100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 13, 1912
Tacoma High played better football Saturday and returned from the fracas with Olympia the victor by a large margin. The final score was 67-0. The Blue and Gold lads, after having a severe lesson dealt out to them the week previous, were in rare form and determined to do their level best. Olympia was unfortunate in catching the locals in such a frame of mind. There was no stop to the Tacoma eleven. Tacoma made downs many times on strong plunges through the line. Taking the ball in midfield, the locals frequently made the length of Olympia’s half of the ground in three and sometimes four attempts.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 13, 1937
Olympia’s improved airport will be dedicated Sunday with ceremonies featured by the most comprehensive air show in the city’s history, it was announced today. More than $100,000 has been under the supervision of Works Progress Administration in improving the municipal field, including construction of a new hangar, improving the landing surface and installing a lighting system. Paul Loudin, Olympia flier, is chairman of the committee arranging the dedication. Present plans, Loudin said, call for a race among 10 or 12 Taylor “Cubs,” starting from Portland and ending on the Olympia field about 1 p.m. Sunday.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 13, 1962
Three persons are dead as a result of a violent Pacific storm that pounded the Tacoma area with frightening vengeance last night. The gale, clocked at 85 miles an hour at McChord Air Force Base, did an estimated million dollars damage.