World Gone By 6/15


75 years ago, June 15, 1937

• Bus rates for local rides in Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis would be increased to four rides for 25 cents or seven cents a single ride under a new rate schedule filed today by the Twin City Transit Company with the state department of public service. The new rates would not affect the 10-cent intercity rate between Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

• Three destroyers, the Barry, Gilmer and Childs, all sister ships, will bring 336 officers and enlisted men here for the Fourth of July holidays, according to word from Congressman Martin F. Smith, who was instrumental in having the vessels assigned.

• The Williamson at the same time will be at Raymond for Willapa Harbor festivities.

50 years ago, June 15, 1962

• Richfield Oil Corporation has purchased the old Hayes and Hayes Bank Building at Heron and G Streets and all of the adjoining property to the northwest corner of Heron and F.

The lots were owned by four residents of Greece, heirs to the estate of the late Alex Demitropoulos, Aberdeen grocer. One of the deeds was written in the Greek language and it was necessary for the real estate firm to hunt up some Greek-speaking Harborites in order to translate the wording.

• “Buy the staff of life to build a lab for life.” That is the slogan of the Polio Pioneers who will cover Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis Sunday selling Olympic bread for the benefit of the Salk Institute for Biological Research.

The bread has been contributed to the Pioneers by the Olympic Baking Co. at a nominal sum so that practically everything that is donated by Harbor residents will go into the institute fund.

The Polio Pioneers, who will begin covering residential areas Sunday afternoon, were among the first to receive the Salk vaccine for immunization against polio. Their participation is their way of saying thank you to Dr. Salk for the opportunity to grow up free of the fear of polio.

25 years ago, June 15, 1987

There will be a trail around Swano Lake, vow members of the student senate at Grays Harbor College. The lake is located on the northeast corner of the campus between the science and vocational buildings. The senate and college’s Fisheries and Wildlife Club hope construction will become a fact next year.

The effort to clean up the lake goes back to 1966 when the Engineering Club started clearing brush to create a path. The plan has been revived periodically over the years, but has never gotten off the ground.

This year’s group has developed trail specifications and voted on how they want the trail to look, said Kristi Wiggins, chairman of the Lake Swano committee.

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