50 years ago (1963)
The American flag high atop the Japanese vessel Motoshima Maru at Pier Three on the Everett waterfront was lowered to half mast in honor of President Kennedy today. A Requiem Mass was said for the fallen president today and he was buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Joyce Taylor and Dick Lynn, general chairs for the annual Everett High School Leadership Conference held last night, were discussing some interesting points of the conference with University of Washington sociology Professor Robert K. Leik, who was he featured speaker.
25 years ago (1988)
Holiday shoppers wading into the post-Thanksgiving rush today faced a little pressure this year: tight inventories. That was a business decision prompted by a long-running slump in the retail business, but for consumers it meant limited selection and shortages of hot-selling items.
For those wondering what to give the people on their gift list, there was another choice. They could give cable television and the Disney Channel through ViacomCablevision. If ordered today it was only $15.00 plus two cans of food for the local food bank.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library