75 years ago
July 28, 1939
The World War began 25 years ago today. On July 28, 1914, the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary, which the war shattered, declared war on Serbia, which was enlarged to Yugoslavia as result of the conflict.
The declaration came exactly a month after the assassination at Sarajevo, then Austrian territory, now Yugoslav, of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne.
Germany and Russia were at war on Aug. 1; Germany and France, Aug. 2; Britain entered the conflict Aug. 4. The United States entered the war April 6, 1917.
July 29, 1939
Several thousand Aberdeen and Hoquiam citizens last night massed on Broadway between Heron and Wishkah streets for a Paul Bunyan street dance at which Aberdeen officially was invited to participate in Hoquiam’s golden jubilee celebration.
By actual account, Hoquiam committeemen reported 478 cars with approximately 1,500 costumed Hoquiamites invaded the city for the street dance. The caravan moved through the business district with occupants using all types of noise makers. The dancers frolicked until nearly midnight.
50 years ago
July 28, 1964
Miss Joanne Janzik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Janzik of Aberdeen, is spending her summer vacation from the University of Oregon flying around the world as a stewardess for Pan American Airways. Wearing her new “wings” Miss Janzik will fly Pan Am’s Jet Clippers on the international airline’s routes from New York, Chicago and other U.S. cities to Europe, Africa and Asia.
July 29, 1964
Box seats for the Aug. 13-16 Grays Harbor Fair are selling quickly but there are still some good seats available, reports the fair manager Arlene McNutt.
The outstanding schedule of big name entertainment for this year’s grandstand program has prompted many Harborites to buy reserved box seats for the six big shows. Major attractions will include RCA rodeo, Polack Bros. Circus, NASCAR stock car racing and a Gay Nineties Revue featuring professional and local talent.
Total value of a full box, six choice seats for the six big shows, plus grounds admissions would be $96 if purchased each day at the gate. However, these box seats purchased before fair time are priced at only $50.
25 years ago
July 28, 1989
The Harborites capitalized on an avalanche of Longview errors for a seven-run fifth inning that rallied them to a 9-5 victory in the opening round of the Southern Washington 14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament Thursday night at Pioneer Park.
After Saul Heikkila was hit by a Tim Davis pitch to open the fifth inning, the Cowlitz club mishandled three successive grounders to bring in two runs. Doug Farmer’s sacrifice fly scored Matt Herling with the tying run.
Then the Elma connection, Ryan Burbidge and Mike Osgood, grounded successive RBI singles to give Grays Harbor the lead for good. A wild pitch and another error brought in the inning’s final two runs.
Longview committed seven miscues in that inning and 10 overall.
July 29, 1989
• A painting by Ken Hurley, a Western and wild-life artist from Raymond, was selected this year to advertise an art show in north central Washington.
“It was a real honor to be chosen,” the artist said.
Hurley’s painting of a stampede race, its winner and the state and U.S. flags was selected for a poster announcing the Western Art Show in Omak that runs in conjunction with the annual August Stampede and Suicide Race.
The 46-year-old, who has lived in Raymond for 30 years, turned to painting full-time after he was injured and no longer able to work on the railroad.
• Washington Governor Booth Gardner wrote in a letter to the editor, “Please accept my congratulations and best wishes to you and to all the employees of The Daily World on the momentous occasion of the newspaper’s 100th birthday July 31.”
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom