75 years ago
June 22, 1942
For the first time since the Civil War enemy shells fell in the proximity of a United States military reservation near midnight last night.
At least nine projectiles from a submarine peppered the Fort Stevens area, north of the Pacific Ocean resort town of Seaside, Ore., for approximately 15 minutes. They struck and exploded in a practically deserted beach area containing but a few houses and did no damage to military establishments, installations or to private property.
June 23, 1942
Montesano this week launched a drive to bring every cotton and jute gunny sack out of hiding to provide facilities for handling this year’s crop in America’s food and salvage for victory campaigns.
Onion sacks, flour bags, small and large potato sacks, feed bags and a wide variety of cotton and jute bags are needed, says Lloyd Foss, sub-chairman in charge of the drive.
There should be an average of four about every home, a survey showed. Montesano Boy Scouts last night agreed to canvass all Montesano next Monday and Tuesday and every resident was urged to prepare for a weekend rummaging expedition in attics, garages, basements and sheds for every sack.
50 years ago
June 22, 1967
The right of “white only” clubs to hold Washington state liquor licenses was questioned Thursday by attorney Carl Maxey, chairman of the Washington State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Maxey, in a letter to Chairman Kenneth MacDonald of the State Board Against Discrimination, urged a board investigation of the situation, including the number of clubs and social and fraternal organizations holding licenses, and of these, the number with membership clauses that discriminate against non-whites.
His action stemmed from an incident last week at the Renton Eagles Club in which a Negro couple was asked to leave a dinner/dance sponsored by the Renton Education Association.
June 23, 1967
Montesanans are praying for sunny skies for their 1th annual Farm Festival, successor to Dairy Day, which will reach its climax with a 70-unit parade starting at 1 o’clock Saturday.
Co-chairmen Chris Pickering and Jack Mempa have announced the parade will be headed by the band of the 13th Naval District, Sand Point.
25 years ago
June 22, 1992
After spending seven years filling cavities in the Navy, Steve Nack is now filling a need for more dentists on the South Beach.
Nack, 32, has become the first dentist in a number of years to set up practice in Westport. He and his wife, Denise, opened the South Beach Dental Clinic at 509 S. Montesano St. last week.
The couple has spend the past year preparing for their move from Seattle, converting an old South Beach house into a combination home and office (“What used to be a one-car garage is now a two-chair office,” says Denise.)
The two office assistants are Suzette Houde and Amber Lundgren from the Westport area.
June 23, 1992
Up to 35 Grays Harbor County high school students will be giving up some hot sweaty recreation time this summer in exchange for some cold hard cash.
The students will be paid for going to school — sort of.
As part of a pilot program, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students are helping teach this summer in four area school districts at the rate of $4.50 an hour.
High school students in the Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Oakville and Taholah school districts are being sought now to help the elementary school children in math and reading in their summer school classes each weekday morning.
The high school students will receive job training and work closely with teachers in the classrooms, said Vern Dearing, coordinator for the program.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom