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The Coquille Valley Sentinel
COQUILLE. COOS COUNTY. OKKOON. THURSDAY, MARCH 3«. 1339.
$200 Scout Quota
To Solicit April 6
Dr. Barker Speaks
Tunnel Job In
None Injured In
Legion Home Is
Dr. Charles E. Barker will be in Co
The three workmen on the tunnel
A wreck occurred at the comer of
Coquille Post, No. 36, American
quille today, March 30, for three ad
job at the Rink creek dam, who were Seventh street and the highway last Legion held a stag party in the Legion
called off the job by WPA officials Saturday night which put the Sam Home in celebration of the comple
dresses before local groups.
because they or he feared the job Arnold car over the grade and did tion of the redecorating done and
morning he talked before the high
was “dangerous” and who' then com quite a little damage to Bob Fisher’s other improvements made there re
school students at a general assembly; William F. Norton, 28, Of This
pleted the job as employees of the car. The latter had started to pass cently.
City, Suffered Fatal Injury city, were placed on WPA payroll
this noon he addressed the guests and
the Arnold car, both coming into town
Mayor Milne and the city council
When Car Rolled Down Hill again last Friday morning when J. when Sam Arnold, Jr., who was driv had been invited to come in and in
members of the local Rotary club un
C. Stevens informed the WPA chief ing his mother’s car, turned east at spect the nice home the Legion and
der whose auspices he comes to Co
Wm. F. Norton, 28, who was seri in Portland that there was no inten the Consolidated corner, or just be Auxiliary have there now.
quille; and this evening he will ad
dress a public meeting of parents end ously injured in that wreck on the tion to tunnel farther into the down yond, and the other car could not be
One of the improvements is the
But that stopped in time to avoid a collision. Installation of accordion doors, which
young people. This address will be Johnson Mill hill last Saturday night, stream side, of the dam.
passed away Monday night at the Co cessation by the WPA cost the city A crowd soon collected and two other divide the main room into two meet
given in the Liberty Theatre. '
quille Hospital. He had suffered in $96 for the four days they were off cars came together there before traf ing places when the two organisations
ternal injuries that left no hope for the WPA payroll. During that time fic was straightened out.
are in session at the same time.
the second leak in the draining line
The floor of the main room has
He was in a car with Chas. Malick through the dam was repaired and
been sanded and refinished, the wails
and Miss Catherine Davis, going to the men have since filled the tunnel
have been papered and all the wood
ward Myrtle Point about 1:30 o’clock, they had made.
If there is another leak through the
Under the auspices of the Coquille when for some reason the car left the
The installation of a large electric
Junior Chamber of Commerce, the highway on the straight-away, after dam it will not be repaired until it is
range has added no little to the con
dance Saturday night, at the Com rounding the curve just below the possible to let the water from back
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lamb and Mr. venience in the kitchen.
munity Building will be an April service station on top of the Johnson of the dam next fall or winter.
and Mrs. E. D. Webb returned last * After an evening of cards a splen
Fool dance. A committee of How Mill grade.
Friday evening from San Francisco, did lunch was served the guests and
Other night travelers who were at
ard Hiokam and Robert Fisher has
where they visited the fair. While members by the K. P. detail Monday
arranged an unique affair in co the scene of a slight wreck a quarter
enjoying and praising the exhibition evening.
operation with the club members and of a mile away, heard the crash as
as a whole, Mr. Lamb says the Ore
a very good program is assured the the Malick car cut off a telephone
gon exhibit is pitiful. A few deer,
pole and two trees and they could
public on this occasion. ,
pheasants and beever are penned In
The fire department has been called the park outside the Oregon building
Funds the local chamber receives see the headlights still burning as the
from these • dances will be used in car rolled down the hill to the old out twice this week, with practically and the state highway commission’s
According to C. G. Caughell, head connection with various projects Chaney logging road.
no damage resulting from either showing of motion pictures of roads,
of the Coos county tax department, that the club undertakes. Feasaable
An ambulance was 'immediately blaze.
beauty spots, etc., in the state is good,
A new Pontiac agency for Coquille
~ collections on real and personal prop projects worthy of sponsorship were called and the three in the car, Miss
About 9:30 last evening one of the but no one would ever know of the will be established In the near fu
erty taxes during March will be a discussed Monday evening by the Catherine Davis, Mr. Malick and the driers in the plywood plant began to industries and natural resources of
ture as soon as the papers have been
considerable amount ahead of the members at the city hall and an^ deceased, were brought in to the Co smoke but the blaze was quickly ex
the state from the little that is seen approved by the finance corporation.
same month last year. In March of nouncement will be made in the near quille Hospital. The other two were tinguished.
in the Oregon building.
Simpson Sc Church, of the Gilmqre
193«, the total collected was $907,000, future as to another major program not seriously injured and did not re
Monday evening at 6:40 smoke was
There is one thing that attracts a Service Station, will be the local
while this year the figure is approx that the organization will undertake main in the hospital.
seen issuing from a rented upstairs great deal of attention in the build dealers, final arrangements having
imately Y600.000. .
Funeral services were conducted at room in the house where Harris Mar ing, however. That is a semi-circular been made this morning by J. P.
now that the tennis court project is
All taxes not paid after the 19th a virtual realization..
the Gano Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m. tindale lives—the old Harlocker home representation of the Oregon coast Kehoe and C. L. Starwich, of the
of March commence to bear interest
According to Arthur Matson, WPA yesterday, Rev. R. D. E. Smith offi —but when a chest containing cloth line with electrical lighting effects Pontiac agency in Portland.
on a quarterly basis. The jump in head at Marshfield, the tennis court ciating. Interment was in I. O. O. F. ing had been carried down stairs the
that make the waves appear to be
tax payments this year is attributed will be commenced during April and cemetery. No. 2.
danger was past. No one was in the washing up on the shore. It is really
to improved business conditions as soon as some men can be taken
William Franklin Norton was born room at the time and how it started a thing of beauty, but the shorn line
throughout Coos county and a better off the Rink creek dam project.
in Myrtle Point, Sept. 29, 1911, and is unknown.
is not all of Oregon by a long shot.
had lived in Coos county all his life.
The Coquille visitors there are
He is survived by his father, Wm.
quite enthusiastic about the fair and
Benjamin Norton and three brothers,
state that no one will be disappointed
Charley, James and Carl, all of Co
quille, and five sisters, Mrs. Al Cun
ningham, of Powers; Mrs. Robert Fite,
A letter from Congressman Jas. W. in California; Mrs. Edna Ward, of
So popular has “dime night” at the
Coincident with the closing of the Mott was read at the chamber of Eugene; Mrs. Margaret Adkins, of Liberty Theatre proved since its in-
Safeway store in the Shelley building commerce meeting Tuesday noon in Pondoea, t^alif., and Miss Elsie Nor- i Mguration a few weeks ago, with
the first of the month, the manage which he stated that there would ton, of Coquille.
practically every seat taken each
two until the south and and the turn
ment plans on enlarging the store in probably be funds appropriated at
show on Tuesday evening, the man
There was not as much interest onto east Fourth can be used.
the McKeown building across Hall this session of congress for at least
agement has decided to make both manifested in a Coos exhibit at the
Cliff Kern Acquitted Of
It is planned to use six men on the
street, by moving the rear partition one new postoffice building in each
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings fair on Treasure Island, Tuesday job and to redeck as rapidly as the
20 feet to the east and by having the congressional district in the U. S.
dime nights, and to have the Liberty morning as there was at the “social” old decking is removed.
storage room back of that remodelled
According to Mr. Mott Coquille
The, meeting of the Coos County Chamber
Beside the decking the longitudinal
It did not take a jury long in Jus open seven nights a week.
and put in shape, the work on which ranks near the top in the list of cities
Sunday and of Commerce the evening before at stringers or joints are to be turned ,
tice Bolt’s ' court at Marshfield last schedule of prices is:
is now in progress.
in this district which are eligible for Thursday evening to find Cliff Kern Monday, a double feature, 10 and 29 at the Coquille Valley Country Club over and trued up before the 4x12
The management feels that by federal buildings, and he promised
not guilty of reckless driving in that cents; Tuesday and Wednesday, dime house. At least H. L. Claterbos, J. A. planks, 22 feet long, are laid cross
eliminating the double overhead in as soon as the funds were appropri
collision on the Hauser bridge the af nights, 10 cents; Thursday, Friday Lamb and Geo. Jenkins were the only wise of the bridge.
Coquille they will be able to give the ated to go before the procurement
ternoon of March 17. The evidence and Saturday, double feature, 10 and ones to appear at the county court
public an advantage in price that bureau of the treasury department in
showed that Cliff was not traveling 35 cents. That means there will be session yesterday morning where del
will affect the pocketbooks of their an effort to land the building for Co
more than 39 miles an hour when he three changes of program a week at egates from all the chambers were
patrons quite satisfactorily.
was hit by the Wm. Manassau car the Liberty as there is also at the supposed to assemble and present a
Fred Wimer, who has been manag
J. A. Lamb reported on the fair to just back, of his left front wheel.
request to the court for county aid
ing the store which is to be closed the directors and with the idea of
in placing a creditable Coos exhibit
Saturday night, will be on duty in getting a Coos county exhibit there,
in the Oregon building at the fair.
The merchants committee of the
Dr. Mathews Going To
the other store for a few weeks. suggested that Haldane "Buzz" Holm
Mr. Jenkins stated at the Monday Chamber of Commerce contacted
Geo. Witters is manager of the store strom be engaged to take his boat
evening session that some Coos coun nearly all the business houses the
which is to continue.
to the Oregon building and remain
Dr. T. J. Mathews will sever his ty products were now on their way past week and found the sentiment
there with it, telling of what is, so far,
connection with the Coquille Hospi to Treasure Island and that Coos will so predominately in favor of not
To Paint Street Names
the only solo trip down the Colorado
Mayor Milne and members of the tal at the end of this month and, with not be entirely missing in the state’s closing places of business for three
river. His boat would advertise Coos council drove around town one day
bouts on Good Friday, April 7, that
On Curbs At Intersections
Mrs. Mathews, will leave soon for showing.
county resources and it would do this week, inspecting the five or six
The state of Oregon appropriated it was decided not to request Mayor
Oregon City where he will be asso
The city of Coquille has purchased more to attract attention to Coos miles of gravelled streets in the city. ciated with a surgeon, permitting $90,000 for Oregon’s representation Milne to declare a holiday between
a stenciling outfit and as soon as the county than any other exhibit possi They then decided to accept the state himself to specialize in medicine and at the fair and it is supposed that twelve o’clock and three on that day.
street department can get to it, the bly could.
highway department’s offer of use diagnosis. He has also accepted a money was spent on the Oregon
The expense would be far too great of a scraper on all gravelled streets
names of all the streets in town will
position at the U. of O. medical school building, which is about the size of Thrift Will Dismantle
be painted on the curbs at interesec- 'for Coquille to bear alone and it and scarify where it is necessary. teaching staff in Portland.
the Coquille Hotel building, in pro
Announcement was made last week
might be too heavy for all the cities The state offered to do this for $10
f Dr. and Mrs. Mathews have made viding the little theatre in the build by A. G. Thrift of his intention to
in the county to bear, if all were will a day for use of scraper, furnish
many friends during their nine ing. and the panoramic view of the dismantle the structure in the rear of
ing to co-operate in making so worth
Co. Clerk Suffers Wrist Cut
ing the driver, and gas and oil.
months’ residence in Coquille who Oregon coast.
the grocery store and which fronts on
while a showing for southwestern
Chas. F. Walker, of the Northwest
Mr. Sage, superintendent at the regret their departure, and Drs. Ran
County Clerk L. W. Oddy suffered Oregon.
shops here, recommended that the kin and Wilson feel that his leaving ern School of Commerce, gave the
a painful injury Saturday evening
This building has been used as a
50 in attendance at the county cham
work not be done until after the next is a distinct loss to the hospital.
while killing a chicken for his Sun
warehouse for many years and is
ber session, a splendid talk. He is
rain. But when it is done the grav
day dinner. He used a double-bitted
one of the oldest frame buildings
a polished speaker and his talk
State police were non committal elled streets will all be in good con Belle Knife Hospital
axe and when he cut the bird’s head
still standing In the business section
off, the axe stuck in the block. He this morning as to what charge would dition.
of the city. When this building has
A baby boy, their second son, was
It was a ladies' night affair, and
reached forward for the chicken with be placed against John Lloyd Cowan,
been tom down, it will leave the
born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stevens
a dance followed the dinner and
his left hand and struck the upper of the Smith river country above W. W. Miller Sentenced
sky-line of the business section from
at the hospital last Thursday. The business session,
Those from Co Second street very much Improved.
blade with his wrist. A tendon was Reedsport, who was lodged in jail To Two Fears In Pen
young man, who has been named Wil
quille attending were Mr. and Mrs. Mr. Thrift expects to replace this
He was taken over to
partially severed, the cut being rather last night.
Walter William Miller, who as- liam James, weighed six pounds and H. L. Claterbos, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
deep. It is somewhat surprising that Marshfield this morning to appear
old building with a smaller structure
Chas. Offield here a few two ounces.
anyone, other than a woodsman, before Justice Bolt. There was some
which will house supplies for the
Albert Christensen, of Sitkum, en-
reference to "impersonating an of
would have so sharp an axe.
and the Ideal Bakery.
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Lorenz, Dr.
ficer,” but the charge was not en guilty to that offense in circuit court
for treatment, and Ethel Arneson, of
and Mrs. C. A. Rietman left Sunday
tered on the blotter at the sheriffs
Letter From Dr. Gleisyer
to a minimum of two years in the pen Fairview, underwent a major opera for Portland and expected to be home
In remitting for another year’s
by Judge Brand.
today. Mr. Lorenz, who has so far
subscription to the Sentinel, D. W. V.
13-year old Bandon girl, underwent
recovered from his recent illness that
Chevrolet Sales Up 45.9 Per
Glaisyer writes from Redmond:
an appendicitis operation yesterday. he was able to return to duty at the
Mrs. R. E. Nosier was able to leave store for a week or more, expected
•’Enjoy getting the paper as it keeps Cent in First Ten Days in March
us in touch with things there. We
the hospital last Friday. Mrs. Gerald to go through a clinic ip Portland to
Chevrolet dealers’ sales of new
Roysdon was dismissed on Tuesday
are getting along very nicely over
learn if his and Mrs. Lorenz’s pro
of thia week, Alda Ostrander, of Co posed trip to Texas next month would
here and really enjoy the climate. cars and trucks turned sharply up
quille, and Lisle Hardman, of Bridge, be injurious to him in any way.
Have been here two winters now and during the first ten days of March,
Work is to be started at once on yesterday.
they have both been very nice. No as compared with a year ago, ac
cold weather and very little snow. cording to figures released at com the walk between Fitzgerald’s Service
Persons desiring to secure driving
Will be glad to get back to Coos pany headquarters at Detroit. They Station, Hall and Front, and the Vandals Are Upsetting
license permits may see Ward Mc
county again though.
Reynolds and take the examination
per cent over the 16,069 units re highway department having agreed to Monuments At Cemetery
at the Coquille city hall next Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tenney from corded in the same period in 1938. make what fill is necessary and lay
Just why vandals are committing day, April 4, between 10 a. m. and
Creighton. Nebr.. arrived here yester They were also higher, by 6,310 units,
nuisances at the Masonic cemetery is 3 p. m.
day to visit their son, Roger, who has than sales for the final period in Feb side the city limits.
not clear. Nor can it be small boys,
The city will have to pay for labor
been in the Belle Knife hospital for ruary of this year.
either, for some of the monuments
No previous ten-day period since and nails for the 190 feet of walk in tipped off their bases are too heavy
several weeks. Their daughter, Beu
lah, has teen here for the past introduction of the 1939 Chevrolet side the city limits and the Smith for little fellows.
month and they all expect to return has resulted in.so substantial a unit company will furnish the lumber.
caretaker there, reports that eight
east as soon as Roger is able to travel. increase over the corresponding ten
have recently been upset. It was the
days in the 1938 model* year, .the
Trespass Notices, printed on cloth, work of boys who are at least old
Calling carda, M for 31.00.
for sale at this office.
Calling cards, 50 for $1.00.
enough to know better.. *
Next Thursday, April 8, is the date
set for solicitation of funds to fill
Coquille’s quota for Boy Scout ac
tivities for the coming year.
quota is $200 and R. L. Stewart,
chairman in charge, has arranged for
a kick-off breakfast at the hotel next
Thursday morning for the solicitor
Claire Gray, Legion commander
here, was the first to make his con
tribution. It was in response to 300
letters sent out by Mr. Stewart this
Scouts in Coquille, in four organi
zations: the Sea Scouts, sponsored by
the Legion; No. 14, sponsored by
the Lions; No. 83, by Pioneer Church,
and the cub pack, by the Coquille
It is hoped that Coquille’s response
to this drive will be generous and
that there will be no let-up in this
most worth while activity.
Injuries In Wreck
April Fool Dance
Found The Fair
Very Worth While
Fire Dept. Out
Tax Collections Are
Ahead Of Last Year*
Twice This Week
Coquille To Have
To Be Enlarged
T uesday- Wednesday
Buzz' Boat A
Liberty Dime Nights
Coos To Have
Exhibit At Fair
Stores Not To
Close April 7
All To Be Scarified
Walk To Plant
To Be Built