A Distressing accident
A peculiarly sad accident, resulting in the death of little Ralph Watson, the two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Watson of Riverview, occurred on Wednesday. The father was wheeling a large truck piled with wood, and the little fellow was trotting beside the load. As Mr. Watson attempted to turn a corner of the walk he miscalculated the distance from the edge and one wheel ran off, upsetting the unwieldy truck with its load. The little boy was caught between the wood and a pile of ties and his head was crushed, The accident happened about 10 o' clock in the morning and the little fellow succumbed to his injuries at 2 o' clock in the afternoon.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
October 8, 1964
Fire chief argues well for fireman, police pay raise
Fire chief Charles Oldani argued the case for a raise in firemen's pay so successfully before the city commission Monday night that not only got the raise for his men, but one for the police too.
Chief of Police Dan Lunsford had not requested a raise for the police department, saying that he and his men had talked it over and had decided that they were more interested in better equipment at the time.
"Chinks" planted in local areas
Two hundred pheasants, all adult roosters, were planted in the Willapa Harbor area last Thursday by Game Protector Vern Gee. Sixty birds were placed in the airport area and another 40 near the old covered bridge in Willapa Valley. Another 60 were placed along the Lilly-Wheaton road and the final 40 near the Joe Rothlin ranch up the valley. The game department will release another group of birds October 15.
Game protector Gee urged hunters to jot down the number of their hunting licenses, the name of the town and vendor.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
October 25, 1989
Kiwanians help Odd Fellow cemetery come back to life
Long a defenseless target of vandalism, the Odd Fellows Cemetery fort the past four years has had friends in Herb Newton and Arne Hill.
The two Kiwanians, with the help of other public spirited individuals and organizations, have worked to take back the cemetery from the overgrowth that ruled it for years.
"See that brush along there?" Newton said in a visit to the cemetery last week. "It all used to look like that."
Sixty two strike at East Point
Sixty two union employees of East Point Seafood Co. who went out on strike Monday at 6 am were awaiting results from a mediated bargaining session planned Tuesday afternoon in Seattle between the union and the company. The employees, all members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 555, and seeking changes in wages, employee health insurance and improvements in the pension program in a new three year contract, according to Brad Witt, a union spokesman. Bargaining will be mediated by a representative from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.