World Gone By 5/3

75 years ago, May 3, 1938

Grays Harbor is shoe-minded this week as Harbor stores join in a nationwide observation of National Foot Health Week.

The slogan, “Feet in Action Need Shoes That Fit” is the good advice with which merchants and doctors emphasize the importance of wearing properly constructed shoes.

The average housewife walks seven miles a day, according to estimates released by shoe merchants. Since that totals 50 miles a week, good shoes, properly fitted, will save wear and tear on the backbone, the muscles, the nervous system and the housewife’s appearance.

50 years ago, May 3, 1963

• The cultural arts class of the Central Park School will present an evening of entertainment for children tonight in the multipurpose room.

The primary class, using puppets which class members created, will present three marionette shows, “Little Duck Tails,” “Three Little Kittens” and “Pinky and the Busy Bee.”

The stories were adapted for puppetry by Mrs. Douglas Sipe, instructor for the cultural arts classes.

• Youth Governor Omar Parker Jr. of Hoquiam last night opened the 16th annual YMCA-sponsored Youth Legislature with the remark that “the very foundations of our country are the hearts of men who hold high public office.”

The rangy high school senior addressed the joint session of the legislature after acknowledging dignitaries who are more normally seen at the Statehouse including Gov. Albert Rosellini and Chief Justice Richard Ott.

25 years ago, May 3, 1988

• Assistant Aberdeen High School principal Lynn Baker will act as principal in the wake of the health-related retirement of long-time principal Charlie Randolph, the school board decided last night.

The board allocated $700 for “this 43 days of additional responsibility.”

• City Councilwoman Helen Dorsey is Grays Harbor’s ambassador to the Soviet Union.

She departs May 9 with Secretary of State Ralph Munro and 21 members of a culture exchange and peace-making delegation from Washington state.

“There’s no doubt about our goal,” Munro said this morning in a telephone interview. “It’s to open up those far eastern ports.”

Mrs. Dorsey’s trip is sponsored by the Citizen’s Ambassador Program, part of the People to People International program founded by President Dwight Eisenhower.

• The roller coaster timber industry is surging skyward again on Grays Harbor, according to a state forester.

The Department of Natural Resources had projected it would remit to the county about $139,000 from timber sales on state land during the first three month of 1988. Instead, the county and several local taxing districts will receive more than three times that amount — about $461,000.

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