OUT OF THE PAST: Enterprise to get Carnegie library

<p>After seeing the recent Chieftain special historic section with the story of the WWII bomber that was forced to land in Enterprise June 1, 1944, Art Brock brought several photos his mother, Reta Brock, had taken on that occasion. Above, Art and his twin sister Cheryl are pictured at age 7 with their father, Sid, in front of the plane. Older brother Raymond Brock, 10, can be seen in the background in a sailor hat. As a footnote, one of the crewmen on the bomber was Brad Botts of Flora, who later married Reta Brock’s sister, Phyllis.</p>

100 YEARS AGO

Feb. 13, 1913

A Carnegie library for Enterprise is now assured. Dr. C.T. Hockett, president of the library board, received a letter from the Carnegie Corporation, stating that if the city would agree to maintain the library at a cost of not less than $500 a year, the corporation would be glad to give $5,000 for the building.

Archie Davis was shot and seriously wounded last Saturday evening by Thomas P. Adams. The affair took place at the ranch of James Biggs, brother-in-law of Adams, about 14 miles east of Enterprise. Adams, as soon as Davis had been made comfortable, mounted a horse, and rode to Peter Beaudoin’s ranch to telephone for a physician and Sheriff Marvin.

A long string of sleds loaded with hogs reached Enterprise from Paradise and Flora Monday, after an interesting trip through the deep snow of the north woods. Part of the men, camping in the old barn at Red Fir, nearly got caught under it when it collapsed Sunday night.

A novel subject for debate will be argued at the Hurricane Creek school house Saturday evening: “Resolved, that all male citizens should be disenfranchised and the whole force of government be vested in the women.”

70 YEARS AGO

Feb. 11, 1943

For the first time in almost 16 years, the county treasurer is using checks instead of warrants to pay current bills. Although this happy state of the county’s finances is temporary, and a resumption in the use of warrants is expected in a few weeks when the present small balance of cash is exhausted, nevertheless the situation is a unique one.

Rumors were flying thick and fast this week that a plane was down somewhere in the lake basin. The Chieftain office has been besieged for information but has been unable to report any definite facts. The rumors have grown out of a report given out a week or so ago over the radio and in some of the metropolitan papers to the effect a bomber was down and a message had been received from the crew aboard that they were unhurt and were down near a lake.

You will get just as much coffee with Stamp No. 25 as you did with Stamp No. 28, but the one pound of coffee will have to last six weeks, a week longer, it has been announced by the Office of Price Administration.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Walker from the farthest reaches of the Day Ridge country with their two small children, one not quite 2, rode 12 miles through a blizzard and deep snow to get out to Flora, and on to Enterprise to see Max’s brother, Ralph, who was here on furlough.

50 YEARS AGO

Feb. 14, 1963

Stream flows in Northeast Oregon will be much below average this spring and summer unless the remaining winter storms produce more than the usual amount of snow. … water content of the mountain snow pack in this area is less than half (40 percent) of that expected in an average winter at this date.

For Sale – $9,000. Here is an outstanding buy on a large 3 BR home. Lots of storage space, washer and dryer hookups, insulated fruit room, glassed in back porch. All located on a large lot with pole corral for horse pasture. Russell A. Fox, Real Estate, Phone 2912. Salesmen: C. Oid Stockdale, Jean Wortman.

Four Jo-Hi students received perfect rating of 4.0 for the third six weeks period, according to Supt. Wm. E. Williams. They were Mile Sandlin, Julie DeBoie, Toby Bright and Elizabeth Dawson.

EDITORIAL – Being somewhat musically inclined, and certainly considering that we are among the relatively few who enjoy “good” music, we are somewhat disappointed with the conditions that prevail in Wallowa County regarding the fine arts.

25 YEARS AGO

Feb. 11, 1988

The dispute who has a right to use the Lime Quarry Road has apparently been settled in favor of the public, following a ruling by Judge William L. Jackman, in Wallowa County Court Jan. 29.

Photo caption – Members of 1988 Chief Joseph Days Court – Amy Bales, Chantay Jett and Tammy Zollman – performed the traditional first duty of their reign last Tuesday, Feb. 2, when they served as waitresses at the Joseph Chamber of Commerce Ground Hog Day dinner.

The sale of the Joseph Fire Hall to the Wallowa County Museum for $25,000 became official last Friday. … The building will continue to house the fire hall until a new one is constructed, tentatively on city-owned property east of the Boise Cascade office.

New owners will take over the Bookloft on March 1. Tom and Mary Swanson have purchased Wallowa County’s only book store from Rich and Judy Wandschneider, who founded the business in 1976.

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