On this day: May 3, 1962

Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce President Reid Clark couldn't understand why, whenever he made a complimentary remark about Kennewick at a recent get-together of the two chambers, the audience roared with laughter. It seems Kennewick chamber manager Fred Schneiter had an electric sign set up in front of the speaker, out of his line of sight. Whenever he pressed a button the sign lit-up the word "Baloney!"