100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 13, 1913
Cy Neighbors, Tacoma’s crack outfielder, batted 1,000 in the Hunters’ league yesterday when he knocked the ding-bats out of the wild ducks on Nisqually flats. Cy was hitting at some that were “over the pan” and some that were “a mile over his head.” It made little difference to Cy where they were placed for him. He just banged away and at every shot something dropped. Cy and his partner, Emil Helmecke, got 16 between them.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 13, 1963
The people who run the state’s cities have been pretty much frustrated in their biennial journeys to Olympia in search of alms. Sadder, wiser and poorer than ever, they will be on hand again this week as the 1963 edition of the Legislature opens in the capital city. This year the cities are abandoning their abortive effort for a share of the sales tax to concentrate their prayers on the state liquor revenues. t
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 13, 1988
Northwest union longshoremen, angered by a foreign products company’s hints it may use labor from outside their union to load logs and forest products on ships, plan a protest that could shut down shipping activity in Oregon and Washington for 38 hours beginning tonight. Port and dockworker sources said the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union will halt all its waterfront work from 6 p.m. today through 8 a.m. Friday in ports from Bellingham to Coos Bay, Ore. The action is aimed at ITT Rayonier, but it is expected to affect virtually all waterfront shipping activities. The forest products company is discussing the possibility of using non-ILWU or non-union labor to load ships at Northwest Ports. Longshoremen’s officials in Seattle and Tacoma were mum about specifics of the work stoppage.