100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 24, 1910

By suits filed in the circuit court here today, R.N. Stanfield, through his attorney, Col. J.H. Raley, has practically foreclosed a mortgage upon the entire town of Stanfield. The suits filed are for a claim of $49,449 held by R.N. Stanfield and for $4790 attorneys fee. Defendants in the suits filed are the Columbia Land company, of which Dr. H.W. Coe is the moving spirit, and 50 purchasers of town lots in Stanfield or of tracts near that little city. These purchasers bought property of the Columbia Land company and have titles subject to the mortgage held by Stanfield. Nearly all had made partial payments to the land company and many of them had practically paid for their holdings. However, they now stand to lose what they have invested unless they can recover from the Columbia Land company or Dr. Coe.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 24, 1960

The Hermiston City Council, by a 4-1-1 vote, Tuesday let a contract to the Timber Co. of Hermiston for construction of a three-bay fire station at the airport. Councilman Milt Hatfield, declaring the council was “wasting $2,100 of the taxpayers’ money,” opposed letting the $24,936 contract for a reinforced concrete structure. The $2,100 to which he referred was the estimated difference between a reinforced concrete building and a concrete block building, which Hatfield has favored since the start. Councilman William Weise abstained from voting, after earlier joining Hatfield in an unsuccessful try to have the fire station reduced from a three-bay one to a two-bay station. The federal government will pay $9,597 of the structure’s cost.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 24, 1985

Contributions have hit $15,000 in the effort to have Northern Morrow county picked as Oregon’s nominee for the Superconducting Super Collider. Last week, the Port of Umatilla donated $5,000 to pay expenses of a task force created to promote Boardman. Tuesday, the Umatilla Electric Cooperative pitched in another $10,000. The Port of Morrow is expected to donate up to $5,000. The U.S. Department of Energy is studying the feasibility of the SSC particle accelerator. The agency isn’t expected to call for proposals for a year or more, and there is no certainty Congress will fund the research center. That hasn’t stopped 28 states — including Oregon, Washington and California — from lobbying for the SSC.

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