75 years ago
May 1, 1942
By agreement of army and civil authorities, the army will punish a sergeant who forced R.B. Ellis, Grays Harbor deputy sheriff, to drink scalding hot coffee at gunpoint in the Hayloft tavern at Westport Monday night.
Because he was depressed over failing a physical exam for an officer’s commission, the sergeant “went on a drunk” at Westport and held several beach residents at bay in the tavern with his service pistol. The deputy’s mouth was blistered by the hot coffee which the soldier, in a “playful mood” forced him to drink rapidly.
Sheriff Ellis was able to catch the soldier off guard and overpower him.
50 years ago
May 1, 1967
Elvis Presley married 22-year-old Priscilla Ann Beaulieu today in a garish Las Vegas Strip hotel in a ceremony attended by a small group of relatives and friends.
After the ceremony, the 32 year-old, who is the richest rock ‘n’ roll singer of them all, and his bride retired to the Aladdin Hotel where private security guards and Presley’s personal entourage kept newsmen and curious onlookers away from the reception.
25 years ago
May 1, 1992
Ninety-five Cosmopolis students took part in the Junior Scientists’ Spectacular night recently. The projects ranged from the simple to the sophisticated — from a model horse to a steam-powered boat.
Third grader Lisa Fisher displayed a slice of moldy bread and two glasses of moldy tomato soup. She had learned that mold is a plant which can grow in the dark in a matter of days.
Another third grader, Joe Palmer’s experiment was comparing the same volume of 16 different fluids for variations in weight. He learned there is hardly any difference in weight — not even when the fluids are as different as water and motor oil.
Dustin Moulton, also a third grader, clearly worked hard on his elaborate display on hummingbirds. ” I like learning stuff about science,” Moulton said.
According to Rosemarie Majeski, one of the coordinators of the event, the science fair is one of the top two or three events at the school. “It’s one of the most exciting things for the kids.”
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom