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Days Gone By: Nov. 11-12, 2017

This day in local history for November 11-12.

Published on November 11, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 11-12, 1917

Local employees of the O.-W. R. & N. this morning received letters from General Manager J.P. O’Brien urging them to cooperate in the elimination of waste of food by using care and diligence in the handling of foodstuffs in transit. The food administration lays great stress upon this phase of conservation work and asks that employees make it their patriotic duty to see that foods in transit receive proper refrigeration and ventilation and that it is handled with care to the end that none be wasted or spoiled.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 11-12, 1967

Pendleton has turned its back to the river. “Isn’t that sad,” said Ronald J. Loving, instructor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture, Saturday to a regional town meeting. About 15 people attended the meeting at Pendleton, one of four Oregon cities to hold such meetings. Loving, in a series of color slides, showed Pendleton’s relationship with the river. Downtown buildings had their “back” to the river. He said perhaps the luckiest people along the river were those who had homes facing it. He said the benches, pathways and trees could be placed along the river and that things like river bars could be used for beautification. It should be preserved for future generations, he said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 11-12, 1992

Craig Williams, who lives a few miles from the site of a proposed chemical weapons incinerator in Kentucky, has a forecast for Hermiston’s future. Williams, a founder and executive director of Kentucky Environmental Foundation, and Pat Costner, a Greenpeace research director, visited Hermiston this week to discuss what they call a “badly flawed” plan to incinerate the nation’s arsenal of chemical weapons. Speaking at a Wednesday forum that drew more than 100 people, Williams said several developments led him to conclude the incinerators have a “high potential” to be permanent, even though current law requires them to be dismantled after the weapons are destroyed.


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