100 YEARS AGO
June 14, 1917
Wool is beginning to come in spite of the interruptions to shearing since the first of the month. Present prices for wool are much higher than ever known before, meaning every sack is precious and particular care is taken all along the line to save every ounce. The quality and quantity of the clips is better than was forecast.
The new concrete dam at the foot of the lake is all finished, the forms removed and the water down against the wall. It is a substantial job that will stand for all times. Stronger Than the Law Shoes sold at Zurcher Clothier “are made of the strongest leather put together in the strongest ways with the strongest thread by the most skillful workmen.
A public meeting to discuss the formation of a country club for the county will be held at the Record Chieftain office. A plan has been partly worked out for a combination of activities of anglers, marksmen, tennis and golf players and devotees of indoor gymnasium exercises.
Buy a Chalmers vehicle from Fred S. Ashley in Enterprise and receive a $50 liberty bond free. The Chalmers is a quality car at a moderate price with a light small motor.
70 YEARS AGO
June 1, 1947
The budget committee for Enterprise School District has approved a budget for the coming year of $73,179, the largest portion of which will finance teacher salaries. The number is up $14,000 from last year. Payments to the teacher retirement fund are also blamed for the increase.
Three local citizens received injuries and narrowly escaped death when their car went into the ditch and overturned between Union and Hot Lake. They were returning to Wallowa County from a trip to the stock show in Union.
If a present experiment with bees in Wallowa County turns out to be as successful as Emil Pfister of Portland expects, the area could be known as one of the state’s best honey-producing areas. Pfister has set out 250 colonies, which he brought from Willamette Valley. The county has the primary three ingredients to encourage bee growth –– food, sunshine and dew.
Dress up and attend the Wallowa County Fair wearing clothing offered on special from Penney’s. Rayon wool gabardine slacks for me $7.90 each.
50 YEARS AGO
June 15, 1967
Wallowa News: Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Johnson went to Pullman, Wash., to attend the graduation of their grandson Bruce Warren Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. James Barklow Jr. and baby of Myrtle Point, Ore., left Sunday after visiting in Wallowa, Lostine and Enterprise with relatives.
Wallowa County residents will go the polls June 26 to vote on a $220,000 tax measure to expand Wallowa Memorial Hospital. At times the hospital is filled to capacity and expansion is needed, the county says. “I am now and always was i favor of it,” Harry Harmon of Enterprise told the Chieftain. “They thought it was too large at first, but it never was that way and never will be.”
Mrs. Frank Kramer reports entries for the Appaloosa Horse show June 17 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. Kramer is secretary of the show. Jesse Redhart, great grand nephew of Chief Joseph, will be on hand.
“The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin” is playing at the Vista Theater. Set in the California gold rush days, the movie stars Karl Malden, Roddy McDowall and Suzanne Pleshette. “Hotel Paradiso” is also on the bill.
25 YEARS AGO
June 11, 1992
Residents of Joseph are upset about a plan to install a pipeline in the area, which would collect water coming out of Wallowa Lake and deliver it to area farms. Homeowner believe the plan would have a devastating impact o property values and would destroy hundreds of miles of habitat for fish and wildlife. The $5 million project has been proposed by Bonneville Power Administration.
Wallowa County is in for a long hot summer as it joins the rest of the state and the Northwest in dealing with drought conditions worse than any in recent memory. A request has gone out to declare the county a drought disaster area.
The Wallowa Valley Players will debut the melodrama “Heaven Help the Working Girl” June 18. Dayna Terry and Heidi Cool play the heroine to John Lundquist and Stewart Vencill’s villain, Mortimer.
New pool fees at Enterprise swimming pool this summer: fa,ily season pass is $50 and daily fees range from $1.50 to $2.
Prime rib and lemon chicken are the specials this week at the Enterprise Elks Lodge 1829.