World Gone By: In 1970, 38 civic defense shelters established on the Harbor

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75 years ago

February 3, 1945

Coach Bill Marxs’ Hoquiam Grizzlies last night climbed another rung in their quest for the northern division hoop crown by downing the Raymond Seagulls 45-36. Raymond’s downfall resulted from missing too many shots and allowing the Grizzlies to capitalize on too many fouls.

Grizzly guards Conrad Bergstrom and Ed Kretz set the pace with 15 and 14 respectively while Schooler tallied 10 for Raymond.

50 years ago

February 3, 1970

A revised community shelter plan for Grays Harbor County was approved by the Grays Harbor board of county commissioners yesterday.

The plan, submitted by Rollo Patterson, county civil defense director, establishes 38 shelters in the county.

In Hoquiam, the public shelters are located in the Emerson Hotel, post office, Hoquiam Manor Apartments, Rayonier digester building, chip storage, wood mill, electric control, screen building and Grays Harbor Paper Co. finishing building.

In Aberdeen shelters have been established at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Mary’s School, McDermoth School, Broadway Apartments, Aberdeen Federal Savings and Loan Building, National Guard Armory, Aberdeen Schools Administration Building, Morck Hotel, Finch Building, Becker Building, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Parish Hall, Public Safety Building, National Bank of Commerce and Central Fire station.

25 years ago

February 3, 1995

Two more East County Democrats want to succeed county Commissioner Bill Pine.

Jerry Nootenboom, a Montesano city councilman, and Dave Connolly, a college instructor and health care consultant, joined two other candidates, Elma Mayor Bill Bilsland and Barbara Lester, who lost a squeaker to Pine to 1992.

Pine announced Monday he’s leaving the post as of Feb. 28 to spend more time taking care of his elderly parents in Florida.

The Democratic Central Committee will chose three finalists when it meets March 2.

The remaining two commissioners, Dick Dixon of Aberdeen and Bob Paylor of Hoquiam, will select Pine’s replacement.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom