100 years ago

Oct. 9, 1919 — Oregon is great in manufactures: State is rapidly taking the lead in many staples besides fruit and lumber

In a recent address, A.G. Clark, manager of the Associated Industries of Oregon, said:

“Oregon has more to boast about than to apologize for. Few people stop to consider the many things in which Oregon excels Pacific coast states — in some instances all Western states, and in other cases, the entire United States.

“One-fifth of the standing timber of the United States is in Oregon-- the variety of merchantable in commercial quantities probably exceeds any state in the Union. Sugar and yellow pine, red and yellow fir, redwood, spruce and Port Orford cedar are a few of the well known woods. Forty per cent of the water power of this country is within the borders of these four Northwest states and only 5 per cent developed.

“Oregon produced 10 per cent of the platinum used by the United States during the war. The fame of Oregon’s fruits circles the world. The reputation of our cheese extends to foreign countries. Our shipbuilding record is a world record in many respects. We were able and did obtain greater returns on labor output and money costs than any other shipbuilding state.

75 years ago

Oct. 12, 1944 — First Issue of Panther Scratches Off Press; School Paper to Be Printed Every Month, With Mary Putnam Editor

First issue of “Panther Scratches,” official publication of the associated students of Redmond union high school, rolled off the press Tuesday. The paper, which is printed at the Spokesman plant, is to be out the second Tuesday of each month.

Editor is Mary Putnam and manager, Mary Louise Ohling. Other members of the staff are Beryl Endicott, associate editor; Janice Davis, copy editor; Janet Stacy, society editor; Iris Bozarth, music editor; Charles Harmon and Ronnie McDonald, boys’ sports editors; Mildred Hunnell, girls’ sports editor; Suzanne Collier, exchange editor; Lois McCaffery and Dorothy Hofstetter, headline editors; Bonnie Chamberlain, Barbara Booth and Connie Jensen, managerial assistants; Shirley Huckaby and Gladys Swift, typists; Virginia Greenwood, proofreader; Helen Ross, Dolores Thornton, Bill Pickles and Barbara Wyckoff, reporters, and Mrs. Della Nance, faculty adviser.

The four-page paper contains a summary of school happenings, along with editorials, a superintendent’s column, “Snoop,” “Personals” and other features. A large group of Redmond merchants are advertising in the school paper.

50 years ago

Oct. 15, 1969 — Shumway sells sheep to O’Connors, ending area’s last big operation

Central Oregon’s last large-scale sheep-raising operation ended last weekend when 2350 ewes and 45 bucks owned by Jack Shumway and Omar Moffitt were trucked from Powell Butte to Klamath Falls.

O’Connor Livestock Company, owned by John D. O’Connor and his sons, Jack and Dan, purchased the sheep to supplement its extensive sheep and cattle industry, which has its headquarters nine miles south of Klamath Falls.

There was a touch of sadness about Jack Shumway and his wife, Sarah, as they watched the last of the sheep being loaded into huge trucks and trailers for the four-hour journey to a new home. Two big rigs owned by Madras Produce Co. and two belonging to the O’Connors were used Saturday and Sunday in transporting the sheep, a final trip being made Monday to get the bucks and some remaining ewes.

Jack Shumway acquired land at Powell Butte in 1923 and started in the sheep business in 1927 when he bought 200 from Con Breen, now retired and living in Bend.

25 years ago

Oct. 12, 1994 — Buses remain full; new route added

Buses in the Redmond School District are running at or near capacity, although overloads on routes in the rapidly growing southwest segment of town seem to have been relieved.

However, parents in the area continue to be concerned about overcrowding and are making contingency plans if buses again exceed capacity.

Parents in Hayden Village has complained about problems caused by large numbers of children congregating at the only bus stop for the subdivision. Parents also expressed concerns about overcrowded buses.

The district’s Transportation Department responded by adding two stops in Hayden Village, spreading the bus riders out, and adding a new bus route to the 27th Street and Umatilla area.

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