Short News Items from 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo, who are spending the season at the Everglades Club, entertain there frequently, and on Thursday evening at the regular dinner dance, asked a number of their friends to join them. (Palm Beach Post, February 10, 1929)

Ceilan Rorick had enjoyed a dip in the pool and was joined by Thomas Kenny and Horton C. Rorick. Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick had for dinner guests at the Everglades Sunday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bryan Pitts, Richard McAllister and John Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 19, 1929)

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick were on the beach with Miss Mary Kenny, who left them early to join the happy swimming group which included William Kenny, Thomas Kenny and John J. Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1929)

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Short News Items from 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallinan gave a St. Patricks Day party at their home in Redland Saturday evening. Those present were friends and relatives from Oswego, the Hallinan’s former home. (Oregon City Banner-Courier, March 30, 1922)

Sixteen friends and relatives pleasantly surprised Earl Goodrich last evening at his home 619 Comstock street, the occasion being in honor of his 22nd birthday anniversary. The evening was spent informally and later light refreshments were served. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 9, 1922)

Miss Gertrude Walling, employed by the Suddon-Christenson lumber company, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling near Salem, returning to Portland Monday. (Salem Capital Journal, July 5, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dougherty returned last week from a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Mark Pomeroy. (Caldwell Tribune, November 10, 1922)

Zelma Bean of the fifth grade wrote a burlesque on “Tom Sawyer,” characterizing herself as Mischievous Tom. J.K. Gill & Co. presented Zelma with the book, “Kathrinka” for producing one of the best writings in the “Magic Wish Contest.” (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Zelma Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bean, No. 133 Olympia street, is the smallest child who received a prize in the recent magic wish contest conducted by the J.K. Gill company. The prize, which is a $2 book, was presented to her with the others at the main library on Saturday night. Zelma selected as her subject “Tom Sawyer,” and by the rules of the contest she imagined she was the character and made her wishes accordingly. (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Fun On The Subway

Roy Walling of “Lilies of the Field” had a seat in the subway train yesterday when two girls carrying ice skates entered the car. Mr. Walling arose and immediately offered them his seat.

“No, thank you!” came from one of the girls. “We expect to sit down later.”

“Why?” asked the actor, innocently. “Aren’t you good skaters?”

As he left the car the guard whispered, “You made a sort of fuss pass with them gals, didn’t you?”

Source: New York Evening World, January 16, 1922.

Short News Items from 1921

John Armstrong, of Rochester, was here on Saturday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Lucy Reynolds. (Yates County Chronicle, March 2, 1921)

A.E. Spiers came in from his ranch home in the Igo section and transacted business in the city today. (Red Bluff Daily News, April 15, 1921)

Mrs. Jas. Buchanan, nee Bonice Loosley, of Petaluma, arrived at Beckwith Wednesday to spend a short vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Loosley. (Feather River Bulletin, June 23, 1921)

M.F. Loosley returned Tuesday from a business trip to San Francisco and vicinity. (Feather River Bulletin, June 23, 1921)

Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Albert Walling, at Rockaway, stopped over with relatives in Oswego while on her way to her home in Redland. (Oregon Daily Journal, June 25, 1921)

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallinan and son Cecil stopped over with Mr. Hallinan’s mother on their way home from a motor trip to Seattle and Sound cities. (Oregon Daily Journal, September 18, 1921)

Death Notices from 1921

Mrs. Lucy Reynolds passed to her long home last week Thursday morning after a lingering illness through which her daughter, Stella, has cared for her with unending patience and love. Mrs. Reynolds would have been ninety had she lived until May. The funeral was held at her late home on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A.B. Scofield, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and her remains laid to rest in Glen View cemetery. (Rushville Chronicle and Gorham New Age, March 4, 1921)

WALLING—At the residence 1038 Macadam street, April 27, Ella F. Walling.  Funeral notice later.  Remains at the residential parlors of Miller & Tracey.  (Portland Oregonian, April 28, 1921)

The Listening Post (Excerpt)

Corporal Carl Wooley Walling rests today on the soil of the state he loved so well. His grave is on a lofty knoll in Mount Scott cemetery whence a wide expanse of beautiful Oregon is visible. Walling, one of the first to leave Portland, was killed by a German shell as he lay in an observation post in Juvigny, France. The body arrived in Portland Friday.

His body, eloquent with meaning, was escorted to its final resting place by a detail of his former comrades. As the last echoes from the crash of saluting volleys died away a Canadian soldier, with a trumpet more used to sounding “Last Post,” played “Taps.” Grouped at the grave were men who bore the scars of war.

“Shall America forget?” said Dr. E.H. Pence in the final prayer. “The bitter memories, the serrated lines of graves that remain in France, the comrades who did not come back, the reason for their going. Each human shell that returns again awakens our innermost realization as to what real sacrifice means, and we should not forget the lessons taught by the war.”


Source: Portland Oregonian, January 2, 1921.

Short News Items from 1919

O.D. Tilley and J.H. Voss have been very ill with the influenza. (Twin Falls News, January 8, 1919)

Mrs. E.H. Rorick of Fayette was stricken with paralysis last Sunday afternoon. She has lost the use of her right side. (Fulton County Tribune, March 14, 1919)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rochelle and daughter returned home Saturday to their home in Wichita after completing the new elevator at Beaver. (Hoisington Dispatch, April 17, 1919)

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Short News Items from 1914

J.J. Walling of Nampa was in the County Seat the first of the week attending a water users’ meeting. (Caldwell Tribune, February 20, 1914)

Zelora Armstrong was a passenger to Omaha last Wednesday where he will enter a school of auto engineering. He expects to spend about eight weeks on the course. (Kossuth County Advance, April 15, 1914)

Mr. Zelora Armstrong is spending this week with his parents here, enjoying a brief vacation from his school duties in Omaha where he is attending a college on auto-engineering. After completing the course Mr. Armstrong expects to enter the employment of the Manhattan Oil Co., and take charge of an important filling station in Omaha under the management of Mr. C.J. Dutton, formerly of this village. (Kossuth County Advance, May 27, 1914)

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