Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from obtained copies of the Bend Bulletin in the Deschutes Historical Museum.
100 years ago
For the weekend
February 5, 1921
Famous hunting dogs live, obituary premature
Athletes and dog lovers who have been silent in mourning since the report of the death of Bounce, the famous bear dog published in a local newspaper in early December, can dry their tears. Bounce is not dead, explains the dog's owner, W.P. Vandevert in Bend from his ranch on La Pine Road. It is not a case of resurrection. Bounce never died, says Mr. Vandevert.
An alleged cancerous growth in the mouth prevented the dog from eating, and Mr. Vandevert sent to Bend for some chloroform. That was Bounce & # 39; s closest approach to death. Before using the anesthetic, Mr. Vandevert decided to try force-feeding. It worked, the tumor dried up, the chloroform was put on the shelf, and now Bounce is looking for more bears to conquer.
Six-year-old makes a long trip alone
A seasoned traveler arrived in Bend last night in the person of six-year-old Leonard Adcock, who was making the trip alone from his home in Ranger, Texas. The young man left Ranger via Denver, Salt Lake and Ogden last Wednesday evening, arrived at The Dalles on Tuesday morning and drove to Bend that afternoon.
He was met here at the train station by his uncle, E. C. Eberly from the Fair Store, with whom he will make his home.
New boilers at the Shevlin plant
The last of five boilers installed at the Shevlin-Hixon plant went into operation this morning and brickwork in the kilns has started. The new boilers are expected to be operational in 20 days.
Changes in the mill
Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co. took advantage of the recent shutdown by making several improvements to the facility's electrical equipment.
Noticeable among these is the shift from the 220 volt motors used to power the backsaws and other small machines to 440 volts, which allows them to provide better service than they used to be and also allow them to switch quickly from one to one others should one of the motors burn out or be shut down in any other way.
The work was in charge of F. E. Bechtold from Skeen Electrical Works, Portland. Electricians are also busy fixing any broken cables and replacing temporary fittings with permanent ones.
75 years ago
For the weekend
February 6, 1946
All games of chance in Deschutes are prohibited
In a quick and unannounced step, the authorities kept all forms of gambling under lock and key in the Deschutes district yesterday evening. It was reported that the police order affected not only so-called men's resorts, but all clubs and fraternal organizations with club licenses.
Slot machines, suspected "withdrawals" amusement machines, and card games were banned from the order. The revelation that the gambling has stopped came today after The Bulletin received an anonymous phone call yesterday from a man who asked, "Is it true that all gambling in Deschutes County is closed?"
City Manager C.G. Reiter said that "everything is closed in Bend, including the clubs," and when asked why, he added, "Because they were playing."
Reiter then said police chief Ken C. Gulick called all the city's operators to town hall late yesterday and gave them "their orders."
Meanwhile, it was announced today that Sheriff Claude L. McCauley was taking similar steps in the area and stopping games at Sisters and Redmond and outside clubs. A source reported that the county operation was initiated because a card lover had lost $ 3,500 to truck gardening income in the past eight months.
Mrs. Goodwillie is writing to Bend
The city administrator C.G. Reiter received a letter today from Ms. Arthur L. Goodwillie, wife of the first mayor of Bend, with a newspaper clipping from Dr. When Goodwillie recently died in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mrs. Goodwillie wrote that the mayor had spoken of Bend many times in the early hours of the day and expressed a desire to visit "his town" again.
Reiter said he intended to confirm the letter and send Ms. Goodwillie a copy of the bulletin telling the story of the first mayor's death.
Houses in Bend are marked; The riddle is finally solved
Homes of Bend were flagged this week, but not for overparking. The labels appear to be placed on garages in some cases – not cars. They are also found on fences, gates, clothesline posts, and back porches.
Throughout the week the bright red markings were a source of mystery and also a source of many rumors. New road surveys are underway, some residents believed. The neighbors need to be quarantined, decidedly many whose premises have been skipped. "Our property is being reserved as a possible location for industrial sites," said others. The extremists suspected that their homes were marked because they were being pushed over for sales pitches or because they were marked for looting by a gang of thieves.
The more conservative they thought they were on a Gallup reporter's path. Others were completely confused and offered no explanation. "They're red and white, probably a new Valentine's Day," said one.
Gradually the secret became known. In one part of the city and then another part, an attentive resident saw a strange ceremony after their rubbish was collected by a local contractor. The company recently changed hands and the new owners tagged their customers with the assistance of the former manager.
50 years ago
For the weekend
February 6, 1971
Prefontaine Oregon's best athlete of the year
PORTLAND – Steve Prefontaine, 19-year-old second distance runner from the University of Oregon, was named Oregon Amateur Sportsman of the Year Monday night at the 23rd annual Bill Hayward Banquet of Champions in Portland.
Prefontaine, who won the NCAA three-mile run as a freshman a year ago, won the NCAA cross-country championship last fall. He is from Coos Bay.
Prefontaine succeeds Oregon wrestler Jess Lewis, who won the award last year and was also one of nine finalists this year.
The Warm Springs project has started
Work on the new $ 4.3 million Kah-nee-ta Lodge and Convention Center, located 1.6 km east of what is now Kah-nee-ta Resort, has begun. The project will be completed by the summer of 1972. Recently, Grant Waheneka, chairman of the tribal council, and Ed Manion, manager of the resort, broke ground.
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25 years ago
For the weekend
February 6, 1996
Dry Canyon plans are taking shape
REDMOND – People spoke, the designer listened, and now it's only a matter of time – and money, of course – before a plan for a community park in central Dry Canyon is developed.
"I think we are finally where it is acceptable to start planning and dreaming for this community park," said Carrie Caramella, member of the Canyon Development Committee. "It's going to be really exciting for Redmond."
Caramella and a group of about 14 others attended last week for a meeting with park plan designer Hal Beighley, who was drawing up the original canyon plans. Beighley took comments from a public forum where residents made suggestions for the park.
Caramella said Beighley should be back with a work schedule in about a month. He will coordinate his plan with another plan for a 10 foot wide paved bike path that is also in the works for the canyon. From there, the plan will be distributed for further public comment before a final plan is drawn up, Caramella said.
"It will go into enough detail so that local organizations can say this is what they want and this is what it will look like," said Caramella.
Whatever Beighley comes up with, the park, which is said to be in the same area as Sam Johnson Park, will focus on mixed and multi-purpose areas. For example, instead of ball fields, the park would have open spaces that could be used as ball fields, Caramella said. "We want to have a place for everyone," she said. "But we are still in the dream phase."
The Kiwanis have already expressed an interest in building a covered picnic area or pavilion. Camramella and others hope the park plans will inspire other groups to take on similar projects.
Once the plan is ready, it will also be easier to get state and federal grants to fund the park development.
"One obstacle is getting more people involved," said Caramella. "It will still take a real community effort to get what we want."
Although little has been done about the development so far, the city in the north has steadily acquired land. It bought about 58 acres from St. Thomas Catholic Church in 1994 and another 26 acres from private individuals last year.
Nations examines Oregon's Vote-By-Mail
Oregon's groundbreaking special election by email for the US Senate was the envy of electoral officials who struggled to keep costs down and increase voter turnout.
"If you see the results of a special election in the middle of winter at 60 percent, how can you object?" Minnesota Deputy Secretary of State Elaine Voss said Wednesday. "We have a special election next Tuesday and we know our voter turnout will be very low, especially given our weather situation."
"I suspect this is the opening of the door," said Montana Secretary of State Mike Cooney. "Aside from a few unforeseen issues that call into question the integrity of the process, I suspect this is being investigated very carefully and possibly extended to other states."
The turnout of 65.8 percent in the election of Democrat Ron Wyden on Tuesday to fill the vacant seat in the US Senate was a record for a special election in Oregon. The state estimated it saved $ 500,000 off the normal $ 1 million cost of running an election by eliminating polling stations.
"The process works and operates with extremely high levels of efficiency and integrity," said Colleen Sealock, Oregon election officer.
However, some observers warned of the potential dangers associated with people being able to vote at their kitchen tables.
Postal voting allows people's votes to be manipulated as they are not alone in the cubicles, said Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate. Voters who send their ballots early have the opportunity to miss breaking news that could change their minds.
"You're looking for a quick fix to the process if you ignore the deeper issues that are driving voter turnout down, from education to values and misaligned parties to negative campaigns," Gans said.
He also noted that Tuesday's turnout fell short of the 1990 turnout of 75 percent, which was carried out the traditional way.
"I suspect that municipal elections outside the cycle are more used because they are cheaper," said Gans. "I think the spread to big elections will be very slow."