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Days Gone By: Feb. 12-13, 2018

This day in local history for February 12-13.

Published on February 13, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 12-13, 1918

Indians of the reservation will not be encouraged to form separate military units for service against the kaiser, according to information received this morning from Cato Sells, commissioner of Indian affairs. He thinks it highly advisable that the Indians should take their place, shoulder to shoulder with their white comrades. “I want the Indian to go into this conflict,” he says, “as the equal and comrade of every man who assails autocracy and ancient might, and to come home with a new light in his face and a clearer conception of the democracy in which he may participate and prosper.”

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 12-13, 1968

Three cars were stolen and one was recovered the last 24 hours, according to city police. State police informed them a car was stolen from Adams and that another was missing from the longhouse at Mission last night. They also said a car stolen sometime Friday from Louis Jenkins was recovered abandoned in a ditch on a market road east of Pendleton. Raymond Martin Shade reported to city police today his pickup was stolen from in front of his house between 9:30 p.m. and 6 this morning.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 12-13, 1993

When he started running 15 years ago it was to get in shape for pick-up basketball games. Alan Beck has been running ever since, and racing since 1979. Last week Beck, 46, won a national title when he finished first in the 45-49 age group at the USA Track and Field (formerly The Athletic Congress) cross country championships in Sandy. He finished in 17 minutes, 17 seconds over the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) course. Beck, who is on the board of the Oregon Association of USA Track and Field, was running on an Oregon team, which finished second. “I was really happy. I hadn’t been racing for a while because of the weather,” Beck said.


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