100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 14, 1914

With the Oregon theater crowded to the doors with the largest audience at any political gathering in the history of Umatilla county and with every man and woman present expressing enthusiastically the high place which the man of the hour held in their hearts and minds, Dr. C.J. Smith, candidate for governor of Oregon, was received back into his old home town last night in a manner that proved that he is one prophet who is not without honor in his own country. Never before has this city and county seen such a tribute paid to a citizen seeking office. Though the meeting had been arranged with but a day’s notice, it established a new standard for occasions of its nature. Every seat in the big auditorium was taken and not a one was vacated until the chairman announced that the meeting was adjourned.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 14, 1964

A dam and reservoir on the Walla Walla River could provide adequate flood protection for an area between Milton-Freewater and the mouth of Mill Creek, Sens. Warren Magnuson and Henry Jackson, both D-Wash., said today. The senators said engineers have completed a study of the river and found that sufficient flood control could be provided by building the dam and reservoir upstream of Milton-Freewater. The report now will be reviewed by a Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. The Bureau of Reclamation is investigating the feasibility of the project, they said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 14, 1989

Jean Conklin of Windows and Walls, Etc., won first place in a national trade magazine’s contest on window decorating. The award included $500 and a half-page reproduction of the award-winning photograph of Gerry Frazier’s kitchen window in “Draperies and Windows,” a trade publication published by L.C. Clark in North Palm Beach, Fla. A second photo earned her a third-place award in family room window decorating, for the window in the home of Ilene Brown of Hermiston. Conklin opened her interior decorating business in Hermiston in 1974.

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