100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 4, 1912
For having obtained money from Tacoma residents by falsely representing that he was a solicitor in the circulation department of the Tacoma Daily News, Norman E. Peck, age 22, was yesterday fined $250 and costs in police court. Unable to pay the fine Peck will be forced to spend 83 days at the county jail. Peck, according to complaints, pretended to offer a flat iron with every subscription as a premium. In some cases he obtained as high as $1.50, first payment from the “subscriber,” in others only 50 cents.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 4, 1937
Thousands of Tacoma and Southwest Washington housewives who are familiar with The Tacoma News Tribune’s annual free electric cooking school will be delighted to know that Bernice Lowen, nationally known home economist, will conduct the school this year, Oct. 12-15 inclusive, in Fellowship Hall, Masonic Temple.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 4, 1962
The City Council last night voted 8-1 to adopt a $40 million 1962 budget which doesn’t include an extra nickel for anybody. There are no new taxes, no new projects and no new salaries. The council denied city employees a general wage boost for the first time since 1957.