Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at the Des Chutes Historical Museum.
100 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
July 13, 1913
Mrs. Shriner of Bend, heir of woman who left millions
Mrs. G. W. Shriner of Bend, who is a direct heir of Anika Jahns of New York City, believes that she will soon come into possession of her share of this estate which has been in litigation for years. If she does, it will mean a fortune to her as the estate is worth many millions.
Anika Jahns came to America in 1746 and in 1783 got possession of a large amount of property which is now in the heart of New York City. Part of this was leased to Trinity church corporation for 99 years, and since the lease expired has been in the courts. The litigation now seems near settlement and the proceeds from the estate is being apportioned to the heirs.
Mrs. Shriner’s grandmother was Anne Jahns, her grandfather, Merchant B. Rogers and her father Calvin D. Rogers. She has an aunt, Mrs. J.H. McBride of 473 Alder Street, Portland, who will share also in the estate when the final settlement is made.
Honor for Bend girl
News was received here last week that Miss Emily Schreder had been elected teacher in the primary department of the Culver schools at a salary of $75 a month. Miss Schreder is one of the ablest pupils ever graduated from the Bend High School and for the past year has been a student at the University of Oregon at Eugene where she won a scholarship worth $200 in competition with graduates from all the high schools in Oregon.
Miss Schreder has remained at the university this summer attending the summer school.
She has been offered a position in the French department there, but it is understood will accept the Culver position.
Miss Schreder is the daughter of Victor Schreder of Rolyat. She was employed in the clerical work in The Bulletin office last summer.
Note to readers: Rolyat is Taylor spelled backwards. It no longer exists but was located near Hampton. It is named after a postal official in Washington named Taylor who had something to do with establishing the office. Victor Schreder was the first postmaster.
75 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
July 13, 1938
Columbia will be lowered 4 feet for passage of first ship
The work of reducing the water level in the reservoir pool by four feet to permit the passage of the tall-masted Charles L. Wheeler under the Hood River bridge was in progress today as Bonneville Dam authorities prepared to pass the first boat through the locks and up the river to The Dalles.
This will be the first ocean-going vessel ever to attempt navigation to The Dalles.
Reporter flies above Bonneville as dedication ceremonies start
The pendulum of progress swung back up the Columbia Gorge Saturday.
We watched it while cruising at 180 miles an hour in a United Airlines mainliner.
The first ocean-going vessel ever to push its prow into the waters of the upper Columbia River moved eastward over the path followed 133 years ago by the explorers, Lewis and Clark, as they came westward down the mighty stream to get the pendulum in motion.
Howard Hughes on round-the-world speed flight
Cutting in half Lindbergh’s time on the New York-Paris route, Howard Hughes, millionaire oil man and movie producer, landed at Le Bourget today 16½ hours out of New York. Hughes flew the two-engined plane with three companions in the cabin with him. He plans to continue on around the world, with Moscow as his next stop after Paris.
Marines help in checking terror reign
United States Marines took up patrol stations in the American defense sector of the international settlement of Shanghai late today while Chinese patriots spread terror in this Japanese controlled city on the first anniversary of the Chinese-Japanese war.
As dusk approached, the Marines were joined by the British defense forces, and volunteers, fearful that their property might be destroyed, joined the troops. Nearly 200, including 100 Britons and 50 Americans turned out.
50 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
July 13, 1963
Quiet science camp comes to life as student groups arrive
CAMP HANCOCK — This unique science camp near the John Day River in the Clarno community, near formations that hold skeletons of 40-million-year-old thunderbeasts, was quiet for a short time Sunday.
Then the camp suddenly came to life again as some 60 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry sponsored youngsters moved in by bus and car, for the opening of the camp’s second session of the season. The first group of 60 students left this past weekend, clearing the way for the incoming class.
A very busy two weeks faces the new group, with many camp activities planned and several field trips arranged. Assisting with these arrangements is a former Bend resident, Jim Anderson, now OMSI naturalist.
One of the highlights of the opening session was a trip by the students to the historic Oregon King mine, now being operated near Ashwood, in Jefferson County. The guide was Jim Elliot, geologist.
Serving as science camp “mother” again this year is Mrs. Lon Hancock, whose late husband discovered in the high hills north of the camp fossils of creatures that lived in Oregon long ago.
Largest of the bones removed from the quarry were those of the Brontothere — the “thunderbeast” of ancient Oregon.
Boeing representatives arrive, take first look
Two Boeing Company representatives arrived this morning and shortly after noon headed into volcanic areas southeast of Bend to make field studies which may have a bearing on man’s effort to land on the moon.
Serving as guide for Gordon Davison and LeRoy Bartlett, Jr., of the Boeing firm was Norman Peterson, of the Oregon State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Also with the group were to be Ed Groh, Portland geologist, and Ralph Watson, Great Northern geologist.
Joining on the field trip were Marion Cady, Bend Chamber of Commerce manager, and Bill Chenowith, who manages the Chamber’s Lunar Base Research Facility.
The group will look over areas whose surfaces may be similar to those encountered by the first men to land on the moon. Boeing Company recently was awarded a $196,000 contract for studies in connection with moon base housing.
To be visited this afternoon and tomorrow are pumice flats, lava tubes lava flow surfaces and craters.
The field trip will take the group into Hole-in-the Ground, Crack-in-the-Ground, Fort Rock, the Devils Garden area and the Derrick Cave.
25 YEARS AGO
For the week ending
July 13, 1988
Buildings face demolition
Pennbrook Development Co., of Bend has applied to the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission for approval to demolish the historic Trailways bus depot and restaurant buildings in downtown Bend.
George Read, the Deschutes County staff advisor to the commission, said the buildings were placed on the county’s historic register in 1981, along with the adjacent Wright hotel, which has since been placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings separate from the depot and restaurant.
Read said the status of the hotel makes it unclear whether the state and National Park Service, which administers the National Register would have to approve the demolition of the adjacent depot and restaurant buildings.
Read said that as the first rock buildings in Bend, along with the hotel, the depot and restaurant — now covered with siding — are “significant historic buildings.”
Downtown site eyed for new bank branch
Bank of the Cascades and E.W. “Eddie” Williamson announced this morning that Williamson has granted the bank an option on his triangle-shaped property at Greenwood Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Bend.
If the bank exercises the option and purchases the property, it plans to build its fifth branch at the location, said President Roger Shields. The locally owned bank has two branches in Bend and other branches in Sisters and Sunriver.
The optioned property includes the entire triangle except a building at Bond Street and Greenwood. Shields said the bank’s plans are to raze the buildings on the site and erect a new building with room for other offices.