World Gone By

75 years ago

Oct. 24, 1941

Grays Harbor may have “milk-less Sundays” next year.

Harbor dairy officials said today a plan to deliver milk only six days a week is being studied and may be put into effect about the first of the year.

The step, they said, would be taken in conformity with national defense, pointing out the no-Sunday delivery would mean a big saving in gasoline and oil. It also, for the first time in Harbor history, would give the milkman a Sunday holiday.

50 years ago

Oct. 24, 1966

• Comedienne Martha Raye, a front-line trouper for 24 years, changed her routine last week. She donned fatigues and worked for two days in an Army field dispensary, cleaning wounds, changing bandages and comforting GIs wounded in a Mekong Delta battle.

The twangy-voiced brunette, who had gone from outpost to tiny outpost throughout Viet Nam to entertain American servicemen, sang, danced and ribbed the men of two Army aviation helicopter companies stationed in the Mekong Delta town of Soc Trang. The next day, Miss Ray, a former nurse, dressed in Army fatigues and assisted the one doctor and eight corpsmen caring for patients.

• Finding the scoring range three times in each half, Wishkah captured its fourth SWW 8-man league victory in five starts Saturday with a 37-0 rout of Napavine.

Don Marbut and Mike Carter scored two touchdowns each for the winners, Bob Eager and Terry Canfield one apiece. Ron Moodenbaugh, Mike Gunter and Dennis Darrin starred on defense for the Loggers.

25 years ago

Oct. 24, 1991

• Les Bolten, executive director of the tall ships project in Aberdeen, has a new nickname: Capt. Crunch.

That’s what the quipsters were dubbing him at the Aberdeen City Council meeting last night.

Bolton was at the meeting to report on the Lady Washington’s financial status after an accident last week on the Columbia River in which the ship suffered extensive damage when a railroad bridge was lowered onto the mast.

Bolton, who earlier this week said the Seaport would be out at least $25,000 in lost revenue, told the council he now believes “in total we’re probably out $40,000.”

• George Stone has been named Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year by the Aberdeen American Legion Post No. 5.

Prior to coming to Aberdeen, Stone worked as firefighter/paramedic for the City of Montesano and was the first paramedic in the county.

In addition to his normal duties, Stone participated in the Aberdeen grade school fire prevention program and was lauded for his work with children by his chief, Lowell Killen.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom