Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, December 15, 1933, Image 1

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Mrs. Grace Sunell
Shower Is Given
Blue Jays Defeat
Is Chosen President
CWA Project
By Three Ladies
Haymakers 28*14
Of Mountain Hearts
For Mrs. T. Cody
In compliment to Mrs. Troy
For School president
Mrs. Grace Sunell was elected
Cody, Mrs. A. Lisenby,
and Mrs. Helen Fogel
Charles Mackie, and Mrs. Ira
secretary of the Mountain Heart
Rollins entertained a large com­
Is Approved Rebekah
club at a meeting at
The Vernonia Blue Jays, the pany of friends at the Rollins
Mrs. Edna Kilby’s Tuesday.
Women’s Basketball Team Opens
Season with Victory
22 Men to be Employed
On Grounds and
The Washington grade school
project was approved by the state
CWA committee early this week
and work began Wednesday after­
noon. Fifteen men were given em­
ployment then and 22 will be em­
ployed later, part at the crusher.
The project includes rocking
the driveway and the court in
the rear, construction of gravel
sidewalks to the loading platform
and to the gymnasium entrance
in the rear, painting and wain­
scoting the wall in the corridor,
laying a cement floor in one of
the basement playrooms, leveling
the playgrounds in the rear, and
improving the lawn. A motor
driven fan to ventilate the audi­
torium will be installed, equip­
ment for which is already at
hand but has never been put in
place on account of lack of
The total amount to be expen­
ded is $3,679, of which $2,290.20
will be paid for labor. Besides
the fan, the district will contri­
bute most of the cement.
A. C. Knauss was appointed
foreman by L. R. Rutherford,
county reemployment director at
St. Helens.
Firemen’« Annual
Banquet Is Given
At H. Culbertson’s
The annual firemen’s banquet
was given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Culbertson Fri­
day evening with J. W. Brown
and Mayor Ben S. Owens as
guests of honor.
Firemen attending wtre Earl
Smith, fire chief, Bill Ellis, La
Verne Adams, Floyd Smith and
Harry Culbertson. Emil Messing,
Ervin Smith and Frank Ellis, ad­
ditional members of the fire de­
partment, were out of town.
Mrs. Earl Smith assisted Mrs.
Culbertson in giving the five
course banquet, which was served
at an attractive table centered
with yellow flowers and tapers
carrying out a green and yellow
color scheme.
Tlie latter part of the evening
was spent by the guests in discus­
sing plans for the coming year.
An all day quilting party was
enjoyed by the Loyal Gleaners
who met in the Christian church
parlors Wednesday.
Mrs. Otto
Michener, hostess, served a three-
course luncheon at noon.
In attendance were Mrs. Ida
Meyers, Mrs. Harry Culbertson,
Mrs. W. A. McGilvray, Mrs. F.
Claude Stephens, Mrs. George
Miller, Mrs. Harry Woodruff,
Mrs. Jim Brady, Mrs. L. L. Wells,
Mrs. E. W. Henderson, Mrs. J. M.
Peachey, Mrs. J. F. Rose, Mrs.
Philip Millis, Mrs. Henry Fogel,
Mrs. Alvin Herrin, Mrs. Grace
Laramore, Mrs. Russel Cline,
Mrs. Jennie Colson, Mrs. Robert
Raemer and Mrs. Clifford Fowler.
The next social affair of the
class will be held at the home of
Mrs. Philip Millis on January 10.
Names were drawn for ex­
change of gifts. The house was
decorated for the occasion with
a Christmas tree and other Christ­
mas decorations. Lunch was serv­
ed by the hostess.
Those present were Mesdames
Bays, Glassner, Lines, Sunell,
Webb, Spencer, Baslington, Biggs,
Fogel, Herrin, Spofford and Kil­
The next meeting will be at
the home of Mrs. Bessie Herrin.
V. H. S. Defeats
Westport Five
Closely Contested Game
Played in Local Gym
Unleashing a sensational first
half offensive while holding their
opponents in check and weather­
ing a determined last quarter of­
fensive, Vernonia high school
basketball team won their first
major game of the 1934 season
by a score of 23 to 22 in one of
the most exciting and closely con­
tested games ever played in the
local gym.
The game started slowly with
Westport drawing first
when Goode scored from close in.
Howard evened the count before
the close of the first quarter
which ended all square 2 to 2.
This quarter was featured by
very close defensive play by both
teams. In the second quarter the
Vernonia offense began to click
and on a series of sensational
shots ran the score up to 13-4 at
half time.
Coming out for the second half
the Westport boys led by the
sensational Salmon, diminutive
forward, launched an offensive
which was not to be denied un­
til they were within one point of
a tie, the score at the end of the
third period being 17 to 16. At
the beginning of the wild last
quarter the Vernonia boys put the
game on ice when King found the
basket on two long shots in rapid
succession, followed by one by
Lumm. Westport, always fighting,
came right back and with less
than one minute to play Salmon
tied the score from the free
throw line. Seconds later a charg­
ing foul on the overanxious Tuan
gave Condit a chance to convert
from the foul line. As Condit’s
shot dropped through the net
there were only seconds fro go
and the final whistle found Hol­
comb hanging onto the ball to
guard that one point lead and
the game.
Features of the game were the
sensational shooting of the whole
Vernonia team who all contributed
to building up the score. Lumm and
King were high with six points
each followed closely by Capt.
Holcomb and Howard with four
each, and the sensational shoot­
ing and clever floor work of
Salmon, Westport forward, who
walked off with high point hon­
ors with 11. The Vernonia team
finding difficulty in penetrating
the Westport set defense for
close in shots took to long range
shooting to gain the margin of
The line-up:
Vernonia 23
Wetport 22
Holcomb, 4 ..... F.......... 5 Tuam
Howard 4 ...^.. F..... 11 Salmon
Lumm 6
King 6 .............. G............ Hudson
Condit 3 .......... G.......... 6 Goode
Adams .............. S
The community chest has a list
of families in need of assistance
at Christmas, and any religious or
fraternal organization wishing to
provide gifts may secure names
from either committee member,
Mrs. E. S. Thompson and Mrs. H.
V. Holcomb.
The number of needy families
is especially large this year, the
committee says.
The Girls’ league of the high
school will give a bazaar and
cooked food sale Saturday, Dec.
16 at the Oregon Gas and Elec­
tric Co. building. It will begin
at 11 o’clock in the morning. At
7:30 in the evening in the high
school auditorium the league will
present a program.
Details of both affairs are
given in the Timberline column
of this edition.
women’s basketball team recently
organized here, won from the
Birkenfeld Haymakers 28 to 14 in
the Washington school gymnasium
Tuesday night. This was the lo­
cals’ first game.
The Blue Jays scored equally
in the two halves, getting 14
points in each. One of the bas­
kets had been broken the night
before, handicapping both teams
somewhat. The Haymakers chose
it at the opening of the game,
and made most of their points in
the second half when they were
playing for the other basket.
A return game will be played
with the Haymakers at a date to
be announced later.
The Blue Jays lineup was as
follows: Mildred Brady and Bon­
nie Linn, forwards; Helen Ber-
gerson and Doris Vosnick, guards;
Mildred Hawkins and Ida Mae
Hawkins, centers; “Toots” Linn,
Mina Ellis, Frances Bergerson,
substitutes. Lee Roy Damron is
coach, and Glen Hawkins re­
Friends of Irene Ryves sur­
prised her when they gathered
at her home for an evening of
bridge last week, and all expres­
sed regret that she and Mr.
Ryves are leaving. She was pre­
sented with a gift. Refreshments
were served at a late hour.
Those present were Myrtle
Layer, Mrs. Janette Layer, Ger­
trude Mackie, Florence Olson,
Inez Powell, Marian Johnson,
Flossie Taylor, Polly Kuhn, Peg­
gie Hatfield, Umma Lisenby,
Emma Rollins, Mrs. McKenzie,
Mrs. Rice and Irene Ryves.
home Wednesday afternoon, a
shower for the honor guest and
five hundred being the diversions.
Mrs. Jim Hanna received the
first prize for cards and Mrs. R.
A. Woods the consolation. An at-
tactive lunch was served by the
Others present included Mrs.
Oscar Johnson, Mrs. J. Layer,
Mrs. M. Layer, Mrs. W. J. Armi­
tage, Mrs. Art Davis, Mrs. Virgil
Powell, Mrs. W. M. Henderson,
Mrs. Chet Taylor, Mrs. Frank
McKinsey, Mrs. A. Niemenen,
Mrs. V. Pumola, Mrs. Olson,
Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs.
L. M. Calhoun. Gifts were sent
by Mrs. W. B. Wridge, Mrs. Hat­
field, Mrs. John Miller and Mrs.
Fred Lumm, who were unable to
W. F. Plache, 68,
Nehalem Pioneer
Is Buried Sunday
Services for Wm. F. Plache,
68, a Nehalem valley pioneer,
were held Sunday in Brown’s
mortuary, F. Claude Stephens of­
ficiating. Mr. Plache died the
preceding Wednesday night in
the St. Helens General hospital,
where he had been taken that
He was born in Germany and
came to this country at the age
of 22. Some time ago he took
up a homestead on a timbered
tract north-west of town and for
many years lived there alone.
Recently he had been troubled
. with failing eyesight.
He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. R. D. Coshow of Browns­
ville, Oregon.
Interment was in North ceme­
Judd Greenman Explains
Aims of CWA Committees
Judd Greenman
ed by the National Re-employ­
Member, State Civil Works Ad­ ment service, a federal employ­
ment agency engaged in listing all
unemployed persons in the nation.
The only requirement establish­
To properly understand the
CWA program it will doubtless ed by regulation for the selection
be well to go back and have a of the second half quota is that
look at its inception. President ex-service mem, with dependents,
Roosevelt ordered the federal re­ shall have preference in the sel­
lief administrator to set up a civil ections. Beyond this requirement
works program under which it the matter of selection is left
was hoped to have 2,000,000 men to the county NRS director who,
transferred from the relief rolls in our county, calls on the local
by December 1 and an additional relief committees for nominations,
2,000,000 men selected from the and unless he finds some reason
lists of registered unemployed by to disregard their selections, which
Dcember 15. This makes a total he has a right to do, approves
of 4,000,000 persons to be em­ the lists sent to him by the local
ployed at civil works by the relief agencies.
Bringing the matter down to
latter date. It has been variously
estimated that the total number our own county and community
of unemployed persons in the it will be seen that in the county
United States today ranges from we can select 210 men from the
13,000,000 to 19,000,000. Ob­ lists of registered unemployed in
viously any program that contem­ addition to the 210 that must be
plated putting only four million taken from the relief rolls. For
to work could accommodate about these 210 jobs will be available.
one unemployed person in four I am told that 1460 men had reg­
who were out of jobs. It is well istered by Dec. 10. In our own
to remember these figures, which community we have available 46
apply to the nation as a whole, jobs in addition to those which
for they will follow right down are to be filled from the relief
into our own community in about lists. Yesterday we had approxi­
registrations for
the same proportion.
Under the above set-up Oregon these jobs. In other words ap­
was allocated 21,000 men for civil proximately six times as many
works employment (plus some odd men want work as can be pro­
thousands who were to be employ­ vided with jobs under the pres­
ed solely on federal projects such ent set-up.
In making the selections from
as national forest roads, etc.) and
in breaking the quotas on down the lists of registered unemploy­
Columbia county was allotted 420 ed the local committee has tried
men and the Nehalem valley, in­ to determine the economic status
cluding Mist and Birkenfeld, was of every person selected and has
made a genuine effort to give
given a quota of 92 men.
the work to the people who need
By presidential order the first
it worst. We probably have not
half of these persons, two mil­
been universally successful in this
lion in the nation, 10,500 in the
effort; few such efforts are per­
state, 210 in Columbia county fect in the results they achieve.
and 46 in the Nehalem valley,
I think on the whole, however,
were to come from the relief we have succeeded in distributing
rolls. That is, they were to be this work where it will do the
selected from the lists of persons
most good.
who were already being fed by
I will list below a few of the
the government. The second half, regulations adopted either by the
likewise by presidential order, state or county civil works admin-
were to be selected from the lists
of registered unemployed compil­
(Continued on Page 4.)
_________________ NUMBER 50.
Grade School to
Vernonia Man
Have Xma> Program
To Meet Champ
Thursday Evening
A Christmas program will be
Stone Has Reputation in Seattle; given in the Washington grade
school Thursday evening, Dec. 21,
Will Outweigh Hall
Marshal and
Water Supt.
Are Changed
at 7:30. It will be primarily mu­
sical, children of all grades tak­
ing part. The public will be
The school will have no room Smith and Erven Head
programs nor exchange of gifts,
Water, Police
but all will contribute to the com­
munity chest. Toys, articles of
clothing, etc. that will be of aid
in making a Christmas for those
of the community who would not
Walter Kent resigned Monday
otherwise have any Christmas this
year will be donated by the chil­ as water superintendent and Earl
Smith was appointed by the water
committee of the city council as
his successor. Mr. Smith’s place
as marshal is to be filled by C.
New Librarian Is
W. Erven. Mr. Smith will be de­
marshal without additional
Named by Board puty
pay, so as to be available dur­
ing the day time when the mar­
shal is off duty. He will also
Merle Mills Slated to Replace continue as constable.
Kathryn Malmsten, Resigned
Mr. Erven has had several
Selection of a librarian and an years experience in handling
assistant librarian for the Ver­ prisoners in Los Angeles, where
nonia public library, and the an­ he was employed in the sheriff’s
nual election of library board of­ department.
ficers for the coming year were
important events at the monthly Wilkerson Becomes
board meeting held Wednesday
Master of Masonic
Lodge in Vernonia
Merle Mills is the new librar­
ian, taking the place of Kathryn
Malmsten, who has resigned af­
J. B. Wilkerson was elected
ter serving a little less than a worshipful master of Vernonia
year. Edna Owens was appointed lodge 184, A. F. and A. M.,
Thursday of last week. Glen
assistant IP. >arian. id;
Board officers were unanimous­ Hawkins was chosen as senior
ly reelected. Mrs. E. S. Thompson warden, Ira Mann as junior
Mary L. Yundt, wife of H. A. is president, Mrs. F. E. Malmsten, warden, fcjmil F. Messing as
Yundt, former superintendent of secretary, Mrs. C. F. Hieber, treasurer and F. D. Macpherson
the mill at Cochran, died in Port­ treasurer, Mrs. L. H. Dewey is as secretary. Installation will be
land Sunday at the age of 39. head of the library committee, the latter part of this month.
Services were held in Tacoma. and Mrs. Ray D. Fisher has
Emil Messing is the retiring
Mrs. Yundt was well known charge of publicity.
in Vernonia, where she had many
The librarian’s report for Nov­
friends. She is survived by her ember indicated a circulation of
mother, Mary L. Canto, a sister, 1304 volumes, an increase of 50 First Steelhead
Hooked in Creek
Mrs. Emma Carboni, Virgil and over October. She also reported
Jim Canto, all of Tacoma, and 17 new patrons.
By J. C. Lincoln
a brother, Joseph Canto, of Port­
cently arrived from the Carnegie
The first steelhead of the sea­
foundation for the International son to be caught in Rock creek,
Mind Alcove shelf. They are as far as known, was hooked yes­
’s Ride by L. A. Tschif- terday morning near Keasey by
fely, Soviet Scene by Fredrick J. C. Lincoln. It was a large spe­
Mrs. J. A. Hughes entertained Griffin, Tragedy of Russia by cimen, weighing seven pounds.
Mr. Lincoln had the distinction
the Queen of Hearts bridge club Will Durant, Will They Pay? by
at her home Thursday afternoon, Dorsey Richardson, An Indiscreet of catching the first steelhead of
Dec. 7, serving a lunch follow­ Itinerary by H. Van Loon, Spirit the season in this vicinity last
of France by Paul C. Portheim, year.
ing play.
and Dollars and Sense by Irving
Mrs. William Heath received
Brant. All of these books are MRS. SIDNEY MALMSTEN
the prize for high honors. Other
members present were Mrs. Wil­
A number of other donations
bur Davis, Mrs. Frank Hartwick,
were reported including several
Mrs. Henry Fogel, Mrs. Harold
good books for children.
Word received yesterday from
Decker, Mrs. Lowell Hieber and
Mrs. Sidney Malmsten states that
Mrs. Jack Nance.
Kathryn Malmsten left Sun­ she is now out of the Portland
day for Portland to enroll in a General hospital after eight and
school for beauty shop operators. one half weeks, seven of which
she lay in a full body cast. She
TRIP She will live with Audrey Austin,
is staying with relatives at 5605
former Vernonia girl.
Geo. W. Ford of Klamath Falls, 46 avenue S. E., Woodstock.
Mrs. Judd Greenman, who re­
Mrs. Malmsten is very cheerful
c has been ill for several
turned home Monday after a
and feels encouraged about her
week’s visit with friends in Olym­
condition which was caused by
pia and Bordeaux, Washington, cording to word received here.
a serious spinal trouble. How­
encountered flooded highways on
ever, she still suffers almost un­
her motor trip home. She start­
bearable pain at times.
ed home Sunday, but was forced
She sits up for a short time
to turn back because of floods
each day, but cannot attempt
near Tenino.
walking for some weeks yet. She
In Olympia Mrs. Greenman at­
does not expect to be able to re­
tended the Christmas party of
turn to her home in Vernonia
the Women’s club of which she
until spring.
is a former member.
Mr. Malmsten spent the week
Walt Kent taking Earl Smith end with her.
around to show horn how to dig
Snow was reported yesterday water meters out of the mud . . . BASKETBALL GAMES
on St. Helens mountain and at Two toy electric trains in the
Timber. The St. Helens stage Vernonia Radio shop making the
arriving yesterday evening came ,circuit of their track, and Glen
through quite a storm, Curly Deamer’s little girl standing by
A game between the Timber
Buffmire, driver, says.
with a proprietary air ... A model women’s team and the Vernonia
caboose in Kenneth White's win­ Blue Jays will be played in the
dow . . . Nina MacDonald's duck Washington grade school gymnas­
“Puddles” enjoying the rain . . . ium tonight, and a game between
Doc Cliff’s stage loaded with the Timber grade school and Ver­
parcel post to the capacity of the nonia grade school teams.
rack on top ... A dozen news
The first game will be called
Perhaps you have some
boys and girls, more or less, clus­ at 7:30.
turkeys, geese or chickens
tered around Geo. Johnson’s ser­
to sell for Christmas dinner.
vice station waiting for the stage
Mrs. Wilburn Charlesworth is
to come . . . Bert Mills and his in a Portland hospital where she
Or something else to dis­
transit on the grade school was taken for medical attention.
pose of
I grounds . . . C. W. Reithner She and her mother, Mrs. M. L.
Or want to trade some­
' and Albert Childs agreeing that Ratcliffe, returned recently from
thing ....
there’s no town equal to a lum­ California, where they visited Mr.
ber town when things are going Ratcliffe, who is ill in a sani­
The cost for one inser­
good . . . Abe Lincoln’s fine big tarium.
tion is only 25 cents.
steelhead on display in Loel Ro-
I berts’ window, and Loel trying
C. W. Reithner came to Verno­
Vernonia Eagle classified
\ to claim credit for catching it nia from Portland Wednesday
ads get results. Try them.
. • . J. T. Kirk turned billposter evening to be here on business
for once.
for a day or two.
“But this is Oregon” is the ral­
lying slogan of Bert Hall’s sup­
porters in anticipation of the
match between Bert Hall, Verno­
nia pride, and Bob Stone, heavy­ I
weight champion of the state of '
Washington from Seattle, to be
held tomorrow night in the Legion
Stone is a tough wrestler and
comes here with quite a reputa­
tion he has made for himself in
Seattle. He will have a little ad­
vantage in weight over Hall, but
Bert’s experience is expected to
offset the difference in weight.
Harry Demetral was scheduled
for a rematch with Hall but was
unable to appear because of in­
juries sustained in his bout with
Bert two weeks ago. Matchmaker
E. M. Murphy had the opportuni­
ty to sign Stone for the match
and expects that Hall will have
his hands full to win the bout.
Bob Kruse, Portland wrestler,
who farms on the side at Oswego
between bouts, has been secured
to be the third man for the bout.
The main event is scheduled for
two hours or the best best two
out of three falls. Two good pre­
liminaries will support the main
Feathers . . .
and.. .Talons