World Gone By 11/30


75 years ago, November 30, 1937

• Sale of the Michigan mill at Junction City to Albert Schafer of Schafer Brothers, was made in a deal closed last night by the Michigan Lumber company, now in process of dissolution.

Actual consideration involved in the transfer was not announced, but county reports show some $32,000 in back taxes outstanding against the property.

• Every man, woman and child in this state is paying $10.58 per capita each year to carry on the Social Security program. Beginning tomorrow, the state will be caring for 36,000 old persons, an increase of 10,000 over the past 12 months. By the end of the biennium 40,000 persons will be paid an average of $25.

50 years ago, November 30, 1962

• Highest award in Girl Scouting, the “curved bar” was presented last night at McDermoth School to seven members of Girl Scout Troop 73, under the leadership of Mrs. David Johnson.

Had it not been for the guidance of Miss Gladys Steffen this objective could not have been realized for she was the leader for all of the camping trips which culminated in a tour-day pioneer camp in the Enchanted Valley last summer.

Members of the troop are Judy Rowe, Karen Herbig, Roberta Johnson, Sheila Clarke, Trina Hendrickson, Nancy Morgan, Karen Gaidrich, Betty Evensen and Lynn Fitzpatrick.

• Volunteers pitched in diligently last summer to shake the roof of the new lodge at Panhandle 4-H Camp. Then work was discontinued for the camping season. When workers resumed construction this fall, they ran out of cedar. Now a work party tomorrow will cut shake bolts on Weyerhaeuser Company land.

• Four seniors were awarded Hoquiam High School’s highest football honors at this morning’s assembly and Coach Bob Mack presented varsity letters to 23 gridders.

Omar Parker and Ed Rydman were elected honorary co-captains by the squad. The Grizzlies’ Inspirational Trophy went to end Jeff Rhebeck who played only the latter part of the season due to a broken wrist.

Dan Haggerty, who saw most of his game action as a halfback on defense, was the recipient of the Coaches’ Award.

25 years ago, November 30, 1987

• Aberdeen will receive a 100th birthday present from its young people — a monumental mural at Morrison Riverfront Park.

More than 3,000 school children, teen-agers and college students will paint the colorful “Story of Aberdeen” in a 20-foot high mural that will span the 216-foot concrete bulkhead at the park.

The mural will be a “vivid and lasting legacy” to the Harbor’s largest city, which was a raw-boned tidewater clearing of 1,000 souls when it applied for incorporation in 1888.

The pictorial story will be told in nine time periods, from the mid-1800s, when the first white men arrived, to the challenging 1980s. Each school in Aberdeen, including St. Mary’s will paint an historical mural of their assigned time period.

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