75 years ago
August 7, 1942
For 300 years they’ve been preparing. And now the great spruce monarchs of the Olympic peninsula are going to war for Uncle Sam.
The first of the fine, old trees, standing on state school lands in the upper Hoh river valley will be moving to the mills by the middle of next week. And by the end of this year, Jack Taylor, state land commissioner, expects to see at least 75,000,000 feet of logs wrestled out of the woods and turned into fighting planes for the United Nations.
50 years ago
August 7, 1967
Realization of the effect and influence of the United States abroad, is continually evident to Barbara and Jerry Cashion, formerly Barbara Warren of Aberdeen, who have served the past two years with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, Africa.
Barbara and Jerry entered the Peace Corps separately two years ago and met in Makeani, Sierra Leone, where Jerry works in rural development and Barbara is a high school teacher.
“Americans know that the United States is big and powerful,” said Barbara. “But the realization of just how big and powerful it is is not evident until they leave the United States. People in Africa and all over the world are constantly watching every move we make, since everything we do effects them in some way, either directly or indirectly.”
25 years ago
August 7, 1992
Gettin’ bugged drivin’ up and down the same old strip? Need to find a new place where the kids are hip?
Try the Fourth Annual Push Rods Riverside Run in Hoquiam this weekend.
Almost 300 street rods, antique and special interest cars are expected to cruise into town for the weekend’s events which include a “poker run” and a rock ‘n’ roll dance.
On Sunday, a “Brick It” contest is scheduled for 2 p.m. Organizers will drain the oil and water from a 1974 Pinto, start it and place a brick on the accelerator to tach it up. The challenge is to guess how many minutes (or seconds) it will take to destroy the engine.
All the fluids will remain in a 1979 Toyota Celica G.T. that will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 each.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom