A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 21, 1912
As a result of a fall from the third story of a rooming house at 1131 S. D St., William Turner, a clerk in the county treasurer’s office, is at the county hospital with his skull fractured and a hip and arm broken. He was found on the sidewalk about 10 p.m. Saturday, unconscious. At the county hospital all efforts to restore him to consciousness have failed and his recovery is doubtful. Turner went to his room about 9 p.m. to prepare for a trip to Seattle. He is believed to have lost his balance when he looked out of his window to get the time from the clock in the courthouse tower.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 21, 1937
What probably was the largest gathering of beer vendors since the last bartenders’ picnic faced Superior Judge Ernest M. Card on Tuesday afternoon when 15 tavern operators stepped forward as their names were called and entered pleas of not guilty to violating the Sunday closing law. All were accused by Prosecuting Attorney Harry H. Johnston of violating the law by keeping their places of business open Sunday, July 4. After being arraigned and entering their pleas, the beer vendors heard their cases assigned for trial at dates to be fixed later.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 21, 1962
William Mair, instructor in art at the Cornish School of Fine Arts, picked the entries of the first- and second-place winners in the juried section of the Lakewood Artists outdoor show at Villa Plaza. The first-place choice was a wood block titled “Commercial Real Estate” by Janis Eisenhower Causin. The second-place winner was a watercolor by Betty Mears called “The Grove.”