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Looking Back April 2017

Week of April 5th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 4, 1917)

  • War Approaching: Recruiting Offices Established in This City: Militia Men and Volunteer Infantry Regiments Now Being Organized: Justice Court and Newspaper Office Made Local Recruiting Headquarters: 20 Santa Clarans Have Already Enlisted
  • Postmaster Charles D. South Made Civil Service Officer by President Wilson
  • Santa Clara to have Free Night School for Foreign People Preparing for Citizenship
  • Administration Candidate Defeated by A.G. Elliott: Other Election Results: W. Condon to be Marshall; Cronin, City Clerk; Fatjo, Treasurer; and for School Trustees — George, Merrill and Perks

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 5,1967)

  • Prominent Hawaiian Financier, Clarence Ching in Process of Finalizing $12 Million Investment Plan: New Hope for High-Rise Commercial-Apartment Complex for Razed Six-Block Area of Downtown Santa Clara
  • Canada Bound: Two Santa Clara Aquamaids, Kim Welshons and Nancy Hines, to Compete at Canadian Synchronized Swimming Championships in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Erosion Problems: Boy Scout Troop 130 Helps Parks & Recreation Department and County Flood Control District Stabilize Saratoga Creek Bank at Homeridge Park
  • Local Chamber of Commerce Saluted: Healthy Business Climate Essential to Welfare of a Free Society
  • All-American Athlete Ernie Nevers, at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Touts Fledgling National Professional Soccer League — Sings Praises of New California Clippers Soccer Team
  • Ray Wilbur, VP of Hewlett Packard, to Lead This Year’s ‘United Fund’ Drive

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

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