Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at the Des Chutes Historical Museum.
100 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
April 27, 1913
Gun drawn in saloon
Friday night a homesteader named A.D. Chandler got gay in Glenn Eyre’s saloon with a .44 revolver, and as a result contributed $25 to the city treasury, after Chief Roberts “pulled” him.
It appears that Chandler was getting rather boisterous and about midnight, Eyre, warning him to quiet down, pushed him away from the bar. Thereupon Chandler drew his big gun and covered Eyre with it, crying out “I’ll shoot you.” A Burns freighter who was standing next to him jumped on the homesteader and got the weapon away from him.
Roberts was nearby and immediately arrested Chandler. Recorder Ellis fined him $25 the next morning.
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75 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
April 27, 1938
Coogan receivership is extended by court
Judge Emmett Wilson today continued until May 2 the receivership over the $4 million fortune of Jackie Coogan, former child film star, whose mother claims Coogan, now 23, is not entitled “to a cent.”
At the same time, Judge Wilson granted Mrs. Bernstein permission to amend a deposition to the effect that Jackie had been “a bad, bad boy.”
Coogan, meanwhile, prepared to leave tomorrow for New York to appear in the radio broadcast, “We, the People.”
Betty Grable, Coogan’s actress wife who has been supporting her young penniless millionaire husband from her film earnings, revealed today that Mrs. Bernstein had tried to halt their marriage by telling her that Coogan was a pauper.
Miss Grable said that soon after she and Jackie became engaged, Mrs. Bernstein telephoned Miss Grable’s mother and said “If Betty thinks she is marrying a rich boy, she is mistaken. He hasn’t a cent. He’s a pauper.”
“As if that makes any difference,” said Miss Grable, who has been supporting her husband on her $500 a week movie earnings.
“We are in love and that’s all that matters.”
“She thought that Jack’s not having any money would make me give him up. Well, it didn’t, and it never will.”
Shirley Temple, 9, almost in millionaire brackets
Shirley Temple, almost a millionaire on her ninth birthday, was given the day off today so she would have plenty of time to open her hundreds of presents and to be host at two parties.
Shirley will report at 20th Century Fox studio today, but not for work on her next picture, “Lucky Penny.” On the studio lot she will be host to the children of all Hollywood newspapermen. More than 300 invitations were sent out.
Presents for Shirley have been arriving at her studio for days. They came from every state in the union and from many foreign countries.
The presents are of particular significance to studio officials. The interest displayed in Shirley’s birthday by her admirers means that she still retains the popularity that has made her Hollywood’s leading star.
At this afternoon’s party for the children of newspapermen there will be no pictures, no publicity. Studio officials said that that was an annual custom in accordance with their wishes and those of Shirley’s parents. There will be games and refreshments.
Shirley reportedly earns $5,000 a week in the movies and possibly as much again by endorsing dolls, breakfast food and other items. Every cent of her salary for the five years she has been in the movies has gone into a trust fund, her parents said. Her father supports the family from his salary as a bank manager. Mrs. Temple is paid by Shirley’s studio as her manager.
Shirley was three and a half years old when she made her first picture, one in which Charles Farrell was the star. Farrell is now trying a screen comeback in Shirley’s latest picture, “Lucky Penny.”
Her work never calls for Shirley to be before the cameras more than three and one half hours a day.
Shirley will begin a tour of the United States in a few weeks. She will make no appearances at which admission will be charged, her mother said.
“We already have more money than we need,” Mrs. Temple said. “On this kind of a trip all of Shirley’s admirers will get an opportunity to see her.”
50 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
April 27, 1963
Plans made for ‘Railroad ride to yesterday’
A train of at least 28 cars with some 1,300 persons, most of them from Portland aboard, will move up the Deschutes gorge Sunday in a “Railroad ride to yesterday.”
The train will leave Portland at 8 a.m. Sunday, and reach Madras at 2 p.m. From Madras, the large group will be taken on a tour to the Round Butte Dam.
All available Trailways buses in the area will take the group, most of whom are train fans, on a short trip to the viewpoint overlooking the area of dam construction in the Deschutes gorge west of Madras.
The return trip to Portland from Madras will be at 3:30 p.m.
This will be the fifth trip of the railroad fans up the gorge, and sponsors hope to develop these “journeys to yesterday” via rail as a national attraction in time, and as an outstanding tourist lure.
Charles E. Hayden is president of the “railroad fan line,” which owns two old steam locomotives and six wooden passenger cars. The group hopes to operate the old equipment in a run into the Coast Range this summer.
A part of the excursion train will include two centrally located baggage cars where doors will be kept open and a snack bar maintained through the day.
A continental breakfast will be served on the train after it pulls out of Portland. There will be a photographers car.
On the trip up and down the gorge, the railroad fans will hear the story of the epochal battle of the Hill and Harriman systems in the rugged canyon in 1909-1911 in the race to Bend. Also related will be the early story of the gorge, with mention of the exploration of fur seekers more than 100 years ago.
Some members of the Geological Society of the Oregon Country will be aboard, to touch on the spectacular geological story of the area.
There will be a stop near Lockit, deep in the gorge, for rock collecting and picture taking.
25 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
April 27, 1988
Hensley, Stanton dust dual-meet field
Adam Hensley of Mountain View and Brooks Stanton of Redmond had days to treasure at an IMC track meet on the Panthers home track.
Hensly established a new school record in the 110-meter high hurdles, helped the Cougars 400 meter relay team snap another school mark, won the 300 hurdles and ran a leg for the mile relay to help Mountain View to a 102-42 team victory.
Stanton raced to victory in the 100 and 400 meter races, then anchored the winning mile relay team as Redmond’s girls claimed a 71-56 victory.
Mountain View is the defending IMC boys’ team champion, while the Panthers won the conference girls title in 1987. Both squads are expected to make strong bids to retain their crowns at next month’s district meet.
Laurie Nelson was another triple winner for the Panthers, sweeping both hurdle races and joining Stanton on the first-place relay squad. Mountain View was paced by B.J. Eidson, who won both the long jump and the high jump.
Hensley, a senior, joined Jared Thompson, Jordy Wick and Brandon Hoffert in setting the new 400 meter relay mark at 43.12 seconds. He then cleared the hurdles in 14.75 for another record.
The cougars also got three wins from Roger Daley, who swept the discus, pole vault and high jump. Duane Petrie was a double winner taking the 1,500 and 3,000 meters. Hoffert took the 200 meters, tied for first in the 100 and ran on the mile relay.
Redmond’s David Daniels took both the triple jump and the long jump.