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Looking back on May 11

May 11

20 Years Ago-1994

A final effort to restore the Klindt Beach fell short last night as The Dalles City Council unanimously approved the city’s comprehensive plan following a small debate. The plan dictates the way the city will develop for the next several years. The only point of contention last night was over the parcel of land east of Chenoweth Creek which is zoned industrial in the plan, in the only public testimony submitted last night. Planning Commissioner Marianne Barrett, in a letter to council, said the parcel should be rezoned to allow redevelopment of the old Klindt Beach, which was there before the ground was leveled for industrial development.

Once a year, residents of The Dalles get together for an old-fashioned clean-up. It isn’t one of those small little events. It is one that brings literally thousands of people out over a two-day period to help make the community a better place to live. Other clean-ups get a whole lot more attention. For instance, the annual clean-up on the Oregon coast, where volunteers collect in the neighborhood of 20 tons of garbage, always gets a tremendous amount of press exposure. Friday and Saturday, during the annual The Dalles Community Clean-up, 90 tons of pure material, 60 yards of mulch and approximately 15 tons of metal was brought to The Dalles Armory.

40 Years Ago-1974

A Daisy sale, with proceeds going to benefit Camp Yallani, will be held in The Dalles on Saturday at Albertson’s and Brady’s Market with around 190 local girls participating in the event. Camp Yallani is located six miles west of Hood River and since being built in the 1930’s has served girls throughout the Mid-Columbia area. It is sponsored by the Campfire Girls, but anyone can attend the camp. The camp can accommodate 50 girls per session. Two one-week sessions will be held in August, and with the money raised in the Daisy sale helping offset the costs of the camp, fees are only $25 per session.

Wasco County Court will not be leasing the basement portion of the old Carnegie Library at Fourth and Washington Streets. County Judge bill Kortge said it was decided to rent space in the Williams Building, directly east of the old library, for the county engineering department. He said it was found that the quarters which will be vacated by Hudson Insurance would be obtained at a rate of 30.88 cents per square foot per month against a calculated cost, over a two-year period, of 33 cents for the library basement.

60 Years Ago-1954

Board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday went on record favoring the recommendation of the chamber’s transportation committee which protests the move by United Air Lines to stop serving The Dalles. The recommendation approved by the board opposes both UAL’s move to stop service immediately to and from The Dalles and to halt service permanently here. The chamber is acting jointly with Dalles City in an attempt to get UAL to continue service here.

A special football award started in 1947 was revived last night with presentation of the outstanding football player award to Jerry Urness during the annual athletic banquet at The Dalles High School. Other numerous individual awards were made along with presentation of letters for the four spring sports and basketball. Urness’ award, a trophy established in 1947 by the now defunct Breakfast Club, was awarded in that year to Gene Morrow as the outstanding football player. Reviving the trophy this year means that Urness’ name will be inscribed on the trophy which will be placed in the school’s trophy case. Each succeeding year the outstanding senior football player’s name will be added to the award.

80 Years Ago-1934

The first actual work to begin here under the SERA set-up, two projects to employ about 25 men will be under way Monday provided city officials by that time can make arrangements for supplying necessary equipment and supervision, W.C. Waldron, local SERA manager announced today. One unit of the proposed Sorosis park improvement will be undertaken as a project, with the other to consist of grubbing a new playground and park site near the mouth of Mill Creek at the end of Second Street.

The Dalles is to be the host city this week-end to a group of about 40 sportsmen pilots and passengers from Portland, who will arrive here by airplane tomorrow night at the Walter E. Case field at The Dalles airport. This caravan, which will include 20 or more planes, is the largest group of fliers to visit here in a body since the field was dedicated a few years ago. Anyone interested in viewing the planes is welcome to be present at the airport when the planes land.

100 Years Ago-1914

Many women of this city, who will vote a state ticket for the first time at the primary election Friday, are in doubt as to the proper way to mark a ballot, and are considerably worried. Anyone who can read, can mark a ballot correctly if he or she will follow the directions which are plainly and simply prescribed upon the ballots. Your cross should be placed between the number and name of a candidate. Look at the heading over the list of candidates for the various offices and you will see whether you are to vote for one, two or four candidates.

Peter Way DeHuff and Emily Stryker were married May 10, 1894 in the city of Portland at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Camp who lived at third and Alder Streets, the Presbyterian minister officiating. This was the first year that marriage licenses were require which was the new law at that time, and the bridegroom did not know that he must get a permit from the county clerk in order to marry the girl who had already given her permission and they came before the minister without the necessary document, which necessitated the finding of the official paper forth with.

Looking Back is compiled by CeCe Fix of The Chronicle.

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