75 years ago
August 21, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
August 22, 1938
Plans for conversion of the Pioneer Cannery into a large tuna packing plant were announced today by Guy Halferty, president of the Pioneer company. He said the plant would be in readiness for the 1939 season.
“We are going to keep it a Grays Harbor proposition,” Halferty said, adding the plant may employ between 100 and 125 persons.
50 years ago
August 21, 1963
• Jim McClintock, power saw mechanic for Weyerhaeuser’s Twin Harbors branch, recently displayed a 52-inch shake board he split. McClintock, who spends his weekends splitting shakes, says, “This may not be a record but it is the largest board I’ve ever seen.”
• The Grays Harbor Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will dedicate its new building this Sunday.
Dr. Don Wood, president of the Northwestern States Mission, will head the dedication program set for 2:30 p.m.
August 22, 1963
This is news to make the younger set flip — Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret are having a romance.
At least that’s the way it looks. You can’t always be sure about romances of co-stars in Hollywood.
Their behavior on the set of “Viva Las Vegas” might make you believe that something is brewing between the two. They hold hands. They disappear into his dressing room between shots and they lunch together in seclusion.
25 years ago
August 21, 1988
• Salmon was baking on the barbecue, homemade sausage was simmering nearby and the sun was shining Saturday as hundreds of fire-fighting enthusiasts met in Raymond to muster.
The firefighters — mostly volunteers from rural communities in Oregon and Washington — met to test their skills on the antique equipment and camp out over the weekend.
The bucket brigade, the splashiest and perhaps most traditional of team firefighting sports, was to continue today along with men’s and women’s competition in hand-drawn hose cars and motorized hose wagons.
The muster is along Highway 101 at a former sort yard owned by Mayr Bros. Logging Co.
• The defending champion Clubbers of Grays Harbor continued their torrid hitting in storming into the winners’ bracket final of the state 30 and over men’s slow pitch tournament in Bremerton Saturday.
Rocky Carroll, Larry Lytle and Ken Waite each slugged home runs in the rout of the Corner House.
August 22, 1988
• President Reagan has signed into law a bill to create the Grays Harbor Wildlife Refuge at Bowerman Basin off Hoquiam.
Sen. Dan Evans, R-Wash., who sponsored the bill in the Senate, said this morning, “We have protected and nationally recognized an environmental treasure, while at the same time assuring this annual migration of birds can be viewed by wildlife enthusiasts.”
The 94-square-mile estuary is one of only four staging areas in North America that attracts concentrations of more than a million shorebirds. The other areas are the Copper River Delta in Alaska, the Bay of Fundy in Canada and at Delaware Bay.
• For the second year in a row, The Clubbers are state champions of 30-and-over men’s slow pitch.
The Harbor club bombed Off The Record of Yakima, 29-3, in Bremerton Sunday to complete an unbeaten sweep to the title they won a year ago as the Ace of Clubs.
Don Mehlhoff and Bob Paylor had four hits each in the final. Steve Irion blasted two home runs and Rocky Carroll one.
Irion was named the tournament’s MVP while Carroll, Paylor and Rick Ormiston earned all-tourney honors.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.