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From: "Earline Wasser" <>
Subject: [ORWASCO] Looking Back: A Glimpse Through the Chronicle's Files
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 12:50:50 -0800
The Dalles Chronicle March 2, 2003 compiled by Elroy King
20 Years Ago, March 2, 1983
School directors of District 12 have decided to continue the search for a
superintendent to replace George Yertson when he reites in June. Meeting in
special session Tuesday night to review alternatives to replacing Yertson,
the board voted 3 - 1 to continue the search.
Senators Bob Packwood and Mark Hatfield this morning introduced legislation
appropriating $167 million to reconstruct the lock at Bonneville Dam. If
approved, the money would go into the Army Corps of Engineers budget to
expand the existing lock and to reduce waiting time for barges on the
Columbia River 13 hours to two hours.
40 Years Ago, March 2, 1963
Circuit Judge Malcolm W. Wilkinson has issued a memorandum opinion
permanently enjoining the state tax commission from enforcing its orders
more than doubling Harvey Aluminum Wasco County Property tax bill for 1959.
Holding that the commission's order was "arbitary" the judge made permanent
the temporary injunction that had been in effect since August 20, 1959 when
Harvey's injunction suit against the commission was heard.
An important new radar facility, costing $496,000, will be installed at
Condon in Gilliam County as part of a nationwide imporvement program
announced by the Federal Aviation Agency, the office of Representative Al
Ullman, D-Oregon announced Friday.
The Reverend Herbert E. Anderson, who formally served Calvary Baptist Church
in The Dalles, has assumed the pastorate of Hinson Memorial Baptist Church
in Portland. He was pastor of the church here from 1952 to 1958 and since
that time has served the First Baptist Church of Lebanon (Oregon).
60 Years Ago, March 2, 1943
Red Cross units are going into action this week in The Dalles and throughout
Wasco county and Sherman county in the month long war fund drive from March
1 to 31, inclusive under the leadership of Mrs. L.L. Hickok of this city. A
meeting for the residential workers, who are to contact housewives and other
householders this week and thereafter while the drive continues, was held
yesterday afternoon at the Congregational Church.
City recorder Joseph H. Steers yesterday fined Peter Joseph Fuse $15 and
sentenced him to 30 days in jail on a charge of acting as a vendor of liquor
to two Indians. The fine was not immediately paid, but the defendant had the
option of paying it, or spending one month behind the bars, it was stated
today at city hall.
The Red Cross flag display in the "island" window of A.M. Williams & Co.
shows the flags of 18 of the 30 United Nations, the reason for the absence
of the 18 others being lack of space to display them. Among the national
banners shown are those of the United States, Great Britain and the British
dominions, China, Russia, Belguim, Mexico and Panama.
80 Years Ago, March 2, 1923
One day last week, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Patison, recent residents of Wamic
(Oregon), but who now live next to the East Hill School in The Dalles,
having occasion to repair their chicken yard, turned out their flock of
chickens to range at will for the afternoon. Going gleefully down an
alley-way, the chickens apparently set out "new lands to conquer". That they
met with success may be surmised when to the surprise and consternation of
the owners they returned late in the evening in a state of actual
The Dalles band, which has been in the process of organization by Mr. and
Mrs. Loren Luper, trombone and xylophone soloists, is reported in fine shape
for the premier concert which will be given in the civic auditorium on March
7. Mrs. Pat Foley, who has consented to assist in the concert, will be
featured as vocal soloist, singing "The Italian Street Song" from "Naughty
Marietta" (Victor Herbert).
100 Years Ago, March 2, 1903
Alexander Scott, of Grass Valley (Oregon), has been in The Dalles City some
time, negotiating with the W.W.M. Company for electric power for Grass
Valley, Moro and Wasco, hooked onto the White River falls plant. An
arrangement will be formulated through a joint stock organization to be
perfected this month.
After the grist of marriage licenses which have been making their way into
Hood River (Oregon) recently, it is only fair that the circuit court get in
its work and furnish a divorce occasionally. The one applied for Saturday is
somewhat out of the ordinary, the plaintiff, Joseph A. Knox, being 66 years
of age and the defendant, Keturah Knox, 60. They were married on the 13th of
May, 1900, after an acquaintance of one day, and the fair bride deserted her
spouse three months later.
Written permission to reprint given by The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles,
Copied and submitted by Earline Wasser
Member of Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society
c/o The Dalles/Wasco County Public Library
722 Court Street
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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