World Gone By 6/16


75 years ago, June 16, 1937

• Because members of the American Legion post at Monroe, Mich., in Legion uniform and under the Legion’s name, acted as strikebreakers in the current steel strike in Michigan, either disciplinary action must be taken by the national organization or Hyder-Harlow Post No. 119, Elma will turn it its charter, according to the terms of a resolution unanimously adopted by the local post at its meeting Monday night at Malone.

If it is found, said the resolution, that the strikebreakers acted without the sanction of the post, then their membership in the Legion must be suspended.

• Waggishly Grays Harbor shippers are wondering if they shouldn’t hide their head rigs and double lash their mill stacks for fear the British tramp steamer Ousebridge will load them for Japan.

Already the steamer has stowed 1,200 tons of Willapa Harbor scrap iron and 1,500,000 board feet of lumber, and is working 2,500,000 feet of Grays Harbor forest products. Late today she will shift to the port terminal to bunker with three carloads of coal and then proceed to the pulp mill in Hoquiam to load approximately 1,000 tons of rayon pulp. She has been here three days, and is expected to finish off and sail Sunday for Yakohama.

50 years ago, June 16, 1962

• The Bower Memorial Chimes will be dedicated tomorrow at Hoquiam First Baptist Church. The chimes are the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bower of Hoquiam, given to the church in memory of two sons, Guy and Gene, both deceased.

The chimes are an especially fitting memorial as Gene Bower, who died last September, was for several years organist and choir director at the church.

• With the snip of a ribbon one of the most struggled-for missing links in Washington’s highway system was eliminated at North River today.

At about 11:45 a.m., Gov. Albert D. Rosellini cut the ribbon across the Raymond-Tokeland road at the North River Bridge, formally opening a road which had been a local aim for 50 years.

With the cutting of the ribbon, a cannon was fired and a loud cheer arose from the 2,500 people in attendance. A parade which included vintage cars of every description, the Willapa Valley Saddle Club, three bands and the governor then proceeded to a no-host lunch at Washaway Beach in Tokeland.

25 years ago, June 16, 1987

• Craig Dublanko, Keith Liedes, Cris Johnson and Harold Seely completed a record 171 holes of golf yesterday at the Grays Harbor Country Club, raising close to $1,000 in pledges for cancer society activities.

• Nadine DeWitt collected three hits and Rosa Perez homered to lead the Silver Dollar past the Parkway Tavern, 14-8, in GH Women’s Slow Pitch League Monday night.

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