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Days Gone By: Nov. 1, 2017

This day in local history for November 1.

Published on November 1, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1917

With over half of the football team “posted” by the faculty today on account of poor grades, and the gradual fizzling out of the season ticket campaign which so far has not netted the student body more than $50, a warning was sounded to high school students this morning as to the condition of their team and student body finances by Principal Drill. Debt amounting to over $200 hangs over the students, he said, since Pendleton guarantees Baker high $160 for the game here Friday. The Waitsburg game was a loss also. Mr. Drill said that no more games would be contracted except the two now certain, with Baker and Walla Walla, unless the financial and scholarship matters could be adjusted.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1967

Tools found in the auto driven by a Pendleton man, Fred Sanders, who shot and killed himself as he was being pursued by police in Walla Walla have cleared up two Pendleton burglaries. Ernest Gallaher, Pendleton police chief, said today the state crime laboratory matched tools found in Sanders’ car with marks made during burglaries in September at Smith Canning and Freezing and Suburban Gas Company Goods lost in the burglaries have not been recovered.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1992

Despite being confined to a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy, fifth grader Eric Rollis manages to get around the multi-level middle school in Heppner. But in order to access the different levels in one of the oldest buildings in the county-wide school district, Rollis and his wheelchair are strapped to a machine called Stair Trac II. When maneuvered by a strong-armed assistant, the machine climbs up and down stairs. However, a less labor-intensive chair lift is being installed at Heppner Middle School, in part to meet current regulations regarding handicapped access. The $35,000 wheelchair lift will transport Rollis and his wheelchair on a platform at the touch of a button.


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