Mrs. Norman Peterson was the hostess to the Thursday Nite Contract club at her home last week. members present were Mesdames Ann Brown, Joe Brown, Vera Butz, Stella Jacobson, Jean Grandchamp, Fred Clyde, Clara Redd, Florence Plummer and the guests of the clube were Edith Wilson and Mrs. A. L. Ward. Winners for the evening were Mrs. Butz high and Mrs. Reed low. Mrs. Clyde won the cut prize.
Members of the club presented Mrs. Ada Brown and Mrs. Zoe Bown with a lovely farewell gift.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radmaker returned home after a week's visit with relatives in Portland. While there they purchased a new car.
Friends of Mrs. Dave Powell will be glad to know that she is convelescing in a Centralia hospital after a major operation performed last Tuesday. She will be able to return home in about two weeks.
Ulmont Robinson, who is employed at Morton, visited his wife and daughter Sunday afternoon.
Visitors at the F. R. Butz home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Max Butz and family, Mrs. F. J. Butz and Dorothy Butz all of Menlo.
Mr. and Mrs. George Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooper motored to Tacoma las Saturday to attend the wedding of Miss Kathryn Giers and Thomas McDougal which was solemnized Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pierce spent the past week end at Issaquah with relatives.
Mrs. Etta Young is visiting in Longview, Astoria and Clatskanie this week. Sunday she attended a family reunion held at Clatskanie. Edward Young was also present for the reunion but he returned to Onalaska Sunday evening.
Phyllis Zopf, Doris Wood and Ida Sue Hawes enjoyed last week visiting friends in Seattle.
Picnicking at Ohanapecosh Hot Springs Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. George Zopf, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Plummer, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Anderson and Mrs. Dot Crum of Toledo.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Workman and family made a business trip to Tacoma Monday.
A guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harrison the past week end was Eddie Smith of Yakima.
Enjoying the past week end at Long Beach were Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bowers and Mr. and Mrs. Hershal Bowers and family.
A house guest of Margaret Bordbeck this week is Brada Mae Smart of Chehalis. Sunday dinner guests of the Brodbecks were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Stout and Miss Smart.
Motoring to Longview Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hackett and daughter Linda Sue.
Onalaskeans who enjoyed the past week end at Coplais beach were Mr. and Mrs. Walt Chappell and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Slobojan.
Mrs. and Mrs. Walter West visited their daughter and family in Olympia Sunday.
Donald Roney spent last week with his aunt, Mrs. Lucy Duprey at Pidgon Springs.
After a two week's visit with relatives in Califormia, Mrs. Gilman Gillis and baby son Ray, returned home Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Coutts and family enjoyed the past week end at Ohanapecosh hot Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jacobson and fmaily and Herbert Smith motored to Portland last Friday. Mr. Smith and Mr. Jacobson were the Onalaska delegates to the American Federation of Labor convention held there this week. They report a very interesting convention.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gabrialson motored to Aberdeen and Hoquiam Sunday. While in Aberdeen they visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hamerous who moved there recently from National.
One of the loveliest parties of the summer season was given last Thursday evening at the club house when the Eastern Star and the Auxiliary gave a joint farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown and Mrs. Ada Brown, who are leaving Onalaska soon to make their home in Chehalis. The club rooms were especially beautiful with summer flowers and centerpieces on the tables were of colored pansies. 500 and bridge were in play during the evening and winners were Ava Butz and Aldene Smith. The guests of honor were presented with a lovely gift by Mrs. Smith. Hostesses for the affair were Mrs. F. R. Butz, Mrs. Jack Weaver, Mrs. Hugh C. Ellsworth, Mrs. Vince Wosika and Mrs. E. H. Robinson. In charge of the decorations were Mrs. Ted Butz and Mrs. Bob Butz. Toastmaster for the occasion was John Bingaman, and he was assisted by Mrs. Jack Weaver.
Lewis and Clark state park was the scene of the 4-H club picnic Sunday. Those enjoying the picnic from Onalaska were Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Kinney and family, Mr. and Mrs. Keither burchett, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Noble and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Adams and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. heath and family, Peggy West, Ruth Frajord, Marion Westerman and Joyce Noble.
Clayton Sparks of Puyallup is visiting his granparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Choiniere this week.
Visitors at the R. L. Littleton home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Enden and son Jimmy of Olympia.
Faye Cooper was hostess to the Girls club last Tuesday evening. Enjoying the evening were Lea Carlisle, Aldene Smith, Zoe Brown, Benny Irwin, Adalyne K. Ellsworth, Kitty Hendrickson, Vera Butz, Ava Butz, Loretta Madison and the hostess Faye Cooper.
Source: The Lewis County Advocate, 25 Jul 1940, Second section, front page. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater, WA 98512
Transcribed by Kathryn Lester