World Gone By 8/2


75 years ago, August 2, 1937

• Ninety shingleweavers at the Willapa Lumber Mills No. 2 plant in Raymond walked off the job this morning following a dispute of intermediate bracket wages. Negotiations are under way this afternoon with an early settlement in prospect, according to V.C. Cone, president of the Raymond shingle weaver union local.

• Construction of Elma’s new city hall is expected to start next week, Clarence W. George, architect, said today. The building will be modernistic in design and will house all city offices in addition to a public meeting hall and a public library.

Three steel cells, a “bull pen” and an office are provided for the police department. Stalls for two fire engines, dormitory space for the firemen, drying racks for hoses and lockers adjoin the police section.

50 years ago, August 2, 1962

Twenty-one miles is a fair piece to pedal on a bicycle. It can seem a heck of a lot farther if you are trying to herd a strange dog the whole distance.

And when two Hoquiam boys, Jim Aiken, 10, and Vernon Cunningham, 12 accomplished their mission the other day, they were a little bedraggled but triumphant.

After seeing the dog jump out of a pickup truck, the boys brought the dog to Marshall’s Garden and Pet Shop which contacted Mrs. Lena Hansmeier of the Human Society.

During the long trip from Humptulips the dog learned to answer to the name Lady.

25 years ago, August 2, 1987

• Elma High School teacher John Hawthorne is leading eight Elma students on a tour of Europe. Two former students, Joanne McCrary and Norma Johanson are on the trip as well. After a 14-hour flight with layovers in London and Frankfurt, they have arrived in West Berlin.

“I was in the Frankfurt airport 10 minutes when I saw a guard carrying a machine gun strolling casually through the main concourse,” wrote Heelan Shackelford. But, “the people in West Berlin are friendly and helpful.”

“Beer is definitely the main drink wrote Jacquie McCutchen. “The only thing I don’t like is they don’t drink anything cold and they haven’t invented ice cubes yet.”

• A bet on jockey Troy Stillwell was money in the bank for Harbor Park racegoers Saturday. The 21-year-old Montesano High School graduate who now lives in McCleary, booted home six winners in seven mounts to highlight the opening day of the Elma horse racing season yesterday.

Sporting grins as wide as Stillwell’s was the all-volunteer Harbor Park work force. A sun-baked crowd of 1,671 wagered $94,176, an increase of about $35,000 over last year’s opener.

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