100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 19, 1917

Through the fact a railroad employe turned on the steam when he should not have done so 27 head of pure blood Durham, Shorthorn and Hereford cattle, consigned to Metz & Son of Pendleton, were suffocated while enroute to this city several days ago. The cattle were part of a shipment of 70 head and were being handled in one of the new improved express stock cars. The cars are divided into compartments and while the train was in a yard at some point this side of Chicago Sunday night the accident happened. The cattle were raised by Metz & Son on their farm near Chicago and are said to have been the best bred stock of the sort in the country. The cattle were valued at from $250 to $500 a head, thus making the total loss something like $10,000 or $12,000.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 19, 1967

The students and faculty of A.C. Houghton School were given a surprise showing of original oil paintings in the school library the morning of Friday 13th. The paintings, which were enthusiastically received by both faculty and students, are part of a larger group done by Rose Hoosier, A.C. Houghton 5th grade teacher, and were en route to the Portland area, where Miss Hoosier will have a one-man show at “The Quay” during the month of March. Miss Hoosier’s “Vistas West,” as she terms the show, includes many scenes from the more remote areas of the Wallowa Mountains, as well as some from the Rockies, Cascades and Olympic Peninsula area. Miss Hoosier promises a later, more extensive showing of the paintings in this area when the Portland show has concluded.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 19, 1992

Pendleton and Hermiston teacher salaries lag behind most school districts of similar size around the state, but officials at both districts say they are competitive in attracting teachers. Other schools in Umatilla and Morrow counties aren’t far behind Pendleton and Hermiston in pay and benefits, even though they may not have near the number of students. The average teacher salaries in Pendleton and Hermiston fall about $2,500 to $3,400 short of the average pay for teachers in the La Grande, Eagle Point, Bethel and Grants Pass districts — districts of similar size from different points of the state. Hermiston appears to edge Pendleton in pay, with higher maximum and average salaries and three less days of work each year.

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