World Gone By 11/7

75 years ago

November 6, 1938

Sunday, no newspaper published

November 7, 1938

Scores of fine plywood toys, manufactured by Aberdeen firemen for distribution among needy children this Christmas through the Sunshine Kids of the Active Club, were put on display today in a store building at Wishkah and H street. They attracted many passersby who agreed that the toys were by far the finest ever assembled for Christmas cheer work of this nature.

50 years ago

November 6, 1963

• Stan Pinnick, Hoquiam High School student body president, is the October “Boy of the Month” choice of the Hoquiam Lions Club. The youth not only is an athlete, having collected football, basketball and baseball school letters, he is scholar enough to be an Honor Society member.

• Bitar’s Golden Rule Store at 114 E. Heron St., in Aberdeen, this week is observing its golden anniversary with store-wide values.

It was in 1901 that Abdul A. Bitar came to this country from his birthplace in Lebanon. He lived in Seattle for several years, doing whatever work he could find.

In 1907 he and his brother, the late S.A. Bitar, opened a store in Woodland and a little later started a branch store in Montesano. In 1913, he opened the Aberdeen store on Heron Street between F and G streets and moved to the present location in 1915.

November 7, 1963

Simpson Timber Company’s McCleary door plant this week shipped to Hawaii the tallest louver door it ever has made. The 13-foot, 3-inch doors, 16 in number, are part of a large order of unusual-sized louvered (slatted) doors which will be installed in the Kahala Hilton Hotel, now being built in Honolulu.

“This order required lots of special detail, and for all intent these doors are handmade,” said Bud Fogle, door plant manager. “In addition, we’re working on 900 doors of other types for the same hotel.”

Simpson employees who assembled the tall doors included Dud Nelson, superintendent, Frank Hawkins, Gary King and Jim Foster.

25 years ago

November 6, 1988

The 1988 Aberdeen gridders used the power running of Mike Rolston and the all-around talents of quarterback David Proctor to turn back Hoquiam, 14-6, in a season-ending Black Hills League football game that marked the 50th anniversary of the Hoquiam stadium.

The weather might have had the greatest impact on the crowd, expected to be huge in the first Aberdeen-Hoquiam afternoon game since the Thanksgiving Day series was discontinued.

The turnout, estimated at 4,500 was more than respectable, but fell below pre-game projections.

November 7, 1988

It was a wet and windy Thursday night, but the library at Hoquiam’s Washington Elementary School was warm and cozy.

Fifth grader Brian Isaman sat with his mother, Joann, at one of the tables, encyclopedias spread out in front of them. The son-mother team was working on a report about General Custer.

Brian is one of a dozen or more students who each Thursday participate in Washington’s “Study Table” part of a district-wide project initiated this year at all three elementary schools, as well as the middle school and high school. Teachers volunteer to work extra hours as roving tutors and parents are encouraged to join in.

The Study Table program gives “parents, teachers and students the chance to work together on homework,” said Superintendent Stan Pinnick. “It’s a partnership that needs to be fostered and we have the resources to make that happen.”

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


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