75 years ago, November 11, 1937
• At 11 o’clock the artillery quit firing.,
Up on the front lines, very few of them knew what had happened. They didn’t relax. Not right away. They’d done that just two days before, and lost too many men thereby, when the false armistice report came through.
But the odd stillness went on and on. And finally a general came by and stopped and read a paper … “An armistice has been declared … ” That was 19 years ago today.
Today on Grays Harbor and throughout the civilized world, those veterans, confused then by silence, are finding the rumble of war in the making once more a strange and terrible thing. Those who fought and failed to die, and lived through the stillness of the first armistice, are finding now that the cause their comrades are buried for is a forgotten ideal to some world leaders.
• The Aberdeen Finnish Brotherhood lodge will observe its 34th anniversary with a program of musical numbers, speeches and reports from officers Sunday night at the lodge hall on Randall Street. With few exceptions membership in the lodge is centered in Grays Harbor County, numbering at the present time a total of 348 in good standing. It is the ninth in number of the lodges organized on the Pacific Coast since the mother lodge was instituted in San Francisco in 1882.
50 years ago, November 11, 1962
Sunday, no newspaper published
25 years ago, November 11, 1987
• Hear ye, hear ye. You are all hereby invited to a traditional Renaissance feast at a time long ago in the court of a far away King.
You will be entertained with a banquet of authentic food, wassail and madrigal music to put you in the Christmas spirit. Strolling minstrels, court jesters and a henpecked King will amuse you.
All this can be yours when the tickets for the Grays Harbor College’s fifth Madrigal Feaste go on sale Saturday at the SouthShore Mall.
Bob Neisinger is the Madrigal director and has cast LeeAnne Dugan as the queen and Keith Kruger as her king.
• Munching meadow-trampling mountain goats are intruders in Olympic National Park, and they’ll stamp the rainbow alpine gardens into a ragged remnant, say naturalists.
However, the peninsula’s 1,200 handsome and often-tame dwellers among the peaks charm visitors and sustain a hunting season in the eastern Olympics.
Accommodating both the wish to keep the Olympic meadows as spectacular as they can be and goals of the state Department of Wildlife to maintain a huntable goat population will take some compromise, the assessment says.
Public hearings have been scheduled, including one in Aberdeen. A final decision on the park’s response to the goat situation will be made early next year.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.