75 years ago, January 30, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago, January 30, 1963
• Rosemary Taylor, 10, A Robert Gray pupil, was the hero of the household at 1105 Randall St. early Sunday.
Rosemary led younger sister Cathy, 3 1/2, and younger still brothers, Lee, 2 1/2 and John, 1 1/2 to safety as flames blamed on a wall heater spread throughout the home. Firemen responded to a 12:22 a.m. alarm.
Parents of the small children were not at home at the time.
“The house was pretty well ruined,” Capt. Marvin Haskins of the Fire Department said.
• Down 7 points at halftime, Steve Sampson and sophomore Gene Thompson touched off a sizzling third quarter comeback to spark the Hoquiam Grizzlies to a 51 to 47 SWW Conference win over Aberdeen at the Miller Gym last night.
Sampson, the only senior in the Grizzly lineup, pumped in 15 points, 13 in the second half, for game scoring honors. Thompson, a scrappy 5-10, first-year guard, added 14 vital points and did a fine job scoring and rebounding inside against AHS’s big men.
25 years ago, January 30, 1988
• An unassuming man with a twinkle in his eye, a briar pipe in his mouth and a joke to brighten the dreariest day, Ed Bowers has paved the way for countless projects in Hoquiam.
Ironically, he prefers to be a force behind the scenes and often seems sheepish when he is in the spotlight.
The Polson Museum Board has named him its Pioneer of the Year and plans to salute him during a public ceremony at the museum on Feb. 10.
Bowers lights up Harbor lives every year from Thanksgiving to New Year’s with a magnificent Christmas tree hear his hillside home in Hoquiam. Festooned with 1,250 lights, the tree may be seen from miles away.
• The Hoquiam Grizzly wrestlers wrapped up second in the Black Hills League Friday night, beating Olympia, 52-9 at Hoquiam Square Garden.
The Grizzlies lost only three matches, two by one-point margins and one by a three-point spread.
“The kids all wrestled well and they’re getting tougher every week,” said Hoquiam Coach Ron Baze. The Grizzlies got upsets from Mike Cummings at 158 pounds and Bob Merrill, the heavyweight.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.