OUT OF THE PAST: Second War Loan drive looks for $100 per capita

<p>Farming hasn't changed all that much through the years. Can anyone identify this farmer working his field north of Joseph 50 or so years ago? There is no identity or year accompanying the photo.</p>

100 YEARS AGO

April 24, 1913

G.W. Hyatt was nominated for mayor at the Enterprise mass meeting held last night. The nomination was unanimous, and he said he would serve if elected ... This will be the first election in which women can vote under the new (state) suffrage law passed last fall.

The Wallowa gun club still stands at the top of the list in the Oregon Trap Shooters League. Wallowa has won four matches and lost none. Last Sunday in the match with Eugene, Wallowa scored 118 and Eugene, 116.

Wallowa County sweet cream is being served in restaurants and homes in Spokane. This new market for home products has been developed by the Enterprise creamery. It ships two cans of cream to Spokane every day and one to Walla Walla.

W.P. Warnock drove up from Imnaha on Saturday, bringing a load of cowhides which he sold in Enterprise.

70 YEARS AGO

April 22, 1943

Cpl. J.W. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fisher of Enterprise, who is in North Africa on the Tunisian battle front, received widespread publicity when an account of his exploit was featured on page two of the Portland Oregonian yesterday.

As the second War Loan drive goes into the final week, members of the committees in charge of the drive in Wallowa County announce that a solicitation of every resident of the county will be undertaken to raise the goal of $100 per capita. … Remember the boys on the front are asked to give their lives and you are only asked to give your money.

JOSEPH – Recently Mr. Tom Brown, city marshal, dragged five dead deer out of Wallowa Lake. The supposition is that the deer were chased by coyotes and ran out on the ice, breaking through and drowning. There were many deer along the lake hills earlier in the spring, but as the snow melted they retreated to the shelter of the forests.

PROMISE – The snow has gone in Promise and the land is getting green. Everyone has started farming. Ed Carper was plowing Tuesday and Wednesday, but it rained and snowed Thursday, making the ground too wet.

50 YEARS AGO

April 25, 1963

Only the most ardent, die-hard angler ventured forth on the opening day of fishing season last Saturday morning. Approximately two inches of snow fell in the upper valley the night before and on opening day it looked like the middle of winter. At Wallowa Lake the temperature hovered between 19 and 20 degrees throughout the morning with a strong northerly wind, which didn’t help matters.

Joseph Albert Eggleson, one of the early pioneers of Wallowa County, who would have been 93 years of age had he lived one more week, passed away in a Pendleton hospital Tuesday, April 23.

The award for Outstanding FFA Member of the Wallowa chapter was presented to senior Jim Willett at the annual FFA banquet, held Friday night at Wallowa Methodist Church. … New chapter officers installed Friday night were Alan Johnson, president; Kirk Wade, vice president; Ken Colpitts, secretary; Willard Hafer, treasurer; Jerry Hook, reporter; and Steve Wolfe, sentinel. Mr. Crawford Oveson is chapter advisor.

25 YEARS AGO

April 21, 1988

Sixteen-year-old Chantay Jett of Joseph was crowned 1988 Chief Joseph Days queen at the coronation dance Saturday night, amidst hugs from fellow court members Jill Bales and Tami Zollman. … CJD rodeo chairman Dave Turner announced the court had set a record for rodeo ticket sales, $20,055. Jett established a new individual record, $10,215.

While it’s too late for an appeal to halt the state Department of Transportation’s plans to build a controversial highway maintenance facility on the hill west of Enterprise, a change in plans by the developer of a Forest Service facility north of the highway may kill the project.

This week work on Warde Park in downtown Enterprise shifted into high gear as carpenters moved onto the site of the former car lot and old Safeway parking lot, which underwent excavation two weeks ago. … The park is a gift to the city from former Enterprise businessmen Charles Warde of Los Angeles, Calif.

Preparations for Saturday’s traditional trout fishing opener are almost an after thought at the Wallowa State Hatchery in Enterprise, where ODF&W workers are busy processing steelhead. Just under 1,900 steelhead have returned to the hatchery.

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