Looking back on may 20, 2018 the dalles chronicle electricity nyc


Last week’s History Mystery, above, is the “White House Saloon at Second and Court, how it looked when Oregon voted dry in 1915,” according to information recorded on the back of the print. The image was scanned and submitted by Casey Roberts from a print in the collection of the late Wilma Roberts, who owned a photography print shop downtown The Dalles on Second Street for many years.

Some will gain and some will lose in electrical deregulation, but the people who lose probably won’t be those with big industrial lobbies in Salem, say deregulation critics. The losers will be low-income people, small businesses and residential utility customers, said Tom Schraw, coordinator for the Oregon Energy Partnership, an organization working with community action programs around the state on the deregulation issue.

LOS ANGELES — Millions of pagers that keep loved ones, doctors and colleagues in touch with each other stopped working nationwide when a $250 million communications satellite suddenly lost track of Earth. “This is the first time in 35 years that pagers have gone silent,” said John D. Beletic, chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based PageMart Wireless Inc.

Should there be some kind of animal control regulations for cats and other animals which aren’t included in the present dog control ordinances in Wasco County? District Attorney Bernie Smith said last week he and Bill Lennox, county animal control officer, would like the county court to hold public hearings on what, if anything, the people of the county want done to regulate cats and other animals.

A “getting-down-to-brass-tacks” discussion on future location and constructions of the Highway 30 by-pass around The Dalles will be held in the city council chambers Wednesday night. Tom Edwards of the State Highway Department will meet with city officials, Port of The Dalles representatives, County Court, and special Chamber of Commerce officials to go over location and construction proposals.

An unidentified crop-dusting plane struck a 20,000-volt Pacific Power and Light company power line near Olex early today knocking out service to Arlington, Jordan, Heppner and Ione. Although all three conductors on the line were severed, no downed plane was reported here.

Members of the Mid-Columbia chamber of commerce last night, after hearing a plea by W. D. B. Dodson, executive vice-president of the Portland chamber of commerce, for a “clean-cut, honest switchboard rate” at Bonneville dam, voted to present the Portland group’s protest to their respective groups for approval or rejection. Should a majority of the organizations in the Columbia gorge favor a switchboard rate that includes only generating costs for the power, and none of the transmission costs, the Mid-Columbia organization will join with the Portland chamber in a fight for cheaper switchboard rates.

Death was an unseen passenger when a new Lockheed passenger plane took off from Los Angeles with nine persons aboard on a flight to Las Vegas, Nev. Less than an hour later it crashed on Strone Mountain, 40 miles from Los Angeles, and its nine passengers — three men, four women and two babies — were instantly killed.

Ask any of the Red Cross canvassers, who have been working in the business district today, who are the most willing contributors to the mercy fund and they will tell you: “The girls.” “The young ladies who work in the stores and offices have their money waiting for you,” said the captain of one of the canvassing teams today. “We have actually had to urge some of the working girls of The Dalles NOT to give what they really wanted to contribute. I never saw anything like it.”

WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN LORRAINE, May 19. — Major Raoul Lufberry, American ace and former member of the Lafayette escadrille, was killed in an air battle over the American lines today. Lufberry was struck by a machine-gun bullet during a running fight and fell from his monoplane.

SALEM, May 20. — Governor James Withycombe today received a telegram from the national headquarters of the American Red Cross, announcing that two pounds of wool from the “White House sheep” had been presented to Oregon by President and Mrs. Wilson, to be sold by auction for the benefit of the American Red Cross.

PORTLAND, May 20. — District Forester Cecil announced today that he had awarded the sale of 11,000,000 feet of western yellow pine, at $2.95 per thousand, and 1,330,000 feet of Douglas fir and other species, at $2.50 per thousand, to the Wasco Pine Lumber company at The Dalles. The timber stands in the Tamarack Creek drainage basin.