125 years ago
Oct. 26, 1894
Let nothing prevent you from hearing the elocutionary contest tonight. Program commences at eight.
W.E. Crist has sold his claim on the north beach to W.M. White, a gentleman who has lived in Pierce county for many years. Mr. White is a man of family and will be quite an addition to the settlement where he locates.
The populist meeting at Wynooche Friday night, consisted of the two speakers, the chairman and one listener.
Geo. W. Ninemire and wife returned Wednesday from a visit to several sound cities.
W.C. Pascoe, who has been over in the hop regions of Pierce county since the early part of September, returned home Monday.
There will be a special Episcopal service in the rooms over Story’s drug store next Tuesday evening, at which Rev. L. W. Applegate, of Tacoma, will officiate.
Advertisement — When a doctor considers it necessary to prescribe sarsaparilla, he simply orders a bottle of Aver’s, knowing full well that he will obtain thereby a surer and purer preparation than any other which the drug store can furnish.
Ovie Anderson returned Wednesday from a campaign tour in the western portion of the county.
Judge Warren, candidate for assessor, wears the smile of confidence now-a-days.
100 years ago
Oct. 3, 1919
A daring robbery took place in the McCleary pool hall last Monday night when three young men held up and robbed eight men just as they were leaving the place.
Tom Murphy, brother of W.J. Murphy of Montesano and Murphy Brothers of Satsop, is another of the boys who is a late arrival home. He was in the service for a little over a year and was in France for about eight months.
Owing to illness, Miss Rose Fraser, Montesano High School teacher, is absent this week. Her place is being filled by Miss Mabel Wade, a senior, who teaches all classes except the advanced cooking.
The Montesano Fuel Company was organized this week by A. Picco and N. T. Knight.
Dr. L.J. Stubblefield will be at Gaston Moch’s on Wednesday of each week.
Mrs. Maude Prior, Miss Lucille Lincoln and Miss Marian Rue motored to Aberdeen Saturday.
Mrs. Floyd Wakefield was here from Elma Wednesday and took her small nephew, Lloyd Cloud, home with her to remain for a few days.
A telegram from Carl Schafer, who left some time ago for Boston to attend the Babson Institute, says his application for entrance in the school was accepted.
Dr. and Mrs. Rowland L. Atcheson have moved into Mrs. M.L. Nethery’s house on Third street.
75 years ago
Oct. 19, 1944
Staff Sergeant Dale Dorning — son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richbow, and brother of Mrs. Vivian Worth — who was reported missing in action over France last August and who later made his way back to allied lines, has just been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three clusters, according to a letter received this week by his family here.
Officers of the Army and Navy were in McCleary this Wednesday to investigate the walkout of some 450 employees of the Simpson Logging company which their union officials at first declared unauthorized but later recognized when it was alleged that the Simpson company had violated its contract by replacing a plant foreman with a non-union man.
Jimmie K. Browne opinion column: When the voters go to the polls next month they will be casting their ballots in a political campaign which is not a battle between the Democratic and Republican parties, but one between two distinct types of political philosophy, or between what we know as Constitutional representative government and state socialism, a European importation.
This fact is slowly seeping into the minds of the great mass of voters. They are beginning to realize that there has grown up in this country a new polticila sect, one that is seeking to overthrow through the ballot, the American form of government.
Evidences of this are piling up on all sides.
The Democratic party, as such, is fighting for its life. It is virtually gone, except in the solid South, and even there its days are numbered. The left-wing groups are taking control — in fact have taken control — and the Republicans should keep this in mind: if they are successful and sweep this nation next month, the left-wing termites will start working on their party.
Looking back over recent legislative years in this state, it will be found that the Democrats have been replaced by left-wingers. There are several statutes which these left-wingers managed to have enacted into law. All are a part and parcel of the general over-all picture.
Ten years ago it started with the production-for-use measure, still on the statute books. Then came the Bone bill, put through by the initiative; this was followed by the school re-organization act. Now we have Referendum 25; and the two social security measures — all fitting nicely into the program of centralized control of all business, government and education, by federal agencies at Washington, D.C.
50 years ago
Oct. 16, 1969
Official dedication of the new Beacon Avenue elementary school will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 26, when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Louis Bruno will deliver the dedication speech.
According to school officials, “The actual ‘open house’ of the new educational plant will be held between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., when interested residents of the community will be able to inspect the building first hand.”
Following the official dedication, school board members will be on hand, with displays and drawings, to explain the proposed new construction at the Wheeler School, a proposal that will appear on the November 4 ballot. Board members also plan to answer all questions as to cost and design of the proposed new gymnasium, band and choral facilities, as well as the remodeling of the existing structure.
The Montesano girls tennis team participated in a subdistrict tournament in Olympia last Saturday … .
Teresa Baker won her first round in singles, defeating a Hoquiam singles player. She lost her second match to an Australian exchange student from Chehalis.
Bette Jo Hensler and Carol Mills lost their doubles in the first round to Aberdeen.
Ann Kiliz and April Easter (doubles) won their first match against Moclips; played the second round against Aberdeen and won; and played the third round against Olympia and won. This won them a berth to districts.
Districts are held in Hudson Bay, Vancouver, involving schools in all of Western Washington this Saturday.