100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 15, 1913
Mrs. H.J. McGregor, wife of former Commissioner of Public Works McGregor, in a few remarks to the City Council today, let the present commissioners understand she was not at all in favor of their method of conducting the city government. She severely rebuked Mayor Seymour for treating what she declared was a “serious matter” in a light vein. The cause for the “tiff” was a discussion about the right of the Sunset Telephone company to put poles on North 18th Street between Washington and Adams streets. Mrs. McGregor, accompanied by several other indignant women, and H.E. Knatvold, objected to the poles being set up and declared it would depreciate the value of their property.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 15, 1963
Will the City Council end its ice cream tolerance policy and boot “Good Humor” scooters out of the city? Or will the council expand its tolerance policy to allow banana boat trucks in residential areas? The council spent about an hour debating its ice cream tolerance policy at last evening’s meeting. The city now tolerates the “Good Humor” type ice cream bar scooters, and last night a Seattle lawyer asked the council to also permit mobile soft ice cream dispensers.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 15, 1988
Washington’s seven unrecognized Indian tribes stand little chance of federal recognition because the deck is stacked against them by a federal government that has manipulated the process, said a former chairman of an unrecognized tribe. Kenneth Hansen, former chairman of the Samish Tribe, denied in its petition for recognition last year, said that because the federal government determines the criteria and controls the evidence, none of the state’s other six unrecognized tribes has “a chance in hell of making it.”