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Days Gone By: Dec. 4-5, 2017

This day in local history for December 4-5.

Published on December 5, 2017 12:00AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4-5, 1917

Bedfast though he has been for eight months as a result of an accident, Charles Mowry, a well known high school boy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mowry, is still “doing his bit.” Robbed of the chance of assisting his country as his companions do, he has learned to knit and is now finishing his fourth woolen muffler for Red Cross. When he completes that he intends knitting a sweater. The young man sustained a badly fractured leg in April when his motorcycle collided with an automobile on East Court street opposite the Domestic Laundry. His condition was precarious for a time and he has been in bed ever since.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4-5, 1967

Simulated nuclear and natural disasters will be enacted this week in Pendleton. Members of the Civil Defense, the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oregon and Umatilla County courthouse employes will test emergency operations. Closed circuit television will record the activity which will be presented to invited people Friday night at the Vert Auditorium. Workers began setting up the operation Monday morning in the Umatilla County courthouse. The exercise has been in planning several months.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4-5, 1992

It started as a simple request to build a farm house in the woods. But Louisiana-Pacific’s plan for a parcel of prime Eastern Oregon forest land came to a grinding halt Thursday night. After three and a half hours of testimony and discussion, the Umatilla County Planning Commission delayed a decision whether or not to issue the lumber company a permit to build a house outside of Pilot Rock. Although the company owns the land, opposition to the request has surfaced on several sides. Tribal representatives say the ground holds historical artifacts, and that L-P has already cut off a gateway to traditional Indian land. Land owners also accused L-P of poorly managing nearby parcels, and rumors have circulated that the house isn’t intended for farming but to serve as a hunting lodge for corporate executives.


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