100 years ago
Dec. 12, 1918 — Men from Oregon official held nation’s cleanest
Only fifty-nine hundredths of one per cent found to have venereal disease on arrival at cantonments.
Oregon men, called to the colors during the greatest of all wars, were physically the cleanest in the entire United States Army.
Such is not the mere boast of any citizen of this state, backed only by a high sense of local pride, but it is the established record of the United States Army, communicated to the Oregon Social Hygiene Society by Rupert Blue, Surgeon-General, thus giving it the greatest possible weight.
This constitutes one of the grandest and proudest records of the whole war period and, great as has been this state’s part in all patriotic endeavors, nothing could fill the hearts of its people with a higher degree of pride than the official acknowledgment from the National Capital that Oregon’s men stood far and away above all others in clean manhood.
75 years ago
Dec. 16, 1943 — District Attorney Enlists in Navy
Irving D. Brown, Deschutes county district attorney for nearly two years, has resigned and gone to Portland to enlist in the navy, he announced earlier this week.
Governor Earl Snell has appointed Charles E. Boardman, now an associate in the law firm of DeArmond and Goodrich of Bend, as Brown’s successor. Boardman received a medical discharge from the navy in the south pacific last February, having contracted a tropical ailment.
Boardman was born in Sherman county September 25, 1914, and was graduated from Northwestern College of Law in Portland in 1938. After practicing two years in Wheeler county, he enlisted in the navy at the time of Pearl Harbor.
Brown, who is 39, came to Bend in September 1939, and was named district attorney pro-tem to serve in the place of Robert H. Foley, now overseas.
Brown will be stationed in the thirteenth naval district, said A.C. Friesen, recruiting specialist in charge of the central Oregon recruiting substation at bend. Brown’s wife and daughters, Ann and Maryjo, will remain in Bend.
50 years ago
Dec. 18, 1968 — Redmond girls winners in leadership contest
For the second year in succession a Redmond girl has won first place in the annual Bend Elks Youth Leadership contest, and another Redmond girl placed second this year.
Lucille Young won the $100 first place scholarship prize and a chance to compete in the district and possibly the state contest; Marcia Clark placed second and will receive a $50 scholarship.
Lucille Young recently returned from attending the National 4-H Congress in Chicago where, for her outstanding work in 4-H, she was given a $500 grant from the Ford Foundation. Daughter of Johnny Young, owner and manager of Stockton’s Cafe, Lucille is a very busy person, for besides her Redmond High School and 4-H activities, she finds time to help her father in the restaurant and is also assistant manager of the apartment building where the family lives.
Born in Hong Kong, Lucille came to Redmond in 1961, unable to speak a word of English. She started school the following year and in this, her seventh year, is a senior. She plans to go on to college, Linfield or Oregon State, to major in education and home economics. She also has secret dreams of becoming an airlines hostess and flying back to Hong Kong to refresh her childhood memories.
25 years ago
Dec. 15, 1993 — Club plans park pavilion, stage
A dream for Redmond’s dry canyon is about to come true.
Redmond Kiwanis Club has completed a concept plan for Sam Johnson Park in the canyon between Evergreen and Cascade avenues.
The concept for a pavilion and a state building in the canyon received the endorsement of the Redmond Parks Commission on Monday and is awaiting working drawings and approval by the Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission.