World Gone By 5/10


75 years ago, May 10, 1938

• “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Walt Disney’s popular animated film, will open Friday for a five day engagement at the New Hoquiam theater, Manager Lloyd Thayer said today.

Disney’s first feature-length animated film in Technicolor is considered the year’s outstanding production and may revolutionize the film industry. Fantastic drama and outstanding comedy are combined in the cartoon picture of one of Grimm’s best fairy tales.

Manager Thayer said special matinees are scheduled for 2 o’clock on Friday, Monday and Tuesday afternoons and continuous programs on Saturday and Sunday.

• In the “Echoes of the Past: 20 Years Ago Today” column — May 10, 1918: The County Council of Defense is asking Harbor cities to pass ordinances making it a crime for an able bodied man to be intentionally idle.

• In the “Echoes of the Past: 10 Years Ago Today” column — May 10, 1928: Harbor lumber shipments by water the past month reached a total of 117,000,000 feet.

50 years ago, May 10, 1963

• Peter rose of South Band and his son Robert have been named “Cattlemen of the Year” by the Grays Harbor Cattlemen’s Association. The Rose Ranch east of Bay Center has been proclaimed outstanding in pasture reclamation, weed control and cattle-raising techniques. A celebration commemorating the award will be conducted by the association at the Rose Ranch on May 28.

• Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Raymond are inviting the public to attend an open house Sunday at May’s Nursing Home, 308 W. King St. in South Aberdeen to look over the spacious and completely modern new wing.

The new wing, which was financed mainly by a $100,000 Small Business Administration loan, has 34 beds, bringing the home’s total to 64. Every room has a wash basin and adjacent toilet facilities. All furnishings are new.

25 years ago, May 10, 1988

• Kathy Beck, Margaret Tingwall and Karen Davison recently received instructions in thumbing their noses like little kids for a comedy number in Raindrop Review.

The talent show, which raises money for health care, gives community members an opportunity to try out their acting talents.

The program is scheduled for May 20 and 21 in the Aberdeen High School auditorium.

• Only 7 percent of married women surveyed by Ladies Home Journal say they wouldn’t marry their mate again.

Their husband’s sense of humor was cited as the reason for falling in love by 49 percent of women surveyed while 39 percent said they decided to marry him “because he shared my vision of the future.”

The most common reason given for opposing the idea of remarrying the same man was that the couple had nothing in common, according to the poll published in the June issue. The magazine said this complaint was most often heard from readers ages 45 to 59.

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