100 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 29, 1912
Starting a new system in which the patrolmen will be moved from beat to beat at intervals in the future, the Tacoma Police Department was given a general shake-up yesterday. Some of the older men on the force, however, were brought in from beats and placed for steady inside work at the Municipal Dock and Union Depot. Sgt. Raymond, now in plain clothes, has been ordered to wear a patrolman’s uniform and report for duty at the Old Town precinct house. The changes will go into effect Tuesday.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 29, 1937
New regulations for beer and wine retailers, effective on Oct. 1, include the prohibition of the license holder or any employee from consuming beer or wine when engaged in service of customers, liquor board members said today. Both the sale and consumption of beer and wine must cease from midnight Saturday to 6 a.m. the following Monday. Previously, sale was allowed until midnight on Saturday, but consumption could continue until 1 a.m. Another regulation requires employees in any service in connection with the sale or serving beer or wine to be at least 21 years of age.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 29, 1962
In an extraordinary round of conferences, high federal officials laid plans today for the final drive to place James H. Meredith, a black, in the University of Mississippi. The plans included use of any degree of force that becomes necessary. President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and other officials kept silent – for the moment – on their next move. But one official said the U.S. government “holds all the cards” and Meredith is as good as in “Ole Miss.” U.S. marshals and deputy marshals – including deputized border patrolmen – gathered from all areas of the country at the Memphis, Tenn., Naval Air Station, ready to help put muscle if need be into the big push to register Meredith. Latest estimates put the number at 600.