A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 23, 1912
Nursing resentment at the street railway company for alleged delays but admitting they had no other course open to them, the municipal commissioners this morning voted to give 30 days’ extension on the North I street paving contract. This will make the work due to be finished in the early part of December. “It’s a shame and disgrace the way the company is treating the city on this street work,” declared Commissioner Mills. “If any reputable business concern did that, it would not be in business any time at all.”
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 23, 1937
While some of the more conservative old-timers shake their heads woefully, the greatest picture-spending orgy Hollywood has ever known rolls on unabated. With a light and zestful air, as though only pennies were involved, all major studios are announcing million-dollar pictures with a frequency that is startling as well as history-making. Five years ago million-dollar films were so rare the trade papers gave editorial ravings to their announcements. Today they get no more than a few lines on an inside page.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 23, 1962
President John F. Kennedy won broad allied support today for his swift decision to seal off Cuba from deliveries of Soviet nuclear rockets and bombers. But Moscow struck back with cries of “hypocrisy” and talk of nuclear war. Initial Soviet response to the quarantine policy, which Kennedy announced to the world last night, was regarded by U.S. officials as a stop-gap statement until Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his government decide on their policy line.