125 years ago
Nov. 2, 1894
W.E. Crist, H.H. Carter, W.C. Calder and A.K. Wade were dispatched this week to various portions of the county with election supplies for the several precincts.
The person or persons who stole from the residence of ye editor, about 25 jars of fruit, were not altogether hogs. They left a few cans for us to sample. We would consider it a special favor if they would return the jars after they have used the fruit.
Banker Hertges, of Hoquiam, was in town Saturday.
The passenger train was three hours late in arriving yesterday, owing to delay on the main line.
Advertisement: Men’s or ladies’ shoes from 95 cents upward and everything else in proportion at Have and Zeebuyth’s closing sale.
Next Tuesday is election. Heed not the campaign liar.
Geo. W. Boyington had sold his fine lot of thoroughbred poultry to a man named Roberts, living a couple of miles west of town.
100 years ago
Oct. 16, 1919
Mrs. Mark Ennis of Aberdeen is spending the week with Mrs. C.W. Crabbs. She arrived last Friday.
Miss Helen Irwin and Miss Lela Rees were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Overhulse on a motor trip to Quilcene last Sunday.
A new doctor was here this week looking over Montesano as a prospective location.
R.E. Everett brought in a few specimens of Roman Beauty apples Tuesday. They are sure dandies to look at but not much for taste.
Miss Emma Goodell left Wednesday for Seattle, where she will spend the winter with relatives and friends.
Margaret Murphy of Cosmopolis was a weekend guest of Ruth Martin of Montesano.
Harry McNelly and J.A. Seline went up the Little North river last Saturday hunting and on Sunday they shot a three-year-old buck that weighed 169 pounds dressed. McNelly shot the deer and it was his first.
75 years ago
Oct. 26, 1944
Giving official recognition and complimenting the people of the Montesano area and Chairman Harold B. Kellogg of Montesano’s post-war planning committee for the advanced work of analyzing and determining veterans’ problems, Governor Arthur B. Langlie told a large mass meeting in Aberdeen this Wednesday that the next four years would probably be the most crucial ones in the history of the state and the nation.
The governor was the principal speaker as the guest of the Grays Harbor Republican club.
Hitting at what he termed the efforts of little disguised communists in the large centers, Governor Langlie told in plain language how radicals are trying to bankrupt the state and create post-war chaos as he outlined the state administration’s plan for post-war jobs.
“Preparations are beyond the blueprint stage and money is in the bank for a post-war era of progress in this state which war veterans and other citizens may look upon with confidence,” he told his audience.
Where did they get the guns?
Where did they get the ammunition?
Where did they get the gas?
At any rate some 506 automobiles containing 1279 hunters were admitted so far this hunting season to the Clemons Tree farm who have killed 110 deer and three bears, according to a report received this Wednesday from Managing Forester Charles O. Marston.
And here’s one up to the credit side of the hunters. Only one small forest fire was caused by campers which was reported promptly by Walter Tweed of Elma and quickly extinguished.
50 years ago
Oct. 23, 1969
The Montesano Bulldogs broke back into the winning column in triumph last Friday, roaring to a surprisingly easy 40-0 victory over Moclips.
Senior quarterback Steve Wincewicz passed for two touchdowns and a conversion, and drove 12 yards for another score.
The first score came with 7:45 remaining in the initial stanza. Wincewicz engineered a smooth drive on the ground inside the Hyak 20, then tossed his first pass of the night, a 15-yard TD pass to end Ron Davidson. Russ Hensler charged through for the conversion points. …
Sophomore halfback Bill Rogers intercepted a Moclips pass and rambled 26 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. With 2:12 away from intermission Wincewicz scored on a 12 yard sweep. Quarterback Scott Carey led the way for TD number 5. Carey tossed a pitchout to junior fullback Ted Bowen, who galloped 18 yards to the Moclips one. On the next play, Bowen rambled over with 10:30 showing on the board in the third quarter.
The evening’s most spectacular play came with 2:43 left in that same stanza as Wincewicz lobbed a swing pass to Mike Gleeson, who streaked 46 yards to pay dirt.
A recent survey of area restaurants conducted by an advisory sanitarian from the Washington State Department of Health has revealed hat most are rated good.
The survey of Food Handling Establishments was conducted in both Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. In all, 27 restaurants and 17 grocery stores and taverns, or approximately 17% of all establishments in the Grays harbor-Pacific Health District, were inspected during the survey.
The survey was conducted mainly to determine how good a job the local health district sanitarians have been doing. It was found that reports of deficiencies found during inspections done by local district sanitarians corresponded quite closely with deficiencies noted by the survey official.
Of the 27 restaurants inspected, 14 were rated excellent, nine good, three marginal and one unacceptable. The average demerit score for a restaurant was 21 points. Forty demerit points are needed for legal closure of an establishment. All of the 17 grocery stores and taverns were rated excellent.