75 years ago
February 25, 1945
Sunday, no newspaper published
February 26, 1945
Nightlife becomes America’s latest wartime casualty tonight.
Promptly at the stroke of midnight every bar, cabaret, movie, bowling alley and other amusement place in the nation must turn off its lights and lock the doors under a government curfew aimed at saving fuel, manpower and transportation.
Hope for a last minute reprieve in New York, capital of cafe society, ended yesterday when Mayor Fiorello La Guardia told operators of nightclubs and other amusement places that the curfew must be obeyed.
50 years ago
February 25, 1970
• Aberdeen Planning Committee members have approved a long-range land-use plan which accepts the Local Development Co. proposal for downtown development. The idea includes blocking of Wishkah Street between H and K and setting up a pedestrian shopping mall. Traffic would be routed on Market and Heron.
• Jerry Anderson, 27, Hoquiam High School varsity basketball coach for four years, today submitted his resignation to the noon school board meeting.
“I find that my desire to win is such that it goes beyond what is best for my family, my ballplayers and the community,” wrote Anderson, lanky University of Oregon graduate who coached the 1969 Grizzlies to within two points of the state class AA championship.
Board member Omar Parker praised Anderson for having done “a great job” adding: “Isn’t it exciting to know a fellow who wants to stay on top? I only wish everyone was as dedicated to superiority as Jerry Anderson.”
February 26, 1970
St. Joseph Hospital should be notified that the city will pay for medical care to indigent jail prisoners “only when such arrangements are made in advance,” Aberdeen City Attorney Stanley Krause wrote the city council last night.
Krause was asked to study cost of providing medical care to prisoners after the hospital told the city the State Department of Public Assistance will no longer do so.
“If persons are arrested who are in need of medical care — for which the city is not responsible — they can be released on their personal recognizance for … medical attention and the trial can be continued …” Krause said in a letter.
25 years ago
February 25, 1995
A full service black and white rental darkroom facility is now available in Aberdeen for those who would like to develop their own film or for those who would like to learn complete darkroom techniques.
The Darkroom, at 301 W. 6th St. is owned by Dan Weber and is a division of Photo Lab Express. The building is located in the former Leslie’s Studio, but prior to that it had been the Monarch grocery.
February 26, 1995
An Aberdeen man was accorded the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Lion’s Club Saturday at the Multiple District 19 Spring Convention at the Nordic Inn in Aberdeen.
John “Jack” Vanderbeek, 72, was presented the Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions District 19 Past Council Chairman Walter Bebich of Aberdeen.
Vanderbeek, who has more than 40 years of service with the Lions club, has held all of the club offices, including Zone Chairman. He was named the first District 19 Governor, covering an area from Kalaloch south to the Oregon border and east to the I-5 corridor.
Vanderbeek, who served in the European Theater in World War II, is a former PUD Commissioner and before retiring had owned and operated Jack’s Drive-Ins on Simpson Avenue and East Wishkah in Aberdeen.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom