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Days Gone By: March 5-6, 2018

Published on March 5, 2018 6:21PM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 5-6, 1918

Miss Graves’ class in English at the high school took a lesson in criminology this morning to see how this method of detecting criminals would work out. After the first test, the students were able to tell what crime the criminal had committed. A list of words were given the students relating to the crime. A student was sent out of the room to steal a pocketbook from the principal’s office. When these words were given him he was to tell the first word that came into his mind. Naturally, he would tell something concerning the theft, and from what he said the students, who did not know what he had done, were able to tell exactly what the crime was. His method is often used by detectives on criminals and is taught in many of the higher institutions.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 5-6, 1968

The exclusive Leap Year Birthday Club had two additions in Pendleton last week. St. Anthony and Community hospitals shared the distinction of greeting babies on Feb. 29. Community’s birthday baby enjoys even more status. For the little girl, Jodi Corinne, is the hospital birthday baby. Since Community Hospital opened its doors on Feb. 28, 1961, the hospital auxiliary has observed the anniversary by presenting a gift to the baby born on Feb. 28, or the closest date following. This 5-pound, 9-ounce infant is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Snow of Hermiston. St. Anthony Hospital recorded the birth of a girl to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Benzel of Weston at 10:50 a.m. Feb. 29. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and has been named Katherine Jo.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 5-6, 1993

A 4,100-foot bike path connecting the city of Hermiston with the new Diagonal Road athletic complex will be built this spring with a $54,000 state grant. The bike path will become the city’s first project devoted solely to bicyclists or pedestrians, city engineer Pat Napolitano said. Safety concerns presented by the location of athletic fields along a state highway prompted the city to seek the funds, he said. Without the path, children and others traveling to the site would be forced to ride or walk along a section of Diagonal Road in which cars can legally drive 55 mph.



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