World Gone By 12/13


75 years ago, December 13, 1937

• With another record crowd in prospect, the Sunshine Kids will present the fifth of a series of six broadcasts tonight at the Aberdeen Elks temple. Four bands, popular Harbor entertainers, the Elks drill team and other assorted attractions are promised by Master of Ceremonies Stan Spiegle. The program is scheduled to start promptly at 9:30 o’clock.

With more than $900 already in the coffers, leaders expect to see Grays Harbor’s hearty support send the total booming well past the $1,000 mark.

50 years ago, December 13, 1962

• Winter storms again are battering the Tokeland Peninsula and is some places serious erosion has left homes dangerously near the ever-advancing breakers. Little but the piling remains from the seawall built to halt the breakers.

Pacific County has dumped many loads of rock in an attempt to halt the erosion.

• In the “From the Past: 50 Years Ago Today” column — December 13, 1912: Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railroad Company lets contract for laying of tracks from Port Angeles to Moclips, where it will connect with the Northern Pacific line from Aberdeen. This is expected to help make Grays Harbor a very large port through communications with the entire Northwest.

25 years ago, December 13, 1987

• A bus ride to Tacoma is exciting enough when you are a fourth grader. But when the bus is full of your classmates and you’re all going to see “Magnificent Voyagers” — the Wilkes Exhibition — then the clamor increases a few decibels.

Especially when the news travels from seat to seat that there’s a “real live mummy” at the museum.

All Aberdeen and Hoquiam 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade classes visited the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. last week. The artifacts are on display at the Washington State Historical Society Museum near Stadium High School.

The Bishop Foundation which finances many youth-oriented projects on the Harbor, made the field trips possible.

• The Wishkah Loggers jumped off to an early lead and went on to down Raymond, 61-54, in a Pacific League boys’ basketball game last night.

Pierce Ridgway led the Loggers with a game high 18 points. Brent Willis and Bob Anderson tallied 13 each for the winners.

Shawn Zellar and Keith Buchanan scored 14 and 13 respectively for Raymond.

• South Bend’s Indians pulled away gradually in the fourth quarter last night and scored a 54-48 Pacific League basketball win over Quinault.

Pat Kirby and Jan Ledford led the Tribe with 15 points each while forward Chuck Spoor added 11.

Quinault’s Robert Miller also had 15. Carlee Larson followed with 10 for the Elks.

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