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The I Coquille Valley Sentinel
COQUILLE, COO8 COUNTY. ORB. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 38, 1939
One man whose knowledge of what
new automobile* a lot of motorists
will drive for IMO in up to the min
uta, first-hand and authentic, is
Oscar Larsen, of the City Motors
Dodge agency here.
Mr. Larson returned recently from
Portland where he participated in a
field conference, called by sales offi
cials of the Dodge division of Chrys
ler Motor Corporation and attended
by a large gathering of Dodge dealers
and dealers’ sales and service execu
“The meeting had several important
purposes,” Mr. Larson reports. "First
there were interesting reviews of the
wide public acceptance of the 1939
Dodge models. These reviews were
followed by discussions of sales and
service plans for 1940 and by pre
sentations of advertising, sales pro
motion and new-model demonstration
procedures designed to acquaint the
public with the unusual attractions
of the IMO models.
“Naturally, the most interesting
part of the meeting,” Mr. Larson ad
mits, “was the dealers* preview of
1940 Dodge passenger cars, factory
samples of which had been specially
shipped to the conference. Though
the cars impressed the dealers who
saw them by their obvious, eye-fill
ing beauty, no public statement of
mechanical changes and innovations
is authorized just yet. These details
will be revealed at ‘announcement
time,' when the whole story of the
new Dodge will be told to the public.
Keep in touch with events in Eu
rope—hear the news when its made.
The new Gilfillan radios at Norton's
are just what you need. Moderately
priced—terms in reason.
Following seizure of more than 3,-
600 pounds of butter in several towns
in one western Oregon county be
cause it was not up to the required
standard of the Grade A with which
it was branded, Director J. D. Mickle
of the state department of agriculture
this week warned that the depart
ment will check the entire state for
The butter in question was held for
relabeling as Grade B butter follow
ing inspections by the department
“Oregon several years ago passed a
law setting up consumer grades for
butter and it is an obligation of the
department to see that this law is
upheld, as well as an obligation of
the creameries to comply with it,”
Director Mickle said.
“When a grocer buys Grade A but
ter, he does so in full faith that he
is supplying the consumer with that
grade of butter, and it is the inten
tion of the department to uphold the
law so the consumer may continue to
buy with confidence,” he added.
The Parkersburg Pioneer Picnic and
fair given Sunday was very well at
tended, something over 100 people
signing the guest register. The booths
in all departments were very well
filled. Mrs. Rycraft, head of the 4-H
work in the Riverton school, had a
very nice display and McNair Hwde,
of Bandon, a creditable display of
The morning hours were spent re
newing old acquaintances and play
ing horsesiye. Following the lunch
eon were a few impromptu talks by
those who did the judging and a short
program. Those in charge of the
general arrangements were the club
president, Mrs. Jack Haga, vice-presi
dent Mrs. Harry Heffley and secre
tary-treasurer Mrs. Eugene Ham
block. The fresh vegetables and fresh
fruits booth was under the supervis
ion of Mrs. D. P. Jenkins and Mrs. J.
At the antique and novelty booth
were Mrs. Eugene Hamblock and Mrs.
Arthur Albertson. Mrs. Alie New
ton and Mrs. Cecil Albertson had
charge of the children department.
The fancy work and flower booth was
arranged by Mrs. Henry Miller and
Mrs. Harry Heffley and Mrs. L.
Bermte* and Mrs. Roy Jenkins cared
for the baking and canning.
Mr*. Jim Jenkins did the arra .ging
and decorating of the table and the
K. P. force consisted of Mr*. John
Haga and Mrs. Carol Rycraft and
anyone else that could find time to
James Jenkins acted as spokesman
for the club and called the meeting
to order and introduced the judges.
Mrs. Wallace Oakes, assisted by Mrs.
Ancil Haga at the piano brought the
days activities to a close by a short
It was through the efforts of Mrs.
John Devereux that the display from
the McNair Hwde. Co., and Bandon
Sea Foods were in the building.
Acting as judges were: Mrs. Mc
Cue, Mrs. Lennon, Mrs. Kranick, and
Mr*. Courtney, George Jenkin* and
Calling cards, 80 fpr 81.00.
So. Cal. Storm
At San Diego, the city which claims
the shorest thermometer in the
country, with a range from 40 to 70
degrees, was in a hot spot last week
when the mercury jumped to 98 de
grees, followed by a rain with greater
precipitation than has been known in
September for OS year*.
A. A. Nosier, brother of S. M. Nos
and Gene Nosier, Mesdames Birdie
Skeels, Mary Gage and Mrs. A. T.
Morrison, writes the Sentinel telling
a little about the heat and storm
which made history in San Diego:
Sept. 20, 1939.
Editor Coquille Valley Sentinel:
Talk about your unusual San Diego
weather! After visiting your lovely
Coquille valley this summer with
your nice cool weather, when we re
turned home the weather was hot
with the humidity terrible until Sept
8 it began to rain and kept it up for
three or four days, drizzling with
some hard showers, until we had two
and one half inches of the most rain
San Diego has had in September since
187S. Then it turned warm again and
continued to get wanner until last
Saturday when it got in the nineties
and Sunday morning and Tuesday
(yesterday) it ran as high of 95 to
98 degree*. Then to cap the climax
it clouded up in the evening and at
8 p. m. it began to lightning and kept
increasing until 11 p. m. it began to
If you like to select Christmas cards
thunder something terrible. At 10
p. m. it rained the hardest I ever saw that are distinctive and that you are
for IS minutes over a quarter of an sure nobody else in town will have,
inch more rain fell and the thunder come in early and cboose yours, and
seemed to shake the houses. Then we will put them away for you. We
the electric lights went off all over also are equipped to put your name
the city, the street light* were out on your cards in gold, silver or colors.
and the street car service was put out H. S. Norton Music and Stationery,
of commission for an hour or so. One Coquille Hotel building.
street car was hit by lightning and
set on fire and the top of the car was
Key* made for all locks. Stevens
split open. No one was hurt The Cash Hardware, Coquille, Ore.
entire fire department was out all
over the city answering fire alarms
and could not keep up with the
alarms. A building across the street
from my Pacific Transfer office, be
longing to the Ford Motor Co. was
hit. The fire was soon brought un
der control. While the lights were J
off the war ships turned their search
lights on the city and shot their rays
up in the sky. There was very little
damage done. As soon as the storm
had passed it was very sultry and
warm and one could not sleep even
with a sheet over them. Today is
another warm day.
Added to all this the taxicab
drivers had gone on a strike yester
day morning at 6 a. m. and there was
not a taxicab out all day of the hund
reds of San Diego cabs, so people had
to walk home from the theatres or
any way to get home.
The morning paper made the storm
look as light as possible.
With best regards to you, I am
LARGE MCMIUM LIST*
A. A. NOSLER, Sr.
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