World Gone By 11/14


75 years ago, November 14, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, november 14, 1962

• Forty footsore students of South Bend High School arrived at Raymond High School about 4:30 p.m., yesterday, soaking wet but with undampened spirits.

They trudged the 4 miles between the schools, paying off a bet made by Student Body President George Esveldt.

Last Friday, Esveldt invited Raymond Student Body President Lang Bunker to attend a South Bend pep rally and at that time offered on behalf of the student body to walk to Raymond High School if Raymond’s football team were to emerge victorious from a game that night with South Bend.

Raymond defeated its archrivals, 29-0.

The trek yesterday took about an hour and several brief downpours kept the students from becoming bored. Most of the members of the South Bend football team participated in what they hope does not become an annual pilgrimage.

• An exasperated City Council fed up with lodge delays, last night ordered immediate razing of Hoquiam IOOF Hall 48, a public hazard since it was storm damaged Oct. 12. The hazardously leaning building has been a safety threat to pedestrians, street users and the nearby IWA Hall.

Street, water and other city personnel will be pulled off other work to accomplish the razing, said Mayor Rolland Youmans.

25 years ago, november 14, 1987

• Gerry Alexander fondly recalls peering out a window of his grandfather’s office in the Finch Building in Aberdeen 50 years ago. “I can remember seeing the president of the United States driving down the street,” Alexander vividly recalls.

It was FDR, riding through a cheering throng of Harborites after a trip to Lake Quinault and a tour of what he would later designate as Olympic National Park.

Alexander, a member of the Court of Appeals, Division II, in Tacoma, was home again, presiding as a judge in the Courthouse that seemed so imposing as a boy.

• Ulrich Brasche III, 15, has become the third member of Boy Scout Troop 7 in Central Park to earn Eagle rank this fall.

He removed a 2,000 pound boiler and its pipes, connections and bricks from the Central Park Methodist Church which was built around it, for his service project. The boiler was in a cramped, dusty room which took 40 hours to convert to a storage area.

• Air Sanchez proved too rarefied for even a hardy band of Mountaineers last night in Menlo.

Valley’s Rich Sanchez fired four touchdown passes; Jason Trotter lobbed a halfback pass to Tony Gwerder for another and the Vikings held off determined Rainier, 33-20, in a first round state B playoff game on rain-swept Crogstad Field.

Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World