World Gone By 9/26

75 years ago, September 26, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, September 26, 1962

• Some 13 ships visited Grays Harbor last month to bring the total for the year to 107.

Five of the ships headed for the East Coast, three to the Orient, two each to India and the Mediterranean and one for the West Coast of South America. Combined cargo was 12,106,562 board feet of lumber and logs and 7,245 tons of general cargo.

• A burglary which occurred Sunday night was cleared up within 12 hours of the time it was reported to the Raymond Police Department.

About 7 a.m., Monday a report was received that the front window of the Raymond Dairy Queen had been broken out with a Presto log, and the cash register and several packages of cigarettes, gum and candy taken. Also taken was a newspaper rack from outside the building.

About 7 p.m. Monday a 14-year-old Raymond youth was questioned and admitted his participation in the burglary. He also implicated another 17-year-old who was not immediately taken into custody. The cash register and newspaper rack were recovered. The money, gum, cigarettes and candy are still missing.

25 years ago, September 26, 1987

• Major retailers across the country report they aren’t meeting quotas, but sales at the SouthShore Mall in Aberdeen are up nine percent, says new mall manager Nina Morean.

“People in the community would be pleased and surprised at the amount of retail dollars” that are spent at the mall, she said.

Morean, a 1973 graduate of Aberdeen High School, took over as marketing director at the mall in 1982, shortly after it opened. In 1985, she was promoted to assistant manager, “a training ground to be general manager.”

The mall opened six years ago with 17 stores, “which isn’t very much for a 500,000 square foot shopping center,” Morean said. Now there are 60 businesses. About 5,000 square feet remains available, enough to accommodate one to four retailers.

• The smell of salt water whisks inland with a cool breeze as the young oysterman surveys the steel poles that peek above the bay near Goose Point.

The oyster is not a creature of the turbulent open sea. It needs gentle bays, coves and pristine estuaries like Willapa Harbor.

David Nisbet and his wife Maureen are co-owners of the 9-year-old Nisbet Oyster Co. which will soon expand. The company which harvests bottom, long line, rack and half-shell oyster cultures was awarded a $75,000 state loan last week.

The expansion gives the Nisbets about 150 acres of oyster farmland, triple what they had when they started in 1979.

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