Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the bulletin at the Deschutes Historical Museum
Rescue work set up by the council
The city council put an end to the struggle that the citizens of Bend had been waging almost since the new administration began and, in a regular meeting last night, gave in to the requests made in the petitions submitted at the previous meeting and, if necessary, unanimously adopted clause, the ordinance to set up a women’s protection department as a supplement to the city government. Mayor ED Gilson appointed Dr. Anna Ries Finley as head of division, and the appointment was approved along with his proposal to set her salary at $ 75 per month with no allowance for costs.
In remarks to the council and members of the Women’s League who attended the meeting, Mayor Gilson pointed out that the adoption of the regulation was a direct concession to the wishes of the people of Bend. “I hope this appointment is satisfactory for the Council, citizens in general and members of the Citizens League,” he said. “The matter was very important to us.”
Surveyor prepares new map of the district
RB Gould, land surveyor, is collecting data for a new map of the Deschutes district, which will be available in the spring of this year. The new map shows railways, railway surveys, carriage roads and planned highways, as well as all cities in the district.
Ms. Desiccant can visit Bend
Local liquor sellers were looking for a safe haven today when the report was circulated that the mysterious interdiction agent, who had successfully operated in Portland, was driving to Bend under the letter “D” instead of a name.
Traveler brought the information that she had been seen at The Dalles and that she was known to be on her way here. The city and district authorities questioned this morning said they were ignorant of the planned visit and said that if “D” intended to work in Bend she would have to come as a freelancer.
There are no more obsolete cannons available
There are currently no obsolete cannons available for distribution, according to a letter received by Charles W. Erskine, a member of the American Legion’s committee trying to secure a plot of land for Bend. The letter points out that under the 1896 Act, cannon requests that the War Department can no longer use must be made by a local authority, a Soldier Monument Association, or a GAR Post.
However, it is added that due consideration will be given to the request from the bend post once a cannon is available.
Sale of the runway announced
The announcement of the sale of the runway at the corner of Bond Street and Franklin Avenues to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grimes of Eugene was made today through the offices of the Chamber of Commerce. After completing the Clair Fuller purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Grimes returned to Eugene and expect to return to and settle in Bend in about two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes said they planned to completely renovate the rink and reopen around March 1st. Previously, they operated the Midway roller rink at Springfield Junction near Eugene.
The Bend Roller rink was built by Fuller when work began on Camp Abbot in 1942. The ice skating pavilion was built in Eddie Williamson’s former garage.
The post-war construction project in Bend was suddenly stopped
Without consulting the city commission, without technical advantages and without a building permit, an extensive construction program was started in Bend yesterday evening – and the police were asked to stop it.
Apparently, members of the Temporary Brotherhood commonly known as the Hoboes had begun construction of a “jungle” house along the railroad access road between the roundhouse and the football park.
Finding the procedure a bit strange and believing that it might interfere with the smooth movement of trains and passers-by by designated officers. The police, who generally disapproved of such apartment buildings, were quick to respond with an injunction in the form of court orders to “keep going!”
Honey flows from the tree in the great stream
This week honey flowed from a juniper tree in Tumalo parish. When flames swept through EA Crawford’s home on Wednesday, a nearby juniper tree on the northwest corner of the building caught fire and burned throughout Wednesday evening and through Thursday. The honey in the tree melted and flowed at the root in a large stream across the ground. It looked appetizing, but the smoke and ash ruined the honey. The cause of the fire that destroyed the ranch home has not been established. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford were in Redmond at the time.
Deschutes dogs must wear tags
Dog owners in the Deschutes district now have to buy the new 1946 license labels for their pets, officials said here today. All dogs in Bend and Deschutes County must wear the state-issued labels.
The tags are available from the district clerk’s office, Bend Police Station and City Hall.
George Simerville, town clerk, estimated that there are approximately 500 dogs in Bend that must be licensed. He said tags are $ 1 for male dogs and $ 1.50 for female dogs. Dogs classified as unlicensed by April 1, when the city’s liaison ordinance goes into effect, will be fined 50 cents more for the tags. The dog bond will remain in effect until July 31st.
Many to watch vacation
Federal, state, and county employees, as well as several other workers in Oregon, have a three-day weekend as the date for observing Washington’s birthday changes. But for the most part, Monday’s new birthday will be business as usual. This is the first year that the father of his country is honored on the third Monday of February by the dictum of Congress.
In Bend, both abstract companies will be watching the holiday by closing down along with the Oregon liquor stores and other state agencies, all federal offices and the district court. City of Bend employees do not have a day off. Banks, utilities, schools, retailers, most real estate and law firms, and the Chamber of Commerce also remain open.
There will be no post window service or post delivery on Monday, but the post doors are open for post office box owners to receive their mail.
Barber shops will keep their regular closings on Monday, but not because of the holidays. In years when Washington’s birthday was on a different weekday than Monday, local hairdressers were on duty.
February 15 is also celebrated as Washington-Lincoln Day in Ohio and Minnesota, Presidents’ Day in Hawaii, Spanish War Memorial Day in Maine, and Susan B. Anthony Day.
Bend Mighty Mites win the Bachelor’s degree
The Bend Mighty Mite skiers finished on Mt. Bachelor over the weekend.
In the races under nine, Sarah Miller, Helen Miller and Suzy Ellis finished the girls’ competition 1-2-3. Charlie Miller and Brian Wadsworth finished first and second in the boys’ race, respectively.
Jeanne Wadsworth won the girls’ 10-12 race in 7: 49.2, while Mary Miller, Mary Ann Ellis and Monica McClain followed in that order.
The boys’s two-lap race was won by Harold Miller 16: 16.2, Jeff Boulet came second. Jeanne Wadsworth had the best single lap time in her winner.
Logs block the hatchery
A jumble of logs and branches blocked the bridge to Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery today after the fast-melting snow pushed the normally calm Metolius River over its banks on Wednesday.
The river level had fallen about five feet this morning from its peak on Wednesday when it flowed about three to four feet over the Wizard Falls Bridge, said Bill Tansley, manager of the fish hatchery.
“When I saw that, I assumed the bridge would go. But it must be a much better bridge than I thought,” said Tansley. “It practically dammed the river when it came up.”
Tansley said the flood never threatened the hatchery. But it stranded him for a while on Wednesday, until the U.S. Forest Service crews plowed eight miles of a back road to regain access to the hatchery, said Mark Foster, head of the Camp Sherman Search and Rescue team.
Foster said the flood washed out several Forest Service access roads in the Camp Sherman area but caused little damage to homes. At Lake Creek Lodge, water had run up but not into the cabins. Residents have had some of the biggest problems with septic tanks due to flooded runoff fields, Foster said.
At the Camp Sherman store, owner Mary Lora said she was flooded with calls from residents concerned about their vacation homes. She said a small amount of water entered the store by quick drain but it was quickly pumped out.
“I’ve lived here for 25 years and I’ve never seen it like this,” Loar said. In Sisters, streams threatened to flood banks, but according to fire chief Don Mouser, never quite. He said all bridges in the area were kept under the load of the flood. The crews went out today to assess the property damage. “But this morning everything looks like it’s in pretty good shape,” he said.
Perhaps the worst damage in the area came Wednesday from a landslide at Suttle Lake that triggered a section of Highway 20. At Camp Davidson, a church camp on Suttle Lake, mud buried the store building, most of an excavator, and a pickup truck. Mud was also about a foot thick in the manager’s cabin and filled the pool, Foster said.