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1947: Motorists warned that group of Oregon driver's licenses will no longer be valid

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - July 30, 1997:  Paving of a gravel one-way section of Highway 27 over the palisades will make the Chimney Rock Campground below Prineville Dam and the surrounding recreation area more easily accessible. Photo, taken from the present gravel road along the palisades cliff, shows where it comes out on a level area, foreground, leading to the campground, a popular spot for those fishing the Crooked River. At top, center, is Chimney Rock.

110 years ago

August 8, 1912

Mutiny broke out Sunday in the Third Oregon Infantry when the Second Battalion of four companies, commanded by Major Ryland Scott, refused to obey orders.

Directed to make a march of four miles from this point back to Oakville, whence they had just come, the battalion officers held a conference and decided not to obey. The order, which was spurned, was issued by Col. John M. Poorman, commanding the Oregon regiment, at the instance of Brigadier-General Marion P. Maus, United States Army.

As the outcome of the refusal to obey, four Oregon officers were placed under arrest at the direction of Gen. Maus. The four are: Maj. Scott, Cpt. Harry T. Williams, Cpt. Walter L. Tooze, Jr. and First Lt. Richard Deich.

To the charge of refusal to obey orders may be added a second charge

75 years ago

August 7, 1947

Motorists are being warned that July 31 marks the last day on which drivers licenses 5R 33,000 are valid. Secretary of State, Robert S. Farrell, Jr., says that those failing to apply by the proper date are violating the law.

Under the new system, every Oregon driver's license expires during the next two years. The exact month in which each license becomes void is shown by a renewal schedule. Renewal schedules are available free from service stations, police stations, sheriff's offices, or driver's license clerks or examiners.

Information and applications in Prineville can be obtained at the sheriff's office between the hours of 8 a. m. and 5 p. m. on Mondays through Fridays. No examination is necessary for a renewed license.

"Everyone who hasn't renewed his driver's license this year should look at it right now," said Farrell. "Licenses numbered 5R-33,000 to 5R-66,000 expire in July. Those numbered 5R-66,000 to 5R-99,000 expire in August." Higher numbers will expire later. The renewal schedule gives the precise month.

50 years ago

July 24, 1972 Three young men stopped and threatened a package delivery man with a knife on Thursday, then fled when another car approached, State Police report.

Jerry Eugene Todd of La Pine, who works for Air Pacific delivering packages in Prineville, Madras, Redmond and Bend, said he was halfway between Madras and Prineville in a 1965 van when three young men passed him and forced him to pull over and stop.

He said they jumped out of their vehicle, an old model blue and white Volkswagen bus, and approached his van. One said, "We got you, man." He had a hunting knife in his hand. However, just then another of the trio warned, "Here comes a car," and the three quickly got back in the bus, spun around and headed back toward Madras.


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