A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 11, 1912
“Conditions could not possibly be better for the encampment of any number of troops. There is room almost without limit. A great country for maneuvers. I cannot conceive a much better situation,” said Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff for the United States Army, at the Commercial Club this afternoon, following a trip over the prairies south and west of Tacoma. Gen. Wood said, “Good Lord, no!” When asked if he could say what his recommendation would be with regard to establishing a brigade post here.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 11, 1937
Frederick W. Hoyt, 51, Puyallup insurance man and civic leader, who disappeared from his home June 18, and who had been heard from just twice since, returned here Saturday evening. Hoyt’s condition, both mental and physical, make it impossible to learn much of his wanderings during the past four months, according to the family physician, Dr. C.H. Aylen, who declares that he will need medical care and absolute rest for some time.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 11, 1962
Washington AP: The black in America has made more progress in the past 25 years – toward equal treatment with whites – than in the rest of this country’s history. He still has a long way to go, both in the North and the South. Only about 25 per cent of blacks eligible to vote in 11 southern states have been registered to do so. Only about one-third of the public school districts in the 17 southern and border states have been desegregated to some degree. And blacks frequently complain of the discrimination in some northern school districts.