75 years ago
May 9, 1942
• Dr. Herman Sommer of Hooper institute confirms the explanation of Dr. Trevor Kincaid of the University of Washington that the poison which caused five deaths last week after shellfish had been eaten on the Olympic peninsula and on Vancouver Island, was caused by organism known as goniaulax to scientists. It is more commonly referred to as “red tide.”
Dr. Sommer explained that “this organism is present in all shellfish to some degree. The usual small amount has not proved harmful, may even do some good. But in occasional heavy tides, the shellfish take in an extraordinary amount of the goniauiax, the only poisonous, micro-organism known in sea water.”
• California is all right in certain respects, but Oiva Knute, former president of the Grays Harbor Olympians hiking group, would swap the state any day for the Olympics and the verdant green of Washington forests.
In a letter to F.W. Mathias today, Knute said he was taking army radio training at Sunnyvale. Although he has “nice quarters” at his barracks, he frequently thinks of the Harbor, he wrote.
May 10, 1942
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago
May 9, 1967
Army Specialist Four Kenneth E. Brown, 29, received the Purple Heart Medal April 9 in Vietnam. He is the son of Edward Brown and Mrs. Evaline Brown, both of Hoquiam.
Spec. Brown received the award for wounds received while serving as a machine gunner with Company C, 2nd Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division’s 22nd Infantry.
The 1964 graduate of Hoquiam High School entered active duty in December 1965 and was stationed at Fort Lewis before his arrival in Vietnam last October. He served as a special correspondent for The Aberdeen Daily World while on duty in Vietnam.
May 10, 1967
Lee Friedlander, native Aberdonian and well-known European photographer, has received two Guggenheim fellowships for reflecting photographically the changing American scene.
The May Harper’s Bazaar features him and four full pages of his art. His work was on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City earlier this month.
In the Harper’s article, John Szarkowski, director of the museum’s department of photography, observes that: “Friedlander, standing at a greater emotional distance from his subjects, reconstructed the world in precise and elegant metaphors, showing its people in and through their most valued environments, their homes and offices and shops and pageant grounds.”
25 years ago
May 9, 1992
From jazz to rock ‘n’ roll to country, a dinner-theater Cabaret presented by Aberdeen High School students next week will offer something for everyone.
Cabaret will be presented by some 90 AHS vocal music students in the Antler Room of the Aberdeen Elks Club Monday through Thursday. It is replacing the popular “American Pop” which the department had performed for the past five years.
Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner will be served at 6:30 each night with the show to begin at 7:30. Monday’s dinner will feature ham; Tuesday, Baron of beef; Wednesday, chicken and Thursday, breaded veal.
May 10, 1992
For his numerous years of caring for the community, Dr. James Moore was named Montesano’s 1992 Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.
At an awards banquet last week. Chamber President Candi Bachtell recalled Moore making house calls long after other doctors stopped that practice, and knew his phone was constantly ringing with requests for medical advice and care.
“He took care of us, day in and day out,” Bachtell said.
Dr. Moore and his wife began practicing medicine in adjoining offices in Montesano in October of 1951. He retired in 1982 at the age of 64.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom