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Days Gone By: Nov. 30, 2017

This day in local history for November 30.

Published on November 30, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1917

After the first of the year Pendleton’s policemen may be easily recognized on the street by their sartorial make-up. The city council last evening practically decided to uniform the city policemen in order that strangers within the city’s gates may know them by sight. From the discussion last evening, it seems probable that the police will be required to furnish their own blue serge suits while the city will furnish brass buttons and caps or helmets. They will be required to wear their stars on the outside of their coats. It is argued that many people seeking a police officer to secure information or protection are unable to identify them in their plain clothes.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1967

The Hermiston High School building was searched this morning by a team of city and state police officers as the result of a bomb threat. Principal Jack Jenkins said classes continued this morning with minimum disturbance during the search. Six police officers and Jenkins covered tunnels, storage areas and lockers. City police received the anonymous call about 8 a.m. this morning. The caller said the bomb explosion was scheduled between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Jenkins said the officers did a good job. He said five years ago students were removed from the building twice in a few days as the result of bomb threats.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1992

Community leaders and state officials welcomed the “wonderful” news that Gov. Barbara Roberts’ 1993-94 budget proposal includes funding for Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The proposed budget, announced this morning in Salem, includes full funding of $45.7 million for the medium-security prison that houses more than 1,500 inmates and employs nearly 400 people in Pendleton. The Pendleton community, and particularly employees at EOCI, have been anxiously waiting for this news ever since last summer when the Department of Corrections, responding to Roberts’ request for a 20 percent cut, included the prison on a list of possible closures.


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