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Friday, May 27, 2016
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Give thanks on Memorial Day
during moment of remembrance
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
Dear Abby: My mother died in
Dear Abby: Americans are at their
best when they unite around a noble
her sleep last year at our home. She
purpose. On Memorial Day, that
was 97. We cleaned the carpets and
purpose is the National Moment of
repainted the room, removed the
Remembrance. On that day, all Amer-
hospital bed and replaced it with a
icans are asked to pause wherever
they are at 3 p.m. local time to honor
We recently asked some friends to
stay overnight at our house, and they
In 1971, No Greater Love, a patri-
called back to ask if they would be
otic organization, was founded by a Phillips staying in the room Mama had died
woman named Carmella LaSpada.
in. We have a second guest room,
It initiated the National Moment of
although it’s smaller and so is the
Remembrance in 1997, which was
bed (full, not a queen). They seemed
later established by Congress in 2000. The hesitant.
Moment is observed by thousands of Ameri-
After the call I found myself feeling
cans at Major League Baseball games across offended. I keep thinking that if the shoe
was on the other foot, would they shut down
For more than 40 years, the AFL-CIO, a room of their home if someone had died
North American trade unions, ironworkers, there? We have had other houseguests who
sheet metal, air, rail and transportation didn’t mind staying in the room.
workers along with No Greater Love have
These people are supposed to arrive soon.
honored our fallen, our troops, our veterans Should we arrange for them to stay at a hotel?
and their families. Our union members are — Feeling Offended
proud to support the National Moment of
Dear Feeling: Please don’t take their
reaction as a personal insult. Many people are
As one nation under God, we should squeamish about staying in a room in which
join together to honor those who died for someone has died. I see no reason to banish
our freedom — each one an American these people to a hotel during their visit. Call
treasure. — Eric Dean, General President, them back, offer them the smaller guest room
International Association Of Bridge, and enjoy their visit.
Structural, Ornamental And Reinforcing
Dear Abby: I’m a 77-year-old man. I
am not currently involved with a woman,
Dear Mr. Dean: I am aware of the loyal but I have had two marriages and numerous
and generous support the unions have given serious affairs. I’d like to know how it became
to No Greater Love and the families who the man’s responsibility to put the toilet seat
have lost beloved family members in wars down. Women seem to believe it is written in
and military conlicts. For that I thank you.
law, a rule by Emily Post or one of the Ten
Readers, it is my sincere hope that you will Commandments. — Flushed In Florida
take a moment from your busy day to join us
Dear Flushed: It’s all of the above.
at 3 p.m. in honoring our fallen military men And I think I know why you have had two
and women on Memorial Day, Monday, May marriages, numerous serious affairs and are
30. — Love, Abby
not currently involved.
DAYS GONE BY
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 27, 1916
To establish a wheat cleaning and grading
plant in Pendleton for the purpose of cleaning
wheat to be shipped east in bulk is being
actively discussed in farmers union circles
and it is said that tentative plans for such an
establishment are likely to be carried out. If
the enterprise is carried through it will mean
an important new industry for Pendleton and
that a large part of the wheat of the inland
empire will be shipped east via Pendleton and
here cleaned and graded in transit. The plan
contemplated at present calls for the use of
the property on East Webb street, owned by
the Farmers Union. The property provides
trackage arrangements with both railroads and
is adapted to the purpose of a cleaning plant.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 27, 1966
Catherine Sue Etter, 17, has been named
recipient of a $4,000 Georgia-Paciic Founda-
tion scholarship. Miss Etter, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Etter, Pilot Rock, graduated in
her class of 52 with high honors. Her accu-
mulative grade point average was 4.0. She
was given a special service award and chosen
Girl of the Year on May 20, and also named
Future Homemaker of America for 1965-66.
She plans to attend Oregon State University
this fall where she will enter with scholarship
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 27, 1991
Excitement is in the air at Lincoln and
West Hills elementary schools. Learning
about France has been made fun. Students can
be heard saying “bonjour!” and “oui, oui!”
The parents of the students, and others in
Pendleton, have caught on to the excitement.
What prompted this keen interest in a foreign
language and country? That’s easy. Seventeen
ifth graders and three advisers from Melun,
France, have been in Pendleton since May
15, visiting as many places as possible. The
students have stayed with the families of
children attending West Hills and Lincoln
schools. The Association French American
Classes arranged the visit, with the help of
Susan DeMarsh, principal of the two schools.
The visit has provided an opportunity for the
children to exchange cultural experiences and
has fostered interest in foreign language study.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 148th day of
2016. There are 218 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlights in
On May 27, 1941, the
British Royal Navy sank the
German battleship Bismarck
off France with a loss of
some 2,000 lives, three days
after the Bismarck sank the
HMS Hood with the loss of
more than 1,400 lives. Amid
rising world tensions, Pres-
ident Franklin D. Roosevelt
proclaimed an “unlimited
national emergency” during
a radio address from the
On this date:
In 1896, 255 people were
killed when a tornado struck
St. Louis, Missouri, and East
St. Louis, Illinois.
In 1929, Charles A.
Lindbergh Jr. married Anne
Morrow in Englewood, New
In 1933, the Chicago
World’s Fair, celebrating “A
Century of Progress,” ofi-
cially opened. Walt Disney’s
animated short “The Three
Little Pigs” was irst released.
In 1935, the U.S.
Supreme Court, in Schechter
Poultry Corp. v. United
States, unanimously struck
down the National Industrial
Recovery Act, a key compo-
nent of President Franklin
D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”
In 1936, the Cunard
liner RMS Queen Mary
left England on its maiden
voyage to New York. The
irst Aer Lingus light took
place as a de Havilland
Dragon carried ive passen-
gers from Dublin to Bristol,
In 1937, the newly
completed Golden Gate
Bridge connecting San
Francisco and Marin County,
California, was opened to
pedestrian trafic (vehicles
began crossing the next day).
novelist Herman Wouk is
101. Former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger is
93. Former FBI Director
William Sessions is 86.
Actress Lee Meriwether is
81. Musician Ramsey Lewis
is 81. Actor Louis Gossett
Jr. is 80. Rhythm-and-blues
singer Raymond Sanders
(The Persuasions) is 77.
Actor Bruce Weitz is 73.
Singer Siouxsie Sioux (The
Creatures, Siouxsie and the
Banshees) is 59. Comedian
Adam Carolla is 52. Rock
musician Sean Kinney (Alice
In Chains) is 50. Actor Jack
McBrayer is 43. Rapper
Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 41.
Rapper Jadakiss is 41.
Thought for Today:
“Great wisdom is generous;
petty wisdom is contentious.
Great speech is impassioned,
small speech cantankerous.”
— Chuang-Tzu, Chinese
essayist (c.369-c.286 B.C.)
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE