Compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at Deschutes County Historical Society.
100 Years ago
For the week ending
Jan. 5, 1919
No alliances for America
President Wilson today gave warning that America will join in no combination of alliance excepting the League of Nations.
Addressing 5,000 working men in England, he declared that the league of nations must be a great covenant by which all nations unite “for the maintenance and triumph of right.”
Wild applause greeted his statement.
“The United States has always felt that it must hold itself separate from European politics,” President Wilson said. “Our country is not interested in European politics, but is interested in a partnership of eight, and will join no combination of powers which is not a combination of all of us.”
“We are not interested in the peace of Europe, but in the peace of the world. There must be no balance of power.”
“The great voice of humanity is abroad in the world. If any statesman resists the compulsion of this conscience he will deeply regret it. We are obeying no parties, but the mandates of humanity.”
German plot is revealed
The German group which favors the allied occupation of Berlin as a political coup is planning to force this move by arresting all British and American newspaper men in the city, the prefect of police warned today.
He said that politicians of this group believe the arrest of corespondents would draw allied troops immediately into the capital, thus changing immediately the complexion of the present political situation and probably resulting in the overthrow of the radicals.
Further disorders, with some casualties, were reported today from Dresden. There is said to be some plundering in Hamburg, and in addition a report was received that 20,000 factory workers are striking in Essen.
75 Years ago
For the week ending
Jan. 5, 1944
Fifth and last Petrie son to go in uniform
In the town of Shevlin there is certainly no one who can dispute the fact that the Petrie family is genuinely patriotic.
For the fifth and last son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Petrie journeyed to Bend today and made application for enlistment in the navy. He had just reached the age of 17, thus making him eligible for enlistment.
Four other sons have already enlisted in the armed forces, it was revealed by Al C. Friesen, in charge of the navy’s recruiting station.
They are Laurence and Clifford, in the Army; Thomas in the army Air Corps, and Richard in the U.S. Navy.
Hitler admits 1943 bad year
Reichschancellor Adolf Hitler told the German people in a New Years proclamation today that “the year 1943 brought us the heaviest setbacks.”
Hitler revived the familiar Nazi propaganda line that “world Jewry” and Great Britain were responsible for starting the war and challenged Britain and the United States to invade the continent.
The invasion coasts, he assured his people, “have been fortified to such a degree that our enemies will probably be more surprised than we by an invasion.
The füehrer derided Britain as no longer being capable or playing an “individual, decisive role as a great power,” and reiterated his now familiar warning that only the “Bolshevik menace” will benefit if Germany should be defeated.
“Great Britain, who so often used other nations as tools to achieve her unscrupulous aims in Europe, has today herself become the tool of even more unscrupulous powers,” he added in tacit reference to the United States and Russia.
Hitler’s proclamation was broadcast to the press of the occupied European nations by the German DNB news agency.
50 Years ago
For the week ending
Jan. 5, 1969
Packwood sworn in as senator
Robert W. Packwood, 36, a Portland, Ore. attorney, today replaced Wayne Morse as a senator from Oregon, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., as the youngest member of the Senate.
With the threat of challenge of his election no longer hanging over him, Packwood was sworn into office shortly after the Senate met at noon to open the 91st Congress.
Morse, loser to Packwood by less than 3,300 votes even after a recount, withdrew a threat to ask for a Senate investigation of the election only three days before Packwood was sworn in.
Packwood, born Sept. 11, 1932,, became the youngest member of the Senate, replacing Kennedy who was born Feb. 22, 1932. The young Senator was escorted to the well of the Senate by Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., where he was sworn in by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
Packwood wore a dark blue suit and a blue-and-gray tie for the occasion and walked down the center aisle with Hatfield.
Rescuers find young climbers
Two young mountain climbers, who scaled 11,247-foot Mt. Hood on New Years Day in 1968, set out to do the same thing this year. But the weather got so bad they couldn’t even “see” the mountain.
Rescuers Thursday found Dan Reid and Dave Whitlock, both 19-year-old students at Multnomah County School of the Bible.
They had spent two days in a rescue shack at McNeil Point about halfway up the mountain’s Northwest slope.
The weather was so stormy, they “didn’t see the mountain once,” one of them said.
They set out last Saturday and camped Sunday night below McNeil Point, reaching the emergency shelter Monday afternoon. They had to dig through 8 feet of snow to uncover the shelter but Reid said it was comfortable inside.
The weather remained so bad, they gave up the attempt to climb the peak and started back.
25 Years ago
For the week ending
Jan. 5, 1994
Packwood’s woes top Oregon stories of 1993
Bob Packwood was trying to fend off allegations of sexual misconduct as he returned to Washington last January for a fifth term in the U.S. Senate. By the end of the year, those charges had been upstaged by a criminal investigation into his relationship with lobbyists who offered his wife jobs.
The unraveling of Packwood’s political career was chosen Oregon’s top news story for 1993 by newspaper and broadcast members of The Associated Press.
Two strong earthquakes that made Oregonians realize they face the risk of major disaster ranked second in the voting. Third was the growing anti-gay movement in the state with President Clinton’s forest conference voted number four.
The rejection of sales tax by Oregonians — for the ninth time — was voted the number 5 story.
Nude students hit the ice
PRINCETON N.J. — At Princeton, they don’t call it streaking.
The traditional run-in-the-buff across the Ivy League campus to celebrate the first snowfall is dubbed the Nude Olympics.
Administrators disapprove of the freezing frolic, which involved about 300 Princeton students Tuesday. Men and women both disrobed and raced around the grounds in 22-degree weather, slipping and sliding on the ice-covered pathways.
The runners were cheered by hundreds of fully clad colleagues while music from the movie “Chariots of Fire,” blared from a dormitory window.
Their torsos were bare, but most wore shoes and socks, hats and gloves. Some donned wigs. One wore a football helmet.
“It was a mob scene,” said student Danny Hoffman, who said many of his naked peers had been drinking.
Two students were taken to the campus clinic. One had scraped knees and the other was intoxicated, said nursing supervisor Connie Oldham.