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Time Travels: Local History
December 31  |  
Everett resident Jack O’Donnell, who has written Seems Like Yesterday for The Herald since 1990, is retiring. Today is his final column. For a profile of O’Donnell, see Page A1 of today’s newspaper.50 years ago (1964)Kids in the neighborhood constructed a snow house in the back yard of the Ray Scheldt property at 5019 Rucker Ave. Among those enjoying the Eskimo-like structure were Bo Reid, Pete Scheldt, Charlie Baker and Kenan Scheldt.

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December 30  |  
50 years ago (1964)Private Jon C. Holm, Granite Falls, was now home on leave for the holidays after completing basic training at Fort Ord, Calif. He would received training in auto mechanics at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Holm was the son of Alyce M. Holm, Green Gables Inn.

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December 29  |  
50 years ago (1964)Herb Pells, 1701 Rucker Ave., was the winner of the “Doggy in the Window” contest at Chester Beard Shoe Store. Chester L. Bear and Chester (Bud) Beard Jr. said the large stuffed Hush Puppy doggy, a replica of the Hush Puppy trade mark, attracted 250 entries. Top retailers throughout the county participated in the contest.

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December 26  |  
50 years ago (1964)Everett patrolman Howard Northern used his police car, a 1963 Plymouth, to bulldoze a large snowball out of the middle of the street in the 1500 block of Hoyt Ave. Following removal to the curb, the heavy rain made short work of the snowball.

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December 25  |  
50 years ago (1964)Once again the Legion Carolliers, decked out in Charles Dickens costumes, were singing Christmas carols around town. The group included John Hedberg, Bob Lund, Earl Bishop, Al Bingaman, Forest Maxon, Don Blankenburg, John Macdonald, Lyle Stanley, Mike Kossak, Randy Smith, Don Callahan, Walt Hobbs and Frank Jamieson.

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December 24  |  
50 years ago (1964)The headline on the front page had red letters and wished readers a Merry Christmas. Underneath it was painting by Arne Jensen showing the historic Machias Community Church. Built in 1902 with volunteer labor, it had been the hub of community life all its 62 years and was steeped in the spirit and traditions of the season.

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December 23  |  
50 Years Ago (1964) Mary Brown, 2406 Highland Ave., had written two Christmas songs - The Seven Elves and Christmas Bells. Recording the songs were Pat Kasch, Bob Brannon, Kit Peterson, Paul McCarthy, Jerry Sather, Jimmy brown, Dixie Givler, Adrian Mertens, Susan Williams and organist Joyce Morrison. All were from Everett.

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December 22  |  
50 years ago (1964)Members and friends of Lowell Thimble Club no. 266, Neighbors of Woodcraft, held their annual party Dec. 17 at the Chalet. Amelia Childs and Merle Long were in charge of arrangements and decorated the dinner tables with Christmas candle favors. After dinner, gifts were exchanged and carols were sung.

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December 21  |  
50 years ago (1964)Marked changes were in the planning stages for the intersection of Mukilteo Boulevard, Dogwood Drive, Olympic Boulevard and Wood Place, it was revealed today by Rowell Paine, city engineer. A traffic light for the crossing was planned for later.

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December 19  |  
50 years ago (1964)James K. “Jimmy” Carter, had been promoted to assistant superintendent of distribution for PUD No. 1 of Snohomish County. He had been in line work since 1924 and with the PUD and its predecessor since 1939. Carter, who was an avid fisherman and had won prizes at many salmon derbies, lived with wife Velda in Marysville.

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December 18  |  
50 years ago (1964)Deputy Sheriff Glenn Mann headed an effort to free a duck stuck frozen to the ice that covered Beverly Lake. The duck was frozen to the lake by her breast feather. Gann took an axe to the ice around her and she freed herself.

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December 17  |  
50 years ago (1964)Mary Anne Nelson, president of Cascade Amateur Radio Club, and Sam Manus, Everett postmaster, looked over a sheet of the new stamp issued today honoring the ham team operators of America for their work on Civil Defense and assistance during disasters and routine aid to thousands of Americans.

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December 16  |  
50 years ago (1964)Weyerhaeuser was to build another saw mill here — Mill D, between Mill C and Highway 99. Looking over the site were Ted Fuller, construction superintendent and R. K. Headly, branch manager. Designed for small logs, it would cost about $500,000.

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December 15  |  
50 years ago (1964)Lt. Maj. Eugene H. Mills, officer in charge of the Everett Volunteers of America, while working at his donation chimney, spoke with the Rev. John Miller, a retired of Assembly of God minister, who had worked with the Volunteers’ Christmas Chimney program for many years.

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December 14  |  
50 years ago (1964)Certificates of commendation went to Yvonne Chatterton of Marysville and Lapriel Thompson of south Everett, employees of the Western Washington Indian Agency here. Both women received a $250 cash award for improving agency procedure and superior performance.

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December 12  |  
50 years ago (1964)Everett lost two prominent citizens during the night: Harry L. Metzger and George J. Schuchart. Metzger, a resident for 70 years, was in the insurance business. Schuchart was a contractor and partner with his brother-in-law, Howard S. Wright. He had been a resident here since 1900.

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December 11  |  
50 years ago (1964)Arlington police officer Jim Hathaway parked near the community’s most dangerous intersection, the corner of Burke Street and Broadway. New four-way stop signs were now in place to help cut down on accidents and injuries.

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December 8  |  
50 years ago (1964)Mel’s Cafe at 32nd Street and Rucker Avenue across from the Post Office got mail the hard way last night — a semi-truck and trailer load all at one time. The truck slipped its brakes while being loaded with mail, rolled across 32nd and struck the east side of the cafe.Having neither net nor gaff, 11-year-old Scott Hertz used time honored back-up-the-bank system to land a 10-pound steelhead. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hertz of Mukilteo.

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December 7  |  
50 years ago (1964)Mary Stewart English, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Joseph English of Everett, was married to Wayne Leroy King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer King of Sedro-Woolley, on Nov. 25. He was teaching at Mountlake Terrace High School. The couple was living in Lynnwood.

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December 5  |  
50 years ago (1964)Security Graphics Inc., 4931 Evergreen Way, had added a battery of auto-type machines, the first ever installed in Everett. With these, letters could be turned out in volume with a person touch, according to Joni Putnam, owner and manager. The machines produced individually typed letters and offered a new phase in mail advertising.

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December 4  |  
50 years ago (1964)Robert Schillberg took his oath of office from County Auditor Stanley Dubuque yesterday, moments after County Commissioners announced his appointment as Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney. Schillberg, chief civil deputy prosecutor for the past two years, replaced Lloyd Meeds, who was assuming his new post as U.S. Congressman.

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December 3  |  
50 years ago (1964)Rod Fortier sold 183 booster stickers making him the top salesman in the recent Monroe School Patrol booster program. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fortier, 3205 Pine Street. Police Sgt. Mike Lewis presented a transistor to Rod, while Edythe Pavish, supervisor of the school patrol, looked on.

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December 2  |  
50 years ago (1964)John Wilson was elected president of Snohomish County Bar Association for 1965 at the organization’s last luncheon meeting at the Cascade Club. He would succeed Joe Brinster. Named to serve with Wilson were Levy Johnston, vice president; Paul Hansen, treasurer, and Efram Agranoff, secretary.

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December 1  |  
50 years ago (1964)Ron King, Don Sampson and Al White were selected as the three top Everett Jaycees for the fall. White and King were co-chairs of a project that raised funds for community activities. Sampson was active with View ridge playground development.Fire gutted the SeaMor Marina at 3878 Railway Ave., destroying one boat under construction along with a quantity of tools and other equipment.25 years ago (1989)

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November 30  |  
50 years ago (1964)Adult student art was on display in the north window of Davis Stationary in Marysville, the work of pupils of Monday night classes taught by instructor Kenneth Wise at Marysville Junior High. The works were by Evelyn Bradford, Robert Henault, Kay Hosterman, Gail Evans, Elene Moll, Bessie Swanson, Sylvia Wales and Mildred Bierman.

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November 28  |  
50 years ago (1964)Even the snow on the ground didn’t keep Ricky and Scott Johnson from making with the shovels in groundbreaking ceremonies for the new clubhouse for the Boys Club at 12th Street and Rainier Avenue, as Lew Smith, director, looked on.

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November 27  |  
50 years ago (1964)The first measurable snow in a couple of years hit Everett in two flurries yesterday. The first was heavy in the south end but just a ground cover in the north end. Then after dark it really came down and at 32 degrees, it stuck.

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November 26  |  
50 years ago (1964)The aroma of roasting turkey wafted through the Everett city jail. Jailer Dick Marulla said that most of the 12 prisoners had spent Thanksgiving in jail before. The meal would be complete, with all of the extras.

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November 25  |  
50 years ago (1964)Washington State Nurses Association District No. 9 was planning a Christmas party at the home of Alice Montgomery in Lake Stevens. Members were asked to bring a gift for the exchange and some change. For rides, ladies could call Laura Averill, Gladys Baldassi, Beryl Dawe, Genevieve Simmons, Rena Stitt, Margaret Wells, Casmira Zak or Louise Uyeda.

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November 24  |  
50 years ago (1964)The Gourmet Gallery currently had a one-person show of paintings by Mary Lee King of Everett. She was a members of a small group of local painters struggling to find time to paint more.

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