75 years ago, January 10, 1938
• Dr. E. C. Harter, Aberdeen veterinarian, has perfected a sero-toxin which he claims will immunize dogs from salmon poisoning.
Known as salmonade sero-toxin, the substance when injected into dogs will inoculate them from the ravages of the poisoning which kills off thousands of dogs annually, he asserts. Dr. Harter says the serum is made from blood extracted from dogs who have been kept on a fish diet for a long period of time. He says he hit upon the idea of using dogs’ blood when he discovered that puppies of salmon-fed dogs were immune from the disease.
• Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pinckney and family recently moved into a residence that might have been transplanted from the northeastern United States coast where sturdy Cape Cod fishermen build their homes to stand wintry blasts from a stormy sea.
Their new home on East Fifth Street in Aberdeen has six rooms, fine mullioned windows that let plenty of light in and French doors that open from the large living room on the garden side.
50 years ago, January 10, 1963
• Shag Thomas, one of the Northwest’s outstanding wrestling personalities, will headline the three-bout professional show to be held at the Aberdeen Union Hall Monday. Thomas, a former pro football player, takes on Pretty Boy Patterson in the main event.
• Swanson’s grocery store is advertising chuck steak for 59-cents a pound; 4 pounds of ground beef for $1; 10 pounds of potatoes for 39-cents; a 3-pound can of MJB coffee for $1.65 and a 400-count box of Kleenex tissues for 25-cents.
25 years ago, January 10, 1988
• Larry Conner says he can make a living working under a new Weyerhaeuser Co. contract that promises incentive pay based on profits but that it takes a lot of overtime to improve on paychecks earned under the old contract.
Conner said he worked 3,200 hours through the first 11 months of 1987, averaging about 65 hours a week, but received $12,000 less than he would have under the guaranteed hourly pay of the old contract.
He said his base pay of $10.59 an hour in the new contract was bolstered by $1.16 in “so-called bonus” but that the additional amount disappeared with the start of the new year.
Elvis “Red” Tarman of Satsop, who has worked at Weyco’s Aberdeen sawmill for 21 years agrees.
He says he figures he has lost about $6,500 over the past two years, “and that’s not counting the loss of two weeks vacation each year and four holidays.”
• Red-hot Valley raced to its 11th straight girls’ basketball victory last night in Westport, a 73-30 non-leaguer over Ocosta.
Kelli Wildhaber led the Lady Viks as usual with 25. For the Wildcats, Jennifer Brockhoff, Kerri Hollingworth and Wendy Harrow had 7 each.
“I want to thank Valley’s coach (Tom Betrozoff) for not running the score up,” Ocosta’s Juliana Cloud said. “It really could have been a lot worse. They called off the press and took their time on offense.”
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.