75 years ago
August 27, 1943
Because many boys and girls wanted to see “The Boy From Stalingrad,” arrangements were made to hold it over for the Aberdeen World-D&R theater Kiddies’ Krazy Kat Klub matinee tomorrow afternoon. Featuring a cast composed mostly of juvenile starlettes, the picture tells the story of a group of Russian children who did their bit in the defense and helped turn the axis back from the gates of Stalingrad.
In addition, “Alaskan Highway,” a dramatic adventure of two brothers along the new short-cut to America’s north Pacific defenses is the companion feature.
The third exciting chapter of “Batman,” entitled “Mark of the Zombies” and a trio of color cartoons will complete the Saturday 1 o’clock klub show.
50 years ago
August 27, 1968
The fifteenth annual salmon bake for all employes of the Aberdeen Schools will be held Thursday at Schafer’s State Park.
The potluck dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Barbecued salmon, drinks and bread will be provided by the sponsors, the Aberdeen Education Association. Salads or desserts are to be provided by those attending. Individuals pay $1.00 with $2.75 being the maximum charged a family.
25 years ago
August 27, 1993
In August 1976, Albertson’s became the first store to open at the new Wishkah Mall on Aberdeen’s east side.
Joe Albertson himself came to town. After a quick tour of the $1.5 million investment in his 352nd supermarket, the avid fisherman headed for Westport to take a salmon charter.
In 1983, Bob Stewart converted the Albertson’s store to Price Plus Warehouse Foods, and he is on the verge of concluding a deal to buy the grocery store property from the mall owner, Wally Trace.
Stewart needs a shoreline development permit as the first step to add 8,835 square feet to his 28,000 square-foot grocery store. The building will be practically gutted for installation of all-new refrigeration. The plans come complete with a drive-up espresso window off a brand-new bakery.
“You’ll be able to get your latte on the way to work or on your way out of town,” Stewart said. “And a muffin, too.” There’s a full-service deli in the works, too.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom