World Gone By 5/5


75 years ago, May 5, 1937

• Coach George Mabee will end his duties at Weatherwax High School this June. This morning he announced that he has accepted the post of physical education director and track coach at Ellensburg Normal and will start his duties there next fall.

• Mabee came here last fall to fill the vacancy left by the death of John Mashin.

• Girls from 40 southwest Washington high schools will be guests of the Girls’ Athletic Association of Hoquiam High School Saturday for a “play day” program. About 150 girls are expected to attend. A special program of games and entertainment is now being arranged. It will probably include baseball, volleyball and basketball. In the afternoon all girls will attend the county track meet being held at Emerson Field between the boys’ teams of all high schools in the county.

St. Ursula guild of the Episcopal Church will serve lunch to all the girls.

50 years ago, May 5, 1962

• Aberdeen School District Superintendent Murray Taylor announced yesterday that Dick Dixon, Miller Junior High football coach the past three years, has been elevated to football and basketball assistant at Aberdeen High School succeeding Ron Urquhart. Dixon, a 28-year old Moclips and Western Washington College graduate, is married and has two children.

Urquhart resigned this week to take the head basketball coaching job at Bellarmine High in Tacoma.

• An estimated 20,000 persons crowded the North and South beaches today enjoying the best clam tide of the year. Reports from Ocean Shores and Copalis Beach this morning estimated 15,000 diggers were capturing the hearty razor clam by the thousands. In the Westport-Grayland area, reports reaching The World office indicated more than 5,000 persons were finding the best clam digging that area has seen in several years.

• In the “From the Past: 20 Years Ago Today” column — May 5, 1942: Digging clams and sale of all fresh, frozen, canned or otherwise processed clams are prohibited after five deaths in the Northwest are reported from eating fresh clams and mussels.

25 years ago, May 5, 1987

• The Aberdeen Youth and Government delegation made its mark on the Capitol last week. The group, which has been meeting regularly since September, managed to have 8 of its 14 bills signed into law. Only 23 bills got the youth governor’s signature on them this year.

The group of 33 Aberdeen students took the lion’s share of the awards offered at the mock legislature, sponsored by the YMCA. Advisor Millie Hogue won the outstanding adviser award; Jay Simons and Cara Haskey shared the page honor this year, the outstanding reporter when to Scott Adams and the entire group won the coveted “Sharon Petty Award for the Outstanding Delegation.”

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