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Days Gone By: Dec. 6, 2017

This day in local history for December 6.

Published on December 6, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1917

Miss Ardis Callison, formerly a resident of Pendleton, now of Portland, is probably the first Umatilla woman to enlist in the service of her country. Miss Callison is now visiting at the home of her sister, but will return soon to complete her course in wireless telegraphy preparatory for enlisting in the naval wireless service sometime in February. A graduate of Pendleton high school last spring, Miss Callison was well known as president of the Pep Club at that institution last year. She has been living with her parents in Portland while taking a wireless course. If successful in passing one more examination, Miss Callison expects to be sent to the Bremerton navy yard and from there to the Philippine island service.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1967

The Pacific Northwest may be able to take the offensive in the next three or four years in its struggle to retain its Columbia River water for the Northwest, Bob O’Rourke, Pendleton attorney and well known authority on the water diversion proposal, told the Chamber of Commerce in their Monday evening dinner meeting. O’Rourke, who has made a comprehensive study of the water diversion plan as it affects the Northwest, said the Pacific Northwest states are becoming better organized, with each state making its studies to determine factually its water needs. Another encouraging factor for the Northwest is that not all the states in the Southwest are currently unified in their move to divert water to their section of the country.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1992

Two Heppner state playoff teams will be on the field at Parker Stadium when the Mustangs take on the Vale Vikings in the state Class 2A championship today. But five decades separate them. The Heppner Mustangs of 1942 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its state championship appearance against Dayton during a ceremony at halftime of today’s game. Twenty-five of the 26 members of the 1942 Mustangs are still living, said former Oregon State University athletic director Jim Barratt, the tailback on what was the top B team in Eastern Oregon. “I expect 15-20 today,” Barratt said.


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