75 years ago
March 26, 1939
Sunday, no newspaper published
March 27, 1939
A citation for bravery, authorized by the department of Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars and presented through and by Pacific Post No. 968 will be received at the Raymond Masonic hall tomorrow evening by Geraldine Everett of South Bend.
The citation is for bravery shown by Miss Everett last summer when Jack Crowley, South Bend youth, dove into the Willapa River, struck a submerged log and broke his neck. Miss Everett not only dove into the river and brought young Crowley to the surface, but with cool judgment directed his care until mature help could be summoned with a result that his life was not lost by reason of the fractured neck vertebra.
50 years ago
March 26, 1964
• Pile driving is getting under way this week for construction of the new Swanson Brothers supermarket in South Aberdeen. The city engineer’s office yesterday issued a building permit for $250,000 to Lamb Construction, general contractor for the construction.
• Good Friday services will begin at 12 noon tomorrow and continue until 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, First and I streets with Lutheran churches of the Twin Harbors area participating. The program will follow the theme “The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross.”
There will be three organists: Mrs. Hopy DeLateur, Mrs. Earl Link and Mrs. Carl Soderman.
The public is invited to attend all or any part of the service.
March 27, 1964
• Shipping on Grays Harbor during 1963 reached the highest volume in more than two decades. Topped by exports of logs and lumber and imports of tuna for local processing, the entire Harbor handled 744,000 tons of cargo on 296 ships — the highest tonnage since 1941.
• Capturing 14 out of 15 events and sweeping six entirely, Aberdeen’s Bobcats turned in a number of impressive early season marks in a one-sided 104 1/2 to 20 1/2 rout of Centralia at Stewart Field yesterday.
Most surprising effort of the day was manufactured by Jim Boora, the Cats regular quartermiler who switched to the 880 and eclipsed the oldest school record in the books with a sterling 2:01.8. He won by almost 30 yards.
25 years ago
March 26, 1989
Lola Pennington came to Lewis County before it was a county. For that matter, Washington was not yet a state.
She celebrated her 103rd birthday Saturday with her four daughters and other family members visiting the Raymond nursing home where she has lived for the past year. She has lived with her daughters mostly Vera Cox (who is 82) but last spring it became time to moved her to a nursing home. It’s difficult caring for a 102 year old if you are 82 and have arthritis.
March 27, 1989
• A “hit man” since 1960, Ralph Flowers is calling it quits after more than a thousand jobs. But this is no stealthy gangster.
Flowers is a nationally-known professional bear hunter — a kindly man with respect for his quarry. The Central Park resident is recognized as a leader in developing creative methods of animal population control.
• Melson Papp, Robert Powell and Bobbie Jones were honored as the most valuable performers in their respective sports at the North Beach High School winter sports award dinner recently. Papp and Jones received the boys’ and girls’ basketball MVPs while Powell was recognized as the most valuable wrestler.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom.