World Gone By 5/8

75 years ago, May 7/8, 1937

• Aberdeen’s effort to solve its troublesome parking problem in the downtown district will receive its most severe test tomorrow when thousands of Saturday shoppers throng the streets of downtown Aberdeen. Police Chief George Dean announced today that effective Saturday the overtime parking tickets issued this week as courtesy tags will become official arrest notices and after today persons violating regulations in the restricted parking district will be required to post $1 bail for overtime parking.

• New Fostoria patterns are being especially featured at Brennan’s this week in observance of the golden jubilee of Fostoria. Brennan’s has one of the largest and most complete stocks of Fostoria products in Southwest Washington. Special windows and counter displays carry various sets of dishes.

• Universal newsreel service will photograph six spruce veneer bathing suits at Pacific Beach tomorrow, and six girls, winners of a recent beauty contest at Hoquiam High School, will be in the suits. Elsie Peltola, Edith DeMeerleer, Virginia Lamoreaux, Florence Kari, Ruth Pellinen and Delores Paylor will have their pictures taken at the Pacific Beach Hotel as guests of Carl Cooper, the proprietor.

• Wrecked in a 60-mile-an-hour gale which swept her ashore on the north spit of the Willapa Harbor entrance, the Sudden and Christenson schooner Trinidad was believed a total loss today, her second mate was dead and the rest of the crew of 22 was rescued. Only the bridge remained above water four miles offshore.

The ship was pounding to pieces, strewing her cargo of lumber on the beach. She sailed late yesterday from Raymond, cleared the entrance in the storm and was driven ashore early last night.

50 years ago, May 7/8, 1962

• An estimated 300,000 razor clams left Grays Harbor beaches Saturday and Sunday headed for the chowder pots and frying pans of the more than 20,000 weekend ocean beach visitors.

Where clamming was excellent, however, salmon fishing was disappointing. Yesterday, 23 charter fishing boats checked by the State Department of Fisheries inspector unloaded 24 salmon including 21 Chinooks and three silvers for the 155 fishermen counted.

• Jack Hayne, president of the Aberdeen Babe Ruth League said disgustedly this morning that unless there is a better turnout of interested parents and adults at Tuesday night’s league meeting at the Aberdeen Federal Savings and Loan courtesy room, plans for a league this summer may have to be abandoned.

• The Bobcats are enjoying an extremely impressive season in the cinder sport this year. Gary Langhans’ 9.9 100-yard dash; Gary Hanson’s 158-8 discus throw; Russ Kuhns’ 55-3 1/2 shot put; two 12-foot pole vaulters in Eddie Smith and Terry Campbell; 4:36 miler Campbell and toss in 10.1 sprinter Bobby Oar, 151-foot discus man Larry Warwick, 21-7 broad jumper Roger Faulkner and a 51-6 shot putter in Hanson and you get an idea of how much depth and strength Aberdeen possesses.

• Some 500 students from Grays Harbor junior high schools have completed planting 10,000 Douglas fir seedlings on an entire 28-acre clearcut unit of Olympic National Forest, located on the Joe Creek Sale in the West Fork of the Humptulips.

As part of the program, lectures were given by Forest Service personnel on fire prevention and suppression, logging methods, slash burning, safety precautions and tree planting.

25 years ago, May 7/8, 1987

• Their introduction to sports, according to their father, came “as soon as they were big enough to con someone into picking them for neighborhood games.” They were sometimes on different teams then. But Wishkah’s Berge sisters — Kelly, Karla and Kim — have since united to bedevil Loggerette opponents in volleyball, basketball and softball.

“Kelly’s the mother hen,” said Wishkah girls’ basketball coach Rick McDougall. “She probably is with (ex-Logger football star) Brad Taylor, one of the two strongest leader types I’ve ever coached. The girls on the team would follow her over a cliff if she told them to.”

“Karla is a peacemaker,” the coach continued. “She’s everybody’s friend. She’s really lighthearted but she can be exceptionally mentally tough too, if it’s required.”

Kim is the quietest of the three, but McDougall says she’s “starting to open up as a person … She may have the most athletic talent on the team. She’s physically strong.”

• The Quinault Elks clinched the school’s first baseball championship in more than 20 years yesterday by dividing a doubleheader with PeEll. “You’ve got to give these kids credit,” Quinault coach Randy Company pointed out. “We don’t even have a baseball field. We have to practice on the football field and it’s pretty lumpy.”

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