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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1940)
Had Lived On
Mrs. Roxanna Monterey Minard, a
resident of the Dora district of the
East Fork for nearly 70 years, passed
away atMrs. Timmon’s hoipe for the
aged and convalescents on Spurgeon
Hill here last Monday night. Death
was due to the infirmities of old age
and a gradually weakening heart.
Funeral services, with Schroeder
Bros. Mortuaries of Myrtle Point to
charge, are being held at the Dora
chapel at 1:30 thlg afternoon, Rev. A.
A. Baker of Myrtle Point officiating.
Interment will be in the Dora ceme
Born Roxanna Monterey Krantz, in
Franklin county, Kentucky, Decem
ber 27, 1856, she came with her par-
_ enta-ta Qaagnsi in 489K- — -
Her father traded a team of mules
for the ranch there which has since
been her home.
Fof.. many, many
years after locating there, they receiv
ed their mail once or twice a month.
In May, 1875, she was united in
marriage to J. H. Minard at Dora.
He passed away in April, 1896. Far
several yean he operated a grist mill
on the East Fofrk.
Of the eight children born to them,
six survive. Her son, Leland Minard,
preceded her in death by only a
few weeks, he having pased away
here in Coquille on the fifth of last
Her surviving children are: S. L.
Minard, of Salem; M. M. and Fred
Minard, of Dora; Mn. Rutha Bark-
low, of Gravelford; Mrs. Minnie
Matthewson, of Carville, Calif., and
Harvey Minard, of Coquille.
Surviving brothers are D. c.
Krantz, of Coquille, and Wm. L.
Krantz, of Roseburg. Mn. A. J.
Mayse, of Dora, is a sister
For 24 years Mrs. Minard was post
mistress of the Dora poetoffice, which
was ttfaxyfinuad a tw years ago
Buried T uesday
George Ervin Hathaway, 72 years,
two months and IS days of age, passed
away at his ranch home, at the south
end of the dike, last Friday noon. A
heart attack caused his death, coming
upon him suddenly, as he was work
ing around his. place that morning.
Funeral services were conducted at
Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries here at
one p. m. Tuesday afternoon, C.
Adrian Sias officiating. Interment
was in I. O. O. F. cemetery. No. 1.
Mr. Hathaway was bom at Inde
pendence, Iowa, Sept. 18, 1869, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Hatha
way, who were pioneer residents of
Although he owned the ranch
across the valley here, he has spent
considerable time off and on at his
ranch near Farmington, Wash.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Mary Lydia Hathaway, their two
daughters. Mrs. Alice Litzenberger,
of Colfax, Wash., and Mrs. Winifred
Johnson of Coquille; three sons, Erwin
and Warren, of the Riverton section,
and Henry, of Vancouver, B. C-, a
brother. Sam K. Hathaway, of River
ton, and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Florence Hallock of Hallock’s
Dress Shop here, left Monday eve
ning for San Francisco, where she
was to enter the hospital for treatment
of injuries received in an accident last
Thursday, when her car skidded off
a turn on the slippery highway just
this side of Delmar and rolled over.
With Mrs. Hallock was Miss Goldie
Child, and both ladles were brought
to the Belle Knife Hospital here. Miss
Child is still there receiving treat
ment for-head injuries.
, Mrs. Hallock is entitled to hospitali
zation in San Francisco. She suf
fered tom ligaments in her shoulder.
After leaving the hospital there she
will do some spring buying for the
dress shop here.
To Dedicate M.P.
The dedication of Myrtle Point’s
new Catholic church will be held
Sunday. The church, finished on the
interior- in myrtlewood, is one of
which all Coos county may be proud.
Though the building is small, only
30x00. it is a masterpiece of crafts
veneered plywood for the church. Al
though no more than four myrtle logs
were needed to make the veneer, the
interior of the church is completely
finished in the fine and rare wood. Ev
en the pews have backs and seats
made of myrtle.
The loveliest work is found on the
altar and reardoe. According to Fath
er Dame! J. Kelly, parish priest,
10,000 feet of myrtle were picked over
to find the best grained wood for
inlay work on the reardoe. Above the
altar is a solid mytlewood cross, made
by Father Kelly.
Father Kelly worked for two years
to raise money in the East for the
church. He then spent another year
Fred Bull Lost
Held Monday Eve
Five Frosts Before
Low so far this winter was record
ed last Saturday morning in Coquille
when the thermometer registered 17
degrees above zqro Friday morning’s
mark was 20 degrees.
The old saying this writer heard
when he first came to Coos county—
“three frosts and a rain”—did not
hold good last week for from Mon
day night until Sunday there was
frost every dqy, the temperature
ranging from 25 down to 17 with frost
The rain may be a little disagree
able at times but the people of this
section are used to it and it is not
' it i
a breeder of flu and sickness as
the below freezing temperature
Rock At Him
Police officers always are in jeop
ardy from the whims of law viola
tors, but when Nature begins to
throw rocks at them they cannot al
Such was the case of Thayer C.
Kessler, state police officer who lives
here and works out of the local state
He was travelling down the Ump
qua highway Tuesday afternoon, at
35 or 40 miles per hour, when a
boulder weighing 140 pounds slipped
off the bluff, about twelve miles east
The rock struck the pavement in
front of his car with such force that
it bounced up to the height of the
cowl of his car and smashed through
the windshield, striking the officer
on the shoul der, Olanctag from his
aide it struck the barrel of his rifle
at the rear and bent it two inches.
Mr. Kessler saw the boulder land,
shut off his motor and applied the
brakes, and fortunately he was able
to keep the car on his side of the
road where it runs between the high
bluff on one side and the river on
A highway truck driver assisted the
officer to Reedsport where first emer
gency relief was given and he was
then taken to the McAuley Hospital
at the Bay. He was suffering from
shock, cuts and bruises, but no se
rious results are anticipated as he
was resting easy this morning.
The damage to the car is estimated
at about 8300.
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Mrs. Gladys Gano
Heads Eastern Star
One of the very attractive private
business decorations which augment
the beautiful street decorations in Co
quille this holiday season is the elec
tric lighted American flag atop the
Roxy Theatre building. It was made
by O. L. and Gross Wood and the
colors show up as distinctly at night
as during the day.
The city hall entrance Is another
spot decorated with greenery and
electric lights, and the Mt. States
Power Co., as usual has a lighted tree
on the corner of the building above
Home decorations are also begin
ning to show' up around the city and
by the first of the week Coquille will
have an even larger than heretofore
display of acenes and lights em
blematic of the Yuletide season.
Stores To Remain
Open Four Evenings
Coquille store owners agreed this
week that they would stay open, as
long as the trade justified, on Friday
and Saturday evenings this week and
Monday evening next week.
Christmas eve. next Tuesday, they
will be open until seven o’clock.
This applies to dry goods, clothing,
variety, hardware stores, dress shops
and there "’•* ** «then who will ob-
Local teachers will take off for
the holidays Friday and Saturday.
Vesta Miley, Jean Polson, Tom
Cauthers and Mrs. Hazel Hanna and
her family plan to go to Portland.
Ruth Towne expects to spend part of
the holidays at Eugene, as does Cleona 1
Aileen Dement and Segra
The Coquille Hotel dining room and Hill.
coffee shop will be cloeed after this Young will go to Portland and Sea- •
evening’s meal to permit the annual side. Marjorie Jones will spend the'
", Waggoner’s Brother
redecorating of this popular eating holidays with her parents at Wood- ( ”*r8-
place and to allow the help a couple bum and Lunelle Chapin will visit Died While Out Hunting
of weeks off duty. It will re-open on her parents at Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Waggoner re
Tuesday, January 7.
turned Monday evening from Spring
Another eating house which is tak
field. where they were called last
ing a twt> weeks’ vacation is the
Thursday night by a message stating
Quelle Cafe, which cloeed last Sat
that her brother, Rhy McPherson, had
urday night and will be re-opened
disappeared. He had gone duck hunt
January 2. The interior is being cov
ing Thursday and when he did not
Despite over seventy families hav
ered with plywood and both rooms
return at the usual time Mrs. Mc
ing moved from here during the past
will be repainted.
Pherson became worried and called a
two months, the local telephone offiep
.hrcthsr. A saarth wga iiiinNtiiatsTy
timi a survey or telephone iri-
started, but it was not ontg ihtiy Frf-
Close For Two Weeks
Mayor Milne and all councilman,
Fred Bull was the very unfortunate
victim of a' shot gun firing shortly except O. L. Wood who was in Port
after noon yesterday, and as a result land, were present for the regular ses
sion in the city hall Monday evening
has lost his left hand.
The gun had been lying arourid when it was decided to purchase
home useless for a year and he put equipment for putting black top sur
it into his car when he brought Mrs. facing on streets where repairs are
Bull down after dinner, After let needed. The funds used will be from
ting her out he went on down the the road tax which the county turns
street, looking for Ira Johnson to over to the city after taxes are paid.
A call for bids is to be made after
make repairs on the gun. ,
, Not knowing that there was a shell 8. V. Epperson designates the kind
in the gun he grabbed hold of it needed. Frank Dungey, street com
to remove it from the car. In some missioner, says the crew can just as
way the trigger was pulled and his well get along with the small black-
topping pot it now has unless the
hand was practically blown off.
He was immediately helped up to blower type of equipment is pur-
the JtoUe Knife Hospital Where the phased, and the street department
mutilated hand was amputated at needs one of that kind greatly.
A permit was granted Geo. W.
Although he was suffering great Swinney to repair the Lorenz build
pain this morning there is no proba ing on Front street, where the bowl
bility of any more serious results than ing alley is located, by shingling the
lean-to at the rear, putting down
the loss of his hand.
His accident recalls that three years about 180 square feet of flooring at
ago his son, Leland, was killed by the the rear of the main building and
accidental discharge of a gun in the making other repairs.
The transfer of the dance hall li
hand of a companion as the two were
ascending the Pistol river trail in cense at the Riviera from Beatrice
Bergquist to her brother, Hugh A.
McMahon, and its renewal for the
year 1941 was approved.
Applications were approved for
beer licenses, some for package and
some far retail sales were approved
for the following: Bowling Alley 2,
Santa Claus has sent word from
W. O. Morris 2, Safeway 1, T. Verie
the cold north that he will be in
Coquille each day, starting Friday,
until Christmas, between thg hours Bergquist 1, Eagles Chib 1.
No bids having been received for
of 11* a. m. and 5 p.m. The genial
laying of a concrete sidewalk
St. Nick will be here for the. four
The men of the Eastern Star gave
days, with candy each day for the on the east side of Hall street, be
tween Front and First, the council or their annual banquet Thursday eve
youngsters. He will be in and out at
dered that it be done by day labor ning. The tables, beautifully deco
all the stores and on the street and
under the supervision of the city en rated with red cyclamen and poin-
children may give him the letters
to the eye than
telling of their Christmas wishes.
. The property owners whose place
They should also give him a little in-
started in May. Much of the work
an it has been done by Father Kelly.
He was grading the grounds about the
church at the time he was interviewed
by the Sentinel’s reporter.
Last Session Of
24 More Phones
Than A Year Ago
r Epidemic Hits*
and the E. L Vinton
tobe asked to put in new planking
for the block distance To ■avoid fur
ther accidents there the council or
dered that both ends of the alley be
barricaded until the new planking is
City Engineer Gearhart reported
that J. N. Shuck had given permission
to put a drain across his place on
Spurgeon Hill, near the Odd Fellows
cemetery, so that the lake on North
Willard street would be drained, to
the relief of the property owners
there, and that the street department
had done the work at once.
Permission was refused for the
setting of “no parking’’ signs in front
of halls where meetings are held in
the evening, the idea being that if
permission was given one hall It would
have to be granted to anyone apply
ing, and the council believed it a
poor precedent to set. ”
The J no. E. Perrott's
Mr. and Mrs. John Parrott
day, December 24, by holding open
Friends are invited to call
between two and five in the afternoon
and seven and ten in the evening.
The Perrotts were married on
Christmas Eve in IBM at Randolph
on the lower Coquille river. They
have spent moat of their lives in
Coos county and have many friends
who will be pleased to extend felici
tations on their golden wedding.
At Port Orford
After dinner the following officers
were elected to head the chapter
Gladys Gano, Worthy
Matron; Clarence Osika, Worthy Pat
ron; Gertrude Ulett, Associate Mat
ron; Julius Ruble, Associate Patron:
Emma M. Pierce, secretary; Susie
Folsom, treasurer; Edna Taylor, Con
ductress; Leona Bryant, Associate
The outgoing officers, each wearing
a pastel colored lei, gave a flower
drill, while everyone in the audience
hummed ’Aloha*. As a climax to the
drill, Maxine Jeub, outgoing Matron,
was presented with the Past Matrons
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jeub presented
the chapter with a white bible in
which there is space to record the
names of all previous Past Matrons
and Past Patrons. The chapter,
which was legally instituted June 2,
1883, has a complete list of the offi
cers since 1880. Two hundred and
twenty members of the order of the
Eastern Star, masons and their fam
ilies attended the banquet meeting.
At Rotary Party
The local amateur poets or would-
be poets had their inning at the Rotary
Christmas Exchange Party at the hotel
Some of their effusions were quite
worthy of comment and some were
pretty terrible but at any rate they
furnished a lot of amusement for the
Rotarian Ed Cliff, of Grants Pass,
was present and extended the sea
son’s greetings from the Rotary club
of that city.
The Lions and Rotarians will hold
a joint meeting next Wednesday,
Christmas Day, from eleven to twelve
Show At Liberty
C. of C. Activities
For Coming Year
“How are you?” not “Who are you?
as a salutation to a new business man
or a newcomer in Coquille was one
of several suggestions made by Lloyd
Claver at the Chamber of Commerce
session Tuesday noon.
President Stewart stated that* he
had been contacting various mem
bers of the board of directors of the
chamber as to what migtjt ba done
to make the Chamber of Commerce a
more effective force in advancing
Coquille this year than it ever had
been before. !
“But I found one man way ahead
of me,” continued Mr. Stewart. ”b*
already had his list made up.” And
.then he called on Mr. Claver, who
made a most interesting talk in pre
senting six or seven ideas that will
be considered in the near future.
One of them was the fact that Co
quille has not had a Santa Claus visit
in Coquille during the business
hours and his motion that the cham
ber appropriate 850 for necessary ex
penses to bring St. Nick here for a
week, and that it be made a regular
feature hereafter was tfifatttanously
Santa is to spend several hours
every day, visiting stores, passing
candy to the youngsters and a com
mittee consisting of Geo. Witters,
David B. Biegger and L. W. Claver
was appointed to get in touch with
Santa and endeavor to get him to
make a daily visit in Coquille, until
Another of his suggestions was
for an annual celebration in Co
quille, and he thought the carrying
out of the proposed Coquille river
fishing derby might be the occa
A Farmers’ Day when the fami-
lies of all rural citizens should bo
invited to come in and be enter
various forms of
amusement, a free public lunch
and music by a revivified Coquille
bend, followed by « free
dance in the evening was
of Mr. Clever’s excellent
The need of public rest rooms
and the turfing of Athletic Park
were also on his list.
The other subject he mentioned
is a delicate one, but Mr. Claver
asserted that he did not know any
practice which had dost Coquille
merchants the loss of more business
than the Saturday evening closing
of all stores. Very few, if any,
other towns or cities in the state
close at six o’clock Saturday eve
ning and this city offers no in
ducement of any kind to the people
here to stay in town or to others
to come here for their week-end
Mr. Claver said he was not be
littling the big things the Coquille
Chamber of Commerce had done
in the past, such as getting the
dike across the river raised, but
he did ' believe that there were
a lot of
little things which the
chamber might do which would
make it more attractive, far and wide.
The next two meeting dates com
ing just before holidays, it was
decided there would be no Cham
ber of Commerce dinner sessions
on either Dec. 24 or 31, but the
first would be held January 7.
membership committee which will
arrange for soliciting 1941 mem
berships in the chamber early next
month. Dr. De La Rhue was named
as chairman, with O. L. Wood, Tal-
iant Greenough, J. L. Smith and Don
Gillespie as the other members.
George Ulett reported that an
agreement had been made and signed
with the Plywood union for next
year's operation of that plant.
For One Week
The Roxy and
parison of the prices
¡00 reduction tn bfice per dr this
* doctor called mid he had suffered a
Having sold thetr house here on i heart attack and probably did not
Knowlton Heights, Mr. and Mrs. Bert t draw a breath after being stricken.
24 of the registered 277 students were ' Kay will make their home in Valle-
out because of illness.
jo, .Calif., as soon as he can find a
The high school has also been hit I place to live. He is already down
by the families which have moved | there, being associated with his broth-
from Coquille recently, the number ( era, Logan and Ned, who are con-
of students in C. H. S. whd have thus (tractors, and Mrs. Kay will join him
withdrawn being eight in number.
Maurice Williams is expected to
arrive in Coquille the latter part of
this week to spend the holidays with
his mother, Mrs. Jane Williams, at
the J. A. Lamb home. He has just
completed his three months course at
the Babson Institute, which is a bust
school for men, near Boston.