Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the Bulletin at the Deschutes Historical Museum.
100 Years ago
For the week ending
June 22, 1919
Female botanists explore Oregon
On a six weeks’ botanizing expedition into Oregon to secure specimens for the Stanford university herbarium, Miss Roxanna Ferris, herbarium assistant, and a Miss Rena Duthie, graduate student at the university, arrived here this morning, stopped at the forest office for directions and started out on a three-day hike through the country surrounding Bend.
Wearing olive drab walking togs, the Stanford botanists are doing a large part of their traveling on foot, but deplored the fact that they had not had a single experience which could be classified as an adventure since leaving Palo Alto. Their trip will end when they reach the Columbia. Much of the information gathered will be utilized in a work on the flora of the Pacific states which is being written by Dr. Leroy Abrams, of the Stanford faculty.
To build tower on Walker mountain
To construct a lookout tower on the top of Walker mountain, in the Crescent section, H.E. Vincent of the Deschutes national forest office will leave tomorrow morning and will be gone from Bend for several days. The tower to be built will be 40 feet in height, with a small cabin on top.
Walker mountain is one of the most important lookout stations within the limits of the national forest, having an elevation of 7000 feet.
Central Oregon doctors organize
To perfect the organization of the Central Oregon Medical society, physicians of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, gathered last night at the home of Dr. J.F. Hosch in Redmond, elected officers, selected Dr. Charles S. Edwards of Prineville as delegated to the Oregon State Medical association convention, and decided on August 4 as the date of the next meeting, to be held in Bend. An elaborate supper was served during the latter part of the evening.
Officers elected by the medical society were as follows: President, Dr. Hosch; first vice president, Dr. Hale of Madras; second vice president, Dr. J.H. Rosenberg of Prineville; secretary-treasurer, Dr. Edwards; board of censors, Dr. H.K. Belknap, Prineville, Dr. J.C.Vandevert and Dr. Charles A. Fowler of Bend.
Solon would bar Japanese forever
Washington, D.C. — Demanding legislation forever barring Japanese immigration, Senator Phelan of California today warned America to be ready for a “war on the Pacific.” Appearing before the house immigration committee, Senator Phelan appealed to congress to save the western states from economic death at the hands of the “sons of the east.”
75 Years ago
For week ending
Cemetery limits may be extended
The limits of the Pilot Butte cemetery will be greatly extended if plans of the city commission meet public sanctions, it became known today. The commission, meeting at the city hall last night read a resolution for the first time calling for the vacation of certain adjoining property in Bend park, and setting 8 p.m. on July 19 as a public hearing date on the proposal.
The lots and streets affected by the resolution, and which would be included in the cemetery if approved, are those in blocks 1,2,5,6,7,8 and 9 of Bend park, and blocks 126 and 127 of First addition to Bend park.
More cars tagged in Downtown Bend
Ten Bend motorists have been cited for various types of downtown parking infractions, it was revealed today at police headquarters. The charges range from parking overtime, to parking across walkways and even on the wrong side of the street. Latest persons to be “tagged ”were:
Minnie Dugan, 45 Park place; W.M. Simpson, 735 Florida avenue; C.V Silvis, 118 Oregon avenue; Hugh Simpson, Bend; Norland Monical, 745 Portland avenue; Robert James, 574 Seward street; Adolf Kaufman, 911 Bond street; Baxter Nabors, Bend; Paul Christofferson, Rt. 1, Box 369, and Stanley Wood, 34 Hastings place.
Deschutes pine plays part in bombing of Japanese
Deschutes Ponderosa pine flew over the Japanese empire yesterday and played an important part in bringing destruction to military plants there, it was revealed here today. The local lumber had been used in constructing the B-29 super fortresses, it was disclosed.
News of the part the pine played in the raid was contained in the following message received today by Loyde S. Blakley, sales manager for the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company, Inc.:
“Now it can be told. Your lumber has contributed to the successful development and construction of Super Fortress bomber B-29. Best wishes and congratulations to every member of your organization helping to bomb Japan yesterday. George N. Comfort Lumber Co., Cleveland, Ohio.”
‘All hands’ to remodel school for community
With mothers and fathers of the school children from all over the district joining in the work, the Alfalfa school house will undergo renovation next week when this rather different crew meets Wednesday. Decision to enlist the aid of the men and women in the work was reached by the directors in their annual meeting June 19.
The directors assumed that it would take all day to “pretty-up” the schoolhouse, but promised a reward in the form of an appetizing potluck dinner. The workers were asked to bring their own carpenter tools and be on the scene at 9 a.m.
At the annual meeting, attended by 11, Ethel Allen was named a director, and Mrs. Allen was retained as clerk
FDR signs GI “Bill of Rights” — Army casualties reach 178,677 — Nimitz reports contact with foe finally made — 30,000 FOE trapped in France — Bombs rip big Japanese steel mills at Yawata
50 Years Ago
For the Week Ending
June 22, 1969
Brooks Scanlon stock now on sale
An initial public offering of 300,000 common shares of Brooks Scanlon Inc. is being made by an investment banking group headed by Smith, Barney and Co. at $28 a share.
The offering is the first time Brooks Scanlon stock has been available to the general public.
Of the 300,000 shares offered, 180,000 are being sold by Brooks Scanlon, and 120,000 by certain stockholders. Upon completion of the offering, there will be 2,254,308 shares outstanding.
Deputy hired for Sunriver
Sunriver will have a resident deputy as of July 1, Sheriff F.C. Sholes announced today. Salary, uniform, and car will be provided by Sunriver. Sholes said no county money, or guarantee of county money was involved.
The new deputy will be Gene R. Goff, a Sunriver employee and member of Bend City Police reserve. His salary will be $6,600, equivalent to the salary of a starting deputy.
According to Don McCallum, president of Sunriver Inc., the deputy will be responsible to the Sheriff’s Office. He will probably live in Sunriver, McCallum added. Sholes said the deputy would probably work only in the Sunriver area.
Death claims Judy Garland in London
LONDON — Scotland Yard pathologist conducted an autopsy today on Judy Garland to determine the cause of death of the singer who found torment, despair and loneliness over the rainbow, and death Sunday on her bathroom floor.
Scotland Yard refused comment on a London newspaper report Miss Garland was thought to have obtained 100 sleeping pills from a local druggist Saturday. The newspaper Evening News said a box containing 50 pills was found near her body but did not identify the pills. Police said, “Some tablets were taken from the house.”
While doctors began their clinical tests today a solitary fan stood in the rain outside her London home, clutching the sheet music of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in a silent tribute to the Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz who died at the age of 47.
Scotland Yard already had ruled out foul play — the body was unmarked — and ruled initially the sudden death was from natural causes, possibly brought on from the cirrhosis of the liver from which she had suffered and with which she had lived on borrowed time.
Scotland Yard said the autopsy results probably would not be known before Tuesday morning, giving pathologists time to perform complicated analyses on body organs if necessary.
The Westminster’s coroner’s office announced that an inquest would be held Wednesday.
Coroner’s inquests in Britain are usually ordered when it is not absolutely certain death was due to natural causes. But they are occasionally held to erase any doubts about a natural death, particularly when a person of note is involved.
The coroner’s office said it had been asked for a certificate permitting Miss Garland’s body to be taken out of England for burial.
In New York, a spokesperson for Miss Garland’s husband said no arrangements had yet been made for the funeral.
The man with who she said she had finally found happiness, Mickey Deans, found Miss Garland’s body at 11 a.m. Sunday on the floor of their bathroom at 4 Cadogan Lane.
“This is it. For the first time in my life, I am really happy,” she said on marrying Deans, her fifth husband, three months ago. “Finally, finally, I am loved.”
Miss Garland played in 34 movies to the adulation of millions of diehard fans who overlooked her roughening voice and her tardiness to concerts in later years. Sometimes she didn’t show up at all.
“She is, I’m sure, at peace and has found the rainbow,” said Mickey Rooney, with whom Miss Garland costarred in Andy Hardy films in those early days. “At least I hope she has.”
25 Years ago
For the week ending
June 22, 1994
Commissioners reject pumice mine
Deschutes County commissioners sided with neighbors of a Tumalo-area pumice mine, refusing to let Cascade Pumice Co. resume digging on a site it vowed to be through with four years ago.
However, it was the clouds of dust that swirl around such mines, not a cloudy legal issue over the broken promise, that prompted commissioners to unanimously overturn Hearings Officer Liz Fancher’s approval of the project.
On Wednesday, they ruled Cascade Pumice could not meet state dust-control standards if it returned to a 160-acre parcel west of the firm’s existing pit at Tumalo Reservoir and Mock roads. “I’m grateful,” said tearful neighbor Pat Tellin, who lives just 300 feet from where the closest mining would have occurred. Tellin banded together with other neighbors to form Tumalo Residents Against Pumice Pollution.
“It shows that neighbors who get together and truly believe in something can make a difference,” she said.
Dugan Pearsall, general manager of Cascade Pumice, and company attorney Sharon Smith said they will meet to decide what to do and whether to challenge the county’s denial before the state Land Use Board of Appeals.
Much of Wednesday’s discussion focused on a promise made at county hearings five years ago by a former Cascade Pumice official: to be in and out of the site within a year, after removing the last pumice, a material used in concrete blocks.
Now, Cascade Pumice argues that since today’s equipment can mine pumice with a higher moisture content, about 1.5 million cubic yards — eight years’ worth of pumice — remains at the site.
Commissioner Tom Throop pressed repeatedly to reopen the board’s 1989 approval of a report on the mine site’s energy, social, environmental and economic impacts. Similar studies were done on each of more than 100 mine sites around the county, as state law requires.
Throop, who was on the commission at the time, said the board only approved use of the site because of the one-year timeframe.
But Bruce White, assistant legal counsel, said reopening the old decision would be a difficult move to defend legally, since no specific deadline was included and such a limit is not allowed under county rules.