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Days Gone By: Oct. 12, 2017

This day in local history for October 12.

Published on October 12, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1917

A 14-year-old orphaned Indian girl, Winnie Kanine, came forward this morning to prove that the white Americans have no monopoly on patriotism. Through the First National Bank she subscribed $2000 for Liberty Bonds and expects to double her subscription later in the campaign. She owns 250 acres of land and had $6500 in the bank and, the government having given permission to the agent to invest trust funds in Liberty Bonds, she was the first to respond. Supt. Swartzlander expects other Indians to follow suit.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1967

School Supt. Ellis Neal told the school board last night that the state department standardization team that visited Pendleton schools Sept. 28 helped identify issues and problems in the district. Ray Speulda, school standards consultant from the state department of education, visited Adams, Lincoln, Hawthorne and Washington elementary schools and the Helen McCune and John Murray junior high buildings. He said Washington and Lincoln schools were obsolete and hampered instruction. The Lincoln building, if improved, might be considered standard, his report stated.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1992

Pendleton Woolen Mills has been weaving sweaters, skirts and blankets in America since 1909, but it may expand to Mexico if a test production run is successful. The Portland-based company, which still has a plant in its namesake town — Pendleton — is making up to 600 blouses south of the border to gain some experience before the expected removal of tariff barriers under the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trade representatives from the three countries signed the agreement Wednesday in Texas, but it has yet to be formally ratified by all three governments.



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