More than $600 was spent to elect J.N. Burgess senator from Umatilla county, according to campaign expouse statement filed today with County Clerk Saling. The exact amount of money used in behalf of the successful candidate will probably never be made known to the public. All the important items in the candidates expense account with the exception of the salary of his campaign manager seem to be included in the statement filed with the clerk. These total $400. The salary of the manager is reported to be $250 which would bring the amount up to $650.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Nov. 19, 1960
A former Pendleton city councilman and one-time Round-Up director underwent surgery here this morning for a shotgun wound suffered while duck hunting. George Stangier, 69, was seriously wounded when a charge from the shotgun hit the back of his left knee, gouging deeply into the leg. The accident occurred on Umatilla Ranch about 25 miles west of Pendleton this side of Bucks Corner. It wasnt immediately determined whether Stangier shot himself or whether the blast was from a hunting companions shotgun.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Nov. 19, 1985
A loosely knit group of up to 150 professional shoplifters based in Tri-Cities is working stores in northeast Umatilla County and may soon drift as far south as Pendleton, according to a Tri-Cities security firm. The group uses money obtained from stealing store merchandise to pay for drug habits and may average as much as $300 in stolen merchandise per hour on a good day, said Ruth Ann Pound, president and owner of Moon Security Inc. The group is made up of people between the ages of 20 and 40, most of them identified with the area drug trade, she said. Group members travel as far north as Yakima, as far east as Walla Walla and as far south as the Stateline and Milton-Freewater areas, Pound said. She said it was just a matter of time before members began hitting businesses in the Pendleton and Hermiston areas.
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