75 years ago
January 28, 1944
Nearly 2,000 glass coffee jars have been collected so far in a drive being conducted by the Hoquiam junior high school Key club. Kiwanis club members, Key club sponsors, are assisting with collections. Prizes have been offered for largest collections in the grade schools. The drive will continue through next week, Ray Gunter, Key club president, said today.
The jars are being stored in the former Totem store building. They will be sold to the Folger Coffee company. Anyone having jars to donate may call the junior high school office, Principal Frank Bowen said today.
50 years ago
January 28, 1969
The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League chose Southern California’s O.J. Simpson, an all-American halfback who won the 1968 Heisman Trophy, as the third annual combined pro football draft got under way today.
The choice of Simpson as the No. 1 pick came as no surprise.
Simpson has indicated that he would demand as much as a $600,000 bonus, equaling the highest price ever paid for a graduating collegian. Donny Anderson of Texas Tech reportedly received that figure in a long-term contract with the Green Bay Packers in 1966.
Simpson, a 6-1, 207-pounder, rushed for 1,709 yards, an all-time record, and scored 22 touchdowns.
25 years ago
January 28, 1994
Some 2,500 people, including dozens of Harborites and 16 legislators, voiced their distaste for Washington’s tolerance of abortion during a rally at the Capitol in Olympia Thursday.
Abortion opponents from Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Quinault and East County were on hand.
Anna Mae Trohimovich of Hoquiam, a stalwart in the anti-abortion movement here, believes it was the largest Pro-life rally in Olympia ever.
Others in the crowd arrived by car or bus from as far away as Wenatchee and Bellingham.
State Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam was one of only two Democratic lawmakers at the rally.
He urged other pro-life Democrats to “speak up quietly, but firmly about life.”
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom