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Funeral Services For
George W. Bryant
At One P.M. Saturday
Union Thanksgiving County Veterinarian C. of C. Proposes
To Increase Board
Service, November 21 Resigned Before
The union Thanksgiving service in Hearing Held
To Thirty Directors
Coquille will be held next Wednesday
evening, Oct. 20, at 7:30 o’clock in
the Assembly of God church.
Rev. Chas. M. Guilbert, of the Epis
copal church, will deliver the Thanks-
The union choir will be led by Hu
bert Ulrich, choir director of Pioneer
church, and Rev. E. C. Swanson, of
the Baptist church, will read the
scripture lesson and give the evening
Rev. H. L. Grybeal, of the Pi
oneer church, will be in charge of the
offering which will be sent to the
Children’* Farm Home at Corvallis,
following a precedent of several year*.
C. Adrian Sias, pastor of the Chris
tian church and president of the Co
quille ministerial association, will
preside and lead the opening song
Co. Treasurer Calls
Christmas Giving v
Officials Hear Water,
Here On Visit
Ten Draftees Sent
Is 82 Today
Legion Keno To
Be Saturday Night
the B. P. O. Elks in Marshfield.
He served .the citydof Coquille as
councilman for nearly eight years
and was a mah’whose judgment was
respected and deferred to at all times
by his confreres.
One of the most kindly and gener
ous hearted of men, George Bryant
was particularly kind to old people
and children. He was a type of citi
zen that Coquille and Coos county can
Commander S. C. Gaulke states.
Cards will be 10 cents and play will
start at 7:30 o’clock, i
can only have faith that everything
ia done for the best.
The time of the funeral was set,
Mrs. Bryant states, in order that for
mer employees, now working else
where, might be able to attend the
Funeral services will be held to
morrow (Friday) at Schroeder Bros.
Mortuaries in Myrtle Point, at one
o’clock, for David M. Fox, who com
mitted suicide at hi* home in Power*
about six o’clock Tuesday evening.
The reason for his act is not known
but he had been in poor health for
some time following a back injury
he received white engaged in his
duties as a logger.
“Pete” Fox, as he ha* been known,
haa been engaged in various phases of
the logging business for many years.
A quarter of a century ago he was a
familiar figure on the river here, be
ing a deck hand on one of the boats
Plying between Coquille and Bandon.
He was about 50 years of age
Mrs. Fox is employed at a store in
Powers and was not at home when
the tragedy occurred. A shot gun was
the instrument with which he killed
Beside* hi* widow, Mr. Fox is sur
vived by three brothers and four
Interment will be in a cemetery at
The nominating committee for the
The county court spent
of Commerce made a sug-
day last Friday listening to the
ing of Dr. J. H. Bennett,
4 tbe chamber luncheon in
the hotel Tuesday noon that the num
county Bangs disease and
ber of officers gnd directors for the
sis cow tester. Dr. Bennett
fared his resignation to th? court chamber be increased from the pres
Thursday. Dqe to complaints re ent twenty to thirty.
The reason for this te to secure a
ceived by the state agriculture de
partment concerning Dr. Bennett, y. larger active Interest in Chamber of
Commerce activities, and if was furth
D. Mickle, head of the
er decided to issue special invitations
requested that Bennett appear
each week to chamber members who
public hearing before his
was accepted. According to some are not on the board of directors to
sources, the court accepted Bennett’s attend the weekly meetings.
Some members apparently feel
resignation Saturday morning. This
could not be verified a* member* of that the board of directors is a sort of
the court have been out of town closed corporation with only directors
expected to attend. As has been fre
throughout the week.
Complaint* concerning Dr. Bennett quently published these Tuesday noon
came from several source*.
Some sessions are open to anyone and the
dairymen believed that he had shown non-di rector members are always
a i scr i mlM t lMi by iwtmg nuuie her d* urg e d to k eep in touth w ith w hat Ui e
too often, while he entirely neglected, C. of C. is doing by attending the
testing other herds. Slaughter house Tuesday sessions.
C. M. Howard suggested that the
operator* are alleged to have com
plained that Dr. Bennett official meat entire membership should get together
inspector tor the city of Marshfield, at least once a month to discuss mat
refused to pas* any meet not inspected ters for the advancement of Coquille.
by himself except that bearing a fed It was formerly the custom to hold
eral stamp. Another complaint mn- forum meetings frequently but the
cerned his account* with Coos coun tack of interest shown by the non-
ty. Dr. Bennett admitted billing the attendance of members who were not
county for test* on 231 head of cattle directors led gradually to the dis
Bert Seal, for more than 40 years a
on the Joe Russ place, that he had not continuance of these forum meetings Coquille resident but who for the
tested, but explained that he did not except for the annual election of of past three years had been living at
present the bill. It was, according to ficers.
Charleston on Coos Bay, passed «way
The election meeting is to be held at the hospital here Tuesday. He
Bennett, figured by a new office girt,
who mistook a slip which showed the in the next few weeks and it is greatly was suffering from heart trouble
count of cattle on the ranch for a test hoped that a full attendance of mem when brought to the Belle Knife Hos
of the cattle. Bennett stated that he bers can be secured.
pital in July and nothing could be
The Chamber of Commerce is a done for hi* relief.
returned the sum involved to the
county as soon as he discovered the very necessary part of any community
So far as known, he leaves no rel
and the attitude of the membership atives.
The body was taken to
Dr. Bennett ha* been county cow makes it either a live or a moribund Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries here, but
tester for the past five year*. He suc organization.
this morning no definite arangements
Let’s make the next twelve months had yet been made for funeral aer-
ceeded Dr. W. V. Glaiyer, who re
a record-breaker for civic betterment v|ces.
signed a few year* ago.
and improvement in this splendid city.
No information as to where he
The body of George W. Bryant, who
passed away at 12.25 Tuesday morn
ing, will lie in state at the Gano Fun
eral Home until noon on Saturday.
The casket will not be open at the
services to be held in Pioneer church
at one o'clock Saturday.
Rev. Charles M. Guilbert. of the
Episcopal church, will conduct the
services and interment will be in
the Masonic cemetery.
The end came to one of Coquille’s
, most influential and respected citizens
as the result of pneumonia, which so
frequently .strikes a bed-ridden vic
tim who* lies in one position all the
Mr. Bryant first became aware that
- a a mct i un g w as wro ng w i th hi e phy e i-
T t 1 * *!Hlc l pated t hat the stten ch uie e
cal well being last spring, about the
will be large and generous again this
middle of May. He consulted physi
cians here, at Marshfield, and in
Portland. and then entered the Belle
Knife Hospital last July and under
went the first of two operations there
on July 9. A month later he was
taken to Portland, where he went
While Myrtle Point was winning
through another operation and* re
gained in Emanual Hospital there from Coquille in the Armistice Day
for two months, being brought home game on Monday, the North Bend
last month. He had shown improve- Bulldogs were winning from the
■--W a nt wuh Mrs Bryant had thought Marshfield Pirates 13 to 0.
Each of the four teams has an
tire treatments he was receiving were
helping him until he suffered the at other game on its schedule, the same
tack of pneumonia last Saturday. He team it met Monday, Myrtle Point
here on Saturday this week, the two
passed away at his home here.
George William Bryant was the Bay teams on Thanksgiving day.
If the two winners repeat in their
son of Mr. and Mr*. Henry Clay Bry
ant, both deceased, who were pion next clashes. Myrtle Point and North
eers of the Smith river and Umpqua Bend will end the season all tied up
sections. He was bom at Yoncalla, with four wins and one defeat And
Oregon, Oct. 22, 1886 and was nine it is quite probable that the 1040
football season will end in that
teen days past 54 years of age.
• From the time he reached man knotted condition.
The game here on the 16th wiU
hood George Bryant made his way by
at 2:00 p. m.—Myrtle Point Bob
his own efforts and hi* successful
business career was due entirely to cats vs. Coquille Bed Devils.
his own ability and the nature of the
man who made friends at all with
whom he came in contact. His em
„..I. TO cooperate Chri«tmk* charity T
ployee», through his entire career,
work, representatives of various ctvic
C<*U»ty Treasurer Chaa. Stauff haa
were devoted to his interests, and to
Two Coquille young people, Miss organizations met Tuesday evening called warrants on three county funds,
With his parents, he moved to Lucille Flitcroft and Clarence Lloyd at the city hall to diseuse plans for as of today, Nov. 14. General fund
Camas valley in 1900 and to Myrtle Ireland, were united in marriage at assembling and distributing Christ warrants for September and October
Point in 1902. He first engaged in the the home of the officiating minister, mas baskets. Funds for the baskets —up to Nov. 1—called total 033,377.01
drayage business in Myrtle Point, lat Mr. Palmer, pastor of the Church of will be raised at a dance to be given on which the estimated acrued inter
er selling it to his brother, Henry.
Christ, at Grants Pass last Saturday. early in December. Roy Wheeler, est ia 035.
On the Market Road fund the call
He then began operating cars for
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and representing the Eagles, was elected
hire, and in 1916, with Gene Wick am. Mrs. M. O. Flitcroft, former Coquille general chairman of the dance. Tick- is for January, 1040, issue of warrants.
started a stage line betkeen Los An residents who now live near Granta eta are to be sold by the various clubs The amount called is 04,700.00; inter
geles and San Bernardino, Calif., Pass. She is in the employ at Swift participating in the activity. Those est 0100.
On the Non-High School fund the
but did not continue there long and in & Co. in the office here.
attending Tuesday's meeting were
1917 he was operating a motor stage
The groom is the son of Mrs. Wm. Inez Rover, Business and Professional call is for the months of October and
line from Coquille to Roseburg. In Ireland, with whom they will make Women’s club; Mrs. Val Harless and November, 1939; the amount 05.037.63
1919 his stage line was included in their home for the present, near Pat Mrs. George Holbrook, Three Links and the interest 0225.
the Coast Auto Lines, incorporated terson's Grove. He is one of the club; Mrs. Eric Tucker, Jr. Wom
by Vern Gorst of North Bend, and proprietors of the O. K. Rubber en’s club; Mrs. Roy Wheeler, Legion
Mr. Bryant managed the stage line Welders shop on Hall street.
Auxiliary; Serge Gaulke, American
until it was purchased by the Pa-
The newlyweds returned Monday Legion; Roy Wheeler, Jack Ferris
cific Greyhound Lines in 1929. He from Grants Pass and are receiving and Frank DeCosta, Eagles lodge;
served the purchaser as superinten the congratulations and best wishes Ray Matoon, Jr. Chamber of Com
City Engineer J. N. Gearhart and
dent of the Greyhound Lines for two of their many friends.
merce; Mrs. W. H. Schroeder and D. E. Cruickshank of the city’s water
years before resigning to begin log
Mrs. Lucian Meyers, Townsend dub. department, returned Sunday from
ging operations on a larger scale than
Corvallis where on Thursday, Friday
the side line activity in which he
and Saturday last week they attend
had been engaged for a few years.
ed the short course school held for
The operations of the Geo. W. Bry
water superintendents and sewage
ant Logging Co., on Eden Ridge and
disposal managers. The school was
on Rock creek, for the past eight
sponsored by the American Water
or nine years jjave been very suc last Saturday after spending a year
Works Association and the Pacific
cessful, and he could have continued and a half in Alaska. He is located by the southern Coos draft board, at Northwest Sewage Works Association
to cut timber above Powers for the just north of Fairbanks and he's chief
and the 136 in attendance heard some
Coos Bay Lumber Co. as long as he cook for t large U. S. mining concern bers were the first drawn in the na very good talks on treatment of water
cared to engage in the business. Dur whose headquarters are in Boston.
and the sewage disposal system which
ing the summer the crew up there was The dredge for their placer operations ond men on the list—John Henry Mc Coquille will some time have to in
about 90 men and during the winter
Henry McCue, of Coquille—are mar stall.
gravel per day.
half that number.
Mrs. Cruikshank. who accompanied
On February 23, 1928, Mr. Bryant
them to and from Corvallis, visited
was united in marriage to Miss Leona that section this year and it was in the first draft.
her sister. Mrs C. L. Willey, Jr., white
G. Lowe, at Vancouver, Wash., and
several years ago they built one of left. This year there were around
er, Coquille; Harold Stromquist. Bul
Coquille’s many fine homes on 300 men in the camp.
He expects to go back up there in lards Rt , (Sanford Heights); Kenneth
Knowlton Heights where they have
Wayne Miller, Coquille; John Kenneth
Barker, Myrtle Point; John Andrew
Mr. Bryant is survived by his
Masters, Catching Inlet; James Elton
widow, a daughter by a former mar
Bailey, Myrtle Point; Herbert George
Today ia the birthday of our vener
riage. Mrs. Isabelle Parker, of Par
Dudley. McKinley Rt.; Gale Roberts, able, although extremely active
ker, Arizona; a brother, Henry Bry
Rt. 2, Marshfield.
county juvenile officer, ex-judge R.
ant, of Bandon; two sistefs, Miss
• 1H. Mast, who is celebrating his 82nd
Della Bryant, of Hood River, and
The city council will hold an ad
Mrs. Audrey B Dodson, of Marsh journed session this (Thursday) eve
field, besides many uncles, aunts and ning at eight o'clock when the public
| mate* and friends, was one of the
cousins in various iSarts of Oregon hearing on the city budget for 1941
, pioneer Mast family which came from
and some in California.
will be held. Any voter who has any
North Carolina to Coos county when
. Mr. Bryant was a member of five objedyqp to the published budget, -er
he was 14 years of age, back in 1873-
fraternal organizations- the Shrine, who has any suggestion to make in last " as
' Chadwick Lodge and Beulah Chapter,
"Pete" Fox Kills
Self At Powers
County Judge J. E. Norton. C. E.
Powers and R. H. Lawhome, county
commissioners, left Tuesday for Port
land. „where they are attending the
annual judges and commissioners'
convention. They are expected to re
Woman's Club Hears
Dal M. King
The Guild hall was attractively dec
orated with blue hydrangeas, yellow
chrysanthemums and greenery for the
regular meeting of the Coquille Wom
an’s Club Tuesday afternoon. Fol
lowing the club song led by Mrs. R.
E. Boober, with Mrs. M. O. Hawkins
at the piano, the salute to the flag
was given. Mrs. George Chaney, new
club preaident, presided over the
The club decided to postpone the
rummage sale until January, owing to
lack of available space to hold it.
The cooked food sale will be held
Saturday, Nov. 23, at Haga’s Grocery.
The new year books were given out
to the members. A club project was
discussed which will be decided upon
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Bert Seal, 83,
Died Here Tuesday
was born is available. He was bora
October 1, 1857, and was 83 years,
one month and eleven days of a08. )
For more than 0» yean Bert M
owned acreage on the hfli near Odd
Fellow* cemetery No. 1, where he
raised strawberries and lived alone,
About three years ago he sold the
place here and went to live at
Charleston where he devoted most of
his time to fishing.
He was well liked by those who
knew him but aparently confided in
no one anything concerning his early
Episcopal Guild members had the
pleasure Wednesday afternoon of en
tertaining Bishop D. B. Dagwell, who
was here to hold confirmation ser
vices. The Bishop gave an interest
ing, informal talk at Guild meeting.
Tea was served by the members.
Those present were Mesdames Ida
Owen, Robert Plieth, Goellne, L. H.
Hazard, F. A. Pook, E. W. Lorens,
George Sherwood, Annie Robinson,
A. J. Sherwood, E. M. Briner, William
Mansell, Martha Gratke, John Mar-
Un, H. N. Lorenz, C. V. Smith, Os
car Langlois, James Watson, T. B.
Currie, Charles Stauff, C. L. Tuttle,
A. O. Walker, Rev. and Mrs. C. M.
Guilbert and Bishop D. B. Dagwell.
Response to Roll
Call Is Good
S. P. Brass Collars
B. C. Taylor, of Portland, assistant
general freight agent for the Southern
Pacific, and Edgar C. Ordway, travel
ing freight agent for the company,
with headquarters in Eugene, were
Coquille visitors yesterday.
country by P. P. Gray, 3. P. agent at
Marshfield. Until a few months ago
Victor S. Hemming, naturalization
Mr. Taylor • had been in the com
pany's main offices in Seattle for the examiner from the Portland
past ten years. He formerly held the here three days this week—
Ordway now bolds.
become citizens of the United State*.
The hearing on their petitions will
Beauty Shop Proprietor*
take ptace in February.
To raise the standard* of their-pro
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Marshfield to form the local branch
of the Oregon Association of Beauty
Dr. John Seeley, whose appoint
Bishop D. B Dagwell, of Portland, Shops. The Roxy Beauty Salon «nd
ment as C om county health officer
was a guest of the Rotary Club at LeRpy'» Beauty Parlor sent repre
of h license to prac
their weekly luncheon at the hotel sentatives to the meeting.
tice medicine in
yesterday and gave a very interesting
by the county tourt last week and be
informal talk to the members present.
assumed the office at once, succeed
Rotarian “Deke” Richmond, of Eu
ing Dr. O. E. Stark, who is serving in
gene, and John Kabbler, also of Eu
that capacity temporarily.
gene, were guests at the meeting.
Co. Health Officer |;
Speaks To Rotary
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