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Glance at the Past 9.2.15

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All Glance at the Past articles are reprinted as it was in previous publications.

100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
September 3, 1915

Monster cabbage.
On Thursday George Bloomhardt left at the Herald office three monster cabbage which he has named the Jim Hyland cabbage in honor of the traffic manager of the Milwaukee, whom Mr. Bloomhardt was formerly well acquainted with. On Milwaukee day Mr. Bloomhardt will have some cabbage of the same variety on exhibition which will be even larger than those left at this office this week, and he is in hopes that Mr. Hyland will be among the Milwaukee officials present on that occasion.

Beer glasses fly at Christening.
A belligerent hobo, operating between Menlo and Willapa last Friday, frightened so many women that Sheric Bell was called to the rescue. The hobo had a big Luger gun, which he flourished at several houses when asking for food. He was picked up at Giesy's crossing and taken before Justice Dorrien, who sentenced him to thirty days in the county jail. The fellow, who was an exceedingly tough looking character, gave his name as Joe Bush, and said he was a Bulgarian.
Henry Mosonis and his wife, Mary Mosonis, were arraigned before Justice Dorrien last night for assault on Annie Dolidanos. The trouble occured at a Polish christening last Sunday, when the guests began pouring beer on one another. Finally beer glasses came into play, and Mrs. Mosonis threw one and struck Mrs. Doladanos and cut her.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
September 2, 1965

Two minor fires in South Bend.
South Bend firemen were summoned to the home of Max Pierce in the 1500 block of West Water Street last Friday when a chimney caught fire. Fire Chief Herb Newton generated enough steam with several glassfuls of water to smother the blaze. They were called out Wednesday morning to the Bill ARiss residence at 520 West First Street. There was no damage from an overheated oil stove.

Auto fire reported.
a 1956 sedan driver by Terry L. Glazier, 16, struck a parked 1965 car belongings to E. F. Dracobly near the entrance to the city parking lot last Friday afternoon. Damage to the Glazier car was about $50 and the Dracobly car sustained about $145 damage.
City firemen were called to Howard and Lombard Streets last Thursday afternoon when the gasoline on the hot manifold of the rear engine car. Damage was confined to the paint and wiring. The auto belongs to Gary Fuller.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
September 5, 1990

Burn victim's widow sues pump manufacturer.
The widow of Bill Lee, who died of burns in 1988, is suing for $1.5 million the maker of the gas pump that allegedly caused the fatal flames.
Sharon Lee is also seeking over $35,000 in special damages, plus other costs, from the manufacturer, Gilbarco, Inc.
Mrs. Lee's attorrney is Jeff Campichem former procecutor here and now with Kargianis, Austin and Erickson of Seattle.
The suit, filed August 24, alleges the manufacturer made an unsafe product. Lee was fixing the pump at his business, the Jackpot Food Mart in South Bend, on July 9, 1988.

Tourist business better in county.
While most of the nation suffers a tourist slump, Pacific County and the rest of Washington are enjoying a peak year.
"We've been very, very, very busy," said Elly Gray of the Boondocks Restaurant. "We're running kind of up from last year. The last three years all had heavier business than in the past. It's a combination of tourism, repeat business, a good local trade and people heading down to activities at the beach."

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