100 years ago
Aug. 15, 1918 — It will now cost you $10 to hold your job
Special taxes of $10 a year on occupation or profession, except war industry trades, farmers, teachers and ministers of the gospel, were written into the $8,000,000,000 war revenue bill today by the house ways and means committee. A similar tax was placed on any business with receipts of $2,000 a year or more, with a levy of $25 a year on wholesale houses with receipts of $200,000 or more.
75 years ago
Aug. 19, 1943 — Overseas airmail requires special postage rate
All airmail headed for overseas points or sent through army post offices at San Francisco, Cal., or New York City, N.Y., must bear postage at the rate of six cents per half-ounce, warns Postmaster Arthur H. Tifft, who reports that a number of letters have been returned because of insufficient postage.
50 years ago
Aug. 21, 1968 — Rain helps stretch out water supply
The series of storms which have blanketed Central Oregon in the last week brought more than an inch of rainfall to most areas, stretching scant water supplies, but they have proved a mixed blessing. Harvest of bentgrass seed, grain and mint was brought to a sudden halt. Growers must wait until soil is dried out before work can be resumed.
25 years ago
Aug. 18, 1993 — County to consider golf plan
An application to consider a driving range, clubhouse and putting facility in Redmond’s dry canyon south of Highland will go before the Deschutes County hearings officer on Thursday. Applicants Tom Fields and Frank Nolan are appealing the Deschutes County planning director’s denial of the application. Fields and Nolan had applied for approval of the golf facility as an allowed use in an open space park reserve zone. The planning director found otherwise.