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Days Gone By: Jan. 13-14, 2018

This day in local history for January 13-14.

Published on January 13, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 13-14, 1918

Unable to sell thousands of bushels of potatoes raised last summer in obedience to the “more potatoes” cry, H.E. Bartholomew, well known west end sheepman, is feeding potatoes to his sheep. He finds that the sheep are doing well on the unusual feed and that, all things considered, it is cheaper to feed potatoes than to feed them hay at prevailing prices. It takes some educational work to get sheep to eat potatoes, according to Mr. Bartholomew, but when they get accustomed to the feed they do well on it. In lambing time he will feed from one to two tons of spuds daily.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 13-14, 1968

How would you like to join a bicycle club? This query is addressed to all adults who would like to get rid of rheumatic aches and pains, or any other physical ills that might be plaguing them. It is also addressed to people who feel pretty well, but who could feel even better. Crusaders for the bicycle club are two members of Senior Citizens, Mrs. Paul (Katherine) Huettl and Mary Nilson. Mrs. Nilson rides a regular bicycle, and has for the past three years. Mrs. Huettl’s bike is a three-wheeler, especially designed for senior citizens. Her husband gave it to her for Christmas, and she says it’s the best gift she ever received. “I had such rheumatism in my knees I couldn’t walk up the porch steps,” she said. “ Now you should see me run up them.”

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 13-14, 1993

Controversy over a proposed medical waste incinerator at the Port of Morrow ended Wednesday when the company pulled out of its lease. Therm-Tec Destruction Services sent a letter to Port General Manger Gary Neal early in the day, stating its intention to withdraw from the project lease. Several area residents vocally opposed the placement of the incinerator at the Port because of possible health hazards from the incinerator’s emissions. Many of the 65 people who attended a Jan 6 meeting in Irrigon regarding the incinerator proposal voiced concerns. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept Therm-Tec’s withdrawal from the lease. Both parties will be held harmless in the withdrawal, Port officials said.


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