Langlois Scrappers set National Record during War Effort

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This photograph appeared in the Oregon Journal on October 11, 1942, along with other photographs celebrating the efforts of local schools and organizations taking part in the nation’s first full-scale scrap metal drive of World War II.  The scrap drive was orchestrated by the U.S. War Productions Board and the U.S. Office of Education and was promoted heavily by radio, newspaper, and motion picture companies.  Rhyming slogans using “slap the Jap” like the one in this photograph, were common during the early stages of the war effort against Japan, when Americans hoped for a quick victory against an enemy perceived by many as racially and militarily inferior to Allied forces.

Nationwide, approximately 30 million children collected 1.5 million tons of metal for the scrap drive, helping the War Production Board meet its quota.  During the effort, a group of 33 students from Langlois, Oregon, won acclaim for gathering “an average of two and a half tons each”—a national record.

 

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Authors’ Night in Gold Beach featuring Keynote Speaker Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

Date: 

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Gold Beach, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will host Authors’ Night as part of the South Coast Writers Conference. Join the Gold Beach community for this exciting and uplifting evening. Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will give the keynote address, “Defining Success; or, How Not to Beat Yourself Up.”

Following his talk there will be readings by the other conference workshop presenters, as well as a chance for book sales and signing. A freelance editor and technical expert, Duclos-Yourdon received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Froelich’s Ladder (Forest Avenue, 2016) is his debut novel.

Authors’ Night is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Curry Showcase Building on the Curry County Fairground. The event is free and open to the public. Space is still available for the conference workshops. For those interested in songwriting, there will be a workshop, “The Art of Song Craft” taught by Rita Hosking. Rita will be performing at the Pistol River Concert on Saturday evening. The fee for the songwriting workshop for those not registered for the conference is $20.00. Read more about Authors’ Night in Gold Beach featuring Keynote Speaker Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

Langlois Library Book Sale

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

Love books? You can easily find the books you like to read at the Friends of the Langlois Library’s Book Sale, Saturday February 25th from 9am to 4pm at the Langlois Lion’s Club, Floras Lake Loop in Langlois.  Fabulous low prices will help you stock up on books for the rest of the year!  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 547-348-2066.


 

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