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Jim Kershner’s This day in history

From our archives,

75 years ago

A border skirmish between Idaho and Washington, which had been simmering for years, finally reached an end.

The two states signed a pact establishing automobile license reciprocity.

Before the agreement, the states had enforced their license laws strictly, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.

A truck owned by the city of Coeur d’Alene, en route to Spokane to pick up a load of asphalt, was turned back at Dishman because it wasn’t licensed in Washington state. And owners of summer homes in Idaho had been pressured to buy Idaho licenses.

The reciprocity agreement extended to noncommercial cars and small trailers properly licensed in the owner’s home state, as well as school buses used for athletic or other extracurricular activity.

From the crime beat: Nick Dzagoff, 45, injured when a friend struck him six times with a hatchet, ate a hearty breakfast at “the Deaconess hospital” the next morning.

Among his injuries were three skull fractures. His friend, Tom Bebiloff, told detectives he attacked Dzagoff in a jealous rage, suspecting him of winning the affections of “Mrs. Bebiloff,” who had recently filed for divorce.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1890: Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union.



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