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History Mystery and Looking Back, Nov. 22

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To guess this week’s photo, above, taken in Wasco County, call Mark Gibson at (541) 506-4601 and leave your name and telephone number; be sure to spell your name. If the message box is full, press “0” and leave a message for the receptionist. You may fax responses to (541) 298-1365. or send an e-mail to MGibson@thedalleschronicle.com.



November 22

20 Years Ago-1995

The Dalles residents may soon hear train whistles blowing through downtown again if The Dalles City Council can’t win and exemption from a new federal rule. The Federal Railroad Administration wants to override local whistle bans and require trains to blow whistles for a quarter mile before each at-grade crossing. The new rule would affect only three communities in Oregon, but 2,100 nation-wide.

It’s the success stories that make Jim Slusher’s job worthwhile. As executive director of the Mid-Columbia Community Action Program (CAP), Slusher knows that not every story is a success story. But the ones that are – the people who go on to be self-sufficient and contributing members of society – are the ones that linger in memory. “That’s what we’re about, seeing people get on their feet and take off,” Slusher said. “Some just need a little help, then you have a productive citizen that contributes and feels a part of society.

40 Years Ago-1975

Nearly half of the 800 members of the Northwest Rodeo Association (NRA) are expected in The Dalles this weekend for the annual NRA convention. Featured events will be the presentation of the all-around cowboy and the Miss Northwest Rodeo Association awards. Already 270 members have preregistered at the Portage Inn for the two day meeting beginning Saturday.

The consolidation of small precincts into larger one has cut the number of precincts in The Dalles from 19 to eight and will result in savings up to $2,000 per election. Wasco County Clerk Sue Proffitt has announce. Voters in the city are being notified of the change by mail, with the last batch of notifications due to go out Friday. The precinct changes are already in effect, but won’t be used until the next election in the spring.

60 Years Ago-1955

Possibility of restoring airline service to The Dalles has been taken up with the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, directors of the Chamber of Commerce were advised yesterday by George Stadelman, transportation committee chairman. Airline service was abandoned here in April by United Air Lines under authorization from CAB following a hearing about a year ago. It is understood that West Coast Airlines now has a petition pending before the Civil Aeronautics Board for increasing certification to Redmond and Bend, in addition to Klamath Falls which already is served by West Coast. Other communities in three Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho are mentioned in the petition.

80 Years Ago-1935

The Port of The Dalles commission figuratively was rattling $200,000 in its jeans today, following sale of the entire port district bond issue for that amount to The Dalles branch, First National Bank of Portland. At a special meeting of the commission yesterday afternoon for selling the bonds, the bank’s bid was highest of two submitted. Seven Portland and national investment houses joined in submitting the other bid.

The local chapter of the national organization of Future Farmers of America will be hosts tonight to members of the Dufur chapter when the latter group will conduct special initiation services for local members. Students studying in the agricultural classes conducted at The Dalles high school by Charles Reiter make up the membership of The Dalles Chapter.

100 Years Ago-1915

Although J. B. Burg and D. A. Bennett are alleged to have concocted a clever bogus check game, they fell into the hands of the law last evening when they attempted to “pull” their game in this city. Sheriff Levi Chrisman placed both of them under arrest, following an attempt to pass a check on A. E. Otis, manager of the Golden Rule store.

Those who did not go to the Vogt theatre last night to hear “The Mikado” missed a remarkably good entertainment which was presented by home talent under the auspices of the Elks, and under the personal direction of J. Adrian Epping, better known as “Dad” Epping, to whom much of the credit for the splendid performance is due.



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