A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 3, 1912
Commissioner Lawson admitted this morning that it will be impossible to cut down materially the expense on the Green River gravity water system in the way of engineers and inspectors before late in February or in March. His statement utterly puts to rout all the assertions made recently that work would be finished shortly. Nov. 1 being named a few weeks ago and then, a week ago today, Dec. 1. It was said that practically all work would be done by the last-named time on the Wright and Berne contracts so that the city’s expense would be cut to a minimum.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 3, 1937
Under the establishment of a full-time health department in Pierce county effective Wednesday, Dr. L.E.C. Joeus resigned as part-time county health officer and was succeeded by Dr. Norman D. Magnussen, who takes charge of the department as full-time health officer. The new setup is said to be the result of two years of effort on the part of the Tacoma Public Health Council working in cooperation with the county commissioners, state health department, state department of social security and the county schools.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 3, 1962
South Vietnamese forces marked up a slashing victory over the Communist Viet Cong today – at the cost of a young American helicopter crewman killed in the action. The crewman, U.S. Army Sgt. Johnnie G. Lee of Gholson, Miss., was feeding ammunition to his machine gun aboard a turbine powered HU1A escort helicopter during an operation in the Mekong Delta, 60 miles southwest of Saigon.