World Gone By 4/28

75 years ago, April 28, 1937

• Foods have played an important part in determining racial characteristics, Victor Shawe, public relations director of Whitman College at Walla Walla, and magazine writer, told the Kiwanis club today during a talk on dietetics.

Different sections of the United States have different amounts of minerals in the soil, resulting in sectional differences in the people. Children raised in the Northwest are taller on the average than those from any other section of the country, as the soil here is rich in minerals, he said.

Most advertised diets are positively dangerous, he warned and such things as the “Hollywood 18-day Diet” should be used only under a doctor’s orders.

• Directors of the Cedarville and Fords Prairie grade school district, meeting Saturday night, voted to merge the two districts for one year, commencing next fall in order to effect economics in teachers’ salaries. Each school employs two teachers and when the pupils of the two schools attend the Cedarville School, only two will be required. The new state law making a minimum salary of $1,200 per year mandatory was a factor in the merger decision.

50 years ago, April 28, 1962

How much will it cost to take in the Seattle World Fair? During the past week, readers have asked us that question time and time again. We can’t of course, provide any dollars-and-cents answers because so much depends on the taste of the individual and his personal attitude toward money.

Those who have it and are so inclined will have no trouble getting rid of a great deal of money at the fair. On the other hand, a family could have a real ball without putting too much strain on the old budget.

For example, there must be hundreds of entertaining and worthwhile exhibits that are free, including the fabulous U.S. Science Pavilion. And some of the pay attractions are most reasonable in price — notably the Fine Arts Pavilion where the admission is only 50 cents and the fairgoer has the rare opportunity of viewing the originals of such giants as Titian, Michaelangelo, Cezanne, Renior, Rembrandt, Van Dyke and many others of similar stature.

And then there is the Food Circus where 52 concessions each feature some food specialty.

25 years ago, April 28, 1987

One of Grays Harbor’s contributions to the state Centennial in 1989 could be a collection of murals depicting historic events. A committee working to locate 18 murals on the sides of buildings throughout the county already has a commitment for two — both painted by Hoquiam artist Jeri Bryant — one on the side of Billy’s Restaurant in Aberdeen depicting Billy Gohl, the infamous waterfront ghoul from the turn of the century and the other on LaVogues Department Store in Hoquiam of a logging scene.

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