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Week of July 4th Headlines


100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 5, 1918)

*Over 10,000 People Attend Santa Clara Celebration: Greatest Independence Day Festival in the History of Our Mission Town


*Bank of Italy Shows Marked Advancement: Deposits at more than $73,000,000 With Over 150,000 Depositors

*Big Drive Soon for YWCA to Raise Funds for America’s Soldiers

*Red Cross Active at Camp Fremont

*Santa Claran, Herbert Hartford, Dies Suddenly While Drilling at Aviation School in St. Paul, Minnesota

*Albert J. Newlin, Formerly Assistant to Rev. Jerome Ricard, S.J., University of Santa Clara, Arrives Safely in France

*Cattle Industry is Flourishing Near Panama Canal: 100,000 Head of Cattle Soon to be Grazing Near Panama Canal:  Will Feed Canal Employees and Military Stationed There


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 3, 1968)

*School Board Receives [Arthur D. Little, Inc.] Management Consultant Report Recommending Reapportionment of Large Share of Powers Now Held by Superintendant Lawrence Curtis

*Use of Motel Tax in Hands of City Council:  Chamber of Commerce Asks for Allotment to  Support Funds Earmarked for Promoting Sports Events and Tourism in Santa Clara

*Connie Mack League Complains about ‘Dirty’ Conditions and Poor Maintenance of Washington Park Ball Field: City Manager Don Von Raesfeld Says Park is Responsibility of School District during School Year, City Only Maintains Park in Summer

*School Board Balances Budget by Slashing it for Third Time in Two Months

*City Budget for 1968-69 Approved at $2.7 Million — Minor Adjustments for Library and Cultural Advisory Commission: Additional Funds for Parks & Recreation Department Rejected

*July 4th Celebrations Bustin’ Out All Over: Fireworks Tonight at Triton Museum of Art and Donkey Baseball at Buck Shaw Stadium Pitting City Council/City Official’s Team Against Women of Westside Little League’s Mother’s Auxiliary Team

*Planning Begins for 23rd Annual Parade of Champions Under Chairmanship of Fire Chief Leonard George

*Rev. Arthur D. Spearman, S.J. — Archivist at University of Santa Clara and City’s Honorary Historian — to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his Priesthood


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