World Gone By 3/22


75 years ago, March 22, 1938

Shift of another Grays Harbor lumber crew to ranks of the American Federation of Labor was announced “progressing” following a heated meeting last night of Anderson & Middleton plant workmen.

“We are going to keep right on signing up the crew members in the AFL, and when we get a sufficient majority we will apply for a charter just as the Blagen crew did,” said Del Rushing who is heading the AFL faction in the crew.

50 years ago, March 22, 1963

• A stubborn fire did thousands of dollars of damage after breaking out in the rear of the 300 block on East Wishkah Street shortly after 9 last night, but quick work by Aberdeen firemen confined the blaze to the center of the block.

The inferno routed tenants from the Strathcona Apartments, interrupted dinner at the Chinese Gardens Cafe and ruined the rear of Davies Art Shop.

• Hopkins Junior High School this week has been experiencing an outbreak of the German (three-day) measles.

Mrs. Dorothy Hulbert, RN, Aberdeen School District nurse, said 10 youngsters were sent home yesterday with the disease and phone calls from parents have established that about 10 other absentees also have measles.

• “Where Away?” is a column written by Weatherwax High School students in William Lucas’ creative writing class. It features attractions within a day’s outing of Aberdeen. Today’s column, about Wynooche Valley is written by Phyllis Gabbert.

The Wynooche Valley is a land of wild and picturesque beauty. It is cut by the Wynooche River, dotted with dairy farms and topped by the majestic trees of the Olympic National Forest.

If you take a drive into this region, there are many sights for you to see. One of the most beautiful is the Wynooche Falls. It is located in the primitive region of the National Forest. The splendor of the towering trees is breath-taking and unequaled in this part of Washington State.

25 years ago, March 22, 1988

• More than 125 photographers —professionals, amateur and in between, high schoolers to senior citizens — yesterday helped capture “A Day in the Life of Aberdeen.”

They photographed children gobbling cornflakes, card players at Mac’s Cigar store, bowlers, butchers, garbage men and letter carriers. They recorded babies being born, senior citizens eating lunch, preschoolers building pizzas, soccer games, moms buying groceries, toddlers, mills workers, short order cooks, and even each other.

• Five Grays Harbor players were named to the all-Black Hills League girls basketball team, selected by league coaches.

Hoquiam’s Carrie Thompson and Jennifer Eastburn, Aberdeen’s Julie Cowan and Rachael Kilgore and Elma’s Shadel Carter composed half of the 10-player all-league team.

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