World Gone By 6/8


75 years ago, June 8, 1937

• Barbara MacInnis, a member of the graduation class of Weatherwax High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.G. MacInnis of East Third Street, has an enviable record. She is the only one of the 265 graduates who can boast that never in the 12 years she has attended school has she ever been absent or tardy.

She is an accomplished pianist and has been accompanist for the high school chorus for three years.

Starting at the Franklin School, now torn down, she attended Samuel Benn, McDermoth, junior and then senior high schools.

• One hundred and fifty members of the Seattle Eagles lodge have chartered a special train on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad line for the Washington state aerie convention to be held in Hoquiam. The special train will leave Seattle at 8 p.m., Thursday and arrive in Hoquiam at 1 a.m., Thursday. The special includes one baggage car, three coaches and one observation car.

50 years ago, June 8, 1962

• A.M. (Pat) Gallagher today resigned as Aberdeen police chief effective July 1, following 30 years of service with the department, the past 21 as chief of police.

He is being replaced by Kenneth Butler, 43, former Harbor law enforcement officer and for the past eight years police chief at Ellensburg.

• Frank A. Hill celebrated his 40th year in the stevedoring business in the Grays Harbor and Willapa Harbor areas before he stepped down June 1 as vice-president and general manager of the Twin Harbor Stevedoring and Tug Co.

• Central League champions for the fifth straight year, members of Elma’s victorious 1962 tennis squad are Fred LeVering, Bob Johnson, Ray Frederick, Don Filmore, Tony Musgrove and Butch Bassett. Like other Eagle squads before them, this year’s net team was unbeaten in league play.

25 years ago, June 8, 1987

• Maybe another principal will be diplomatic enough to unite North Beach School District communities, says High School Principal Mike Duffy.

Duffy acknowledges he can’t and it is one of the reasons he’d decided to take another job.

The principal for 11 years has accepted a position as principal of Glen Meadows Middle School, in Vernon Township, N.J. The pay is $12,000 more a year, plus the opportunity to get 80 percent of his graduate school paid. The middle school was built less than five years ago, he added, “and it’ll be like working in a hotel,” compared to the drafty, unheatable building in Moclips.

• Aberdeen firefighters today were assessing extensive damage caused by a suspicious fire at the Blue Beacon restaurant in South Aberdeen early this morning. It was the second suspicious fire at the restaurant in less than a week.

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