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Week of July 26th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 27, 1917)

  • More Troops are Called
  • I.W.W. Plots are Feared in Instigation of Local Cannery and Orchard Troubles:
    Cannery Strike Situation Blocks Hauling of Army Food Supplies: Strike Summary: More Trouble Anticipated: Federal Troops Still Guarding Food Supply
  • Labor Problems Will be Taken Up by Commission: State Farm Labor Agent Deals with Labor Issues
  • Camp Fremont in Palo Alto Being Prepared for Soldiers
  • Women’s Temperance Group (W.C.T.U.) Assists in Red Cross Work
  • Government Needs Shipfitters
  • Santa Claran, Edgar Carey, to Attend Y.M.C.A. War Work College
  • Cupertino School Bond Election Today: $50,000 Needed to Build a Modern Elementary School

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 26,1967)

  • Santa Claran Naoki “Nab” Otomari Named ‘Staff Member of the Week’ at Park Jobs Corp Center in Pleasanton
  • University of Santa Clara Holds Last Concert Sunday in Mission Church: Final Concert in Summer Series of Amici della Musica Orchestra: Will Feature Baroque and Classical Music
  • ‘Taming of the Shrew’ is Third Hit at California Shakespeare Festival Being Held in Lifeboat Theater at University of Santa Clara
  • Building Totals Drop: Building Valuation is down $2.9 Million Over What it was Last Year: Attributed to Tight Money Market and Long Rainy Season Delaying Building Starts
  • Sirens Sound Friday: Santa Clara to Conduct Test of its Civil Defense Sirens: Friday, July 28th at 11 AM Attack Warning Test will Include Alert Signal and Take Cover Signal
  • Parks & Recreation Department Sponsors 10-Week Dog Obedience Training Class at Warburton Park
  • Santa Clara Swim Club’s Don Schollander Will be USA Flag Bearer in Opening Ceremonies of the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada

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

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