100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27, 1909

To be put to sleep by her hypnotic husband only to be awakened by him on orders from the police was the experience of ?Arzullia,? who was billed for a 30-hour sleep in the window of the Rader furniture store. Only three of the 30 hours had passed when it was discovered that Oregon had a state law against permitting such displays, and the young woman was awakened, much to her own and her husband?s chagrin as well as the disappointment of several hundred people who made it a point to pass the window in the course of the evening. Arzullia?s real name is Mrs. Arthur Alburtus Randolph, the stage name of her husband being ?Alburtus.? They are scheduled for a three-night performance at the Oregon theater and were to start off with the long sleep for the young lady. Manager J.W. Randolph, father of the hypnotist, announces that the performances will be given just as advertised notwithstanding the interrupted sleep.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27, 1959

Two Indian women normally wouldn?t create much attention in Umatilla County, home of more Indians than you can war whoop at. But quite an agenda has been laid out for a couple of Indian women who will visit Pendleton and other Umatilla County points Sept. 30-Oct. 4. In explanation, the two, Mrs. H.K. Philip and Miss T. E. Philip, are from the country of India. They have been working with Western Wheat Association, according to John H. Welbes, Pendleton executive vice president of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 27, 1984

Pioneers navigated by it, the town was named for it, and city leaders want to preserve it. No longer simply a landmark in a barren countryside, civilization has been slowly encroaching on the ?rock? in Pilot Rock. The question of just how uncluttered the rock and surrounding area should remain has been a nagging issue the past year. City leaders put their collective foot down earlier this month when the City Council voted unanimously to reject a proposed zoning amendment that would have allowed limited development on the north end of the rock. The council stuck by the city?s comprehensive land-use plan, acknowledged by the state in 1980, which includes the following goal: ?To conserve open space and protect natural, scenic, historical and cultural resources.? At the same time, the council discussed the possibility of seeking funds to purchase ?Pilot Rock? so that its preservation would be a community responsibility rather than a burden on a private land owner.

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