100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 22, 1913
“We are for retirement.” Such is the inscription on buttons worn today by more than 500 postmen present at the 13th annual convention of the State Association of Letter Carriers held in Tacoma recently. Morning trains and boats were laden with representatives from outside cities and the Tacoma committees were kept busy handling the crowd. The main issue to be discussed will be the question of the retirement of civil service employes of the government under part pay after a certain time in service.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 22, 1963
A valiant effort to use an amendment to another toll bridge bill to get the tolls removed from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge as soon as it’s paid for soared, fluttered, then fell to earth, shot down by a ruling of the chair. The man who made the move, Sen. John T. McCutcheon, Steilacoom Democrat, said he is not through yet. McCutcheon and Sen. John A. Petrich, Tacoma Democrat, along with the rest of the Pierce County delegation which is fighting the battle, said they individually will push for early consideration of getting the one of two Senate bills that will do the job out of committee and onto the calendar before the last day either house can consider its own bills-a week from Monday.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 22, 1988
Jimmy Swaggart, one of the nation’s most popular and powerful evangelists, is under formal investigation by Assemblies of God elders to determine if he has committed adultery and risks losing his ministerial credentials, according to a high-level source familiar with the probe. While not confirming the nature of the charges against Swaggart, the church issued an unusual public statement Friday, that called the matter a “critical situation that is being handled according to formal church procedures.