World Gone By 11/20


75 years ago, November 21, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, November 21, 1962

• A statement relating to sportsmanship in connection with tomorrow’s big football game was issued jointly by the Boards of Control of Aberdeen and Hoquiam high school. “The rivalry made last year’s Thanksgiving Day game an especially spirited, hard fought contest, yet a high degree of sportsmanship was exhibited throughout by both players and fans. … At one time both students and adults considered rash acts of enthusiasm a part of the Thanksgiving Day rivalry, but in recent years fair sportsmanship has become both necessary and expected. This allows all energies to be directed toward the support of these two fine teams as they battle on Thanksgiving Day.”

• Bid opening for Aberdeen’s new high school structure last night revealed a number of favorable offers and ended with a Grays Harbor firm being the low and apparently successful bidder for the big construction job.

The low basic general construction bid of $496,338 by Andy Johnson & Company of Aberdeen was well under estimates for the three-story, 25-classroom steel and concrete structure.

25 years ago, November 21, 1987

• When someone starts talking about “downtown revitalization” folks tend to yawn and look the other way.

But not in Hoquiam, not in the winter of 1987. “There’s the beginning of a new spirit here,” says Paul O’Brien, 40, and O’Brien is determined that the Hoquiam Development Association will be part and parcel of this new spirit.

For the past 18 months O’Brien has been learning everything he can about the Main Street program, a four-part plan that aims to renew a city’s community and civic pride and revitalize the economy as well.

• Molly’s Steak & Seafood House in Cosmopolis is offering Thanksgiving dinner specials — turkey, ham or New York Steak for $7.95/prime rib for $8.95. All dinners include veggie tray, soup, salad, potato or rice pilaf, dinner roll and pumpkin pie.

• Neither rain nor last year’s state champion could douse Valley’s big play capabilities Friday night.

This time it was a succession of key defensive plays that, coupled with Rich Sanchez’s 5-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter, produced the Vikings’ tickets to the Tacoma Dome. The Willapa club edged 1986 state kingpin Onalaska, 7-0, in a B-11 football quarterfinal at rain-buffeted S.A. Anderson Field.

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