A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 15, 1912
Little hope is given at the Tacoma General Hospital for the recovery of Carl Timbs, age 17, a messenger for the Postal Telegram Co., who last evening, while riding on his bicycle around the curved approach at the north end of the Cliff Avenue Bridge, fell 20 feet down the bluff. The boy was rendered unconscious at the time and is still in that condition. It is believed by Dr. Charles McCreery, who is attending him, that the boy suffered a severe concussion of the brain.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 15, 1937
Charles Zemple, 17-year-old Seattle youth who endured a bloodhound and a posse of more than 20 officers in a pre-dawn search of foggy marshlands early Thursday morning, was in custody of Seattle officers and has confessed to at least one car theft and several burglaries, according to telephone messages to Tacoma police Friday morning. Zemple, also known under the alias Glenn Hughest, was the admitted companion of Harry Kallas and Raymond Glenn Van Court, both 18, who are in the city jail after crashing a window at Burnett Bros. Jewelry at 924 Broadway.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 15, 1962
Attendance at the Seattle World’s Fair passed the 9 million mark yesterday, the total that officials estimated in advance would be needed to show a profit. Welcomed as the 9 millionth visitor was Paula Dahl, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dahl of Seattle.