World Gone By 2/6


75 years ago, February 6, 1938

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, February 6, 1963

• Lloyd Metke was elected mayor of Montesano last night, succeeding the late Dr. James E. Cooney.

Metke is a log coordinator for the Weyerhaeuser Co. He will serve until the 1964 city elections, when someone will be chosen to fill the last two years of Cooney’s term.

• United Presbyterian rolled to its fifth straight victory with a 60-23 win over the Free Methodists in Hoquiam Church league ball.

Curtis Haken and Frank Rightmire paced the victors with 14 points apiece.

• Displaying a potent one-two scoring punch, First Christian raced to a 59-40 decision over the Latter Day Saints last weekend. Dave Rooney and Don Reese scored 30 and 21 points respectively for the Christians.

• The Spar at 216 E. Heron is offering Italian spaghetti with garlic bread, salad and coffee for 65¢; Old-fashioned Swiss steak or Columbia River smelt with soup, potatoes, vegetable, dessert and coffee for $1 and fresh razor clams or grilled salmon dinners for $1.35.

25 years ago, February 6, 1988

• Harbor artist Brian McGregor, 28, recently took “Best of Show” at the Seattle Boat Show Marine Exhibit.

It took more than 100 hours to complete his award-winning piece and he recently sold it for $1,000.

“Sunlight on Dolphins” was originally done for the National Phi Theta Kappa convention in Dallas in 1987. He won “Best of All Categories” in that competition.

McGregor, a pre-med student at Grays Harbor College, will begin chiropractic school in Portland in the fall.

• The 11 Miss Grays Harbor 1988 contestants are learning to walk, something they originally learned when they were about 2.

Keeping one’s shoulders straight and gliding instead of lilting across the stage are a couple of concerns, said Connie Church, Miss Grays Harbor of 1980 who has been helping the pageant staff for years.

“We are teaching them walking patterns and how to achieve a graceful walk,” Mrs. Church said.

• An enthusiastic Realtor is calling it the “first shot in the arm in a long time” for the Wishkah Street strip in East Aberdeen.

For more than two years the “Petesa Pete” building has stood empty, a vacant reminder to young adults in Aberdeen of their one-time teen hangout.

But Monday the doors open again. Lynn Henry of Port Angeles and her partner Ron Willbanks of California are leasing part of the building to start a Nutri-System weight loss system franchise here.

“I think it’s exciting that a national business would bring a franchise here,” said Jimmie Lee Ralston, realty agent at Zelasko & Co. in Aberdeen.

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