In 1968, auction offered $175,000 worth of sawmill equipment

From the archives of The Daily World

75 years ago

October 8, 1943

Tonight at the Bijou theater in Aberdeen, Barbara Stanwyck stars in “Lady of Burlesque.” The co-hit is “Raiders of San Joaquin.” Starting tomorrow night, “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Spy Train.” At the Warners theater in Aberdeen, “for you and your gal — it’s a honey of a show,” Judy Garland and Van Heflin star is “Presenting Lily Mars.” Plus a second grand hit “Nobody’s Darling,” a color cartoon, “Unbearable Bear” and late news events. In Aberdeen at the Weir theater, Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn star in “The More the Merrier” and Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara can be seen in “The Black Swan” in Technicolor.

50 years ago

October 8, 1968

The high price of logs was listed as the reason why buyers from all over the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and California are in Aberdeen today for an auction of $175,000 worth of sawmill equipment.

The auction, under the direction of a Seattle auction firm is at the R.J. Ultican Re-Manufacturing Co. in East Aberdeen.

R.J. Ultican, president of the firm, said Monday he made the decision to sell after reviewing the available log supply and determining he could not operate the mill on the site at a profit. The mill, leased from 1962 to 1967 to the Aberdeen Alder Co., has been shut down for about a year. The Ultican family ceased operating the mill in 1960, because of estate problems, Ultican said.

He cited the current price of green hemlock dimension on the lumber market, which was $80 per 1,000 board feet.

25 years ago

October 8, 1993

Elma did all its scoring in the first half, then held off a furious Steilacoom counterattack for a 3-2 victory in a Nisqually League boys’ soccer game Thursday at Steilacoom.

Handing the Sentinel their first home loss, the Eagles improved to 7-1 in league play and 7-3 overall.

Ryan Moore found the net about five minutes into the game. Micah Valentine scored about seven minutes later and Moore scored again before the half.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom