World Gone By 10/6


75 years ago, October 6, 1937

• Members of the Hoquiam Elks lodge got into the football spirit at a rally conducted at the regular meeting last night.

Coach Elmer Huhta informed the lodgement he expects the game Saturday with Longview to the hardest encounter for Hoquiam High School this season. The Hoquiam High School band played school songs while Director E. Ronald Rice led the members in singing.

• Anyone can pick up a telephone in Aberdeen and call every country in the world except Russia. This fact was revealed before the Rotary Club today by James Thomas, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph manager here. He said Aberdeen phones could be connected with more than 92 percent of all telephones in the world. Many ships at sea may be called also.

50 years ago, October 6, 1962

• In the “From the Past: 10 Years Ago Today” column — October 6, 1952: Safeway Co. opens its large new store at corner of L and Heron Streets in Aberdeen. The supermarket will employ 70 persons.

• In the “Echoes of the Past: 50 Years Ago Today” column — October 6, 1912: Wages are high and men scarce, say employers. Some common labor commands $2.50 a day, it is declared.

• You would have a hard time convincing anybody in Longview that there’s a stronger high school team in the state than Aberdeen.

A hungry gold-clad Bobcat offense smashed a Longview school in spectacular fashion for the second time in successive weekends as Aberdeen romped to a 35-0 SWW Conference win over previously unbeaten and unscored upon R.A. Long last night in Longview.

Only last week the Bobcats thrashed Mark Morris 27-7 as the reserves played almost three quarters.

A crowd of some 3,000 partisan Lumberjack fans saw a powerful Aberdeen ground attack led by workhorse fullback Russ Kuhns and quick halfbacks Gary Langhans and Bob Oar roll up an awesome total of 421 yards and 21 first downs.

25 years ago, October 6, 1987

• Pacific County Sheriff Jerry Benning can count his deputies on one hand a fact he isn’t proud of.

The sheriff issued pink slips to four full-time road deputies last week, bringing his already depleted staff to three.

That means three deputies must cover the county’s 986 square miles along. No partners. No backup.

The layoffs were inevitable after Pacific County voters gunned down a special law enforcement levy in May.

• Adna handed Wishkah it first volleyball loss in a non-league match Monday.

Despite the loss, Loggerette coach Dorothy Addison thought her team played well against a tough defensive opponent. She cited Kim Berge for fine net play.

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