100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 24, 1913
Gov. Lister this morning vetoed the bill providing for a levy of 11/2 mills for state roads; announced that he would treat likewise a bill to levy 21/2 mills for the permanent road fund, which passed the House but which was reduced by the Senate committee, and he advised the House just what he will permit to get by him in the way of good roads measures. The effect of the veto was electrical, although it had rather been expected.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 24, 1963
Fort Lewis’ 1st Battle Group, 12th Infantry, will be heading home shortly after rolling up the Alaska-trained “aggressors” in Exercise Timber Line. Leaving the ice, snow and bitter cold behind, Col. Walter A. Guntharp’s battle group, and the supporting elements attached, will be flown back to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Fort Richardson at Anchorage, then south to McChord Air Force Base, Fort Lewis. McChord’s 62nd Troop Carrier Wing (MATS) will assist by giving the boys a ride into Anchorage.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 24, 1988
In the vernacular of baseball, “K” in a linescore means someone struck out. For jubilant Port of Tacoma officials, however, the Tuesday announcement that K Line of Japan will move its operations from Seattle to Tacoma elicited an opposite analogy. “It’s a home run with two on base,” said Port of Tacoma Commissioner John McCarthy. “It looks like we finally got her,” said Port of Tacoma Commission President Bob Early. “We’re very pleased.” “I think it’s a marvelous thing for the Port of Tacoma and the community,” added Port of Tacoma Commissioner Ned Shera. The announcement ended nearly three years of behing-the-scenes battling between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle over K Line, a longtime Seattle customer.