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
March 2, 1919
Mumps halts school game
Contest with Prineville is postponed when three Bend basketball players show swollen jaws
Because three of the members of the Bend High School basketball team, Brosterhous, Curtis and Helfrich, are ill with mumps, the game scheduled with Prineville for Saturday has been postponed, Coach Sexton announced today. When the game is played, if Bend is successful, the local boys may have a chance to go to Eugene as one of the six teams which will meet to decide the state championships. In case The Dalles is beaten by Hood River, however, the Bend players will have to win from the apple growers in order to be entitled to representation at Eugene.
In the contest last Saturday night, the local team, although handicapped by the loss of Brosterhous at center, took an easy game from The Dalles by a score of 36 to 9. Bend’s points were well scattered, while Cochrin, of The Dalles, made the entire tally for his five.
Bend schools are crowded
With every seat occupied, and in some rooms with two in a seat, the Bend schools began the second semester yesterday and will now continue until the later part of June, the late date of closing being necessary to make up time lost during the influenza epidemic.
New pupils entering the lowest grade numbered 48, the total being divided between Reid School, with 20, Central, with 14, and Kenwood, with 14. Others in higher grades, especially the third and fourth, who had not returned following the end of the epidemic, and who have now entered the grade in which they started at the beginning of the year, account for the unusual congestion.
A notable feature of the semester is the inauguration of the junior high school plan, by which the seventh- and eighth-grade pupils are transferred to the high school building to the joy of the pupils of these grades and the disgust of the senior high students, who feel that their dignity is encroached upon by the admission of the lower grade pupils. With this addition, the high school numbers 275 students.
Women take charge of B.A.A.C music
That the women’s committee of the Bend Amateur Athletic Club will have charge of the musical features in connection with the weekly club socials was the announcement made today by the club directors.
A general meeting of all women members interested in gymnasium work is to be held at the club at 7:30 Tuesday evening for organization of classes and to decide on a uniform gym costume.
Much liquor cached away
While the thirsty in Bend are lamenting the shortage of alcoholic liquors, a cache of approximately 10 cases of whiskey is securely hidden about 25 miles below Crescent, while another store of wet goods has been concealed the other side of Lava Butte, is the belief of Sheriff S.E. Roberts. It will be impossible for bootleggers to secure the stuff until the passing of the heavy snows makes the roads passable, and it is known that the men who concealed the whiskey have left the country.
In the Crescent neighborhood, two cars were stalled in the snow nearly two weeks ago and finally dragged into town by teams. Both are known to have contained quantities of liquor and one of them was later secured by the Deschutes County officials when its owner, William Cole, of Vancouver, Washington, attempted to reach Bend with his cargo of whiskey. His car was stalled in the snow before he reached Lava Butte, and the fact that only three cases of whiskey were found in the auto is the basis of Sheriff Roberts’ theory that much more was hidden when the driver found that it would be impossible for him to reach Bend with his heavy load. The car left at Crescent is outside the jurisdiction of the officers of this county.
75 Years ago
For week ending
March 2, 1944
Tie-up ordinance effective April 1
Warning last week that dog owners are required to obtain city and county licenses for their pets today roused a number of residents to obtain their tags, according to George Simerville, city recorder and dispenser of the licenses for the city. Simerville pointed out that license costs will increase 50 cents to $1.50 for males and $2 for female dogs after April 1.
The city recorder also explained that the city’s new tie-up ordinance becomes effective April 1 and continues until Aug. 31. The ordinance requires dog owners to tie up their animals between those dates as a protective measure for victory gardens and nesting water fowl along the Deschutes River.
Man loses life in sawdust bin
The body of John H. Smith, 66, who was suffocated in a sawdust bin at The Shevlin-Hixon Company mill Saturday afternoon, today was shipped to his former home in Roseburg for burial. It was accompanied by Mrs. Smith, with whom the victim lived in the Gilchrist apartments in Bend.
According to the company officials, Mr. Smith had been assigned to keep sawdust moving in the huge bins that supply fuel for the boilers. Another employee, Frank Hogland, was working in the same bin when he noticed Mr. Smith was gone and a hole through the sawdust pile. Officers expressed the opinion that the victim, without wearing a life belt, had climbed out onto the pile and it caved in with him due to a tunnel underneath. He dropped about 30 feet and was dead when workmen, firemen and police extricated the body several minutes later.
Firemen responded with an inhalator, but it was too late to be of any use, they said. Company officials said that Mr. Smith had been their employee a short time.
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Pioneer’s funeral Sunday afternoon
With the Masonic lodge in charge, funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow for William P. Vandevert, a Central Oregon pioneer who died at the age of 90 on Thursday. A member of the organization for 63 years, Mr. Vandevert was also the Bend lodge’s oldest member. Services will be conducted at the Niswonger and Winslow chapel, with burial following in Greenwood Cemetery.
Oregon holds lead
Reports from the U.S. treasury today indicated Oregon remains in the lead in sales to individuals in the Fourth War Loan.
50 Years ago
For the week ending
March 2, 1969
Students elect Negro president
Portland — Portland State University Friday elected its first Negro student body president — Andrew Haynes, 30, of Portland, a graduate student and advocate of “programmed violence.” Haynes, a 1963 graduate of Howard University and a former engineer for Bonneville Power Administration, is a former Black Nationalist. He said, “We need as much programmed violence as we can come up with. Only violence will make the Negro’s needs so clear everyone will understand what must be done.”
When weather’s cold cook breakfast in oven
Maybe you turn the oven on to whip the early morning chill out of the air. Why not have an oven breakfast to serve both purposes?
Open cans of corned beef hash and pat into a casserole. Heat slightly in oven, then remove to make indentations with the back of a spoon. Break an egg into each hollow. Cover each egg with one tablespoon milk. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 15 to 20 minutes or until eggs are at the desired firmness. Serve at once.
Heat rolls or coffee cake in the oven while the eggs and hash bake.
Then you need only prepare fruit or fruit juice and the breakfast beverage (coffee, tea, cocoa or pour milk) while the oven does the work.
Nosler Co. merges with optical firm
The Nosler Partition Bullet Co., Inc., of Parrell Road, has merged with Leupold & Stevens, Inc., of Portland, according to Ronald J. Nosler, vice-president. The merger was effective Feb. 1.
Leupold & Stevens are manufacturers of rifle scopes, optical instruments and compasses as well as moisture recording instruments. The markets of both Nosler and Leupold & Stevens are world-wide. According to Nosler, Leupold & Stevens will assume all sales and distribution of Nosler products.
This will enable the Bend plant to concentrate completely on the manufacture of the Nosler Bullet lines, Nosler said.
The Nosler firm will remain in Bend and the Nosler family will continue to maintain their interests in the firm. John Nosler will continue to serve as president and general manager, Ron Nosler will continue as vice-president and Mrs. John Nosler as controller.
Nosler said the merger will enable the firm to expand its production facilities. Immediate plans include the addition of new machinery for the plant. Leupold & Stevens will concentrate on expanding Nosler’s promotional activities.
25 Years ago
For the week ending
March 2, 1994
Collins seeks balance in over-loved forest
Sally Collins beams widely in her new office at the Deschutes National Forest headquarters. She’s thinking back to her childhood in Iowa, and her family’s cabin in Colorado and the long summer vacations they took to national parks and forests. “I’d been in every state by the time I was 11,” said Collins, named the supervisor of the Deschutes Forest in December. “That’s what you did with families in the ‘50s and early ‘60s. You traveled around in the summer.”
The cabin outside Boulder remains a getaway for the family, but as the new head of the 1.6 million-acre Deschutes Forest, Collins is never far from the kind of landscapes that influenced her love for the outdoors as a child. “If you look at the Deschutes, at the variety of resources we manage here — riparian resources, high-mountain alpine resources, high desert resources — we have more variety in the kind of programs and landscapes we manage than any other forest in this region,” she said. “Which makes it a wonderful place to work.”
Mount Bachelor is Collins’s backdrop for cross-country and downhill skiing in winter and spring. She’s learning to skate ski this year. Sparks and Hosmer lakes are among her favorite summer camping spots. Each year she and her husband, John, a college science instructor, compete in a canoe race at Odell Lake. With her husband and 12-year old daughter in tow, Collins 42, knows what makes the Deschutes such a popular forest. “I try to get around the forest and experience all the different parts of the forest,” she said.
Collins is the first woman to head the Deschutes and only the second woman to fill the post of national forest supervisor in the Northwest. She will mark her 11th year with the U.S. Forest Service this summer. She received her undergraduate degree in outdoor recreation from the University of Colorado and earned a graduate degree in public administration from the University of Wyoming.
Her first post-graduation job was with the Bureau of Land Management as a wilderness specialist and energy minerals program coordinator in Colorado. She moved to Oregon in 1983, working half time for the Siuslaw National Forest on the coast and half time for the regional office in Portland. She was hired as the Deschutes forest’s staff officer for lands and minerals in 1987 and became deputy supervisor in 1991.
Collins succeeded her former boss, Joe Cruz, when he took a job in Washington, D.C., in December. Her time spent in the field, both as recreator and administrator, has left Collins certain of one of the biggest challenges she faces: pulling in the reins on ever-expanding recreational activities. “I’m hoping we can do a lot of the management of our conflicting uses and our overuses through education,” she said.
“We must allow education to provide positive reinforcement to minimize impacts.”
That means using signs and pamphlets, and volunteers to intercept hikers, campers, boater, hunters and everyone else who plays on the forest before they do some damage. “One of the things we’re seeing more and more from Congress is pay-as-you-go legislation,” Collins said.
She said teaching good stewardship is a far better approach than management by restriction. “Certainly one of the beauties of national forest land is that people can come here and not be regulated every minute of the day. I don’t want this to be a prescribed experience for everybody.”
While the timber industry complains about declining federal timber supplies and environmentalists harp about any harvests, Collins said logging in some form — perhaps even removal of old growth — will continue locally.
“We are in a position of having overstocked stands that aren’t getting enough sunlight, aren’t getting enough nutrients,” she said. “They’re getting sick, they’re creating fire hazards for all of us.”
Thinning and salvage timber sales, along with burning in the woods, will be an integral part of the new ecosystem approach to forest management, she said. “We will continue cutting timber, because that’s going to be part of maintaining an ecosystem” that developed naturally from forces such as fire.
“And we have to keep in mind that people and their needs are part of the ecosystem,” she added. “We’ll continue to provide for those needs, whether its recreation or timber sales. They will be part of our future, but it will be done in such a way that it maintains the long-term sustainability of all resources in the ecosystem.”