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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1939)
Ranchers Ask Council Sprinkling
coming before the city dads and
reeding of five and one-iquarter pages
of previous meetings’ minutes re
quired some time.
Levi Bunch and John Bullack were
present to state the case of the Rink
creek ranchers who have no water
for stock or irrigation due to the
city’s need for the entire supply of
the creek during the summer season.
They believe they have priority rights
there which require the city to per
mit a portion of the supply to run
down the creek.
Those who have read the council
proceedings as disclosed by the min
utes are of the opinion that the then
owners of land along the creek sold
all their rights and interest in Rink
creek to the city at that time.
The council took no action on the
ranchers* requests, the whole mat-
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Lee Hand Attends
Sister’s Funeral Monday
Lee Hand returned Tuesday morn
ing from Whittier, Calif., where he
was called last Thursday by the sud
den death of his sister, Marie—Mrs.
O. W. Painter. Heart trouble took
her from life with no one present at
the time of her demise. Funeral ser
vices and interment took place at
Whittier Monday afternoon.
The Painters had gone to Whittier
in June from Marshfield to visit her
sister and decided to locate there.
They left Coquille about three years
Besides her husband and their
eight-year old daughter she is sur
vived by her father, E. V. Hand, of
Coquille; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Lay-
ton, of Whittier; and three brothers,
Lee, of Coquille, B. S. Hand, of
Erick, Okla, and W. D. Hand, of
Buena Park, Calif.
Junior Group To"
Take Boat Up Rogue
Has $41 Balance
When the officers of the Coos
County Pioneers Association met
Saturday evening to allow bills in
connection with the picnic on July 30,
they found that the |7.50 left over
from last year, added to the funds
raised by O. C. Sanford in donations
around the business section this year
brought the total cash on hand to
386.50. The funds were all raised in
Coquille. Besides the expenses, the
committee tendered the band which
played so generously during the day
a $10 bill and had $41 left for next
year’s Pioneer picnic. This will prob
ably be sufficient and no solicitations
need be made in 1940.
The Kline and Ray logging camps
resumed operations at Fairview this
morning with a good prospect that
they wiU be operated steadily this fall
and coming winter—unless long
shoremen strikes completely tie up
This means that about 60 men who
live in Coquille, at Fairview, and in
between, will go back to work in each
Horneys or officials, appear before
C-875 are tied together by the Na the NRLB in Washington and ask
tional Labor Relations Board’s pro that the proposed order be changed.
posed findings of fact, proposed con If the board refuses to do that, and
clusions of law, and proposed order the company refuses to obey the or
which, if put into effect, will mean der, the board may then appeal for
the re-instatement of 87 men and a compelling order to the U. S. court
women by Smith Wood-Products, of appeals and whichever aide loses
Inc., and the payment of back wages there, it will have the privilege of
for about twenty months, from the appealing to the U. S. supreme court,
time they went out on strike until requiring perhaps another two years
the NLRB proposed order is com of litigation.
In paying these men according to the
Iris Elrod received quite a lecture
Case No. C-405 is the so-called board’s ruling, if they ever are paid, Concert At Pioneer Church
from a woman on a Greyhound bus
Coquille High Band To
sawmill case which involves 85 C. L the company may deduct from the Friday Will Be Interesting
yesterday morning after his car and
Play At Fair. Sept. 15
O. union members who went out on payments the amounts the men have
The sacred and secular concert by the bus had bumped a little. The
received from other employment, but the Coquille Dolce Trio, to be pre stage was pulling out as the auto
Supt. B. W. Dunn has received strike.
C-875 involves complaint made by if the men were working on WPA sented in the Pioneer Church tomor
word that the Coquille high school
started by. The only damage was to
band will play at the county fair five men at the same time as the jobs the company must send the row (Friday) evening at 8:00 p. m., the car’s fender biit the woman pas
again this year, the day of their ap
amount they earned from that source will be given in groups of three num senger was quite irate.
pearance being Friday, Sept. 15. The back to the strike in August, 1838, and to WPA headquarters in Washington. bers, with the trio singing three
Myrtle Point band will play on the second strike in September, 1937.
No decision has been reached yet groups, Miss Margaret Purvance one July Weather Report
Thursday and Marshfield on Satur The complaint was filed some time as to whit course the company will group at the piano, and Miss Elois
The local weather report for the
later and the hearing was held early pursue but the probabilities are that Wilson, soprono, one group.
day as last year.
month of July, 1039, as reported by
objection to the proposed order will
Mr. Dunn states that Mias Anita last year.
Miss Myrtle Minter is the third
C. F. Walters, observer, is as follows:
In the five men case the board pro be made to the NLRB and if over member of the trio. .
Pageler will be here two weeks be
Total precipitation, .70 in.; greatest in
fore school starts, or on Aug. 21, to poses to dismiss the complaints of ruled there that the case will be
The final presentation by the trio
begin rehearsals and that all members three of them, but upholds the un contested in the U. S. Court of Ap will be spirituals, “Were You There?”, 24 hours, .45 in., date 3rd; days with
.01 in. or more, 8; days clear, 11;
of last year’s high school band and fair labor practice charge in the case peals.
“Jesus Paid It AU" and “All God’s
cloudy, 10; partly cloudy, 10. Preci
all of the Junior Hl band who are of the other two, one of whom was
Children Got Shoes.”
pitation for June, 1.91 inches.
sufficiently advanced will begin re employed in the first place on a tem-1 *
porary job. But the board proposer A KeOl I Ug
The above is taken from the West
hearsing on Aug. 21.
ern World and calls to mind again
to have the company put them back
that Coquille should have an official
to work and pay them for the time
weather observer who would keep
that they have been out of the com
v J. E. Norton, chairman of the Port
The Coquille school board for dis
In the other case the chief conten of Bandon commission, attended a
tion of the striking employees was meeting of that body in Bandon Tues trict No. 8 last Friday evening accept Attending Legion Convention
The Coquille Gas A Power Com that Smith Wood-Products refused to day evening. He also Inspected the ed the resignation of V. L. Bailey as
Coquille Post, No. 36, American Le
pany announces that a now low gas bargain with the C. I. O. union which port tug, “Bandon,” whUe there and janitor at the high school and selected
gion, is represented at the annual Le
heating schedule has been approved claimed it had a majority and were was very outspoken in his praise of as successors to him and his son,
gion state convention, which opened
Bob, Frank F. Schram and Wm.
by ths Public Utilities commission of therefore antitied to be considered the tug’s new skipper, Capt Ouche.
The tug is so clean that he almost Peart, who will act in that capacity in Salem yesterday, by Commander
Oregon, and will go into effect on the the bargaining agency.
to step on Its shining deck, and for both the high school and the Lin Claire Gray, R. A. Jeub, C, P. Zum
21st day of this month.
And here comes the peculiar fea
walt and F. W. Martin.
This rate will permit the installa ture of the board’s proposed rulings. the built-in cabin work shows a high coln buildings.
The Auxiliary ladies from here in
tion of major hoqye heating equip It finds that the A. F. of L. did ac-
attendance ' are Mrs. Mabel Kunz,
principal gt the Washington building,
. have a majority membenfeta ,
ment ia the homes of Coquille, and tually
uT?. , Mrs. Gladys Gono,
T. Tu Mewart, who happened to ba in was accepted a»d Mias Vesta Miley,
will fftl a long felt need of the citi- ' of the plant and was therefore me
Mrs. Harry H. Hunt, Mrs. C. P. Zum
bargaining agency. But it goes fur Bandon yesterday as the tug uaa teacher at that building for the past walt and Mrs. F. W. Martin.
sens of this town.
Under this new schedule it will be ther by proposing to find that there 1 Riverton, also complimented the
the principalship. To succeed Miss
possible for a home owner to install were unfair labor practices on the skipper on his ability to handle the Bang as teacher of the fifth grade the
part of the company because these 1
a complete air conditioning furnace,
striking C. I. O. employees were not 1 shifts and gears. He turned the tug board contracted with Mrs. Hazel
and have his home automatically
at Riverton where the river Hannah, of Myrtle Point.
taken back to work and the board around
heated at a lower cost than other
No successor has yet been* secured
proposes to order now that the com- is
: nog as wide as double the tug’s
After dropping two games to the
and he can pull it up to wharf by the board for Miss Gustafson, who
pany reinstate these 85 men and length,
This rate reduction is in line with J
without a jar and within a paper’s was engaged for the English depart Coos league leaders, the Empire team,
women and pay them back wages.
the gas company’s policy of always
ment in the xhigh school who suc last Sunday, the Coquille squad takes
The company may now, by its at- j 1 thickniss of the decking or piling.
cumbed to a $400 per year higher of- on Marshfield at the local ball park
giving the citizens of Coquille, heat
next Sunday in a fight for second
Eugene schools. ,
ing, cooking and water heating rates
by which they can receive the most
The need for limiting the amount
of water which can be used for
sprinkling was seen in S. V. Epper
son's report to the council that more
water is being used thls ’year than
ever before and that the level in the
big reservoir is dropping rapidly.
Due to work on the dam there was
not as large an accumulation In the
reservoir this spring as will be pos
sible next year when several million
more gallon can be stored.
Gas Rate Being Cut
Members of the Coquille Junior
chamber of commerce will take the
trip up the Rogue river from Gold
Beach to Agneae Sunday, August 18,
«according to plans formulated at the
regular meeting last week.
Doe Richardson is in charge of the
trip arrangements and it is expected
that every member of the organisation for their money.
besides many guests will comprise the
pereonol to make the journey. Mem Yakima Octogenarian
bers interested in making the trip are Suffers Attack Here
urged to make arrangements with
W. G. Steiweg, 88, a retired banker
from Yakima, Wash., was taken ill
here Tuesday evening and the
Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries ambu
lance was engaged to take him back
to Yakima. With Mr. and Mrs. L.
Wharton, he was on his way to the
A picnic for democrats of the first fair at San Frgncisco but the trip was
congressional district will be held at proving too much for him.
Florence Sunday, August 13, accord Wharton returned to Yakima with the
ing to Clarence Barton, president of ambulance also. .
the Junior Democratic club of this
Past Matrons And Patrons’
Party members and friends are in Picnic To Be Held Sunday
vited to attend thia event this Sunday
The Past Matrons and Patrons Club
as prominent speakers will be present of Beulah chapter No. 8, O. E. 8, will
to address the gathering.
hold its annual picnic at La Verne
park on the North Fork next Sun
Former Sentinel Owner
day, Aug. 13. All members and their
families are invited.
A picnic lunch
Visits In Coquille
J. Claude Savage, proprietor and should be taken by those attending;
publisher of the Coquille Valley Sen coffee, cream and sugar will be pro
tinel more than a quarter of a cen vided by the committee.
tury ago—he sold it to Lew A. Cates
in January, 1913—came up from Sdn
Francisco last week to visit his three
children, Mrs. Benj. Payne and Cal
vin Savage, of Coquille, and Pat, of
Marshfield. Claude is now a proof
reader on the San Francuco Chron ,
icle. He was laid up for some time
recently when he slipped on a wet
sidewalk in the Golden Gate city and
fractured a bone in his hip
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Pook re
turned last week from their sojourn
of a few weeks at Breitenbush
Springs. Mr. Pook is feeling much
better now and expects to return to
work at the S. P. depot before long.
They also visited their daughter,
Mrs. Robt. Hooke, and their grand
child in Portland before returning to
Back to Camp
Three Boy Scouts
brought home a couple of weeks ago
from the Lucky Boy camp on Blue
river, when the fire got bad around
there and the camp was needed for
fire fighters, were taken out for two
more weeks of camp last Sunday by
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ulett. They were
Gerald Ulett, Wade Cowan and Har
Banker's Brother Visits Here
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Claterbos
her sister, of Vancouver, Wash., ar
rived here Tuesday evening, spent a
day at the home of his brother, Harry
L. Claterbos, and left for home last
evening. The visiting brother is with
department can turn
the New York Equitable and he and
ideas for stamps
Mrs. Claterbos have been on a trip
to New York for the diamond anni
versary of that insurance company
It was their little girl who wandered
down to the Smith plant with the
Domath little girl a few weeks ago
and were missing for a couple of
At High School
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Christian re i Remember the dance In the Co
turned Monday from a business trip quille Community Building, Saturday
to Portland on which they left Fri- night. Music by those kings of swing,
day. They were accompanied home Don & Spenny’s orchestra.
by friends, Mr. and Mrs. Roes Ray-
The Cow Bell Dairy Is today hav
born, who are visiting here for a
Mr. Christian said he ing a new neon electric sign installed.
nearly roasted while in the metropolis It will help brighten the west end of
First street and is a very attractive
and the friends find it cold here.
piece of workmanship.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Rackleff and
Miss Sue Berg came down from
their house guests, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Luebke, of Spokane, and Mr. and Portland Sunday to accompany her
Mrs. Hicklng, drove over to the Ten brother, J. Arthur Berg, and family,
Mile country, east of Camas valley, who left for the fair at San Francisco
Saturday for a family gathering at on Monday.
the Ireland home.
Mr. and Mrs. G.X. Hickam, of Lin
coln, Nebraska, where he is a pro
fessor in the University of Nebraska,
arrived here Monday for a few days’
visit with the families of his broth
ers, John and William Hickam. They
were here eight years ago and note
many changes here In that elapsed
time, They continued on their trip
At Florence Aug. 13
Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Cornelius and
children, Verne and Shirley, returned
yesterday from a week’s vacation
spent at Treasure Island and other
points of interest in California. They
also visited relatives in Ashland.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fuhrman and
Rolph intend leaving Saturday morn
ing for Corvallis to pick up Frederick.
From there they ■”*" “ *“
Calif., for a visi
stetter home and
at San Francisco
Semite park. They expect
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Wood and Doris
nn are expected home thè last of
from San Francisco, where
attending thè fair.
Bacie After Twelve
Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Tozier and
four children arrived here yesterday
from their home at Etna, Calif., and
are visiting at the Jack Tozier home,
besides calling on old friends. Harry
has not been here since he left Co
quille twelve years ago and, being
thinner than he formerly was, some
of his old friends have not recognized
He makes an observation we had
not heard before when he says, “The
government is paying farmers for not
raising wheat, for not raising pigs,
but have you ever heard of the gov
ernment paying a man for not milk
He is a dairyman in
They expect to leave Sunday for
the Willamette valley.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cadman and
daughter were here Monday morning
from their Curry county ranch near
Langlois. “Caddie” says he is expect
ing an early fall and a hard winter, a
prediction that la justified by the ex
cessive number of nuts there are on
myrtle trees thif year which usually
precedes a more severe than usual
Women Escaped Injuries
Geo. W. Cox, of Bandon, spent a
couple of days in the Coquille Hospi
tal this week, suffering from two
fractured ribs, bruises and minor cuts,
when the car in which he and Mrs.
Cox and their daughter were riding
went off the grade between Gardiner
and Lake Tahkenitch.
It’s the greatest wonder that the
ladies were not injured for the car
went off the grade where the high
way slid out from under a bus a
couple of years ago, and rolled into
the gulch. Mrs. Cox was driving and
said she must have dropped asleep.
Bartons Do Some Driving
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barton and Jesse
made a long trip Sunday. ’ They went
first to the Lucky Boy camp on Blue
river where they left Ben Barton and
Billie Unsoeld for another two weeks
at camp. From there they returned
to Eugene, where they had lunch with
Miss Anne Barton and then they went
south to Ashland where they left Mias
Beverly Taylor, of Klamath Falls,
who had been visiting at the Barton
home here for a week. It was very
early Monday morning that they re
turned from their nearly 600-mlle
Jitterbug Contest At
There will be a Jitterbug Contest
at Gravelford Saturday, August 12,
sponsored by the Gravelford Grange.
The Coquille Community Building
is a mighty nice place to spend your
Saturday evenings and Don ti Spen
ny’s orchestra will, make It more
pleasant with their waltz music.
morning, says they
are having a very dry season in that
northern California district and it
makes them wish they were back in