer which she bad contrived from
TV trays.
Following the luncheon, Mrs. N.
Cbarlea Wallin. president, greeted
members with an impressive
Christmas messsge and conducted
the short meeting. Mrs. Kenneth
Ford wss secretary in the absence
of Mra. Robert 0'Nnl. Mrs. Clyde
Csrstens and Mrs. Paul Dillon led
the group in singing the favorite
Christmas carols, after which Mrs,
Wallin turned the meeting over to
Mra. Meredith Wilson, program
Mrs. Al May gave e comprehen
sive report on the life of Sadie
Drr Dunbar, revealing what i re
markable woman she was. It was
through Mra. Dunbar's efforts and
dedication to public health and
nursing that she became tne nrst
executive secretary of the Oregon
ENGAGED Mr. ond Mrs.
Worren Sherley onnounce the
engagement of their daughter.
Bonnie, to Kenneth Bowman,
son of Mr. ond Mrs. Milton
Bowman, all of Yoncallo. A
family wedding will take place
in the Yoncolla Church of
Christ in January.
Tuberculosis Association in 1951.
She served as president of the
Oregon Federation of Women's
Clubs in 1923 snd as president of
the General Federation in 1938.
The first TB survey in Oregon was
done under the supervision of Mrs.
Dunbsr and it was through her ef
forts that the TB hospital in Ore
gon were established.
Mrs. Wilson presented Mrs. Gene
Cooksey snd Mrs. Jack West, who
presented a most enjoyable and un
usual program. Mrs. Clyde Car
stens accompanied Mra. Cooksey
who ssng, while Mrs. West psinted
a picture. She worked at her lighted
easel with crayons and deftly and
quickly did the scene of the shep
herds and the Star of Bethlehem.
The results were exquisite and set
the mood for the portion of the
program to follow.
"Do It Yourself for Christmas"
was chairmanned by Mrs. Horace
Berg, who introduced Mrs. Lloyd
Crenshaw. Mrs. Crenshaw display
ed some of her creations for Christ
mas, explained how she went about
making them and what not to do
when trying to get a certain effect
A gold compote with all gold ma
terials was most effective. An un
usual piece had been made from
chicken wire, tufted with moss and
sprayed witb silver.
Next, Mrs. Berg presented Mrs.
Fred Herman, who is so well known
in Roseburg and vicinity for her
candle making, a hobby she had
taken up quite recently. Mra. Her
man displayed mostly Christmas
candles for this program and told
some of how she contrives the dec
orations which she uses on the can
dles. She also gave a short talk
on candles and their uses in the old
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pal Church met in the rectory for study of the topic,
"Christian Family Living." A candle service and prayer
precedes the discussion meetings. Officers of the group
days, and about candles and cus
toms in other countries.
Mrs. Marshall Haughn who oft
en makes and decorates cakes for
special occasions at the club, came
prepared witb tubes of all colors
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LORI MARTIN, daughter of Mr. ond Mrs. Virgil Martin,
Celebrated her first birthday Nov. 3 ot a party at home, at
which time gifts were presented to her and a birthday
cake and other refreshments were served to the guest
of honor and her grandparents, Mr. ond Mrs. B. A. Smith
ond Mrs. William Martin; Mrs. Sid Roper ond Kelly; Mrs.
Dave Fhjry ond Kothy; Morgie Mortin, an aunt; Jerry
Martin, on uncle; cousins, Jon and Jody Martin; Terry
Trovesi, Loren Smith ond Donna Milford. (Picture by Wil
son Studio).
of decorating icing and quickly and
deftly decorated many tiny cakes
in Christmas motifs. These were
later sampled by the members.
Mrs. Horace Berg, whose name
is synonomous with Christmas dec
orations, told about the lovely
things she had on display. One
unusual and large decoration for
her home was a frame she had
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(pictured obove) include Mrs. J. E. Stoples, secretary;
Mrs. William Cooke, president; Mrs. Robert Lecklider,
treasurer, ond Mrs. Wally Hunnicutt, vies president.
(Picture by Chris' Studio of Photography).
covered and will be decorated with , she shared,
gold leaves made from pellon and Mrs. Bruce Elliott introduced
ornaments and used to frame a high school girl guests. Miss Judy
huge modernistic ceramic madon- Parks and Miss Ann Henigan.
na. She credited her husband with The next meeting will not be on
turning out bases which she dec-1 the usual date of Jan. 2. The ex
orates for her large candles which ecutive board meeting will be held
she uses in graduated heights. She at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 before the regular
showed clever placecards and meeting at 1:30 p.m., with the us
many other unusual ideas which lual tea hour following.
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