World Gone By 11/15


75 years ago, November 15, 1937

• Five hundred persons including 10 charter members last night attended the 34th anniversary celebration of the United Finnish Kaleva Brothers and Sisters Aberdeen lodge. The local order was founded in 1903 with 18 members. Twenty-two more were initiated at the second meeting.

Charter members introduced by Nestor Luoma, president of the lodge, included Matti Hyvonen, Matt Kangas, Jack Mattson, John Autio, John Karvonen, Mrs. Maggie Lund, Mrs. Aina Haapanen, Mrs. Selma Kauppi and Mrs. Sally Luoma.

• Demand that heads of the CIO and AFL bring harmony to the American labor movement was contained in one of several resolutions adopted by the Grays -Willapa Harbor district council of woodworkers at Centralia Saturday and Sunday. The move toward peace was discussed at length and telegrams ordered sent to leaders of the labor forces asking peace.

50 years ago, november 15, 1962

The Post Office Department said today it would begin selling deliberate misprints of the inverted Dag Hammarskjold stamps Friday in answer to “heavy popular demand.”

A spokesman said one million of the duplicates of the “mistakes” would be available for sale in order to devalue some that were unintentionally misprinted.

25 years ago, november 15, 1987

• Julie Evensen, an Ivory soap commercial candidate, spends about 30 to 40 hours a week weaving wheat into wreaths, ornaments, wall hangings and birds.

Her creativity flows when the house is quiet. Perhaps that’s because during the day she’s busy with her husband, four young children, a dog, a cat and five guinea pigs.

Since Mrs. Evensen, inspired by magazine how-to articles, taught herself to weave straws of wheat into intricate designs eight years ago, she has harvested more than enjoyment from her hobby. It has reaped a lucrative small business — Whole Wheat Crafts, established in September of 1983.

• Because Rob Taylor and Brandon Richie closed out their home careers in style, Wishkah’s Loggers will again hit the road at state playoff time.

Taylor ripped off a 97-yard touchdown run and Richie had a hand in a pair of critical fumble recoveries as Wishkah captured the Pac 8 League football championship with a 30-8 victory over Mary M. Knight Saturday at newly-dedicated Addison Field.

• Three second-quarter touchdowns by Darwin Sharrah provided the wrecking ball as Raymond crunched Concrete, 34-10 in a state Class B-11 first round football playoff game Saturday in Mukilteo.

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