Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sun Jan 3rd, 2010 11:05pm
  • Life

50 YEARS AGO (1960)

Looking over some of the cargo that gave Everett harbor its busiest year since the Korean War scare were five men happy over the upsurge: Glenn Crout Sr., president of Everett Stevedoring; Ivan Stevens, business agent of Everett Local of the Longshoremen; Tom McCutchan, Port manager; and Tony Dyre and Bert Vanderwilt, Port commissioners. Sitting behind the men were some of the 100 new Volkswagens from a ship berthed in the harbor.

With snow falling this morning, women of Everett Municipal Golf Course were waiting to see if they would lose their course to neighborhood sleds. Ruth Kalstad won the Thursday competition, with Marge Nelson and Helen Anderson sharing second.

25 YEARS AGO (1985)

Adult Scouter Merritt F. Gilmer was soon to turn 100 and would be honored on his birthday at the Everett Elks Lodge. Active as an adult in the Boy Scouts of America program for the past 62 years, he had been an Evergreen Area Council commissioner, scout troop leader and much more.

Stanley M. Balloun of Mountlake Terrace, an Air Force staff sergeant, was named outstanding non-commissioned officer of the quarter of his reconnaissance wing at RAF Alconbury, England, where he was an aircraft electrical systems technician.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library