75 years ago, September 29, 1937
President Roosevelt prefers plain, simple foods, plenty of hot coffee and hot buttered rolls.
Frank McNeil, proprietor of The Quinault Hotel, where President and Mrs. Roosevelt will lunch Friday as the presidential party swings down the western slope of the Olympic Peninsula enroute to Tacoma, was informed of this as he prepared the luncheon menu.
The menu includes a relish tray of Quinault dills, ripe olives and pickled peaches, clam chowder, a molded vegetable salad, boiled Chinook salmon in a white egg sauce, whipped potatoes, Humptulips green peas, Grays Harbor cottage cheese, hot rolls, small wild blackberry pie, fresh strawberry shortcake, coffee, tea, milk and buttermilk.
50 years ago, September 29, 1962
• Two men against the sea felt refreshed and thankful in St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen this morning, but mindful of their comrade who did not survive their harrowing 17-hour experience.
Capt. Edgar Quinn, 51, Columbia River bar pilot and Donald Nelson, 34, a pilot boat seaman, drifted more than 40 miles up the Washington coast in a 16-foot dory, sitting up to their knees in water, battling 50-know rain squalls after their mishap at the mouth of the Columbia River.
• Scoring touchdowns on each of their first three offensive plays, Aberdeen’s Bobcats hit the Mark Morris Monarchs with dynamic lightening last night in Longview with a 27 to 7 win.
Coach Frank Mach announced this morning that injury-plagued Bob Wiscomb suffered a broken leg when he was tackled during the contest and will be out for the season.
25 years ago, September 29, 1987
• Sandra Bielski, a former Aberdeen kindergarten teacher who aims to “step forward” after years as a follower, was appointed to the school board Monday night.
“I really didn’t expect to get it,” said the 36-year-old mother of three this morning. “The other two candidates were so great.”
Ann Schnabel and Jane Teveliet, also former teachers, were also considered for the position.
The seat was vacated by three-year board member Sue Ann Durney. She resigned at the end of the summer to teach first grade in the district.
• Denied a victory by a disputed referee’s decision, Aberdeen’s Doan Nguyen earned a bronze medal in the International Junior Powerlifting Championships in Lima, Peru earlier this month.
Competing in the 114-pound division, Nguyen accumulated 1,080 pounds for the three-lift discipline. The gold and silver medalists, both from Indonesia, finished with 1,091 and 1,085 pounds respectively.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.