75 years ago
May 16, 1944
Private First Class Joe Lupo, veteran of seven major battles in Tunisia, and now engaged in fighting the nazis at Anzio beachhead, is grateful to the Aberdeen World for taking his mind off the constant artillery fire. His brother, Tony, subscribed for him in March.
In a letter received today he wrote: “I received four copies thus far of the Aberdeen World and I want to thank you very much. It’s quite a change to see a guy’s old home town paper. It kind of gets your mind off of the artillery fire which we get here every day and night.
“I have been in England, Ireland, Scotland and through the North Africa campaign. But, this Anzio is twice as tough, although it was no picnic in Tunisia.
“Thank you for sending me the paper and keep them coming. I’ll write again in Berlin.”
May 17, 1944
The largest liquor robbery in the area in recent years occurred at the South Bend state liquor store Sunday night when some 39 cases, valued at about $1,800, were stolen.
The liquor consisted primarily of whisky, and apparently was hauled away by truck from the rear entrance to the store.
50 years ago
May 16, 1969
• James M. Duree, Ocosta High School senior, has received a $4,000 scholarship from Royal Neighbors of America.
Duree, also winner of a National Merit Scholarship was one of the winners in the R.N.A. eighth annual fraternal scholarship competition. Duree plans to attend Stanford University in California and major in biological oceanography.
• Top scholars of the Moclips High School senior class were announced yesterday by Principal Robert Gardner. They are Keita House, valedictorian and Bob Atwell, salutatorian.
May 17, 1969
Saturday, no newspaper published
25 years ago
May 16, 1994
Now that WPPSS has terminated its agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration, the question is: What happens to the Satsop nuclear plant site?
Good question. For one thing, the huge cooling towers for Project 5, which has been abandoned and Project 3, before it was finished, won’t be coming down any time soon, if they ever do.
The state probably would have the final say over that and other restoration questions. but the Washington Public Power Supply System still wants to sell the mothballed project to a party that would finish it as a nuclear plant, said Mike Louisell, a supply system spokesman at Satsop.
If the supply system completely scraps the two plants at the site, it could take as many as 10 years, or even more, Louisell said, to sell off the assets and restore the site to whatever condition was negotiated with the state.
May 17, 1994
All Wal-Mart has to do to keep Vern Kelley’s business is keep the promise employees — sorry, “associates” — made this morning at the official grand opening of the Aberdeen store.
“No problem!” the assembled employees yelled in unison when a high-ranking corporate official asked how they have been trained to respond to customer requests.
“I sure do like that slogan,” said Kelley. “I hope they mean it.”
Hundreds of Harborites, including mayors and elected officials from several cities, the county commissioners and business people, were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony as the estimated $3 million, 118,097 square-foot store celebrated its grand opening.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom