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THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019
THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 • B1
COMPILED BY BOB DUKE
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
2009 — Seen from atop the Shilo Inn, a crowd gathers to watch the annual Seaside beach volleyball tournament.
now assigned to Astoria. These are the Magnolia and Ivy.
10 years ago
this week — 2009
Tuna continued today to ﬂ ow over local can-
nery docks in substantial quantity.
Packers said albacore tuna were scattered
widely over the ocean this week, but boats which
found the schools were making good catches. Tuna
seemed plentiful northward from the Columbia
he legendary team names synonymous with beach
volleyball include “May/Walsh,” “McPeak/Youngs,”
and “Kiraly/Johnson,” to name a few.
In the annual Seaside Beach Tournament, team names
are more along the lines of “The Jumping Ninjas,” “Stubs &
Buds,” “The Angry Dolphins” or the “Jamaican Hopscotch
Not exactly names we’ll see in the Summer Olympics,
but, hey, beach volleyball is beach volleyball, no matter
where it’s played.
Take a beach, a couple hundred volleyballs, 90 nets
and close to 2,000 participants, and you’ve go the self-pro-
claimed “largest amateur participation beach volleyball tour-
nament” in the world.
Yes, right there on the sands of Seaside.
The city hosted the 28th annual event over the weekend
on the beach area in front of the turnaround, drawing play-
ers, fans and curious onlookers to the North Coast for three
75 years ago — 1944
2009 — Justin Laird, of Seaside, dives for a save while
dueling with Jason Spear, left, of Seaside, and Michael
Davis, of Warrenton.
Salmon and albacore tuna production contin-
ued under full speed here Tuesday, with canner-
ies — for the ﬁ rst time in history — looking for
a break in favorable weather because of worries
over the ice supply.
The albacore industry has never before had
such an unbroken sequence of highly favorable
weather, which is permitting long albacore trips
and many of them, which has hit hard at local ice
reserves. Since it requires from one to two tons of
ice for every ton of albacore, the huge production
has taken its toll of ice, and processors are having
extreme difﬁ culty buying ice from Portland and
Seattle. One packer is reportedly dickering for ice
in the middle west.
Visitors to the beach in Seaside are being
warned by lifeguards and police that sharks may
be swimming in the ocean nearby.
Lifeguards told police at 2 p.m. Sunday that
they had seen a dorsal ﬁ n of a shark in the break-
line of the surf not too far from shore, said Lt. Dave
The lifeguards asked police to warn beachgo-
ers of the sighting. Ofﬁ cers drove up and down the
beach making the announcement through their
public address system.
“Some people go out of the water and some
didn’t,” Ham said. “The lifeguards were adamant
that they did see it.”
North Coast law enforcement agencies enlisted the help
of some area students to train to defend the community
against a gunman.
The students performed the roles of victims in a school
under siege as law enforcement tried to diffuse the situation
during the training Aug. 4-6.
The recent history of attacks on schools, workplaces
and other places where people congregate led to local law
enforcement providing the training, said Clatsop South
Chief Deputy Sheriff Paul Williams.
“In the past, you’d stop, contain and wait for a SWAT
team,” Williams said. “In many situations, you can’t just sit
by and wait for a SWAT team to arrive.”
2009 — Local law enforcement oﬃ cers check out the
corridors of Jewell School during a training exercise.
Tucker Creek Salvage Co., a new enterprise
just organized by Jack Beelar and Dennis Thom-
ason, of Astoria, will undertake to keep the slips in
the port terminals dredged to adequate depths for
the next six months for $20,000 or $25,000.
The Astoria Port Commission last night
approved a six-month contract with the ﬁ rm as
requested by Manager C.E. Hodges. He said that
When Capt. Elmer Faulk of the old Tourist No. 2 ferry
could not come to the approaching nuptials of his Portland
friends, Miss Lois DeFehr and C.S. Binkley, they decided to
come to him, and the wedding will solemnized aboard the
ferry Sunday morning at 10:30.
The ferry was taken over by the Army shortly after the
Pearl Harbor attack. It was used ﬁ rst for mine-laying pur-
poses and later as a short route for transporting heavy equip-
ment and men between Fort Stevens and Fort Canby on the
Washington side of the river.
at the end of six months the costs of operation will
be determined and the contract renegotiated, if the
experiment seems successful.
Hodges said the present program of having
dredging done on a “crash program” basis —
whenever a ship grounds at its berth or can’t get
into a berth because of shallow water — is expen-
sive and unsatisfactory.
Astoria’s new power-driven street sweeper,
designed to operate with a three-man crew and
guaranteed to do the work of 25 fast or 30 medium
fast “white wings” with their old style shovel and
push cart technique, arrived here this week and
has been given a workout on downtown streets.
The new machine with its ﬁ ve-foot brushes will
be placed in operation “as soon as the necessary
crew can be assembled,” Jerry McCallister, super-
intendent of streets, said today, shortly after he had
personally put the sweeper through its trial paces.
Just when the work of cleaning the streets on
a regular schedule, an undertaking abandoned in
the early days of the war because of an acute man-
power shortage for city services, can be resumed
depends largely on how long the acute manpower
shortage for city services continues, according to
“We not only haven’t 25 or 30 men working in
the street-cleaning department at present, but hav-
en’t even one man we can assign regularly to the
The Coast Guard has notiﬁ ed Rep. Wendell Wyatt that
the cutter Cactus, a 189-foot buoy tender, will be assigned
to Astoria for oceanographic duty. The Cactus is now based
at Bristol, R.I.
The Cactus, which carries a crew of six ofﬁ cers and 43
enlisted men, will replace the second of two 189-foot tenders
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, AEF — Three allied
armies converged behind a great aerial and artillery bar-
rage on the ancient Norman town of Falaise today, racing
through disintegrating enemy opposition toward a juncture
that would complete the envelopment of perhaps 100,000
Germans and seal the greatest victory of the war in the west.
50 years ago — 1969
A lively, light-hearted show was produced Saturday
night at Astoria High School auditorium to bid goodbye and
Godspeed to Miss Oregon, Clatsop County’s own Margie
Huhta, before she leaves soon for the Miss America Pageant
at Atlantic City N.J.
The entertainment was all volunteered, most of it local
talent and some from other parts of the state and Washing-
ton and California as well. Several of the Miss Oregon 1969
contestants, runners-up to the new miss Oregon, came to
add their talent bit to the show and Miss Oregon herself fur-
nished glamor by giving her talent numbers, both the one
that she gave at the Miss Oregon show and the new group of
songs she will present at the Miss America pageant the ﬁ rst
The Oregon liquor control commission announced today
that on V-day, the day Germany falls, liquor stores and agen-
cies will be closed in communities where retail stores close,
but may remain open in areas where other stores also remain
Plans already have been made by the Portland retail
bureau to close member stores when victory over Germany
is announced, so Portland’s downtown stores will be closed
on V-day. If the retail closure is general over the city, the out-
lying liquor stores also will be closed.
1969 — Miss Oregon of 1957, Judith Hansen Jaquel of
Oakland, Calif., and the 1969 Miss Oregon, Margie Huhta
of Svensen, have an informal chat.