100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 29, 1907

Forrest Ivanhoe, eldest son of Mrs. A.E. Ivanhoe of Pendleton high school faculty, in the oratorical tryout at the Oregon Agricultural college, held on Saturday night, won first place in composition and fourth place in delivery, this making him in the first rank of orators among the students in the contest.

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 30, 1907

Rev. H.B. Knight of this city has just received information that his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lewis G. Knight of Neuva Viscaya province, in the Philippines, has left Manila for Portland, on account of her mother's illness. However, her mother, Mrs. J.G. Wilson, died several days ago in Portland, and Mrs. Knight will not reach Portland until about February 18. Mrs. Knight's husband, Lewis G. Knight, is governor of the province of Neuva Viscaya and is the only American governor in that part of the Philippines.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 29, 1957

Oregon had the highest unemployment rate in the nation during December, with 10 percent of the workers covered by unemployment compensation law being out of a job. About half of the state's jobless workers were in the timber industry. There were 488,1100 persons working in non-farm jobs, which was 9,700 more than a year ago. The average weekly wage of production workers was $89.40, or 33 cents less than a year ago.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 30, 1957

Jens Terjeson, a grain and livestock rancher in Pendleton, was named Tuesday as a member of the Oregon Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. The announcement was released from Washington, D.D., by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Terjeson fills the vacated committee post of Robert T. Lister, Prineville, who was named the committee's new chairman upon the resignation of E. Harvey Miller, Portland, who retired. The committee assists in the administering of federal farm programs.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 29, 1982

For a year, Terry Bigelow of Umatilla looked unsuccessfully for a job as a carpenter's apprentice. "Opportunities were pretty scarce," he says. "It's not that I wasn't trying." So, Terry, 17, contacted an Army recruiter in Pendleton. He liked what he heard. In February, after he completes studies for a high school diploma, Terry leaves for Ft. Bragg, N.C. Until recently, willing recruits were in short supply. Last year, the four services met nationwide recruiting targets. More than 367,000 recruits signed up. This year is even better. A prime factor is unemployment during a nationwide recession, said Air Force recruiter Tech. Sgt. Ed Lovelady, Walla Walla.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 30, 1982

The appointment of Roberta Tullis as manager of Maurices, a women's fashion store at 245 S. Main St., has been announced by Hans Brenninkmeyer, Maurices president. Mrs. Tullis most recently was employed as office manager and bookkeeper of Pendleton Electric Co. She holds a degree in marketing and management from Blue Mountain Community College. She and her husband, Kirk, reside in Pendleton.

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