June 8, 2010 in City

Jim Kershner’s This day in history

By The Spokesman-Review
 

From our archives,

100 years ago

Okanogan County residents living outside incorporated towns voted to go dry by a 250-vote margin. One incorporated community, Conconully, Wash., also voted to ban alcohol 34-33.

Margins elsewhere were less slim. Voters in the area outside Twisp opted to go dry in a 49-10 vote. Voters around Methow supported the alcohol ban 36-4.

Okanogan voters seemed to be continuing a trend; earlier that spring voters in Medical Lake, Davenport, Kootenai County and Bonner County also opted to give up their booze.

From the police files: Whitman County officials were on the lookout for a bride who ran away with the rings. Mrs. Gertrude Cannon was married in Pullman on April 21, but her mother appeared and took her daughter home, claiming the girl was underage. The day before the wedding, however, four rings had been stolen. Whitman County officials were en route to Greer, Idaho, home of the girl’s parents, with a warrant for Mrs. Cannon’s arrest on theft charges.

The girl, 16, later admitted the theft to police.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1861: Tennessee seceded from the Union. … 1967: During the Six-Day War, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty.


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