100 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
Nov. 3, 1912
Six feet of fowl neck for man who loves ‘em
For the first time in his life, it is reported, W.E. Scott has all the chicken necks he can eat. At least, they are nearly chicken necks. The total combined length of the delicacies in question is six feet three inches.
It happened this way. Mr. Scott recently visited the Lee Davenport ranch, where chicken was served for dinner. Mr. Scott is particularly fond of chicken necks, and kicked because that particular part of the hen’s anatomy was omitted from the menu. In fact he is quoted as saying that he was good for a mile of chicken neck any time. So Monday, when Mr. Davenport came to town, he brought Scott the biggest collection of fowl neck ever gathered together. There was exactly six feet three inches of neck. Only it wasn’t chicken neck, but instead was the combined necks of three swans. When last heard of Mr. Scott was wrestling with his big contract.
The swans were killed Sunday by Bert Powell, who winged the three with five shots, from a blind on a pond on the Davenport ranch. Bert Randall, the ranch foreman, also killed three swans some days ago. So far as is known these are the only swans killed in this vicinity for a couple of years. One of the birds weighed over 15 pounds and measured 7 feet and four inches from wing tip to wing tip, being pure white.
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75 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
Nov. 3, 1937
Lava Bear football squad to face Medford tonight
The spotlight of Oregon high school attention will be focused on Medford tonight, where Bend’s Lava Bears, undefeated since Oct. 18, 1935, line up against Bill Bowerman’s Tigers. This time, probably for the psychological effect, coach Bowerman has definitely cast his team in the underdog role and gives the Tigers only a fighting chance to win. Coach John Londahl of the Bears somewhat resents the Medford campaign to “play up" the Bears as one of the greatest football squads ever produced in Oregon. Londahl fears his own team held such a belief last week when Albany was played.
However Coach Londahl gave his Bears a light scrimmage yesterday evening in Drake Park and as the players raced back to the gymnasium both he and Assistant Coach Miller Nicholson, agreed on one thing; Bend will not face Medford tonight in an overconfident mood. In such a mood, the Bears were sadly outplayed, out generated and outfought by Albany for three quarters last week. (Note: The Lava Bears beat Albany 13 to 0 but were held to a 0 to 0 tie until the fourth quarter.)
“If reports from all parts on the state mean anything, Medford High’s Tigers can consider their past football encounters merely warm up affairs compared to what they will face Friday night when John Londahl brings the mighty Lava Bears to town," states the Medford Mail Tribune as it does its part to put the Tigers in the underdog role.
“However, we can’t see ourselves climbing off the Tiger bandwagon completely. Bowerman’s team may be defeated Friday, everything points that way, but we can’t see the Tigers getting a disgraceful drubbing. Maybe they will, but we are from Missouri and so are plenty more. Bend has got to show it first before being acclaimed victor.
With the exception of one or two players, the Bend team will be in fine shape for tonight’s game. However should a Bend back get hurt, Coach Londahl will face a grave problem. The Bears are sadly lacking in reserve strength.
Lava Bears dazzle Medford
Bend’s powerful Lava Bears, hailed as one of the greatest high school elevens ever seen in action of a Southern Oregon gridiron, coolly and methodically shattered their opponent’s line and bewildered opposing backs to roll up a 32 to 7 victory against Coach Bowerman’s Medford team in an intersectional football game here last night watched by over 5,000 fans. The Bears went to work early and at half time held a lead of 20 to 0.
50 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
Nov. 3, 1962
3-man U.S. team to oversee ‘liquidation’ of Cuban crisis
President Kennedy today named former disarmament advisor John J. McCloy to head a 3-man U.S. coordinating committee to handle developments involved in “the conclusion of the Cuban crisis."
The committee will be involved in discussions at the United Nations and will concern itself with implementation of the points raised in recent communications between Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev,
The other two members of the committee are Undersecretary of State George Ball and Deputy Defense Secretary Roswell Kirkpatrick.
U.S. suspends blockade, surveillance of Cuba
The United States today both lifted its naval blockade of Cuba and halted aerial surveillance of flights over the island for a two-day period at the request of acting U.N. Secretary General Thant.
The stopping of both operations will be in effect the two days that Thant is in Cuba arranging for the removal of Soviet missile bases. The secretary flew to Havana today.
United States resumes naval blockade of Cuba
The United States resumed its naval blockade of Cuba today and made provisions for more aerial reconnaissance flights over Soviet missile base sites.
White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger confirmed that the quarantine on the high seas went back into operation at dawn. But he refused to say whether surveillance flights over Cuba had started up again.
Aerial photos indicate bases being dismantled
The Defense Department said today it has “clear evidence" from aerial photographs that the Russians are dismantling their missile bases in Cuba.
The U.S. position also remained that there must be some form of international inspection to verify the removal of offensive weapons from Cuban soil despite Premier Fidel Castro’s objections.
25 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
Nov. 3, 1987
Division Street is top candidate for bypass
Picture Division Street as a four-lane expressway with overpasses at Revere and Colorado avenues.
Picture Division Street looping behind the Bend River Mall and finally meshing with U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 97 at the interchange north of town.
Picture Division Street carrying 50,000 cars a day, more than three times its current load.
In the year 2007, that’s what Division Street may look like, according to a study released Monday by the Oregon Highway Division.
The study’s purpose was to explore ways to unclog Third Street — the main traffic artery through the heart of Bend.
The study offered three alternatives with the most likely being the Division Street bypass. Other alternatives call for widening Highway 97 (Third Street) to six lanes through Bend or constructing a bypass east of the city.
Division Street already acts as a bypass of sorts around Third Street, carrying 15,000 cars a day. But in 20 years, traffic in Bend is expected to double, and Third Street already is operating nearly at capacity with about 25,000 cars a day.
“If you think Third Street is really bad now, just think what it would be like if it had 15,000 more cars a day," said Dale Allen, regional manager of the Highway Division of Bend.
The state on Monday released a long-range planning study that pinpoints improvements needed to Highway 97 from Biggs Junction to the California border.
Although the nearly 50 page study looks at the entire highway, it focuses on the bottleneck through Bend.
Allen said the state rates how crowded roads are on a scale of “A" to “F," with A meaning little traffic and F being like leaving the parking lot after a major football game.
Third Street from Division to Brosterhous now operated at level “E", one step away from the post football-game traffic jam, Allen said.
“It’s an “F" during some days during the Christmas Holiday, like the day after Christmas and other big shopping days," Allen said.