In 1942, many GH stevedores, classed as enemy aliens, barred from working on waterfront

75 years ago

March 25, 1942

Between 50 and 60 Grays Harbor stevedores have been classed as enemy aliens and barred from working on the waterfront, local ILWU officials said today.

The same restricting order bars subjects of Japan, Germany, Italy, Finland and Denmark from fishing in navigable waters here. However, since almost all fishing boat operators are citizens, the ruling will have little effect on Harbor gillnetters.

Only fishermen and persons working on ship or on the docks as longshoremen are affected by the order. Millworkers and others who work on or near the waterfront are not required to have white or green cards.

Each alien’s status is considered as an individual case, customs officials said today, and there is a possibility some aliens, especially those of Finnish descent, may be allowed to work on the waterfront.

Enemy aliens are given pink cards and barred from the waterfront. Friendly aliens carry green cars and may work there. Citizens are given white cards.

March 26, 1942

• Plans to build a new cranberry cannery at Markham 10 times the size of the present one, and to pack at least $500,000 worth of the berries this season, were announced today by Cranberry Canners, Inc., a national cranberry cooperative.

M.L. Uraan, president of the company, revealed that about half the entire production of virtually all bogs in Oregon and Washington will be processed at the new Markham plant, construction of which will start at once.

The rest of the two-state crop will be marketed fresh through the cooperative which also operates canneries in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Illinois.

• Hymns sung by the entire congregation, special numbers by a brass trio and an Easter address by Rev. L.G. Fraser will be highlights at Samuel Benn park Sunday, April 5, at the sunrise service, officials of the Christian Youth Council announced today.

It is the first time Easter morning services have been scheduled at the Samuel Benn park. Last year the ceremonies were at Fern Hill ceremony.

The service, which is inter-denominational will begin at 6:30.

50 years ago

March 25, 1967

Easter worship services at the Aberdeen Presbyterian church will be held at 8, 9:30 and 11 o’clock Sunday morning. The Easter sermon by Rev. Bertram H. Rutan, pastor, is entitled, “Turning a Sunset into a Sunrise.”

At the Maundy Thursday service the church membership reached over one thousand when 43 new members were received.

March 26, 1967

Sunday, no newspaper published

25 years ago

March 25, 1992

• “The 30-year Retrospective of Bob McCausland’s Artwork” will be on display at the Grays Harbor College Library through April 24.

McCausland, a noted former Seattle Post-Intelligencer cartoonist, was lauded for his “deep interest in this area, way above his cleverness as a cartoonist,” by Erik Sandgren, art instructor at the college and curator of the McCausland display.

McCausland’s opinion cartoons appear on Sundays in The Daily World.

• Elma’s Eagles rapped 11 hits and received a strong relief effort from Jake Kringen to overhaul Toledo, 10-5 in South Central League baseball Tuesday in Toledo.

Kringen took over the mound in the third inning with his team trailing 5-2 and blanked the Indians over the final five frames. The Eagle sophomore struck out eight and walked only one.

March 26, 1992

The administrative assistant and athletic director at Ocosta Junior/Senior High School has signed a contract to become the new principal at Wishkah Valley School.

Dale Bowen, 38, who has been at Ocosta for two years, was selected from five candidates after interviewing for the post last weekend. Bowen will replace Jim Miller who is becoming superintendent of Wishkah Valley as current Superintendent Richard Throgmorton retires.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom