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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From May 1

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 2, 1919)

  • Petitions Advocating Sale of City Land to Industry Circulated by Committee:  Chamber of Commerce Asks Town Board of Trustees to Sell Rosenberg Bros. & Co. the Land Company Now Leases So Industrial Plant Can be Expanded
  • Victory Loan Campaign Quota for Santa Clara Now in Sight:  $110,000 Raised So Far
  • Soldiers Returning Home from War Need to Register So They Can Vote in Next Election: Will Want to Have a Say in  Issues of Importance Such as Good Roads Bonds
  • Boys Home from Overseas Tell of Grim Adventures
  • Annual Ryland Debate at Santa Clara University Ably Contested: Debate Topic: Resolved, that a League of Nations in the Form Proposed by President Woodrow Wilson at Peace Conference of February 1919 is Preferable to Any System Based Upon a Mere Balance of Power
  • Santa Clara News’ Auto – Prize Contest Attracts Many Candidates: Thousands of Votes Being Sent in by Candidates and Their Friends: It is Not Too Late to Enter Auto Contest
  • Firemen’s Dance: Volunteer Fire Department Plans Masquerade Ball in the Santa Clara Club Hall on Alviso Street

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 30, 1969)

  • Summer School Salary Policy Adopted by SCUSD Board of Education
  • City Council Okays Teenage ‘Hunger March’ Plan: March Sponsored by West Valley Kiwanis Club in Support of  Countywide Youth Committee Project to Eliminate Hunger, Poverty and Ignorance: Permission Granted to March Through Santa Clara on May 18th
  • Council Gives Green Light to Flag Pavilion Project: Veterans of Foreign Wars to Help Santa Clara University Students Raise Money for Display of Flags Near Civic Center Illustrating United States History Back to 1784
  • William Burton Ward Wins Reprieve for Old House: City’s Historical & Landmarks Commission Will Study Historic Santa Clara Houses During the Next Month: Stay of Execution Received for Condemned Stephens House at Monroe & El Camino Pending Study
  • Hobby Horse Full of Coins Missing: Disappeared from its Location in front of Felix Shoe Store at 2057 El Camino Real
  • Wilcox High Students to Put on Show:  Comic Melodrama: ‘Egad! What a Cad! or, Virtue Triumphs Over Villainy’
  • Santa Clara Players to Produce Play at Triton Museum: ‘Ladies in Retirement’ by Edward Perry
  • Beauty Pageant Still Needs Girls: Application Deadline for Miss El Camino Real Pageant Extended
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