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A Glance at the Past

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100 years ago


From The Raymond Herald –

a Semi-Weekly publication


Dec. 2, 1913


Second Series of State High School Debate to be held in High School Auditorium Friday Night, December 12 


Next Friday night in the High School Auditorium the second series of the High School debates will take place. Raymond High will contest for the honors with Centralia High, and a very interesting time is expected. Both teams have debated the question before, and the same side will be supported by each team as before: viz., Centralia, affirmative; Raymond, negative.

The question is: Resolved, that unskilled laborers from the countries of Southern and Eastern Europe should be excluded from the United States.


75 years ago –

The Raymond Herald


Dec. 2, 1938


Washington Ranks

High in Health


Washington is one of the healthiest states in the nation.

Washington boys, at birth, have an average life expectancy of 61.37 years, compared with the U.S. average of 59.31 years.

Washington girls may expect to live 65.41 years. The national average for them is 62.83 years.

Climate, outdoor living, health recreations are often given as reasons why Washington youngsters live longer. Moreover, it is claimed, children as well as adults here eat lots of what medical authorities term “productive” foods, such as fruits, apples and vegetables grown here.



50 years ago –

The Raymond Herald


Dec. 5, 1963


Santa’s Parade Billed Saturday


The uniform of the day on a Coast Guard vessel arriving in Raymond Saturday afternoon with a red and white tasseled cap, red-and-white dress uniform and soft boots. Haircuts and shaves will not be permitted.

Santa Claus, in his annual official visit and parade in Raymond, will arrive at the Pacific Wholesale Co. dock on the Coast Guard vessel at 1 p.m.  


25 years ago –

Willapa Harbor Herald


Dec. 7, 1988


Drugs factor in police calls


Raymond police responded to 1,960 calls in 1988 through November, up from 1,616 in 1987, and drugs are being cited as a main factor.

Police Chief Tom Wilson said the number indicates anything an officer is called on, from a barking dog report to murder.

“It’s going up all the time,” he said. “Last year it was up from 1987 and it just keeps going.”

Wilson said there was no one reason for the increase, however he said drugs played a key role, with thefts committed to pay for illegal substances.






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