This Week in Coos County Historical past: Could 15-21 August | Native information

Brumfield case was a great thing

Recording of the exclusive story of the missing dentist in Roseburg

The Associated Press and Coos Bay Times will be the first to release news of the Calgary arrest

The arrest of Dr. RM Brumfield, the missing dentist in Roseburg whom officers across the North American continent have been searching for weeks, was one of the greatest discoveries the Associated Press has made in many months.

It was a big beat not only for the Associated Press, but also for the Coos Bay Times, which is the only newspaper in southwest Oregon with an Associated Press service. As a result, the Times informed residents of that department on Friday from Dr. Brumfield’s arrest twenty-four hours before another local newspaper had it and almost a day before a Portland newspaper got here.

It was a great feat of newspaper work – and it was only natural that the Associated Press, with its worldwide service and the largest news organization ever perfected, should give it a world first.

This is another of the many reasons virtually everyone in southwest Oregon reads the Coos Bay Times – to get real news while it’s news.

Coquille has an ideal climate

The residents of the district town boast of the climatic conditions

The place is wind-free and just pleasantly warm at this time of the year

COQUILLE – Visitors to the county seat all have something to say about Coquille’s pleasant climate at this time of year. The Coquille people will tell you it’s the best climate in southwest Oregon. Myrtle Point, admittedly, has a nice climate too, but the county seat residents will venture into the opinion that Myrtle Point may be a little hotter, but that Coquille is spot on.

It is true that Coquille has a very pleasant summer climate. In the coastal cities there is no wind, and this month and especially now in the high summer season it is simply pleasantly warm in the Coquille district and there is nothing to complain about the climate. If you are not satisfied with the climate of Coquille, it will be difficult.

Starting pavement in North Bend

Includes five blocks in the business center

Is an important improvement for the city and will give a new thoroughfare

Sidewalk pavement work has begun for the new Washington, Union, and California road improvement in North Bend. This improvement spans five blocks in the North Bend business district and is a major improvement in that it provides a new thoroughfare through the city for heavy traffic and business.

The sidewalk will be completed before the start of the rainy season.

Catch five in LL Thomas’ car

Trying to steal Joy Ride is frustrating

Attempting to take a car outside the apartment yesterday evening is reported

At midnight last night, LL Thomas heard a party outside his house trying to start his car. He called the police and five men and boys were arrested. They were charged with trying to take the car for a spin.

As there was no damage to his car, Mr Thomas has not yet decided whether he will bring charges. However, caution should be exercised against parties harassing cars.

Large crowd sees the price war

McCarthy makes the decision on Red Campbell last night

Dave Shade does a great presentation defending against Murphy – Armory is overflowing

Almost 1,500 people took part in the price war in the armory last night. It was probably the largest audience for any such conversation in town. There were some good fights and the audience was very happy. Many said it was the best combat card ever played in Marshfield.

The results of the main events were as follows:

Johnny McCarthy made the decision about Red Campbell after ten rounds.

Coast welterweight champions Frankie Murphy and Dave Shade fought ten rounds to a tie.

Jimmy Darcy received the decision after four rounds of a 10 round fight when Goat Lavin was unable to participate when the gong rang.

Presidential appointments freeze prices and wages

Controls imposed 90 days to contain inflation; triggers shock waves in the money markets abroad

From United Press International

President Nixon announced a new economic course for the nation on Sunday evening to fight inflation. These included a 90-day freeze on wages and prices, tax breaks and an unofficial devaluation of the dollar, measures that sparked shock waves, amazement and concern around the world.

For the world, the most important part of Nixon’s program was his announcement that the United States would no longer convert overseas dollars into gold, a move that unilaterally changed the 25-year-old international monetary system. Nixon also ordered a 10 percent surcharge on imports such as automobiles, a move that upset foreign manufacturers.

For the American public, the highlights of his program were a 90-day freeze on wages, prices, and rents, the repeal of a 7 percent automobile excise tax in support of the automotive industry, an increase in personal tax exemptions by $ 100, an investment tax credit of $ 10 Percent now and 5 percent later to firms that are spending that much on modernization or expansion, a federal spending cut of $ 4.7 billion and a federal wage cut of 5 percent, while a federal pay increase of $ 1.3 billion Dollar is moved.

New trade fair record on Saturday

MYRTLE POINT – The Coos County Fair hit a record Saturday attendance of 16,200 – about 2,000 more than any previous Saturday.

The number of visitors for the entire week did not reach the 48,600 recorded last year, but only a few hundred fewer, according to the preliminary figures from George Jenkins, the exhibition manager. The revenue was around $ 20,000 from tickets.

Saturday’s rodeo attendance was in the lead, Jenkins said. In general, there is a trend towards fewer exhibits, but the quality of the exhibits is “possibly higher than in any previous year,” said Jenkins.

Savage Brothers, Daniel added to benefit series

Three other high-profile athletes have announced their intention to attend the Olympic Fund benefit meeting on August 28 at the Pirate Stadium, the meeting’s director, Hal Schneiderman, said today.

Brothers Steve and Mark Savage from the University of Oregon through Siuslaw High School in Florence and Bob Daniel from Neah-Kah-Nie High School will be present at the meeting, which begins at 4:30 pm

The trio joins Steve Prefontaine of Coos Bay, Tinker Hatfield Jr. of Central Linn, and Russ Francis of Pleasant Hill on the growing list of artists who will attend the gathering.

Steve Savage has just retired from college for the Lemon and Green as the best obstacle runner of all time for the Webfoots. His time of 8: 29.6 at the national AAU meeting makes him the third fastest American for the race.

The preparatory grid exercises begin on Monday

A sudden change in weather in the past few days is causing trouble for football coaches in southwest Oregon, while around 500 players breathe a little easier.

The shift from warm, sunny climates to cloudy skies means coaches may find it harder to “work off excess baggage” when high school soccer practice officially opens on Monday. When it’s cooler, the players don’t “suffer” as much from the heat, but from the coaches’ point of view, the conditioning process on the way to the season opener from September 10th to 11th will take longer.

Arriola Brothers claim their place in the regional tournament

A team from the Bay Area finished fourth in the men’s D-Division state softball tournament over the weekend and qualified for the regional tournament.

Arriola Brothers got off to a slow start, winning four games in a row – three with one run – en route to fourth place.

Franklin Curley, Terry Tavernier, John McCollum and Joe Hatzell were appointed to the tournament’s all-star team.

Team members alongside the All-Stars included Craig Bouska, Kelly Perry, Barry Osborne, Don Peabody, Steve Hutchinson, and Loren Curley. The team was trained by Ken Wilson.

Young people tinker with technology, bring computers home with them at the end of the class

Ten local teenagers who completed a six-week intensive technical computer course graduated last Friday and took their computers home with them.

The computer camp, run by South Coast Employment of Coos Bay, taught the youth enrolled under the Workforce Investment Act the basics of computer functioning and beyond.

The law, which was passed on August 7, 1998, is a national program with local investment oversight aimed at increasing the employment, retention and income of participants, as well as improving professional qualifications, improving the quality of the workforce, reduce dependence on social benefits and increase productivity.

“Students take apart brand new computers and reassemble them for a six-week camp,” said Allen Simmons, workshop leader on the South Coast.

But the class is more than just tinkering with the technology.

“They also give presentations and learn professional and computer skills,” added Penne Walker, youth career advisor at South Coast Business Employment. “Here we offer practical learning.”

Students are tested and assessed throughout the course. Those who get a grade of 90 percent or better keep their computer. South Coast also has a color printer for students who earn 95 percent.

Because of the successful test results, all students took home both computers and color printers.

These stories were found in the newspaper archive of the Marshfield Sun Printing Museum at Marshfield High School, courtesy of Coos Bay Schools.