75 years ago, November 29, 1937
• Public land and timber sales cannot be held inside the front door of a courthouse but must be held outside it. This is the purport of a decision handed down this morning by Superior Judge William E. Campbell in the appeal of the Polson Logging Company, against a decision of State Land Commissioner A.C. Martin, voiding a sale that took place here Feb. 2, 1936.
At that time the weather being exceedingly inclement, Deputy County Auditor W.D. went outside the door and announced that in order that the bidders need not continue to stand in the rain, he would hold the sale inside.
• In the “Echoes of the Past: 20 Years Ago Today” column — November 29, 1917: Stevedores here get a five-cent raise in pay making the new schedule 65 cents an hour and $1 an hour overtime.
• In the “Echoes of the Past: 10 Years Ago Today” column — November 29, 1927: Salvage operations will start soon on the Japanese Tenpaisan Maru, fast ashore at Copalis. All machinery and other parts that can be removed will be brought ashore.
• Also in 1927, nineteen freighters are loading at Grays Harbor wharves. Eleven of the lot are coasters loading for California.
50 years ago, November 29, 1962
• An entertaining evening filled with catchy music and a currently perplexing educational problem face audiences tonight and Friday when the Raymond High School presents “Swinging High.”
The musical stars senior David Nevitt, says director Kirk Scheufele.
• The forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve nibbled in the Garden of Eden was more likely an apricot that an apple, plant pathologist Dr. Tethan Whitehead said today.
“The apple was not native to Mesopotamia at the presumed time of the creation,” Whitehead said. “Apricots and quinces are the only two likely to have been growing but quince has to be cooked first.”
25 years ago, November 29, 1987
• Grays Harbor’s own version of the City of Light will debut Dec. 4 and 5 when Montesano has its first Festival of Lights.
Montesano businesses and civic groups will decorate the downtown with small, white lights and 7,000 or more “luminaries” from 6 to 9 on the two days.
The high school band will march down Main Street and carolers will sing in the park.
• League champion Ocosta and Montesano placed two players each on the all-West Cowlitz League volleyball team, selected by league coaches.
Wildcat standouts Jennifer Brockhoff and Wendy Harrow and Monte’s Kim Cokeley and Jill Lewis were selected to the first team.
Monte’s Kristie Leithold was a second team selection.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.