World Gone By 2/22


75 years ago, February 22, 1938

• The Polson Mill company plant in Hoquiam, first major Harbor lumber mill to resume operation in more than four months, put 150 men to work this morning. The mill will operate at least one month, probably longer, depending upon market conditions. Saws today were slashing away at orders for the South American trade, some for California and for local sales.

During the lengthy shutdown millwrights did considerable repair work to the plant.

50 years ago, February 22, 1963

• Friday night television shows include “Father Knows Best,” “Flintstones,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “Price is Right,” “Ripcord,” “Rawhide,” “Route 66” and “Alfred Hitchcock.”

Saturday daytime television shows include “Shari Lewis,” “Capt. Kangaroo,” “King Leonardo,” “Mighty Mouse,” “Rin Tin Tin,” “Topcat,” “Beany and Cecil,” “Bugs Bunny,” “Mr. Wizard” and “Atoms in Action.”

• Elma continued as the hottest team in the Central League last night, clobbering league champion Montesano 57-50 by shoving the Bulldogs with sheer determination and aggressiveness.

The upset ends the regular season for both squads, leaving Montesano with a 16-3 record and Elma with 14-5, good for third place.

John Matau, the Eagles’ senior guard bullied the towering Bulldogs all night, stealing the floor show and leading Elma with 17 points.

25 years ago, February 22, 1988

• A Seattle author recognized as an expert on serial killers predicts police will nab the Green River killer by this summer.

Ann Rule was in Aberdeen this weekend to promote “Small Sacrifices,” her new book about Diane Downs, the Oregon woman who shot her children then escaped from prison.

A steady stream of Harborites filed through Waldenbooks at the SouthShore Mall Saturday as Rule autographed copies and swapped theories with crime buffs.

A former policewoman, Rule once worked alongside Ted Bundy at a crisis clinic in Seattle and later wrote a chilling tale about him, “The Stranger Beside Me.”

• A 15-year-old girl “did all the right things” Sunday, leading her brothers and sisters from their burning South Aberdeen home, which sustained about $20,000 damage.

Angela Harper “did what we try to teach in fire prevention classes,” said Battalion Chief Dave Boyer. She led her 8-year-old brother and 6-year-old sister from the house on King Street, “closing doors behind her,” thus keeping the fire from spreading beyond the laundry room. It had started in the garage.

The girl, who was babysitting while her parents were at Westport, then rushed back upstairs to awaken her 21-year-old brother.

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