100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1912
The Northern Pacific Railway will be able to handle 100-car trains between Tacoma and Portland instead of 53-car trains on the completion of the Point Defiance line, according to railroad men today. In addition, the expense of helper engines between Tacoma and South Tacoma will be done away with. The Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. and the Great Northern Railway, operating between Puget Sound and Portland over the Northern Pacific tracks, will derive the same benefit from the reduction in grade.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1962
Ravaged by its second severe fire in 15 months, the OK Tire & Rubber Welders Plant at 6429 Sixth Ave. suffered a heavy loss in a two-hour blaze last night. Deputy Fire Marshall Kenneth Heymel reported this morning that the loss, while probably running into thousands, would not be as heavy as that in the $47,000 fire that swept the plant the evening of Aug. 30, 1961. Last night’s blaze, calling seven pieces of firefighting equipment before being brought under control, was first reported at 7:45 p.m., after a passing motorist noticed flames shooting through the roof.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1987
Go to you phone right away, call this toll-free number, 1-800-BOZFUND, and give generously. We here at the Boz Fund know you are bombarded by worthy causes in this season of giving. We wouldn’t be holding this telethon if not for one of the neediest cases in America today, Brian Bosworth. During his rookie season as a Seattle Seahawks linebacker, Boz says, “I’ve probably had zero amount of fun playing the game that I’m supposed to have the most fun in my life playing. I have asked myself why and I’ve asked dear friends and close friends why. And there’s really no answer. I know it’s not my fault.”