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From: "Earline Wasser" <>
Subject: [ORWASCO] Looking Back: A Glimpse Through The Chronicle's Files
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 15:20:06 -0800

The Dalles Chronicle March 9, 2003 Compiled by Elroy King

20 Years Ago, March 9, 1983

Treaty Oak Education Center will not be seeking taxpayer approval of its
budget this year as it will stay within the six percent limitation on the
tax levy for the 1983-84 school year. The budget committee will meet for the
first time tonight at 8 o'clock to look at the proposed $1,115,612 budget,
Bill Bell, Treaty Oak president said.

40 Years Ago, March 9, 1963

Desire, hustle, theft and speed put the Condon (Oregon) Blue Devils into the
championship game of the District 6-B basketball tournament at The Dalles
Junior High tonight. They will play Cascade Locks (Oregon. Condon beat
Maupin (Oregon) 57-52 to get to the title round. Cascade Locks beat Culver
(Oregon) 55-52. Louis Barnett and Jim O'Meara led Condon in scoring with 14
and 12 points respectively.

The Dalles Gary Strayer had one mark of achievement he didn't have to be
ashamed about when he came home from the Swiss Invitational in Beaverton's
Valley Lanes (Oregon) last weekend. He bowled the tourney high game of 288
when matched with some of the best scratch bowlers in Oregon and Washington.

The seventh anniversary of the Church of God Sunday school will be observed
tomorrow and an invitation has been extended by Pastor C.F. Hemenway to
former members and friends to share in the occasion. George Cramer, who was
carpenter-foreman on the building, will tell a story in pre-session.

60 Years Ago, March 9, 1943

Victory gardens may be planted with dry peas, beans or lentils without
ration coupons, certificates or any other red tape it was announced today
from Washington in a sudden reversal of the EPA (Environment Protection
Agency?) of the order issued at the last weekend. Undirected sales of any
dry peas, beans or lentils marked as seed which are purchased by persons who
promise to plant them and not eat them is allowed.

The board of directors of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce this week endorsed
the proposed bond issue for the Port of The Dalles grain elevator, to be
voted on by the people March 23, it was announced today by W.S. Nelson,
secretary manager.

Mrs. Ralph Bonney, Mrs. Harold Ryan and Mrs. Emile Schanno were named last
week as the three women golfers who would provide the cars for
transportation Thursday morning when the women golfers of The Dalles County
Club will meet at the clubhouse for potluck luncheon and the afternoon to be
spent either at golf or cards. Winners of the awards for last week were Mrs.
Lee Stewart, first flight, and Mrs. Chester Banch, second flight.

80 Years Ago, March 9, 1923

Incorporation of The Dalles Mausoleum company, with a capitalization of
$10,000, was announced today by Charles J. Schumann, who has been active in
the organization. The incorporators are: George C. Blakeley, G.N. Gammon,
Pat Foley, J.H. Weiss and D. Gott. Attorneys Van Vactor and Butler handled
the details of the incorporation.

Twenty-one predatory animal poison stations have been established by county
agent C.W. Daigh and representatives of the United States biological survey
during this season, according to information received here. The poison was
distributed over the region not covered by government hunters.

100 Years Ago, March 9, 1903

Louis Comini is again unfortunate and is going about today with his right
hand tied up. Yesterday while he was working at the quarry about eight miles
up Mill Creek he smashed the second finger of his right hand very badly,
also cutting a bad gash in it. Louis says he was in a hurry to get some work
done, and so labored on Sunday, but believes he will be paid back now with a
two week layoff.

>From what is considered a reliable source we learn that the O.R. & N. will
soon commence running dining cars on all passenger trains. This word is
reported as coming direct from President Mohler that the additional cars for
this service have been ordered and the new order of things will go into
effect as soon as the cars are received. This seems to indicate that the
company will shortly cut out the eating stations on all parts of the O.N. &
R. system.

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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