A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 8, 1912
The $60,000 deficit that has been on the books of the Tacoma Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce since the club moved into its new quarters has been wiped out by subscriptions and the club is now free of debt. The announcement was made by President C.H. Hyde at the first of the dollar dinners of the season last night. The announcement was greeted with much enthusiasm. The indebtedness was cleared by the contributions of 350 of the 850 club members, in sums ranging from $10 and up. There is still an indebtedness of $1,800 on the furnishings that will be cared for by the monthly income. The deficit had existed on the accounts of the building committee of the club.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 8, 1937
State Sen. Harry H. Brown, 58, 27th District, Pierce county, died Sunday evening as a result of injuries received Saturday night when he was struck at a downtown intersection by a runaway automobile. His death was the 18th traffic fatality in Tacoma and the 41st in Pierce County during 1937. It was the first city traffic death since Sept. 12. Brown, Pierce County supervisor of the state bakers’ code, as well as a state senator, received a fractured skull and internal injuries when struck by the runaway auto, driven by Paul Jurk, Crescent Heights WPA worker. Little hope for Brown’s recovery was held from the outset.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 8, 1962
The rezoning of property at North 26th Street and Narrows Drive to permit a court apartment development was approved yesterday. The rezoning asked by Jerome Weinstein, had been approved earlier by the City Planning Commission. Three other requests for rezonings were referred to the commission by the council. These were submitted by: P.E. Camerer, for a duplex district at North 5th and D streets; Alfred R. Capener, for a commercial district at South 56th and Ferry streets; and Speed-E-Mart Stores, for a commercial district at South 56th and Thompson.