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Days Gone By: July 12, 2018

Published on July 11, 2018 3:28PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1918

Word was received here recently from Logan Todd that his gun crew has made the Navy “E,” which stands for excellent shooting. He said he would rather have the Navy “E” than a Hermiston high school diploma as it is an honor to be able to wear the letter. The crew made eight hits out of eight shots in 46 seconds. Since making his mark as a gunner, Todd has been transferred to the Armed Guard Service of the navy. He stopped school to enter war service and was three times rejected before being admitted to the navy. He was but 17 years of age when he entered.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1968

In 1953 a slightly built University of Oregon anthropology professor came to the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He was dressed in blue Levis and blue Levi shirt. He came to the reservation to study cultural change. He came to study how a people, in this case the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, face rapid change, a change from aboriginal life to one in accordance with white civilization within a century. Dr. Theodore Stern is back on the reservation this summer for his sixth visit in the last 15 years. He’s still doing research and he’s still wearing the blue Levis. “I’m the same person now I was in 1953,” said Dr. Stern, “so I wear the same clothes to remind people of that.”

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1993

Despite a broken pelvis, the wagon master of the Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial Wagon Train said his traveling companions “haven’t seen the last of me yet.” Jerry Schubert, 62, of Pendleton, and another man were injured Sunday morning near Declo, Idaho, when the four Percheron draft horses pulling the lead wagon were spooked by calves in a field along Idaho Highway 18. Schubert broke his pelvis in two places and suffered other internal bruises. Bjorn Mellroth, 37, of Sacangen, Sweden, who was riding with Schubert, broke six ribs and punctured a lung. Both men were given emergency first aid at the scene and later were transported by ambulance to Cassia Memorial Hospital in Burley, where they are expected to stay for several days.


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