75 years ago
June 5, 1942
Frank Peterson died this morning. He was 87.
His death severs the last link with Grays Harbor’s earliest pioneer days. He was but three when his father, Glenn, carried him pick-a-back to the sand dunes and pine woods of Westport. He had lived there since, viewing and filing away in his mind an amazing lore and history of the Grays Harbor region. He had a prodigious memory for dates and names of pioneers going back to his earliest childhood, and including such personages as Chehalis Indian chiefs and the lonely Irishman, William O’Leary, first white settler in the area.
50 years ago
June 5, 1967
• Don Knotts won his fifth Emmy as a jittery deputy sheriff and a weeping Lucille Ball got her first Emmy in 12 years at the Television Academy’s 19th annual awards.
In a season blasted by many critics as generally poor, the award for outstanding comedy series went Sunday night went to “The Monkees,” the weekly antics of four Beatle-like musicians. NBC claims their “mod clothes and long hairdos reflect the ‘now’ attitude of today’s teenage generation.”
Winner for variety series was The Andy Williams Show; dramatic series Mission: Impossible.”
• Ignoring the arguments of fellow Negro athletes, boxer Cassius Clay stood firm today on his refusal to serve in the United States Army. He will go on trial in two weeks in federal court in Houston.
Former Cleveland fullback Jimmy Brown, UCLA basketball star Lew Alcindor, the Boston Celtics Bill Russell and seven other athletes held what Brown described as a “heated” discussion Sunday with Clay about his position on the draft.
Clay emerged from the meeting to report “nothing new. They know now I’m completely sincere. I actually believe in the Muslim religion.”
25 years ago
June 5, 1992
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but Amy Seymour, Hoquiam High School senior class president, keeps hers — all 118 of them — on a pillow.
Seymour in the 1992 winner of the coveted Class Hearts award. The prize, a large red heart-shaped pillow with hearts naming each of her classmates attached, is traditionally bestowed upon the “most beloved” senior.
“She promotes school spirit all the time and is very friendly, outgoing and works really hard,” said school counselor Joye de Cartaret.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom