100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 17, 1913
Firm in their belief that motion pictures makes them live forever, Blackfeet Indians from Glacier National Park recently paid a visit to W.N. Selig, head of the Selig Polyscope Co., in his great Chicago studio and invited the moving picture magnate to be their guest this summer. Mr. Selig, who is doing more than any other motion picture producer to preserve the traditions of the American Indian in moving pictures, was so impressed with the visit of his red brethren that he consented to be photographed with the Indians and is shown shaking hands with Chief White Calf.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 17, 1963
St. Joseph’s Hospital, for the time being, is the home of four infant cousins. That is the simple way to tell it. To make a short story long–Mr. and Mrs. Ermin Popisil, 211 4th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, were blessed with the arrival of twins, Jan. 31 at St. Joseph’s. The twins, named Brian Gerard and Deana Elaine in due course, were the 49th and 50th grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Bostwick, 2912 Knob Hill Road, who actually started this story by having nine children.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 17, 1988
A hotly disputed pay equity plan was rejected by a divided Tacoma City Council recently, despite pleas from several women’s rights groups to end salary discrimination among city employees. On a 5-4 vote, the City Council chose to use prevailing market pay rates and not comparable worth to establish future city salary scales. Several council members did pledge to support efforts to reduce pay inequities that a city study showed to exist between classes of city employees. The volatile issue, which has been left unresolved for several years, clearly fractured the council into two camps.