World Gone By 5/15

75 years ago, May 15, 1938

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, May 15, 1963

• A site is being cleared on Port of Grays Harbor property for construction of a hardwood sawmill to be operated by four area men and an Alaskan.

Ed Dahlstrom of Central Park is to be president of the firm, G.R. Stephenson, Central Park, vice president; Earl (Curly) Hite, Central Park, treasurer; Stanley Jacobsen, Aberdeen, secretary and Jack Reynvaan of Sitka, Alaska, a director.

The mill will be constructed on a two-acre plot between the West Coast Plywood and Grays Harbor Chair plants.

• Miss Katherine Graham of Aberdeen is one of 44 University of Washington graduating seniors elected to membership Tuesday in Phi Beta Kappa, National scholastic honorary. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Graham of W. Fifth Street.

• One out of five Grays Harbor College students are active in musical groups on the campus. In addition to regular classes and practice time, the music students devote a considerable portion of time to entertaining before various civic clubs and at high schools in the area.

“This is the largest number of performing groups we have had at Grays Harbor College,” according to Craig Wellington, music instructor.

25 years ago, May 15, 1988

• With a boom and a crash like a “load of tin exploding” a 20-year-old county bridge collapsed beneath a log loader and trailer Saturday morning as the truck driver revved his engine to break away.

Luckily, the kingpin broke, freeing the Don Bell Logging Co. semi-tractor. “He took off and he hasn’t stopped yet,” a bystander maintains.

The “high bridge” over Brittain Creek, about 2 1/2 miles east of Highway 101 on the East Humptulips Road was destroyed and the Bell trailer can’t be repaired, said Bell. However the Papac Logging loader, worth an estimated $600,000 probably can be restored said its owner, Mike Papac.

Monday, the county will likely begin work on a small, temporary bridge to serve two families stranded on the other side of the creek. It will cost about $20,000.

• When it came down to crunch time, Dan Van Ogle had one more long ball left in his bat.

Van Ogle’s 350-foot-plus, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning gave Hoquiam a pulsating 8-7 victory over Capital in the Black Hills League baseball tournament in Olympia Saturday and a berth in next weekend’s AA regionals.

Home runs by Van Ogle and Neil Mefford had earlier lifted the Grizzlies to a 7-2 drubbing of Shelton in the first half of yesterday’s tourney doubleheader.

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