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Weekend of March 7-8, 2020 B5
The Dalles Chronicle
Joann Johnston, Michael Houser, Terray Harmon, Gary
Conley, Caroline Zeigler, Larry Hoctor, Mike Kilkenney and
Ed Wilson contributed to this report.
Last week’s History Mystery, above, is an “aerial of Harvey
Aluminum with farms along the river.” It is from the digital
archives of The Dalles Chronicle.
Michael Houser said the photo was likely taken between
1958 and 1964. A few highlights of what was there—Harvey
Aluminum, The Dalles Drive-Inn Theater, Jones Auto
Wrecking, Mt. Fir logging and I-82N, renamed to I-84 in 1980.
The Klindts family, for which the Klindt’s Cove Pocket Park
is named, was farming along the river on land that has since
become the Port of The Dalles Industrial Park. Their home
can be seen in the lower left side of the photo, and Chenowith
creek is on the right, said Terray Harmon. He said there was a
To guess this week’s photo, above, email Mark Gibson at MGibson@thedalleschronicle.com or call 541-296-2141, ext. 107, and leave a
message. Be sure to spell your name.
beautiful sandy beach, visible in the photo. “You had to drive
through the creek to get to the beach,” he remembers.
Ed Williams said he worked at the plant 23 1/2 years, first
for Harvey and later for Northwest Aluminum.
20 years ago — 2000
Improving runs will bring
the welcome return of a spring
chinook sport fishery on the
Deschutes this year. Oregon
Department of Fish and wildlife
will open the Deschutes River to
angling for hatchery spring chi-
nook from April 15 through July
31, the agency announced Friday.
The season will be the first in four
years and the first seven-day-a-
week fishery since 1993.
Amtrak’s Pioneer could ride
the rails again – if cities along
the route, including the Dalles,
chip in to bring it back. That was
the pitch made to The Dalles City
Council last Monday by Wayne
Kinney of Sen. Ron Wyden’s of-
fice. Wyden is working on a plan
to bring back the Pioneer, gone
since 1997. While the original
Pioneer route ran from Chicago
to Portland, the proposed revived
route would be much shorter,
running from Boise to Portland.
Concerns regarding confi-
dentiality, costs and follow up
counseling topped the list of
questions by more than 40 par-
ents and students at a presenta-
tion given by SATURN research-
ers last night at The Dalles High
School. SATURN, which stands
for Student Athlete Testing Using
Random Notification, is a feder-
ally funded program developed
by Oregon Health and Science
University (OHSU) researchers
to determine if the threat of a
random, no-advance warning
drug testing will prevent students
from using drugs and alcohol.
After 34 years of working for
the U.S. government, Robert
Ames spent his first day of retire-
ment sleeping like there was no
tomorrow. Until March 1, Ames
worked as a power plant elec-
trician for the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers. He was one of the
people who worked on high and
low voltage electrical equipment
ensuring that the spillways, locks
and fish ways functioned proper-
ly. During his career, Ames put in
countless hours working on The
Dalles Dam, Bonneville Dam and
John Day Dam.
The new Staples sore is open
and ready to do business in
The Dalles. Staples, Inc. is a $7
billion retailer of office supplies,
furniture and technology to
consumers and businesses in
The United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom, Germany, the
Netherlands and Portugal. The
new store employees 28 people,
and General Manager Kevin
Vaughan. “We basically hired ev-
erybody locally except myself and
Geoff (Guillespie, sales manager.)
40 years ago — 1980
The proposed expansion at
The Dalles General Hospital was
approved unanimously by the
Eastern Oregon Health Systems
Agency Inc. board of directors on
Thursday, Mark Scott, assistant
administrator at the hospital said
Friday. The next step for the plan
is approval by the State Health
Planning and Development
Agency which meets on March 26.
Once you enter the People’s
Republic of China, you lose
control of what you want to
do, according to George (Bun)
Stadelman, The Dalles. “The
government has great control
over its people, despite the
fact that only 15 percent are
communists.” “This is because
the state controls 100 percent
of the cities, and many of those
living in the countryside, live in
communes,” he told The Dalles
Kiwanis Club Thursday.
Local police are seeking public
help in locating a 24-year-old
prison escapee who was seen in
The Dalles earlier this week, but
eluded officers. Being sought is
Paul Evan Broadhead, 24, who
Bethany Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . 541-298-8385
Pastor Rob Lawson, Principal Pastor Jesse Jacobsen,
2323 E. 12th St. The Dalles.
Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Sunday school 12:15 p.m.
Home to Columbia Lutheran School. www .gorgelutherans .com
Calvary Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-2711
3350 Columbia View Dr. The Dalles. Sunday Worship 10am,
Sunday Anchored H.S Youth 6pm, Tuesday Refuge M.S. Youth 6pm,
Wednesdays AWANA Clubs ages 4 years through 5th grade 6pm.
www .calvarythedalles .org
Christian Science Society . . . . . . . . . 541-298-2711
701 Washington St., The Dalles. Sunday service and Sunday School at 10
a.m. Testimony meeting last Wednesday of every month 7 p.m.
www .christiansciencethedalles .org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Dalles Ward, Bishop Jason Corey, 541-296-6082;
Sacrament meeting 10 a.m.; Missionaries 509-306-0016.
1815 E. 15th St., The Dalles.
Christian Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-298-7202
walked away from a minimum-se-
curity facility in Salem last June.
The election of new officers
and an explanation of classes for
the learning disabled are on the
agenda for the Dry Hollow Parent
Teachers Club meeting Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m. in the school media
center. Nominations for new
officers require prior consent of
the nominee. A president, vice
president, secretary, treasurer
and publicity representative will
60 years ago — 1960
More than one-half of our
young people are in 4-H work
or have been associated with
it at one time or another. The
far-reaching influence the
program was emphasized as
observance of National 4-H Club
Week, March 5-12, began. The
week is set aside each year to tell
the 4-H Club story.
Scholarship funds, including
the American Field Service
program for foreign exchange
students, will benefit to the extent
of approximately $1,000 from
the outstandingly successful
all-school musical play. “Finian’s
Rainbow,” performed before
capacity audiences Friday and
Saturday nights at The Dalles
High School. Gross receipts for
both nights totaled about $1,800,
the school reported today.
Members of the Good Will
Committee of The Dalles Chamber
of Commerce met this morning
to begin the job of placing decals
on the windows of Chamber
members. Herb Zutz, chairman of
the committee, told the Chamber
board yesterday noon that about
292 decals and membership
cards were to be delivered today.
Dalles City council last night
put the official seal of approval
on plans to regroup the city
street and water departments
under a single command known
from now on as the Public Works
Department. Jim Manes, present
street department head, was
named public works superinten-
dent, and his current monthly
salary of $329 was raised to
A third meeting on Chenowith
rezoning was scheduled when
some of the interested persons
from that area told the County
Planning Commission last
night, they wished to attend the
school reorganization hearing
in progress at the same time at
John Michael Sales, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert (Johnny)
Sales of Goldendale, owes his life
to blood donations during first
few days following his birth at The
Dalles General Hospital. The boy,
delivered by Caesarian Section,
required five pints of blood –
nearly five complete changes of
his blood supply – and three of
the pints were donated by walking
donors with rate type of blood the
infant required. The donors were
John Thomas, Don DesRochers
and Ed Spangler.
Bob Myers, chairman for the
Retail Trade Bureau’s “Dollar
Days” promotion March 1 and 19,
reported on the bureau’s plans at
yesterday’s meeting. Myers said
merchants will be encouraged
to give change in silver dollars
during the two-day promotion.
Corp. board of directors
yesterday voted to purchase the
William Taylor property west of
the city in order to provide sites
for industrial development.
80 years ago — 1940
The Dalles planning no protest
over new wheat rates—Sherman
county fears that a public agency
serving The Dalles would attempt
to thwart railroad rate reductions
on shipping wheat from Heppner,
Condon and Shaniko branches
100 years ago — 1920
Rush to pay taxes—These days
the office of Sheriff Christman is
filled with visitors who come to
pay their taxes for the first half of
1919, which are due now.
Between her bedtime hour last
evening and sometime this morn-
ing, Mrs. Roxie S. Shakelford,
on of the oldest residents of The
Dalles, died in bed at her home at
410 W. Fourth Street...although
her exact age is not known to
persons here, she is known to
be more than 70. Relatives will
The local chamber of com-
merce is asked to recommend to
Oregon senators and represen-
tatives in congress that postal
employees salaries be raised
in order that efficiency may be
maintained the the department
may be able to keep employees,
many of whom it is asserted
are leaving for more lucrative
Put up street signs—That it
is an impossibility to find the
names of streets which intersect
Second Street from Brewery
Grade to Mill Creek is the fre-
quent assertion made by persons
to the Chronicle office. Yesterday
a woman dropped in to tell us
that she had been hunting fo9r
half an hour to find a street here.
She asked that the plea be made
to city authorities to replace torn
down street signs or place new
ones where there have been none
States must continue its prewar
naval building program until it is
determined whether this country
is to be a member of the league
of nations, secretary Daniels told
the house naval affairs com-
mittee. The complete program
recommended by Daniels calls
for only 69 vessels due to the
Emmanuel Baptist Church . . . . . . . . 541-296-2631 Rufus Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . .541-739-2328
Pastor Nate Warren, 2819 W. 10th St. The Dalles,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. , Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Eve. 6 p.m.; Bible Study
Wed. 6 p.m., Student Ministry - 6th-12th grades Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Interim Pastor Scott Holliday, 309 Wallace St., Rufus,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-3586
New Location: 3339 E. 13th St. Adventist Elementary
Services: Saturday, 11 A.M. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor David Woodruff
Pastor Zachary Patterson, 2810 W. 10th Street, The Dalles,
Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m.
First Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-6189
Pastoral team - Dan Trautman and Mike Wilson,
909 Court St. The Dalles, Friday night service at 7 p.m., Sunday School
9:15, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church . . . . 541-296-4675
Pastor Gigi Siekkinen, 305 E. 11th St., The Dalles. Story & Song 10:30am,
Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Book Group Tuesdays 7:45 a.m.
facebook .com/DallesFUMC Email: thedallesumc@gmail .com
Seventh-Day Adventist . . . . . . . . . . . 541-298-1956
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church . . 541-296-9651
Pastor Norm Wells, 1003 Sunflower St. W. The Dalles,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 a.m. and
Wednesday Evenings 7 pm
St . Peter Catholic Church . . . . . . . . 541-296-2026
Rev. Father Joseph Levine, 1220 W. 10th St. The Dalles,
Vigil Mass, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m., Mass in English;
noon Mass, Mass in Spanish.
St . Paul’s Episcopal Church . . . . . .541-296-9587
Gateway Church (ECO) . . . . . . . . . . . 541-298-8531
1805 Minnesota St., The Dalles, Sunday Services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Adult Forum 9 a.m., Rev. Marilyn Roth, interim priest.
John Geiter Lead Pastor, 1111 Dry Hollow Rd., The Dalles,
Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time 10-10:30 a.m. www .gatewaypc .org
The Dalles Salvation Army . . . . . . . . 541-296-6417
Lifeline Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-1508
Lt. Raymond Morris, The Dalles, Sunday Coffee fellowship 10 a.m., Worship
10:30 a.m.; Wed. Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Fred Sheldon, 801 E. 10th St. The Dalles, Sunday School 10:00 a.m.,
Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday 7 p.m.
United Church of Christ
Congregational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-2909
Life In Christ Center (Assemblies Of God) . . 541-296-1136
Rev. Dr. Bill Comfort, Pastor, 111 E. 5th St., The Dalles,
Worship 10 a.m.
Pastor Allen Refsland, 3095 Cherry Heights Rd, The Dalles,
Sunday School and Adult Life Groups 9 a.m., Sunday Worship Celebration
10:15 a.m. Wednesday night activities include: Kids clubs, Youth and Adult
classes all starting at 6:30 p.m. See more info at www .christcenter .net
Maupin Community Church . . . . . . . 541-395-2653
Pastor Bob Middleton. 112 Oak St. W, The Dalles.
Sunday morning 10:00 a.m.. Wednesday Evening Home Group 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. at Holstein’s Coffee Co.
Pastor Tim Morelli, 490 Fifth St., Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. with Sunday
Worship, at 10 a.m. Youth Group Wed. 6 p.m.; Women’s Bible Study Thurs.
10 a.m.; Men’s Breakfast Fri. 7 a.m.
Cornerstone Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-604-8986
Mid-Columbia Church of Christ . . . . 509-767-4901
1313 Mount Hood Street, The Dalles. Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Building Blocks (k-5th), Agents of Christ (6th-12th
Youth Group), Anchored Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
Pastor David Astin, 206 6th St., Dallesport, Wash.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.
Dufur Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . .541-467-2257
Pastor George Clark, 5964 Hwy 30 West, The Dalles (Rowena),
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
Ladies Bible Study Wed. 9:30 a.m.
Good News Club Thurs. 4:30-5:30 p.m. - School Year - at Church.
315 NE Harrison St., Dufur. Sunday School all ages 9 a.m., Worship 10:30
a.m. See website for youth groups, events, and to livestream services.
www .dufurchristianchurch .org
were alleviated here yesterday
afternoon at the informational
meeting of men interested in
traffic matters. Rate reductions,
which total 3 cents on the
Shaniko branch serving Sherman
county and 2 cents on the
Heppner and Condon branches
of the Union Pacific Railroad will
go into effect April 5.
No definite action on recon-
struction plans for The Dalles
high school building will be
possible until a report has been
received from J. W. Moe, adjuster
for the companies that held
insurance on the building, it was
revealed last night at a meeting
of the District 12 school board.
The Wasco County court today
ordered collection of a 50-cent
penalty for each dog license not
purchased prior to the deadline on
March 1. This will bring the cost of
the licenses to $2 for unspaded fe-
male dogs, and $1.50 for spaded
female dogs and male dogs.
Economists see a “new kind
of world” after the present
war is concluded: a world the
like of which most persons at
present have no realization nor
conception. It really makes little
difference which side wins the
war, insofar as altered world
conditions are concerned...the
entire world, except the United
States, will be bankrupt when
peace comes again.
Announcement of the closing
of the grocery department of the
Edward C. Pease company was
made yesterday. The department
will be closed for two days to
prepare for a special sale to start
PUD taxes levied for 1940
by the northern Wasco county
peoples’ utility district are legal
and must be paid by taxpayers,
an opinion issued by Attorney-
General I. H. Van Winkle’s office
Rowena Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-5933
White River Christian Fellowship . .503-704-3701
Pastor Jeff Hoover, Tygh School Community Center Annex,
57594 Tygh Valley Road. Worship 9 a.m. Sunday. Email: wrcfellowship@
gmail.com; http://wrcfellowship.com; PO Box 11, Tygh Valley, OR 97063
Zion Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-296-9146
Rev. Tyler Beane Kelly, 101 W. 10th St., The Dalles.
9 a.m. Children and Adult Education; 10 a.m. Holy Communion.
To be included in the next
church directory, contact us
at 541-296-2141 ext 101 or email