World Gone By 10/27


75 years ago, October 27, 1937

• Branding the open elk season as a “crime and a shame” County Commissioner R.J. Ultican joined today in growing indignation over slaughter of the Olympic Peninsula animals.

“It isn’t only that the slaughter is sheer butchery, about as exciting as shooting a farmer’s milk cows, but hunters are driving the animals into the high country where they certainly will starve,” he declared heatedly.

He suggested that if the feeding grounds are overcrowded as is claimed the elk be moved to other feeding areas, such as the North River country, the upper reaches of the Wishkah and Wynooche river.

• Four heavy explosions which shook Aberdeen last night ended the steam schooner Santiam. Workmen laboring at low water blew the last portion of the hull to pieces so that it could be hauled out on Cow Point and burned. The charges were not large, less than a box to a shot, but the high humidity and wind made them sound unusually loud.

50 years ago, October 27, 1962

• Next phase of the Cuban situation must be to dismantle the missile bases on the island, Sen. Henry M. Jackson declared last night. “We hope that at the same time we also will dismantle Castro,” he said.

Sen. Jackson and U.S. Rep. Julia Butler Hansen were guests of honor and speakers for a Democratic rally and smorgasbord which packed some 250 persons into the Polish Hall in Aberdeen.

The Senator compared Khrushchev to a hotel burglar who goes from door to door until he finds one unlocked. “It is our job,” he said, “to keep the doors locked and we have locked the door on Cuba.”

• Scoring in every quarter, an aroused, fighting Hoquiam Grizzly team rolled to its first victory of the season 27 to 0 over the Battle Ground Tigers last night. Quarterback Omar Parker accounted for all four Grizzly touchdowns. The 6-3, 190-pound senior passed for two TDs (one to John Lawrence , the other to Gene Thompson) and ran for two others.

• Elma Eagles continued their unbeaten skein last night in Tumwater, downing the Thunderbirds, 28-13. But it was a hollow victory for the visitors.

John Matau, offensive leader for the Eagles, played probably his last game for the Elma Eleven when his left arm was broken while making a tackle, about midway through the second quarter.

Loss of Matau, hard driving senior halfback and fourth leading prep scorer in the state could be costly for the Eagles in their quest for the West Central League championship.

25 years ago, October 27, 1987

Radiology technologist Jay Pools is inviting children and their parents to bring their Halloween candy to St. Joseph Hospital’s fluoroscopic unit for “Operation Candy Scan.” The treats can be scanned for metal objects between 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World