Items from the Past, May 24, 2012

75 YEARS AGO:

May 14 – May 21, 1937:
Baccalaureate services for, Molson Seniors, will be held Sunday May 30, in the Molson Community Church at 11 o’clock. Reverend Juday will deliver the message. There will also be music by the choir. Commencement Exercises will be given at 8:30 o’clock Thursday evening, June 3, in the Molson High School auditorium. Graduating seniors are; Edith Henson, Elizabeth Woods, Evelyn Weed, Marjorie I. Wagar, Mary Jane Johnson, Maurice Turner, Gwen Zesiger, Albert Caldwell, Derrel Cederblom, Stanley Diamond, Marsellis Weed, Arnold Widell, Marion O. Turner, Gordon L. Mooney and Darwin Petty. The Oroville baseball boys have finally hit their winning streak after losing the first two games played this season. Both games lost were with Penticton. Playing with mud in their eyes and having to wait for the rain to go away twice, the game with Omak ended with a score of 4-1 in Oroville’s favor. A very interesting meeting, of those interested in a better county fair, was held Monday evening. It seems that the Grange, Stockmen’s Association, Smith-Hughes Departments, 4-H clubs and other organizations pertaining more or less, wish to take a more active part in planning and putting on the fair programs. George’s Chevrolet Service, in Oroville, sale on used cars. 1935 Chevrolet sedan, 14M miles, $595; 1928 Chevrolet coach, $65; 1929 Model A Ford, $125. Barmon’s have silk dresses, $2.98- $4.98; suits, mannish tailored $5.95. Oroville Commercial Co., marshmallows, 1 lb. $.13; coffee, 1 lb. $.31; Grape Nuts, 2 for $.29. A special meeting of the Town Council to discuss Ordinance 131 pertaining to the Sunday closing of business’s and to approve special resolution, empowering the state highway department to repair the state highway through town and deduct remuneration therefore from the money allotted from state gas tax for street repairs. Ordinance 131 says “Every person, firm or corporation who on the first day of the week, shall sell or offer for sale to the public, not to include restaurants, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.” It further states that it provides a penalty of not more than $100 or 30 days in jail. There will be 27 seniors in the 1937 graduating class of Oroville High School. Baccalaureate will be held on May 30 with the commencement exercises on Friday, June 4. Graduates are: Amy Louise Clayton, Ruby Irene Truax, Helen J. Green, Dorothy F. Scott, Delores K. Osborne, Doris V. Johnson, Eva Kathryn Ryan, Ada Jean Stoddard, Otto L. Woodard, James W. Zosel, Kenneth N. Bilstad, Guy L. Scacco, Dallas H. Windsor, Arthur G. McDaniels, Floridas E. Edgerton, George J. Rogers, Dorothy L. Estell, Adeline E. Williams, Barbara Jean Noreilus, Elva I. Easley, Theresa M. Cossett, Helen Frances Davis, Margaret E. Boothman, Grace G. Edgerton, Vernon M. Clayton, Arthur Highchew and Ruth Marie Stowell. The new five and one half mile electric line recently installed by the American Rand Corporation from their mine on Wannacut Lake to the Washington Water Power Company lines in the valley, on the east side of the Okanogan River, about three miles south of Oroville, was put in operation late Monday afternoon.

50 YEARS AGO:

May 17-24, 1962:
On the 28th Annual May Day Festival, The Oroville Community float, with the theme of “Plenty to Crow About” has appeared in two parades to date and expecting a third this weekend. Appearing on the float were; Queen Marie, Patty Moran, Diane Black, Jodi Sylvester, Derilyn Harris and Jeena Sylvester. The float is expected to take part in at least three more parades. Alan Dull and Mike Bourn made fishing history Monday evening. Dull landed a seven pound small mouth bass and Mike Bourn a six pounder. The fish were displayed at Burnham’s Tuesday, where they were photographed for records. The ever improving Oroville Hornets will close their season here tomorrow night against a hard hitting Winthrop nine as they attempt to bring their baseball season to an 8 and 4 record. Seniors, who will wear the Oroville colors for the last time in their high school careers are: Ron Trevithick, center field; Ken Matthews, pitcher; Conrad Edwards, second base and Bill Ripley, catcher. From a letter to the Editor by Ed Hickey: Did you ever hear the story about how the Eskimos deal with the wolf packs? They imbed sharp knives into the ice and apply a little blood. The wolves are attracted to the blood and they lick the knives. They are delighted by the seemingly inexhaustible supply of nourishing blood they can lick off the knives. They stand there licking ’til they drop for loss of blood and freeze to death. (Are we doing the same with our government now? Writer’s addition.) Bob’s Building Supply sale ad: redwood stain, $3.95 gal.; 4×8 ¼” plywood $2.98. Groceries; Strawberries, two boxes, $.45; oysters,12 ounce, $.59; rib roasts, per pound, $.79; motorized barbecue grill, $12.95. Sunday, May 27, Stone’s Resort, North Central Washington’s newest and most comfortable vacation hideaway, makes its debut with a public open house. The $100,000 Wannacut Lake Resort already has become a mecca for fishing fans and those who like the sheer relaxation offered by the smell of pines, the lapping of waves on a sandy beach and Dame Nature dressed in her natural beauty.
Editor’s Note: Due to a technical difficulty on Clayton’s end, the Past News for 25 years ago was lost somewhere in the computer ether. We’ll get back on track with the next installment. G.A.D.

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