Thursday, August 23, 2001
Joy Collins, 365-5102
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Lyle Community Action Council will host a candidate's night at its next regular meeting on Aug. 27. This will be your chance to meet those running for office in the upcoming Primary Election in September. Come prepared to ask your questions of the candidates. Also on the agenda that evening will be the PUD. This should be a good meeting and we hope you will help extend a rousing Lyle welcome to our guests.
It's nice to see the Country Cafe all painted up a pretty red. Looks great. Also noticed several homes in town that have new paint jobs. The Oak Grove Trailer Court is also taking on a sparkle as the new owners are replacing and remodeling. All of this adds to the beauty and good looks in our little town.
Lyle history cont.: Pioneer Days Newspaper Memorial Weekend 1984 -- "Bill borrowed $5 from Dorothy, hitchhiked to White Salmon and got a job from A. R. McNeil driving a logging truck. Mac had a gas donkey; two log trucks, and lots of unpaid bills. They were paying $7 per thousand-river scale, dumped in the river at Underwood. Mac paid $1 stumpage and 80 cents for falling and bucking. All the rest was his for yarding, loading, and trucking."
"When Mac sold a raft of logs at the end of May he was able to give Bill $30 on his wages. Bill borrowed a truck from Ray's Transfer in Hood River and moved Dorothy and the twins to a house close to the logging job, where they stayed the summer. The logging was not a break-even job and Mac's bills kept piling up. He got a job hauling apples to Portland so Bill and Berth North, a blacksmith, took 25-ft. 3x12's, truss rods, a multitude of long bolts, plus much sweat and profanity and converted the logging outfits into semi-trailers. There were very few semi's on the road then but theirs worked out very well. There were no trailer brakes but they didn't have enough motor to get rolling very fast. They hauled 425 boxes to the load and the pay was 10 cents per box. Mac hadn't enough money for the Oregon licenses on both trucks, so one truck had the plates and the other carried the receipts. This worked until the last trip, when both trucks and Oregon State Police happened to get together."
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.