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Days Gone By: Oct. 26, 2017

This day in local history for October 26.

Published on October 26, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 26, 1917

Forty-one years ago two boys, brothers, were amusing each other by poking beans down one another’s ears. The beans went in easily enough but it was a different matter when it came to taking them out. One of the beans could not be reached and was left there. It did not impair the hearing nor did it give other trouble and in later years was forgotten. This week the man who had been a boy 41 years ago entered the office of Dr. T.M. Henderson and complained of having lost the hearing in one ear. The doctor made an examination and discovered that the canal had been completely closed with hard wax. He removed the wax in a ball as large as a marble and embedded in the center found the bean. Dr. Henderson did not take the man’s name as he paid for the operation at the time, but he has the bean and wax as an interesting exhibit.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 26, 1967

Fire trucks were moved out of Central Fire station last night to make room for tables, food and people. More than 200 people entered the hall to pay tribute to William R. “Blackie” Batchelor on his 70th birthday and to wish him well on his retirement later this month. While they ate beef stew, life went on as usual in the fire department where Batchelor has worked the last 45 years — 35 years as chief. In the middle of dinner, firemen dropped forks and filed out of the hall. Several jumped on a truck. Nothing big. Somebody’s car radiator had boiled over.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 26, 1992

Parents have decided to begin patrolling Armand Larive Junior High to help stem a growing problem of student violence. More than 100 parents, school staff and police gathered Monday to share stories of students being harassed, intimidated, threatened, punched and beaten in and around school. The problem involves both boys and girls and includes others students and young adults coming to the school who don’t belong there, officials said. It involves both white and Hispanic students, and distraught parents of both ethnic groups attended Monday’s meeting.


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