A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 29, 1912
Businessmen will protest to the city commission against the abandonment of the car service on Tacoma Avenue and the removal of the TR&P tracks. Arrangements were made for a committee to call on Commissioner Mills this afternoon, and a formal protest will be made at the next council meeting. The line on Tacoma Avenue has been in operation about five years and is the result of mandamus proceedings brought against the company by C.T. Muelenbruch and others. It was contended that the Tacoma Avenue franchise also covered the cable and other lines, and that unless all the provisions of the franchise were fulfilled, it could be annulled.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 29, 1937
The Washington Hardware Co. and Tribune Publishing Co. will sponsor during the 1937 game seasons a state hunting contest, with more than $300 in merchandise and service prizes for outstanding hunting feats. There are no strings to the competition, and it will be the biggest thing along these lines ever staged hereabouts. The competition will start with opening of the band-tailed pigeon season Sept. 16, and will carry through to the finish of the last season.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 29, 1962
Segregated jail cells in three south Georgia cities were filled today with 75 clergymen and church members from 10 states after an attempted prayer vigil protesting racial bars in Albany. Jews, Catholics and Protestants, men and women, Negro and white persons, young and old, went to jail after refusing to move from the sidewalk in front of City Hall yesterday. “We have come to offer prayers to God,” said a clergyman.” “Go back and preach to your own congregations and convert your own cities,” said Police Chief Laurie Pritchett, who ordered the arrests after three times warning the group to disperse.