World Gone By 12/26

75 years ago, December 26, 1937

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago, December 26, 1962

• Here are Washington’s Top 10 news stories of 1962 as voted by Associated Press members newspapers, radio and TV stations and AP staffers: 1. Seattle World’s Fair; 2. Devastating Columbus Day hurricane-force windstorm; 3. General election; 4. Air Force KC135 jet tanker crash near Spokane, killing 44; 5. Dave Beck, imprisoned; 6. Dr. Robert Boehme acquitted of trying to poison his wife; 7. Hanford atomic-power plan approved by Congress; 8. Two-month inronworkers strike; 9. Half of Spokane business block leveled by blast, injuring 29 and 10. State Rep. John Goldmark defeated by advocate of far right.

• In the cold days between Christmas and New Years the hardy crews of some seven crab fishing boats at Tokeland are readying their rigs and pots.

It is a scene being enacted also at Bay Center, Ilwaco and other ports on Willapa Harbor and at Westport.

The fishermen check the pots every morning, starting about 6 a.m. A typical boat will carry 75 of the round, net-like pots.

Jack Brockhoff of Tokeland typifies the veteran fisherman who has made the sea his life and who watches the changing, fickle moods of both water and weather. He has fished crab since 1947 and has owned his present boat, a 43-footer, since 1953.

With him on crew are Bob Couture of Grayland and Earl Davis of Tokeland.

25 years ago, December 26, 1987

• Beverly Johnson of Montesano has opened B.J.’s Electrolysis at Karla’s Hair & Co. on E. Market Street in Aberdeen.

Johnson opened in November after graduating from the Arizona Institute of Electrolysis at Scottsdale.

Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal. In order to gain CPE status, Johnson was exposed to comprehensive testing in several academic knowledge and skill areas, including physiology, sterilization and sanitation, clinical observation, equipment operation and professional ethics.

• The Harbor Aire Chapter of Sweet Adelines singing group is seeking members so it can become a bonafide chapter of the national organization. Throughout the holiday season, members visited nursing homes, retirement centers and a Hoquiam City Council meeting.

• The Nordic Inn at 1700 S. Boone St. in Aberdeen will offer special New Year’s Eve dinners including your choice for $10.95 of top sirloin and tempura prawns, top sirloin and chicken dijon, broiled chicken and tempura prawns, or a large cut of prime rib. A 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster dinner will be $16.95. All meals include salad bar, vegetable and choice of baked potato, rice or pasta.

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