World Gone By 11/23


75 years ago, November 23, 1937

• Twenty train cars of logs, more than a third of which were high grade Douglas fir peelers, came out of the upper Wynooche Friday and were being rafted at the Schafer boom today. The shipment inaugurated new Schafer Logging Company operations which will continue 20 years with 852,000,000 feet to be brought out of the government timberlands.

• Hume Street property owners have launched a move to change the name of the street because of the ill-repute with which the name has been connected in times past. The new name has not been decided on, but the city council will be asked to adopt the name the property owners suggest. “State” street has several supporters but other names have been suggested.

• Two sets of brothers will wear the Blue and Gold Thursday afternoon in the annual Drumstick Battle.

Ed Wilson is well known to all gridiron fans as the outstanding end in the conference. His little brother, Bill, measures an inch taller and is eight pounds lighter. He also is an end.

Bob and Howard Ranum both play halfback and both keep lugging away until the final gun sounds.

50 years ago, November 23, 1962

• Who said the ’Cats would run the Grizzlies right out of the ballpark?

Coming to life after giving up three quick touchdowns, Hoquiam’s never-say-die Grizzlies gave an estimated 6,800 Thanksgiving Day football fans a crowd-pleasing show before falling to Aberdeen 28-20 in a high scoring offensive duel.

The Grizzlies lost, but they stood tall in defeat.

Despite the fact the fired-up Grizzlies threw every trick in the book at Aberdeen (shot-gun offense, on-side kicks, Statue of Liberty play) and filled the air with passes, the SWW Conference champions still had too much power and speed for the out-manned but never out-fought Hoquiamites.

25 years ago, November 23, 1987

• Aberdeen Rotary Club’s community pavilion project at Morrison Riverside Park will be featured Thanksgiving Day on KING 5 television’s annual “Making a Difference” program. Bob “Swed” Swedblom, the instigator and now straw boss for the project, will be saluted as one of five outstanding community volunteers. He was selected for the honor from among some 200 volunteers throughout Western Washington.

• Bob Balcombe of Aberdeen successfully defended his scratch all-events championship in the 53rd annual Grays Harbor Bowling Association Tournament that concluded Sunday at Hoquiam’s Spare Time Bowl.

Averaging 216 for nine games, Balcombe finished with an all-events total of 1944, six pins ahead of his doubles partner, Jim Sorter.

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