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89th Year, No. 7 10 Per Copy Isn't It Ducky? Jerry Weekly, "Lion Tamer" in charge of pro- Perty for the Coquille club, is a bit tired of baby- sitting this noisy duck, dumped here by the Ban- don Lions. The bird, startbd on its journey by the Depoe Bay club, has visited Lions from there to Crescent City, Calif., and will remain in WeeklyPs tender, loving care until it is foisted off on another town. trict." "ness, Home Chairman Sees Need Alex Kreick, general chair- man of the citizens' school com- mittee, told The Sentinel that, "We desperately need a junior high school and a school at Fairview" in an interview foll- owing his appointment. "I've been close to education, I have 5 children being educ- ated. and I am aware of our pro- blems. And, as a taxpayer, I'm also very aware of taxes, but I also realize we're going to have to do something about the present buildings." Kreick is a former Coquille city councilman and is on his second term on the city bud- get committee, having served 6 years. He was named '*'Ed- ucation Citizen of the Year" by the Coquille Education Assn. for his interest in education and support of schools. "We are looking at a big job," he commented, "one that will need keen study and a lot of hard work." "The school board is aware of the status of the district and our needs," he continued. "But it will be the job of the school committee to take the story to every patron of the school dis- Torbeck Published Since 182 n the Hub of" theMyrtlewood Empire i Second ClaSs Postage Paid at Coquille, Oregon 974232 Sections, 14 Pages COQUILILE, OREGON Thursday,February 12, 1970 To Study Schools recent burlgary in Co- has been cleared with the of 4 suspectsbut another Still Under investigation by POlice. YOUng men, James 22, Coquill% and Jim- 19, Coquille, were charged with bur- and larceny after abreak- Church Pontiac Feb. 1 in an Undetermined amount was Stolen from a sale. 1 juvenile boys, aged 15 Were remanded to jure- authorities. he residence of Belle Bell- ;he died Thursday at Kei- was entered so- t Wednesday Fl.d.ay, police reported. aacl her son-in-law had to the residence W ednes- get clothing for her and it By Burglars wi. Junior High Studied First place winner in the district Voice of Democracy Architect Richard Snapp, left, citizens building, a preliminary step in planninganew speech contest is Lyn Torbeck, school committee chairman Alex Kreick, junior high school which is a major per- when relatives went to the home Friday they found the break-in. Missing from the Belloni re- sidence are a complete silver service, including sugar and cream containers, a gold-col- ored service set and a gold- colored clock with a glass dome. The value is undetermined O'Neill is to appear for pre- liminary hearing Friday. Holt was due in District Court Wed- nesday on a continued arraig- nment. Officer Comes To Help Drive Mrs. Chris Smeltzer arri- ved in Coquille Monday toboost the Community Concert Asso- ciation and to assist the local chapter in its membership drive. Mrs. Smeltzer, who repres- ents the Community Concert Headquarters in New York, is enthusiastically convinced of the association, s value to the community as a whole. "The main purpose of the Community Concert program," she said, " is the presentation of outstanding entertainment in wb.tch an entire family can participate.', Season memberships will be accepted through Saturday, on- ly. Tickets to individual con- certs will not be available dur- ing the 1970-71 season. a second year speech student at Coqullle high schooL Lyn's to- pic was the apathy of Americans toward America. The Voice of Democracy con- test is sponsored annuall: ' the Lyn Torbeck Veterans ofForeignWars. Lyn, as well aS all other district winners in the state, was also a guest of honor at a dinner recently in Portland, where the state winner was chosen. Sunday, Lyn, his parents, and his coach, Oron Wiese, were guests of the local chapter. Lyn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Torbeck. right, and junior high school principal A1 tion of a building program designed to Reiner study blueprints of the present school correct deficiencies in Coquille schools. Would Affect 100 Homes, Businesses Information Hearing Set To Discuss Annexing Area Residents of a wide area on the southeast side of Coquille have been urged to attend an informational hearing concern- ing possible annexation to the city. The hearing is scheduled at the city council meeting Mon- day in the city hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. An esUmated 100 homes and businesses in Ferbrasche Hei- ghts, Hughes Subdivision and contingent areas will be aff- ected. The area lies from South Henry and S.E. 3rd to Highway 42 and past the Myr- tle Bowl. The main reason for ann- exation is to obtain sanitary sewer service, which is av- available only within the city ll- mits. A portion of the city, Knowlton Heights, adjacent to Ferbrashce Heights, is without sewer service and plans are being studied to ascertalncosts of constructing the necessary lines and trunks to serve the area. Monday's hearing isn't a le- gal hearing but has been call- ed so residents and property owners may discuss benefits and liabilities of annexation with the council. Further action by the city will depend on the out- come of Monday's discussion. Increasingly stringent regu- lations laid down by the State Sanitary Authority have made it difficult for new construction, either homes of buslnesses in areas which aren't servedby sanitary sewers. : A recent study oftheCoquiUe River revealed considerable Myers To Speak Oregon Secretary of State Clay Myers will speak at the June 4 graduation for the Co- quille high school class of 1970, it was learned this week. Myers accepted an invitation extended by class officers and principal Karl Schmidt. pollution, both from industry and residential areas. Because of the clay composition of most of this area, sewege from septic tanks and field drains often seeps between layers of earth until it finally comes to the surface and eventually drains into the river. Concert ...Firecrackers In The Stove By Band Th, ,., lrtm_'ag h School music cle- ar ,:ent Will present the win- ty i and concert next Thurs- tae School's gymnasium. he Program which will begin will include a variety Styles from an "Early SuiteP, to eras better SUch as rock 'n roll SOme selections from to- music by the "Associat- od 'Snake Bite' Juice... Mast Hospital Closes After 40 Years This was before the days of acc- reditation so most little towns had hospitals in this type of building. Dr. Pemberton hired a Mrs. Beals as mamager with Millie Johnson, later Mrs. Flentge Perkins, as an aide. There were seven beds set up with room for five more if that number of patients arrived. Not long after the opening one of the patients needed an eggnog, a favorite remedy in those days. Molly and Mrs. Beals knew that one of the valley doctors always carried a bottle of whiskey in his satchel and he was there that day. They sneaked the bottle out, made the eggnog, and returned the 'flask to the doctors case. To keep him from missing any of his snake bite (nnf nn po' 4--A' person. On February 1st this long established medical facility closed its doors as an acute care hospital. Plans are being made to continue in the capacity as an extended care unit and nursing home. The long and useful life of Mast Hospital played an integral andvital part of the people of the Coquille Valley and of southern Coos County for many I many years. Metapliors and simtlies are diff- icult to think of when we lose a good friend, but no doubt there will be a vacant place and feeling for many of us about the termination of Mast as an acute care unit like losing a good, long time n?ighbor. This haven for the injured, ill, and afflicted became a for granted chantOr's note: Mast Hosltal ,, d its mode of operation from a hospital to an extended care fac- i:Y When the Coquille Valley Hos- ,a opened its doors Feb. i, drop- ping the curtain on 40 years of ehVice to Southwestern Oregon. following brief history of Mast written by Curt Beckham, Myr- tel:t l]in! businessman and an ace- '=u.authority on the historyofthis ca.) By CURT BECKHAM s,,Re crding the history of an in- [utlon like a hospital is more of"uZCUlta - than giving the biography ,,, person, yet we can almost ,tmk of the Mast Hospital as a institution through the years. It, of course, is only a building of wood and stone, but the dedicated people who have toiled here night and day for these many years have given Mast a personality that we are trying to chronicle and honor in a praiseworthy manner. The doctors nurses, aides, and workers who have served in this place have each contributed an intangible thing which has become known as our old friend, Mast Hospital. On a spring day in 1918 a small hospital opened on this site by Dr. Pemberton without fanfare or ribbon cutting. Perhaps a simple announce- ment in the paper and some word of mouth was all that was used to Initiate this hospital in a residence. D-8 Committee Meeting Monday All sectors of School Dis- trict 8, economic, social and geographic, will be prepresen- ted in a citizen's committee which will be formed Monday. Alex Kreick, general chair- man of the committee, has call- ed an organizational meeting in the music room at the high school Monday r. Kreick said sub-chairmen will be named and plans made for a "look-see" tour of dis- trict buildings Saturday, Feb. 21. "The function of this comm- ittee will be to investigate the present buildings and study re.. commendations made by the State Board of Education," he explained. "After committee members learn tim present sit- uation and needs of the district they will take the messageback to the voters." Although there have been many school surveys conducted and reported in past years, it was the feeling of committee organizers that many district patrons aren't up to date on the [)resent situation and probably future developments. Cards have been sbnt to a lar- ge number of people in the dis- trict, inviting them to be a part Livestock Meet Reset Feb.28 The Coos County Livestock Association has rescheduledlts 35th annual meeting for Sat- urday, Feb. 28 at the Comm- unity Building in Coqullle, re- ports Arnold Morton, president of the association. 'rhe meeting, originally scheduled for January was post- poned due to high water cond- itions. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3p.m. with a noon luncheon served by the Bridge Grange" he explain- ed. Further information on the program for the meeting will be released at a later date. of the committee. "But If we missed anyone who wants to be a part of the committee or would like to sit in on the meeting Monday it is hoped he will come anyway," Kreick said. The district-wide tour Feb. 21 will be an in-depth study on the spot. District personnel and administrators in each of the buildings will be on hand to an- swer questions and conduct the tour. Jubilee Said On Schedule; Meet Friday Organization of the 1970 Myrtlewood Jubilee, scheduled for May 22-23, is going ahead better than was expected earl- ier, A1 Armstrong, president of the sponsoring Boost Coquille, reported this week. Armstrong said the next Boost Coquille meeting is sch- eduled at Hayward's Care Fri- day morning at 7, at whichtime further planning will takeplace. Still to be organized are the talent show, square dance, booth rental and miscellaneous acti- vities, Armstrong added. Several organizations have taken over other activities, he said, with the Kiwanis to handle the parade and retail merchants planning a second running of the popular Myrtle Bucks auc- tion. "It would be great if resi- dents would keep the Jubilee dates in mind so that any or- ganization which has anything happening around that time could coordinate their efforts with the Jubilee," he said. Many 'Sweethearts' Servicemen from Coqullle will receive Valentines from a large group of "sweethearts," thanks to a project taken on by Girl Scouts in the community. Revolt Of The Machine Dorothy Backman, operator of the com- puterized type-setting machine at The Sen- job Monday. She talked to it sternly called tlnel, was a little non-plussed when the a repairman and finally got enoug type set unit started growling and refused to do its for this week's publication however.