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Days Gone By: Jan. 26, 2018

This day in local history for January 26.

Published on January 26, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 26, 1918

Charley Bennett was fined $15, Joe Hayes $10 and George Maynard $5 yesterday afternoon in police court as a result of their row of the night before in the Pastime pool hall. Their stories conflicted. Bennett and Maynard, however, indulged in some language which ended in a fight. When Hayes attempted to help out Bennett, another man is said to have smashed him in the nose with a billiard ball.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 26, 1968

Dennis Quaempts, Athena, was this year’s champion in the Elks sponsored grade school free throw voting contest held at Central School in Milton-Freewater. He made 35 of 50 shots attempted, with Tom Crimins of Central second with 34x50. The Pendleton Elks will sponsor Danny Hoff of Pilot Rock in the finals. Hoff, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hoff, hit 43 of 50 from the charity stripe. The finals will be staged at Corvallis Saturday with the concluding tosses between halves of the Oregon-OSU televised basketball game.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 26, 1993

Richard Skyhawk starts every performance by taking his shirt off, shaking out his long thick hair and draping himself with feathers and beads. “But I leave my Levis and tennis shoes on,” said Skyhawk, 40, a Umatilla Indian whose family lives on the Umatilla Indian Reservation east of Pendleton. “I want them to see the Native people are caught in two worlds.” Those worlds — the modern and the traditional — form the core of his trans-Atlantic performances in places as far away as Siberia and Mongolia. A self-styled dramatist and storyteller of Native American culture, Skyhawk has traveled extensively since he first toured Europe as a basketball player in 1977.


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