100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1908

Love's young dream, which may end in the cold reality of prison for the impetuous husband, as the result of an elopement was somewhat shattered today when Sheriff S.H. Carpenter from Colusa, Cal., left this afternoon on No. 1 for his home taking with him William Laustein and his bride, the husband to face a charge of perjury preferred by the girl's obdurate father. The marriage of the young couple was bitterly opposed by the girl's parents, who objected violently to her choice of husband. The lovers outwitted the father and were married but instead of the traditional forgiveness awaiting them upon their return they were threatened with arrest and immediately left, coming to Pendleton, near where Laustien has been working on a farm. The father then charged that the groom had sworn falsely to the age of the girl, who is, he alleges, only 16 years of age.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1958

The Helen McCune Junior High Broncs wound up their 1958 football season with a 39-6 victory over the Mac-Hi Frosh at Milton-Freewater Thursday. It was the Broncs' sixth straight win this fall and the ninth straight in a row. In the last four years the team, coached by Carl Kligel, has lost only three games. Kligel used 29 players during the game with reserves playing most of the second half. Backs Curtis Thorne and Gary Hereford, tackle Charles Blackley and ends Jerry Childers and Davis Thorne were outstanding. Mac-Hi threatened in the third but was held, and then scored with three minutes remaining in the game.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 1, 1983

At 76, Bob Selover stays fairly active in his retirement. He has build a grandfather clock and restores pump organs. Although he has trouble walking very far due to a cartilage problem in his knee, he enjoys square dancing every Saturday night. But Selover goes much further with his physical fitness than most people, whether they're 6 or 76. The longtime Pendleton resident rides a bike about 30 miles a week and was almost certainly the oldest participant in the Great American Smokeout Triathlon Oct. 23 when he rode 10 miles for his team. Not too bad for a man who had three heart attacks within a six-year span. "Dead last, but not dead, anyway," chuckled Selover when talking about his performance in the triathlon. The former radio technician and meteorologist suffered his first and worst heart attack in 1972. Selover bought his 10-speed bike then, but rode it sporadically and for short distances. He has had two more heart attacks since then, the last one coming in 1978. But a neighbor, Sue Peterson, convinced him this summer that his biking days weren't over. Selover would like to see the city work faster on making bike paths and repairing roads and thinks more teen-agers should get involved in a physical fitness activity like biking. But he's far from being a crusader. "I'm not trying to prove anything. I'm just trying to have some fun."


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