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Days Gone By: Dec. 27, 2017

This day in local history for December 27.

Published on December 27, 2017 12:00AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 27, 1917

John McCourt, former Pendleton lawyer and now a member of the commission on training camp activities, would have Pendleton declare a quarantine against social diseases both as a protection of soldiers passing through this city and for the residents of the community. Such an ordinance has been passed by Portland and many other cities in the country in response to a request from the military authorities. Mr. McCourt proposes that the city should have the power to isolate persons afflicted with social diseases whenever necessary for the protection of others. He declares that the British and French armies have found these diseases a real menace against efficiency and he quotes some alarming statistics as to the prevalence and effects of the diseases.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 27, 1967

A pair of Pendleton High School graduates are the big winners on the Seattle Pacific College wrestling team. Bill Lemm, team captain and two-year letterman, has a 7-2-1 mark and Drake Lemm, a freshman, is 7-2. Bill, 32-4 when the season started, was the first outstanding wrestler to enter Seattle Pacific, now in its third full year of wrestling. Bill’s championship performance in the University of Washington invitational last weekend was his second in that tournament.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 27, 1992

The Elks Club will re-open its kitchen Tuesday after a 12-day voluntary closure — but health officials have yet to draw an official conclusion on the wave of viral illness that swept the community in early December. The Umatilla County Health Department linked the fraternal restaurant with an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea among those who ate there. But health department director Sharon Kline said the restaurant’s re-opening would pose few health problems. “As soon as you eliminate the infected people — they’re well. They’re not going to be a continuing source of transmission of that virus,” she explained.


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