World Gone By 11/8


75 years ago, November 8, 1937

• Aberdeen High School Principal R.R. Balkema says his school is blazing the trail of educational adjustment.

The plan divides the students into three separate curriculums, according to their plans for the future. If the student plans to go to college, he follows the college preparatory curriculum. Studious habits, research and probable continuation in more advanced work, are given first consideration.

Students who plan to go into trades are similarly grouped in classes where special attention can be given to their needs. Even such courses as English, history and mathematics are definitely applied to the needs of trade and industry.

Those students who do not plan to go to college or into a specific trade, are grouped in the general preparedness curriculum.

50 years ago, november 8, 1962

• The Arctic Fur Co., a modern fur and women’s apparel store that started as a small taxidermy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

Present owners, Harold and Marvin Schmid, are the third generation of their families to operate the business.

Founded by Marvin and Harold’s grandfather G.T. Newman, the shop originally was at Market and G Streets where the Mixer Mart now is located.

• A 31-point splurge against Fort Vancouver last Friday gives Aberdeen’s Bob Oar an overwhelming lead in Southwest Washington Conference individual football scoring.

The swift Bobcat halfback has tallied eight touchdowns and three conversions for 51 points. The Cats also reign supreme in most of the team offense and defense totals.

25 years ago, november 8, 1987

• Artist, potter, millwright, boat builder and industrial arts teacher all describe Elma’s Ken Adamson. Now add shipwright to the list.

Adamson, 55, has been working full time on the tall ships project for the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport Authority since September when the keel was laid for the replica of the 72-foot Lady Washington. He worked for the first month as a volunteer and was hired as a full-time employee in October.

“Ken has been a godsend on this project,” said Rick Miles, master shipwright for the Lady Washington. “In one man we have a blacksmith, carpenter, millwright, welder — just about anything that needs to be done Ken can do it.”

• On Veterans Day an American flag made of more than 4,500 balloons and attached by string to an additional 500 balloons, will be launched at 3:30 p.m. from Zelasko Park.

The launch of the 25-foot by 40-foot flag will be the climax to a holiday VFW Post No. 224 members in Aberdeen are hoping will leave veterans proud they fought for their country and Harborites “proud to have a day in fellowship,” said post commander Frank Collins.

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