75 years ago
Jan. 9, 1942
A letter received by Mrs. Chad Lane of Eklund Avenue in Hoquiam serves as a testimonial that knitted wear and other supplies sent by the Hoquiam Bundles for Britain corps are reaching England.
John Holland, a British airman, in a censored letter thanked Mrs. Lane for a sweater she had knitted. The youth, who is 21, has his home in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, where Mrs. Lane’s two sisters live.
The young flier also mentioned that a friend received a scarf knitted by Mrs. John Preston, also of Hoquiam.
50 years ago
Jan. 9, 1967
Chief Criminal Deputy Herbert Herrick, 38, of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office, was beaten about the head and body by five young men early Sunday morning when he attempted to break up a fight at the Satsop Dinner House, Sheriff A.M. Gallagher said today.
He was rushed to McCleary’s Mark E. Reed Hospital and was termed in “satisfactory” condition this morning. Five young East County men are beingheld each on $1,000 bail in the county jail.
The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Herrick was patrolling the area when he spotted a fight in progress in front of the 24-hour restaurant. He stopped and was attempting to arrest two quarreling youths when they ganged up on him. When another deputy arrived on the scene, all but one of the youths fled. The other four were rounded up later in the day.
25 years ago
Jan. 9, 1992
The explosion of success that has detonated around Nirvana this year is critical as well as commercial.
The rock trio, which features two men from Aberdeen, has been nominated for the Grammy Award for best alternative music album, vocal or instrumental for its “Nevermind” recording.
And Nirvana wasn’t the only Northwest band to receive recognition.
Seattle-based recording artists Queensryche, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were also nominated in other categories.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom