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Days Gone By: Nov. 17, 2017

This day in local history for November 17.

Published on November 17, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 17, 1917

Though the Pendleton high school football team was defeated by Walla Walla high school yesterday 39 to 0, the score was much better than the most sanguine of the local supporters expected. Pendletonians who saw the game state that bets were made in Walla Walla that Pendleton would be defeated by 100 points just as North Yakima was. The Pendleton boys put up a great scrap against big odds and fought gamely to the end. At the end of the first half the score was only 13 to 0 but in the latter part of the second half the strain told on the lighter boys.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 17, 1967

A motion has been filed in Umatilla County District Court charging that state police made a illegal search in a raid Nov. 5, that resulted in the arrest of 14 persons who were charged with liquor law violations. Ronald Edward Thomas, Holdman Route, through his attorney, Donald Yokum, Pendleton, said in the motion that the state police “beat on the door,” but did not identify themselves or their purpose. Thomas said a state policeman forced entry through a bedroom window of the Thomas home and unlocked the door to let in the other policemen. The motion asks suppression of any beer or whisky bottles seized, of any observations made by the officers and of any statements made to them. Thomas was charged with furnishing liquor to a minor, and 13 persons were charged as minors in possession of beer. All have pleaded innocent.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 17, 1992

Three men on probation for past crimes have been arrested on aggravated murder charges in the shooting death of Brian David Smith. Smith, 22, of Hermiston, was found dead Thursday afternoon at the edge of Cold Springs reservoir, about five miles northeast of Hermiston. Arrested were Don Carlos Ball Jr., 22, of Hermiston; Steven Lee DeRushe, 22, of Stanfield; and Nathaneual John Miller, 21, of Umatilla. Although officials say they have a motive in the murder, they would not give details. However, they said the victim and the three suspects were all acquaintances.


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