100 years ago

April 3, 1919 — Ladies’ night at the gym

Ladies’ night at the gymnasium last Friday was quite a success and drew a large crowd. There were but few aspirants for the basket ball game, but ultimately a team which included Mesdames Burdick, Hosch, Young, Bob Roberts and Bert Reynolds played against a mixed team of high school and older girls. Although Mrs. Young proved a regular “shark” at throwing foul baskets, the game resulted in a score of 16 to 2 in favor of the girls.

The indoor baseball game was apparently more popular with the ladies and there was a large aggregations on hand from which there was no difficulty in choosing teams. After the required number of innings, the score was a tie, so another inning was played which resulted in a score of 16 to 18 in favor of the married women. There was some very classy work in both runs and batting. Philip Dobson was umpire, and more than once narrowly escaped being mobbed by ardent rooters.

Between games Mrs. J. R. Roberts sang a solo and encore, accompanied by Mrs. Cunning on the piano.

75 years ago

April 6, 1944 — Salvage of Paper Still Important

Salvage of waste paper must continue, if the need for this critical war item is to be met, it is pointed out by Maurice F. Roberts, Redmond salvage chairman. Old newspaper, magazines and cartons are wanted, he said.

The paper should be wrapped and tied in bundles of approximately 50 pounds and delivered to the storage quarters in the Cline building on Seventh street back of New Redmond hotel.

Housewives are urged to continue saving tin cans and waste fats.

50 years ago

April 9, 1969 — Assembling cabin cruiser all-winter family project

Despite the caption under an advertising picture stating that a 22-foot cabin cruiser had been completely assembled and finished by two secretaries in a month, Art Wright, 342 S. Canyon, doesn’t think many families would want to attempt the job, even if they could save $1500 by doing the work themselves.

Art and his family did it -- but it took them all winter. “They may have been male secretaries, probably to a carpenters’ or boat-builders’ union.”

Last fall Art purchased a kit for a Luger cabin cruiser from a firm in Minneapolis. It came complete with molded fiberglass hull, all hardware, glue, nails, even finishing varnish. Art and his wife, Janice, and three sons, Bruce 16, Kirk 15 and Lance 14, set to work. Perhaps one reason that it took all winter was that the hull and the plan and instructions were for the current model, calling for an even six feet head clearance in the roomy cabin; while some of the wood pieces were cut to fit a model of a year earlier, calling for 6’3” clearance. The Wrights had to recut and refit many pieces!

Then there were too few screws of a particular type, which the company made good by return mail. Anyway, the Wrights cut and whittled, glued and screwed, sanded and finished until now, but for a bit more finishing, naming, licensing and numbering and getting it hauled to Round Butte for launching, they have a beautiful boat.

25 years ago

April 6, 1994 — Non-sports letters

This spring, Redmond High School will catch up with a good part of the Central Oregon region, and the state.

For the first time, students who excel in areas other than athletics will receive a letter.

This issue has surfaced off and on during the past few years at the high school.

The high school will award one letter for athletics and such activities as band and drama, according to Dave Sime, band director. The high school site council is continuing to work on the possibility of an academic letter.