LOOKING BACK: MONTH DAY
A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 14, 1912
The Metropolitan Park board was faced this morning with the dilemma of arousing Health Officer James’ ire or risking the ruin of the water lilies in Wright Park, the darlings of the board. In an effort to solve the difficulty without getting caught on either horn, the board voted to write to officials in New Jersey and New York City to learn what measures are used to combat mosquitoes.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 14, 1937
Boys building Soap Box Derby racers are urged to check carefully the dimensions of their cars to avoid any last-minute delay before the big race on Derby hill at South 25th Street and Yakima Avenue, July 24. Cars must come within the required specifications, and any cars not in compliance could delay or disqualify racers.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 14, 1962
A major thrust against segregation gained momentum today in Albany, Ga., with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the rallying force for sustained drives on three fronts. The magnitude of the nonviolent offensive was evidenced last night as a growing number of black civil rights leaders at a mass rally joined in urging a stepped-up economic boycott of white merchants, voter registration and possible new demonstrations.