World Gone By 3/2


75 years ago, March 2, 1938

• Hundreds of sightseers today viewed a wayward “Moby Dick” which late yesterday stranded on the ocean beach one mile south of Oyehut.

The big mammal, 1 40-foot humpback whale, was first seen around noon yesterday by clamdiggers near the Grays Harbor north jetty. The tail itself looked to be six or seven feet across. Observers estimated weight of the mammal at 40 or 50 tons.

• Topping scores of teams from all parts of the United States, the Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club recently received notice that it had placed second in the B division indoor pistol shooting competition.

Club members who will receive medals for the shooting are Howard Hoag, Charles Alburty, Bill Hoyt, Merwin Garrett and Malcomb Edwards.

50 years ago, March 2, 1963

• Janet Miller and Pam McClintock, Weatherwax High School girls, have a new twist to the old game of tic tac toe.

The girls, members of an honors geometry class instructed by Al Eklund, constructed a three dimensional tic tac toe frame.

It is a cube with four glass shelves, each with 16 squares. The game is played the same as usual except that the tokens can be moved from one shelf to the other.

The device provides an exercise in logic which is very prominent in the field of modern mathematics.

• Led by their standout all-conference candidate Omar Parker, who pumped in 16 points in the second half, Hoquiam’s Grizzlies wound up the local high school cage season by dumping Aberdeen 60 to 48 before 2,200 excited fans.

The deliriously happy Grizzly cagers celebrated by pushing their fully-clothed coach under the showers following the conquest.

25 years ago, March 2, 1988

• Malpractice insurance costs are high, but not so high that Dr. Leland Anderson and his partner Dr. William Kilgore are giving up obstetrics on Grays Harbor.

Anderson said he has had several calls from patients following a Daily World story Tuesday that said obstetricians nationwide are leaving the baby delivery business more often due to the threat of malpractice suits.

“We have no intention of leaving,” Dr. Anderson said. In fact, a third obstetrician likely will arrive on the Harbor July 1.

• Carrie Thompson outscored the entire Centralia team with 29 points as Hoquiam secured a place in next week’s state AA tournament with a 49-27 drubbing of the Tigers in the semifinals of the Southwest Washington District AA Girls’ Basketball Tournament Tuesday night in Longview.

Hoquiam’s defensive performance made a huge difference in last night’s game. “Our defense was outstanding,” Coach Dan Steward said. “The defense we played against that club I don’t think could have been much better.”

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