50 years ago (1956)
Walter E. Hall, superintendent of Everett parks, died at his Forest Park home. Hall’s success was well-known on the West Coast. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Men’s (Sunset) Garden Club, Rotary Club, Snohomish County Rose and Dahlia Society, and the Lawn Bowling Club.
Dan Kremer, an Everett High School student, was named the outstanding high school debater of the state following the annual tournament at Washington State College in Pullman. Teaming with Ward Helms, he represented Everett in competitions with 28 schools.
25 years ago (1956)
The first kidney center in Snohomish County opened on Pacific Avenue across from Providence Hospital, offering patients such as Frank Dawson a spectacular view of the Olympics, along with their dialysis treatments. Dr. Christian Smith was medical director.
Today you could have a bunny delivered in a traditional basket, courtesy of Hawaiian Industries. The company, which began last year operating tanning salons, was branching out, owner Michael Orton said. Hawaiian Industries was at 1820 Lakewood Road in Arlington.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library