In 1988, Greenpeace official warns of off-shore oil drilling issues


75 years ago

September 13, 1938

• Shot in the back by an unknown assailant, Felix Bogar, 38, early this morning staggered critically wounded into the O.C. Olsen barnyard on Smith Creek, 2 1/2 miles north of Raymond. Olsen put Bogar in an automobile and rushed him to Riverside Hospital where attempts were made today to recover the bullet.

• It was a gala day at the C.P. Morgan home when the Morgan’s young daughter decided to celebrate her cat’s birthday by inviting seven cats of the neighborhood to a birthday party. The girl trimmed the table with colored paper, made a centerpiece birthday cake of cat food topped off with whipped cream and candles and served egg nog for the first course.

September 14, 1938

• Grays Harbor County, one of the richest timber growing sections on the globe, has a potential growth of 476 million board feet annually. Actually the annual increment of the forests in their present condition has been found to be 96 million feet.

The “Forest Statistics for Grays Harbor County” released by Stephen N. Wyckoff, states that the potential growth figure can be obtained only by intensive forest management, at present the greatest need of the Grays Harbor region.

• Aberdeen Coach Jud Graham has put the finishing touches on the Bobcat offense team in preparation for the opening football game against Shelton Friday at Stewart Field. Following a heavy blocking and tackling drill yesterday, Graham announced the starting eleven would comprise Wilson and Wickett at ends, Gilmore and either Puljan or Ross, tackles; Newman and Major, guards; Russell, center; Bakotich, fullback; Acker, right halfback; Freed, left halfback; Vekich or Morrison, quarterback.

September 15, 1938

The Vallier family rat terrier in Grays Harbor City Monday evening chased a member of the Mustelidae family into the recently remodeled kitchen of the family home at which point the civet cat discharged a fetid secretion of its anal glands.

All day yesterday, after the nocturnal visitor departed, Mrs. Vallier scrubbed and washed the walls to no avail. Now the house still smells, the rat terrier is in disgrace and Mr. Vallier has oiled and loaded his shotgun.

50 years ago

September 13, 1963

Young People’s Top Records of the Week: 1. “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels; 2. “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” by Alan Sherman; 3. “If I Had a Hammer” by Trini Lopez; 4. “Heat Wave” by Martha & Vandellas; 5. “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton; 6. “Judy’s Turn to Cry” by Leslie Gore; 7. “Hey Girl” by Freddie Scott; 8. “Monkey Time” by Major Lance; 9. “Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys and 10. “Fingertips” by Little Stevie Wonder.

September 14, 1963

From shaky and humble beginnings to a solid center of Bible teaching and worship — that is the story of the Copalis Community church which will observe its 30th anniversary Saturday.

Two laymen, Newt Rasor, advertising manager for the J.C. Penney Co. store in Aberdeen and Marcus Copeland, a Western Steel employee, began the beach-area missionary venture by starting a Sunday school in the elementary school. They had perhaps a dozen pupils including a few adults. Today, the Sunday school has an enrollment of more than 100.

September 15, 1963

Sunday, no newspaper published

25 years ago

September 13, 1988

Grays Harbor citizens must “ask hard questions, demand clear answers” and educate themselves about the possible impacts of off-shore oil drilling on Grays Harbor, an official from the environmental organization Greenpeace said in Aberdeen Monday.

“The oil companies tout off-shore oil development as a panacea for distressed coastal communites like those around Grays Harbor,” said Kelly Quirke of Greenpeace at a press conference at the Tall Ships shipyard Monday. “Drilling operation, in fact, offer minimal employment opportunities and endanger local fishing and tourism economies.”

September 14, 1988

• Carrie Hurlbert served 11 straight points in the opening game and Wishkah went on to down Quinault in a non-league volleyball opener in Amanda Park Tuesday.

Hurlbert wound up connecting on all 19 of her serves. Lisa Kjesbu was cited for setting and Kim Berge and Wendy Hurlbert for all around performance by winning coach Dorothy Addison.

September 15, 1988

• Her voice choked with emotion, administrator Sister Charlotte Van Dyke made it official Wednesday. St. Joseph Hospital is no more. With the closure, 98 years of Catholic health care mission on Grays Harbor came to an end. As of midnight tonight, the facility belongs to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

• The pound of cocaine found in a Hoquiam motel room this week could be linked to an expanding Central Washington drug network, a narcotics expert in Yakima says.

Hoquiam police, while searching a car believed to have been used to bring the cocaine here, found names, addresses and telephone numbers of suspected Yakima-area traffickers. The car, along with the $30,000 worth of cocaine, was seized Monday. Officers searched it Tuesday said Hoquiam police Lt. Jake Jacobson.

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