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2A10-C
Date: 04-26-19361 of 69:
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Series: 2A10   Image#: C   Date: 04-26-1936
Tacoma Mayor George Smitley, Bishop S. Arthur Huston of the Olympia diocese, Rev. Arthur Bell, rector of St. Luke's Memorial Episcopal Church, and Rev. R.A. Walmsley, pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church (from left) participated in the cornerstone laying at the new location of St. Luke's, 3601 North Gove, on April 26, 1936. The church building at that location, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, would be moved nearby to 3615 No. Gove to make way for the reconstruction of the original St. Luke's. St. Luke's had been downtown at Sixth & Broadway for over fifty years before its razing in 1934. The stones were saved and were to be used at the new Gove St. site. Rev. Walmsley, a Presbyterian minister, had brought a stone from Jerusalem to be included in the church's new stone walls.
D1712-A
Date: 05-12-19362 of 69:
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Series: D1712   Image#: A   Date: 05-12-1936
The 1936 Daffodil Queen, Helen Edgerton of Puyallup, and her court were present at the Tacoma City League's opening day of the baseball season. The bleachers at Lincoln High School were packed with spectators eager to watch the two top finishers of the previous year, the champion Beacon Oilers and second place Superior Dairy, in action. Flanking the young ladies were Gov. Clarence D. Martin at far right and Tacoma Mayor George A. Smitley at left. Queen Helen is third from right.
TPL-5116
Date: ca. 19383 of 69:
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Series: TPL   Image#: 5116   Date: ca. 1938
Mayor George Smitley, center, with two unidentified men in the Cascade Range where a sign jokingly reads "Tacoma City Limits." The sign itself is hand printed in large letters and has a small ribbon on it with the city's name hanging from a nail. Mayor Smitley has a stub of a cigar between the fingers of his left hand while one of the men is smoking a pipe. This sepia photograph was apparently taken in the late 1930's. ALBUM 11.
TPL-5115
Date: ca. 19354 of 69:
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Series: TPL   Image#: 5115   Date: ca. 1935
Mayor George Smitley buys ticket to a civic event. He shows the ticket to three interested men, reportedly members of city government. Sepia photograph taken approximately in 1935. Mayor Smitley only served one term from 1934-1938. ALBUM 11.
TPL-5114
Date: ca. 19355 of 69:
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Series: TPL   Image#: 5114   Date: ca. 1935
Mayor George Smitley, standing, buys a ticket for a civic event. Seated are reportedly members of the city government. This sepia photograph appears to have been taken in the unidentified woman's parlor circa 1935. George A. Smitley was mayor of Tacoma for one term, from 1934-1938. ALBUM 11.
TPL-5112
Date: ca. 19356 of 69:
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Series: TPL   Image#: 5112   Date: ca. 1935
Mayor George Smitley, second from right in photo, at Scarlett Oaks, the Gravelly Lake estate of West Coast Grocery Company President Robert Hyde (far left). Mr. Hyde built his home in 1914; it was possibly the second house ever built around the lake. A very large dog, believed to be a Russian Wolfhound, appears to have his eyes glued onto Mr. Hyde. Sepia photograph is undated; it may have been taken in the mid-1930's. ALBUM 11.
I35-7
Date: ca. 19347 of 69:
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Series: I35   Image#: 7   Date: ca. 1934
Portrait of Mayor George A. Smitley in his office at (Old) City Hall. In this 1934 sepia photograph, Mr. Smitley is wearing a three-piece suit; he has one hand resting on the mayor's desk. Having held no previous political office, he succeeded two-term mayor Melvin G. Tennent. A former salesman, furniture company manager and Elks Club secretary/manager, and well known in Tacoma, Mr. Smitley was mayor for one four-year term. He was married in 1930 to Mrs. W.C. (Isabel) Bowen. ALBUM 11.
I35-6
Date: ca. 19348 of 69:
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Series: I35   Image#: 6   Date: ca. 1934
Portrait of Tacoma Mayor George A. Smitley in his office at (Old) City Hall. Sepia photograph was taken during his first, and only, term of office. 62 years old at the time of the photograph, Mr. Smitley had vowed not to run again, believing that one term was sufficient. His aim, according to a speech to the Democratic Club in March, 1934, was to increase payrolls in Tacoma, by developing industry. Mr. Smitley passed away in 1956 at the age of 84. ALBUM 11.
I35-5
Date: ca. 19349 of 69:
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Series: I35   Image#: 5   Date: ca. 1934
Portrait of Tacoma Mayor George A. Smitley in his office at (Old) City Hall. Mr. Smitley succeeded two-time mayor, Melvin G. Tennent, as the city's chief executive. Formerly a traveling salesman, furniture company manager and Elks secretary/manager, Mr. Smitley won election in March, 1934, despite never holding a political office. During his administration, Franklin Roosevelt visited Tacoma on a brief stopover and Fort Nisqually's reconstruction efforts took place. ALBUM 11.
I35-2
Date: ca. 193410 of 69:
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Series: I35   Image#: 2   Date: ca. 1934
Sepia portrait of Tacoma Mayor George A. Smitley at (Old) City Hall. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mr. Smitley was a traveling salesman for the Majestic Manufacturing Co. for twelve years. He came to Tacoma in 1905 and worked for the C.E. Horton Furniture Co. for nine years. While in Tacoma, Mr. Smitley joined the Elks Club, eventually becoming the secretary and manager. His association with many civic and social groups, including the Elks, Masons, Lions, Tacoma Gun Club and Shriners, may have assisted him when he made a successful bid in 1934 for the mayor's seat. He had held no previous political office prior to becoming mayor. During his tenure as mayor, Fort Nisqually Reconstruction was officially dedicated and President Roosevelt whistlestopped in Tacoma. ALBUM 11, ALBUM 16.
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Date: 09-03-193411 of 69:
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Series: G20.1   Image#: 133   Date: 09-03-1934
Governor Clarence D. Martin rides in an open car for the Labor Day parade in 1934. Gov. Martin sits on the left side of the rear seat of the automobile, beside him sits Mayor George Smitley's wife dressed in white; the man on the right is unidentified. Tacoma Mayor Smitley rides next to the driver in the front seat. The group rides past the Bostwick Building, 755-71 Saint Helens Ave., at this time occupied by William Whetstone, the Credit Dentist. In the background, streetcars are parked to accomodate the passing of the parade. Later the same group would oversee the dedication of the relocated and reconstructed Fort Nisqually at Point Defiance.
E20-2
Date: 01-00-193712 of 69:
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Series: E20   Image#: 2   Date: 01-00-1937
Mayor George Smitley buying tickets for the Grange Ball. J.C. Blaser, master of the Collins Grange, is pointing at a ticket placed before Mayor Smitley. The funds raised by the benefit dance would help rebuild the children's farm home at Lacy, which had been recently destroyed by fire. The dance was held on Saturday, February 13, 1937. As mayor, Mr. Smitley apparently was expected to, and did, purchase many tickets to various charitable and social affairs. ALBUM 11. (T.Times 2/11/1937, pg. 3)
E20-1
Date: 01-00-193713 of 69:
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Series: E20   Image#: 1   Date: 01-00-1937
Mayor George Smitley buying tickets for the Grange Ball. J.C. Blaser (right), master of the Collins Grange, points out to the Mayor the specifics on the ticket to the charity dance. The dance was held Saturday, February 13, 1937 at the Grange Hall and the proceeds were used to help rebuild the fire damaged children's farm home at Lacey. The Grange is the oldest national agricultural organization, established in the late 1860's, and located in 37 states. ALBUM 11. (T. Times 2/11/1937, pg. 3)
E19-3
Date: 01-00-193714 of 69:
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Series: E19   Image#: 3   Date: 01-00-1937
Mayor George Smitley, polio victim Shirley Ford and bakery owner Gus C. Westerdale at Model Bakery. Publicity for President Roosevelt's Birthday Ball to benefit Infantile Paralysis (Polio) research. Birthday cake was topped with a bust of FDR. Young Miss Ford, 709 No. "L" St., would have the honor of cutting and distributing the cake to the hordes expected to attend the fourth annual President's Ball. Balls and parties would beheld across the nation on January 30th in honor of President Roosevelt with the majority of proceeds remaining in the local communities for the benefit of polio victims. (T.Times 1-28-37, p. 11, 1-29-37, p. 16)
E19-2
Date: 01-00-193715 of 69:
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Series: E19   Image#: 2   Date: 01-00-1937
In January of 1937, polio victim Shirley Ford, Mayor George Smitley and Gus C. Westerdale, the owner of the Model Bakery, posed with a special cake baked for the President Roosevelt Birthday Ball to be held on January 30th to benefit Infantile Paralysis (Polio) research. The birthday cake was topped with a bust of FDR and was to be put on display in the bakery's window. The cake was a joint product of the bakers and confectioners unions. Young Miss Ford was to have the honor of cutting and distributing the enormous cake. The poster held between Mr. Westerdale and Mayor Smitley states that the ball would occur on January 30th at the Masonic Temple. This annual fund raising event, held throughout the country, started in 1934 with most of the money staying in the local communities. The Harter Dance Studio provided the entertainment. (TNT 1-29-37, pg. 1; T.Times 1-28-37, p. 11; 1-29-37, p. 16) ALBUM 11.
E19-1
Date: 01-00-193716 of 69:
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Series: E19   Image#: 1   Date: 01-00-1937
Mayor George Smitley outside Model Bakery. Publicity for President Roosevelt's Birthday Ball to benefit Infantile Paralysis (Polio) research. In the window is polio victim Shirley Ford, who cut the birthday cake at the event. The beautifully decorated cake is next to Shirley; the four-tiered cake has a bust of President Roosevelt on top. Mr. Smitley points emphatically at the display poster which indicates the gala event would occur on January 30th in the Fellowship Hall of the Masonic Temple. He was the executive chairman of the ball. (T.Times, 1-29-37, p. 16) (Argentum)
D889-7
Date: 12-28-193717 of 69:
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Series: D889   Image#: 7   Date: 12-28-1937
Civic and political leaders join in song at the Community Achievement Dinner held at the Masonic Temple. L-R are Sixth District Congressman John Coffee, Governor Clarence D. Martin, Puget Sound National Bank president Reno Odlin, U.S. Senator Homer T. Bone and Tacoma Mayor George Smitley. Over one thousand people attended the achievement dinner which was combined with the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. Governor Martin predicted a brighter future for our state with the initiation of a million dollar advertising campaign to bring more people, industry and payrolls to this area. (T. Times, 12-29-37, p. 1) ALBUM 10.
D889-6
Date: 12-28-193718 of 69:
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Series: D889   Image#: 6   Date: 12-28-1937
Sepia photograph of Governor Clarence D. Martin and other dignitaries at the head table at the Community Achievement Dinner held at the Masonic Temple. A large poster of President Roosevelt is the only decoration on the wall. City and political leaders packed the head table, including Puget Sound National Bank's Reno Odlin, Congressman John Coffee, U.S. Senator Homer T. Bone, and Mayor George Smitley. The dinner combined the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet and the city's achievement dinner. Governor Martin spoke of a brighter future for our state and its inhabitants. (T. Times, 12-29-37, p. 1) ALBUM 10.
D889-2
Date: 12-28-193719 of 69:
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Series: D889   Image#: 2   Date: 12-28-1937
Tacoma Mayor George A.Smitley (L) shaking hands with Harold A. Allen, retiring president of the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Allen had held the post for two years. The Chamber of Commerce combined their usual banquet with the city's Community Achievement Dinner on December 28, 1937, in the Masonic Temple's Fellowship Hall. Governor Clarence D. Martin and a host of political and civic leaders attended the dinner, as did approximately 1000 residents. Toastmaster Reno Odlin presented Mr. Allen with a framed check for $2 as a humorous gesture for his years of service. (T.Times, 12-29-37, p. 1) ALBUM 11.
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Date: 10-01-193720 of 69:
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Series: D839   Image#: A   Date: 10-01-1937
A radioman stretches his microphone toward President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, center in profile, who looks over the large crowd gathered at the Union Depot. He was preparing to leave on the Great Northern Railway for a tour of the Grand Coulee Dam project site. The small children behind the railing are his grandchildren, Anna Eleanor (nicknamed Sistie) and Curtis (Buzzie) Dall. The men are believed to be, left to right, Senator Homer T. Bone, Harold Allen, the President's son James, Tacoma Mayor George Smitley (waving to the crowd) and the President's bodyguard (in hat.) ALBUM 1.
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