A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 1, 1912
Determination to submit the port district plan to the entire county again, at the regular fall election, today replaced the uncertainty existing in the minds of leaders of the Central Improvement League following the decisive defeat recently. William Neilson, chairman of the league’s special committee, today said there should be no backing down on the original intention and that the county as a whole should be included in the next election. With a large turnout of voters ensured, both Neilson and President Klovberg, of the league, expressed the opinion that the port district would carry, providing an energetic educational campaign were carried out.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 1, 1937
Yelm and Morton all but nailed down berths in the Valley Baseball league’s post-season Shaughnessy system playoff recently by winning respective verdicts over 3d Tan Co. and Spanaway. Yelm won a forfeit victory over the 3d Tankers when the latter club failed to appear, while Morton edged out a 5 to 4 decision over Spanaway at Roy.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 1, 1962
The steel door was pried off the “politicians” cell recently, but the taxpayers hope their elected officials will remain in line without this historic deterrent. The door, which had been in place at the entrance to a cell in the old City Hall jail for some 69 years, was removed after its sale to Steve Pease by the city. Pease, who collects such things for his “Gay ’90s” Restaurant in South Tacoma, said he plans to use the door to keep people out of a storeroom.