Toledo Women's Club Meets

Mrs. T. O. Nelson entertained the Toledo Woman's Club for the frst all day meeting of the year. Miss Copp, assistant agent, had a kit of Christmas suggestions for inspection. This contained a wide variety of useful practical and yet very pretty gift ideas. A real banquet was served the women at noon by the hostess with Mrs. Krusor assisting. At the business session plans were made for the bi-centennial tree planting, November 11. Three trees will be planted, one for George Washington; one for Mrs. Knowles; the third for Mrs. Boyles, a charter member. The first two will be placed near the D. A. R. marker on the highway; the one for Mrs. Boyles in the parking before her home. Mrs. Keating reported on the district meeting at Napavine; Mrs. Brewer gave her convention response to the luncheon topic, "Making the Most of Today," Mrs. Herriford read a paper on "What we are doing to interest the young women in club work;" the club collect was given by Mrs. Monson and a brife [stet] talk on Belgian lace and cookery by Mrs. Johnson completed the program.

Miss Mary Gries was elected to membership, Mrs. Gries having become a member at the last meeting.

W. W. O'Conner Dies.

William Warren O'Conner - [full paragraph in Obituaries/Death]

Miss Schnustein Wins Trip.

Miss Christina Schnurstein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schnustein, has been awarded a trip to Chicago as the outstanding girls in 4-H club work in Lewis county. Miss Christina is a member of the Success 4-H club of Toledo. The club leader, Mrs. P. E. Ferrier and members of the club are proud of her achievement. The trip will be made early in December.

Kaupisch Farm Sold.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Kaupisch, for many years residents of Toledo and vicinity, this week sold their 81 acre farm southeast of Teledo to Elmer L. Grubbe of Centralia, who has taken possession. Mr. and Mrs. Kaupisch have gone to Portland, where they have purchased a home and will reside in future.

Toledo Swamps Centralia.

Toledo won from the Centralia second team Friday, by a score of 34-9. The score at the end of the first half was Centralia 0, Toledo 13.


The Twalmica pow-wow at the high school Friday evening was a success and attracted a large crowd. An interesting program was given. After the program the crowd was ushered to the gymnasium, where a number of play booths were operated. A booth of school exhibits was also on display, and a booth for refreshments.

Another of the popular card parties will be held at St. Joseph's hall on Cowlitz prairie next Tuesday night, November 17. The public is extended a cordial invitation to attend.

Friday two gentlemen, H. Fleming and H. Van Gorder, who came direct to Toledo from Nome, Alaska, took samples of sand and gravel from one of the creeks near here; also samples from the old prospector's mine and nearby. They represent three eastern syndicates. Just before leaving they made the statement, "It's favorable." Reports of $50 to the ton are heard. Samples of three kinds of rock have been sent to an assayer and the report received shows gold in paying quantities in each of the rocks. Two showed some silver and one but a trace of silver, but lower in gold values. Some claims have already been located and just what the future has in store depends largely upon what later developments reveal in the way of pay dirt. In one of the streams where "panning" was done last week, fine showings were made, some gold being found in the surface sands, and color in practically every pan of gravel, in fact as high as ten or a dozen colors to the pan.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Calvin, who recently returned from a trip to California, declare they saw nothing in that state for which they would be willing to trade Washington.

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Edmonds are moving from Castle Rock to Toledo and will live in one of Henry Hanken's houses.

The 4-H club girls will hold a food sale at the Sanitary market Saturday, November 14, for the purpose of raising funds to send Christena Schnurstein to Chicago as the most outstanding girl in 4-H club work in Lewis county.

Charles Nixon and Miss Nora Layton visited friends in Portland Sunday.

Mrs. Henry Schnurstein went to Tacoma last week end to visit her mother.

Miss Bernice Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Gray of Cowlitz, underwent a successful operation for acute appendicitis at the St. Helens hospital in Chehalis the first of last week.

The O. E. S. will give the second of a series of card parties at the Masonic hall Friday evening, November 16. The public is invited.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 13 November 1931, page 9. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, WA. 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester