World Gone By 9/19


75 years ago, September 19, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, September 19, 1962

• One of the most highly-touted halfbacks in the Pacific League, George Esveldt, will be lost to Dewey Doe’s South Bend Indians for a period of 2 to 3 weeks.

Esveldt became ill Tuesday morning and had his appendix removed in the afternoon. It is hoped he will be ready for action in time for South Bend’s conference opener in three weeks.

It was the second tough break for Esveldt who suffered a badly sprained ankle in the district basketball playoffs last spring and missed the track season. He was the league’s top 220 man as a sophomore.

• Wednesday evening television shows include “Death Valley,” “The Virginian,” “Wagon Train,” “Top Cat,” “Checkmate,” “Hawaiian Eye,” Mystery Theater,” “Dick Van Dyke,” “Naked City,” “Play Your Hunch” and “The Judy Garland Show.”

25 years ago, September 19, 1987

• The Ocean Breeze, Aberdeen High School’s student newspaper, has raked in the awards once again.

The staff just received word that last year’s paper received the prestigious George H. Gallup Award given by the Quill and Scroll.

That award means the publication is “considered in the top one percent of student papers in the nation,” said advisor Gary Gibson.

“I think this is the first time the Aberdeen paper has gotten this award since 1907 when the paper started,” Gibson said. “It’s quite an honor for last year’s kids.”

“I’m especially proud of the editors, especially Cris Johnson in his organizing and planning and the amount of sweat he poured over the paper to get it out,” Gibson said.

• After 21 years in the retail business, Bill Radka of Aberdeen knows about making changes. And that’s exactly what he’s come to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan to do as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service manager.

Those changes began only three days after Radka, 47, arrived on base a little over three months ago.

“People were just laying back with the idea that we don’t have to do anything with what we’ve got. We’re getting a big, fancy new Base Exchange (BX),” the 1959 Aberdeen High graduate says.

The move to the new building will be a drastic change and employees will have to display more professional attitudes, says Radka. There will be changes in displaying merchandise. According to Radka, training for that has started but there’s still a long way to go.

• A crackling forward wall, a fast-maturing quarterback and a passel of tough running backs added up to East County bragging rights for Montesano last night in Elma.

Add an almost leak-proof pass defense, still another factor as the Bulldogs crunched archrival Elma, 20-0 before an overflow crowd at Davis Field.

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