75 years ago, April 3, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago, April 3, 1963
• Expecting to ship the highest total of log exports since before World War II, the Port of Grays Harbor is a very busy place these days.
Within the past year, the Port Commission has authorized approximately $400,000 in improvements and equipment purchases.
The $150,000 renovation of pier 1 is continuing as port crews replace the unfinished timber deck with concrete slabs that will increase the life of the pier five years.
Commenting on prospects for this year, Port Manager Ray Heinke said he expects that between 100,000,000 and 120,000,000 board feet (Brereton scale) will be shipped from the Port Dock this year. That compares to 37,000,000 last year. The large increase in log exports, he said, is because many companies must dispose of blow-down caused by the Oct. 12 storm.
Each ton of cargo or every 1,000 board feet of lumber loaded at the port is worth $15.16 in economic benefit to the community, said Heinke.
• Out of 34 contestants, a former South Bend girl has been selected as queen of the 16th annual Camp Pendleton, (Calif.) rodeo.
She’s Miss Denice Getchell and what’s unusual is she has never been on a horse.
“But she has been given two months to learn (to ride a horse),” said her mom.
The woman Marine will reign over rodeo festivities next month at Camp Pendleton.
25 years ago, April 3, 1988
• A 28-year-old North Beach man, suspecting in the shooting death of a younger man found dead early Saturday, was arrested later that morning after a two-hour armed standoff with deputies at Moclips.
The 24-year-old victim, Kevin Papp, also from the North Beach, was discovered in an ocean-front home on Second Street in Pacific Beach by a woman who called deputies shortly before 5 a.m. She had first called Quinault Indian Nation police in Taholah and was referred to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office.
• Chuck E. Greninger of Aberdeen has received the In-Fisherman Master Angler Award as the outstanding sportsman in the Northwest region.
He is one of only six sportsmen nationally to receive the Master Angler plaque, awarded by In-Fisherman magazine.
He has conducted numerous steelheading clinics in the area, often in conjunction with the late Jake Medcalf.
He has offered steelheading tips on the television program, “Outdoor Adventure” and has contributed articles to Sports Afield and the Trout and Salmon Leader of Trout Unlimited.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.