100 years ago

June 26, 1919 — Booze Regulations Somewhat Stringent

The house judiciary committee on Tuesday completed legislation for the control and enforcement of wartime prohibition.

According to the contemplated legislation, any beverage containing more than 1⁄2 per cent alcohol is an “intoxicating liquor,” and when wartime or constitutional prohibition goes into effect it shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, give away, receive or possess any such intoxicant, except as authorized by the act, the only exceptions being for medicinal, sacramental or scientific purposes, or where liquor is stored in homes for private use before the act goes into effect.

Manufacturers of patent or proprietary medicines must prove that their preparations cannot be used in place of intoxicating liquors.

Liquor may be prescribed for medicinal purposes only by reputable physicians, and only one such prescription can be given every three days. Pharmacists filling such prescriptions must be licensed. Permits must be secured by manufacturers preparing liquor for legal purposes.

Transportation permits also will be required, and all vehicles used for illegally conveying liquors, including automobiles, boats and airplanes, may be seized and disposed of by court order.

No formula for marking liquor, nor any tablets or substitutes for this purpose may be sold.

75 years ago

June 29, 1944 — Board Makes Public Plans For New Gym

Although the board of directors of Redmond union high school has been working out plans for rebuilding the gymnasium-auditorium, destroyed by fire May 1, with their architects, and some few people in town have seen preliminary sketches, it has not been possible to release all the details of the proposed construction until now, due primarily to regulations of the War Production board.

The following statement was made public today by the board:

“Immediately following the fire on May 1, which destroyed the old gymnasium, girls’ and boys’ locker and shower rooms and all of the equipment, the board of directors engaged the architectural firm of Freeman and Hayslip, of Portland, specialists in school architecture, to submit suggestions for some sort of replacement for the lost building. Several tentative arrangements were discussed and it was decided to consider a separate gymnasium building, inasmuch as the location of the old building, attached as it was to the present building, proved unsatisfactory in several ways, principally from the noise factor. During the fighting of the fire it was brought very vividly to the attention of many the extreme hazard of having such a type building so close to the classroom portion of the plant.

“Some time ago the board had acquired some of the property in the block to the west of the present building and steps have been taken to acquire most of the balance of that block from the present owners.

50 years ago

July 2, 1969 — ‘Fifty years of fairs’ to fete past queens

Past queens of the Deschutes County Fair are invited to be guests of the fair association during the “50 Years of Fairs,” Aug. 6 through 10, according to a letter recently mailed to all whose present names and addresses could be found by Bob Gordon for the association.

The letter invites each of the past queens to ride in a motorcade in the fair parade Saturday, Aug. 9; to be a guest, together with her family, at the fair rodeo Saturday afternoon; to attend a banquet in honor of the many past queens Saturday night and further offers her housing for Saturday night if needed.

The letters were mailed to at least 25 past queens ranging from the 1968 fair’s Queen Janet Ryan back to Eda Towne of Lower Bridge, who was the first to wear the crown back in 1925. It was the sixth annual fair, but the first to hold a queen contest.

25 years ago

June 29, 1994 — Projects moving ahead

Work on Redmond’s new schools and additions is proceeding at a fast and furious pace.

Following last Friday’s ground breaking ceremony at the Vern Patrick Elementary School site, work on the actual building could begin as soon as this Friday, according to Pat Young, school district business manager.

All site work, including streets, water and sewer on both Obsidian Avenue and 31st Street, is scheduled for completion by Aug. 15.

The Hugh Hartman Middle School squeaked back under budget this week after negotiations with the city eliminated a requirement for sewers along 19th Street.

The city decided not to require the school district to install sewers on both sides of the property because it would only use one side. That decision eliminated $150,000 in site work costs.