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Days Gone By: Oct. 12, 2018

Published on October 11, 2018 1:14PM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1918

Umatilla county as well as all other counties in the state has been called upon through the State Council of Defense to assist in supplying labor to increase the output of munition plants. The Patriotic Service League this morning received from the state council asking its cooperation in reducing this labor shortage. The situation resulting in the nation-wide appeal was brought about by the recent explosion in an eastern munition plant. So many shells were destroyed at that time that additional burdens were put on all other munition plants in order that Pershing might not be short on shells. Each state will be given a quota and each county in the state must help in filling this quota. The representatives of the United States employment service will recruit these munition workers and will acquaint them with the duties which will be required of them.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1968

Accidents ranging from self-inflicted gunshot wounds to bee stings brought hunters to Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner over the weekend. The most serious injury was the gunshot wound. Henry E. Robinson of Milwaukie shot himself in the ankle with a 30.06 rifle while riding in a car in the Willow Creek area. He received first aid at Pioneer Memorial and was taken to Portland for specialized treatment. Marlin Siebert, 27, of Portland broke his lower left leg when he slipped on rimrock while carrying a deer in the Bull Prairie area. His leg was set here and he returned to Portland. Harvey Hudson, 36, Troutdale, fractured and lacerated his left index finger while playing football at his hunting camp near Winlock. He received outpatient treatment.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 12, 1993

Police planned to charge a 15-year-old Hermiston boy today in the Oct. 4 drive-by shooting at a Hermiston shopping center. Police expected to take Armando Robart into custody today and charge him with recklessly endangering, second-degree criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a firearm, said Hermiston Det. Panfilo Rios. Police are uncertain about a motive for the noontime shooting in which no one was injured despite about 15 high school students being in the area when the shots were fired. Intimidation may have been the goal of the shooting, Rios said. Robart was traveling in a dark blue van with three other Hermiston teen-agers heading east on Highland Avenue when he fired five or six full-metal-jacket rounds from a Tech-9 semi-automatic 9mm pistol, police reported. The gun used in the shooting has not been located, Rios said.



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