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Days Gone By: Oct. 30-31, 2017

This day in local history for October 30-31.

Published on October 31, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 30-31, 1917

After eluding the officers of two counties for nearly three months, Alvah and Joe Chapman, charged with the theft of a score or more horses, have been apprehended in Harney county, according to word received last night by Sheriff Taylor, who left at once for Burns. Sheriff Taylor has been on their trail for almost a month and only returned Sunday from a chase of a week which took him as far as Burns. The two men had gone farther than he had expected and were with a sheep outfit when arrested by Sheriff Ben Brown. Brown wanted them for the theft of two horses and saddles near Beulah on August 2. Their operations in this county began right after the Round-Up. They are alleged to have stolen two or more horses from T.P. Gilliland of Pilot Rock, saddles, bridles and chaps from the Westgate ranch and 17 horses from Anton Vey. When arrested they had only four horses with them and on these the brands had been worked over.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 30-31, 1967

Last week Bob Spiekerman, manager of the Pendleton Sanitary Service, awarded retiring Pendleton fire chief Blackie Batchelor free life-time garbage service. Well, this morning the Pendleton Sanitary Service went to the Pendleton Fire Department to put out a fire. Some coals were burning in the back of the garbage truck and someone called to alert the fire department. The truck rolled down Court Avenue and turned right on Tenth and into the fire station lot. Firemen were waiting with hoses to give the truck a drive-in wash job. It wasn’t the kind of garbage service Spiekerman meant.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 30-31, 1992

If you’re looking for a microcosm of presidential thinking this election season, morning coffee clubs in Pendleton and Hermiston likely are as good a place to look as any. Hermiston Mayor Frank Harkenrider tries to hit a couple of coffee clubs each morning, first at Hale’s Tavern downtown — the “youth center” — and later down the street at another gathering. Pendleton Mayor Joe McLaughlin is part of the 10 o’clock faithful that gathers weekdays at the Rainbow Cafe, Pendleton’s famous downtown eatery and watering hole. The talk over coffee in both towns seems a lot like that on television and newspapers around the country — some people are adamant in their support, other begrudging but convinced, and others still undecided.



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