May 6, 1920 — Inches Avert 100-foot Fall Into River
By Helen Reed
Cline Falls, May 3 — Blight Buckley narrowly escaped a hundred-foot fall into Deschutes canyon at Cline Falls Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when the road on the west side grade gave way as a result of waste irrigation water.
Buckley was driving one of the Redifer trucks hauling from Sisters to Redmond and was carrying a heavy load of lumber. Shortly after turning at the top of the grade, one of the rear wheels skidded into a hole cut by waste water, stopping the car and throwing two wheels off the grade.
The fact that the ditch was deep enough to entirely stop the truck is believed to have prevented the accident for had the truck skidded a few more inches, it would have been certain to have gone over the grade, according to J.C. Redifer who was called from Redmond to help haul the truck back on the road.
The grade is practical vertical at this point, which would have meant almost certain death for Buckley.
It was necessary to unload the truck to get it off the part of the grade that had given away.
Wifely Sneeze Draws Arrest For Dancers at Bend Saturday
Because his wife sneezed on his shoulder while dancing at the gymnasium in Bend Saturday night, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Winter, recent arrivals, were first admonished and later arrested by Mrs. Frank Robert, matron, according to the Bend Bulletin.
When these facts of the case were corroborated by Mrs. Winter, and the case dismissed after a reading of an ordinance governing public dances.
Mrs. Robert, Officer Swift and a number of witnesses from the dance hall were called to testify at the hearing.
May 10, 1945 — School Gym Dedication Announced
Redmond union high school’s $90,000 gymnasium-auditorium, which will be completed Friday, will be dedicated at a program to be held Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock in the new building, it was announced this week by Superintendent M.E. Larive.
May 6, 1970 — ‘Go 19’ representatives seek to lower voting age
Carole Munson and Chris Custer, two University of Oregon students representing the state committee for “Go 19,” were in Central Oregon Thursday, April 30, arranging for high school assemblies and speeches before service clubs to explain the state-wide movement on lowering the voting age.
“It is strictly a people-to-people campaign,” Miss Munson declared. “We are stressing the efforts of young people in contacting people door-to-door,” she added.
“Go 19” is a state-wide movement promoting a measure on the May 26 primaries to lower the voting age in Oregon to 19. Oregon will be the first of 13 states to decide on the controversial issue. Ten other states have defeated it in recent years, while four others, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky and Alaska, permit citizens under 21 to vote.
Some of the reasons given by Miss Munson and Custer for lowering the voting age are the taxes young people pay, legal responsibilities of entering contracts, and serving in the armed forces. Those between the ages of 18 and 21 are also tried in adult courts, Custer explained.
Custer said that young people have more education today, with many students working and attending school at the same time.
Little publicity was given to a group of over 600 Oregon students who worked with the blind, deaf and poor the same week radical groups were demonstrating on campus a few weeks ago, Custer stated. The minority radical groups on campus get more publicity and people get the wrong impression of today’s youth, he declared.
“This is the image we have to change. This is the main purpose of the campaign,” he asserted.
Both Custer and Miss Munson felt that many youths today have shown a “responsibility and a concern” for activities around them. “Young people should have a right to have a voice in decisions that affect them,” Custer said.
Another argument given was that the flexibility of American democracy has permitted women and minority groups voting rights and “it is now time for another change.”
A defeat in the May primaries will prove that the activist groups on college campuses are right in their argument that the American society is not willing to change, Custer declared.
May 10, 1995 — Brown hosts pog tourney
Pogs were flyin’ and slidin’ and slammers were ringin’ at the Brown School Pog Tournament last Thursday night.
More than 150 students and parents turned out to compete in the newest kids’ craze.
Although the game is sometimes played for keeps, which means winner takes all, at last week’s event losing students were rewarded with a Brown “Schoolasauras” keepsake slammer. The thick metal slammers (like two silver dollars soldered together) featured the school logo inside an iridescent blue or green rim.
Most children also went home with at least a few pogs (cardboard disk-shapes with pictures on them — Disney characters in this case) in their baggies. A few, like Gracie Haddock, Shakira Ediger and Michelle Buckner, took home an extra 20 pogs for turning the entire pile face up with one slam.
The game is played like a cross between tiddlywinks and marbles, with each player placing 10 pogs face down on the floor in a single pile. Players then take turns flipping their slammer at the pile of pogs. Any pogs landing face up belong to the slamming player.
After dividing into age categories, students played elimination rounds until first- and second-place winners were decided in each of four divisions.
Winners were: first and second grades — Daniel Denison and Brandon Jack, third and fourth grades — Simon Hadden and Elizabeth Tippy; fifth and sixth grades — Michelle Buckner and Ashley Watkins; and seventh grade and older — Dane Seitz and Randy Jessee.
The tournament, which raised more than $220 for the school, was the last fund-raiser and one of the last events for the elementary school. Next year the school will operate as and alternative and multi-purpose educational building.