75 years ago
August 28, 1943
Navy men want good guns and ships to fight the war — and they are not hesitating about helping to buy them, according to word received from Gunner’s Mate First Class Howard Anderson, former P.U.D. employe.
“Every buddy in my outfit has bought at least $1,000 of war bonds,” he wrote in a letter to his wife, Mrs. Willow Anderson.
Anderson helped to swell Aberdeen’s third war loan drive by sending home $800 to purchase bonds .
He has been in the Pacific theater of war the past 10 months.
August 29, 1943
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago
August 28, 1968
Fred Easter, principal at the Washington and Stevens Elementary schools for the past four years, will be at the helm of the Robert Gray Elementary School when classes begin next week.
Easter succeeds E.A. (Jud) Graham, veteran Aberdeen administrator, who retired this summer.
Former Hopkins Junior High Vice-principal Lee Rhoden has been selected to replace Easter as the administrator for the two southside schools.
August 29, 1968
Simpson Timber Co. expanded its influence a ways last week by shipping the first of nearly ten miles of wire-wound wooden pipe to Fairbanks, Alaska.
The 35 tons of pipe shipped last week — and the 15 more truckloads to come — will move up the Alcan Highway, and will be used for sewer construction in “Seward’s Icebox.”
25 years ago
August 28, 1993
Larry Wilder, executive director of the Grays Harbor Tourism Council, helped organize the Coastal Washington tour for nine writers from Seattle, Calgary, Bellingham, Eastern Washington and California at the end of April.
They pulled oars in a longboat from the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, picked and ate oysters at Brady’s Oysters, went whale-watching from Westport, caught the shorebirds show at Bowerman Basin, toured Hoquiam’s Castle, the Lytle House and the Cooney mansion, lunched at Lake Quinault and stopped off at several other spots from Tokeland to Forks.
As a result of their visit, a Sunset magazine article on the Lytle House, Cooney Mansion and the old McCleary hotel is scheduled for next summer. In addition, there has already been a story about Grays Harbor in an Eastern Washington news magazine and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer may run something about the Harbor in its travel selection this fall.
August 29, 1993
• Aberdeen residents Susan Wallace and Stephen Solan were married Saturday, July 31, 1993, in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Seattle.
A reception at the Space Needle in Seattle followed the wedding.
The couple honeymooned at Ixtapa, Mexico, and are making their home at Aberdeen.
• Herb Godfrey used to tend a pulp mill tank farm for $13.40 an hour. Now he works as a teacher’s aid, helping teachers of behaviorally impaired 7th and 8th graders at Ocosta Junior High School.
Godfrey, 48, lost his job along with 625 others when the ITT Rayonier pulp and paper company shut down in Hoquiam last November.
He heard he could make good money teaching kids how to drive — $17 an hour. But he needed to be certified and that would take six weeks of summer school at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
A counselor for a retraining program, Tyler Anderson, himself a laid-off worker from the ITT mills, arranged for Godfrey’s $750 grant to attend school. Now Godfrey is a certified driver’s education instructor soon to be in cars with green teen-agers.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom