A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 14, 1912
Complaints against the public dance halls and skating rinks of the city by mothers who have visited the central police headquarters, has caused Chief of Police Loomis to issue orders to his patrolmen that the curfew ordinance must be rigidly enforced inside such places. Chief Loomis has issued orders for the patrolmen to see that the ordinance is enforced in any other place where youngsters under age have been in the habit of congregating. “When they are told in the ordinance that it is necessary for them to be in off the street it means they must be in their homes, not in some familiar candy store or dance hall,” said Chief Loomis. There are many disreputable places in the city which it will take a long fight to clean out, but which we can at least keep the young boys and girls away from.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 14, 1962
The state’s dream of a top-flight skiing resort-facility came closer to reality today with the dedication of the road to Crystal Mountain, northeast of majestic Mount Rainier. In his dedication talk, Gov. Albert D. Rosellini saluted the skiers and businessmen who made it possible. “I hope that one day people will be looking to Crystal Mountain as the standard of comparison for resort facilities,” he said. The new million-dollar winter recreational area will be opened for business Dec. 1. The sport area, including ski lifts and a day lodge, was financed by private capital. The $700,000 road was financed and built by the federal government with Washington state’s share of forest highway funds.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 14, 1987
Lyle Quasim, one of the highest-ranking blacks in state government, was dismissed as director of the state mental health division Friday because his boss said Quasim had lost the confidence of legislators and others in state government. Jule Sugarman, secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, dismissed Quasim in a meeting last Friday afternoon after stating the day before that the two would meet over the next several days to discuss Quasim’s future. After meeting with Quasim, which reportedly lasted from 45 minutes to one hour, Frank Mendizabal, Sugarman’s press secretary, released a brief statement explaining Sugarman’s actions.