Compiled by the Deschutes County Historic Society from the archived copies of The Bulletin on the Deschutes Historic Museum
100 years in the past
For the week ending
June 6, 1920
Annual conference of Grangers attracts many
Absolutely 200 delegates are in attendance on the annual conference of the Oregon State Grange, which opened right here this morning, it was introduced this midday by Grasp C.E. Spence on the shut of the morning session, which was devoted solely to passing on credentials. With this preliminary work accomplished standing committees had been to be appointed this afternoon, and the experiences of officers heard. Wednesday is ready for the election of officers. The conference is the 47th assembly of the type held by the Grange in Oregon.
No night session is deliberate for tonight, because the visiting Grangers shall be visitors of the Bend Rod and Gun membership at a trout feed to be held at 7 o’clock on the east financial institution of the Deschutes, simply to the north of the footbridge. A novel function of the affair shall be using flat picket dishes furnished by The Shevlin-Hixon Firm, every bearing the imprint of the Bend emblem, and increasing the greetings of the Shevlin-Hixon firm to the delegates.
Giant crowd enjoys trout feed in Bend
Half a thousand individuals, together with virtually each delegate to the state grange conference, with many Bend residents, gathered on the east financial institution of the Deschutes yesterday night for the trout banquet given by the Bend Rod & Gun membership and the Business membership. The truth that an ample provide of fish was available to fulfill the appetites of each man, girl, and youngster within the crowd was a tribute to the talent of native anglers, who had spent the 2 previous days in procuring trout from the varied lakes and streams within the nation tributary to Bend.
A detachment of cooks, beneath the path of Pat Murphy, ready fish, potatoes and occasional and served them on picket plates, offered by The Shevlin-Hixon Firm, to the hungry a whole bunch who handed by the cafeteria counter enclosing an enormous vary. Menus had been printed on Deschutes white pine, furnished by the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber firm. From the out of doors kitchen the delegates and their buddies handed to lengthy picket tables and benches erected by the forest service, and loved the repast, whereas an immense bonfire illumined the scene. Glorious instrumental numbers had been supplied by the Shevlin-Hixon band. Mayor J.A. Eastes, in a short tackle, welcomed the delegates simply earlier than the cafeteria line was fashioned.
Mills of Bend are an instance to the remainder of Oregon
The housing drawback can be taken care of in Oregon, if all the large lumber mills would take their cue from the Bend Mills — in keeping with A.G. Clark, supervisor of the Related Industries of Oregon, who’s in Bend attending the State Grange and looking out over window reveals of Oregon merchandise made by Bend retailers.
Mr. Clark is enthusiastic over the place taken by the Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks-Scanlon mills, who as a way to encourage house constructing, promote lumber by way of a neighborhood company, at costs which can be as little as the most important patrons obtain in automobile tons on the mill. The plan was initially put in force for the advantage of their employes, in order that extra houses can be constructed — however the public exterior of the particular employes is making the most of the large saving in securing wholesale costs on lumber. “This splendid instance of public helpfulness is actually to be recommended,” stated Mr. Clark, “and all of Oregon’s mills might take part the same motion and thus be the direct technique of inflicting a larger quantity of development of precise houses.”
“Different communities might observe up the thought and little doubt would achieve success in getting comparable motion on the a part of extra lumber-mills.”
75 years in the past
For the week ending
June 6, 1945
Sub-Debs finish yr with banquet
The Senior Sub-Deb membership held its closing assembly of the season with a six o’clock dinner Monday on the Pine Tavern, within the type of a farewell celebration for the Misses Mary Alice Glatt and Iris Thomas.
Others current had been Misses Eva Kittleson, June Alfrey, Ruth Ann Terlisner, Fern Grindle, Joyce Armstrong, Sally Schilling and Jean Raddatz. Members unable to attend had been Miss Helen Hudson and Miss Betty Jeffries.
Miss Thomas left this morning to hitch her household in Portland, accompanied by Miss Mary Alice Glatt, who will go to Woodburn to make her house along with her father, and Miss Joyce Armstrong , who will spend per week visiting buddies in Portland. The ladies will meet Miss Betty Jeffries in Portland to have fun her birthday.
Park blackbirds in energy dives assault Bend folks
“Alongside got here a blackbird and snipped off her nostril,” says the acquainted nursery rhyme, describing the destiny of the king’s maid, whose plight is sort of being shared by Bend residents who report that blackbirds in Drake park, zealously defending their younger, have been attacking passers-by in well-directed energy dives.
The birds mild on their victims chattering noisily, and after a number of experimental pecks, return to bases within the excessive junipers and on altitude runs, acquire momentum for renewed assault. Ethical: put on a helmet.
First water flows in canal as large metal gate is raised
Practically seven years after precise development was began on the North Unit Irrigation challenge, designed to irrigate 50,000 acres in Jefferson county, water was become the large waterway for the primary time as we speak. Launch of a movement of water into the canal was obligatory, in keeping with bureau of reclamation officers, to clear mud from beneath the large fish screens being put in above the headgate on the north Bend metropolis limits.
A sizeable crowd gathered on each side of the huge gate to witness the occasion, as electricians inspected electrical wiring and adjusted energy switches.
As males, girls and youngsters watched, Clyde H. Spencer, development engineer for the bureau of reclamation accountable for the work, pushed a little bit purple button and the 5 ton metal gate slowly raised. At 9:17 a.m. there was a slight trickle of water under the gate, then an amazing rush. Tumble weed, particles and grime swept earlier than the water at a 25-mile-an-hour tempo because it coursed by way of the deep, concrete channel.
Redmond clinic to shut doorways
Redmond’s Medical-Dental clinic, owned and operated by Dr. R.W. Christiansen, this metropolis’s solely doctor, will shut in a number of days, it was introduced right here Thursday. Components within the closing, as listed by Dr. Christiansen, included an “endless overload,’ the dearth of different skilled help in Redmond and a scarcity of meals factors.
Efforts to safe a launch from the service of one other doctor to look after the wants of the neighborhood haven’t met with success.
Dr. Christiansen indicated that he would reopen the clinic simply as quickly as circumstances would allow.
Nice Britain orders troops into Lebanon — Supreme Courtroom deluged with 32 huge instances — 2 extra gridiron leagues resolve to surrender play.
50 years in the past
For the week ending
June 6, 1970
Bend to maintain usual identify
Bend metropolis commissioners didn’t bend an inch final night time over a proposal to vary the identify of Bend.
Commissioners obtained a letter from C.J. Keenan, Portland, requesting that town change its identify to Narhfam. However the commissioners simply couldn’t see its manner clear.
Narhfam is an acronym for Nationwide Railroad Corridor of Fame and Museum, which Keenan proposes to find right here if he can persuade town to vary its identify. The set up would take the type of a museum, chronicling the historical past of the railroad trade.
From proof mentioned finally night time’s assembly, it appeared to commissioners that Keenan had been having some problem in finding his museum, notably along with his stipulation that the host metropolis change its identify.
Commissioners determined to stay with good ol’ Bend in the interim. They may notify Mr. Keenan of their determination.
Library ‘Pals’ to carry open home to advertise renovations
A newly-formed service group, Pals of the Library, is inviting the general public to take part as volunteers or sustaining members.
The group will sponsor open home at three intervals Tuesday, June 9. There shall be excursions of the library, and refreshments shall be served. Individuals who want to join as members may accomplish that at the moment, in keeping with Mrs. E.J. Burton, president.
Different officers are Mrs. David Dierdorff, vice-president, and Mrs. Don Value, secretary-treasurer. A nucleus group of some 15 individuals constitutes the steering committee.
Memberships shall be out there at one greenback for people, $5 for households and $10 for organizations. Plans are additionally being made for a memorials program, based mostly on $25 contributions. Names of individuals so honored are to be positioned on a plaque within the library foyer.
Open home subsequent Tuesday shall be at 10 a.m and seven:30 p.m. Richard Tiflis, library director, will conduct excursions. Espresso shall be served with candy rolls on the morning interval and cookies afternoon and night.
Kids are welcome to accompany their dad and mom. There shall be supervision for the children within the kids’s room, and a program of tales and musical leisure is being organized for them for every interval.
A suggestion field shall be offered in the principle room, to offer the general public a chance to suggest methods of increasing or enhancing library providers.
The Pals of the Library hope to renovate a big space within the library basement, now used for storage, to be used as a gathering room for neighborhood organizations, Mrs. Burton stated.
Additionally on the “need checklist” is a bicycle rack for the grounds. The primary challenge being undertaken is refinishing of the entrance door, which is badly weathered.
Backyard golf equipment have expressed curiosity in serving to to spruce up the landscaping and make some extra plantings.
25 years in the past
For the week ending
June 6, 1995
Excessive bridge is a bottleneck ; State to interchange gorge span
TERREBONNE — The slender span of Freeway 97 that hyperlinks the sheer rock partitions of the Crooked River Gorge is a kind of white-knuckle stretches of freeway.
Who doesn’t get shivers up the backbone when crossing 300 ft above the shallow present whereas an 18-wheeler hugs the middle stripe within the oncoming lane?
By the flip of the century, state freeway officers hope to interchange the 70-year-old bridge with a construction that’s twice as broad and far stronger.
Though development received’t start till 1997, the state Division of Transportation plans this week to shorten its checklist of design choices with the assistance of a volunteer advisory committee that shares an curiosity in what the four-lane span will appear to be.
The group consists of Ward Tonsfeldt, chairman of the Humanities Division at Central Oregon Neighborhood Faculty; Redmond historical past buff and creator Keith Clark; and Mary Ann Ebbs of Artwork in Public Locations of Bend. Two Portland residents are also concerned: Lewis L. McArthur, compiler of Oregon Geographic Names, and Keith Claycomb, with the Oregon Roadside Council. They may meet Thursday to look over bridge designs from world wide and choose these thought to have the strongest visible attributes. On the advice of bridge inspectors, freeway officers decided two years in the past that the prevailing bridge — second tallest, from deck to water, within the state — must be changed.
Positioned three miles north of Terrebonne on the Deschutes-Jefferson county line, the 464-foot-long span helps much more site visitors and heavier autos than anticipated when accomplished in 1926. “Actually that bridge was designed for lots lighter hundreds than it carries as we speak,” stated Cliff Houck, challenge growth supervisor within the state Freeway Division’s Central Oregon regional workplace. “It’s taking rising upkeep to maintain the bridge secure.”
One other drawback with the bridge is its 24-foot-wide highway mattress, which is just too slender for the more and more busy freeway. “It’s fairly a bottleneck for Freeway 97,” Houck stated.
Mike Pulzone, a state freeway bridge inspector within the area, described the danger of collapse as “very, very distant.”
Nevertheless, rivets within the deck assist construction break usually beneath the burden of vans and have to be changed every year with high-strength bolts, Pulzone stated.
The brand new bridge shall be erected about 80 ft upriver from the prevailing one, requiring slight realignment of Freeway 97.
Houck stated the brand new location remains to be inside a slender stretch of the gorge, however lies far sufficient from the prevailing bridge to permit development to proceed with out affecting site visitors. The estimated price of the challenge is $18.5 million. It might take a minimum of two years to finish, in keeping with the state.
Plans now name for changing the outdated bridge to a pedestrian walk-way from Peter Skene Ogden State Wayside on the south finish of the gorge to an undeveloped space on the north facet.
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