A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 16, 1912
At the Tacoma theater for one week, beginning Sunday Nov. 24, the Paul J. Rainey African hunt pictures will be exhibited and described. Among the most remarkable pictures taken on this expedition were those at the water-hole. The nearest water to be found is another water-hole 60 miles away, while in another direction the water is 80 miles away. The animals shown in this picture are all day-prowling species, for it was of course impossible to get pictures of the cat animals which go about at night. There is a variety enough, however, for there is shown on the screen as many as eight or 10 different animals at one time, all dwelling in peace and amity together.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 16, 1962
President John F. Kennedy met with his top military and diplomatic advisers today amid evidence that the Cuban crisis may be moving into a new and more dangerous period. In a White House conference with the executive committee of the National Security Council, Kennedy was believed to have discussed Premier Fidel Castro’s threat to fire on U.S. reconnaissance planes over Cuba. Even before the meeting, however, authorities said basic U.S. policy on this point had been decided more than two weeks ago. On Oct. 27, they noted, the Defense Department said that any action against U.S. aircraft keeping security watch on Cuba would be met with “counter action.”
25 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 16, 1987
Arson is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a ceramics shop in the Midland area of Pierce County, said Bill Beyer, Midland Fire District Chief. Damage to Lehman’s Tuf-Craft store, 8501 Portland Ave. E., was estimated at nearly $100,000. Beyer said there was evidence of a break-in, and fires had been set in at least two areas of the building. The blaze is under investigation by the Pierce County fire Marshall’s office. A passer-by spotted the fire shortly before 11:30 p.m. and drove to the Midland Fire District station about 10 blocks away to report it.