World Gone By

75 years ago

Oct. 25, 1941

Robert Cameron, pastor of Aberdeen’s First Presbyterian Church, did not sign the “no war” resolution adopted at a meeting of the Aberdeen Ministerial Association this week, he said today. In a report of this meeting, his name had been given as one of the ministers favoring the resolution.

“I was not present when action was taken … on the “No War” resolution, although I find my name included among its sponsors. I have been out of town for two days. I would be opposed to sending the resolution (to the president and congressmen) although I share the conviction that ‘further entry into war is not inevitable.’”

Oct. 26, 1941

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago

Oct. 25, 1966

Persons who make crank, nuisance or obscene telephone calls under the impression that they cannot be detected, are in for a surprise.

The Aberdeen Police Department through the cooperation of the Telephone Co. has the means to bring the offenders to justice — and is doing just that.

A recent case in point was the arrest and conviction in police court of a man who had been harassing some 60 persons with calls — all of them made between 2 and 5 o’clock in the morning. According to Les Mazon, manager of Pacific Northwest Bell and Police Chief Dave Auer, an electronic device was attached to the telephone in the home of one of the victims and led to the offender’s arrest.

Meanwhile Pacific Northwest Bell has put out a leaflet entitled “What Every Woman Ought to Know About Crank Calls.”

Oct. 26, 1966

• Built in 1923, a rickety steel drawbridge, crossing the South Fork of the Willapa River to downtown Raymond, was replaced by a modern prestressed $863,938 concrete span which was formally opened to traffic at ceremonies at noon yesterday.

After the opening program, attended by several hundred persons, Miss Laura Bale, 1966 Pacific County Fair Queen, cut the ribbon which released the initial traffic through the new bridge.

• Mr. and Mrs. Les Odle received McCleary’s highest honor last night when Senator Henry M. Jackson presented them with the “Citizens of the Year” award during the community’s 18th annual service award banquet.

A Simpson Timber Co. employee, Odle has been particularly active in community youth athletic programs, while Mrs. Karen Odle has worked tirelessly with the McCleary Campfire Girls organization.

25 years ago

Oct. 25, 1991

For a young man just beginning his second year of college, Chris Jensen is becoming an experienced veteran and world traveler in a hurry.

Jensen, who had a full season of varsity competition with the Notre Dame wrestling team last year, traveled to China and Mongolia during the summer with a team headed by Irish assistant coach Rick Stewart.

The three-time state AA champ from Hoquiam managed to be home about three weeks out of the summer, father Bill reports. He returned to the Notre Dame campus early and is getting ready for another mat season that will begin in about another month.

Oct. 26, 1991

When the Montesano Bulldogs weren’t dropping the football Friday night, they were scoring.

Once, they even did it on the same play.

The Bulldogs — who were ranked seventh in the state among Class A teams this week — overpowered the undermanned Tenino Beavers, 42-7, in a South Central League game at Jack Sam Rottle Field.

Senior Brook Schurr didn’t wait long to get the homecoming celebration in high gear. Schurr took a Tenino punt at his own 35, dropped the ball prior to executing what was supposed to be a reverse and then recovered the ball and followed his blockers down the left sideline for a 65-yard touchdown.

Senior Brian Sanderson kicked the PAT and with 6:06 left in the first quarter, the Bulldogs were up, 7-0.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom