75 years ago, April 24, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago, April 24, 1963
• Mayor Walt Failor announced today he has purchased the Electric Building at Broadway and Heron Street from Mrs. Anna Brower of Seattle, and will move his sporting goods business to the new location.
• “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 Mount Rainier is written by Judy McClintock.
Mt. Rainier is surely the most superb landmark of the Pacific Northwest.
The most fascinating and beautiful trail at Mt. Rainier is the Wonderland Trail. This around-the-mountain trail crosses snowfield, glaciers and countless streams. Most of the scenery is entirely virgin forest areas.
Mystic Lake, Summer Land, Indian Bar and Nickel Creek are just a few of the places where shelter cabins are located. These cabins are open on one side and are equipped with only outdoor fireplaces.
Your goal should be plan for about nine miles each day. You will have hiked approximately 90 miles inside of 10 days and have completely encircled the mountain. It will be an experience you will never forget.
25 years ago, April 24, 1988
• Joel Wolff is high on life.
At 79, he exudes more vitality than many 25-year-olds. A lot of people Wolff’s age are slowing down or dead; he’s on the lookout for ways to sharpen his mind and boost his enthusiasm. There is zest in his step.
Today, in fact, he’s participating in a motivational workshop in Hoquiam. “Maybe I’ll learn something new,” he told a friend.
Wolff’s contagious enthusiasm and lifetime of devotion to Grays Harbor made him the unanimous choice for The Daily World’s 20th Citizen of the Year Award.
• There’s something about those Parker girls!
Megan Parker clenched her fists in surprise and triumph last night as she was crowned Miss Grays Harbor 1988.
The Aberdeen High School senior is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Monica, who represented the Harbor in 1985. They are the children of Judge Thomas and Margaret Parker of Aberdeen.
Besides looking stunning in her shimmering silver-sequined evening gown — the kind that one usually sees on a Barbie Doll — Megan wowed the audience with a difficult piano piece by Chopin.
• A group of Aberdeen High School musicians have scheduled a concert Tuesday night at the Elks Club to benefit PAWS.
AHS senior Ken Hunt organized the event after reading about the organization’s financial woes. He will be singing folk music and blues as he accompanies himself on guitar.
Then the award winning Goldenaires will perform, followed by the rock band “Terminal Velocity” with lead singer Dion Steiner.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.