20 Years Ago-1993
Curbside construction in the coming weeks will install wheelchair ramps, advises The Dalles Public Works Department, which recently hired Chuck Peterson Concrete for the project. Installation of ramps along streets and sidewalks will help bring the city into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires wheelchair access to all public buildings.
Women from five counties were given the opportunity to see what they may have been missing in different work fields as they gathered at the Shilo Inn for the Breakthrough to Job Opportunity Conference sponsored by Mid-Columbia Employment and Training, a division of Mid-Columbia Council of Governments. The turnout was overwhelming as more than 350 women came and went throughout two days, visiting with representatives of nontraditional industry.
40 Years Ago-1973
“We’re trying to move away from our role as fire putter-outers,” counselor Bob Odell declared in a presentation before the District 12 school board Thursday. He said guidance people in The Dalles High School program are not psychotherapists but function as “facilitators to help kids function well in a school setting.”
Autographing copies of her book, “Upper Mill Creek Community,” at Thursday’s Book Brose and Boutique will be Barbara Bailey. This will be the first day of sale for the book, an illustrated history of what was once a thriving community on the upper reaches of the creek’s south fork. Also on hand will be Mary Howell, who did illustrations for Mrs. Bailey’s book, which includes over 30 photographs of the area taken from family albums. Dr. A.F. Procter did the historical reprints for the book, which contains information obtained by personal interviews and correspondence in 1972.
60 Years Ago-1953
The first accident reported to police on the newly opened section of the watergrade Columbia River highway — between The Dalles and Mosier — occurred about 5 p.m. yesterday, state police said. A 1947 sedan, driven by Charles R. Chastain of Selah, Wash., struck the rear of a 1951 sedan operated by R.B. Katterle of Ocean Rock, Wash., state police said. No one was injured, only slight damage resulted and no citations were issued. The accident happened east of Mosier in the section of highway by the high rock cliff. It is the first accident, in state police knowledge, to have happened since the new stretch was opened Oct. 31.
Two architects from Oregon State college, M.C. Huber and John Campbell, are expected to be in The Dalles today looking over possible sites for a permanent location of the 4-H and FFA fat stock show held annually in this city. The two were to leave the Chamber of Commerce office about 2 p.m. today on their tour of possible sites. Tonight they will meet with the chamber’s Fat Stock show committee, headed by Minor Brady, and agriculture leaders to discuss their findings.
80 Years Ago-1933
The annual Red Cross roll call will open in The Dalles Monday in the residential section under the chairmanship of Mrs. Edward Seufert and the canvass of the downtown district will open at 9:30 Tuesday morning under the chairmanship of Mrs. Oliver R. Krier. The entire quota set for this chapter area, which includes Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties, is $3,600, W.W. Belcher, general chairman announced today. One half of this amount will be used locally and the remainder used by the nation in major disasters throughout the country. The campaign within Dalles city is expected to be completed within three days and not later than the end of the week.
Robert and J.S. Hollady of Salem visited several days last week at the Whitten home. They are old friends of Andrew Whitten. J.S. Hollady is a returned missionary from Siam and while here made addresses at some of the churches and other places about his work.
A 25-gallon still was uncovered by city and county officers in a residence at 918 Federal street last night and William Milton Nelson, occupant of the house, arrested. Officers found the still in the front room of the house, with two 50-gallon barrels full of bran mash. The still was not in operation. Nelson waived preliminary hearing and will be taken before Judge Fred. W. Wilson in circuit court to enter a plea later. The prisoner came to Wasco county about two years ago from Indiana, officers said.
100 Years Ago-1913
Speed, condition, knowledge of the game of football and splendid coaching won a 54-to-0 victory over beef here Saturday afternoon when Bob Murray’s aggregation of youngsters severely trounced the heavy Vancouver soldiers. When the spectators saw the two teams take the field before the game they thought the heavy visitors would slaughter the light local boys, but Murray’s men annihilated their opponents and outplayed them in every department of the game, notwithstanding the fact they were outweighed at least 25 pounds to the man.
W.A. Dalziel, deputy state factory inspector, announced here today that the new 6 o’clock law for women is not effective in any place in the state except in Portland, where it will be tried out. The Oregon state welfare commission, which will have charge of the work of enforcing the law has the power to declare it effective in districts and it decided that Portland was the most desirable place to try it out. The law is effective, however, in every part of the state in the case of girls under 18 years of age.