75 years ago, May 22, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago, May 22, 1963
• Three area men will be graduated as ensigns from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis Md. on June 5.
They are Earl Buck, 21, Menlo; Daniel O’Claray, Aberdeen and J.Wayne Nelson, Hoquiam.
All three midshipmen first class will also receive bachelor of science degrees. Buck graduated from Willapa Valley High School at Menlo and is scheduled to serve with a destroyer assigned to the Seventh Fleet.
O’Claray graduated from Weatherwax high School and will report to Long Beach, Calif., for duty aboard a minesweeper.
Nelson graduated from Hoquiam High School and will report to Yokosuka, Japan, for duty aboard a tank landing ship.
• Hoquiam Grizzlies tuned up for this weekend’s 8-team invitational baseball tourney by sweeping a twi-night doubleheader from Chehalis yesterday 6 to 5 in 8 innings and 7 to 4.
Gary Sandgren with three hits, Jim Knudson with three and Stan Pinnick with two doubles led Hoquiam at bat in the opener.
Rick Piercy and Ron Hawks paced Hoquiam in the nightcap with two hits apiece.
25 years ago, May 22, 1988
• Brilliant orange and purple ornaments lay scattered over the rocky beach and tidepools like their namesakes across the heavens.
But colorful starfish were nothing new to the nearly 30 Taholah students cavorting on the beach last week.
That was until Lynwood Smith, a biologist from the University of Washington got hold of one.
He pulled out a pocket knife and cut off a leg, revealing an orange ball of goop about the size of a gumball — a starfish egg.
“It’s edible” he told a group of fourth, seventh and eight grade students, none of whom jumped at the chance to pop the gelatinous mass in their mouth.
The students were on the beach with the UW instructors as part of The Early Outreach Program that encourages minorities to attend college.
All but two percent of the Taholah students are of Native American heritage, prompting Taholah’s selection as one of seven middle schools in the state to participate.
• In the veritable shadow of Mount St. Helens, Montesano’s girls came up with a couple of eruptions of their own.
Shelly Travers’ grand slam home run, keyed a six-run third inning that powered the Lady Bulldogs to an 8-2 victory over Kalama and the Southwest Washington District Class A softball championship under a broiling sun Saturday in Castle Rock.
By claiming their third district title in the past four years, the Lady Bulldogs (13-6) advanced to state competition beginning next Friday in Kennewick.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.