100 YEARS AGO
September 5, 1918
P.A. Chandler, editor and publisher of the Deschutes Valley Tribune, published at Culver, Oregon, has suspended the publication of the paper and Saturday will leave for Portland, where he will enter the quartermaster's department of the Army.
Mr. Chandler arranged with the Pioneer to take care of his paid-in-advance subscribers, so when you receive the Pioneer instead of the Tribune this week, do not think that we are trying to force our "glad rag of freedom" upon you, we are only complying with the wishes of one of our good citizens who has decided to offer his services to Uncle Sam.
75 YEARS AGO
September 2, 1943
There was quite a brilliant display of the Aurora-Borealis, popularly called Northern Lights, in the sky Monday evening, it has been reported.
They started about 9:30, coming apparently from a dusky line or bank. At 11 p.m., the bank had disappeared and the Northern sky was brightly lighted with streamers here and there ascending toward the zenith.
That same night, a number of residents in different parts of Jefferson County reported hearing the wild geese flying south in the night.
50 YEARS AGO
September 5, 1968
Whereas Madras and Jefferson County have long enjoyed a well-earned reputation for producing leaders, and
Whereas this leadership from Madras and Jefferson County has made significant contributions to advancement reaching to state and national levels, and
Whereas this leadership has historically attained dimensions far out of proportion to the population from which it sprang, and
Whereas Marvin Root, a product of Jefferson County and of the schools of Madras, is now carrying on this great tradition of leadership by seeking a seat in the United States Congress, and
Whereas the support and admiration of his many friends in Madras and Jefferson County transcends partisan politics,
Now, therefore, we jointly proclaim Saturday, Sept. 14, 1968, Marv Root Day; and we earnestly propose that Marv Root's friends of whatever political affiliation join together on that day in applauding his dedication and his personal involvement in the welfare of our state and nation.
Don Hatfield, Mayor, City of Madras
Dated this Fourth Day of September, 1968
A.S. Ramsey, Jefferson County Judge
Marv Root Day, Saturday, Sept. 14, is shaping up as a great countywide salute to a young Jefferson County man who is rapidly making a name for himself in public affairs.
Marvin Root, a graduate of Madras High School (then Madras Union High School), is an ordained minister who has felt the call of personal involvement in public matters.
While his present campaign for election to the U.S. Congress is his first quest for high office, it is not his first contact with the democratic process. He has worked successfully in the campaigns of others on the state level.
Root was nominated in the May primary by the Republican Party as its candidate for the seat in Congress from the 2nd District of Oregon, a vast area that embraces 20 of Oregon's 36 counties. The district covers all 18 of the counties east of the Cascade Range, plus Linn and Marion counties on the west side of the mountains.
Because his wide range of friends and admirers crosses party lines, the Sept. 14 salute to Marv Root will be a bipartisan affair.
Plans are being coordinated with Madras High School officials for recognition of the youthful candidate at the Madras-Prineville game, the first home football encounter of the season, according to Dave Green, Marv Root chairman.
Following the game, and running from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a barbecue at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, put on by the Madras churchmen in the same style as their traditional Parade Day barbecue during the fair.
25 YEARS AGO
September 2, 1993
A bank robber didn't get much farther than a few steps from the door of the Madras U.S. Bank before being apprehended by Madras police officer Denise Humphrey Aug. 27.
The man, Gordon MacPhee, 44, from the Portland area, had made off with $4,700 in cash before being caught. Once confronted, he cooperated fully with Humphrey and four other assisting officers, but appeared to be intoxicated, they noted.
According to the report, a call from one of the tellers at U.S. Bank at 12:55 p.m. informed police a robbery was in progress. Officer Humphrey arrived at the scene with a verbal description of the suspect and parked out of sight.
When the officer observed the suspect coming outside of the bank, she parked her patrol car in the bank driveway, drew her revolver and stood behind her car, ordering MacPhee to lay on the ground with his arms out.
Upon seeing the police car, MacPhee put his hands in the air and sat down next to the building. When backup officers from the OSP and the sheriff's department arrived, Humphrey handcuffed the man.
The robber would not give the officers his name; he just pointed to a wallet lying on the ground next to him and told them the money was under his coat over by the building. He was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail.