World Gone By 11/28


75 years ago, November 28, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, November 28, 1962

• The Hoquiam Planning Commission is preparing to make a recommendation to the City Council about highway location through the city.

Arne Salonen, commission chairman, wants to hear pro and con arguments by the public with respect to two routes derived from consultant studies.

“Freeway Alignment I” closely parallels the Northern Pacific Railway to the north through and city and “Freeway Alignment II” parallels the railway tracks as far as the east bank of the Hoquiam River, which it follows until crossing in the vicinity of Chilman’s Shipyard and connecting with Lincoln Street in the North End.

• Sixteen ships visited Grays Harbor during October, bringing the total for the year to 133. This includes eight which loaded for the Orient, four for the East Coast of the United States, two for India, one for Europe and one for the Mediterranean.

• Aberdeen’s two-time SWW Conference champions staged a virtual clean sweep in the conference all-star selections revealed today as six members of the squad were named to the first team.

End Gary Hanson, tackle Larry Warwick, guard Jim Welch and backfield performers Gary Langhans, Bob Oar and Russ Kuhns all won all-conference honors as voted by sports writers of the daily newspapers in the league.

Hoquiam’s stellar quarterback Omar Parker, who completed 17 passes against Aberdeen and 11 against Kelso, also received recognition from the scribes with first team honors.

25 years ago, November 28, 1987

• The Christmas spirit descended on the Harbor with a rush Friday as shoppers hit the malls and downtown stores.

“It was a super day,” said Jim Brennan of Brennan’s department store in Aberdeen. More people were out and about than last year, he said, and the pleasant weather helped. The “toy action” was especially good, he added.

Bob Ruecker of the Aberdeen Coast to Coast store agreed that people seemed to the feeling “more upbeat.”

“People are a little more comfortable this year about continued employment,” he said.

Mike Hickey, JC Penney assistant manager said about 300 shoppers were waiting for the store to open at 8 a.m.

• The question now is whether seven pre-Kingbowl days are sufficient to soothe all the frazzled nerves in the Menlo area.

Thanks to the arm and leg of Rich Sanchez, an elastic defense and a killing Mossyrock penalty, bloodied but still unbowed Valley is bound for Kingbowl XI.

After Sanchez threw two touchdown passes and kicked three conversion, the Willapa club hung on by its collective fingertips to nip Mossyrock, 21-20, at the Tacoma Dome.

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