100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 22, 1913
Permitting women to work more than eight hours, if the commission so desired, and containing other features that would practically have the effect of annulling the eight-hour statute passed last season, Sen. Piper’s minimum-wage bill for women would mean entire readjustment of the status of female workers in the commonwealth. His measure was introduced in the upper house today, and already is arousing considerable criticism, and with it condemnation of several of its features.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 22, 1963
“Timber,” was the word on the waterfront yesterday. Thousands upon thousands of feet of lumber leaned over from lofty heights and then crashed to the ground. Gone from the skyline of towers and tall buildings was the old chip bunker of the former Shaffer Pulp Mill, 1501 Taylor Way. The 40-by-120-by-100-foot building was demolished for a future industrial site. “About 50 per cent of the lumber was wrecked in the fall,” said Hugh Bowman, Seattle contractor, who is doing the wrecking work. “It was an old building and a high fall. We’ll salvage about 90,000 feet.”
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 22, 1988
Traffic snarls at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park are legendary, but they soon may be a thing of the past, according to planners redesigning the park’s beltway. A nearly completed study will recommend improvements to the park’s roads, parking lots, and sprawling and confusing entrance at a cost of at least $1 million. The study also will pinpoint ways to move traffic quickly and safely into and out of the park’s main attraction – the zoo and aquarium – said park officials. Proposed improvements will include reversing traffic flow around the front half of the park; logging of some trees; and adding several paved parking lots and sections of new roadway.