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Week of May 24th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 23, 1917)

  • Rosenberg Matter Goes Over to Next Meeting: Town Trustees Unable to Grant Fruit Packers Request at This Time: Rosenberg Bros. & Co. Have 24-Year Lease of City Land But Want to Buy the Land Instead: Taxpayers Object — City Many Need Land in Future for Water Needs
  • Baseball Game to Benefit Red Cross: Campbell Athletics Play Alcatraz Parlor of Native Sons of the Golden West on University of Santa Clara Field
  • Archbishop Hanna to Speak at 66th Annual Commencement Exercises at University of Santa Clara
  • President Wilson Sets June 5 as National Registration Day: All Males Between Ages of 21 and 30 Must Register — Penalty for Failure to Do So — State Bureau of Registration Working on Details — Day Will Be a Holiday
  • Local Bankers Attend State Convention in Sacramento: Liberty Loans and Financing of War and Conservation of Food Industries are Principle Topics: Federal Government to Back Loans to Farmers

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 24, 1967)

  • Downtown Development Remains a Mystery: Debate on Downtown’s Future: Councilman Matt Talia Blasts City Plans to Cloverleaf De La Cruz Prior to Opening Benton Street Across Southern Pacific Railroad Tracks
  • Big Builder Needed to Put Life into ‘Old Quad’: No Action Taken on Effort to Solve Downtown Dilemma as City Officials Must First Consult Prospective Developer Clarence Ching
  • City Fights to Keep Utility Rates: City Manager Don VonRaesfeld and Mayor-Pro-Tem Gary Gillmor to Lobby Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall to Let City Use Federal Power for Another Year and Looking for Permission to Let City Generate its Own Power : PG&E Suing City For Use of its Lines in Bringing Federal Power to City
  • University of Santa Clara Shakespeare Festival Turns Pro — Only Professional Shakespeare Company North of San Diego
  • City Corporation Yard, Corner of Poplar & Main Streets, Hosts Flea Market to Sell Salvageable Discards Gathered in City’s Recent Clean-Up Campaign
  • Memories of Santa Clara High Class of 1907: Fifteen Graduates Gather for 60th Anniversary Reunion
  • Bronze Star Medal for Heroism in Vietnam Awarded to Santa Claran Timothy Schlink

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)

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