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The Gate City Journal
BERWYN B IR K E .................Editor and Publisher
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Published every Thursday at Nyssa, Malheur County, Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Nyssa, Oregon for transmission
through the United States Malls, as second class matter, under
the act of March 3, 1879.
CITY IS GROWING AND
NEW BUILDING STARTS—
VERY resident of Nyssa jubilant over the
building progam just getting underway,
here. The new Liberty Theatre basement is dug
on Main street and work of laying brick will
start soon. Several promised residents have
reached the point where some have started and
others will get underway within a short time. It
looks like a busy summer for Nyssa in the build
ing way and it is hoped that it will act like a
snowball in wet snow; gaining headway and
getting larger and larger as time goes on.
News of a modernized depot for Nyssa is
welcome news and the Owyhee Irrigation Dis
trict office is being remodeled. The Schweizer
Cafe, now operated by Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Wilk-
ison plan to add a dining room and there are
rumors in the air of other building plans to be
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CITY MUST LOOK
TOWARD THE FUTURE—
HIS week the City business of Nyssa is
practically without a home. Due to remod
eling work at the Owyhee Irrigation District
fice, the city recorder and city library were
forced to move into temporary quarters. It is
doubtful if the irrigation office will be avail
able for city use much longer and some perm
anent arrangements will have to be made.
Nyssa is large enough, and prosperous enough
to afford a decent city hall. The city also needs
water and sewer extensions, street and side
walk improvements. It haft been suggested that
in order to care for necessary city improve
ments, a modest bond issue might be floated
and all these impovements made this summer.
A modest city hall could be built, containing
an office for the city recorder, council rooms,
city jail, quarters for the fire equipment and
sprinkler, rest rooms, city libraiy and court
room large enough to handle minor cases and
serve as a room for public meetings of a dozen
Several of the principal streets should re
ceive a coating of oil and other streets gravel
ed. Sidewalks should be more general through
town. Water extensions are necessary, and in
some places existing lines should be made larg
er. Many property owners want the sewer ex
tended to serve their property. Provision might
also be wisely made to secure land for a city
park and funds secured to make a start in this
direction. Later a public swimming pool would
be in order, lighten athletic field and other im
provements leading toward the well being and
enjoyment of both young and old. An improved
low pressure water system is also advocated by
True all these things cannot be done in one
short summer, but the time has come when a
start must be made on a long time program of
improvement, or the city will not develop in pro
portion to the opportunities here. It is also true
that some of these improvements are not,
strictly speaking, city obligations; but the time
has come to make a definite stand in favor of
city improvements and the sooner we start the
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COMMENTS BY CLARK WOOD
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Scratch a ranter and you will find, as a rule,
Dunno how John L. Lewis rates as a fisher
man, but he has apparently had pretty good luck
with the steel Rea ls.
While holding no brief for the judicial branch
of government, we regard it as quite as trust
worthy as either of the others.
There have been quite a number of tragic
plane accidents in recent months. Maybe
some steps should be taken toward amendin
the law of gravity.
Last week The Journal
printed a list of questions
on W C. T. U. facto Below
are printed the answers. Get
last week’s Journal and com
pare to see how near correct
you were. This questionable
is given to better acquaint
the public with the aims and
functions of this temperance
Interesting bits of history
gleaned from the flies of years
From Gale City Journal
May 27, 1927
Mrs. J. A. Felton leit for Twin
Falls Thursday to be there for
Memorial Day and a few days visit
Mrs. W. L. Posey and daughters
of Vale came to Nyssa Friday to
join Mr. Posey, local agent, and will
make their home here.
Chas. Newbill, local boy, pitched
the first winning game for the
Idaho Falls "Spuds” last Thursday.
Mr and Mrs. Stanley Fenn arc
the parents of a son bom May 20.
Tire highway through Nyssa is
being worked on and oiling is in
progress at the present time be
tween Nyssa and Ontario.
The Nyssa Band Boys are faith
fully practicing each Friday even
ing under the direction of Jay
Stoner and will soon give the pub
lic a treat with their band concerts.
The boys are loyal In their practice
for they realize a band is ap asset
to all live communities.
Bryan Pounds well known local
boy, left Wednesday for Victoria
B. C. where he will enter employ
ment of A. J. Smith as a Jockey.
Having seen Bryan ride before, Mr
Smith predicts a gr at future for
the local boy.
A washout of the Owyhee ditch
occurred on the Skinner ranch on
the Owyhee Monday. The break'
was 65 feet wide and the overflow
did considerable damage to adjac
Taken from The Gate City Journal
May 28, 1920
Those attending Grand Lodge of
the I. O. O. F. at Baker this week
were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Duncan,
Don Forbes, Wallace Lynch, Mrs.
Robert Elliott and Mrs. Ellis Wal
of ters.Mrs. Thompson, principal of the
Brogan schools during the past
year was united in marriage to
Charles Schweizer of Nyssa last
week at her home in Brogan, Rev.
Clower officiating. Both young
people are well known in the Owy
hee section where the groom is a
prosperous farmer and the bride
has taught school for several years
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fields re
turned from Skull Springs Satur
Mr and Mrs. F. L. DeBord and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kling-
back and family and Messrs. Louis.
Elmer and Clarence DeBord enjo;*
ed a picnic above Ironside Tuesday.
While there they called on Mrs.
Anna Pratt and son Louis who are
A miscellaneous shower was given
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Gibson Tuesday evening in honor
of Miss Elsie Gibson. Present were
Mesdames J. H. Wolfe, J. Boydell,
W. S. Clore, C. F. Miller, C. C.
Hunt, Frank Hall. E. B Nedry, J. J
Sarazin, P. H. Baird, G. P Ward.
Ernest Wilson, 8. D. Goshert, H.A
Goshert, Barney Wilson. A. H. Boy
dell, C. Crawford, A. P. Gibson, W
L. Gibson. H. A. Teutsch, F Stubbs.
Misses Lucy Thompson Lulu Davis.
Lots Osborne. Mattie and Georgia
Dennis, Eva Boydell, Helen Wells,
Jean Conklin and Lottie Phillips.
Pillow for Feet
lip to a century ago in Europe nu
merous peasants slept with their
feet—Instead of their head—on the
pillow, in the belief that the feet
did the harder work and, therefore,
were more entitled to comfort, says
service, home social and civic life;
touches everything for humanity's
sake, throughout the whole uni
it is non-secretarlan, Gods law Is
perfect. Conventions are for the
purpose of instruction, reports, rec
encouragement, securing new mem
bers, or at least converting more
towards the following of the prin-
j ciples of right living. Also for
-trengthenlng every branch of work
and establishing closer harmony
among unions, individuals and with
NEWS OF RECORD
The Oregon Trail baseball team
remained at the top of the baseball
league by trouncing two teams last
week. Oregon Trail remains un
defeated with ten victories to their
credit and by beating some of the
best grade teams in the county.
Oregon Trail took Wade school
nto camp by beating them 17 to 4
last Friday week. Frank Wilson
did excellent mound work with
David Malone doing some good re
Oregon Trail defeated Cairo
Monday on the Trail diamond by
the tune of 30 to 8. Cairo was un
defeated before they met Oregon
Trail having beaten all rural teams
around Vale and Ontario.
Oregon Trial meet Owyhee Fri
day morning on the Owyhee dia
DENTAL SURVEY COMPLETED mond. Albert Hopkins is coaching
the Oregon Trail team.
The dental survey for the schools
of Nyssa was completed and 340
grade school pupils came in for ex
amination. Dr Norcott of Nyssa did
the examinations. Of the 340 child
ren examined 44 children or 12.9
these 44 marked as having teeth in
per cent were marked as OK. Of
the best possible condition 13 were
advised to have their teeth cleaned.
Thirty-six of the 340 had temp
orary teeth decayed, 70 had both
temporary and permanent teeth de
cayed, 49 were marked as needing
one or more teeth extracted, 235
were marked as having permanent
teeth decayed and of this group
138 were marked as having 4 or
more permanent teeth decayed.
In the examination of the High
School 146 were examined and 10
pupils were marked as having teeth
in perfect condition. Doris Smith.
Marzene Hollenberg, Mary Corn
Milk is the most import
and Isabelle Sarazin assisted In the
ant factor in the grow
ing child’s diet for Us
ing qualities. And he likes
First Use of Carrier Pigeons
the taste of SHELTON’S
Carrier pigeons were first brought
to the attention of Europeans during
the First Crusade when the Saracens
were found to employ them regular
For the Milk Purer
ly for conveying information to their
In Quality, Try
armies. During the siege of Paris
in 1870 communication with the out
side world was regularly maintained
by carrier pigeons.
By Hazel D. Gildea. county pub
Real Estate Transfers Recorded
C. W Glenn, Sheriff to Vale Im
Deepening the Spiritual Life. provement Co., Lots 1 to 6 inc., and
Character Building. Better Citizen 11 to 16, inc.. Block 26; Lots 5 and
ship. Alcohol Education. Education 6, and 11 to 16, inc. Block 27; Lots 3
for World Peace.
and 4, and 9 to 13, inc.. Block 28;
President: Open and conduct the Lots 3 to 14, inc., Block 29, North-
meet. ng and preserve order through west Townsite Add to Vale; and
out. Vice president: To preside in SE'.NE1. Sec. 19-18-45. 1, 2, 37.
absence of the president. Corr. sec- $11.30.
retary: Conduct the correspon- William Lemer et al to Samuel
dence of the Union. Recording sec- Fiiegman SE1. SW*4 and 8HBWV»
retary: Record and retain proceed n e 1. Sec. 7-32-41. 2, 15, 37. $10.
ings of meetings for future refer- Emily O. Tewksbury to Louise
ence. Treasurer; Collect and keep Richmond, Lots 3 and 4 in SH-
account of all dues paid. Publicity NW1/, Sec. 1-17-46. 5, 7, 37. $1.
director: Keep in close contact with, Robert J. Davis et ux to A. R
Millar. 12 acres in SE!4SEVi Sec.
19-19-47. 1, 2, 34. $1.
to George R. Hen
Flower Mission and Relief: Help City Lots of Ontario
5 and 6, Block 2, Villa
the sick and needy. Child Welfare: ley,
Add to Ontario. 4. 6, 36. $78.
Each has a right to be well born; Park
helping to build Christian homes, City of Ontario to George B.
Social Morality: Teaching in the Henley, loto 7 and 8, Block 2, Villa
Finer Arts of Living. International Pard Add to Ontario. 1, 6, 36. $70
Relations and Peace: Studying
Gibbons et ux to James E.
cause and cure of wars. Evangelis- Hancock. NW1, NW Sec. 15-16-47
tic: Prayer at noontide, prayer | 9, 21. 36. $10. ( QC Deed)
at meetings and Bible study, at Oak Burris et ux to Louise Heg-
least a 20 minute devotional period i eler Connett, E SW !4 and Lots 3
at every meeting, salvation of souls, and 4, Sec. 7-19-44. 2, 1, 37. $10.
Louise Hegeler Connett et vir to
E'iSWtt and Lots 3
Frances Williard Fund: Estab and 4, Girvin,
lished at her death to carry out the H. O. Musgrove et 2, ux 15, to 37. Amos
principles she stood for. Minimum Sonner, 4 acres in SW',NW)i Sec
amount from each union. $2 per 15-16-47. 4, 1, 37. $100. (Q C Deed.
year. Lillian Stevens Fund: In D. C. Booth et ux to E.D. Corder,
memory of a national president. $1 Lots
18, 19 and 20, Block 67, On-
required every year from each ! tario 17 5, , 20,
union for legislative work.
Emil Baarstad et ux to H. L. Day
SEI4NEH Sec 8-20-46. 5, 13, 37. $140
National Alcohol Education Day. Eml, Baarstad et ux to Mabel E.
i Barber N!4SE% and SE14SEV4 Sec.
j 8-20-46. 5. 14, 37. $10.
Building for Abstinence. For God Ontario Investment and Devel-
and Home and Native Land.
opment Co., to E. M. Lanterman.
I Lots 1 to 5, inc., Block 34, Ontario
, 5, 17, 37. $10. <Q C Deed).
Devotional«, Roll Call, Minutes, Elna Koopman et vir to Paul
Corr. Secretary report, Treasurers ’ Hatch, Lots 9 and 10, Block 120,
report. Committee reports, Unfin- Ontario. 4. 28, 37. $1.
ished business, new business, pro- j. l . Head to Will C. Smith et al
gram, motion to adjourn.
S*4SWt4 Sec. 10-17-47; also un-
National Headquarters: Evans- j divided >4 interest in pump. 11, 20.
ton. Illinois. National President: \ 36 . $10.
Ida B. Wise Smith.
Amos H. Sonner et ux to Leonard j
E. Sonner, E54NW54 and W 4 NE 14
Jne 9th. Alcohol Education Day Sec. 14-16-47. 5. 21, 37. $10.
The day the crusade women prayed Amos H. Sonner et ux to Irvin '
in the snow Frances Willard birth
The greater the soul development
the less is the desire for gross
forms of indulgence, including all
kinds of stimulants. Degrading pro
toplasmic poison. Physical and sip-
itual health and a clear mind.
It reaches into EVERY line of
Building and Property Values
Check your fire insurance policies . . .
Are you carry ing enough insurance to
adequately reimburse you in event of
LET US ANALYZE YOUR INSUR
ANCE REQUIREMENTS . . . WE
WRITE ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE
Frank T. Morgan
If our Home . . .
Do you have ample insurance to cover
the loss? Don’t take a change—See
Nyssa Realty Co.
Don M. Graham, Manager
NYSSA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
WE RECOMMEND THEM
CARL H. COAD
Call Thomas Nordale
Furniture Store Phone 94
New Way to Hold Loose
Firmly In Place
Do false teeth annoy and bother
by dropping and slipping when you
eat, talk or laugh? Just sprinkle a
lltUe FASTEETH on your plates.
This new, tasteless powder holds
teeth firm and comfortable. No
gummy, gooey, pasty taste Make
breaKi pleasant. Qet FASTEETH
today at any good drug store.
Lee Sonner. SE^SW 't. SW'»SE‘,.
and Lots 2 and 3, Sec. 11-16-47. 5,
21. 37. $10.
Robert M. Wilson et ux to Joseph
L. Waud et al undivided 54 Interest
in SE^NW*, NWtiSE*4 and E 4 -
SWK Sec. 13-19-46. 4, 14, 37. $1.
Marriage Licenses Issued
Erllng Warren Bervin and Ver
ona Ruth Gregerson. 5, 17, 37.
Jack William Com and Ruby
Elizabeth Combs. 5, 21, 37.
James Clide Jackson and Irene
Ruth Groesbeck. 5, 21, 37.
James Vernon Tiffany and Hazel
Moe Shoemaker. 5 22, 37.
Ray Theodore Knezevich and
Florence Etta Hutton. 5, 22, 37.
Petitions Filed in County Court .
In the Matter of the Adoption of
Alma Dean McCart. 5, 22, 37.
NYSSA LI BRARY
Town Patrons-----2:90 to 6:90
2:30 to 7:90
ALL PATRONS WELCOME
Mrs. Fred Marshall, Librarian
ON THE OLD JOB
H. D. Holmes
TRANSFER and BAOOAGI
of llsaling la
FACTS ABOUT NYSSA
A. L. FLETCHER
Population (1930) ........................821
Recent Estimates ___________ 1400
M ayor......................Don M. Graham
Councilmen_________Al Thompson NYSSA
Leslie McClure, Berwyn Burke,
City Clerk _________ JL R. Millar
City Treasurer ___ Lewis Wiltshire
M arshall____________ A. V. Cook
Watermaster_____.N. H. Pinkerton DR. E. D. NORCOTT
Fire Chief .......... . Wm. Schlreman
Health Officer Dr. J. J. Sarazin
Office Phone 35F2
County Judge ......David P. Graham
Commissioners .............„. Ora Clark,
L. P. Peterson
County Clerk.............Harry Sackett
Assessor------------- Murray Morton
Treasurer ------------- Mrs. Ora Hope
County Attorney ........... M. A. Biggs
County Surveyor, J. Edwin Johnson
County Physician,___ Dr. Anna B.
O. E. No. 2134
Coroner----------------- R. A. Tacke
VIEETS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Superintendent Kathryn Claypool
AT EAGLES HALL
Nyssa Public Schools
Superintendent ...... Leo Hollenberg
School board; Mrs. E. C. Wilson,
CLAUDE WILLSON, Pres.
chairman; C. L. McCoy, Fred
Koopman, Dwight Smith, Clerk,
Facts About Owyhee Project
Principal Products—Hay, sugar
beets, corn, dairying, stock rais
ing, grains, clover seed, potatoes
peas lettuce, onions, fruits and
Cost of Owyhee Dam ____$6.000.000
7H miles of Tunnel _____$4.000.000
Siphons, canals, etc. _____$9.000,000
Owyhee dam storage capacity___
---------------- 716,000 acre feet
Heighth of d am ------------620 feet
From lceest point of foundation
leading project city, Nyssa, Oregon
Elevation of land - ....2.250 to 2.500
Acres In Owyhee project, 100.00 acres
Principal products __________hag,
corn, dairying, a t o ck raising,
grains, potatoes, dour seed. pern,
lettuce onions and carrota