World Gone By 1/31


75 years ago, January 31, 1938

• Perfection of a distinctive new siding, called “Harborside,” which in time may revolutionize appearance of the exteriors of homes, was announced today by the Harbor Plywood Corporation.

The new product is made of weatherproof “Super Harboard” a hot-press plywood developed by the same company and now widely recognized throughout the building industry as one of the best products on the market. The siding is manufactured with both fir and redwood faces, in four and eight-foot lengths.

• Reports filtering in to George Magee, county chairman of presidential dances, indicate nearly $2,000 will be sent east to the foundation. Dances in Elma, Montesano, McCleary, Hoquiam, Westport, Grayland, Cosmopolis, and Pacific Beach drew record crowds as more than 3,000 persons rallied to support America’s battle against paralysis and to celebrate President Roosevelt’s 56th birthday.

In Aberdeen, a crowd estimated at about 1,000 persons thronged the Moose Hall, more than 400 danced at the Elks and hundreds more danced and played cards at the Eagles hall and the Polish hall.

50 years ago, January 31, 1963

• Friday morning and early afternoon television shows include “Today,” “J.P. Patches,” “Jack LaLanne,” “Play Your Hunch,” “I Love Lucy,” “Price is Right,” “The Real McCoys,” “Pete and Gladys,” “Concentration,” “Love of Life,” “Truth or Consequences,” “As the World Turns,” “Secret Storm,” “Edge of Night,” “The Match Game” and “Queen for a Day.”

25 years ago, January 31, 1988

• The last 10 years of Coy Love’s 40-year career in the nuclear power industry has been at the Satsop power plant.

He retired Friday. At age 66, “I’m ready to retire,” he said.

Love was transferred to the Satsop project in 1978 as the deputy project manager when there were only muddy logging roads leading up the hill.

For nine years he was instrumental in the construction of WPPSS Projects 3 and 5.

But for the last year the mechanical engineer’s job has been to help mothball Project 3.

“My job was to finish placing No. 3 on standby, so we can easily preserve it,” Love said. His job title has changed to plant preservation manager.

No. 5 has been terminated.

• Valley’s girls rallied from a one-point deficit at the three-quarter mark to boost their winning streak to 17 with a 61-54 victory over Cathlamet Saturday night in Menlo.

Kelli Wildhaber provided her customary all-around excellence, scoring 25 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and handing out five assists. Vicky Trotter added 16 points and five steals.

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