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Salem, Oregon, Saturday, April 20, 1957
Life Ends for
Jess F. Fikan
Civic Leader Struck
" Down by Heart
fame unexpectedly Friday to Jess
Fred Fikan, 56, in a Salem hospital
following a heart attack. Fikan
was a member of the Woodburn
City Council for 12 years until re
tirement three years ago. He also
served two years on the school
board. He was a retired farmer.
Born at Atwood, Kan., Feb. 25,
MOh Fikan came to Woodburn in
19111 with his parents, John B. and
Anna Fikan. He was a graduate
of the Woodburn schools. His home
was- at 366 E. Lincoln St. He mar
ried Elsa Lytle Nov. 6,' 1937.
Fikan attended the Woodburn
Presbyterian Church. He was a
member and Past Master of Wood
burn Lodge No. 106, AF & AM;
the Salem Consistory of the Scot
tish' Rite; the Royal Arch Masons
Chapter No. 29, Woodburn;- Al
Kader Shrine, Portland; Past Pa
tron of Evergreen Chapter. Order
of the Eastern Star; and the Sa
km Knife and Fork Club. "
Survivors include his Wife, Wood
burij: a daughter, Mary Annette,
at home; two brothers, William
and Frank Fikan, both of-twood,
Kan.; seven sisters, Mrs. Etta
Franklin. Atwood. Kan., Mrs. El
izabeth Smith, Mrs. Mary Harri
son -and Mrs.-Myrtle Zimmerman,
all ;of Portland; Mrs. Emma
Grimps, and Mrs, Mabel Smith,
both of Woodburn.
Funeral services will be at the
Ringo-Cornwell Chapel here at 2
p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert
E. Van and the Rev. John T.
Myers conducting the rites. The
Woodburn Masonic Lodge will con
duct', ritualistic services. Interment
will be in Belle Passi Cemetery.
Home Ec Unit to Meet
Brush College Home Economics
club will meet Saturday at the
Grange Hall for a no-host lunch
eon meeting. Kim Roberts, horti
culturist from the OSC extension of
fice at Dallas, will give a talk on
landscaping and will also show
LYONS (Special) All teachers
returned their acceptance slips and
were given their renewal contracts
with, a small raise at the meeting
of the Mari-Linn school board
Every Sat. Night
. ; 9:30 to 12:30
Adm. 1.00 (Tax inc.)
$on Cash Prize!
" Ask For Your Fre Ticket
Larry AHn.J Cascade Range Riders
' . Joe Lane now being featured
"The Northwest's Finest 8-Piece Western Band"
: Aumsville Pavilion Every Sat. Nite
' OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -
We had planned to close for the summer and since this is
the night before Easter, and so many will want to be up
earlv for "Sunrise Services" tomorrow-this seems a good
week to close for the season. Our hearty Thanks to he
Thousands we have been privileged to entertain in the
oasUhree w.rs-Also our Thanks to Stubby Mills and his
Band Mr. and Mrs. Van. our dance instructors, a, well a.
ihe other people ' Dk- have ,or ,hrM y"n ,0
enthusiasticallv and loyally supported and promoted our
regular Saturday ii?ni
p,llrnnm Available on
Silverton Colors Hundred
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SILVERTON These members of St.
Monica's Altar Society Friday colored 100
dozen Easter eggs which are on sale today
at the Hellyer Plumbing Shop in Oak
street. From left they are Miss Rosalia
To High School
AMITY (Special) A change in
the location for the Amity Easter
sunrise services has been an
nounced. The services will take
place at the Amity High School
grandstand at 5:30 a.m., instead
of the grade school square, as pre
Should the weather be inclement
on Easter morning, the services
will be held in the grade school
Leo Quakenbush of McMinnville
will be the speaker. The scripture
reading will be given by John
Orr. Jack Mahoney will present a
coronet solo and lead the congre
gational singing. Mrs. G 1 e n n a
Stone will be at the organ.
Immediately following the Sun
rise services, Easter breakfasts
will' be served in the Baptist
Church and the Church of Christ.
This will be followed in both
churches by Sunday School pro
grams. , . .
The primary classes of the Meth
odist Sunday school will decorate
(he traditional "Floral Cross" in
me sanctuary wiin oouquets oi aai
fodils, prior to morning worship.
Well Child Clinic
JEFFERSON (Special) A well
child clinic is schedueled in the
music building of the grade school
Wednesday. April 24. Tests for TB
and immunization shots for diph
theria, whooping cough, small pox
i t-t ...:n u r ..I
auu iiHauua win uc given, uom
Monday morning at the-high school
two hundred and 25 children re
ceived their second polio immun
Giving the latter shots were Dr.
Ruth Jens of Salem and assistants
Mrs. Eta Mae Detering and Mrs.
Muriel Sweringen, nurses. Jefferson-
volunteer helpers included
Mcsdames Howard Hampton, O. D.
Stephenson, Orval Rawie, Irving
Miller, Charles Smith, Kenneth
Peterson, Leonard Marcum, Al
Gurgurich, Robert Harris and Wil
FOR THE SUMMER
Too Costly for
LEBANON (Special) BB
gun and .22 rifle practice by
school boys finally proved too
expensive for Lee Smith of
1060 River St. After a year of
replacing windows in his house,
headlights and windshields on
his car and buying new glass
fruit Jars, he notified police'
and asked for protection.
Week-ends and after - school
hours are when the damage is
done,' he told Officer John Bor
igo. Boys walking along a rail
way on their way to and from
the South Santlam River ap
parently find his property ir
resistible. Damage during the past year
was estimated at between $200
meeting of the Women's Society
of Christian Service of the Metho
dist church was held at the church
this week. The election of officers
scheduled was postponed until the
next meeting, May 21, when both
election and installation will be
The meeting opened with a sack
lunch at noon followed by dessert
and coffee served by the hostess
committee, Mrs. E. C. Bogart,
Mrs. Frank Covey, Mrs. Blanche
Wagenveld and Mn. Clark Don
nan. Mn. John Cornwell, president,
gave the Invocation, which was
followed by group singing. Mrs.
W. M. Burke led the devotional
service and Mrs. N. F. Tyler gave
During the business meeting it
was reported that a cabinet had
been installed in the kitchen but
not completed, and reports were
given by the calling committee
and budget committee.
Hostesses for the May 21 meet
ing will be Mrs. John Carson, Miss
Mabel Livesay, Mrs. Alice Sargent
and Miss Effie Sargent.
Dogs,. Cals Target .
JEFFERSON (Special) Com
plaints from residents were heard
at the April meeting of the Jef-
Jerson City Council that dogs and
cats are running loose in tnc
streets. The Council issued a 10
days' notice to owners to keep
them confined in yards or the
city would pick Uiem up.
AMITY (Special) Miss Janet
Jones was recipient recently of
the Safeway stores "Livestock
Breeding Project" award. Miss
Jones, 16, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Jones and is Jun
ior Leader in the Amity Willing
Workers 4-H Livestock Club under
the leadership of Marvel Smith.
Exchange Guest at Stayton
STAYTON (Special)-A French
youth, Jean Marc Bordier, has
been selected by the International
Relations League of Stayton Union
High School to come here next
fail as its foreign exchange stu
dent. Announcement was made
this week by Harold Wray, faculty
advisor for the League.
The group has worked to raise
funds to bring an exchange stu
dent here, staging variety shows,
selling candy and employing vari
ous other means to raise the $650
required to sponsor 'such a stu
dent. Wray said the League is
still $150 short of the required
arnount, and set out a plea to
townspeople to enlist their help.
Jean Marc is 17 years old. and
his home is in Nantes, France.
T. O. KESTER FARMS LOCATED NEAR
Tract 1 - Approx. 219 Acres
Tract 2 - Approx. 142 Acres
Obtain information about farms and bidding from Pioneer Trust Company, Trustee. Bids
wilt bt received May 15, 1957, at office of Pioneer Trust Company, 109 N. Commercial
St., Salem, Oregon. Cash or terms.
Schemmcl, Mrs. Joe Gubbels, Mrs.' Hubert
Esscr, Mrs. Inez Heater, Miss Jean Esser,
Mrs. Joe Weisenfels, Mrs. L. B. Scharback
and Mrs. Ben Zollner. (Capital Journal
May Queen at
AMITY (Special) Miss Pat
Nyseth will reign as May Day
Queen at Amity high school for the
May 3 festivities. Miss Nyseth will
be escorted during her reign by
The coronation ceremony is
scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the high
school, according to Miss Edna
Strout, faculty coronation chair
man. The annual May Day par
ade will take place prior to the
baseball game slated for 1:30 p.m.
when Airily will play Philo
main at Amity mgn bcnooi.
Attending Queen Pat, through
the day's festivities will be the
May Court and their escorts, Von
nell Burgess, maid of honor and
escort, Allan Polvi: Betty Ellen
berger, senior princess and escort,
Wayne Smith; Lila Goss, junior
princess and escort, Nathan Ste
phens; Colleen Crannell, sopho
more princess and escort, Everett
Johnson; Shirley Burgess, fresh
man princess and escort, Larry
At Mt. Angel
MT. ANGEL ABBEY (Spe
cial) According to Rt. Rev. Ab
bot Damian Jentges, O.S.B., the
37th annual Retreat program at
Mt. Angel Abbey will begin with
Oregon clergy retreats June 2 to
6 and 10 to 14. These will be fol
lowed by one June retreat for lay
men June 21-23. Later laymen's
retreats will be held on Aug. 9-11
and Aug. 16-18. Benedictines of the
Abbey will conduct these sessions.
June 28 through 30 has been re
served as the dale for fathers and
their teen-age sons.
The annual closed retreat for the
Knights of Columbus will take
place July 12-14 with Father Louis
Sohler, former K.C. State chaplain
as retreat master.
Married couples' retreats will be
on July 19-21, and engaged couples
on July 26-28 will be directed by
the Abbey fathers.
Those planning to make retreats
during this summer program
should make reservations. Abbot
On Easier Holiday
MOUNT ANGEL (Special) Ken
neth Wachtcr, student at St. Mar
tin s College, Olympia; Wasn., is
spending the Easter week vaca
tion at the home of his parents,
Mr. 'and Mrs. J. L. Wachtcr. Ken
neth has as his guest during the
holidays, Francis Iwasawa from
okohoma. Japan, a freshman at
St. Martin's College.
Other students at St. Martin's
College who arc home for the Eas
ter vacation are Kenneth Berch
told, Thomas Traeger, Bob Hock
ett and Richard Vcrboort.
He has been active in the French
equivalent of the Boy Scouts.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Girods ap
plication to have the exchange
student live in their home during
his stay here, has been accepted.
The Girods were chosen some
time ago from severnl applicants.
They will be Jean Marc's "adopt
ed" family. The Girods feel it
will be an experience beneficial
to their family as well as to the
young French boy. The Girods
have three sons, Alan, 18; James,
15, and Fred, 6.
In his letter of application Jean
Marc said that he believes much
of the misunderstanding between
nations is due to a lack of knowl
edge of the people of other na
tions, their ideals and customs.
THE CAPITAL! JOURNAL!
At Amity High
One Position Remains
Open in Girls
AMITY (Special) The hiring
of two new teachers for Amity
High School and the call for sealed
bids on the "Light the Field" proj
ect, was the order df business for
a special school board meeting this
week in the high school.
George Halter of Myrtle Point,
will replace Lou Hemrich as voca
tional agriculture instructor. Halt
er, a graduate of Oregon State col
lege where he has been doing
graduate work since his discharge
from the armed service, will as
sume his duties at Amity on July 1.
Mrs. Audrey Jones, of McMinn
ville, will complete the .English
department staff on a part time
basis as afternoon English instruct
or. Mrs. Marguerite Lewis, present
English instructor, has consented
to remain on part time basis with
morning classes, although she had
previously announced complete re
tirement. Mrs. Jones, a graduate of Con
cordia college in Minnesota, has
been teaching in the McMinnville
school and will continue to roside
in McMinnville where her husband,
Robert Jones, is a member of the
faculty at Linfield college. -The
vacancy created by the resig
nation of Miss Clydine Seward,
girls physical education instructor,
was not acted' on and remains to
The school board issued a call
for bids on the lighting of the
Amity Union- high school football
field. Bids received will be opened
and reviewed at the May 15, regu
lar meeting. Work on the project
is to be completed by July IS,
MOLLALA (Special) Molalla
Rotary's annual competitors day
was a marked success, with many
invited by their competitors to be
guests at the Tuesday luncheon
meeting. Guests were Bill Swaim,
Colton; Grady Webb, Dr. R. B.
Jones, Jack Pederson, Ossie Mar
son, Dr. R. C. Storey, Ray Kal-
berg, Menno Seethoff, Bill Ireland
and Bill Hood. Visiting Rotarians
were Bert Willcford, Woodburn
Club; Milo Cameron and Edmund
Ditto from the Oregon City Rotar
ians. Tom Black was guest sneaker.
accompanied to the meeting by
Charles Dunn, both from Bonne
ville Power Administration, Port
Rotary pins for 100 per tent at
tendance were presented to Glen
Southwell, who received a three-
year pin; George Guild, club pres
ident, two-years; one-year pins to
Paul Jan, Henry Hobson, Dr.
J. V. Robertson, Paul Ruud. Al
Shaver, Jack Stafford and Al
Zena Club Elects
LINCOLN (Special) The
Lincoln-Zena Parents Club met at
the Lincoln school house, this week
and elected as officers for the en
suing year, president, Mrs. Phil
M. Brandt; vice-president. Mrs.
Carl Loop, and secretary-treasurer.
Mrs. Pete Wilwert. Hostesses were
Mrs. Joe Shcpard and Mrs. Joe
LEBANON Highway 20 Assn.
meeting will be Monday at 7:30
p.m. in Hotel Benton in Corvallis,
says Fred Spores, vice-president
for the Willamette Valley District.
Progress reports on scheduled im
provements and priority list for
unscheduled improvements will be
DALLAS The regular meeting
of Polk County 20-40 club is sched
uled on a new meeting night, Mon
day, at 8 p.m. at the county fair
grounds, at Rickrcall. The pro
gram will feature County Judge
Calvin Barnhart, who will discuss
the road district tax program.
MT. ANGEL The annual Easter
semiformal dance, sponsored by
the Senior Young People's Sodal
ity, is cheduled (or Monday eve
ning, in the school auditorium.
Dancing will be from 9 to 12
o'clock. The public is invited.
Home Extension unit will meet al
the home of Mrs. I.loyd Reutler
Monday at 1 p.m. The dcmonslra
lion subject will he "Laundering."
Cub Scout News
BROOKS (Special) Cub Scout
Pack 57 had a troop meeting re
cently, at the Farmers' Union Hall.
Lylc Gimbala and Larry uimnaia
both received year pins. Dennis
Christofferson received two Silver
Arrows and a Lion badge. Mrs.
Marshall Christofferson is den
Willamette Valley News
For Mount Ansel
MT. ANGEL (Special) Judges
for the Mt. Angel Garden Club's
tenth annual Primrose Flower
Show will be Mrs. Carroll Higgins
and Mrs. L. R. Hendcrshott, Port
land, members of the American
Primrose Society. The flower
show will be held in the St. Mary's
school dining hall, Sunday, April
28, and is free to exhibitors and
visitors. Show hours' arc from 2
to 8 p.m. Sunday. Exhibits may
be brought in Saturday evening or
Sunday morning until -10 a.m.
when doors close for judging. Miss
Juliana Denier is general show
chairman, and the public is in
vited. Plans for the show were out
lined at the April business meet
ing of the Club this week at the
Mount Angel City Hall. Members
reported that primroses are com
ing along nicely and a large num
ber of exhibits are expected.
Auriculas are making a good
showing, the Polyanthus are flow
ering in profusion, and Sieboldi
are coming into bloom and should
be in fine form for the show.
The Candelabra types usually
bloom too late to be included in
the Mt. Angel show, but if any
are available they will be shown
in the Rarities and Oddities divi
sion. Members wil) donate plants
which will be sold in an adjoin
ing room, the proceeds will be
used to finance the show. Mrs.
Mary Chapman is plant chairman.
DALLAS (Special) Dallas
Barracks 203, Veterans of World
War 1 met recently al the Eagles
Hall here for the purpose of in
stalling its new officers.
- Chosen to head the group for
the coming year was Forrest Mart
in, commander. Serving with him
will be William Boydston, senior
vice-commander; Claude Beebe,
junior vice-commander; Herman
VanWell, quartermaster; Clyde
Gibbs, adjutant; William Domas-
chofsky, chaplain; S. E. Whit
worth, judge advocate; Aaron
Hindman, sergeant-at-arms; and
C. V. Shrecve, retiring command
er, Boydston and Rucbcn Wheeler,
Prom Theme Chosen
MONMOUTH (Special) Three
Coins in the Fountain" is the
theme chosen for the Junior-Senior
Prom to be held Saturday,
May 11, in the Gold Room of the
Marion Hotel in Salem. General
chairmen are Marcia Stewart and
Bob Hanoi, They are assisted by
Jean Taylor, decorations; Shirley
King and Lynn Wilson, programs,
and Jim Turner, orchestra,
MACLEAY (Special) Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Farrin , and family
have moved from this community
to Four Corners.
MONDAY and FRIDAY
- OTHER DAYS
9:30AM- T0 5:30 PM-
OVER 1,000 CARS
Schnorenberg wort second
place and was named alter
nate delegate to the United
Nations Pilgrimage sponsor
ed by the Odd Fellows Lodge
in a district contest at Sil
verton. Bill Bishoprick
Elected by School
WOODBURN (Special) Bill
Bishoprick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dean Bishoprick, was elected stu
dent body president of Woodburn
high school this week for the com
ing school year, with no opposi
tion. Other officers elected were Dick
Beaty, vice - president: Charlotte
Seely, secretary and Ted Coman,
Janice Reiling was nnmed song
leader and Ruth Christensen, yell
The new officers lake over next
school year. Fidel Gaviola is the
retiring president. 1
BOYS and GIRLS
At this joyful season ws wish to txtend to all our Young
Customers and their families sincere wishes for a
THE JUNIOR B00TERY
336 North High Senator Hottl Bid
OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. FRIDAY NIGHTS
0 A.M.T0 .9 P.M.
1 In Talk Contest
SILVERTON (Special) A Sil
verton girl, Miss Mary iennoren
berg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Schnorenberg. won sec
ond place and rated as an alter
nate, in the U.N. Pilgrimage tour
contest sponsored by Odd Fellows
Lodges this week.
Fifteen Oregon junior high and
sophomore students are eligible
from Oregon to go by bus through
Canada and home through the
United States for this educational
experience as IOOF guests, to the
United Nations session, during the
month of August.
Competing in the contest were
a Scio girl, who scored first, Katie
Mespclt. Others included Miss
Schnorenberg, Silverton; Jim
Heater, Silverton; Margaret Heat
er, Stayton; Jerry Lewis of North
Marion; and Betty Burk of Wood
MOLALLA (Special) At a Con
gregational meeting of Grace
Lutheran church this week, Otto
Lucht wns elected delegate to the
convention in June. Mt. Angel
church will select an alternate.
Walter Warren was elected key
contact man for Concordia College,
A transfer was granted to Mr.
and Mrs. Claude DcFrates who
moved sometime ago from Molalla
to Mill City. Mr. and Mrs. Suni
and Mr. and Mrs. .11. W. Houng
gloom were received into member
ship by transfer.
, Club to Nominate
WOODBURN (Special) At the
meeting of the Woodburn Band
Parents Club recently in the high
school a nominating committee
wns appointed which includes
Gardner W. Jeffcry, Ernest Live
say and Mrs. C. W. Kersten, to
present a slate of officers for the
next meeting, May 21, wncn new
officers will be elected.
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Bids for Work
LEBANON (Special) Advertis
ing of bids for additions to the sew
age treatment plant, building 1304
feet of walk at the recreation park,
and installing a water system at
the park have been authorized by
tne uuy council.
Additions to the sewage treat
ment plant include a circular clarl
tier 55 feet in diameter; under
ground irrigation system; con
crete masonry pumphouse and con
crete walkways; changes to the ex
isting cblorination system and to
the by-pass outfall line; and revi
sion and additions to the sludse
Milwaukee turned back the New
York Giants 17 times in 22 meet
ings during the 1956 season.
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NUW UN MIC
WltlAMETTE CONCERT 1ERIES
Kovach & Rabovsky Ballet '
teonard Warrtn, Barlten
Seymour tlpkln, Pianlit
Marian Anderson, Coritralto
SALEM JUNIOR SYMPHONY
Wad. April 34 t:1S P.M.
OPENING NIGHT GAME
Tlckett Now on Sale
"KENTON ALLSTARS" '
Thwre., April IS- p.m.
Tickets $I.3S unreiervad
BARBER SHOP v
Saturday, May 4th
SALEM SADDLE CLUB
May 4th and 5th
Saturday, May 11th
Store Hours :J0 to S.30 '
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