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A Glance at the Past 9-3-14

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attendance would be materially lessened on account of so many men being forced to seek employment elsewhere and taking their families with them.

New method of loading logs

A simple device that may revolutionize logging in the Northwest has just been perfected and put in operation near the plant of Index Galina Lumber Company, at Index, Washington.

Charles H. Turner, woods superintendent of the company, who was visiting with relatives in this city last week, speaking of the device says it is used to permit cheap logging on the steepest and roughest of hillsides, and although the cost of the first installation was about $12,000, Mr. Turner thinks that it may be reduced if any attempt is made to market the patient.

The inventor of the "mountain logger" as the machine is called, is Harry Eagle of Tacoma, manager of the Index lumber plant, which has a daily cutting capacity of 150,000 feet...The invention consist of a series of seven steel drums, all connected and operated, together with two carriages running over wire cables, by a large donkey engine.

50 years ago

September 3, 1964 - The Raymond Herald

Fete Planned for Labor Day in South Bend

South Bend residents are busy preparing for the annual Labor Day celebration, with events getting under way at 9:30 a.m. and continuing through a street dance which starts at 8:30 p.m.

Following the flag raising at 9:30, kids races will start, with foot, three-legged, peanut and sack races scheduled for two age groups each of boys and girls.

This will be followed by a watermelon eating contest.

Adults take over at noon, with a greased pole and woman's rolling pin throw contest. Sky divers and a stunt plane will appear at 2:30, with square dancers taking over at 4:30. At 5:30 there will be an open house at the South Bend chamber of commerce.

Concession booths, sea plane rides and kids rides will be open all day.

Raymond Theatre

The movies scheduled for show at the Raymond Theatre for Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 4-5-6:

"Man's Favorite Sport; with Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss.

"The Evil of Frankenstein" with Peter Cushing and Kathy Wild.

Coming next week:

"Under the Yum Yum Tree with Jack Lemmon and Carol Lynley.

"Diary of a Madman" with Vincent Price and Nancy Kovac.

25 years ago

September 6, 1989 - The Willapa Harbor Herald

Expect park opening by Sept. 17

It will be one year before it is complete, but Raymond Mayor Marshall Briggs expects the Waterfront Park to be open when the fall salmon season starts, Sept. 17, with a temporary access road and boat ramp. Meanwhile City Superintendent Rebecca Chaffee said she has "no idea," on what date the entire park will be finished, but she expects it to happen by this time next year.

Briggs said the concrete poured for the boat ramp on Aug. 18. must be left to cure for 28 days, at which point it will be ready for use.

Question of the week:

What is your favorite car?

James "Mack" Brackett, Willapa Valley; "The 1978 Mercedes Coupe that I drive now. It's got 180,000 miles on it and it still goes everywhere. I've had very little problems with it.

Herb Newton, South Bend Fire Chief; "Probably a 1929 Model A Ford that I got when I was about 17. My dad took me down to buy it, he paid half and I paid half. It cost me $55. It was just a very dependable and economical car. It was easy to repair and it ran forever. I drove that thing all over for years.

Collen Henry, Lakewood; "A 1973 Buick Estate wagon. It was so roomy and easy to drive. It was the first car I had with extras like power windows. I had small kids then and everything just fit right into it.

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