In 1994, 1,500 attend unity service Sunday at Olympic Stadium

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75 years ago

September 19, 1944

Inch-thick steaks, luscious beef roasts — things that most Americans dream about — leave Harborites Mr. and Mrs. William Palmroth “cold.”

“I’d trade a good side of beef for a salmon any day,” Palmroth said.

After five years in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, the Palmroths are tired of eating beef and “don’t care if they live without beef for one year.”

The same vegetables are grown in Argentina as in the United States, but they lack in flavor, he said. Argentina fish is a big disappointment as it is tasteless, Palmroth avers.

More time is devoted to eating in Argentina than in the U.S. with one extra meal each day, his wife said. This is the high tea served during the “Vermouth” hour,” between 5 and 7 o’clock each evening. Dinner is not served until 10 o’clock at night, followed by which the family retires for the night.

September 20, 1944

Two freight trains on the Northern Pacific line near Little Rock, between Gate and Olympia, collided head-on shortly before 3 o’clock this afternoon killing two men, according to word received here this afternoon.

The engineer of one of the trains was said to have been killed and a brakeman also was reported dead.

50 years ago

September 19, 1969

The Port of Grays Harbor will not ask for tax levy support in 1979, even though it expects to be in a poorer cash position at the end of that year, E.W. Clocksin, port manager, said this morning.

This will be the second straight year that the port will be on a self-sustaining basis.

He predicted that the port will continue to make a profit on its terminal operations, even though it will be less than before. He mentioned that the port might break even on its Westport operation, instead of incurring losses, as it has done in past years.

September 20, 1969

Saturday, no newspaper published

25 years ago

September 19, 1994

The people came carrying their Bibles; the choir sang old, familiar hymns. The pastor preached a stirring sermon.

Only one thing was missing from this worship service — walls — both literally and figuratively.

The estimated 1,500 Harborities who attended the third Christian Celebration of Unity at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam Sunday came together as one body, for one purpose: to “Celebrate Jesus.”

“We do not experience the gift of unity because we are Meth-a-Bap-a-Pente-a-Cath-a-Luth-a-terians,” said the Rev. David Pascoe, pastor of the Hoquiam Presbyterian Church. “We experience unity because we are the Body of Christ.”

September 20, 1994

• Five-star resorts, nicer service people and more public restrooms could take Grays Harbor to the top of the tourism industry, concludes a report submitted to the county commissioners Monday.

“Tourism is still treated as a second-class industry,” noted one member of the Grays Harbor Tourism Advisory Board.

The committee commented on a profile of the county prepared by the Langley Group, which was hired last fall to direct tourism activities.

The Harbor will have arrived as a major tourist spot if it has two world-class resorts by the year 2000, said Steve Roaldson, a general manager for the Polynesian Ocean Front Resort in Ocean Shores.

• Hoquiam scored its first boys’ golf victory over Aberdeen in several years, nipping the Bobcats, 166-167, in the non-league half of a two-match series Monday afternoon at the Grays Harbor Country Club.

Hoquiam’s Jon Parker — whose round was highlighted by a monster drive estimated well over 300 yards — fired a one-under-par 34 to take medalist honors. Chris Wandell topped Aberdeen with a 38.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom