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Week of May 10th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 9, 1917)

  • Millions Spent Here in War Supplies: New Era of Prosperity Opened for All Classes in California During Preparation of Great World War We Have Entered
  • Santa Clara Boys Enter Service: Melvin Fowler, W.A. Spenge, Paul Wide & Raymond Williams
  • Technical Men Needed for Navy
  • Ladies’ Sodality to Entertain at Sodality Hall of St. Claire’s Parish
  • Mass Meeting of Local Red Cross Society
  • Guest Day at Santa Clara Woman’s Club: Red Cross Movement is Heartily Endorsed
  • Board of Town Trustees Hold Annual Meeting: G. P. Fallon is Presented with Gold Watch for Faithful Service as Town Marshall
  • University of Santa Clara Will Dedicate New 75-foot Flagpole

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 10, 1967)

  • Trustee Predicts Summer Racial Discord: SCUSD Board Member Victor Camacho, a Leader in State Mexican-American Political Activities, Warned Fellow Board Members Last Week of Growing Unrest Among the 80,000 plus Mexican-Americans in Santa Clara County. Camacho Urged School District to Encourage Widespread Representation of its Staff and Teachers at Conference of Mexican-American Educators to be Held in San Francisco May 26th-28th
  • School Board Leaders Solicit ‘Yes’ Vote for $2,500,000 School Bond Election May 23rd
  • Santa Clara Students Become BART ‘Guinea Pigs’: Nearly 100 Students from Washington Elementary and Santa Clara High Sent to FMC’s Lab Facility in Santa Clara to Test Ability of Youths to Operate Self-Service Ticket Vending and Fare Collection System in Development for BART Stations
  • Winifred Steiner, Home Economist of UC Extension Services, to be Guest Speaker at Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Woman of Year’ Luncheon to be Held at Mariani’s Restaurant
  • Santa Claran George E. Fowler, 755 Camino Drive, Appointed as New County-Clerk Recorder
  • Daranna Jean Gidel, former Wilcox High Newspaper Editor, Named Princess in Annual San Jose Rodeo Queen Contest

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

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