Birthday Party

Ruth Rorick was the hostess to a number of her small friends Friday afternoon, the occasion being her ninth birthday. The children enjoyed sandwiches, ice cream and cake, and candy, the tables being prettily trimmed in pink and white, with a big birthday cake as the centerpiece, duly furnished with candles and embellished with the name of the lady in whose honor the function was given. Games outdoors and an auto ride finished a happy afternoon.

Those present were Elizabeth Reid, Melola Rowe, Mehulda Salmons, Harriet Salmons, Margery Salmons, Rebecca Salmons, Ruth Carter, Elizabeth Spencer, Ruth and Helen Rorick.

Source: Oceanside Blade, April 29, 1911.

Contract Let For Residence

F.W. Rieke has the contract for a residence to be built for David Rorick on property adjoining his present home in Riverside Terrace. The building will be of two stories, 28×38 feet in size. There will be two porches with floors of cement. The house will contain on the lower floor an entrance hall, living room, den, dining room, and kitchen. Upstairs will be four bed chambers and a bath room. One feature of the living room will be a large brick fire place. There will be a basement beneath the home.

The exterior finish will be of shingles, stained. Inside, the woodwork will be stained slash grain pine with exposed beams in the living room, dining room and entrance hall. The building will cost about $3000 and the contractors expect to begin work about March 1st.

Source: Oceanside Blade, January 21, 1911.

Narrow Escape From Gasoline Explosion

While filling a gasoline lamp in the Maccabee hall at Lincoln yesterday morning Lorin Walling of that town was seriously burned about the hands and a fire in the building was narrowly averted. He was filling the lamp without taking it from the wall, and quantity of the gasoline was spilled on the floor, which immediately ignited, spreading a mass of flame on the floor and in the lamp.

Lorin rushed to the door and threw the flaming can of gasoline into the street, and, returning, carried out the lamp. The fire in the building was easily extinguished, but the act caused Mr. Walling to burn his hands and arms severely, and he will be unable to use them for some time. There was a fire in the stove at the time, and the temperature of the room was high, which was probably the cause of the gas igniting.

Source: Portland Daily Journal, July 30, 1904.

Walling Clan Has Annual Gathering

Lincoln—One of Lincoln’s landmarks, the old J.D. Walling home, was the scene of the annual gathering of the Walling clan. Group singing and conversation occupied the afternoon, after a picnic dinner of the lawn. James Smart, Sr., soloist, sang a group of numbers accompanied by Mrs. James Smart, Jr.

The president, David Newsom of Portland, presided at the meeting. Mrs. Eva Purvine, daughter of Mrs. J.D. Walling, is secretary.

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Awarded Scholarship; Enters Gallaudet U.

John R. Wallace, son of Mrs. C. Wallace of the Volney Hotel, will leave Saturday for Washington, D.C., to resume his second year work at Galludet [sic] University. The university is one of the best known American institutions for the deaf.  Mr. Wallace won a scholarship to the university through scholastic and athletic achievement at the Washington state school for the deaf at Vancouver, Wn.—Spokane Daily Chronicle.

The many Nezperce friends of John Wallace, son of Capt. Chancey Wallace of this city, will be glad to note his continued rise along the line of his ambition, and that notwithstanding his handicap in hearing he is forging his way to the top.

Source:  Nezperce Herald, September 21, 1922. 

John Wallace in Eastern Athletics

“Johnnie” Wallace—at least he will always be known to his old home town folks as Johnnie—son of Capt. Chancey Wallace of this place, is making his mark as a basket ball player in fast company back east. In a group picture of basket ball stars of Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C., the Washington Star of Sunday, Jan. 8, gave a good likeness of Johnnie. In referring to the play of his college, the paper said his team was scheduled for games with William & Mary College of Richmond, Va., and St. John’s Military Academy of Annapolis, Md.

After finishing in the school for the deaf and dumb at Gooding, Johnny took two years in the deaf and dumb institute at Vancouver, Wn., and is now on a five-year course in chemistry at the National College in Washington, D.C. He has gone strong for athletics, and in spite of the handicap of defective hearing, has been among the best in ring sports, football and basket ball throughout his school life.

Source: Nezperce Herald, February 16, 1922.

Car Bucks Its Way Through Deep Snow

Chevrolet Last Machine in Crater Lake Park.

Drifts Three Feet Deep

Half-Mile Trip Requires Three Hours and 18 Miles Out Takes Three Days’ Time

A Chevrolet “490” touring car is the last machine to visit Crater Lake Park this year, according to A.C. Loosley, a cattleman from Fort Klamath who visited Regner & Fields, local Chevrolet distributors last week. Loosley’s 5000-acre ranch is 100 miles from Medford and on November 14 Loosley was marooned for four days in the mountains, with over three feet of snow as a barrier to the outside world.

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Wrestling Match Saturday Night.

Lovers of the mat game will have a chance to see a fast and exciting contest next Saturday night at the opera house when Johnnie Wallace, the 135-pound champion of the Idaho deaf school, who is now home on his vacation, and Walter Harvard, weight 135 pounds, champion of the Nezperce Indians, will meet in a catch-as-catch-can match, best two in three.  Both these young men have had considerable experience at the game and as both have ambitions to climb up higher, they both want to win and that is what will make it a contest worth seeing.  The bout will be under the auspices of the Nezperce fire department.  Ladies will be admitted free.  Admission 35 and 50 cents.  Ringside seats 75c. Main bout at 8:30.

Source: Nezperce Herald, August 31, 1916.

Nezperce Boy in Championship Wrestle

The wrestling championship of the Idaho State School for the Deaf at Gooding will be decided the afternoon of Christmas day, when Johnnie Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Wallace of this city, and Ben Yearwood, for seven years a student of the Illinois State School, will make an hour’s endurance trial on the mat.

They will go in at 130 pounds, and are well matched all around for the contest.  Yearwood claims that he held the championship at the Illinois school at 110 pounds, and has thrown all comers at the Gooding school except young Wallace whom he has not yet tried.  Johnnie Wallace is an all-around amateur athlete, and has held the boxing championship of his school since the winter of 13-14, when he defeated the next best ring performer who had him bested considerable in size and weight.  Johnnie is very popular here at his home, and the outcome of his wrestling bout will be watched with much interest by his grown-up as well as his many younger local friends, who are all banking him to win.

Source: Nezperce Herald, December 2, 1915.