100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 8, 1916

Signed by many merchants and citizens a petition was presented to the council last evening asking for an ordinance for the licensing of professional peddlers. The proposed ordinance draws a distinction between the professional peddler and the farmer or producer who sells his fruit, vegetables, butter, eggs or other products from house to house. The petitioners also made it plain that they had no objection to this class of peddling. However, they declare that the professional peddler is unfair competition to the stores who pay taxes, rent and are called upon to make many contributions to public enterprises. Moreover, they declared that the professional peddlers, or many of them, are not honest with the consumers, selling them short weight and inferior products and then moving on to another city.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 8, 1966

An Irrigon Boy Scout was one of 64 people nationally who were cited by the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America for saving a life and other meritorious action. On Jan. 4, 1966, Charles McKenzie, First Class Scout, was credited with saving the life of his four-year-old brother, Danny, who had accidentally set his tee shirt on fire. Charles credited his Boy Scout first aid training with helping him to react quickly in saving his brother’s life. Young Danny’s shirt caught fire in the kitchen of the family home when he leaned over a gas stove burner to see what was cooking in a pot on top of the burner. He ran screaming from the kitchen with flames covering the upper portion of his body. Charles picked up his brother and carried him outside, rolling him in water in the driveway. Charles then extinguished the remaining flames with his hands. Danny was treated for second and third degree burns at Umatilla Hospital and at a Portland hospital.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 8, 1991

Umbarger Ranches once was typical of old-style western cattle outfits, but that was before a new era dawned and the family operation rode into the present. The 62-year-old Pendleton ranch today sadly has lost some of its western flair, Dave Umbarger said of his 5,000-ace ranch. One thing Umbarger wouldn’t trade now, however, is his farm’s national ranking by the Beef Improvement Federation as the top commercial beef producer. Umbarger Ranches of Pendleton, managed by Dave and Sandy Umbarger, was honored in May at the federation’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Helping in the running of the operation are the Umbargers’ children Steve, John and Julie.

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