75 years ago
September 27, 1943
Harvesting of Grays Harbor’s estimated 90,000 box cranberry crop started on several of the newer bogs today in Grayland, W.S. Jacobson, manager of the Grayland branch of Cranberry Canners, Inc., announced today.
“The recent rains have helped to ripen the crop and the berries are in prime condition,” Mr. Jacobson said. “We will need at least 600 pickers to harvest the crop, however, we are depending on Harborites to supply pickers. Families and groups which will remain at the bogs in the free cabins provided by bog owners are especially sought.”
September 28, 1943
A little thing like being 82 years old isn’t slowing down Fred Sensiba of Aloha at all. Arriving at the beach on Labor Day in 1917, Sensiba began work in the Aloha shingle mill as a packer, a job he has been doing now for 26 years.
Shunning absenteeism, Sensiba has never “played hookey” from his job. Except for one vacation for six months, he has never been gone from the job longer than his occasional day off.
50 years ago
September 27, 1968
The $275,000 Cosmopolis school gym with its sunken floor design will be dedicated Sunday afternoon with Dr. Robert Woodroof, Aberdeen school superintendent delivering the main speech.
A tour of the gym and the serving of refreshments in the school multipurpose room will follow the speechmaking.
The gym features a playing floor large enough for interscholastic competition, permanent-type seating for nearly 500, high-intensity mercury vapor lighting, modern showers and locker rooms. There is an expanded hard surface outside play area.
September 28, 1968
Pat Paulsen’s friends here in Southwest Washington have sent a telegram to the campaign headquarters of Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon and George Wallace asking that the candidates for President of the United States get together in a good old-fashioned nation stumping debate.
“You are cordially invited to attend a symposium to be held at the Clam Diggers Cafe, Grayland, Washington, birthplace of Pat Paulsen, also a candidate for the presidency on Oct. 6.” The communication was signed by Bette Bushell, vice-chairman of the Pat Paulesen for President Committee, whose regional headquarters is in Grayland.
So far as could be determined by The Daily World this morning, no replies had been received.
25 years ago
September 27, 1993
Less than a year after it seemed that the Grays Harbor Paper Co. mill in Hoquiam was closed forever, its new owners are planning a grand opening celebration.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, in front of the mill, the group of investors led by Hoquiam businessman Bill Quigg will stage a public ceremony to mark the reopening of the mill.
More than 600 people lost their jobs when the paper mill and adjacent pulp mill were closed by ITT Rayonier and International Paper Co. last November.
In August, Quigg and his group completed their deal to buy the paper mill, which will employ about 230 people and is expected to be in full operation by January. The pulp mill will be demolished.
September 28, 1993
The Elma School District will receive nearly $2 million in back taxes from a settlement between the county and the federal government on the value of the mothballed nuclear power plant at Satsop.
About $900,000 with go toward school bonds and residents in the district may not have to pay 1994 bond levies.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom