100 Years Ago
For the week ending April 8
Autoist complains about $2.50 per hour
Proclaiming his protest for more than an hour when his car was tagged and he found himself $2.50 to park an automobile within the restricted fire hydrant zone, WO Geho, a traveling Portland merchant, left the city recorder Louis Bennett’s office on Saturday evening threatening to write a newspaper. about it, and vowing that he would never drive another car in Bend again.
Officer Millard Triplett tagged Geho’s car Saturday evening when it was located within 20 feet of a fire hydrant near the Governor’s Butte Inn.
“You should give the newcomers at least twenty-four hours in which to learn the regulations of your city”, Mur- Geho in the recorder of the city Maro.
“We do and we want with you, the only regulation of the fire hydrant in the United States is in common use,” Maro said, “and as you say, in several states and you have driven cars for some time, there is no reason why you should not know such a law. Only last week the city he came up with a picture of a red 20 foot curb from every hydrant in town, just for the benefit of people like you.
Cicero makes a good time to spare
Charles Olson, a 165-pound wrestler who offered to lose five men, regardless of weight, hour or $100, could just as well do ten men, for it took him only 26 minutes to pile up 800 pounds of humanity. The Liberty Theater was a Saturday night novelty match.
The five wrestlers ranged from heavyweight to heavyweight, Bert Smith, the windiest man, being in the latter category. Olson grabbed the first foul on Smith and brought the match to a quick finish.
Olson, Canada’s middleweight wrestling champion, loves to swing so well that he’s going to make this his headquarters for the rest of the spring and summer. With this determination, Olson secured a job at the Brook-Scanlon mill. In his odd moments, Ted Thye, Multnomah’s wrestling coach, tries to coax a match.
The prince advises the police to keep the chickens at home
“Keep the chickens at home.” This order was issued today by Police Chief Pete Hanson. City ordinance prohibits chickens from running any wider than within city limits, but is not strictly enforced where damage results. But now the gardens are being planted, and some vegetables are also coming up, and complaints of damage by the domestic fowl have reached the station. So Hanson ordered that all the chickens be locked up and he would take care to keep order.
I was a grandmotherly woman at 32
Mrs. SN Davis of Bend was a grandmother at the age of 32, her husband announced today, making her the first candidate for the honor of being the youngest grandmother in Bend. They were married when he was 17 years old, and their daughter, Mrs. Nellie Morris, had a son, Newton Morris, when Mrs. Davis was 32 years and two months old, one month older than her youngest grandmother in Los Angeles. .
Mrs. Davis is now 68 years old and has 241 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His oldest son is 36 years old, and his youngest is only 27. Mr. and Mrs. Davis celebrated their 50th anniversary here two years ago in August. Davis is a carpenter.
For the week until April 8, 1948
700 to participate in the holiday music
Seven hundred students from middle schools will participate in the East Central Oregon music festival, here on April 16. Don P. Pence, director of music in Bend schools, announced today when tickets went on sale. The ceremony will be held in the high school gymnasium at 8 pm. Because of the large number of students participating, only 400 grants can be sold, Pence said. Tickets are on sale at the drugstore.
During the festival there will be a band of about 300 pieces, led by John Stehn, director of the band at the University of Oregon. 250 A mixed chorus of girls will welcome some voices; Glee clubs will consist of about 200 voices, led by Donald Allton, director of music vocation at the University of Oregon.
Unfortunately, only 400 seats will be available to the public, as indicated by Pence, who reports that tickets will be sold on a “first come, first served” basis.
Added a nominal charge password.
Grandstand work in the last
The construction of a large indoor baseball park in Bend that will cost some $5,500 is nearing completion, Clair Fuller, superintendent for the Elks, announced today. The trusses stand in place for the weaving, and the covering will be fixed as soon as the weather permits.
The seating capacity for this session will be 650. The end goal is on the south side, directly behind home plate. The grandstand will be ready for use when the Oregon State League season opens in May.
With the batteries of lights in place on the nine high posts erected this past year, the night game in 1948. It is possible that the opinion of the Elks election park will be one of the best lit in upstate Oregon.
The park is approaching the completion of the “resurfacing” of the playing field. Four ounces of dirt were spread over the outfield and one ounce over the infield. Facilities prepared for the 1948 season include bleachers and covered dugouts for the teams.
Week ending April 8, 1973
Cloverdale Fireman is a writer
The Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department’s Fireman of the Year isn’t a fireman—she’s a firelady. The rural fire business hosted its annual Connie Cyrus honor this weekend.
Mrs. Cyrus received an engraved identification bracelet in her honor at a dinner Saturday night in the Fire Hall. Mrs. Cyrus and her husband Keith have been in the fire department for the past nine years. He was the one who received the firemen in 1972.
Mrs. Cyrus and Mrs. Charles Trachesel, plus ten husbands, are listed by the insurance coverage. Both are capable of triggering a fire truck. They call the fire, they go to the scene for help and they help with the fires if needed.
Mrs. Cyrus teaches at the Sisters’ School.
Market attached to complete April 30
The Deschutes County Market Annex construction project will be completed by April 30, according to Haynes Construction Company. Remaining to be completed in the $166,952 project are painting, roofing and floor covering. It will provide additional space for county commissioners, county councilors, veterans service officers and the data processing department. Construction financed with federal tax-sharing funds. Bend architect Gil Helling was designing the addition.
For the week until April 8, 1998
They run bicycle races in the spring
The first weekend of April is seen as the grand opening of the cycling season in Central Oregon.
A busy weekend of two-wheeler festivities began Saturday with the 50th annual Wet-n-Windy, which brought about 30 riders on a fun 50-mile ride east of Bend.
Riders were warned to prepare for rough weather, but riding conditions did not live up to the name of the event.
On Sunday, more than 200 mountain riders turned out for the Cascade Chainbreaker, a race held in West Bend at Crown Pacific’s Bull Springs tree farm. Race director Sally Russell-Russenberger said the first year’s race aims to provide the bikers with an enjoyable experience.
“The first event, the opening (of the season) in Oregon, which no one has ever seen before, was pretty heavy,” he said, “and it pleased the larger-than-expected field.”
There weren’t quite a few competitors, but as president Steve Larsen of Bend Mountain Bike National kept the competition from dominating the pro/expert division.
Larsen, who last year was the top American in the National Off-Road Bicycle Association championship series, turned in a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds for three laps of the approximately 11-mile course.
Running up to Larsen was Craig Demars of Eugene, who had a time of 2:18:18. Ryan Stofa of Corvallis was third in 2:20:50.
Mary McConneloug of Bend won the women’s pro/expert category. Her time of 2:42:15 beat runner-up Chantal Knapp of Lake Oswego by 37 seconds. Katey Maher of Bend was third in 2:45:48.
Incline riders Doug KerKoch in the 35-44 division, and Don Leet, a 45-jumper, won their age groups in the pro/expert men’s category. In the sport category, the riders did two laps of the race. The top times were recorded by riders Brian Cimmiotti (1:40:41) and Helen Gogan (1:55:21).
Competitors at the beginning of the category did one race. Greg Canfield and Pam Flak, both of Bend, had the fastest times in the category at the start of 54:11 and 1:03:47, respectively.
Odors dwell in error
Swan lifts the flap with neighbors living along a stretch of the Deschutes River in Bend. So far they have cooled to the institute, in the works for three years, to finally replace all the existing mute swans with the native scents of North American hornbills about five miles of the river through the town.
“It means a brave new world,” Kathryn Schwenk, a silent scent fanatic and river resident, state biologist Chris Carey said Tuesday night in a small crowded room at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters in Bend.
“We’ve gone two years without babies,” Bob Hollipeter said. “Don’t take them away until you bring in the others.”
Carey and Dave Ledder, president of the Audubon Society, sat for more than two hours in the heated seat, grilled by Schwenk and some of his neighbors. Carey certified that those collecting the scents of the mute will not be killed – They will be relocated to private owners.
Carey, Ledder and the plan from the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District believe replacing the mudflats with hummingbirds makes good business sense. The project is well suited to the state plan to establish a population of mute swans in Oregon for both breeding and wintering. If plans remain on schedule, two pairs of whooper swans will be brought into captivity from wild stocks from a private rancher in Wisconsin in late April or early May.
If the mutts are to remain in the Deschutes River and are to be allowed to continue breeding, they will need to remove their habitat from native otters. Eighteen pairs of bright muted colors with distinctive black and orange faces live in distinct territories separated by irrigation ditches.
Introduced to Bend in the early 1970s, they killed mutes and swans with gusto. The population zoomed to about 40, when they depended on aquatic vegetables for food.
Oregon considers non-native species such as muted species to be exotic species. The strict rules say that males must be euthanized and surgically pinnatted so that they cannot fly.