A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 5, 1912
The first general Republican rally in Tacoma for the present campaign was attended by more than 300 persons at Masonic temple this afternoon, who gave to Gov. M.E. Hay, candidate for re-election; Louis F. Hart, candidate for lieutenant governor; J.E. Frost and H.B. Dewey, candidates for congressmen, and others, the greatest reception given these men of any party this year. Of those present, nearly 100 were women. Hay was delayed in arriving, due to a tardy train, but came in just as the speaking was begun. He was greeted with shouts that shook the rafters, cries of “Hay! Hay!” came from every side and everyone present rose to his feet in a great welcome.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 5, 1937
Shrapnel sprayed United States Marines today when Japanese warplanes bombed one of China’s largest flour mills just across the boundary from Shanghai’s international settlement. Marines evacuated their defense positions nearby for two hours. No further apart than 10 yards in some places, Chinese and Japanese troops from Shanghai fought fiercely for the ruins that were Chapei. Chinese machine guns mowed down attacking Japanese forces like tenpins, and Japanese war planes dumped bombs on the battered north station, heart of the Chinese communications and defense. There was no change in positions.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 5, 1962
James H. Meredith ate breakfast in the school cafeteria today and headed into final classes of his first week at the University of Mississippi. Federal marshals accompanied the 29-year-old black student into the cafeteria, where he got his own plate and ate at a table with them. People stared, but nothing more.