100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bohl had a narrow escape from serious injury last night as a result of the Wonder store fire and, as it was Mrs. Bohl sustained a cut in the cheek which required several stitches for closing. While returning from the circus grounds in their auto at 10 o’clock, the machine ran under the rope stretched across Court street at Garden during the fire and but for the steering wheel would have caught them both and lifted then from the car. Ropes had been stretched across the streets leading into the fire zone to keep back the crowd and, after the flames had been quenched, lanterns had been suspended from the ropes as a warning to drivers or pedestrians. Mr. Bohl, however, declares there was no lantern on the rope across Court street at Garden when he has arrived and states that he has since heard that it had been taken temporarily to guide someone around the north end of Garden street.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1962

Congressman Edwin R. Durno, Republican candidate for United States Senator, Monday night suggested a two-stage solution to the farm surplus problem. In a talk at Legion hall in Milton-Freewater, Durno proposed that the United States first dispose of its stockpiles of surplus farm products, then establish production limits on the basis of the number of bushels produced, instead of the number of acres farmed. Durno pointed out that by ridding itself of the stockpiles of surplus farm products, the United States would not only be helping itself, it would help feed the millions of starving people in underdeveloped countries.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1987

High-temperature records in Pendleton wilted Thursday like spring flowers and the unseasonable hot spell should continue today, the National Weather Service office said. Yesterday’s downtown high of 93 degrees broke a 97-year-old record for the highest May 7 temperature. The previous high recorded downtown on that date was 90 degrees in 1890.

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