In 1967, Raymond logger has winning time in ‘Clam Prix’

  • Tue Jul 25th, 2017 1:30am
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75 years ago

July 25, 1942

An increase in wages was granted hotel, restaurant, beer parlor and fountain workers in Raymond as a result of negotiations completed between an AFL union committee representing Willapa Harbor managements and workers affiliated with the Washington state restaurant association. The advance provided a straight 10 percent increase for dish washers, fountain lunch workers and waitresses and 25 cents a day increase for dinner cooks, fry cooks, bar tenders, bar maids and combination workers.

50 years ago

July 25, 1967

Five hundred dollars for four minutes, 10 seconds work! How about that, clam fans?

That’s exactly how long it took Ron Smith, a 28-year-old Raymond logger, to dig his limit of 18 clams and scramble back up the beach to the official judges’ stand at the first international free style pro-am Ocean Shores “Clam Prix” clam digging championship Sunday morning.

Besides his $500 first prize, Smith will have his name engraved on the Clam Prix perpetual trophy — a huge, 11-foot long, 90 pound clam shovel that will remain on permanent display at the Ocean Shores News Bureau.

25 years ago

July 25, 1992

• The first-ever shipment of Russian lumber to the United States arrived yesterday at the Port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen.

The test-shipment of 90,000 board feet of kiln-dried rough-cut lumber from Siberia cleared customs and was being trucked to Oregon before noon.

The lumber import business could become lucrative for the Port, which is struggling to diversify its cargo base away from raw log exports.

• More than 1,000 Harley owners will get their motors running and head out on the highway for the 5th annual Sun and Surf Run this weekend.

The main action begins Saturday morning with the parade of Harleys. The group, some arriving from as far away as St. Louis and New York City, will leave Hoquiam at 10 a.m. and create a lengthy cavalcade of black-clad bike riders. At Ocean Shores, the group will have a police escort to lead them through town.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom