100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 8, 1913
George T. Reid, general western counsel for the Northern Pacific; J.D. Benner, manager of the Tacoma Credit Association; former district Judge C.H. Hanford; A. Reeves Ayers, former clerk of the court; F.A. Rice, cashier of the National Bank of Commerce; and W.C. Masterson, a special examiner, were put on the stand by the prosecution in the case of Samuel Bridges, charged with embezzlement, this morning, to establish the fact that Bridges was acting clerk of the federal court and handled court funds at the time the act complained of in the indictment — the embezzlement of $78,588 — was committed.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 8, 1963
Pierce County commissioners today held over for consideration a petition by the City of Tacoma for a water franchise along Woodland Avenue between East 104th and 128th Street until Feb. 25. At the same time they held over consideration of a petition for a zoning change in the Midland area until Feb. 5. The petition asked for a change from a general use area to suburban agricultural zoning for the property bounded by East 85th Street, Portland Avenue, Taylor Street and East 96th Street.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 8, 1988
The largest organization of state labor unions Thursday sent Gov. Booth Gardner a message that it is not happy with the way he’s treated the labor movement. Gardner’s re-election bid was endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, but not until several union leaders had vented their anger at the Democratic governor. Members representing locked-out Lockheed Shipbuilding workers criticized Gardner for not ordering the department of Employment Security to pay jobless benefits to the workers.