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Days Gone By: Nov. 13-14, 2017

This day in local history for November 13-14.

Published on November 14, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 13-14, 1917

The oriental population of Pendleton placed itself first in the response to the request for money with which to purchase Christmas presents for the boys at the front. This morning Ung D. Goey, who was commissioned to solicit among the Chinese and Japanese, turned over $38 to the general committee. The other committees will not go out until tomorrow morning.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 13-14, 1967

It has been suggested we again go over the reorganization plan, step by step, said Charles Rohde, Pendleton, member of the Umatilla County Intermediate Education District last night. Then many of the some 300 in the audience began walking out. “Maybe it’s not such a good idea,” said Rohde. Almost two hours before the IED board outlined a proposed reorganization plan for McLoughlin Union High School District No. 3 and elementary schools within it. Many patrons of the elementary schools involved (Tum-A-Lum, Pleasant View, Ferndale of Milton-Freewater School District No. 31) expressed fear their schools would be gobbled up in a reorganized district, that their taxes would be higher, and that they would lose their representation.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 13-14, 1992

Umatilla County’s top criminal lawyers, including District Attorney Dave Gallaher, testified Thursday during pre-trial motions in the murder case of David L. Selders. At issue now is whether Selders, one of two Milton-Freewater men charged with the killing of a Brownsville couple on Weston Mountain in 1990, will be prosecuted for aggravated murder — punishable by death — or intentional murder — punishable by life in prison. The charges against Selders were reduced to intentional murder when he agreed in August of 1990 to testify against co-defendant Jon Q. Johnston. But late in 1991 authorities learned — through polygraph exams — that Selders lied about his part in the murders and, following Johnston’s change of plea, recharged Selders with aggravated murder.


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