A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 8, 1912
Joe Murray, age 25, lies this morning at the county hospital, the bones of both legs broken by a shot from the revolver of Patrolman John Strickland. Strickland caught Murray robbing the second-hand store of Thomas Long, 1317 Commerce St. about 11 last night. Following Murray’s recovery a charge of first-degree burglary will placed against him. Strickland was making the rounds of his beat trying the doors. At Long’s store he found the padlock holding the door torn from its fastenings. Strickland heard the breaking of glass, he ran to the area in time to see Murray sliding down on the side of the wall as Strickland shot.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 8, 1937
Hundreds of prizes are awaiting Tacoma housewives who will attend The News Tribune’s Fifteenth Annual Free Electric Cooking School for four days next week, starting Tuesday. Prizes for baking a cake or a pie include a Hotpoint Electric range, a Hotpoint Electric washer, a Sunbeam Mixmaster, aluminum cooking utensils and a large assortment of groceries. Favors will also include Tyee oysters daily.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 8, 1962
The Supreme Court agreed today to take a further look at the whole question of prayers and Bible reading in public schools. It announced it would review a decision by a three-judge federal court in Philadelphia that a Pennsylvania law requiring Bible reading in public schools violates the federal Constitution and a decision by the Maryland Court of Appears, upholding a Baltimore school board regulation calling for a daily opening exercise of Bible reading and recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.