World Gone By 1/5


75 years ago, January 5, 1938

• Uniform dress will be the order of things at the Aberdeen High School for girl students starting Jan. 24. In a poll taken this week, 246 girls were in favor of a standard system of dress with 94 against.

The skirt will be navy blue, it may be plain, gored or pleated. The blouse will be of the tailored shirt variety and the girls will wear a navy blue triangle scarf.

There will be no demand that a girl must dress in this manner. The whole idea behind the movement is for economy and a certain standard. Under this system, intelligence and personality will shine above clothes.

50 years ago, January 5, 1963

• Recovering from a sluggish start, Montesano’s rangy Bulldogs once again showed too much class in the second half for the Chehalis Bearcats and went on to run away by a 50 to 28 score.

It was the fifth consecutive Central League win for Aldo Anderson’s Bulldogs.

High scorer for Montesano and the game was forward Brian Phillips who finished with 21.

• Hoquiam Junior High lunches for next week include Tuesday — Chicken and rice with garden vegetables, hot biscuits, glazed cherries; Wednesday — creamed ham on mashed potatoes and applesauce cake and Friday— toasted cheese sandwich, hashed brown potatoes, spinach and apple crunch.

• In the “From the Past: 50 Years Ago Today” column — January 5, 1913: Suspected murdered John Tornow is seen in the woods of Mason County by two men. Sheriff Payette starts posse after the alleged slayer of four, but new fall of snow may balk pursuers.

25 years ago, January 5, 1988

• With her spunky 84-year-old mother looking on, Phyllis Shrauger was sworn in as Hoquiam’s 38th mayor Monday night before an overflow crowd at City Hall.

Shrauger, a city council member for 18 years, is the first female mayor in the city’s 99-year history.

Mitch Rajcich, principal of Alexander Young Elementary School in Aberdeen, has a way about him that brings high praise from his staff.

The 52-year-old has worked 29 years in the district and recently was honored by the Aberdeen Education Association as Administrator of the Year.

• Hank Soike, general manager of the Port of Grays Harbor and regarded as one of the most influential figures in the county, will retire in June.

“We’re really coming to kind of an end to an era,” Commission Chairman John Stevens said.

Soike has been with the Port for 25 years, starting as manager of industrial development and becoming general manager in 1974.

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