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Days Gone By: Oct. 28-29, 2017

This day in local history for October 28-29.

Published on October 28, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 28-29, 1917

William Dolfen, the chief cook of the Third Oregon, who was taken off the troop train here early Saturday morning charged with being a German spy, is charged specifically among other things with having sold plans of Fort Rosencranz, San Diego, to a representative of the German government, with having been in the employ of German agents ever since his enlistment two years ago, with having made seditious utterances, with having stolen American uniforms and turned them over to German agents and with being a loyal and legal subject of the kaiser. According to Deputy U.S. Attorney Rankin, the proof of Dolfen’s disloyalty and treachery is positive. It is given out that he will probably be interned for the period of the war, though Mr. Rankin admits that the extreme penalty of his acts is death.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 28-29, 1967

Larry Lindsay, Lexington rancher, was named Morrow County Livestock Man of the Year for 1967 at the annual farm-city banquet at Heppner High School Wednesday. Lindsay was chosen by Morrow County Livestock Growers. He is president of the growers for the second time this year, is secretary of Morrow County Grain Growers, member of Morrow County Port Commission, and is co-chairman of the taxation and legislation committee of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Announcement of his choice and presentation of his trophy were made by Ned Clark, county cattleman for 1966.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 28-29, 1992

The Hermiston High School marching band has earned its highest accolade ever — an invitation to the 1994 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. For marching bands, “It’s the most prestigious event in the United States to be invited to,” band director Mark Lane said. The invitation comes more than a year in advance to give bands time to prepare, Lane said. “The kids will have to march for 5 1/2 miles and play almost continuously for more than two hours,” Lane said. “Endurance becomes a major factor.” Two years ago Hermiston was a runner-up in the applications process. A call came earlier this fall from Pasadena, asking why Hermiston hadn’t reapplied and encouraging the band to do so.


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