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THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019
THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019 • B1
COMPILED BY BOB DUKE
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
10 years ago
this week — 2009
igs squealing, enthusiastic young people in
4-H T-shirts and FFA jackets, tents ascending
skyward. It all means it’s time for the Clatsop
The fair, located at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds
and Expo Center on Walluski Loop in Astoria, starts
today and runs through Saturday.
Each day will be ﬁ lled with a variety of food, com-
petition and entertainment. Davis NW Carnival will be
there with rides. There will be a petting zoo, vendors, and
interactive gaming experience and more.
It was a bittersweet goodbye as Capt. Peter
Troedsson gave up the reins of command of
Group/Air Station Astoria to Capt. Douglas E.
Kaup on Friday.
Hundreds of area leaders, community mem-
bers and Coast Guard personnel gathered to
witness the traditional change of command cer-
emony, held in the air station’s immense han-
gar, and while everyone was enthusiastic about
Kaup, many were disappointed to see such a
beloved ﬁ gure in the community have to move
Energy Northwest is proposing to build a wind farm
on Radar Ridge near Naselle, Washington, but oppo-
nents worry about the fate of federally protected marbled
The proposed wind project in Paciﬁ c County would
be within the ﬂ ight path of the robin-sized seabird, which
was listed as threatened in 1992. The ridge sits between
the ocean and the only marbled murrelet nesting area left
in southwest Washington.
“If you wanted to have an issue with marbled mur-
relets, you couldn’t have picked a better place,” said U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Doug Zimmer.
Energy Northwest wants to install as many as 32 wind
turbines on land leased from the state Department of Nat-
ural Resources. The proposed project could produce as
much as 82 megawatts of energy.
It’s ofﬁ cial. Cannon Beach is among the
most beautiful places in the United States.
At least that’s what ABC’s “Good Morning
America Weekend” show will say when it airs a
segment on Cannon Beach in September.
A “Good Morning America” producer and
ﬁ lm crew visited the town Tuesday, exploring
Haystack Rock, checking out the produce at
the farmers market and interviewing local res-
idents about the town’s history and activities.
50 years ago — 1969
Glynn T. Price Sr., a 53-year-old supervisor of food
services at Tongue Point Job Corps Center, is missing
and presumed drowned today following the crash of his
small plane Sunday night into Youngs Bay.
Price, a naval aviator during World War II, was
returning here from Belfair, Washington, when his Piper
Cherokee 140 went down about 9:30 a half mile south-
west of the entrance buoy to Youngs River.
Dick Kelly, a versatile cowboy from Walla
Walla, Washington, won three events and the
all-around title at the 10th annual Clatsop
County Rodeo as a capacity crowd watched
Sunday in Gearhart.
Kelly, in fourth place in all-around standing
of the Northwest Rodeo Association coming
into the Clatsop rodeo, took the bulldogging,
calf roping and wild-cow milking events. That
was half of the total number of men’s events.
Nineteen sailboats from Portland have tied up at the
West End Mooring Basin after completing the ﬁ rst half
of a Columbia River race under auspices of the Oregon
Centurion sailing organization.
The boats, from the Corinthian Yacht Club in Port-
land, are tied up at D ﬂ oat at the mooring basin.
Ranging in size from the 22-foot Columbia to the
40-foot Jolly Roger, the 19 boats are carrying 80 per-
sons on the venture. Most of the boats are between 22
and 30 feet, one observer noted.
Docked at Astoria for the Regatta festival
Aug. 21-24 will be the Canadian vessel HMCS
The Hiramichi, a Bay-class coastal mine-
1969 — The wreckage of Glynn Price’s plane.
2009 — A crew from ABC’s ‘Good Morning America Weekend’ interviews Nala Cardillo, director of the Haystack Rock
Awareness Program, during the crew’s visit to Cannon Beach.
1969 — Clatsop College’s training vessel, the 50-foot Seaduce, has arrived from California. The vessel carries 34 persons
and has sleeping room for 14.
sweeper and third ship of her name in the Cana-
dian navy, was commissioned Oct. 29, 1957.
75 years ago — 1944
Paul Bunyan’s eyes — reputedly the size of Hay-
stack Rock — would drop from their cavernous sock-
ets if he could see what is happening today on the undu-
lating, giant logs that are boomed into the Columbia
River, because skipping about on them is a 5-foot, 1-inch
log scaler — historically a man’s job — but in this case
in full command of a lithe little woman, Mrs. Delbert
Mrs. Farmer wears lightly and with typical femi-
nine unconcern the distinction of being the ﬁ rst and
only woman in the Columbia River Scaling and Grad-
Mrs. Farmer is measureman for H.C. Whitehouse,
one of the oldest scalers in the area. Carrying a 10-foot
bamboo measuring pole and a tallying book, she mea-
sures the length of the logs, then marks the measure-
ments and gradings in her book as the scaler calls them
to her. She said it takes several years for “measuremen”
to learn enough to qualify as a full-ﬂ edged scaler.
Neat, stylish and exceedingly feminine when seen in
her own home, this log scaler entered the business in June
1943, working with a neighbor, C.V. Boone, also a mem-
ber of the bureau. Boone had seen her walking a “boom
stick” (long log used to hold booms together) at the back
of her boathouse, which has been transplanted to the mud
ﬂ ats of Youngs River. Remarking on her sure-footedness,
he joked one day, “You should be working for me.”
She said seriously she would do it, although she had
never done anything like it before. She worked from June
to December of 1943, then resumed the job this spring.
She earnestly explained that she looks on her work as
1969 — Fisherman Edward Koski delivers a load of
ﬂ ounder, green sturgeon, white sturgeon and a few
salmon at Bumble Bee’s George and Barker receiving
station in Astoria.
purely that of a wartime substitute. She ﬁ lls the place of
Walter Larson, Youngs River boy, now with the Army in
the South Paciﬁ c.
Cloudy and partly-cloudy days continued to
dominate the weather report for July issued by
the Astor experiment station. Only a trace of .26
of an inch of rain fell however, which is almost
an inch less than the average for this time of
Twenty-nine nurses from Astoria hospitals have
enlisted during the war in the Army and Navy nurse
corps, according to a list released this week by Mrs.
Rose Reith, chairman of the local nurse recruitment
Mrs. Reith said that presently the only nurses in Asto-
ria eligible for the nurse corps are already in key posi-
tions and would be difﬁ cult to replace.
“In recent months the nursing situation has been acute
here,” said Mrs. Reith. “Some of the married nurses who
have gone back to work are working hours that seem
impossible, sometimes doing double shift besides run-
ning their own households.”
About 200 claims a year are ﬁ led in the
Social Security board’s itinerant ofﬁ ce in the
Astoria post ofﬁ ce building. Twice each month,
the second and fourth Tuesdays, Miss Nanette
E. Schymuki, ﬁ eld representative of the Port-
land ofﬁ ce, is in Astoria to assist claimants and
others covered by the federal program.
Over 500 Social Security claims every month
are now being paid to Oregon residents, accord-
ing to James E. Peebles, manager of the Portland
ofﬁ ce, which serves nine Northwestern Oregon
and ﬁ ve Southwestern Washington counties.
1969 — Bob Conforth, of Weiser, Idaho, in a rough ride in
the bareback bronc riding.