In 1987, Sonnia Beans withdraws from Aberdeen School Board race


75 years ago, October 21, 1937

• Large stands of timber in the Lake Quinault district and in other sections of the Olympics, not included in his revised Olympic National Park bill, will be included in a second revised measure to be presented to Congress at the special session, Congressman Mon Wallgren told members of the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce today.

The revision for the larger area is being made at the suggestion of President Roosevelt on his recent trip to the peninsula. In addition to large stands of federal timber included in the original measure, the new bill will provide for acquisition of some private lands to round out the proposed huge park.

• The North Aberdeen Bridge was closed to vehicle traffic for an hour at noon today while a log raft was being extricated from an approach where it jammed yesterday afternoon. The raft had been in the river above the span for some months. It broke loose yesterday and floated downstream, jamming against the span without causing apparent damage. While tugboats worked freeing it today, it was necessary to keep the span swung.

50 years ago, October 21, 1962

Sunday, no newspaper published

25 years ago, October 21, 1987

• “Women shouldn’t be in positions of leadership.”

That’s how candidate Sonnia Bean explains her decision to withdraw from the Aberdeen School Board race.

She changed her mind about running after much prayer and Bible study, she said. She didn’t know that an editorial supporting incumbent Jane Goldberg appeared in The Daily World yesterday.

Mrs. Goldberg was rendered speechless when told of Mrs. Beans’ decision this morning.

“I’m surprised. But as I come to know Mrs. Bean, I know she is a person of very strong convictions and I’m sure she’s thought this out very thoroughly. And I’m sure, for her, she’s made the right decision,” the homemaker and former Daily World reporter said.

• The Lady Grizzlies retained the Ehrhart Trophy Tuesday with a 5-0 victory over Aberdeen in a Black Hills League girls tennis match in Hoquiam.

Winners were Jennifer Eastburn in the number one singles spot, doubles champs Kristelle White and Michelle Steward, Lisa Landreth in the second singles and Cheryl Koser in the third singles.

• A group of precocious freshmen provided ample support for veterans Jennifer Brockhoff and Wendy Harrow as the Ocosta Wildcats took over the West Cowlitz League with a victory over Montesano Tuesday in volleyball.

Brockhoff was joined by freshmen Heidi Bodwell and Ericka Newton and season-long standout Ronel Helbig, while another ninth grader, Kim Godfrey was on the court at the finish.

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