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Days Gone By: Dec. 28, 2017

This day in local history for December 28.

Published on December 28, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 28, 1917

Bishop Bros., managers of the Pendleton and Washougal woolen mills, this morning received a telegram from the divisional head of the quartermaster corps of the army asking them to increase if possible the output of blankets for the army from their mills and to furnish an estimate of the contracts they can fill for the government for the year 1918. Ever since war was declared, the mills of the local men have been running to capacity and have been turning part of their output to the government. To increase the output of army blankets, the mills will have to curtail on civilian lines. Because of the fact that the government is taking steps to establish a price on wool and has decided to exempt skilled mill workers, two elements of uncertainty in the wool manufacture business have been removed and will enable the mill operators to make government contracts with reasonable assurance of being able to fill them.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 28, 1967

His neighbors in the Mission area were unhappy when Wayne Eng decided to move some pigs next door. Six neighbors, living within a 40-acre area, signed a petition several months ago asking the Umatilla County Planning Commission to zone their land to residential. But they later learned they were too late to prevent Eng’s going into the pig business on his three acres. The petitioners decided to ask for interim zoning anyway. Nov. 20 the Umatilla County Court ordered interim zoning on the 40 acres. (Interim zoning is temporary, three years maximum, and permanent planning would require detailed planning and public hearings.) The pig and people conflict might be the beginning of zoning at Mission.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 28, 1992

A federal judge is expected to approve an order submitted earlier this month that will require the Department of Corrections to hire a full-time physician and a full-time nurse practitioner to help provide medical services to inmates at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The order is based on an evaluation by Dr. Ronald Shansky, an impartial expert on prison medical care who was appointed in December of 1991 to inspect health care programs at the medium-security prison as part of an ongoing civil rights class action lawsuit filed by inmates in August 1987.


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