100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1908

Because he was allowed to run the streets without parental care the young son of Dan Madden was taken up by probation officers of the juvenile court this morning, and after a hearing before Judge Gilliland, was ordered committed to the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society at Portland. The boy is motherless and his father is employed in the country. He has been left in Pendleton to shift for himself, to get lodging and food wherever he happened to do so. According to the story revealed in the testimony before Judge Gilliland, he has been frequenting some questionable lodging houses and other places. Although claiming to be 17 years old, the boy does not look to be over 14. The case was the second to Judge Gilliland's crusade against children on the streets and several other youngsters are slated for appearance before the court within the next few days.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1958

Four truckloads of food will be taken from Pendleton Friday when a contingent here joins the annual Food Caravan to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland. The caravan will be met at The Barrel, at the east edge of the Round-Up City, by both Milton-Freewater and Pendleton Shriners. The caravan will arrive in Pendleton about 9:45 a.m. Friday. The caravan en route here will pick up trucks and pickups of food from Parma and Boise, Idaho, Baker, La Grande, Enterprise and other points. Six pickup loads of food will join the caravan at Hermiston. The food being sent from Pendleton will include 2,000 pounds (three months' supply) of flour, two loads of juices, jams and jellies. Last year more than $11,000 worth of food was delivered to the Portland hospital by the caravan.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1983

It's a classic race. A government outsider challenging the incumbent. It's the only position with real drama as government elections near on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Observers and participants say it could be close. The chairmanship of the General Council has been held the past two years by Antone Minthorn, 48. The job is full time and comes with a voting seat on the tribes' Board of Trustees. The challenger is David Wolf Jr., 32, an Indian who has returned to the reservation from Portland to run for office. "I feel pretty positive about it," said Wolf. "There's a lot of outside support." Minthorn said he doesn't take the race "for granted." Wolf's challenge, he says, is to tribal government, not Minthorn. He says support is strong from the 450 Indians who live off the reservation. Wolf says his "obsession" is a 1979 report done to improve tribal administration. He says those recommendations were never followed up, an example of poor management. His platform is to improve communication and to make an effort to keep off-reservation Indians up-to-date.


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