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Oregon's oldest bartender visits

Lyle News for September 13

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Lyle Newscasters

Joy Collins, 365-5102

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

Leonard Jeryke, Oregon's oldest living bartender, visited Lyle last week. He visited the TapRoom and played a game of pool. In the 1940s Leonard owned a tavern in Lyle called The Elkhorn. The tavern was located in a building that was next door to the Open Ocean building. Five years ago at the age of 94, Leonard retired and now lives in Gresham. The bar that was in his tavern is now in The Elkhorn Tavern in White Salmon.

The Lyle crime stats for the month of August are as follows: burglary, 1; trespass, 2; traffic, 2; domestic dispute, 1; animal complaint, 2; recovered stolen property, 1; theft, 1; citizens assist, 1; water accident, 1; 911 hang up, 1; disorderly conduct, 4; malicious mischief, 2; suspicious vehicle, 2; driving while suspended, 1; and warrant arrest 1.

Don't forget to cast your vote at the Primary Election, Sept. 18, at the Lyle United Methodist Church. Several positions on the ballot will be decided in the primary. So remember, your vote does count.

Also, we want to remind you again of the Nov. 26 Lyle Community Action Council meeting. Elections will be held for Council positions #1 and #2.

We commend the crew who installed the posts around the new playground equipment. It's looking great. Thank you.

Lyle history con't.: Lyle Pioneer Days Newspaper, Memorial Weekend, 1984.

"In 1938, Mac's health started to deteriorate so he traded a half interest in the trucks for Bill's quarter interest in the sheep. Walt took over active management of the sheep and Bill the trucks. When Mac died in 1939, Bill bought the other half of the trucks from the McNeil estate.

Bill's brother Claude then put his truck and trailers into the company and they worked together from then on. Bill bought the North Bank Truck Lines, a fixed -- terminal operation between Portland and White Salmon. North Bank consisted of seven trucks, three semis, an International truck agency and lease of terminals in Portland, Stevenson, and Bingen. Bill kept the two truck lines separate but exchanged equipment between them. After Pearl Harbor, several drivers enlisted in the military service at the time when good drivers were hard to find. To this problem were added others: gas rationing, repair parts unavailable, tires of reclaimed rubber and costs rising faster than rate raises could be put through. Bill decided he'd better sell while he had something to sell. In January 1943, he started to sell trucks and by the end of March had closed out."

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