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Days Gone By: Nov. 18-19, 2017

This day in local history for November 18-19.

Published on November 18, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 18-19, 1917

Ed Mable of the Pendleton Cadillac Auto Co. the other evening got almost home before he remembered that his wife had told him to bring home some meat. He turned the car around and hurried back to the meat shop. It was five minutes until six and he knew he would have to have that meat home by six or the roast he would get would be of the kind not regulated by Hoover. He could hardly wait for the butcher to wrap the cut before he snatched it and dashed out of the door. He forgot all about his auto in his hurry and walked the ten blocks home at top speed.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 18-19, 1967

A proposed boys’ ranch in Umatilla County got the support Friday of Clay Myers, Oregon secretary of state. Myers said the proposal can cut millions of dollars from Oregon’s future welfare, prison and metal hospital costs. A boys ranch would be used to house youngsters who are in trouble but are not serious delinquents. Myers said it costs $5,000 a year to keep a boy at McLaren School for Boys. But on a boy’s ranch, in a home situation, the cost will drop to about $2,500 a year, with the state paying half.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 18-19, 1992

Last week’s shotgun slaying of 22-year-old Brian David Smith may have been an act of vengeance. Authorities believe the Hermiston man’s murder was intended to be retribution for his sexual abuse of a young girl earlier this year. Although he could not provide details, Umatilla County District Attorney Dave Gallaher said one of the suspects arrested over the weekend is a close friend of the family of a young girl Smith molested in May.


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