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Looking Back, Jan. 18

January 19

20 Years Ago-1994

The Chenowith School Board was asked last night to allow female students to compete on the Wahtonka High School wrestling team. Sophomore Chrissy Schultze made the request. She appeared at the meeting along with her parents. Current D-9 policy states there will be sports for boys and girls. Board Chairman Jeff Stranz said the request will be taken under advisement and a study committee will be formed and some kind of report will come back at the Feb. 17 school board meeting. Stranz did not name anyone to that committee, but once it is formed it will explore such areas as how other school districts have handled similar requests. High School Principal Jack Norton said it was his understanding other schools in the state had already allowed this, but said he did not know the circumstances of that approval.

A new golf course, sports store, bowling alley and condominium units proposed for the Lone Pine area are a step closer to construction. The entire 60 acre Lone Pine development, dubbed Lone Pine Village, was unanimously approved by The Dalles City planning commission last night. The development will include a boat ramp, driving range and golf course, clubhouse, retail space, a 24 lane bowling alley and 36 condominium units, said property owner and developer Bill Van Nuys. The existing motel, restaurant and RV parks will remain.

40 Years Ago-1974

Wasco County’s shop on W. 10th street was a busy place this morning as road department mechanics worked to get five steel beams ready for temporary placement across Fifteenmile Creek southwest of Dufur where a washout occurred earlier this week. Welders were placing the heavy beams together into 60 foot lengths. These will be taken to the site near the Casey place on the road up Fifteen Mile Creek valley on a pole truck of Sauter’s Trucking Service, said Clayton McCall, the road superintendent. McCall was on duty this morning, as were Dick Pentecost, George Geiser, Monty Malcolm, Al Cohoon and John Stalder.

Two male subjects who stole approximately $200 in an armed robbery at Spooky’s Pizza Village Sunday are being sought by The Dalles City Police. The two suspects, who wore ski masks during the robbery, entered the building shortly after midnight. They forced three female employees on duty at the time into a cooler and took the money from cash registers at the firm at 3220 W. Sixth. Police are still investigating the robbery and have not released any further details on the incident.

60 Years Ago-1954

For the first time since work began on The Dalles dam, the Dalles AFL Carpenters’ local is assured of being allowed to place half of the men needed on the project. E.V. Espey, local 1896 business agent, said a letter was received yesterday which will force the Washington Carpenter’s local to turn over 50 per cent of the job calls to The Dalles local. This arrangement was supposed to have applied in the past but had not actually been placed in effect. As most of the dam project lies in Washington, the Washington local, located in Vancouver, has placed most of the carpenters needed.

Free hot chocolate and hot dogs are in store for all youngsters who turn out to a sledding party tonight on the Court Street hill. The party, planned especially for grade school-age or younger children, is being sponsored by a man who likes to do good deeds without getting any thanks. It is reported he’ll be on hand tonight to watch the kids, but as of now only a few persons know his identity. All that was released about him is that he is a rail roader. Court Street will be closed between 10th and Fourth streets from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., E.A. Scholer, director of the Wasco County-Dalles City Joint Recreation Commission, said today.

80 Years Ago-1934

“Josh” Binney, well known as the alleged comedian who wanted to start a movie colony in The Dalles in 1922 is under arrest at Santa Rosa, Cal., on a charge of forgery and has been released on a $1,000 bail, according to word reaching the city this morning. Binney, it will be recalled was prevented from interesting investors in this city when letters were received here from Portland Ad club and other organizations that had followed his careers from Toronto, Canada, to Florida, and from New York to San Francisco.

Special services at the Civic Auditorium tomorrow evening at 8:00 o’clock will close the convocation of the Episcopal Church, which has been in session here for the last three days. Business sessions were practically over today noon, but the clergymen and delegates are nearly all remaining over for the special services tomorrow.

Spurred on by enthusiasm of members of the Chamber of Commerce over the prospects for work to be done in this county and city during the next two years, team captains received last minute instructions from President L. Barnum this morning and started out to sign up the budget quota for 1923 and 1925.

100 Years Ago-1914

Readers of The Chronicle will be given an opportunity to make a collection of beautiful pennants at a nominal cost. Through a wholesale contract with one of the largest pennant manufacturers in the world, this paper has been able to purchase a series of pennants at such a low rate that it will sell them to its readers for 15 cents each. The first pennant to be offered in this series is that of the United States, a picture of which appears on page four. This pennant is of the best felt and is 36 inches long and 15 inches wide at the base. Such a pennant ordinarily sells for 75 cents. This United States pennant will be offered by The Chronicle for one week only. After that time a new subject will be offered, each week beginning with Saturday’s paper. Watch the papers weekly for the announcement of the various subjects.

The third annual banquet of The Dalles Fruit Growers’ association will be held at the Masonic hall tomorrow when a large number of the growers of this district will be present. The annual banquet of the fruit men has become a most popular event to that interest in the growing of fruit. Speakers, who are authorities on the industry, are secured for places on the program and much benefit is derived by those who attend. A musical program has also been arranged, Miss Myrtle Michell and Harry E. Greene being the soloists.

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