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MAXLN'E NURMI, Woman's Editor
60th Wedding Anniversary
Observed By H. H. Bushnells
MR. AND MRS. HAROLD PEARCE JR.
lZ Married In First Christian Church
C Koczan, H. Pearce United
fn Local Church Ceremony
Miss Dorothy Charlcne Koc-
ion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Charles J. Koczan, La Grande
became the bride of Harold I.
Pearce Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold L. Pearce Sr., Redmond,
in a double ring ceremony, Sept
The Rev. Paul Moore o Athe
na, assisted by Rev. Wallace N.
Hastings, pastor, performed the
ceremony in the First Christian
Church of La Grande.
Leone Combs was the organist
and also accompanied Beth and
Ruth Combs as they sang "Be
cause," and "The Lord's Prayer".
The church was decorated with
baskets of pastel gladioli on each
side of the altar. Candelabras
with white tapers were placed in
wrought icon candlo and lower
The bride was given in marri
age by her father. She wore a
white floor length gown of nylon
lace and French tulle over white
taffeta. The bodice had a V neck
line and long tapered sleeves on
which applique of chantilly lace
and sequins were attached. The
skirt came to a basque waistline
in front and back, with a full
pcplum of lace over tulle. Her
fingertip veil was trimmed in
lace and was held by a crown
of seed pearls and erridescent
sequins. Her only jewelry was a
silver and rhinestone necklace
and earring set, a gift from the
groom. She wore the traditional
blue garter and had a penny in
her shoe on which the Lord's
Prayer was inscribed. She car
ried a white orchid surrounded
hy yellow rosebuds and tied with
orchid streamers which sne car
ried on a white pearl Bible, a
gift from her parents.
' Carol Lovely was the maid of
lienor. She wore a ballerina len
gth gown of yellow dotted swiss,
trimmed with matching chiffon
sash. Her headband was of
white looped ruffling, pearl en
twined over yellow velvet with
yellow veil attached. Her gloves
were short and white. She car
ried a small bouquet of yellow
and white flowers, fastened with
white streamers, placed on a
white pearl book, matching the
; Bridesmaids, Marilyn and Caro
lyn Koczan, twin sisters of the
bride, were dressed identical to
the maid of honor, with the ex
ception that Carolyn's dress and
veil were lavender. They car
ried bouquets of flowers on small
while pearl books, identical to
the maid of honor.
Ruth and Beth Combs dressed
the same as the other attend
ants, both in lavender, lit the
candles along the outside and on
the altar. Thev wore wrist bou
quets of lavender and white
Carol Sue Ricker. Union, was
the junior bridesmaid and ring
bearer. She wore a lavender
dress and headband, carried a
bouquet on a small white pearl
book, and g white satin heart
John Moore of Redmond,
friend of the groom, was best
man. Ushers were Zene Gillette
also of Redmond, ariti Doug
Froscn ot La Grande.
Mrs. Koczan wore for her
daughter's wedding, a grayish
blue afternoon dress with cum
merbund and matching jacket.
Her accessories were black pat
ent leather and her corsage was
a white orchid trimmed with
yellow and silver ribbon. The
Broom's mother wore a deep
blue afternoon dress with tan
accessories and a corsage of a
white orchid, trimmed with yel
low and silver ribbon.
A reception followed, in the
church reception room. Flowers
here were gladioli, asters and ros
es in keeping with the color
scheme of orchid, yellow and
The four tiered wedding cake
was made and decorated by the
bride's mother. It was topped
with the bride and groom and
minister, in stair steps down the
front were attendants. It was
flanked on either 'side by crys
tal candle holders. Mrs. Lloyd
Moore and Mrs. Dick Shenficld
Sr., close friends of the bride's
parents, cut and served the cake
Mrs. Edith Plass, grandmother of
the groom and Mrs. Mel Plass,
aunt of the groom, served the
punch. Mrs. Nora Noah, grand
mother of the bride and Mrs.
Florence Prescott, a friend of
Ihe bride served the coffee. Miss
Linda Elmer assisted at the table.
Mrs. Cecil Brown and Miss
Barbara Plass, cousin of the
groom, assisted at the gift ta
ble. Women of the Christian Wo
mens Fellowship of the church,
assisted in the kitchen.
Miss Patty Parker had charge
of the guest book.
The couple honeymooned to
Boise, Idaho, and for traveling
the bride wore a beige sheath
dress with the white orchid from
her wedding bouquet.
The newlyweds will be at home
at Corvallis, where the groom
WALLOWA (Special In honor
of their 60th wedding anniversary,
Sunday. Sept. 20. Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Bushnell were tendered a
surprise reception and party in the
social hall of (he Wallowa Metho
dist Church. The Woman's Society
of the Christian Service cf the
churoh. Mrs. J. R. Morton and
Mrs. Lee Scherer were hostesses.
lorsage ana Doutonniere were
presented the couple by Mrs.
Scherer. their daughter. Sh? and
Mrs. Morton cut the big wedding
During the evening, Mrs. Harry
Williamson and Miss Lynda Lever
enz registered the nams of those
present in the guest book which
was presented to the Bushnells.
Mrs. Clayton Sutphin sang "When
:Vour Hair Has Turned to Sliver."
and th? Misses Treva Cowan and
Gwen Lyman played incidenta'
music. Mrs. C. E. Fisher and
Mrs. Ivan Johnson poured: Mrs.
i Raymond Cowan was at the punch
bowl: Misses Joanne Johnson.
Sjndra Collins and Susan Huber
Those participating and present
wer: Mrs. Jennie Conklin, Mrs.
A. D. Curry, Colusa. Calif., Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Curry and Paula,
Mrs. Maggie lletrick, Mrs. Chris
tina Waelty, Miss Lynda Lever
enz. Miss Jo Anne Johnson, Miss
Treva Cowan, Miss Darlene Cow
an, Mrs. J. L. Lambert. Rev.
Willis and Mrs. Anne Ludlow and
daughter, Suzanne Renee, Mrs.
Margaret Dougherty, Mr. and Mrs.
David Scott, Misses Katie and
Doris June Lyman, Mrs. J. O.
Kiddle Portland I, Mrs. J. E.
Tu'ley. Miss Rachel Ann Sutphin.
John W. Lyman, Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert F. Johnson, Mrs. Maude
Marvin and Miss Eula Marvin,
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tulley, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Levernz and Miss
Maxine Leverenz, Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Wyckoff, Mrs. J. H. Bratton.
John Bratton. Miss Mildred Baird.
Miss Muriel Johnson, Miss Geneva
Johnson, Mrs. Estella Morton. Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Scherer, Mrs. Hattie
CWF Will Hold
Christian Women's Fellow
ship of the First Christian church
will hold a luncheon meeting in
the social room of the church,
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
Mrs. Clarence P. Smith of
Portland, will be the guest
speaker for the day. She is the
new president of the Oregon
Christian Women's Fellowship,
This will be her first visit to the
La Grande CWF.
Others to be honored that day
are, Mrs. Wallace Hastings, new
pastor's wife; Mrs. Robert Daw
son, district secretary of Dis
trict 9, or Eastern Oregon; Mrs.
Vernon DeLong. Oregon Com
mission representative; and Mrs.
Ed Russell, CFW president.
All women of the church are
invited to attend and meet these
newly elected officers.
M. Fisher, Mrs. Raymond Cowan
Miss Gwen Lyman, Miss Susan
Huber, Miss Debra Fitzgerald.
Miss Joan Fitzgerald. Miss Katliy
Col'ins. Miss Sandra Collins. Mrs.
Allen Collins. Mrs. Phyllis William
son, Mrs. Henry Huber, Miss Pa
tricia Huber, Miss Patricia Ly
man, Raymond Cowan. Mrs. N. Z.
Mannes, Mrs. L. L. Yanassche.
Mrs. B. A. Searle, and Mrs. C. A
Hunter, all but two from Wallowa
Reception Honors Newlyweds
In Home Of Groom's Parents
Held At Elgin
ELGIN (Special) A fanuly re
union was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Arnold Waelty Sunday.
Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Evans and Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Williams and daugh
ter of Eagle Valley: Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Southard and two sons of
Union; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Woelty and M.. and Mrs. John
Waelly of Elgin.
Mrs. L. Godfrey
Services Set Here
Mrs. I.illie May Godfrey, 88, a
housewife of Cheyenne, Wyo..
died at Cheyenne, Saturday, fol
lowing a short illness.
Funeral services will be held
at the Daniels Funeral Home.
Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev.
Keith Mills will officiate. Burial
will be in the City cemetery.
Mrs. Godfrey was born at Mar
shalltown, Iowa, March 18, 1871.
She was a former resident of La
Grande for 12 years. She was a
member of the First Methodist
Church and Order of the Eastern
Survivors include four sons,
George Godfrey, Provo, Utah;
James Godfrey, Rock Springs.
Wyo.; John Godfrey, Salt Lake
City, Utah; and Thad Godfrey,
La Grande; four daughters, Mrs.
Fanchon Killian, Portland, Mrs.
Mary Yeager, Cheyenne, Wyo.;
Mrs. Frankie Evers, La Grande
and Betty Estcrbrook, Albuquer
que, N.M.; and 21 grandchildren
and 21 great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Turner
were honored at a wedding re-c-ption
in the home of his parents,
Mi. and Mrs. Leon Tuiner of
La Grande. They were married
in Salt Lake at the Temple,
There was a large number of
friends attending during the after
noon and gifts received.
On the program of entertain
ment. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berry
sang a duet, "To The Temple By
The River" and Mrs. Berry sang
a solo. "Wa'k Hand In Hand
Bouquets of gladioli and roses
decorated the room. The serving
table was covered with a lace
cloth and centered with a large
sheet cake, decorated in pink
roses. Mrs. David Turner cut and
served the cake. Mrs. Ralph Turn
er presided at the punch bowl.
Julia Decker attended the gift
Mrs. Ilene Paey, sister of Ihe
bride, helped with the guest book.
Mrs. Paul Lively, aunt of the
Albert Stein, 77
Dies At His Home
Albert Frederick Stein, 77.
died in his home Saturday. He
was a farmer living on lit. 2.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 2 p m. in the Demp
ey's Funeral Chapel. The Rev.
E. W. Kasten will officiate. Bur
ial will be in the Island City
Mr. Stein was born in Frances
ville, Ind. Mary 2. 1882. He had
been a resident of La Grande for
the past 68 years, and was a
member of the Zion Lutheran
church and Farm Bureau.
Survivors are the widow, Flor
ence W. Stein, La Grande; two
daughters. Mrs. Martin (Eloise)
llaaseh, Miltun Freewater; and
Mrs. William A. (Imogene) Dav
ison. Yakima, Wash.; six grand
children; sisters, Mary Stein,
Mrs. Arthur Janes and Mrs. Paul
Cook; brothers, William Stein,
Salem, Henry Stein, San Gabriel,
Calif., Martin Stein, Boise, Ida
ho, Eli Stein and Herman Stein
of La Grande.
groom helped with the serving.
David Turner, brother of th
groom, and Paul Lively, uncle of
the groom, were the ushers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jex. o'.
Provo. Utah, and Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Turner, stood with the newly
wrds in the receiving line. The
bride wore a white taffeta gown,
with skirt draped in scallops over
a net pleated under skirt. Her
illusion veil was elbow length and
sh carried a bouquet of pink
In the evening the family gather
ed together, at which time the
couple opened their gifts. The
newlywrds left for Portland where
the groom wi'l attend Northwest
School of Television. They are
living at 4241 Northwest Torr Lane.
will attend Oregon State College.
The bride is a graduate of La
Grande High School class of '59.
Ihe groom is a graduate of Red
mond High School, class of '57.
and has attended Eastern Ore
gon College for the past two
years. He is majoring in fores
Special out of town guests in
cluded Mrs. Dolly Pearce, grand-
mother of the groom from Cali
fornia; Mrs. Edith Plass, grand
mother of groom from Wallowa;
and Mrs. Dora Stahl, great aunt
of the bride, from Portland.
There were numerous friends
and relatives attending from
Wallowa, Baker and Deschutes
For The Home
East Adams Avenue
WHEN YOU ARE A FAMILY
Your Pharmacist is a friend and neighbor.
His business is a centrally-located head
quarters for prescription and health needs
for those dear to you.
Your Pharmacist is qualified to advise.
Union GAA Holds
UNION (Special) The Girls
Athletic Association (GAA) of the
Union high school had their ini
tiation and fun night at the high
school Tuesday night.
FHA initiation was Wednesday
evening at the high school. All
By Ed Craig
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Now that the leaves are turn
hint of frost
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Most sweater collections this
year will contain one or more
woven of the following: orlon,
nylon, wool, wooland-fur
blends, mohair, and cherished
cashmere. Each of these takes
special cleaning and blocking
methods. Ihe yarn fibers of
every sweater must be tested
to determine the proper sol
vents that will give deep down
cleaning protect the delicate
fibers, brighten colors, and
When the sweater is thorough
ly clean, great pains must be
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new students joining drew a slip
of paper on which was written
what they were to wear. They
had to walk down main street in
their garb; afterwards the girls
went for a hayride down Miller
Lane, and a weiner roast at the
park behind the hotel.
Ball Held Here
The Union Pacific Junior Old
Timer's club, held their annual
Hunter's Ball, Saturday evening
in the large ballroom at the Sac
Prizes given at intermission
were awarded as follows:
Charles Datfer, 30-06 Win
chester rifle: Mr Kjna Pr.itf
6x30 binoculars; Bill Vaughn. I
electric perculator; Wayne Allen,
sleeping bag; Joe Mortier, Cole
man gas stove; Eldon Rebman,
hunters lantern; and Hazel Bous-
quit, the block and tackle.
Decorations for the hall were
balloons tied up and Union Pa
cific posters on the walls, and the
JOT 24 signs displayed back of
the orchestra. Punch was serv
ed during the dance. Those serv
ing the punch were Mrs. Mildred
Harrison, Mrs. Jean Harsin, Mrs.
Earl Johnson and Mrs. Joane
The Juniors and guests were
entertained before the dance in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Gerry. Following the dance cof
fee and sandwiches were served
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
The committee in charge of
the dance was Mr. and Mrs. A.
W. Halliday, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Johnson, and all the junior board
During the intermission Rus
sell Rhodig, president of the
Hinkle Junior Old Timers club.
was introduced and invited all
present to their Halloween dance
at Hermiston on Oct. 31.
Union County Historical Society
will meet in Union at the Woman's
Club house. Monday at 7:30 p.m.
instead of the Methodist Church
annex. Committee for the day
Mrs. Gilbert Courtright. Mrs. Mar
garet I.ayton. Mrs. Charles Taylor
and Mrs. Sinda South.
The Knights of Pythias will meet
in the KP ha'l Monday evening
at 8 o'clock. All officers and
members are being urgd to
Rainbow for Girls will meet
Monday at 7 pin. in the Masonic
hall. Following at 8 wiil be in
slallaticn, open to the public.
Roysl Neighbors will meet
Monday at 8 p m. in the Odd Fel
' s hall. Drill team to wear or
chid formats for initiation.
Cove PTA will hold a reception
for the faculty members and
their families Tuesday, in the
Activity room of the Cove school.
The program will begin at 8 p m.
Everyone is being invited to at
tend. Refreshments will be serv
ed. The Perkdale Club will meet
Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the
home of Mrs. Jessie Hoak.
Womens Fellowship of the
First Baptist church will bold
their fall luncheon, Tuesday at 1
p.m., in the church annex. Guest
speaker for the program will be
M.-s. Calvin Bogaard, wife of the
director of Christian Education.
Anyone interested is invited to
Celebrating birthdays today are
Gerald (Butch) Arbogast, Elgin;
Red Lester, Andy L. Brown,
Hattie Ainsworth and Vince Gib
on of La Grande.
Peter Richard Altenburg, air
man in the U. S. Navy, is home
t.n a two week leave. He is sta
tioned at Reamfield Imperial
Beach, Calif. He is staying in
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Altenburg of La
Past President's Club of the
LS to B of LF and E will meet
in the home of William Bailey,
902 Main Street, Wednesday at
Mavericks will meet in the club
house Tuesday . at 6:30 p.m.
Roast beef dinner to be held,
bring table service. Club to fur
nish coffee and meat.
Regardless of price, every funeral is conducted
in accordance with our one, high standard of
service, with the same personal attention. '
Snodgrass Funeral "Chapel
WO 3-5022 . .
Why we built two cars for 1960 . . .
as different as night and day
On October 2 for the first time In Chevrolet's 19-year history you will be able to walk into your
dealer's showroom and see two totally different kinds of cars. O One is the conventional 1960 Chevrolet, '
brand new in appearance and more beautifully refined and luxurious Uian you can imagine. The
otiier is unlike any car we or anybody else ever built the revolutionary Corvair, with the engine in the
rear where it belongs in a compact car. We'd like to tell you why we built two such different cars,
how we built them and for whom we built tfiem. '
Why two kinds of cars? Because
America itself has been going through
some big changes in the past few
years. Our cities have been straining
at their seams. Traffic is jam-packed.
Parking space is at a premium.
And our suburbs have spread like
wildfire. People are living farther from
their work, driving more miles on
crowded streets. There is new leisure
time bus more things to do. There's
a new standard of living and more
need for two cars in the family garage.
In short, America's automobile
needs have become so complex that
no one kind of car can satisfy them
completely. That is why we at Chev
rolet, keeping tab on these trends,
have had a revolutionary compact car
in the planning stages for more than
Thus, when we decided three yean
ago to prepare for production of such
a car we were ready to build it the way
it should be built. There waa no need
for a hasty "crash" program that
would create only a sawed -off version
of a conventional car.
That is why the two can you
will ace in your dealer's showroom
October 2 will be two entirely
different kinds of cars. One is the
conventional '60 Chevrolet brand
new in beauty, with new space inside,
nevf spirit under the hood, new
feeling of sumptuousness and luxury
never before attained by any car in its
field. There is great V8 power linked
with new thrift, plus Chevrolet's
superb 6-cylinder engine. It is a
traditional car that comes even closer
to perfection in silence, in room, in
ease of control, in velvety ride than
any other car we have ever made.
The other is the Corvair, a compact
car that is astonishingly different from
anything ever built in this country.
It has to be because -this is a fix
passenger compact car, with a really
remarkable performance ... a car
designed specifically to American
standards of comfort, to .American
The engine is in the rear. Among
the basic advantages resulting from
this engine location are better traction
on a compact 108-inch wheelbase and
practically flat floor. But to be
placed in the rear, the engine had to
be ultra light and ultra short. So
Corvair's engine is totally new
mostly aluminum and air cooled; it
weighs about 40 per cent less than
conventional engines. It k a "flat"
horizontally opposed six so it is only
three cylinders long ... and that
leaves a lot more room for passengers.
Another weight saving: like modern
airplanes, the Corvair haa no frame;
the body-shell supplies it great struc
tural strength . . It's a welded unit
that is virtually rattle-free.
The ride is fantastic. But to get it
we had to design independent sas
pemion at every wheel; conventional '
springing would give a compact ear
choppy ride. Right now we'll roaka
one prediction: no other U.S. compact
car will ride so comfortably, hold th
road so firmly and handle so beautifully.
Now there are two kinds of can
from Chevrolet because it takes two
kinds of cars to serve America's needs
today. If you love luxury the utmost
in luxury and if you want generous
interior space, breath-taking perform
ance, automatic drives and power
assists then the conventional '60
Chevrolet may be your choice. "'
If easy parking, traffic agility and
utmost economy are high on your list
then you should seriously consider
the Corvair. But the best thing to do '
is to look these two new cars over at
your Chevrolet dealer's . . . take them
out for a drive. It may be that tha
only logical choice for your family',
between two cars like this) la both.
They make a perfect pair.
See all the new Chevrolet October 2 at your heal authorized Chevrolet dealer's
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