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Week of August 16th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 17, 1917)

  • Home Guard Reorganized: New Companies Under State Regulations
  • Santa Claran L.M. Fatjo Plans Granada Fig Exhibit at State Fair in Sacramento
  • Modern Warfare Will be Demonstrated at State Fair
  • Santa Claran Now In Orient: Bert Roll Aboard Flagship Brooklyn in Japanese Waters
  • Help Needed for Red Cross Sewing Projects: Local Auxiliary and Women’s Temperance Group (W.C.T.U.) Offer Assistance
  • Frank Hegele, Prominent Monterey Man, Dies at Home of Niece, Mrs. Cecelia Oswald, in Santa Clara
  • Theatre Man Likes This City: John G. French of Angel’s Camp Buys Rex Theatre
  • A.T. Helm, Santa Clara Real Estate Man Claims He is Able to Forecast More Weddings than Anyone in Santa Clara Valley: Sells First Homes to Young Adults

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 16,1967)

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  • Santa Clara Swim Club Dominates AAU Outdoor Nationals Held at Oak Park, Illinois
  • School Funds: With $1 Million in State Funds on Way, SCUSD Board Can Reinstate Items Previously Cut from 1967-68 Budget
  • Santa Clara Man, Captain Charles Bobiarz, Jr. Named Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer’s School in San Jose
  • Roman Holiday Tonight at Washington Park: Santa Clara’s Championship-Caliber Santa Clara Laurels Ladies Softball Team Expected to Easily Defeat City Councilmen and Local Sportsmen Challenging them in Benefit Game
  • Backlash on Plant Noise: Neighborhood Group , Mainly Roll Street Residents, Protest Offensive Sounds Emanating from Owens-Corning Fiberglas Plant on Kifer Road: Recently Installed Anti-Air Pollution Equipment Produces Ear-Splitting Whistle
  • New Assistant City Manager, W. Fred Mortensen, Sees Similarities Between Santa Clara and Provo, Utah, the City He Previously Served
  • New Local Minister: Following Six Month Search, Church of the Valley Announces that Rev. T. Ward Williams will be Minister of Christian Education

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

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