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 1, 1919

Military ball to be Saturday

An event of more than ordinary significance this week will be the grand military ball to be given in the gymnasium of the Bend Amateur Athletic club Saturday evening, May 31, complimentary to all soldiers, sailors and marines of the United States who served with the colors during the war.

With the cooperation of the Bend chapter of the Red Cross, this event will be the biggest affair of the season. All service men will be guests at the dance without charge.

The gymnasium is to be specially decorated for the occasion. The Red Cross will have a large canteen erected in the gymnasium, from which will be served especially prepared canteen box lunch and coffee to all guests.

Arrangements have been made with the management of the Grand theater to obtain five pieces of its orchestra for the occasion.

All men who have served with the colors will be asked to come in uniform of their branch of the service. To all others attending the ball $1 per couple will be the charge.

Many special features are being planned by the committee in charge of the affair.

600 pounds of fish devoured

Twelve hundred trout, weighing a total of 600 pounds, were cooked and rapidly devoured at the annual fish barbecue given by the people of Madras at Vanora, four miles below the Jefferson county seat, Sunday. Bend residents who attended the big outdoor gathering reported today. More than 500 people enjoyed the hospitality of the Madras sportsmen.

L.H. Irving, A. W Kulp and Howard Turner, who promoted the barbecue, were also the chefs, and the immense supply of trout, most appetizingly cooked, disappeared quickly, together with large quantities of home-prepared luncheon.

The fish barbecue has been given annually for the last seven years.

Sunflower seed is received at bank

The First National Bank has just received 750 pounds of sunflower seed to be distributed as far south as Silver Lake and Fort Rock and in the vicinity of Sisters. Sunflowers will be planted as a silage crop and careful records of the results kept. Ranchers desiring samples of the seed may obtain them by applying at the First National Bank.

Memorial Day message sent

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Wilson in a memorial day message to the American people, declared today that an impressive lesson and inspiring mandate of the day is to fulfill the hopes and purposes to the utmost, of the men who sacrificed their lives for their county.

It was for the maintenance of the liberty of the world and the union of its people in a single companionship of liberty and right that our men conscientiously offered their lives, the president asserted.

75 Years ago

For week ending

June 1, 1944

City to impound wandering dogs

If dog owners of Bend won’t keep their pets tied up, somebody else will.

This was the ruling today of Chief of Police Ken C. Gulick, who announced that the city would hire a dog catcher and all stray dogs in the city would be impounded. The chief said that he would interview anybody interested in having the job any afternoon at police headquarters.

A city ordinance requires that all dogs in the city be tied up between April 1 and August 31, as a protection for victory gardens and waterfowl along the river. But, the chief observed, many owners of the dogs have recently allowed them to run at large and the official roundup will follow as a result.

Impounded dogs are held several days before they are disposed of, and owners are charged a fee as long as the dogs are held, the chief said.

Movie rights to local book sold

Mrs. Kay Hubbard of the Faye and Kay ranch, who was a Broadway composer before coming to live in Central Oregon, has sold the movie rights to her recent book “Who Could Ask for Anything More?” to R-K-O and will leave tonight for Hollywood to help in preparing the scenario. The story, which deals with Oregon and its people, will be made into a musical for the screen and Mrs. Hubbard has already written a group of songs for use in the film.

Faye Hubbard and the two children will leave next Thursday to join her in Hollywood. While in California Hubbard plans to transact business in connection with the ranch, he said today.

Motorists cited on city counts

The combined patrol by city and military police on the Newport avenue “speedway” today had resulted in the arrest of one alleged offender, it was revealed in police reports today.

Said to have been traveling on the avenue 35 miles an hour between Sixth and Ninth streets, J. W. Franks, of Bend, was arrested by military police.

Continuing the campaign against traffic violators, Chief of Police Ken C. Gulick arrested Allen F. Hubbard, of 17 Scott street, for alleged failure to make a boulevard stop at the intersection of Tumalo avenue and Riverside drive.

Meantime other officers tagged motorists for downtown overtime parking. Latest asserted offenders were M. L. Patterson, Bud Filey, John Montgomery and Lena Pannell.

The move against speeders on Newport avenue resulted from complaints of several residents along the thoroughfare last week, that they were fearful to allow their children on the street because of the danger of being struck by speeding cars.

Room requests in Bend increase

The demand for housing accommodations in Bend became brisk today, with numerous soldiers and soldier’s wives applying at the chamber of commerce offices for information. Don H. Peoples, the secretary, pointed out that the chamber is no longer listing houses and rooms and referred the callers to Miss Jean Webster, housing clerk at the USO.

Property owners having rooms for rent, or vacant houses, were urged to register them with Miss Webster.

Summer reading project started

One hundred and fifty youngsters, from second to eighth graders, today began competition in the annual summer reading project at the county library, according to Miss Eleanor Brown, county librarian.

Registrations were completed Saturday afternoon, and beginning today the children may report their reading achievements. The five-week contest will result in the awarding of cash prizes, donated by the Pacific Power and Light company, to the boy, and girl who have read the most books.


5th army takes Cisterna — Nazis to quit Rome — FDR signs bill simplifying taxpaying task for 20,000,000 persons — Stocks continue to move upward — AFL unionists return to jobs in Northwest lumber plants — Billions of barrels of oil can be extracted from rock

50 Years ago

For the week ending

June 1, 1969

Two Redmond high musicians to tour in Europe

Two young Redmond musicians, Laura Lea Latta and Nancy Marshall, will leave Redmond June 8 for a month’s tour of Europe as members of the All-Student Band USA.

The Redmond High School students are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Latta and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Marshall. Laura Lea, the only Redmond student ever to win a master musician rating, will play the oboe. Nancy plays the flute.

They will fly from Portland June 9 to Washington, D. C., where they will be guests of Nancy’s relatives for a few days. They will then go to the Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington for four days of practice with the entire band.

They will fly to Edinburgh, Scotland, June 16. Their itinerary includes England, Denmark, Holland, Liechensten [sic], Monaco, Italy and France. The final concert will be in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The girls, students of Clyde Moore, head of the Redmond School District music department, were winners in the state solo contest last year. They applied for positions in the national band through taped auditions.

Also traveling with the 100-member band will be a 50-voice chorus of United States students.

Bend’s Kiki Cutter selected grand marshal of Rose Parade

Bend’s Olympic skier, Kiki Cutter, has been selected as grand marshal of this year’s Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 14.

Announcement of Miss Cutter’s selection was made in Portland today by James Simmons, president of the Portland Rose Festival Association.

As grand marshal, she will ride at the head of the two-hour parade and participate in other activities surrounding the Rose Festival.

The 19-year-old University of Oregon freshman finished second in world Gold Cup ski competition this past winter.

Simmons said of Kiki’s selection:

“There were numerous persons considered for grand marshal, but because of Kiki’s contribution to Oregon as an Olympic skier and Gold Cup competitor she was our top choice. We’re tickled she was accepted.

Another former Oregon Olympic star, swimmer Don Schollander, was grand marshal of the Portland parade several years ago.

Simmons said that Miss Cutter had informed him that she may participate in the Golden Pole ski races to be held at Mt. Hood this year in connection with the Rose Festival. The races are scheduled for Sunday, June 15.

Members of Miss Cutter’s family will be guests of the Rose Festival Association during the parade and associated activities.

25 Years ago

For the week Ending

June 1, 1994

County gives second lot to La Pine habitat

Deschutes County will donate a one-acre parcel located off Burgess Road in the Forest View subdivision to the Newberry chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

This is the second parcel the county has donated to the newly formed La Pine Habitat chapter. The first parcel, a one-acre lot in the same area, was donated in January. A house is currently under construction on that lot and Habitat organizers plan to turn the keys over to their first Habitat family in July.

Habitat families are required to contribute “sweat equity” as down payment for the home purchase and give 400 hours of labor to other habitat projects. Families are then given a 20-year interest-free mortgage. The family is selected on the basis of need and the ability to meet obligations.

“Response to our first house has been great,” said Vic Russell, Newberry Habitat president. “We have had lots of in-kind donations — plumbing labor and materials, well drilling, siding, cabinets, concrete — and the list goes on. Cash funding has been harder to raise, and we need to do some more fund-raising before we will be able to complete work on our second house.

Funds and volunteer labor and contributed materials are sufficient to finish the first house and begin work on the second. More cash is needed for the second house, which the group plans to complete this year as well.

Future fund-raising efforts being planned include a canoe float and barbecue July 9 at the Sunriver Owners’ Park and a booth at La Pine’s July 4th celebration.

‘Star Trek’ blackout brings out wrath of fans

KTVZ Channel 21 in Bend and Bend Cable Communications felt the wrath of Khan Saturday night from Trekkers angry that the first hour of the two-hour episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was blacked out on a Eugene station.

Earlier, KTVZ had made Star Trek fans unhappy by delaying showing by nearly a week the two-hour finale that most stations showed on May 23. KTVZ broadcast the finale at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

However, a spokeswoman for Bend Cable said switchboards lit up Saturday night from unhappy views who expected the finale to be shown at 9 p.m. Saturday on KEZI, Channel 9 in Eugene, and instead found Star Trek blacked out on Bend Cable. The Bulletin also received calls.

By law, Bend Cable and other cable companies in Deschutes County must black out on other stations syndicated programming purchased by KTVZ, if the Bend station requests it.

KTVZ General Manger John Larkin said because some confusion existed as to which station was carrying the finale at what time, KTVZ will pre-empt existing programming and show the two-hour Star Trek finale Friday after an NBA playoff game, or approximately 8:30 p.m.