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Days Gone By: Feb. 2, 2018

This day in local history for February 2.

Published on February 2, 2018 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 2, 1918

Calling her team off the floor during the second half of the game, Miss Louise Bailey, coach of the Pendleton high school basketball team, refused to continue playing the Weston girls’ team at Weston last night after it was evident to her that the Weston players and principal did not intend to play the game under girls’ rules. Exhausted, bruised and considerably the worse for the rough playing of their opponents, the Pendleton team left the floor when the Weston principal, Mr. Fitzpatrick, continued to interfere in the game, and assert his assumed right to act as a floor official. Miss South, who refereed the game, asked the principal to stop coming on the floor, and when he repeatedly took charge of the ball, Miss Bailey thought her girls had had enough. Prior to the contest, the Weston team agreed to play without an umpire, and without floor limits. Miss South, as referee, incurred the displeasure of the crowd by trying to enforce playing under the girls’ rules. Her efforts resulted only in incensing the Weston crowd, which apparently preferred the rough game their team was playing.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 2, 1968

The winter has been lean for coyotes in the Pend-Air area that like to munch on groundhogs. If the coyotes ever have a good chance to stalk them, then this is the day — Groundhog Day. An East Oregonian reporter went to the Pendleton airport this morning to photograph the event. “You won’t find any groundhogs,” said one man, waiting for a flight. “They don’t come out unless it’s hot.” The man was wrong. Three men were walking toward a light plane parked near a hole in the concrete, then a groundhog popped up and followed the men into the airplane. A coyote nearby looked on in disgust. How many groundhogs have left Pendleton via air to escape the coyotes is unknown.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 2, 1993

A Umatilla woman police believe shot and killed her boyfriend during a domestic dispute early Tuesday was released from Umatilla County Jail today. The release comes in the midst of an investigation that revealed the victim was living under an assumed name and may have abused the woman. A spokesperson for the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office said no charges have been filed against Tammy L. Gallegos, 28, of Umatilla, but the investigation will continue.



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