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Week of January 17th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (January 18, 1918)

*University of Santa Clara to Hold Dedication Service for Inauguration of Reserve Officer Training Corps Program for U.S. Army


*Santa Clara Resident is Relative of the Late William McKinley:  Miss. J. McKinley is Cousin of the Martyred President and Treasurer of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.)  Santa Clara Chapter

*Tomato Growers Get 500 Acres: Director Weinstock Sends Encouraging Telegram: Exhorts Tomato Growers to Organize and Market Just Like the Berry Growers

*I.W.W. Leader Sentenced: San Jose Official Convicted Following Raid by Army on Local Headquarters

*Aged Pioneer Woman Dies: Mrs. Martha Snyder, One of the Courageous Women Who Crossed the Plains in 1853: Settled in Foothills of Santa Clara Valley: To be Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery

*Will of the Late Mrs. Paula Malarin de Fatjo Up for Probate: Estate Worth $200,000

*Chickens Raised by C. H. Loomis of Santa Clara Being Shipped to Siberia and China


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 17, 1968)

*El Camino Widening Project Finally Gets OK

*’Hamburger Strip’ for El Camino?: Despite Debate, Permit Approved for Another Drive-In Type Restaurant, Arby’s, on El Camino, East of Bowers Ave.

*Sign Grant for Grant’s: W.T. Grant Store at Civic Plaza Shopping Center (Scott Blvd at El Camino) Gets Permit for 90-day Trial of Two Lighted 50-ft. Sign Towers

*School Board Delays Vote:  Requests Study before Making Decision on K-5 or K-6

*School Board Approves Funds to Fight Thefts on School Property

*Day Care Protested: Use Permit Application to Create Child Care Center at Walter Brown School Attracts Opposition

*Santa Clara Building Statistics Show Jump of $4 Million in 1967 over 1966 Figures

*Cookie Break!: Home of Santa Clara Building Inspector Clifford Hughes Burglarized: Thieves Eat Cookies in Kitchen During Robbery


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