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November 7, 2019

Ten Years Ago

November 4, 2009

Anne Walsh, Senior Environmental and Communications Manager with Puget Sound Energy, has been selected to participate in an 18-month Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Development Program.

Operation “Celestial Flight” honors Women Air Force Service Pilots. A long over looked group of women who served as pilots in WWII are now being recognized for their service to our Country. Thirty-eight young women, all volunteers in the Army Air Force experiment, were killed in the line of duty. One was born in Dayton: Katherine “Kay” Applegate Dussaq. The City of Dayton received a bronze monument and three small flags and a brass emblem will be installed on the grave of Katherine Dussaq in honor of her sacrifice to our Country.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 2, 1994

School bus driver Adena Avery has been driving for over 20 years, five of those years she has been instructing students grade K-6 in bus safety and emergency procedures. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. During last weeks’ sessions, the students were instructed on loading and unloading in a safe manner, how to exit doors in an orderly manner, how to use fire extinguisher, how to remove first aid kit, and how to set out triangular road reflectors, how to get emergency help and where to find all emergency gear.

Fifty Years Ago

November 6, 1969

University of Oregon Professor Alfred L. Lomax, Writes Historical Report on Dayton Mill. In 1862, Captain John Mullen, U.S.A., traveled from Walla Walla to San Francisco, impressed on the suitability of eastern Washington for sheep raising and the probable operation of woolen mills. A decade was to elapse before eastern Washington’s fleecy flocks would contribute raw material to a woolen mill. To get the Daring Project launched, John Mustard donated seven acres of land located on Third Street (about the site of the Keith Yates residence) and adjacent to Mustard Ditch for the factory site. It was an economically project when the Dayton Woolen Manufacturing Company was incorporated on July 24, 1872 by Jesse N. Day, Sylvester M. Wait, A. N. Reynolds (Walla Walla), Winnet Brothers, and William Matzger. The Woolen Mill was destroyed by fire in 1885.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 2, 1944

The arrival of 51-gauge hosiery, sheets and cases at Penney’s in the future will be announced by an ad in the Reminder or Chronicle-Dispatch. Our call lists on these two items have become so large we cannot handle them.

WAR CRIMINALS PUT TO DEATH! Drama of violent death and vengeance in Rome, a furious mob surges into Palace of Justice, seizing Donato Carratta, ex-jailer of dreaded Fascist prison and star witness against Pietro Caruso on trial for delivering 50 Roman hostages to the Gestapo executioners. Crowds lusting for revenge turns against witness, dragging him out to lynch him and left him hanging outside the jail.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 5, 1919

There are now eight cases of small pox at Gilbert Gosney’s home on the Jackson farm on the Tucannon and several others in the county.

On the South Touchet, producers and consumers alike are bitter over Max Houser increasing the cost of flour and are seeking a way to stop it next election.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 3, 1894

It appears that the Wilson bill, as it comes from the house, although a professed free trade measure, actually increased the duty on cut nails from 18,6 as it was in the McKinley bill, to 25 per cent on an ad yalorem basis. It is a remarkable coincidence that cut nails are the principle industry of Wheeling, West Virginia. Now, Mr. Wilson either believes that a reduction of tariffs is a good thing for this country, or he does not.


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