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From Our Files (Nov. 23, 2022)

Nov. 23, 1972 Sweet Home Junior High opened a new elective class for boys only: home economics. It’s a class the high school has offered for several years now. The boys mainly learn cooking and sewing, which include a subset of skills: comparison...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 9, 2022)

Nov. 9, 1972 Voters in the Midway and Foster area turned down annexation to the city of Sweet Home in this week’s election, with 540 against annexation compared to 237 favoring it. Sweet Home voters felt differently, with 891 in favor of and 386...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 2, 2022)

Nov. 2, 1972 The local International Woodworkers Of America (IWA 3-265) reported the federal pay board granted a 26-cent salary increase and all requested fringe benefits for employees of Willamette Industries and Titus Trucking Co. Workers had...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 26, 2022)

Oct. 26, 1972 A tentative proposal to renovate the high school was approved by the school board and the architects were instructed to begin work on preliminary schematic drawings. A rough estimate of the cost was $2.25 million, $400,000 less than a...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 19, 2022)

Oct. 19, 1972 A memorial fund has been established to erect a memorial fleur-de-lis fountain in honor of Roy Clover, the police chief who recently died from a heart attack. The fountain will be installed in the small city park at First Avenue and...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 12, 2022)

Oct. 12, 1972 Police Chief Roy Clover, 56, who served the force since 1948, died this week of an apparent heart attack. Born in 1916 in Minnesota, he came west during World War II and worked at Bremerton ship yards and Sweet Home’s Stockett Lumber...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 5, 2022)

October 5, 1972 The City Council was handed a petition opposing annexation of Foster and Midway to the city at a special council meeting Tuesday night, which was called for the purpose of pursuing matters pertaining to sewer problems and setting an...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 28, 2022)

Sept. 28, 1972 Through chattering teeth, a boy from Boy Scout Troop 62 (Foster) quipped, “Neither rain, nor hail, nor snow, nor sleet can stop us.” He was one of 12 Scouts who worked nearly four hours picking up litter along the roadside area of...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 21, 2022)

Sept. 21, 1972 Employees of the 24-hour Tourist Cafe at 1234 Main St. went on strike and are picketing along the sidewalk at its entrance. Dwight L. Fleury, leasor and operator of the cafe since Feb. 1971, said the union contract expired in June and...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 14, 2022)

Sept. 14, 1972 Harold (Jack) Roberts, his granddaughter Yvonne Slack (visiting from Walnut Creek, Calif.), and Ray Riggs left Sweet Home for a pack-in fishing trip near Detroit Lake. When they returned they found a small fire burning near a stump....

 

From Our Files (Sept. 7, 2022)

Sept. 7, 1972 Vern and Gladys Topp were Sunnyside Park’s first campers when it opened this weekend, but they had to move locations when their neighbors kept them awake most the night and hit their “home” with airborne knives intended to land on...

 

From Our Files (Aug. 31, 2022)

Aug. 31, 1972 Construction at Sunnyside Park is nearly complete and it will be open for campers and picnickers this weekend. There will be 65 camping facilities, day-use picnic sites, briquet-type burners, grated campfire units and a boat ramp ready...

 

From Our Files (Aug, 24, 2022)

Aug. 27, 1972 The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality informed City Manager Michael Gleason that continuance of the city’s sewer discharge permit is hinged on meeting DEQ requirements. Gleason said the present plant is operating at capacity...

 

From Our Files (Aug. 17, 2022)

Aug. 17, 1972 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will clear logs and debris that has jammed Wiley Creek for several years. Wiley Creek has been partially clogged with debris washed down from higher reaches during high waters since the flood of...

 

From Our Files (Aug. 10, 2022)

Aug. 10, 1972 The Sweet Home Planning Commission approved conditional use of 2.5 acres at 12th and Elm streets by the Conservative Baptist Church. Pastor Howard Libby said the congregation will landscape the area with screening plants and that two...

 

From Our Files (Aug. 3, 2022)

August 3, 1972 A new event slated for the Sportsman’s Holiday will be a treasure hunt. A spokesman for the event, which is sponsored by White’s Electronics and Albany Metal Detector’s Club, said 7,425 coins and tokens will be buried in the...

 

From Our Files (July 27, 2022)

July 27, 1972 The Sweet Home Green Peter Boat, Yacht and Regatta Association assisted in placing a new ski dock in upper Foster Lake. The float was constructed by the county parks department and placed at the water’s edge at Sunnyside Park where...

 

From Our Files (July 20, 2022)

July 29, 1972 Isobella McKercher Braden retired as Postmaster of the Crawfordsville Post Office, which was raised from fourth class to third class during her time there. She began operating the office as acting Postmaster on July 1, 1943, serving...

 

From Our Files (July 13, 2022)

July 13, 1972 A Sweet Home airline stewardess has been grounded at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, but she doesn’t mind. In fact, it’s an honor. Pat Beers was one of two out of 1,500 Western Airlines stewardesses selected to...

 

From Our Files (July 6, 2022)

July 6, 1972 KFIR Radio, owned and operated by Santiam Broadcasters, has been purchased by KFIR, Inc. The principal stockholders are Delward and Beulah Jensen, both former school teachers. Three thefts were reported this week, including two...

 

From Our Files (June 29, 2022)

June 29, 1972 The Sweet Home City Council voted to try to purchase the old Forest Service guard station at Quartzville for recreational and education purposes. There would be no cost of the 3.2-acre parcel to the city, and maintenance costs are...

 

From Our Files (June 22, 2022)

June 22, 1972 Lumber consumption in the U.S. in 1972 is estimated to set a new all-time record of about 46 billion board feet. The National Forest Products Assn. forecasts consumption of softwood lumber at 38 billion board feet, far above any other...

 

From Our Files (June 15, 2022)

June 15, 1972 A potentially dangerous fire was averted at Cascadia by an employee of a gas company and the Sweet Home Fire Dept. Cal-Gas Co. of Albany was filling a propane tank at the Amos Horner residence at Cascadia, but when the gas man...

 

From Our Files (June 8, 2022)

June 8, 1972 The Sweet Home School Board relieved Supt. Douglas Olds of all his official duties during an unannounced special meeting. The board earlier refused to renew Olds’ contract and hired Pleasant Valley’s superintendent, Joey Acaiturri,...

 

From Our Files (June 1, 2022)

June 1, 1972 The week was busy for firefighters as they were called to four area fires. A trailer home at the Westport Trailer Court was lost to fire due to a leaking propane tank ignited by a furnace pilot light. The Smith family was not home when...

 

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