In 1962, Montesano’s Phillips carries the ball 18 times for 94 yards

75 years ago, September 15, 1937

• Tryouts for positions on the Aberdeen High School band are being conducted this week, and within a few days all vacancies will be filled, Mark Freshman, music supervisor, announced today.

The band will have 54 members during the first half of the year. Six more clarinets will be added at mid-year to balance the instrumental arrangement for concert music for band uses in public appearances.

• “Anyone desiring a reserved seat season ticket for Weatherwax High School home games had better hurry or it will be too late.” So spoke Earl Hunt, secretary of the Aberdeen Elks Lodge, sponsors of the ticket drive.

The tickets, which will give the purchaser a reserved seat in the covered grandstand between the 35 yard stripes, went on sale yesterday morning. The price is $5.

Reservations were taken at the club all day and late last night. Hunt announced that nearly 90 ducats had been spoken for. And the ink was still drying on the tickets.

50 years ago, September 15, 1962

• The Weatherwax High School Band and Orchestra will make their annual appearance tomorrow at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup. With 62 members in the band and 58 in the orchestra, Directors Hampton Wines and J. Gordon Edlund will be taking the largest Aberdeen organizations to play at the fair in many years.

• Despite the almost Herculean efforts of big Ben Phillips, Montesano’s sterling new fullback find, the Bulldogs could muster no more than a 0-0 tie against the burly Hoquiam Grizzlies last night.

Phillips, a 190-pound converted tackle, plowed through the Hoquiam line like a Sherman tank. In 18 carries, he picked up 94 yards — almost as much as the entire Grizzlie offense — averaging better than 5.2 yards per tote, and never lost a yard. In addition, the letterman junior was also a stand-out on defense.

25 years ago, September 15, 1987

• With fireworks, a giant flag and joyful noises, Harborites will let freedom ring this week.

They’ll commemorate the 200-year birthday of the United States Constitution which was signed Sept. 17, 1787.

Celebrations are planned in Westport, Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Montesano.

As part of the celebration church bells, mill sirens, car horns and all other noisemaking devices around the Harbor will sound off at 1 p.m., Thursday for 200 seconds.

• The wreckage of a small plane discovered last Friday in thickly wooded area near Copalis Beach is not from a plane that disappeared eight years ago, county officials said today.

“It’s definitely not the same plane,” said Bill Langford, director of the county’s emergency services. But he added, no one has yet identified the aircraft found by mushroom picker Wayne Spaulding in the tangled underbrush off Highway 109.

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