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Days Gone By: Nov. 27-28, 2017

This day in local history for November 27-28.

Published on November 28, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 27-28, 1917

Because he made threats against the life of the President and expressed his sympathy for his fatherland in other seditious utterances, Karl Lees, well known German farmer who lives near Nolin, is under arrest today and will in all probability be interned for the duration of the war. Lees, it is said, has been making himself generally obnoxious to good Americans around Nolin ever since the United States declared war. He is alleged to have made hostile demonstrations against the railroad bridge guards and to have threatened to shoot them. Last September he is alleged to have made the statement that President Wilson ought to be killed and should be placed on the first line trenches so that he would be the first to be shot. Eventually his pro-German utterances reached the ears of the federal officers.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 27-28, 1967

These are busy days for Christine Beach, Miss Oregon. The pretty Pendleton miss has been invited to go to Hawaii and the Johnson Islands after Christmas with the New Oregon Singers, a non-professional group directed by Bruce Kelly, Portland. The 70 singers, men and women, will leave Portland Dec. 26 for Honolulu. From there they will fly the thousand miles to the Johnson Islands to do a show for the U.S. servicemen, then back to Hawaii until Jan. 2. Last weekend, Chris had her first appearance with the singing group, at the Christmas opening of Lloyd Center and the selection of a Lucia Queen. She had another official duty in Portland last weekend — an appearance at the Portland Auto Show.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 27-28, 1992

Jon Wagner, a former Harris Pine Mills employee, traded the comforts of home in Pendleton for rigorous work in Magadan, a chilly city in the Soviet Far East, where he spent more than five weeks this fall building a Seventh-day Adventist church. Wagner and his father-in-law, Willard Beck of Chewelah, Wash., left Pendleton Sept. 30. He returned on Nov. 6, after waiting 41 hours for his flight to leave the Magadan airport. The church construction at Magadan, a Russian seaport, is port of Operation Bearhug, affiliated with the denomination’s North Pacific Union in five Western states.


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