75 years ago
May 15, 1943
• Former yell king Bob Swedblom yesterday was elected president of Hoquiam high school student body for the coming school year. The junior classman will replace Larry Gayda, present student body prexy, who succeeded Junior Pill, when he enlisted last winter.
• When Camp Baldy, Boy Scout summer camp, opens July 11, you can bet there will be one Scout there right on the dot. Harry Keyes, Troop 20, who this week registered and paid his fee at scout headquarters in Hoquiam, established an all time record for early camp registration. After earning money for the fee, Scout Keyes declared he thought he would register before he spent it for something else. “If all the boys came in that early, we’d have a full camp right now,” commented Scout Executive Elvis Eaton.
May 16, 1943
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago
May 15, 1968
Jack Burtch, Aberdeen attorney and former state legislator from the 19th legislative district, announced today that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the state legislature again, for position 2.
He’ll oppose incumbent Eric Anderson for the position.
A 1944 graduate of Weatherwax High School, Burtch later graduated from Whitman College and received his law degree from the University of Washington. He’s been practicing law in Aberdeen for 13 years, serving five years of that time as deputy prosecuting attorney for Grays Harbor County. He is a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and is active in community affairs.
May 16, 1968
A new member of the Grays Harbor College music faculty this year is Robert Neisinger, director of bands.
A native of Snohomish, Neisinger received his B.A. and M.A. at Western Washington State College, Bellingham, where he had an instrumental major in percussion and also a major in vocal music.
His hobbies are golf and photography. He also collects tropical fish and exotic musical instruments, particularly of the percussion variety.
25 years ago
May 15, 1993
Tensions between permanent residents and the tourist industry are at the heart of a special ballot measure to be decided in Ocean Shores next Tuesday.
Voters will be asked to decide whether owners should be able to continue to rent homes for less than 30 days — “transient rentals.”
The measure, if approved, would halt issuance of conditional use permits to conduct transient rentals. Existing permits, which run five years, would not be renewed except where financial hardships can be proven.
Proponents say it will save residents from hassles — loud parties, crowded parking and other nuisances — that result from living next to a transient rental.
May 16, 1993
The Lady Bulldogs of Montesano put in a marathon day’s work, but came home with a paycheck to show for their labors, advancing to the next round of the girls’ fast pitch playoffs.
The Bulldogs rallied from a 3-0 deficit after 3 1/2 innings to defeat Woodland, 6-3, in the opener. Then they fell to Trico League champion LaCenter 7-6 in 12 innings in the title game. They rebounded to demolish South Central League runner-up Toledo, 16-2, to wrap up the second and final district place.
“They showed great discipline at the plate,” Montesano coach Jim Andrews said. “I think they’re peaking. They’re ready for Olympia.”
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom