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Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the bulletin at the Deschutes Historical Museum

Traffic cops are on duty at busy intersections

Traffic cops appeared for the first time on Saturday evening and were recognized as an unmistakable sign of a safe city. Chief Fox waved a “stop” and “go” signal on the corner of Wall and Oregon, where there was heavy traffic, and Officer Carlon stood on the corner of Wall and Franklin.

This work, which has become necessary due to the increased traffic speed since the roads were asphalted, is carried out every Saturday evening and on special occasions when there is heavy traffic. Attempts are made to counteract “jaywalking,” which is one of the most dangerous practices a pedestrian can indulge in, says Chief Fox.

Hopper threaten range, agent in the fight against insects

Locusts are so numerous in Crane Prairie that the area, which typically bears 1,700 cattle, is threatened with destruction, according to ranchers’ reports received by the office of National Forest Inspector Deschutes. In an effort to find a means to eradicate the pest, the experimental work is being carried out by DL Jamison, the county farmer, with assistance from Mike Mayfield and RE Grimes.

Before leaving this afternoon, Mr. Jamison said that arsenic and bran, which have been shown to be effective in other departments, would first be tried under his direction. Stockmen had previously used lime and sulfur, but the funnels refused to look seriously at the mixture.

Black Butte Post has a female forest lookout

The second female lookout in Deschutes National Forest went on duty this morning when Mrs. Robert Merrill of Portland made her first observations from Black Butte Station, Supervisor HL Plumb reported. She is accompanied by her husband and son.

Mrs. Merrill has been a stenographer for the Portland County Office for a number of years and is transferred to lookout during the summer months.

The bulletin gives fans quick updates on the fight result

Hundreds of Bend fans who had relied on the Bulletin for their only news of the Jersey City international heavyweight fight were given the details of the fight directly this morning. The first-round report came in at 11:37 am, and a moment later, a United Press flash from the ring reported Jack Dempsey’s win. The detailed billing for the last lap was only received 13 minutes before noon.

Inquiries over the phone, one at a time, told of the widespread interest in the fight, and crowds gathered outside the Oregon Cashman store, where bulletin returns were posted.

Redmond and Prineville also received messages of the battle from The Bulletin.

Lady, get back into the clothes you wore on Friday

A woman wearing a certain type of clothing can regain a note of a certain face value that she lost on Broadway yesterday at a certain time.

Norman Luckenbill, clerk in the district ranger’s office in the Benson building, will lose the bill if the woman calls the office – provided she wears the same clothes as when she lost the bill and can tell the time it was lost and denomination.

Luckenbill was on the phone near a back window of the office when he noticed that the unknown woman lost something from her pocket as she walked down the street. Some people passed by ignoring the piece of paper. When Luckenbill finished his call, Estle Howard, operator in the office, went out into the street and picked up the newspaper, which turned out to be a bill.

Vacation starts with 2 bending mills

Bend’s two major sawmills were closed for two weeks today to give employees leave.

Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company Inc. ceased operations last night in both the forest and the Bend plant. Some shipping and necessary maintenance work will be carried out during the shutdown period. Full operation is scheduled to resume on July 16.

The Shevlin-Hixon Company started their vacation yesterday and will remain closed until July 15th. A few men remain on duty for necessary work.

Pine gardening plans are taking shape

The first sowing of Ponderosa pine seeds at the Bend Nursery will take place next spring, according to Charles Rindt, plant manager for the Northwest Forest Region, who was at the nursery today.

The nursery is on Butler Road on the Caldwell Ranch, which was acquired by the Forest Service several years ago.

All production from the nursery is expected to be used for planting in central Oregon. The seeds come from local forest areas and are not brought in from other districts. So far, most of the seedlings have come from the Wind River Nursery in Columbia National Forest, Rindt said, but the local plants from native seeds will provide better, faster-growing stands. Eventually, 12 plots will be operational.

Other areas of the 240 acre ranch are used for plots of pasture and grass.

The bending price office is still working

Bend’s price control agency, which serves a region larger than some of the eastern states, still operated today despite the passage of the OPA. However, the local staff consists of only one person, Ms. MS Phelps, who is a volunteer.

Ms. Phelps and Ms. Edna Skjersaa, Grand Prize Clerk, both resigned with effect from June 30th, but the Board of Directors was asked to remain in office. Mrs. Skjersaa was already on vacation, so Mrs. Phelps, who had just returned from a vacation trip to Mexico with her husband and son Edward, took over this morning.

Ms. Phelps reported this afternoon that the main work of the local office is currently on sugar rationing. The bend board serves practically the entire interior of Oregon. “I hope I can stay in office until Congress clears the matter,” said Ms. Phelps, who is serving for no pay.

The bend pilot’s plane crashes, starts to burn

Two Bend men miraculously escaped death just after 8 a.m. today when their four-seat plane severed a power line and crash-landed in Cove State Park. The pilot Richard Carlson, owner of Carlson Sign Co., and his passenger Jeffrey Lee Robberson, 19, from Bend, were uninjured.

Carlson tried to reach Madras Airport before losing all of his gasoline from a leaky tank. After hitting the power line, he made an emergency landing in a nearby field. The plane, a Mooney Mark 21, landed upright. The accident occurred near the bridge on the Crooked River arm of Round Butte Reservoir.

A fire caused by the broken power lines spread over about five acres of mugwort and juniper trees. Traffic in both directions near the accident site was stopped for around two hours. Cove Palisades State Park and Chinook Village were without power while Pacific Power & Light Co. crews made emergency repairs.

The Oregon State Forestry Department dispatched a crew of 12 Neighborhood Youth Corps workers and adult crews to control the fire. The firefighters, all local residents, were trained in Prineville.

The plane, which was jointly owned by Carlson and Charles Landis of Bend, was badly damaged, Carlson reported to the Federal Aviation Administration in Redmond. After the emergency landing, the two occupants got out without assistance.

Carlson was on his way from Bend to Hood River to take his uncle to Bend on a vacation visit when the accident occurred.

Time to change: 503 out, 541 in

It should not be a problem. Duck soup. A piece of cake, say the experts. But just in case an elephant stomps around with painted toenails to remind you the area code for most of Oregon is 541 as of June 30th.

In fact, “most” applies only in geographic terms. The move to 541, which began eight months ago and ends Sunday, affected more than three-quarters of the land mass but only 40 percent of phone numbers in Oregon, said Hollis Lasley of US West.

A lot is not going to change: local calls, long distance calling rates, and the like. But despite eight months of preparation, the move from what phone operators euphemistically call “voluntary dialing” to a 541 requirement will undoubtedly catch some fax machines, speed dials, or phone systems that have been overlooked.

“We probably had a dozen area codes completed nationwide before Oregon switched, so most companies have already had their equipment changed,” Lasley said. Telephone directory inquiries have been giving the area code 541 for several months.

Oregon companies run ads nationwide to remind readers of the switch with the bright red toenails of an elephant to play with the theme an elephant never forgets.

Volunteers Living an Olympic Dream

The names Rich Ekman, John Sabo and Karin Stangland may not ring a bell with the supporters of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

The three will not march at the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony. Nobody is in the running for a gold medal – or any medal. And there are no plans to see them appear on the athletes’ profile segments during television coverage of the Olympics.

But Central Oregon residents will still make their mark on the modern game’s 100th anniversary.

The three residents of Bend are just a handful of the thousands who will be volunteering behind the scenes at the Olympics in about three weeks’ time.

Sabo, a retired school teacher, and Stangland, a teacher at LaPine Middle School, heard about Olympic opportunities through Westside Church.

“I picked up a form on a lark, sent it in and shazam! They wrote back and the process began, ”said Sabo, who was assigned security guards at the coveted men’s and women’s basketball court.

Stangland has also been tasked with occupational safety, but said their details about the venue are not known.

Ekman, who works for the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District, also got a coveted job – he served as an usher during the opening ceremony and track and field competitions at the Olympic Stadium.

“I still don’t know what to expect other than the whole Olympic experience,” said Ekman. “It is very rarely held in America.”

“It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is the biggest sporting event in the world. “