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Looking Back: Week of October 31st Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (November 1, 1918)

  • Political Doom of E.A. Hayes Sealed by Sordid Tactics: Deputy County Clerk Eugene Don Makes Sworn Statement Charging Hayes’ Newspaper, the Mercury-Herald, with Changing Official County Record to Injure Candidacy of Hugh Hersman
  • Give President Wilson a Real Genuine Supporter: Elect Hugh S. Hersman
  • War Council Prepares for New Drive Which Will Open November 11th
  • Influenza Epidemic Has Reached Crest: Under Control Here at Present Time
  • Board of Trustees Passes Mask Ordinance To Prevent Spread of Flu: In Public Places Must Wear 4-ply Gauze Mask
  • No Flu Danger at Election Booths
  • Former Santa Clara Woman Passes Away: Miss Rose Nuttman, Sister of A.W. Nuttman
  • Bert Roll Home on Furlough from Navy
  • Red Cross Collecting Christmas Gifts for Boys in Service


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (October 30, 1968)

  • Board of Education Gets Report on Wilcox High School at Closed Session Tonight
  • Remembering an Aviation Pioneer: John J. Montgomery Day in Santa Clara Set for October 31st
  • Dr. Abram Sachar, Founding President of Brandeis University, Speaks at University of Santa Clara:  Colleges are Not What they Used to Be: ‘Promising Revolution’ Causes Campus Crisis
  • Lockheed Training Jobless in Cooperation with County Welfare Department
  • Proposition C, Sanitary Sewerage Bond Issue, Has Good Chance of Passing
  • New Expressway: Ceremonies Set to Dedicate Completion of San Tomas Expressway: Ceremony to Take Place Near Intersection of San Tomas and Central Expressway

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