Two Redmond girls served in the Queen’s Court for the 1970 Crooked River Roundup in Prineville: Rita Young, center, as queen; and Pennie Smith, right, as princess. Peggy Eidemiller, left, of Madras also served as princess in the court.

100 years ago

July 8, 1920 — Tuck off to enter U.S. meet

After a brief visit in Redmond with his parents and former classmates of Redmond union high school, Arthur Tuck has returned to Vancouver, B.C., where he will join Trainer “Bill” Hayward and leave tonight to enter the try-outs at Harvard stadium, Boston, where, on July 17, America’s 1920 Olympic games team is to be picked.

Tuck arrived in Redmond last Friday morning after having taken second place in the javelin throw at the coast try-outs held at Pasadena, California. His record there was 170 feet. While this was enough to include him in the list for entry at the national try-outs, Tuck expects to do much better at Boston as his ankle will be improved at that time. He has been averaging 190 feet in his work at the University this spring and has set a mark there of 198 feet. Due to this record he was offered the right to waive preliminary try-outs at Pasadena when it was learned that his ankle was troubling him.

Hayward expects Tuck to beat his rivals in the east this month and make the trip to represent America in his event at Antwerp, Belgium this fall.

A news dispatch from the University of Oregon received yesterday by The Spokesman tells of the University of Oregon’s three entries for the Boston try-outs and makes known their previous records. It said:

“Accompanied by Trainer Bill Hayward, Henry Foster of John Day, Oregon, Kenneth Bartlett of Estacada, Oregon; and Arthur Tuck of Redmond, Oregon, will leave July 3, to take part in final tryouts at Harvard stadium, Boston, July 17 for places on the team which will represent the United States at the Olympic games at Antwerp, Belgium. Two of the men, Foster in the broad jump, and Bartlett in the discus throw, hold the best records made in America this year.

“Foster, a member of the class of 1920, will enter the 220 meter run and the broad jump. He was one of the men who took part in the preliminaries at Pasadena this month but did not qualify. He was accepted for the finals on account of his past record. Foster’s record of 23 feet 10 inches was the best made in the country this year.

Bartlett was also a member of this year’s graduating class from the University. in the games at Pasadena he took first place in the discus, his record being 143 feet 10 inches.

Arthur Tuck, who has just finished his first year in college, has entered the javelin contest and the decathlon. The later consists of ten events, javelin, discus, pole vault, 100 meter, 400 meter, 130 meter, high hurdles, broad jump, high jump and 1500 meter. Tuck distinguished himself in athletics when, as the only entry from Redmond high school, he won first place for that school.

“In the try-outs at Pasadena, Tuck won second place in the javelin throw but is capable of doing better, being hindered by a sore ankle at the time.

75 years ago

July 12, 1945 — Meat Situation Eased in Redmond

Adjustment of the quota for Dean’s Meat market, combined with removal of all restrictions on lamb slaughter, should ease the meat situation in Redmond within a week or so, it is believed. The quotas of other markets here were adjusted upward, also. The bottleneck in Roy Dean’s quota occurred because the previous owner of the market had slaughtered very little during July of last year.

Dean will reopen his market next Monday, he announced today. He has constructed a slaughterhouse north of Redmond near the Lillie Poultry farm, and this also will be in operation next week. Dean will do custom killing for farmers in addition to his own slaughtering.

The market’s quota was increased through the efforts of Redmond chamber of commerce, with the assistance of Verne F. Livesay of Portland, regional agricultural advisor for the OPA.

Restaurant owners had brought the matter to the attention of the chamber, stating that they had adequate ration points to buy meat, but if the one market were forced to close because of almost no quota for July, the other two markets would be short, and the cafe situation would become so critical that closure doubtlessly would result.

50 years ago

July 8, 1970 — Infrared photos tried on mint to show disease

Use of infrared photography to detect diseases in mint is the object of experimentation, which was underway Tuesday in Jefferson County.

Two men from Idaho, one of them a researcher for the U.S. Department of agriculture, flew over mint fields Tuesday, taking pictures with infrared film. Later, a ground check will be made to determine whether or not the photos indicate the presence of wilt as it actually exists.

Dr. C.E. Horner of the Oregon State University faculty is in charge of peppermint research for the Northwest, as well as hops research.

Idaho, like this area, has a quarantine against certain mint root importing to avoid disease and an effort is being made to use the infrared method for aerial detection of trouble.

Infrared photography is becoming increasingly important to agriculture, with considerable research and experimentation underway. The film can show what ground is plowed and what is in crops. It even can detect at night dark or light colored cattle and whether sheep are shorn or unshorn.

Eventually, it is even surmised that such photography could be done by use of satellites to give accurate information on crop conditions.

25 years ago

July 12, 1995 — Predicting growth

What goes into determining a city’s budget, fees and possible levies?

Assumptions on population growth and changes in assessed value, currently running over 7 percent, the Redmond City Council learned Tuesday night.

The council wants the city to set a policy on how those assumptions are made.

Over the years the city has based projections on recent population figures, growth of the city’s assessed value and new construction. City Manager Joe Hannan said. He recommended that the council review the three criteria each year.

But Councilor Don Lee said national trends are important, too, and that while the city’s budget is projecting more growth, some analysts and investors are predicting “a crash.”

He suggested a more comprehensive, long-term analysis.

Finance Director David Reeves said “budgeting is as much an art as process.”

Hannan said economists have consistently underestimated Central Oregon’s growth rate the past few years.

Still, councilors agreed more protocol is needed, perhaps 1-, 5- and 20-year projections.

Staff will develop a set of criteria and bring it back to council at the July 25 meeting for review.


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