100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 5, 1913
To a chorus of protests on the streets against the proposal of Frank C. Ross that a school be established for Japanese and Americans with intermarriage the ultimate aim, Dr. Alice M. Smith, professor of social hygiene at the University of Puget Sound, added a radical note of objection this morning. Dr. Smith not only expressed her opposition to the mixture of races by marriage, but said grave dangers to the country lurk in the invasions of foreign races of color other than white.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 5, 1963
New Internal Revenue Service regulations governing expense account tax deductions actually may be a boon to restaurants, says the National Restaurant Association. Although it complained about the records businessmen will have to keep to claim tax deductions, the association said those same records put an end to expense account fudging. The group estimated that businessmen have been cheating their companies to the tune of about $140 million a year in claims for meals that were never ordered or eaten.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 5, 1988
The Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma — a small group of influential corporate executives and top public officials — has been raising both eyebrows and cheers since it quietly had its inaugural meeting last June. For the time being, the eight-member council’s agenda is a short one and involves a plan for the continued redevelopment of downtown Tacoma. The executive council’s short membership list makes it special – it reads like an abridge Who’s Who of economic power in Tacoma and Pierce County. William Philip, president of Tacoma-based Puget Sound Bank, is the council chairman.