The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Aaron C. Ellis
For the Sentinel 

Looking Back


25 years ago

January 16, 1992: Library call for assistance, local volunteers: Now is the time for you to help Fort Vancouver Regional Library automate. Your assistance is needed in the following ways: volunteer to help attach barcodes to books, come to the library and register for a library card, return any overdue books you have as soon as possible. Goldendale Community Library is searching for volunteers to undertake extensive bar coding and library card projects. Volunteers are needed to barcode every book in the library. Barcode labels must be attached to each book on the shelf, and to each card for every book checked out, before automation equipment is utilized. Goldendale Library will be closed the week of February 9th to accomplish the barcoding project. At least 500 hours of volunteer time is needed so that the library will not be closed more than one week. Volunteers will work in teams with staff members. Training will be provided. After the collection is barcoded, library cards will be needed to check out books and take reserve request. Card registration is being accepted now. If you have not registered for a library card, any reserve requests already placed may be lost in transition. In addition, library staff urges the return of all overdue books. Every book which is not found on the shelves must be searched through hundreds of hand-filed charge-out cards. If overdue books are not returned barcoding will be delayed, librarian Teddy Cole said.

50 years ago

January 19 1967: Lyle High School’s driver education department had received a new 1967 Dodge Coronet from Radke Motors, Inc., at Goldendale. This is the second Dodge Radke’s has furnished to the Lyle School, according to Don Scofield. They are supplied at no cost to the school. R.B. McCurry, vice president and general manager, Dodge Car and Truck Division, called the dealer’s participation in the safety program, “one of the best investments ever made in highway safety. As more and more of our young people reach driving age, the all-out cooperation of the automobile industry and its dealers is needed to supply the growing need for Driver Education vehicles. We and our dealers believe that an improved and expanded program of driver education for high school students will greatly reduce their high accident rates. All evidence available indicates that a young driver will acquire better driving habits, and better driving skills if he learns to drive in new cars with specially-qualified teacher in his high school,” McCurry said. The new Dodges will be special models fully equipped with all standard safety features.

75 years ago

January 15, 1942: Indian Chief Will Sing For Red Cross Here: America’s only Indian lyric tenor, Chief Kiutus Tecumseh, will appear here Wednesday evening, January 21 at a concert to be held at the high school auditorium. All proceeds from the concert will be given to Chief Tecumseh to the Red Cross war relief fund. A full-blooded Indian, Chief Tecumseh is a member of the Wenatchee tribe of this state. He lived for a time in the Yakima area and as a young man herded cattle in the Cedar Valley area. Prior to World War I he frequently rode horseback into Goldendale. Chief Tecumseh served in the World War and is now a member of the Cashmere Post No.64 of the disabled War Veterans. During his years as concert singer Chief Tecumseh has toured the United States, Canada and Mexico. He twice appeared as a guest at the White House and sang before President Roosevelt and President Coolidge. He is appearing in Goldendale under the sponsorship of the American Legion. The Concert Next Wednesday evening will begin at 8:00 p.m.


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