Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of May 2nd Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 3, 1918)

*Santa Clara Will Double Liberty Loan Allotment: May Earn Blue Star on Honor Flag

*S.E.S. Spends $500 for Liberty Bonds

*Benefit at Victory Theater May 8th for 62nd Infantry Stationed at Camp Fremont

*Noted Orator, Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, to Lecture on War at Victory Theater

*California Governor William Stephens Motors Down From Sacramento to Witness Battalion Drill at University of Santa Clara: Over 5000 Spectators

*Santa Clara College Commencement Set for May 22nd:  Much Smaller Ceremony Since So Many Boys Called to War

*Santa Clara Saloons Close Their Door:  Result of Special Election: Large Amount of Liquor Sold in Bulk but Closing Orderly

*State Will Seize Cars Without License: Failure to Pay Annual Registration Fee May Subject Automobile to Seizure

*4th Annual California Wildflower Festival to be Held This Year in San Jose May 10th – 15th: Festival Was Inaugurated at the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 1, 1968)

*Law Change Will Permit SCUSD to Sell $4.8 Million in School Construction Bonds

*School Board Eyes PTA Report on K-5 Issue

*Vision and Hearing Tests for Pre-Schoolers Set

*Auto Tape Decks Catch Fancy of Many a Thief: Stereo Tape Decks Most Stolen Item in Santa Clara Last Week

*New Central Expressway Segment Opens Today: 1.3 Mile Stretch Between Commercial Ave. Sunnyvale to Coffin Road Santa Clara

*8th Annual Clean-Up Campaign Set Monday: Leave Salvageable Discards by the Curb Before 8AM  on Regular Trash Pick-Up Day

*Disabled War Veterans Salvage Shop Takes Part in Annual Clean-Up Drive

*Ocean Going Cowboy Herds Cattle to Korea: Heifer Project by Rev. Richard Whitmore of Community Methodist Church, 1700 Lincoln Street