World Gone By 10/1


75 years ago

September 30, 1938

Twenty-four members of the Cub Athletic Club will leave for Fort Lewis tomorrow morning to meet the soldiers on the gridiron in the afternoon.

A final signal drill is slated for 7:30 o’clock tonight at 112 W. Heron.

The cubs will be heavily outweighed and Coach John Mannion has drilled his team in pass plays and reverses to offset the soldiers’ advantage on the line.

Oscar Eklund, ex-Grays Harbor Athletic Club back, has joined the team and will alternate with Joe Micholich at fullback.

October 1, 1938

Fifty-six tuna in five hours and more thrills than a dozen inland fishing expeditions made six Seattleites confirmed deep sea fishermen yesterday. The party went out with Melvin Nelson of Tokeland.

At least four times during the five hours of fishing the seven men each had a fish hooked simultaneously. They landed 56 all told and at least 15 or 20 got away.

50 years ago

September 30, 1963

• Kaufman Scroggs Furniture Company’s large and plush carpet section will be just one of the firm’s departments participating in the store’s 60th anniversary sale beginning tomorrow. The store was founded in 1903 by J.J. Kaufman and in honor of that occasion, prices will remind buyers of the turn of the century.

• The clock of “nuclear doom” on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been moved back for the second time in 17 years in recognition of the nuclear test ban agreement.

It now reads 12 minutes to midnight.

In January, 1960, the clock on the magazine cover moved back from two minutes to midnight to seven minutes until midnight because, the magazine said, the public and government leaders had begun to recognize the revolutionary consequences of nuclear weapons.

October 1, 1963

A petite, brown-eyed, completely feminine brunette who probably could pick up a modeling job any day in the week — that is Virginia Kraft, big game hunter par excellent who yesterday gabbed a 250-pound black bear in the Wishkah country.

Miss Kraft, a top writer for Sports Illustrated Magazine, has hunted big game all over the world. This was her first expedition in this part of the country.

Hunting with her yesterday were Bill Larson, Ralph Flower and Marvin Jones all of the Forest Protective Association.

25 years ago

September 30, 1988

Unbeaten Aberdeen overcame stubborn Elma to capture its Black Hills League volleyball opener, 15-8, 13-15, 15-3, 15-10, Thursday at Elma.

The Bobcats’ Tricia Larson was cited for serving and teammate Dawn Remaley for setting.

October 1, 1988

• The number of people carrying the hepatitis A virus in Grays Harbor County has increased tremendously in the past year, and health officials are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to visit a doctor.

The virus is spread through poor hygiene and affects the liver, causing nausea, fever and abdominal pain, said Denny McGaughy, environmental health specialist for the Grays Harbor Health Department. So far this year, 80 cases of hepatitis A have been reported to the county health department.

• Like a vineyard in harvest, the Quinault Lake sod made for a ripe stomping ground for the Wishkah Loggers Friday.

The Loggers make it short and sweet in a 46-0 victory over the Elks.

Short in the respect that the game ended with 4:41 left in the third quarter because all 8-man games finish automatically when one team gains a lead of 45 points. Sweet in the respect that the Logger offense was flawless.

Jamie Moodenbaugh, junior running back, gained 150 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, including one on a 32-yard sprint in which he broke four tackles.

Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.