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00OSSE0000ACIIER 00ROS N| 6TH No. 2 10 Per Copy Published Since 1882 in the Hub of the Myrtlewood Empire Aten,',. 0,q Two Sections - 14 Pages COQUILLE, OREGON Thursday, Jan. II, 1973 Traffic Deaths In County Help Set New High Pert Karen I4azelwood, of CnqulUe community building staff, Shows off new bulletin/display board at the entrance tO the center for Coquille citizens. Board will be used to post notices and schedules of interest of Cnquille area. Karen is a cashier and skating instructor at the community building. Winter Exciting Time To Roam South Coast Oregon Seashore ,-Curry Electric Opposes Traffic deaths in Coos county reached a high of 20 for the year 1972, a total which helped to push the state's death toll to a new all-time high of 730, according to state authorities this week. The 20 reported dead inCoos county for 1972 was five over the total for the preceding year. In 1971, 15 people died in traf- fic accidents in this county. Curry county also showed an COG Group, C oos Boa rd HoldConfab A special three - man delegation from the Coos - Curry Council of Governments was scheduled to meet with the Coos County Board of Com- missioners Wednesday morn- lng as The Sentinel went to press In attempts to reconcile differences which have led to hoard withdrawal from the council. Commissioner Frank Rema told The Sentinel late Tuesday afternoon that the special meet- ing had been called by the coun- cil of governments. Scheduled to represent the COG were Bob Mason, Coqullle mayor and one- time chairman of the council; increase the past year at 12 up from 9 in 1971. Fourteen Oregon counties had fewer traffic deaths in 1972 than in 1971; seven others re- ported no more deaths in 1972 than in 1971, yet the state's annual traffic toll was the worst ever recorded. Only one county, Wheeler, re- corded a traffic death free year. It was also death-free in 1971. Counties recording decreas- es in traffic deaths were: Baker, Benton, Clatsop, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake Lincoln, Marion, Morrow, Till- amook, Union and Wasco coun- ties. Those with the same number of deaths for the last two years were: Clackamas, Columbia Crook, Gilliam, Wallowa, Washington and Wheeler coun- ties. The counties contributing to the new all-time record of 730 were: Coos, Curry, Deschutes; Haraey, Hood River, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, U- matilla and Yamhill counties. m, FEWER MULTIPLE DEATHS RECORDED Oregon established a new all- time record for traffic deaths last year, but on its way to the record it actually had fewer multiple death crashes than it did in 1971 or even in 1969, the year the previous record was set. New Landowners Group "h Meeting Here Tonlg t At least 500 Coos, Curry and Western Douglas county rural landowners are expected to attend tonight's (Thursday) meeting of the Oregon Rural Landowner's Association, ac- cording to Jim Allison, Sherwood, President of the new state-wide organization. The meeting will be at the Coquille community building at 7:30p.m. Allison, who spent threedays in the three- county area last landowners in this coastal area stand to lose millions of dollars. "The Macpherson plan, which has been publicly endorsed by the governor, would create a state commission on land de- velopment and conservation and grant to this group, appointed by the governor to serve at his pleasure, the authority to re- gulate the development and use of the land described in thebllL The proposal grants authority week talking with various which could be used to destroy groups and making arrange- . - _ anu values but it nakes no ments for the meeting, lss... ,rvt., , c6mhsate the he r ........ the following statement to T landowners. It provides a Sentinel. method of confiscation by gov- "Every person who owns any land along Highway 101, or along any river or bay in Coos, Curry, or Douglas county should attend our organization meeting Thursday night. In addition every other rural landowner should be 'scared,' especially those owning land between 101 and the beach. "If Sen. Hector Macpherson (Rep. Albany) and his ad-hoc committee of metropolitan land ernment with no remuneration. "After the commission has promulgated their rules about what cannot be done with the land, the plan proposes to turn over the local or regional government the authority to en- force their edicts. "If rural landowners who own land not immediately effected by Bert Waiberg, present chair- grabbers have their way, rural man and George Steddom, Ban- The Motor Vehicles Division Loan Program Decision don city councilman.whatRemathe siaddelegationhe didwouldnot knOWpro, said Thursday that the wrstkilledinaccidentJulyandwhereoffourthefiveothersyearpeopleoccurredwerewerein- 0SWOCCp e n F oGymr U s e HD e I I e n b a cke r e T o d a y pose and could not speculate on jured in ahead-oncrashinMal- the outcome but it is felt gen- erally that this may be the first step toward a rejoining to the COG for the board of com- missioners. The meeting was set for_ll a.m. in the com- missioner's chambers at the courthouse. Seafood Discussed Discussion of the issue.s and problems of the seafood indus- try on the south Oregon coast will be held in two town hall meetings in Coos Bay and manager Electric Co- Inc., said today, of the Nixon Straiten to impound RE A and to summarily the REA 2% direct 30, 1972 will With all resources at anager from Coquille : to some 1,000 electric in the United have been under (Rural Electrification ) 2% loan pro- aeans a 250% increase e Oat of capital money destruction of many Concerning the effects this decision would have on Coos- Curry Electric, Cook said, "it was too soon to evaluate, Int that in the long run it just had to mean higher rates. How soon was hard to tell". He POpulated areas. In light of the recent decision, the board of directors of Coos- Curry Electric met Friday in Gold Beach and passed a re- solution to go on record as being opposed to the adminis- tration's action in terminating said, "that the new rates which the direct loan program. The went into effect, the first of resolution also reads: "We re- 1972, were producing more re- quest all our consumers and venues then expected, because of the cold weather and a general upturn in the economy. Under the present 2%interest rate, our long range financlalforecast shows diminishing returns by 1975 when the B.P.A. whole- sale power rates will be increased" consumers and concerned citizens to protest this action vigorously, by writing, wiring or telephoning your congres. sionai delegations and be en- listing the support of all of- ficials in opposing this action. Devils Host Petition To t(eersnor t Brookings next week, Jan. 15" 16, according to Paul Heikkila, n $o n c e r t i f i e d Oregon State University mar- Coquilles Red Devils, whose ine extension agent. Coos County ClerkFayCrab- season record got a shot in the Helkkila said that the agenda includes subjects raning from federal-state management pro- grams to thelatest development in boat sanitation. "Also fish- ermen," Heikkila said, "will have the opportunity to ask questions on subjects they feel of interest and importance." Scores of commercial fish- ermen, seafood processors, and others involved with the seafood industry from all over Coos and Curry counties are expected to attend the two sessions. heur county. In 1971, the state's worst crash killed nine people. Two other crashes, one in Polk county and one in Lane county, each brough death to four people. They also were head-on crashes. Nine triple fatality crashes were recorded adding 27 to the death toll. Fifty-nine double fatality crashes added another 118 deaths. In all, 71 multiple deaf. crashes killed 158 people ac- counting for about 22 per cent of the state's traffic death toll. Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 9 through March 6, Prosper Hall at Southwestern Oregon Community College will beopen to the public for recreational purposes from 7 to 10 p.m. Activities available free of charge, include basketball, volleyball, badminton, weigh training, table tennis, and wrestling. Participants must provide their own sport clothing. Dressing rooms, showers and towels will be provided by the college. A SWOCC physical education instructor will be on hand to supervise the evenings activities. the Macpherson bill bury their heads in the sand and ignore this threat to their neighbors, they F ,arth Dlstrict Representa- L:   Iohn Dellenback, (R.) will be in Cnqaille today, Thursday, for a meeting to discuss river problems in the Coquille system. According to AI Armstrong, of the chamber's rivers com- m  ttee, also invited to attend the 10 a.m. meeting at city hall were representatives from the Corps of Army Engineers, Ore- gon National Guard andDepart- mcnt ' ?avironmental Quality. The Job state legislator lle Ed (Doc) Stench- from Salem afternoon after swear- at the first (D) has been of the He is also a f the and committee the timber In- and the business and e affairs committee. with these ." Stevenson told "I think these are COmmittees to our is living in is wife, LaVeda and have four child- in Salem schools. his constituents to Ed Salem, or telephone him The opec meeting will center around local concerns for river clearance and problems with erosion and debris in the river each fall. tree today announced that her office has certified a petition filed by th League of women Voter's requesting appointment of a charter committee to pre- pare a proposed home rule charter for Coos county. Mrs. Crabtree said that the petition was found to be cor- rect in all respects, including the correct number of petition- ers a required by oBS. 203. 740. Coos County commissioner Frank Rema told The Sentinel that the commissioners Would now appoint four members of a 9-member committee on home rule. Four of the members will be appointed by the local state legislative delegation and the ninth appointee by the other eight members. Rema said, ,qfthe COmmittee recommends it an election will be held on the home rule pro= posal. It must come at a reg- ular election and not during a special election." The com- mittee has two years to finish their task. arm With wins over Gold Beach and Reedsport last weekend, face the Braves in a return match here Saturday night. Game time is 8 o'clock. Coach Ken Trathen's cagers are now 3 and 4 on the sea- son, "including a win over Gold Beach Friday night to top the Sunset Conference standings with a 1 and 0 record. Tuesday night, Jan. 16, the Big Red travels to Bandon for their second Sunset Con- ference encounter. The junior varsity, now 7 snd 0 on the season, plays a preliminary game both nights starting at 6:15 P.m. Andy Klemm, var- sity assistant, coaches the Jay- vees. On Committees State Sen. Jack Ripper (D- North Bend has been named vice chairman of the stat@ and fed- eral affairs committee of the state legislature, He was also appointed to serve on the ways and means committee ant environment and land use. The Coos Bay area meeting will be held Jan. 16 at the Coos Bay city library at 7:30 p.m. The Brookings meeting Jan. 15, Monday, is set for the Brook- ings Harbor High school library, also at 7:30. The meetings are sponsored jointly by the Oregon Fish Commis- sion, the National Marine Fish- eries Service, and (U. Representatives of federal and State agencies and educa- tional institutions willtake part. For further information contact Heikklla at 396-3121 ext. 242. will have no one to blame but themselves two years from ow when the next legislature meets. Divide and conquer is a time- tested tractic and its being used net worth thieves today. "The Oregon Rural Land- owner's Association is the only state-wide organization in Ore- gon dedicated to protectt * rights of: landos. We/rove a plan of action that we believe will stop this vast land grab. However, If we are going to pro- tect the Property rights, land values and net worth of c landowners, we need their sup- port and cooperation. We sug- gest they need the ORLA. We ask that they come and listen." Seek Host AFS Family The Coqnille American Field Service Chapter is looking for a family who would enjoy sharing their home with a foreign stu- dent for a year. The student will attend Coqutlle high school during the 1973-1974 school year. The host family may repre- sent virtually any economic, cultural, ethnic or racial group In this country as long as it is an open, accepting family. R is not mandatory that a host family have children of high school age to Join in this AFS experience. If you, as a fam- ily, are interested in finding out about this learning exper- ience please notify Ron Ramsey at Coqullle high school 396-2613, or Mrs. David Kelr, 396- 3417. CC-COG MEETING TONIGHT The Coos-Curry CouncJl of Governments will meet toaQ#at, Thursday, at the Timberline Inn In Poers at 7:30. Themeetlng will be preceded by a no-hot dinner at 6:30 p.m. Coq uille Couple Open New inn A lifelong ambition for the A1 McNews of Coquille came to fruition here this week when the couple opened thedoors onthelr new Four Seasons Inn just off W. Central Blvd at the north end of the city. McNew, who has formed a business partnership with his wife, Hazel, said he had, "been dreaming of opening my. own place ever slnce we were first married." In the mean- time, he has done everything from deliver frelght to sell new automobiles from Lousbury Ford Sales in Coquille. His wife has contributed to finan- cing the "dream" by working at the EmpireGas company here as Office manager. The couple with a lot of help from friends have purchased and remodeled the old, aban- doned Harry Oerding house be- hind Jean's Food Center. Work began the first of October. Al- though much of the work of re- modeling the fancy tavern was dOne by McNew and his wife ( she did the decorating, he pounded the nails), they are quick to express their apprecia- tion to friends and neighbors who pitched in and helped. Mc- New didn't mention any names accept one, that of Ben Walch, Myrtle Point who laid carpeting on one wall, across the floor and up to the ceiling. "This is the first time anyone in this area has used carpeting on the wall," McNew commented. The McNews, who have Uved here for the past 15 years, have four children all in Coquille schools. The couple designed the lounge. The bar, is a story all its own. It's made from the maple of a bowling lane which came from the bowling establishment once owned by Harry Oerding in downtown Coquille where Penney Store is now located. Accenting the bar is r flecked with black and gold, carpeting, wood paneling, HOllywood shakes and h@avy r, black ]ampe which light the tables, also made by McNew from wood of the bowling lanes. Mrs. McNew said the design is mostly Mediterranian, a very pleasing motiff both to the eyes and ears. McNew explains that the decor was influenced by their desire to make it an en- joyable place for young and old customers alike. The tavern which is almost too fancy to be called a tavern Weafher JANUARY 2 3 4 5 6 8 H L PREC. 57 38 0.39 45 34 0.55 45 28 - 45 3 O. 39 47 25 4 2 88 L trace i N .... L" will be open seven days a week and the owner-operators will sell sandwiches and salads and serve beer and wine on tap. McNew said he would serve blended wine drinks. The Inn will be open from 11 a.m. each day. The couple, who financed the project through a local bank, plan to expand at the end of the first year providing buslneas Is as good as expected the first 12 months. "I would Uke to add a dining room all make it into a steak house, McNew said and he got up to go back to work with his wife preparing a special Sat- urday get-together hosted in appreciation to the many friends who have helped make their dream come true. WORK PROGRESSES ON TRAFFIC LIGHT Work p, ogressed in*Coqullle this week an lastallatlon of a traffic control light at the In- tersection ot N. Central and E. 2ndby ers from Hansen E- lectric In Coos Bay.