100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 2, 1912
Kitty O’Hara, the famous “woman of mystery” who has startled the police and public with her little game of innocent amusement, will be a thing of reality in Tacoma, and her time of “taking things easy,” will suddenly be brought to an end. Promptly at noon tomorrow, O’Hara and her famous “1913 Hudson automobile” will appear in front of the Perkins building, where she will give all an opportunity to study her features and general makeup. She will be pleased to meet and converse with any and all “sleuths” who are eager to match wits against hers during her stay in Tacoma.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 2, 1937
Chinese and Japanese troops fought each other to a standstill today in the fifth day of battle for Shanghai’s north station, where the Chinese defense line is anchored only a stone’s throw from the foreign settlement. While Japanese warships in the Whangpoo River blanketed the area with a barrage of shells, planes dropped demolition bombs on Chapei and several burned, blackened areas formerly in Shanghai’s foreign districts.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 2, 1962
Warren S. Halverson, 34-year-old father of the quadruplets recently born in Tacoma, was arrested at 2 p.m. today on warrants charging him with armed robbery and first-degree forgery. Halverson was with his wife, Mary Margaret, 30, when he was arrested. The couple told deputies that were discussing plans for Halverson to give himself up. Halvorson, of Gig Harbor, is accused of robbing the South Tacoma Dairy Queen on Saturday night and holding up Ann Beeler, an employee.