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About The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 16, 2015)
SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Other correspondants lived
in areas like Mapleton and
Glenada, and sent their articles
to The Oar.
“My mom did everything,
from the writing to the lino-
type, and my dad Carroll, my
uncle Leland, who also went by
Pete, and my uncle Wayne were
the main people on staff,”
The process to put out a
paper then was long. Some of
their duties were placing the
type for the linotype printer,
folding newspapers and run-
ning the printer.
The typesetting was done by
hand, with individual letters,
characters and spaces, or used
“lines of type,” where linotype
got its name. Making the lino-
type involved heating the metal
over a wood stove, melting it
down and pouring it into
“I got to put the type away in
the individual letters,” Grimm
said. “I helped my uncle Wayne
put the type back where it
belonged after he had written,
or even put all the letters into
the story or article.”
She remembers certain
smells from being around the
“You could smell the ink,
and the metal when it was of the paper.
really family-operated, and
being melted for the linotype.
“The stories I remember are very few other people worked
e at it. It was really an experi-
Not much changed over the
the ink and
“Or stories years. Grimm remembers that
with the har- Morgans purchased an electric
bor. ... I typewriter and an offset press
don’t know in the later years.
if I paid so
Although M.D. wanted his
much atten- whole family to follow in his
tion to what footsteps, Dave Holman pur-
was going chased the newspaper in 1960
on in town. I and changed the name to The
long hours to
was focused Siuslaw News.
Carroll James Morgan
tell the sto-
on the paper.
“I would have followed the
ries the Siuslaw region needed It was like home.”
footsteps of the newspaper
The Oar’s building was on folks, but everything kind of
“Coffee started early in the the corner of what is now changed when the paper sold.
morning, and Jim Beam too,” Kingwood and Bay streets in Instead I went into social work,
which is totally different,”
When she was in high
“The newspaper was the Grimm said.
school, she got to help on the main thing on there. You could
She still has ties to the
printing press. Before then, she look out the window and see Florence area. She missed the
mainly helped folding the print- the dunes, without all the grass. Siuslaw High School reunion
ed pages and helping put type The river was right across the this year, but she still plans to
street from the paper and you visit in October.
“It was just fascinating. I could watch the bridge open
loved being there,” she said. “I and close. It’s where we did
never seemed to be bored. ... I everything, right there,” Grimm
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business, being there and being
She remembered men like
Del and Wally and Steve Hart,
a high school student who
wrote stories for the paper and
helped in the newsroom. Hart’s
death by drowning in Munsel
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These photos of a newspaperman working are of
Corinne “Corky” Grimm’s father, Carroll James
Morgan, who was the son of M.D. Morgan, founder of
The Siuslaw Oar. Above, Morgan works on the news-
paper’s linotype, which the paper purchased in the
early 1940s. Left, he melts metal in a pot over a wood
burning stove at the original Oar building. These pho-
tos were likely taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s,
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PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
President Barack Obama has issued a
Presidential Proclamation declaring
September as National Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month, 2014.
Proclamation, he states: “Among
American men, prostate cancer is both
the second most commonly diagnosed
cancer (behind skin cancer) and the
second leading cause of cancer deaths
(behind lung cancer). Although prostate
cancer incidence and mortality rates
have declined over the past two decades,
in 204 alone, an estimated 233,000 men
in the United States will be diagnosed
with the illness, and almost 30,000 men
will die from this disease. During
National Prostate Cancer Awareness
Month, we remember those lost to
prostate cancer, offer our support to
patients and their families, and highlight
our commitment to better prevention,
detection, and treatment methods.”
Us TOO Florence, the local on-call-
365-days-per-year Prostate Cancer
Education and Support Chapter, is
celebrating National Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month by having prostate
cancer information available on most
weekends in September at the Florence
Boardwalk Market, thanks to the
Boardwalk Market Board of Directors.
Us TOO Florence includes participants
from Yachats, North Bend, Coos Bay,
Bandon, Langlois, Mapleton plus
Florence and nearby local communities.
Rarely does a month go by that one or
more men, newly diagnosed with
prostate cancer, aren’t welcomed to their
first ever Us TOO Florence meeting.
Since 2001, over 160 local men have
been diagnosed with prostate cancer and
nearly 30 of them have died from the
Us TOO Florence participants know
early detection before symptoms develop
(asymptomatic) is the key to survival.
Prostate cancer that is diagnosed after
symptoms have developed (symptomatic)
doesn’t have a very good cure record, in
spite of the recent advances in treatment
of advanced prostate cancer. These
advances are able to extend life with a
decent quality, but none of them are able
to provide the knock-out punch.
Us TOO Florence has over 20 Personal
Prostate Cancer Journey binders placed
throughout Florence and reaches an
even wider audience with its www.
ustooflorence.org website. The binders
and website both contain, in addition to
other information, the personal journeys
of men diagnosed with prostate cancer
who describe their experiences from
diagnosis through treatment. Simply go
to the website, click on Personal
Journeys and then the name of one of the
men to read his Journey. They are listed
according to the treatment(s) they
Us TOO Florence’s MISSION is to
help men and their families make
informed decisions about prostate cancer
detection and treatment (or no treatment)
through support, education and
advocacy. Our mission is NOT to tell
men and their families “what” to do. It
IS to provide all the information men
and their families need to make their
own informed decision and then support
them in their choice.
Us TOO Florence has the invaluable
presence of Urologist Dr. Bryan
Mehlhaff at our evening meetings and
Urologist Dr. Doug Hoff at our lunch
Dr. Mehlhaff has been
meeting with us for 10 years and Dr.
Hoff for 3. Come with questions – leave
Us TOO Florence welcomes spouses
and other family members in support of
• Check out our Personal Prostate Cancer Journeys,
slideshows and other information on our website.
• A prostate cancer diagnosis is not needed to attend.
• Spouses/family members are encouraged to attend.
• Bring questions/records - get answers
• Someone to talk to - who understands.
BOB HORNEY, CHAPTER LEADER/FACILITATOR
Us TOO Florence has two monthly
meetings for your convenience:
• Tuesday Evening Group (2nd Tuesday)
5-7 p.m. - Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw
Urologist Dr. Bryan Mehlhaff attends.
• Tuesday Lunch Group (3rd Tuesday)
12 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Kozy Kitchen
Urologist Dr. Douglas Hoff attends.
Contact Bob for more information:
(H) 541-997-6626 • (C) 541-999-4239