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Days Gone By: Oct. 23-24, 2017

This day in local history for October 23-24.

Published on October 24, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 23-24, 1917

There is a woman living at 611 Pine street who can give anyone else in the city lessons in patriotism. She is Mrs. Susan Denck. Yesterday one of the Liberty Loan committee called at her home. She met them with a smile and invited then in. “I haven’t any money,” she said, “but I am giving what I can to my country. I have given my five sons.” “Madam,” said the chairman of the committee, “after such a gift I would burn with shame to ask you to take a Liberty Bond.” “Well, you needn’t,” she said, “because I’m going to take a bond if I can possibly rake enough money together. There’s a fellow down town owes me $40 for work I have done and, if he will pay me and I can dig up another $10, I’m going to take a $50 bond. The boys have to be backed up with money if they’re going to win.”

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 23-24, 1967

The postal service has an unpaid security guard in Lady, eight-year-old dog, owned by Wayne Harris, a veteran Hermiston postman. Lady accompanies postman Harris on his route, and stays close to the mail cart. Her owner says Lady claims all the carts at the post office. The hot weather kept the half German shepherd-border collie sheepdog at home, but when the temperature dropped Lady was back on the job. Her owner says her presence helps in some of the problems with the bad dogs on his postal route.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 23-24, 1992

A Portland man who confessed he tied up his mother last winter before robbing her Pendleton home and stealing her car was handed a sentence much stiffer than court guidelines recommended. Keith H. Reynolds, 43, was ordered to serve 18 years in prison for kidnapping — almost double the term advised by the court’s sentencing guidelines and years longer than the recommendation made by a pre-sentence investigator. Reynolds was also sentenced to three years in prison for first-degree robbery, and will serve the time concurrently with the kidnapping sentence. Circuit Court Judge Robert Abrams said he was making an “upward departure” from the sentencing guidelines because of the aggravating factors involved in the case.



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