100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 2, 1912
Accused of robbing the store of A.W. Wall, 2512 North 30th St., recently, getting a pair of shoes, Albert Frock, a sailor, was sentenced by Judge W.O. Chapman to a term of one to 15 years in the state reformatory at Monroe. Patrolman Raymond saw a man coming out of Wall’s store through a window and fired five shots, but the burglar escaped by running through the Northern Pacific tunnel. Patrolman Hawley was called to quell a disturbance in an Old Town lodging house and Frock, who was intoxicated, was arrested. The man who was seen coming out of Wall’s store wore yellow oilskin overalls. So did Frock. When Frock was brought before Judge Chapman, he did not remember anything of the alleged burglary.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 2, 1962
Although new auto license plates don’t go on sale until Jan. 2, Auditor Jack Sonntag said yesterday that he will give persons who are interested in reserving the same numbers and prefix a chance to do so. Sonntag said those numbers must be reserved by Dec. 14, however, and after that date, persons seeking other special numbers will have an opportunity to reserve them up to the opening date for licensing.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 2, 1987
The Boeing Co. secured a crucial $750 million government space-station contract recently, aligning the company for billions of dollars more in space work and jobs in the decades ahead. The victory came after an expensive two-year contest that saw a team led by Boeing edge out a Martin Marietta Corp. team for rights to develop space-station living quarters. It was one of four federal space-station development contracts worth a total of $6.5 billion announced by NASA. Others went to subsidiaries of McDonnell Douglas Corp., General Electric Co. and Rockwell International Corp.