World Gone By — July 25

In 1963, GHC’s President Smith earns his Ph.D

75 years ago

July 24, 1938

Sunday, no newspaper published

July 25, 1938

Ernest Kozlowski, Harbor logger fighting with the loyalist forces in Spain, played hide-and-seek with fascist troops behind the rebel lines during the Franco drive to the sea this spring but finally escaped back into loyalist Spain.

“The old logging camp training came in pretty handy,” Kozlowski wrote in a letter to H. Huff of Aberdeen, “when it came to going over mountains and around sidehills. In one of our ‘retirements’ I got cut off 15 to 20 kilometers behind the fascist lines. Kept walking continuously for 48 hours though and managed to get across the Ebro OK.”

James” “Pat Hassett wrote to some Harborites enclosing stamps bearing pictures of the Spanish loyalist leaders and political prisoners throughout the world. These are to be sold locally and the money used to send cigarettes and medical supplies to Americans in the Spanish loyalist forces.

50 years ago

July 24, 1963

Edward P. Smith, president of Grays Harbor College, has received his doctor’s degree during the current summer session at Washington State University, Pullman. His doctoral dissertation was on the “Philosophy of Junior College Education.”

The Hoquiam native graduated from Grays Harbor College in 1938 and has been the president there since 1953.

A display of old paintings by Fred Pratsch depicting scenes from as far back as 1888 are being shown at the J.C. Penney store now. These are oil paintings of authentic photographs of Grays Harbor’s early years.

This display is shown in conjunction with Aberdeen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.

July 25, 1963

What do seafaring Navy men do when they leave their ship’s swaying decks for dry land?

Crew members of the Pacific Mine Force ocean minesweepers visiting Aberdeen for the Diamond Jubilee Aug. 3-9 will present one answer when they come ashore as a two-platoon marching unit and color guard to lead the big Jubilee parade.

The men will be from the USS Conflict, Dynamic, Endurance, Implicit and Persistent.

25 years ago

July 24, 1988

• At the same time Aberdeen’s police station was being dedicated Saturday afternoon to the late Arnold N. Andring, his youngest son was taking tests to become an Ocean Shores police officer.

“I wasn’t able to be there, but I think (the dedication) is wonderful,” said Mike Andring, 26, of Hoquiam. “I’m glad to see that people are recognizing some of my father’s accomplishments in helping the community grow. I think he’d be very happy.”

• Pacific County will once again celebrate the seafood world and the employment it brings to the area. The third annual Tokeland-North Cove Crab Festival is set for Aug. 5-6 complete with the world championship crab shaking contest.

Longtime crab shaker Ruth Moore of Grayland is scheduled to be the head judge.

Moore, 79, is a former head floor person at Nelson Crab — starting work as a shaker in 1951 and retiring in 1972.

“I started when the meat went for 8 cents a pound,” she recalled. “Now I think it’s up to 30 cents. It’s hard on your hands but you get used to it.”

July 25, 1988

Gail Sayres downed Ruth Watson to win the women’s singles championship of the Mary’s River Lumber-Montesano Festival of People Tennis Tournament over the weekend.

Russ Esses teamed with Carl Easter to take the men’s doubles championship, downing Mike Fykerud and Duane Nichols.

Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.