100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 5, 1913
The Kum-an-go Tours company is making extensive preparations for the handling of tourists, sightseers and the travel to Hales Passage and Henderson Bay for the coming year. The company is having its equipment of last year thoroughly overhauled and has also purchased a new car to handle the travel to the Narrows, Day Island and to the boat “Kumbak,” which is also owned and operated by the Kum-an-go company.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 5, 1963
A gambling-tolerance policy measure was expected to be on its way back to the Senate for concurrence within a day, as the House of Representatives again today took up the matter of amendments. The measure, which passed the Senate earlier, was drastically amended by the committee and later by the House itself when it came out for second reading last night. It remained on second reading today, and efforts still were being made to effect some changes in the bill which permits pinballs, cardrooms, midway games at fairs, punchboards, pull-tabs and church bingo.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 5, 1988
A 91-year-old woman took the steps of the U.S. Capitol in stride. After climbing all 350 stairs of the winding stairwell inside the building, Hulda Crooks declared herself ready to turn around and do it again. “We just got started,” she said as she reached the top. “I thought it would be harder.” A resident of Loma Linda, Calif., Crooks climbs mountains and holds eight world records in the Senior Olympics in track and field. She barely worked up a sweat on the climb while a bevy of reporters and photographers trailed along, huffing and puffing. Crooks made the climb to observe National Women in Sports Day.