December 1965: The District’s Christmas lights were stolen from Pioneer Park and municipal hall grounds. (Flickr)

December 1965: The District’s Christmas lights were stolen from Pioneer Park and municipal hall grounds. (Flickr)

Echoes from the past – Dec. 9, 1965

Ladies curling, Grinch-like thief

December 9, 1965

Ladies Bonspiel Set At Harrison

The Harrison Hotel curling rink will be the scene of the first annual pre-Christmas Ladies Bonspiel presented by the newly formed Harrison Curling Club Dec. 17 to 19.

First draw starts at 7:00 pm Friday December 17 and the fee for the rink is $24 for each group of four ladies. Entries should be accompanied by a $10 deposit and mailed to Buss Saunders, the Harrison Hotel. Entries close on Dec. 11.

The Harrison Mills Community Club

The Harrison Mills Community Club and Chehalis Crossing Recreation commission mixed business with pleasure at their Dec. 3rd Club meeting in the community hall Friday evening.

To add a festive touch, the members exchanged Christmas gifts which were arranged under a decorated tree. Business included making plans for the New Years Eve dance. The recreation commission will sponsor artificial respiration classes in the community hall,, under the direction M. Vic Alfoldy in January. The dates to be announced later.

A gift of jewelry was presented to Mrs. Jim Realff, who has been a member of both clubs for the past six years. A social evening followed the Business meeting.

Police Seeking Yule Light Thief

Approximately 200 outdoor type colored lights have been stolen from decorated trees on Pioneer Park and the municipal hall grounds in the past few days.

First theft was about 50 bulbs from the park on Friday. Another 100 were taken Monday night from the park and 57 more from the Christmas tree at the municipal hall n Tuesday night.

Several bulbs have been found smashed on the railway tracks. Police have some juvenile suspects.