World Gone By: In 1987, KOMO’s Steve Pool will be in Aberdeen this week


75 years ago, May 2, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, May 2, 1962

• Among the latest Aberdeen area merchants to join the World’s Fair Trade Dollars promotion campaign are the Morck Hotel and Sears, Roebuck & Co. Lee Bodnar, president of the Aberdeen Junior Chamber of Commerce said today more merchants are being added almost every day to the list of Trade Dollar distributors. The Century 21 coins, similar in size and weight to a silver dollar, are a joint enterprise of the Seattle World’s Fair Corporation, the Washington State Junior Chamber of Commerce and Greater Seattle, Inc.

Trade Dollars are good for a dollar in trade through Oct. 21 at the Century 21 exposition. Participating merchants throughout the state and on the fairgrounds are giving the coins as change and selling them as souvenirs. They are also good at stores participating in the program.

The Trade Dollars have become one of the top souvenirs of the fair.

• The Harbor Knights, popular young barbershop quartet from the local SPEBSQSA chapter, will appear in the fourth annual Barbershop Extravaganza at Miller Auditorium, May 12. Members of the group are Dave Seymour, tenor; Bill Michalak, lead; Carl Hegg, bass and Don Parks, baritone.

25 years ago, May 2, 1987

• Steve Pool, weatherman and feature reporter for KOMO-TV in Seattle, will do his Wednesday shows from Aberdeen, arriving in time to speak at the Rotary Club luncheon at noon.

Pool has been a guest weatherman on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and has received seven Emmys for work in the special programming and reporting. He is the host of “Frontrunner” a Saturday-night human-interest feature program.

Pool will visit Miller Junior High School from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, then will co-host an hour-long program on KXRO from 2 to 3. He will do his segment of the 5:30-7 p.m. news broadcast on KOMO live from Zelasko Park in downtown Aberdeen and will make his appearance on the 11 p.m. news from Bridges Restaurant.

• Now showing at the Luxury Theaters at the SouthShore Mall, “Malone” starring Burt Reynolds and Cliff Robertson; “Extreme Prejudice” starring Nick Nolte; Michael J. Fox in “The Secret of My Success” and Disney’s “The Aristocats.”

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