100 years ago

Aug. 8, 1918 — New draft ages set at 18 to 45 years

A bill to place the draft ages between 18 and 45 years was introduced in both houses of congress on Monday and will be expedited by committees with a view to prompt hearing when regular sessions are resumed later in the month. Much consideration was given the proposed bill and it was found that in order to get the men into class 1, such a limit was necessary. The bill, as recommended to congress, will contain a provision authorizing the president to call men out of class 1 by classes according to ages, so that if it is found possible the men between 18 and 19 will be called out later than the older men who are found eligible to class 1.

75 years ago

Aug. 12, 1943 — Meat situation improved again

County committee works on solution. Redmond’s meat situation was better this week, with one meat shop open again after almost two weeks’ closure and with the new monthly meat quotas in effect. Lewis A. Nichols, supervisor for the War Food administration in this area, explained that one reason for the tightness of the meat supply during the last of July was that butchers had killed out their quotas and were running short.

50 years ago

Aug. 7, 1968 — Open heart surgery brings good health

Mrs. Eugene Elliott of Route 1, Redmond, who underwent open hear surgery at the University of Oregon Medical School hospital June 24, has been making an excellent recovery since and is now enjoying good health. In learning to live with the plastic valve placed in her heart by U. of O. surgeons to replace the valve, deteriorated by rheumatic fever, which threatened her life, Mrs. Elliott has had to make many adjustments, most of which have been accomplished without complications. “The one thing I can’t get used to is the noise it makes,” Mrs. Elliott reports, adding that after the television is off in the evening, and everything else is quiet, the plastic valve makes enough noise to keep her awake.

25 years ago

Aug. 11, 1993 — Committee scales down path project

The Canyon Development Committee is going after funds to construct a bike path in the central canyon area. The committee decided last week to concentrate on the dry canyon area between Highland and Antler in the application for an Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) grant. Time constraints necessitate a scaled-down project , rather than seeking easements and going after a bigger grant for running a path north of Antler to about Maple Avenue, said Marc Mims Sr., committee chairman.