100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 7, 1913
With two typewriters and a mimeograph, David Burgess of Seattle, one of the leaders of the “yellow” faction in the Socialist Party, opened headquarters this afternoon at the Samson hotel to prepare for the three-days state convention to open tomorrow morning in Eagles’ hall. Across the street, in an ante room of the Eagles’ hall, the state executive committee has opened headquarters. Leaders of the “yellow” faction will meet at the Samson Hotel tonight to outline the plan of battle tomorrow.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 7, 1963
As the Clover Park School District prepares to open a new addition to its vocational-technical school, men and machines are busy putting up a third junior high school and a 16th elementary school for the district. The $235,300 Clover Park V-T School addition, a two-story structure, will open March 15. The $1,280,534 junior high school, under construction in American Lake Gardens near the Mount Rainier Army Depot, is planned for opening in September.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 7, 1988
If Tacoma spends $24 million to clean up its contaminated landfill, garbage customers would see bills as much as 16 percent higher for each of the next 20 years. The first hike probably would start in 1989, said Robert Sparling, city superintendent of utility services. Sparling gave the estimate at a public hearing recently to discuss alternative proposals to deal with contaminated ground water and methane gas in and around the 190-acre landfill. The state Department of Ecology has put a $21 million to $24 million price tag on its preferred method of cleanup. That included pumping and cleansing landfill runoff to drinking-water quality, and covering the landfill to keep rainwater from washing more contaminants into the ground water.