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This Week in History: August 10-12 | Local News


US Navy buys wood from Coos Bay

Buehner Co. to ship two cargoes to Mare Island

Most of the time, Christmas tree will be sent – Martha Buehner and Tahoe will take it out

The Buehner Lumber Co. has just sold 1,129,000 feet of fir and cedar as a special order to the US Department of the Navy for delivery to Mare Island. The Martha Buehner, which was due to arrive this morning but has been delayed by the thick fog off shore, is to take most of the order and the steamer Tahoe, which is due to arrive this evening or tomorrow, will load the balance.

Inspectors Frank Sims and JA Jones arrived yesterday from Bremerton to deal with the loading of the cargo. Mr. Sims is an old friend of AH Powers, having connected with him in the same district of Minnesota 31 years ago.

This is the largest government order received here in a long time and the Buehner Co. is delighted to have secured it.

Almost 300 at Suomi’s picnic

About 300 enjoyed the 28e Annual Suomi Company Picnic in Allegany Grove yesterday. Five boats have been chartered to handle the crowds in the bay and a number of small private craft have also been brought up.

Alex Johnson said everything went well. There was no program or sports competitions because the grounds did not allow it.

The dance in the pavilion lasted from the start of the day until the end of the afternoon. Then there was boating, fishing, swimming, and trips to Golden and Silver Falls, making an ideal outing for young and old.

The Express ran aground on the mudflat and its passengers were transferred to the Mary Ann.

Bridge work in Coquille moving

The new cofferdam wall is under construction

Concrete pouring will begin soon – a great force of men employed at work

COQUILLE – The construction of the bridge over the Coquille is progressing but additional work is needed which we had not counted on. The cofferdam on the Coquille side did not retain water. Quicksand has been affected and water is still coming into the cofferdam, so it is necessary to rebuild around the interior by making a double wall. The plan is to pump the water and then lay the concrete foundation. If the second wall does not hold all the water, you will need to pour the concrete into the water. With this unexpected delay, work is progressing well and contractor Gidley expects concrete to be poured shortly. Mr. Gidley has a great strength of men working on the job.

Dead crabs cover Bandon beach

Thousands of dead and dying washed away by the waves

Appeal to state fisheries commission to determine cause – occurred in the past day

CF Pape of Bandon, who was here today, asked Deputy Game Ranger McDaniel that the Fisheries Commission immediately send an expert to Bandon to determine the cause of death of thousands of crabs along the beach.

Mr. Pape says the beach is literally covered in crabs, dead and dying. They have been pouring in from the sea for twenty-four hours and attracting a lot of attention to Bandon.

He says there was no blasting in the area and the rocks show no signs of injury.

Deputy Game Ranger McDaniel was in contact with the State Fishery Ranger’s shoemaker today. He could also ask Dr. Hayden to go investigate.

Nearly record-breaking crowds attend the curry fair

GOLD BEACH – Sunny skies and near-record crowds marked the final day of the 1971 Curry County Fair at Gold Beach on Sunday.

Attendance from Friday to Sunday was estimated at 7,500, with 702 other exhibitors entering several hundred exhibitions on Thursday, the day of entry to open classes. Attendance at the show is up about 15 percent from last year, according to Ron Crook, director.

Barbecue lamb was served Sunday at noon, followed by the awards ceremony. Ophir Grange and the Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce will share the “Manager’s Trophy, as Curry Core Area won the most blue ribbons in all divisions.

One of the most popular events was the appearance of 19 Del Norte Howonquet Indian dancers in their native ceremonial costumes on Saturday. The group performed ancient tribal dances and songs in front of a large crowd in the main building of the fair.

Ophir Grange took home the top two honors when his community booth received the top prize and a frog, “Pure Luck”, a small but nimble barn-entered jumper won the frog jumping competition held on Saturday. Ophir’s participant jumped 1 foot 8 inches ahead of Gold Beach and Agness.

A couple of brothers, Clyde and Ernie DeWitt of Brookings, teamed up to win the doubles championship in the horseshoe throw competition, a new event this year.

Mr. and Mrs. John Adams received the award for the oldest married couple at the fair. They have been married for 61 years. Adams, 91, was the oldest man to register for “Old Timer’s Day” on Saturday.

The controversial $ 1 fee of the board of SWOCC OK

By a slim 3-2 vote on Tuesday night, the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) board of trustees approved a controversial assessment of the mandatory $ 1 per student per term fee to fund a local chapter of the research group on Oregon Student Interest (OSPIRG) on the SWOCC campus.

OSPIRG offered to investigate consumer and environmental protection issues as part of a statewide student program funded by student money.

The controversy over OSPIRG funding has revolved around the issue of mandatory versus voluntary student reviews to fund the local group’s consumer and environmental protection activities.

SWOCC President Jack Brookins, in a formal recommendation to the board, opposed the mandatory fee assessment, but noted his “full support for the OSPIRG concept and its goals”.

OSPIRG, a program offered by consumer advocate Ralph Nader at the University of Oregon last year, has been called a “watchdog of corporate accountability to the public in protecting consumers and the environment. ‘environment “.

Tourney raises nearly $ 7,000 for crisis service

Future Help: Event Money Over Coquille Valley Elks Boosts Agency Expansion Fund

The Coos County Women’s Crisis Service Expansion Fund received a big boost through a charity golf tournament.

The June tournament, hosted by the Coquille Valley Elks Lodge and sponsored by the Coquille Valley Elks Lodge Committee to Aid the Women’s Crisis Service, raised almost $ 7,000, tournament coordinator David Crumley said.

Crumley planned to present Women’s Crisis Service director Judy Moody with a check for $ 7,706, of which all but about $ 800 would come from the one-day tournament.

The money is a welcome addition for the Crisis Service, which currently only has 11 beds in its facility for women who need shelter because they are leaving abusive situations or are homeless for other reasons.

“This adds money to our expansion fund, which is necessary since we have been living in a full shelter for several months,” Moody said.

In June alone, the Women’s Crisis Service took in 20 different women and nine children at one point or another of the month and the shelter was full every day.

Crumley had hoped to raise $ 6,000 from the tournament and was delighted with the generosity of the 20 four-person teams who participated in the tournament and the local businesses who sponsored the holes and provided prizes for the event.

“As far as I know, this is the most for any charity tournament held on this course,” said Crumley. “People believe in the cause. “

Kristensen and Team Johnson win Classic

Kent Kristensen and Jeff Johnson combined to win the elite Coos Classic two-player golf tournament by five strokes over the weekend.

Kristensen and Johnson scored 126 – 14 under par – in the two-day best ball event to win the A Flight, beating the teams of Casey Mathews / Phillip Ngo and Mark Wilson / Joe Jaukkuri by five blows.

Wayne Laurila and Kent Day had a net score (including handicaps taken into account) of 118 to claim the lowest net honors in Wing A. Charles Johnson and Brad Leiken were four strokes behind.

In Vol B, Norm Hill and Jay Jackson had a 146 to take the raw honors by two strokes over the teams of Steve Stalcup / Mike Rose and Brent Sacket / Chuck Kaylor.

Kent Wigle and Larry Knudson teamed for a net score of 118 to win the B-Squadron net division, three strokes ahead of Gene Shoji and John O’Donnel.

The tournament is one of the country club’s most popular summer events and draws players from across the state. A total of 60 players took part in this year’s event, many from outside the region.

Fairgoers try to get some fresh air at the watermelon seed spitting contest

MYRTLE POINT – Thwooth! Thwooth!

That sound filled the air as a group of young and old, men and women, practiced spitting watermelon seeds on the grass on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest of This year.

Wielding a 2-foot machete, organizer Maurine Walker sliced ​​two of the four watermelons into slices for contestants to use in the contest and for spectators to munch on.

The rules of the Seed Spitting Contest are simple. Each competitor receives three seeds from a slice of watermelon to divide. The longest pin in each category wins.

Jeff Cook of Myrtle Point was the overall and men’s division winner with a 31-foot-6 pin.

Joyce Scolari, 5, of Coquille, won the kids’ division with a score of 4 ½ feet.

With a 20ft 6in pin, Danielle Pykonen of Tigard won the women’s division.


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