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Days Gone By: Nov. 4-5, 2017

This day in local history for November 4-5.

Published on November 4, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 4-5, 1917

Though thrown from the auto when an accident caused the car to turn turtle, the little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hutchinson slept peacefully on. When the parents, forgetful of their own hurts, picked the child up to examine it, they found that the rough experience had not disturbed its slumbers. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson and baby and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hutchinson were driving in to Pilot Rock to attend church yesterday when the accident occurred. The car rolled over but the occupants escaped with but little injury. Mrs. Marvin Hutchinson sustained a number of bad scratches.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 4-5, 1967

A seven-month strike at Kerns Company in Pilot Rock ended last night. Striking workers of Local 3-8 of the International Woodworkers of America voted 37-18 to accept a one-year contract that was recommended to them by their negotiating committee. Roland Faircloth, Pendleton, president of Local 3-8, said today union members will return to Work Tuesday. Pickets were removed from the Pilot Rock furniture plant at 10 p.m. Friday, following the union vote.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 4-5, 1992

Student disc jockey Randal Byers’ up-tempo voice and music masks the fact he is presiding over a dying show. The last in a line of live broadcasters from Blue Mountain Community College’s decades-old radio program, Byers cranks cassettes and compact discs every Friday night. “It’s too bad really,” said Byers, 19, as he swiveled in a studio chair, headphones pressed to his ears. “It’s a really good program.” That program, which drew Byers from his native Idaho to attend BMCC two years ago, will close at the end of the school year. Budget constraints, the retirement of instructor Blaine Hanks and declining enrollment have all attributed to its demise. Byers and one other student are the sole remaining members of the college’s broadcasting program.



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