Nyssa gate city journal. (Nyssa, Or.) 1937-199?, January 28, 1954, Image 1

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    N yssa
G ate C ity Jo u rn a l
NO. 3
elected ♦
president by the board of directors,
Jed Lewis, vice president, and War­
ren Farmer, re-elected secretary.
Three new directors were named by
the members prior to organization
of the board. Directors elected Mon­
day night are Warren Farmer, re­
elected, Bob Johnson of Nu Acres
and Luit Stam. who succeed M. C
Seuell and George Schiemer.
Other officers last year were Olea
Billings, president, and Bernard
Eastman, vice president.
Nyssa and the surrounding community set a new state rec­
ord for blood donations Monday and beat any Idaho com­
munity’s record when 478 pints of blood were donated. Only
36 volunteers were rejected from the 514 persons who ap-
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at the tcp of the list.
The 478 pint take was 76 pints
greater than the 402 set early this
O n
R e tc ic
month by Chairman Harold Henig-
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figLu-e was three
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times that of the Ontario’s oontri-
f m a n c i a l O tG tU S
buttons which totaled 134 pints last
. ,
August. Nyssa's previous record was
Malheur county s public welfare
pints which brought recognition
recipients are being thourghly in- f rom j^r. j y j Allen, blood program
vestigated and several have been director 0j t^ e American Red Cross
removed from the rolls, it was re-
ported last week by County Judge
G. Y Chester, who is a member of
K1amath FaiL., which has a pcpu-
county welfare commission.
^ ucn of 15'875'
. Oregon record with 438 pints.
Judge Chester said that Oregon s
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financial responsibility law makes
we^k the Red Cross Wood-
certain individuals ineligible for mobile visited Caldwell and collected
direct relief and for old age assist­ 247 pints; Vale, 130 pints; Boise, 91
ance. In certain instances, recipients pints, and Mountain Home Air Force
can be removed from the relief rolls base, 113 pints.
when responsible members of their Assisting Henigson with prelimi­
families have sufficient financial nary arrangements for the blood
drive was Ralph Lawrence and
means to give assistance.
Several Malheur county residents members of the Junior Chamber of
have been removed from the rolls Commerce. Residents of the com­
during the past few weeks and munity who assisted during the
others are now being investigated drawing Monday were: typists, Mr;-.
by the welfare department, the E. D. Michaelson, Mrs. Eugene Fis­
cher and Miss Elsa Sanders. Nurses
county judge said.
This year’s applications for re­ aids, Mesdames Bob Thompson.
lief and the number receiving aid Jake Fischer, Paul Baker, Devere
are greater than at any time for Woodward and Owen Gann. Gray
ladies, Mesdames Paul House, Or-
the past several years he reported.
land Cheldelin, Dale Garrison, W il­
bur Holcomb, Wesley Brown and
Henry Hartley.
Appointments were made by Mrs.
Ralph Lawrence and Mrs. Elmer helped these two Nyssa children w ho
Cruson, while the life savers were were left with the crippling effects
the Misses Lois Wilson, Leatha Sag­
er and Ellen Sager. Registered of polio. Pictured above Is Judy
Legal proceedings are underway to nurses assisting the Red Cross staff Roberts, 5-year-old daughter of Mr.
collect a balance of several thous­ were the Rev. Robert Jackson, Mrs.
ands of dollars in delinquent per­ Gus Liming, Mrs. K. A. Danford and Mrs. Leon Roberts of Nyssa,
sonal property taxes in Malheur and Miss Jean Hara.
taking exercises on the special walk­
county. Sheriff John Elfering re­
The high school Future Home­
ported Tuesday. There were about makers o f America, with Mrs. ing bar in the phsiotherapy ward
700 different units of personal pro­ Charles Steffens, advisor, served of the Malheur Memorial hospital.
perty on which between $80,00 and luncheon to all volunteers. Miss
$100,000 in back taxes were declared Janice Williams was general chair­ Directly back of Judy is Pete
delinquent late last year, the sheriff man of the FHA group manag­ Fleissner, hospital physiotherap’ st,
said. The estimated amounts include ing the canteen and all food was
and Lou Herriman. March of Dimes
cost of collection and car mileage provided by the Eagles lodge.
Elfering stated that a large a-
Mothers assisting the FHA girl- chairman for Nyssa. The lower pict­
mount of the total due will be col­ were Mesdames Moeller, Gordon
lected by garnisheeing the bang ac­ Williams, F*red Schilling, Dean Fife, ure shows Judy with her crutches
counts of the individuals and busi­ Fred Strasbaugh, L. C, Ballantyne and
ness firms against whom the taxes and Allen Jones.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rosel
were originally levied.
Bob Thompson and Wilton Jack-
son manned the loudspeaker cn the Hunter of Nyssa. Judy was stricken
sound ear that patrolled the town with polio in St. Louis, Mo. in 1949
throughout the day to remind the
public of the drawing. Henry Hart­ and received treatments at the
ley served as general trouble shooter. Nyssa hospital after coming here
Members of the Jaycees provided
June Marie Wyckoff, director of taxi service during the day and on two years ago. LaNor had polio in
the Easter Cantata, has announced one call went beyond Mitchell
that the music to "Seven Last Words Butte to bring two doners into the Sept., 1951 and has completed her
of Christ” , this years cantata has high school. They were responsible hospital physiotherapy treatments,
arrived and that the first practice for the baby sitting service at the'
although she still receives treat-
will be Feb. 1 at the Christian school gym, manned the telephones j
church at 8 p. m. The community to call those who had pledged to i at home. Both Youngsters are still
chorus is open to anyone who enjoys appear at a certain time, if they [ under a doctor's care.
were late, and went through all old
Practices will be held every even­ records to ask donors on previou-
—Journal Photo
ing at various churches and it is visits to give blood. In addition to
very important that not too many running errands and performing
practice be missed according to odd jobs„ throughout the day, a
Mrs. Wyckoff. Mrs. Carlos Buchner cregv
j aycee volunteers assisted
___ Qf Jaycee
will accompany the cantata.
| with the loading of equipment on
the Red Cross bloodmobile Monday
Approximately 40 Nyssa women
have been organized into teams for
the March of Mothers Thursday
Scout troop 419 held their parents
night between 7 and 8 o’clock to
night on Monday, Jan. 25. Mel
collect funds for the polio fund. Mrs.
Terry, an officer of the Oregon-
Henry Hartley, who has charge of
Idaho council, was the main speaker
arranging for the special event to be
of the evening. Other speakers were
held the first time this year, said
John Dickson, scoutmaster of troop
New officers of the Nyssa Boat that Nyssa has been divided into
464 of Ontario, and Dusty Rhoades,
Councilor of the Oregon-Idaho dis­ club elected last Thursday evening five sections for six or eight women
trict. Rhoades acted as master of are Bernard Frost, Payette, commo­ working in teams in each section
dore; Bob Webster, Adrian, vice of town.
Troop 464 o f Ontario presented commodore; Ken Renstrom, secret­
Mrs. C. A. Malley has Charge of
a tenderfoot investor ceremony. For­ ary and treasurer, and Dale Garri­ the crew in the northwest section
rest Huffman and Lloyd Cartwright son and Clifford Fox, directors. They of town; Mrs. Hugh Tobler, north­
of troop 419, and three scouts of succeed Mearl Marcum, Ed Pruyn, east; Mrs. Dale Bingman, east; Mrs.
troop 464 became Tenderfoot scouts Renstrom (re-elected), Bert Lien- Don Moss, southeast, and Mrs.
Refreshments were served by troop | Kaemper and Warren Farmer.
Howard Lovejoy, southwest.
The sportsmen discussed plans for | While the mothers are going from
419 mothers with Mrs. Ken Pond in
further development of a new road! door-to-door throughout the town,
to Owyhee reservoir and methods a fireman will patrol each of the
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to Owyhee reservoir and methods five sections with their sirens sound­
of possible aid from state or other ing.
Several dollars were collected at
I t was also announced that the- all cafes and lunch oounters last
Ray Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boat chib is launching a member- Saturday when all revenue from
Pat Williams, has been called to fill ship drive and urged anyone inter - drinks of coffee was turned over to
an LDS two year mission in Argen- ested to see any officer or member, the March of Dimes. In addition to
tina. He will leave Nyssa Febr. 3 for
The next meeting is scheduled for | the coffee sales, cakes were donated
Salt Lake City and he will leave Feb. 18 at the Nyssa city hall.
by Mrs. Ralph Baxter, Mrs, Nora
from there for Argentina February
Jackson, Charles Zinn, who baked
his own cake, and the Dee-Lite
A farewell party and dance was
David Lee Reid, who joined the Bakery. Cuts o f cake were served at
given for Williams at the stake Air FY>rce two weeks ago is now re­ the lunch counters and all charges
house Wednesday evening and
his ported to be in Basic Training at made were donated to the fund.
farewell testimonial will be held Texas. He is the son of Pete Reid of Donuts were donated by Dale Over­
stake and served in the same man­
Sunday evening at the church.
Fred Bracken and Wilton Jackson
said the Bucket of Bucks event for
broadcasting over KSRV will be
Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9 p. m. at the
Nyssa Bowling alley building next
Two members of the Nyssa city evidence and the presentation of to the postoffice. Several "perform­
ers” have been engaged to sing or
police force attended the Oregon evidence.
The officers report that they had speak for the sum of $25 each to be
Police Officer’s basic training school
last week at Baker. Officer attending excellent instructors and well pre­ paid by other individuals. Joe Carter
from Nyssa were Clem DeVlnaspre sented classes. The instructors were
and Marvin Wilson They left for Captain Eugene W Ferguson of the
Baker Sunday Jan. 17 and returned Portland Bureau o f Police, and FBI
here last Friday night. The officers special agents Max E Taylor, Forbes
had classes in the police service. Barrett, Francis J. Smith, Elvin L
laws of arrest, laws o f search and Barton, Len A. Kurtz and Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Earnest of
siezure, mechanics o f arrest, fo o t; A. Patterson.
Madras, Ore., are staying at the
and mobile patrol, traffice enforce-
The school was sponsored by the home o f Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Orris
ment accident investigation, finger- Oregon Association o f City Police here. Earnest is the owner of the
printing, police Judo and narcotics Officers and the Oregon State Sher- house at 822 North Sacond sweet
V T to days were devoted to the iffs Association In cooperation with that was partially destroyed by Tire
study of crime scene investigation J the Federal Bureau o f Investigation, on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
'r< m the receipt o f tS» complaint t*he Bureau o f Municipal Research
The Earnests came to Nyasa last
♦o presentation to prosecuting of- and Service, the JJniverslty of week to ascertain the anifcint of
ficial? with special emphasis on re- Oregon and the League of Oregon damage done to the house. Mrs.
c o g g in g , collecting and preserving Cities.
Earnest Is Mrs. Orris’ sister.
Relief Rolls Get
Taxes Collected
By Garnisheeing
Bank Accounts
March of Mothers Thursday, Bucket
Of Bucks Next Week For Polio Fund
Nyssa Boat Club
Elects Officers
Thursday Night
nay Williams
w imam» On
Argentina Mission
Nyssa Police Officers Attend Classes
In FBI Training School At Baker, Ore.
Burned House Owner
Looks at Damage
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F^ard of Health
Denies Part In
Grading Hospital
The Malheur Memorial hospital
at Nyssa has the same creditation as
the Holy Rosary hospital In Ontario,
insofar as the Oregon State Board
of Health is concerned, It was re­
vealed this week in a letter from
Outstanding Report
Dr Harold M. Erickson, state health
Grant Rinehart, who prepared and
officer. It was explained that the
presented the annual financial re­
Oregon State Board o f Health does
port, revealed that profits for each
license hospitals and any hospital
of the three years, 1951, 1952 and
operating must be licensed. No grad­
1953, before interest and depreciation ing is involved, the health officer
were deducted, amounted to $1,830.- stated.
73; $6.165 49 and $19,204.23.
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A report «a
I in Ontario in
Cash lnco" ^ dur
December to indicate that the State
$129,512.58 from ^ ar(J o{ HeaIth
which $110,308.35 «Plating^expenses pMals for mwting lhci/ ^
were paid, including a $65,437.12 pay­ but graded them At that time On­
tario. Bums. Astoria, Tillamook, La
Total assets at the end of 1953 Grande and Baker were listed as
were listed as $416,092.29. as com­ among "six major cities of Oregon
pared with $399,526.24 at the end of which rated 100 per cent in meeting
1951 and $416.168 75 at the end of the hospital needs in their areas.”
1952. Rinehart said that total eam- In regard to this matter. Dr. Erick­
son acknowledged that those towns
Dr. J. R. Mann of l’arma became "have 100 percent of their bed needs
a member of the Malheur Memorial met, and the same thing can be
hospital staff as the result of action | said for the Nyssa-Ontario area.”
taken by the board of directors after
In denying his department’s part
the annual meeting.
In "creditation of hospitals” Dr.
I)r. Mann arrived in Parma Jan. Erickson’s letter closed with, “ Again,
7 and started practice there Jan. 20. neither the State Board of Health
lie was graduated from I ’tah Med­ nor the U. S. Public Health Service
ical school in 1952 and has just com­ has any responsibility for grading.
pleted his internship in Spokane.
The latter must have come from
some other source.”
ings since the hospital opened have
amounted to $392,709.80.
Manager John O ’Toole was credit­
ed by the accountant and members
of the board with an overall record
of 92 66 percent of accounts receiv­
able having been collected and only
2.77 percent being charged o ff as
uncollectable. Accounts receivable
Hamilton Chadderdcn has been
at the present time amount to $28,- named secretary of the Nyssa Busi­
813.59 and it was predicted that the ness Men’s association, it was an­
precentage of collections will un­ nounced Tuesday noon at a regular
doubtedly remain about the same a1- meeting o f the organization, which
in the past.
is a committee of the Chamber of
In 1951 the mortage payable Commerce. Eddie Taylor president
amounted to $57,027.93 and that has of the group, said that membrs had
been cut to a balance of $44,907.48 votpd unanimously to pay $5 annual
with $9,128,68 being paid o ff during dues for miscellaneous expenses.
At the Tuesday meeting a film on
Purchases of new equipment dur­ sale-manship was shown depicting
ing 1953 included a rocking bed, the "wrong” and the “ ’correct” man­
dictaphone, water softener and new ner in which customers should be
sidewalk for a trial of $6,100 of aippvoachcd by sales per .onnel. Ten­
which part was paid from special tative arrangements were made to
funds contributed during the polio make the film available at a later
epidemic in 1952. The Hospital date for employes of all Nyssa busi­
Auxiliary purchased an air lock, ness firms.
nursery storm windows and a cam­
Wayne Chestnut Announced that
era at a total cost of $1,032.
the film will be shown at Nyssa
Well Patronized
Motors Thursday evening and al
Billings, in giving his report as | interested persons are invited to at-
the 1953 president, reported that ¡tend.
the hospital had 843 admissions j
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during the year for a total of 6,159 \ I/ - i
patient day- The year before there V V i n t e r V a c a t i o n e r s
were 883 admi -ions
and 6,159 V i c i l P z x ir v lo Q r t l , i L
patten) daj . but of that number v l a l l r o u i I S o O U i n
79 were polio patients while o n ly , Returned this week from a winter
nine polio cases were admitted in vacation trip are Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
1953 Five polio victims were treated \ Erickson who arrived heme last Fri­
as outpatients during the last year, j day. The Ericksons left Jan. 12 and
Last year’s births exceeded those .ravelled through southern Utah,
of the year before by 34, with a re­ visiting Mrs. Erickson’s brother,
cord of 220 in 1953 and 186 in 1952. Gordon Ohytraus and his wife in
The 1953 emergencies came to a Salt Lake City. They continued
total of 99, new patients for x-ray south to view the Orand Canyon
were 439 and a total of 779 pictures and Phoenix, Arlz. Preceding south
were taken. In the physiotherapy they stopped at Nogales, Mexico
In a two car collision at Cairo department of which Pete Fleissner then returned by way o f Las Vegas.
Junction Saturday at 11:55 a. m. Is in charge, there were 325 patients Erickson reported good roads and
one man was killed and a woman and 1.665 treatments given.
| fair weather during the trip.
injured. Jthn Jackson of Ogden,
Utah, died of a crushed chest when
the car he was driving struck a truck
laden with beet pulp. Jackson’s wife
who was with him. was seriously in­
jured and was taken to the Holy
Rosary hospital in Ontario.
According to Malheur county coro.
Transfer of a lease to a private corporation and plans for
ner George Beechler, the Jackson
car was traveling south when the extensive development of a recreational area and road at
truck driven by Jerry Doman, 16. Cherry creek near Owyhee reservoir, were announced this
of Ontario, swerved Into his lane of week by Ken Renstrom, secretary of the Nyssa Boat club.
traffic. Doman, who was uninjured
Renstrom said that a lease o f pro- f --------- —— _______________________ _
In the accident, told investigating perty on Cherry Creek from the
officers that he had started to slaw Department of the Interior, held plans for a park site estimated to
down to pull into the highway by the Boat club, has been transfer - cost $600.000
weighing station when his brakes ered to H. H. Woods o f Seneca and
Renstrom said that efforts are
grabbed and threw his truck into Orris Crisp of John Day, who with
to obtain state funds, in
the lane In front of the Jackson car. their wives are in the process o f In­
Beechler stated that It is custom­ corporating to further develop the all probability from the State Game
ary to hold an inquest on two-car Cherry creek road and construct a commission, with which to build an
accidents and assumed that one son opens at the reservoir March 15. additional road from Cherry creek
to the Oordon gulch area. It is
would be held. No final decision has resort area.
possible that some state funds will
been reached In this matter.
Woods and Crisp moved In heavy be available later this summer, Ren­
road equipment Monday to rebuild strom reported.
about one mile o f the road that
The ultimate objective of those
had been layed out and graded by who have been working on the road
the Boat club and other interested is to have a complete loop up the
sportsmen last year. The new lessees Owyhee river and around the dam
The 6th Army Reserve training also expect to widen all narrow turns to Cherry creek.
conference in Seattle was attended on about three miles o f the road
by Lloyd Wilson, who left Friday and remove all switchbacks from the
Jan. 1«, with other reserve officers new approach to Owyhee reservoir.
Renstrom said that the Boat club
of thi* area and returned to Nyssa
and other sportsmen Invested about
the following Monday.
W hile there Wilson, who is a $5,000 In planning the road, remov­
The first annual meeting of the
lieutenant colonel in the Air reserve, ing rock and grading last summer.
As soon as the work is completed, newly organized Nyssa Co-op Supply
received lectures on reserve train­
ing and heard an address by Com­ the two men will start construction was held last Friday In the Oregon
modore General Kessler of the 4th of a store and park site on Cherry Trail school house. The board of
Air Force. He went on a tour of the creek where they will provide con­ directors was elected and officers
83 Fighter Intercepter squadron to cessions and rentals, according to were appointed. Directors are O. E.
study their methods and effective­ Renstrom. All work is expected to be Cheldelin W . . J. Bertram, A. T.
completed by the time fishing sea­ Goodell, E. E. Crocker, and I. R.
son opens t the reservoir March 15. Price. Cheldelin was appointed presi­
Relinquishment o f the Boat club’s dent.
lease on the Cherry creek site to
Charles Poole, field representative
Woods and Crisp was on condition of the P a clfi Supply Cooperative
that the road be open to the public o f Walla Walla. Wash., discussed 6
Prsident of the Northwest Confer­ at all times and that all users o f the thermometer chart showing the
ence of Methodist Youth, Ned Snid­ road have access to the lake, Ren­ financial condition of the Nyssa
Co-op. Supply. It was brought out
er, has been selected to attend the strom said.
At the same time the Cherry creek that of the $138,000 in the company,
United Nations- Washington Semi­
nar. The Seminar Is to be held in transfer was made the Boat club $113.000 Is in claer ownership of the
the U. N. buildings in New York and took a lease on the Oordon creek local members with only 18 percent
Washington, D. C. and many nation­ area, near Cherry creek, where the Indebtedness. In comparison with
ally known writers and speakers will Federal Parks Service already has other eo-ops this Is an excellent
completed a survey and developed financial status, he said.
be in attendance.
Business Group
Sees Sales Films
Set Annual Dues
Cantata Practice
Starts February 1
Hospital; Bracken Named President
the Malheur Memorial hospital realized a net profit of
=7,793.77 during 1953 after $2,753.54 for interest was paid and
>8,656.92 depreciation was charged off, it was announced
..londay night at the annual meeting of the hospital associa­
New officers of the association t -e Fred Bracken who was
2 Stale Records Broken When Donors
Of Community Give 478 Pints of Blood
To Exceed Quota That Tripled Ontario
Parent's Night Held
By Scout Troop 419
' f f i , rs ^ 'M
has agreed to cut recordings of ail
parts of the program and w.U offer
them for sale to t-he individual per­
former at $5 each. All funds will
go to the March of Dimes. There are
seats available for spectators dur­
ing the performance.
It was announced at noon Wed­
nesday that an auction sale will be
held at 1 p. m. Feb. 6 at 914 Idaho
street in from of the J. C. Krul resi.
dence as a March of Dimes benefit.
Krul, who spent many years as an
auctioneer, will cry the sale to get
the highest prices for everything
sold. The auctioneer ts donating a
large amount of his own belongings
to thp benefit and is asking for con­
tributions to be sold for revenue tor
the polio drive.
Amateur Talent to
Be Featured In IC
Variety Show
"On Stage America” , the variety
show sponsored by the Nyssa Jay­
cees, will be presented at 8:04 on
Friday and Saturday evenings in
the high school gym.
The show will feature imperso­
nations of characters from a TV
show, portrayed by Nyssa residents
Pete Fliessner will act as master of
There will be 24 high stepping
chorus girls in costume doing
Broadway routines and ten acts of
the best amateur talent to be found
In Nyssa and vicinity. The audience
enters the fun by voting for the best
amateur contestants, who are com­
peting for prizes.
As and added attraction on Satur­
day evening, the show will open
with the presentation of the prizes
in the TTny Tot contest. Voting will
continue until 8:00 Saturday even­
ing and the final result« will not be
known until curtain tFhe.
Every 50th donor at the blood
drawing Monday was given a free
ticket to the Jaycee home talent
show. The tickets are being mailed
to Neils Larson, Mrs. Maurice G lo­
ver. Father Rembert Ahles, Frank
Jayo, Floyd Hale, Lloyd Poulson,
M C. Lewis, John Oepford and Cal
One Fatality Due
To Wreck at Cairo
New Corporation Takes Over Owyhee
Reservoir Area For Resort Center
Air Reserve Man
Recives Training
Co-op Supply Has
First Meeting
Snider Selected to
Attend UN Seminar