100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1919

Forty alleged I. W. W. sympathizers, who have been working as teamsters on the state highway between Rieth and Echo, were discharged this morning after I. W. W. literature had been discovered in their camp. They are known to have spread bolshevvik propaganda. Pendleton Chief Al Roberts was notified. He says that Pendleton is ready to deal with the “wobblies” and that no I. W. W. activities will be tolerated.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1969

A surging increase in welfare caseloads and spending has alarmed the Umatilla County Welfare Commission. It voted unanimously Tuesday to complain about being a “rubber stamp.” The complaint will go to a host of government officials, including Gov. Tom McCall. “Why have a county welfare commission unless it has authority to administer the program?” asked County Judge D. R. “Sam” Cook. “The next legislature is going to have more bears by the tail than they have hands to hang on with,” Cook said.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1994

Among the displays of herbicides, farm equipment and fertilizer at the annual Farm-City Fair in Hermiston is a booth explaining how to commercially raise birds — not chickens, but ostriches and emus. Malcolm Skinner raises the exotic livestock to sell to other breeders around the country. The long-legged flightless birds are used for meat, leather and oil. Skinner has two pairs of emus and ostriches for breeding. The emus have produced 53 eggs from which the Skinners got 44 chicks and sold almost all of them when they were 3-4 months old and about waist high. Skinner bought the ostriches for $1,000 each when they were a week or two old. He hopes to have eggs from the ostriches by next year.

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