20 years ago – July 15, 1993
FUN FOR EVERYONE
The fourth annual Arts Festival was undaunted by a couple of showers last weekend.
40 Years Ago – July 19, 1973
JURY IS CALLED
The following persons have been called for jury duty: Twisp – Herman Ekkelkamp, Margaret S. Sabin, Bernie P. Eiffert, Helen M. Hopkins, Clint C. Estes, Jr., and Dorothea H. Kohn. Winthrop – Virginia Fitzjarrold, Helen R. Peters, Lillie C. White, Elma A. Vanderpool, and Eldora K. Armbruster. Carlton – Ernest Harvey and C. A. Verden.
NEW MOTEL OPENS IN THE VALLEY
The Winthrop Inn, a newly completed 30-unit motel at Winthrop is now open. The Inn is located just south of town on Highway 20, and is part of a 100-unit complex planned for completion sometime next year. The architecture of the building is in keeping with the restored pioneer town of Winthrop and offers travelers into the Methow Valley another outstanding choice in lodging. Managing the new motel is Mr. and Mrs. Thor Erickson of Winthrop.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Johnson and family have moved into the former Duffy residence on Patterson Mtn. Johnson is Winthrop’s barber.
60 years ago – July 16, 1953
“OUTLAWS” SEEKING WORLDS TO CONQUER“
A couple of years ago the Twisp Outlaws, a team of high school boys provided plenty of opposition to other teams in the league. Now many of the same team members, back from the armed forces, college and recruiting a few other locals, are again looking for softball games. They have grown older and bolder, and have two victories in their first two times out. Last Thursday night they defeated some of the older lads on the local diamond. They jumped off to a big lead in the first inning before the oldsters could get organized, and held onto a slim lead to the end. This in spite of the terrific hitting of Frank Benedict, who slammed out two homers. Last night the Outlaws defeated the Smokejumpers by a score of 15 to 7. They would welcome games at any time.
TASTY BREAKFAST SERVED AT WALES HOME
Galloping Gerties who had 8 o’clock breakfast with Ruby Wales Thursday morning were Mildred Eller, Fae Novotny, Bessie Dodge, Elsie Lawrence, Mick Watkins, Phyllis Benedict, Della Bolin, Emma McAlister and the hostess. Everyone present ate too much!
80 years ago – July 14 , 1933
TWISP ONLY ONE DAY DISTANCE FROM FRISCO
Twisp is not so far from California after all, according to the time made this week by a party traveling direct from San Francisco to Twisp. Leaving San Francisco Sunday morning at 5:25, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Martin covered the distance in an unbelievably short time, arriving at the M. Thurlow ranch at 11:30 Tuesday morning. Mr. Martin has the dope sheet to show that the distance was covered in only 25 hours actual running time. The young people only traveled in daylight hours, desiring to have full benefit of scenic beauties of the route, spending their first night out in Oregon, and the next at Buena, in Yayima county. They expected to return homeward today. In San Francisco, Mr. Martin has charge of the radio department of the San Francisco Examiner. He will spend a day in each Seattle and Portland on business of his department. Mrs. Martin will be remembered by old timers as Alice Hanley, just a little girl here thirteen years ago, daughter of Mrs. Delia Hanley, pioneer of the Beaver Creek section. She was delighted to visit the old home town, and to meet many old time friends, and to see the Beaver Creek school house, where she first attended school.
100 years ago – July 18, 1913
COMPARATIVELY FEW PEOPLE PAY WITH CASH THESE DAYS (ADVERTISEMENT)
They find it more convenient to deposit their income in the bank and pay their bills by check. The check when paid serves as a receipt. Returned paid checks have been the means of settling disputes over accounts previously paid. Paying by check avoids any chance of error in making change or in overpaying a person.
At one time a patron of the bank contracted for hay and in order to bind the deal paid ten dollars down by his check on the bank. At the time they hay was measured he settled in full by check, forgetting having made the $10 payment previously. However, in checking over his bank statement and the cancelled checks which were returned by the bank the following month, he came to the $10 check given as first payment on the hay. It occurred to him that he had overpaid for the hay. All that was necessary to recover the amount was to exhibit the check and his $10 was returned. Had this transaction been by cash the purchaser would have lost $10. It pays to have a check account with the Commercial Bank, Twisp, Washington.
Compiled by Marilyn Bardin