Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of May 9th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 10, 1918)

*Liberty Loan Big Success: $240, 000 Collected: More than Double Santa Clara’s $115,000 Quota

*Postmaster Charles South Receives Draft Rules from War Department: Boys Attaining 21 Years by June 5, 1917 Compelled to Register Under Selective Service Law

*New Merchant Marine Recruiting Station Opened: B. Fernish Appointed to Run It

*Red Cross to Begin Drive: Doing Heroic Work in France Saving the Wounded

*Miss Anne Vargas, Sister of Frank Vargas, Has Arrived Safely in France

*C.W. Haman Chosen Assistant Manager of Rosenberg Packing Company

*State Wildflower Show Opens at Vendome Hotel in San Jose

*New Airplane Bullet: Special Cartridge Surpasses Any in Use: Will Pierce Armor and is Incendiary

*Miss Alice Richards Resigns from Santa Clara High School Faculty to be Executive Secretary of Woman’s Land Army

*Town Clerk A.J. Cronin Reads Annual Report at Meeting of Board of Town Trustees

*Motion Picture Director William Lowry to Film War Drama on Set Built in Luna Park, San Jose: 150 People Needed to Impersonate Soldiers and Civilians

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 8, 1968)

*Crime Outbreak in City:  Five Armed Robberies Last Week

*Board of Education Nixes Master Plan: Contentious Fight over K-5 versus K-6 Structure Blocks Approval of SCUSD 5-Year Plan

*Larry Marsalli Completes Year Term as Mayor: New Mayor to be Selected from Council

*Safety Pays in Refund of $70,000: Dividend Check from City’s Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Policy

*Competition Keen for Santa Clara Salvage: St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army and Goodwill Compete with Disabled War Veterans Salvage Shop for Residents Discards in Clean-Up Campaign

*Music Festival Presented by SCUSD’s Intermediate Schools: 600 Students Participate

*Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency Sends Representatives to Attend Meeting in Chicago of Shopping Center Developers

*Agnew Residents Asks City Council to Keep Status Quo: Retain Village Atmosphere: Only Improvements Sought: More Street Lights, a Playground, and a Fire Station