World Gone By 10/8


75 years ago

October 7, 1938

Charles Chester, 42, of Menlo, was killed just before noon today when struck by a small tree while working at the Provo Logging camp six miles south of South Bend. Chester, employed as a highclimber the past year, was standing near the landing when the crew hooked on a log. One end of the log was against a small tree. As the donkey pulled the log, the tree fell and struck Chester across the body. Chester thought he was out of distance.

• Douglas fir plywood is becoming one of the outstanding building materials in the United States, Bernard Johnson, editor of the American Builder, said today upon his arrival in Hoquiam to address the Hoquiam chamber of commerce dinner at the Emerson Hotel.

October 8, 1938

Two tons of filberts will be harvested this fall by Carl and John Schafer from their 10-acre orchard up the Satsop valley.

John said the ranch has to have a man on the lookout all the time to scare the bluejays away with a shotgun.

50 years ago

October 7, 1963

Baseball is just a sport, the law says, but sometimes it adds up to pretty good money, too. Each winning Dodger may take home about $12,900 and each losing Yankee can console himself with about $8,100 from the World Series player pot. Both will be records. No official figures can be released until Commissioner Ford Frick’s office has checked and double checked the figures and that probably won’t be finished for several days.

October 8, 1963

A 6,000-foot airstrip, capable of handling new short-haul jet airliners such as the Boeing 727, is included in tentative plans related to a $2,000,000 canal dredging project announced today by Ocean Shores. Sand from the canal-dredging scheduled for 1966 and 1967 would be used to build the airport in a tidal area along the shore of Grays Harbor, in the northeast section of the Ocean Shores peninsula.

25 years ago

October 7, 1988

She was 17 at the turn of the century and Wednesday she celebrated her 105th birthday. Cecelia Gladys (Graves) Boggs, wearing a bright corsage, her white hair carefully combed back in a bun, marked the day at the Harbor Health Care nursing home in South Aberdeen.

Three great-great-granddaughters, Amy, Anna and Tracy Barry, dressed in tutus, performed a short dance for the crowded room full of nursing home residents and relatives.

October 8, 1988

• Fire gutted the landmark Saginaw Shingle Mill in South Aberdeen Friday night, sending black smoke and flames shooting above the Chehalis River.

About 10 people are employed at the mill which was built in the late 1920s. They turn cedar logs into shakes and shingles which are then treated at Harbor Wood Treating, right next door.

The mill is owned by Richard Murchy of Elma and his son, Richard, is the manager.

• What might have been a glorious night in Elma — homecoming and a 35-0 football victory over Hoquiam — ended with little but a bitter taste all around last night at Davis Field.

A violent, bench-clearing brawl that caused an abrupt finish to the game with 6:13 still on the clock left the near-capacity audience in stunned confusion.

The Southwest Washington officiating crew out of Chehalis picked up the ball and departed the field as the fracas wound down.

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