75 years ago
July 19, 1938
G.E. Anderson Sr., pioneer lumberman of Grays Harbor and father of a widely known Aberdeen family, died today at his home at 405 North Broadway, following a long illness.
Mr. Anderson was associated in ownership of the Anderson & Middleton mill as well as other leading lumber manufacturing and exporting concerns of this city.
July 20, 1938
The will of the late William Donovan, Aberdeen lumberman, disposing of an estate estimated at $160,000 was admitted to probate today in Montesano.
A special bequest of $1,000 to St. Mary’s School in Aberdeen was included.
July 21, 1938
• Work of selecting 750 cast members for the historical drama to be presented three nights late in August during Aberdeen’s Golden Jubilee got underway last night. All rehearsals will be in the Elks gymnasium.
• Sending his eight-iron shot straight and true, Walter Fovargue, veteran Harbor golfer, shot a hole-in-one on the 134-yard fourth hole at the GH Country Club yesterday. It was his fourth hole-in-one at the club.
• In order to secure enough fuel to supply the kilns for the other two shifts, a third shift of 35 men was added at Schafer Brothers shingle mill in Montesano last night. “The market does not justify expansion, but we cannot operate economically with two six-hour shifts,” Albert Schafer, vice-president of the company said.
The additional shift brings the crew up to 125.
50 years ago
July 19, 1963
There’s both good and bad news for Aberdeen’s beardless males.
Passing on the bad news first, word was sent out that the Keystone Cops have been ordered to pick up all males without hirsute adornment and take them before the judge of kangaroo court.
The good news is there’s an easy way out. Any male Aberdonian who for any reason does not have a beard may avoid any difficulty whatsoever by going to Jubilee Headquarters at Broadway and Wishkah and purchasing a shaving permit for only $2, good for the entire celebration.
July 20, 1963
Next to Las Vegas, Aberdeen will be Mecca for fight fans Monday night, the only area on the West Coast to show the Patterson-Liston heavyweight championship battle on home television, courtesy of Harbor TV.
Instead of shelling out anywhere from $5 to $8, hundreds of people will head for Aberdeen from such spots as Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle and cities in Oregon to take in the fisticuffs free. Neighboring towns such as Elma Montesano, Raymond and South Bend are expected to be emptied for the short jaunt to a friend’s home or tavern.
Restaurants and bars are preparing for large crowds, while motels and hotels are set to benefit from the suddenly swollen population.
Three bus loads of Elks from Olympia and Centralia are expected to attend the TV party at the Aberdeen Elks Temple.
July 21, 1963
Sunday, no newspaper published
25 years ago
July 19, 1988
Veronica Brakus, a Hoquiam High graduate in her final undergraduate year at the University of Washington, is a delegate to the 40th Japan-America Student Conference.
She is one of 40 students who will travel with the conference to Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia as a member of the International and Global Economic Development table.
Brakus is majoring in Japan Regional Studies through the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, will travel to Japan upon her graduation in the spring of 1989 and plans to attend law school.
July 20, 1988
Hoquiam’s bats took over when its vaunted pitching depth hit rock bottom last night, and so the blue-clad future Grizzlies are Babe Ruth-14 champions of District 3.
“It was a helluva game,” Hoquiam manager Dick Blumberg exclaimed.
The victory completed an unbeaten sweep for Hoquiam through the five-team, double-elimination affair, and earned them a berth in the Southern Washington tourney starting July 29 in Chehalis.
July 21, 1988
The sinus-searing stench that has blanketed the Harbor area for the past couple of days is linked to a wastewater treatment problem at ITT Rayonier’s pulp mill in Hoquiam. High temperatures and a slash burn made matters worse.
The emissions are not dangerous, not toxic, just unpleasant. “A lot like the stench of rotten eggs,” said the Department of Ecology.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.