75 years ago
May 2, 1944
A seafaring man of the old school is Chief Radioman Jack Doughty of Central Park, who has a sleeve-full of gold hashmarks and a navy record that dates back to and beyond the Nicaraguan campaign with the late Major General Smedley Butler in 1912.
“The navy has changed some since I joined up in 1910,” he remarked today, home on a rehabilitation leave from shore duty in Alaska.
Doughty was a navy radioman with Butler’s Marines at Nicaragua, a submarine sailor in World War I, retired at 30 and returned to active duty in the present war.
At one time or another during his career he has called at every port and coastal city in Alaska.
May 3, 1944
George C. Patrick, signalman third class of Moclips, was named honor man of the recently graduated signalmen’s school class, U.S. naval training center, San Diego, when he scored 97.8 percent to top the efforts of 113 mates.
Prior to joining the navy last August at Seattle, Patrick, now 18, had one year attending Washington State College pursuing a pre-dental course. He is a graduate of Moclips high school, class of 1942. During the summer vacation periods he was employed at logging by the Aloha Lumber company.
50 years ago
May 2, 1969
• Plans to open a $650,000 PayLess House of Values “super” drug and department story at 310 Myrtle St. in September were announced today.
The new store, to be built next to the new Prairie Mart, will rank as one of the largest retail store developments in the Harbor’s history and will employ 35 to 40 people.
• The 60-voice Lutheran Bible Institute Choir of Seattle will sing at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Brad Gill of Aberdeen is a member of the choir which will perform Bach’s “Be Not Afraid.”
May 3, 1969
Saturday, no newspaper published
25 years ago
May 2, 1994
Like most parents, Louis and Donna Summers of Westport think their baby girl, Jacqueline Rachelle, is something special.
The judges in the Washington State Starbound USA baby pageant in Seattle agree.
Eleven-month-old Jackie won more trophies and awards at the coronation ceremony April 24 than any other contestant, according to her proud mom.
Mrs. Summers entered Jackie in the competition by mailing in a picture after hearing of the pageant on television.
Each set of parents was asked to seek contributions from sponsors with a portion of the proceeds going to a Seattle-based agency for victims of shaken-baby syndrome. Besides friends and family, Jackie attracted 17 businesses who sponsored her participation in the competition.
May 3, 1994
An 18-year-old transient man who vandalized the Aberdeen Community Center, causing nearly $20,000 damage, was sentenced to eight months in jail Monday.
“It’s obviously a situation where you’re going to pay dearly for a very senseless act,” Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge Mark McCauley told Jeremy Ian Perkuhn as he handed down the maximum term within the three-to-eight-month standard range.
“I don’t understand your mindset in doing that sort of damage for no gain,” the judge added.
Perkuhn, who broke into the Third Street building that houses the Coastal Community Action Program, the Aberdeen Museum of History and the Senior Citizens Center Feb. 27, said only he wanted to receive treatment for alcoholism.
He said he was too drunk at the time to remember what he had done.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom