75 years ago
April 16, 1944
Sunday, no newspaper published
April 17, 1944
Junior boys at Weatherwax high school who are interested in mechanics will be taken on a tour of the Lamb-Grays Harbor company Wednesday afternoon, Gilbert Mills, instructor, said today.
The boys are members of Mills’ trade class and have taken aptitude and interest tests to ascertain the type of mechanical work they are qualified for.
50 years ago
April 16, 1969
• Aberdeen Mayor Harold Schmid returned Tuesday from Washington, D.C. after a hectic two days there preparing a request to the Nixon administration to maintain appropriations for the Wynooche Dam project.
The appropriation was cut from the proposed federal budget late last week by the Bureau of the Budget during a review of the budget by the new administration. The project was thus “indefinitely postponed.” Five million dollars for further construction had been appropriated for this year.
• Timberland Regional Library District announces the opening of the Ocean Shores Community Library with an open house April 20. The Library is located in the Ocean Shores Beach Club on Catala Drive.
Service to this Library will come from the W.H. Abel Memorial Library under the direction of Mrs. Ruth Greer, administrative librarian. Librarian at the Ocean Shores Community Library will be Mrs. Jane Johnson.
April 17, 1969
Student body officers for the fall semester at Hopkins Junior High School were announced: Joann Hackstadt, secretary; Jean Beck, health and safety; Doug Cotton, president; Dan Tupper, vice-president; and John Yonich, treasurer.
25 years ago
April 16, 1994
Kitty Mady and her business partners are sowing the seeds for an East County “people’s” market, hoping that the concept blooms this summer.
The owners of Montesano Mercantile want to use their storefront and parking lot at 728 E. Pioneer to host about a dozen homegrown produce vendors and artisans.
“Our building could lend itself to a people’s market,” Mady says, noting that the Mercantile sports a large porch and parking lot.
“We’re calling it a ‘people’s market’ for want of a better name, and a place for East County farmers and artists to sell their stuff.”
Mady, 55, long associated with the Grays Harbor Farmers’ Market, takes pains to way she doesn’t want the proposed East County venture to compete with the established venue at Aberdeen’s Wishkah Mall.
“I have nothing but fondness and respect for the Farmers’ Market, but it seems to me that there are people in the East County who prefer to be closer to home,” she says. “We simply see the need for more space.”
April 17, 1994
Hoquiam has a chance to host a stop on the Lollapalooza ‘94 rock ‘n’ roll tour this summer, but some city council members are getting cold feet, sources say.
For the uninitiated, Lollapalooza has been, arguable, the biggest rock event in the country the past two summers. The 38-stop tour two years ago drew 800,000 fans and grossed $19 million.
The day-long shows draw top bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and also includes art exhibits, political forums, booths selling exotic food and off-beat side-show presentations. It’s sort of like a one-day Woodstock organized by a carnival troupe in the Middle Ages.
Tour organizers, intrigued by the idea of a stop at the birthplace of grunge rock, want the festival to come to Hoquiam’s Olympic Stadium in early July, according to one of the promoters. They would expect a crowd of 25,000.
But last Monday, in a closed-door meeting, Police Chief Scott Finlayson came to the council with concerns that included parking, damage to the stadium and drug use. By the end of the meeting, sources say, all but one council member was leaning against approval of the event.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom