100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 14, 1913
It was housekeepers’ and baby show day at the Tacoma Pure Food and Automobile show at the Glide rink this afternoon, and there were many babies there in hopes of getting the prize. Tonight will be manufacturers’ night and it is expected that the attendance will be even greater than last night, when 3,000 men, women and children faced rain and slush and had a thoroughly good time for their trouble. The show will be open every day until Jan. 25, with the exception of Sundays.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 14, 1963
A request for $9,035,820 for highway projects in Pierce County for the period from July 1, 1963, to June 30, 1965, has been made by the Washington State Highway Commission in its proposed budget presented to the State Legislature today. The State Highway Commission disclosed plans to spend a record $178 million on new highway construction projects during the two-year period beginning July 1. Twenty-seven jobs on three primary state highways and 23 jobs on eight secondary routes in Pierce County are listed in the request.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 14, 1988
Longshoremen made good on their pledge to halt all waterfront shipping activity in the Northwest on Wednesday night as about 3,500 union members stayed away from work in 12 Washington and Oregon ports. The 38-hour work stoppage, which began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is scheduled to end at 8 a.m. Friday, was called to protest a major timber company’s plan to use non-union or non-Longshoremen’s union crews to load log ships. The work stoppage also was called to allow Longshoremen in the Washington and Oregon ports to meet with union leaders today in a mass meeting at 1 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome Convention Hall.