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A Glance at the Past

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Labor Council Deplores Haste


The Everett Trades Council has taken up the defense of Mrs. Florence Swanson of this city and Dr. Theresa McMahon of Seattle, who were quoted in the press last week as having made statements in their capacity as members of the state welcoming commission, condoning moral delinquency among working girls and denying the right of employers to examine into the lives of the girls outside of working hours. The Trade Council declares that Mrs. Swanson and Dr. McMahon were misrepresented, and has taken up the matter officially with Governor Lister.



Big Increase in P.O. Receipts


That business is continuing to increase in Raymond, despite prevailing dull times all over the country, is evidenced by the fact that the post office at this place shows in increase in business of 29.46 per cent for the year ending September 30th as compared with the year ending September 30th 1912.



Ross Boys Guilty 3D Degree Assault


The case of the State vs. Frank and Earl Ross, charged with assault on the person of A. A. Bradley, which occupied the attention of the superior court last Friday and Saturday, came to a termination about 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, when the jury returned a verdict of third degree assault. The maximum penalty prescribed for the crime is $1000 fine and one year imprisonment in the county jail.

No sentence has yet been imposed, but even if only a moderate fine is imposed the heavy costs of the case will run the total amount well up in the hundreds of dollars.  






75 years ago - The Raymond Herald


Oct.28, 1938


Increase granted oyster workers


A wage increase averaging five percent in 12 brackets has been granted oyster workers by the Willapoint Oysters company, Inc., and other Willapa Harbor growers and packers it was announced this week.

The increases, based on last year’s scale, were granted following negotiations between Oyster and Cannery Workers union members and company officials. Those brackets which have not been increased will remain the same as last year.



Scouts to hold circus tonight


Boy Scouts of troops 24 and 25 of South Bend and their Cub pack, assisted by troops 36 and 37 of Raymond, will hold a scout circus in the South Bend high school gymnasium, tonight (Friday) at 8 o’clock.

No admission is being charged for the circus.




50 years ago – The Raymond Herald


Oct.31, 1963


Spurrell Buys Garrett Food Market Here


Ray Spurrell, South Bend market operator, has purchased Garrett’s Food Store, 502 Fowler St., it was announced today.

The seller is Clarence Garrett, who has operated the Fowler street store since 1940. His brother, Vern Garrett, became a partner in the operation in 1942 and was with the firm until his retirement the first of the year.

The transaction, effective as of Nov. 1, involves the building, stock and equipment.




Homecoming Set At Valley Friday Night


The Valley Vikings wind up their football season this Friday night at Menlo in a homecoming clash with the Ocosta Wildcats. A Homecoming Queen will be selected at half-time ceremonies.

Candidates for the queen’s crown are three seniors: Karen Cabe, Patsy Mullins and Sandy Conley.



County Budget is $305,515 for ‘64


The 1964 current expense budget for Pacific County approved by the commissioners on Oct. 7 is balanced at $305,515. Miscellaneous receipts for next year are estimated at $107,543. With county valuation set at $31,675,524, a levy of 6.25 mills will provide $197,972 for the current expense fund.






25 years ago – Willapa Harbor Herald


Oct.26, 1988


Coast Oyster retained by parent company


The Hilton Seafood Co., parent company of Coast Oyster Co., has sold its clam chowder and oyster stew product divisions.

The sale will not hurt Coast and may in fact help it, an official said.

Floyd Bagley, vice president of Hilton, Coast and the Kitty Co., a pet food firm, said that on Oct. 11 the two products were sold to a company whose name he would not disclose.

“I’m restricted from making a press announcement about the sale,” he said. “The purchaser will release an announcement in the next few weeks. But I can say that we have not sold Hilton Seafoods, any portion of Coast, or of the Kitty Co.”



Dicks allowed 25 of 30 feet sought for grocery expansion


Bowing to the will of the planning commission, the Raymond City Commissioners Monday decided to vacate only 25 feet of alley space to Dick’s Food Center for expansion. The owner of the firm had requested that the city vacate 30 feet of the alley, and the city commissioners had urged the planning body to go along with the request.


Pumpkin carvers


Raymond merchants are supporting a pumpkin carving contest this year, with a first prize of $10 and a second award of $5 in cash, gift certificate or merchandise…

Entries, including prize winners, will be on display in downtown merchants’ windows.

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