100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 27, 1913
Records of the House today show that no action has been taken upon either the road levy or the Cheney normal vetoes of the governor. By a vote of 56-49 the House this morning expunged from the journal all reference to yesterday’s action on those two questions. Directly following this procedure Gov. Lister gave out a written statement. Determined to put the good roads bill through and also to retaliate on those members who failed to keep their pledges after their measure, the Cheney normal bill, had been put through, the controlling forces of the house laid their plans yesterday and this morning.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 27, 1963
Living costs, as measured by the government, rose by two-tenths of 1 percent in January, largely due to higher food prices. The January rise wiped out a decline of two tenths of a percent in December. The consumer price index stood at 106.0 percent of the 1957-59 average last month compared with the record high of 106.1 percent set last September.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 27, 1988
The Major Indoor Soccer League announced Friday that it will propose an $898,000 salary cap to the MISL Players Association, and that if it isn’t accepted by April 15, the league “is prepared to cease operations” at the end of the season. Reducing the salary cap from the current $1.275 million per team would mean a reduction in the average annual player salary from $67,105 to $47,222. Bill Kentling, commissioner of the 10-year-old league, said the 10-point proposal is designed to get the league onto a more solid financial base. The plan, devised by the owners during the All-Star break in Tacoma last week, comes in response to the 11 clubs losing an average of close to $1 million each last season.