From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Feb. 1, 1968 — WOOD IN GERMANY
Airman First Class Delmar W. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Wood, Sandpoint, has begun a temporary duty assignment at Rhein-Main AB, Germany.
He will be there until May 19, 1968, and then will return to his home base at Dover AFB. Del Wood is a 1965 graduate of Sandpoint Senior High and enlisted in the Air Force the same year.
AT THE PANIDA
FRI-SAT-SUN, February 1-2-3, Evenings at 7:30, Columbia Pictures Presents Sidney Poitier in “To Sir, With Love,” in Technicolor.
Sunday thru Wednesday, February 4-5-6-7, Evenings at 7:30, Paramount Pictures presents “Alfie.” Recommended for Mature Audiences.
Jennestad’s invite you to our 60th anniversary celebration, February 1, 2 and 3. Refreshments all three days! Take your coffee breaks with us! Better Apparel for Men-Ladies-Boys since 1908.
SNOWPACK BELOW NORMAL
Snow depth and water content of the mountain snowpack on the Schweitzer Basin snow courses continue below average according to measurements taken Friday Jan. 26, by Tom Wilson, Soil Conservation Service and Kevin Brown, Schweitzer ski patrol.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
Feb. 1, 1918 — WAR DELAYS BUILDING
Congressman French is advised that during the progress of the war no further steps will be taken to construct the government postoffice building in Sandpoint, for which appropriation was passed by congress a few years ago.
FROM 49 ABOVE TO SEVEN BELOW
According to the experiment station, January ran the gamut from 49 above on the 1st to seven below on the 31st. Precipitation was 3.36 inches and the snowfall ten and one-quarter inches.
LATE FOOD ORDERS BY HOOVER
Features of the national food administration’s new orders are: 1) Consumers must buy an equal weight of other cereals for every pound of wheat flour bought; 2) Bakers must mix other flour with wheat flour at the rate of five percent, increasing to 20 percent by Feb. 24; 3) Manufacturers of pastry, breakfast foods, macaroni, noodles, pies, etc., are to purchase only 75 percent as much wheat flour as in a similar period last year; 4) Wholesalers are to buy only 70 percent as much wheat flour from millers that they purchased in similar periods last year; 5) Each state’s food administrator will designate the wheatless meal for his state; 6) Tuesday is meatless and at least one meal each other day is to be meatless; 7) Tuesday and Saturdays are to be porkless.
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