Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of May 23rd Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 24, 1918)

*Santa Clara Red Cross Drive Meeting Liberal Response

*Card System Used by War Board to Alphabetize Names of Donors to Liberty Bond Campaign and Red Cross Drive

*Local Boys to be Registered: June 5 Set as Official Registration Day for Men Who have Become 21 Since June 5, 1917

*Santa Clara Will Honor Boys With Service Flag: Native Sons of Golden West Will Provide Service Flags for Santa Clara Boys in Uniform

*Over 400 Santa Clara University Boys in Uncle Sam’s Service

*Farmers Ask School Boys to Harvest Local Crops

*Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Posts Auto Signs for County Board of Supervisors

*Santa Clara Man, John A. Day, Given Patent for Farm Equipment — Reversible Offset for Plows

*Will You Do An Act of Kindness for the Men of the G.A.R.?:  War Board Asks for Loan of Autos to Transport ‘Grand Army of Republic’ Civil War Veterans to Cemeteries for Decoration Day

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 22, 1968)

*Education Board Wants SCUSD Staff to Study Factors of Cost in Determining Whether to Use K-5 or K-6 School Structure

*City Council Selects Gary Gillmor to Succeed Larry Marsalli as Mayor; William Kiely to be Vice-Mayor

*City Reactivates Second Urban Renewal Project: “The Mission Project” — 8 Block Project East of University Project

*Vernal Lee Taylor Killed in Crack-up on Lawrence Expressway

*Quartet of 17-year-old Girls Nabbed While Shoplifting at Valley Fair

*Literacy for Adults and Related Knowledge — LARK Foundation Teaches Language Skills to Adults Lacking Basic English Education

*MS Society Names Santa Clara Woman, Mrs. Lucile Kaufman as its ‘Mother of the Year’