75 years ago
May 6, 1944
Emphasizing the need for a more rigid body-building program among both men and boys so as to curtail the number of physical rejects in the armed services, Ralph “Pest” Welch gave a very interesting talk before a large turnout at the Aberdeen high school Golden “A” club banquet last night at the Hotel Morck.
Welch, University of Washington football coach, told the attending Aberdeen sportsmen and the members of the lettermen’s club of the large naval training program at the University. He said the training was being given under a splendid program and he urged all boys expecting to enter the services soon to enlist in the navy V-5 or V-12.
50 years ago
May 6, 1969
In a well-timed move to allay fears that the Hoquiam shopping center project is in trouble, the mayor last night offered a candid report on the status of the Urban Renewal scheme and promised that developer David Morgan will provide more details next Monday night.
Last Monday was the deadline for the Auburn realtor to submit plans for the Harbor Mall shopping center. He missed the deadline because the negotiations are getting down to the “nitty-gritty,” the mayor said “and Morgan wants to build the kind of shopping center we’ve all wanted for a long time.”
“There seems to be quite a bit of uncertainty among our citizens,” Mayor Rolland Youmans said. “I know many people think our shopping enter project is falling apart. Well, that’s not true. (The developers) indicated to me that they intend to meet the May 15 project payment ($230,000) deadline.”
25 years ago
May 6, 1994
Want to see Westport, Ocean Shores and maybe even a whale or two — all for less than $10?
Try the Westport/Ocean Shores ferry.
It begins operation Saturday, just in time for Mother’s Day, says Capt. Bob Thornton, 58, of Westport.
The trip, approximately 20 minutes, costs $4.50 one way or $8 round trip. The boat, El Matador, holds 74 passengers.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom