100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 28, 1912
Declaring that pool hall proprietors are again disregarding the laws prohibiting minors in their establishments, Morals Officer W.F. Jurisch has started another crusade. Otto L. Jahl, arrested Saturday, was fined $25 and costs this morning and warrants are to be procured for the arrests of others. “Pool hall proprietors seem to think that because the department has not acted in this matter recently, we have dropped prosecution,” said Jurisch. “As soon as we slacken slightly and allow them any leeway they are at it again, some even going so far as to allow short-trousered youngsters to play at the tables.”
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 28, 1937
Back in 1898 the Klondike bug bit J.H. Latshaw, and a lot of the virus is still in his veins. Proof is that he has just returned to his home in Tacoma, after a summer spent on Eldorado Creek out of Dawson. Latshaw has three claims on this famous creek from which $20 million in gold has been taken in the past 40 years. Latshaw says that he made no great money in the Klondike this summer, but he expects to return next spring and take out some real gold.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 28, 1962
The Defense Department called up 24 troop carrier squadrons from the reserves recently after announcing that Cuban weapons had fired on unarmed U.S. reconnaissance planes. One American plane was reported missing. The call-up involves 14,000 men trained to airlift combat troops to a battlefront. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara ordered the call-up about two hours after President John F. Kennedy told Premier Nikita Khrushchev that he was willing to negotiate an immediate end to the Cuban crisis if Khrushchev stops work on nuclear missiles bases in Cuba and defuses the missiles.