75 years ago, May 17, 1938
• Construction of a large floating ice plant to serve the Grays Harbor fishing fleet was under way today in the Wishkah River by the Westport Ice and Cold Storage Company.
The firm will manufacture flake ice, about 12 tons a day, and will have facilities for storing 150 tons in two large storage bins. Facilities are also being installed to store salmon and other seafood.
• In the “Echoes of the Past: 20 Years Ago Today” column — May 17, 1918: The national food administration will allow housewives a 100-pound sack of sugar for the canning season. A pledge must be given however that the sugar will be used for canning.
• In the “Echoes of the Past: 25 Years Ago Today” column — May 17, 1913: Sheriff Don McRae of Everett plans to disarm 200 Japanese employed by the Crown Lumber Company in Mukilteo as part of his plan to take weapons from all foreigners in the county.
50 years ago, May 17, 1963
• Charles Sutten Jr. of Elma has accepted an appointment to West Point Military Academy, U.S. Rep. Julia Butler Hansen announced today. She said she is “proud and happy that Charles will represent the Third District at West Point. Sutten is a graduating senior at Elma High School.
• Jim Knudson singled home A. Dick with the winning run in the 11th inning to give Hoquiam a come-from-behind 3 to 2 victory over Montesano yesterday.
Stan Pinnick went all the way on the mound for the Grizzlies scattering seven hits.
Gary Sandgren and Walt Reames had two hits apiece for Hoquiam while Bob James and Butch Walters rapped out two hits each for Monte.
25 years ago, May 17, 1988
• The new recruits aren’t scaling any walls or sprinting down alleys, but the Aberdeen Police Department has RSVP’d that the help is most welcome.
Sporting baseball caps with the APD insignia and dark blue police jackets with “Volunteer” badges, Al Brecht, 69, and Ken Baker Sr., 65, are on patrol.
As Retired Senior Volunteers for the police department, the two cruise around town for eight hours a week, checking whether doors are locked and making sure nothing is amiss at the home of vacationing Aberdonians.
• Jim Eddy, 32, and a Hoquiam resident all his life, was appointed to the Hoquiam City Council Monday to fill the unexpired term of 5th Ward councilman Bob Tompkins who died last month.
• Senior third baseman pitcher Pat Anderson received the Mike Thompson Most Valuable Player Award at the Aberdeen High School baseball awards dessert Monday night.
Anderson led the Bobcats in hitting with a .354 average, home runs with five and runs batted in with 16. He also earned the Silver Bat Award.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.