World Gone By 5/1


75 years ago, May 1, 1938

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, May 1, 1963

• “Where Away?” is a column written by Weatherwax High School students in William Lucas’ creative writing class. It features attractions within a day’s outing of Aberdeen. Today’s column, about Lake Crescent is written by Marie Krauth.

Thousands of years before the landing of the Mayflower, a legendary battle took place on the banks of a small river near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Klallam and Quillayute people had been fighting for three days on the banks of the river. The battle was still not decided and the tribes mourned new losses of brave warriors each day. On the third day, Storm King, the great mountain ruler became angry at the foolish warriors below him and threw a huge boulder into the valley, killing all the tribesmen.

The rock which now dammed the river backed up the waters until all trace of the battle was lost. The following morning, a large sparkling lake was found and all was peaceful again.

Those visiting Lake Crescent today enjoy swimming and fishing for one of the gamest fish known — the Beardslee trout, known for its fighting qualities. These fish run up to 35 pounds and their home is said to be in the grasses 600 feet below the surface.

• Exploding for seven runs in the fourth inning as the young Grizzlies committed five errors, Aberdeen handed Hoquiam an 8 to 2 whipping in a practice game at Olympic Stadium yesterday.

Righthander Terry Timmons struck out 12 and walked only three in the contest and received plenty of support from second baseman Mike Thompson with two hits and centerfielder Stu Markwell with three singles.

25 years ago, May 1, 1988

• Scandal rocked McCleary last week as a councilwoman was arrested for shoplifting, a move was afoot to impeach the fire chief and several city officials were accused of perjury, attempted bribery and misappropriation of funds.

Fortunately it was only make believe.

The events were staged by high school students from the area who were handling various city governments functions last Wednesday in the third annual “Junior Government Day.”

• Darts doesn’t have the reputation of being a thinking man’s sport.

But the traditional English pub sport requires considerable strategy. And that can vary by level of player, according to Grays Harbor’s regional champion of the Washington State Soft Tip Dart Association.

“As you get into the higher flights, you get into more devious strategy,” Scotty Haller of Hoquiam said during Saturday’s opening day of the WSSTDA’s regional shoot at Hoquiam’s River Haven Restaurant.

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