News that was making news in years gone by.
January 8, 1943:
** New gas-ration books are in the mail to vehicle owners in Northern Virginia.
** In order to meet draft quotas, Arlington’s Selective Service boards are expected to start calling up married men without children.
** The Civic Federation is asking delegates to walk or take the bus to meetings, to save on fuel.
January 5, 1951:
** Arlington has hired its first female police officer. Mrs. Doris Beiswanger has been a radio dispatcher for the department since 1944, and recently passed the police exam.
** A decline in tax collections could leave the county government strapped for cash in coming weeks.
January 5, 1961:
** Sales at state-run liquor stores in Northern Virginia are declining, as many people head to D.C. for cheaper hooch.
** The Arlington County Bar Association has endorsed Judge Harry Carrico for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court of Appeals.
** Just over 96 percent of Arlington teachers have a college degree, the highest percentage in Virginia.
** A new Safeway is set to open at 1525 Wilson Blvd.
** Young stamp collectors in Dominion Hills have formed a philately club.
January 5, 1971:
** The soon-to-open session of the General Assembly is expected to strain relations between its Democratic majority and the Republican governor.
** Chances appear “slim” that the legislature will permit localities to enact income taxes this session.
** About 86 percent of Arlington’s recent graduates are moving on to some form of higher education.
** State educators are being told not to panic, or to preach, when they determine that a student has a drug problem.
** At the movies: “Airport,” “Five Easy Pieces” and “Dirty Dingus Magee.”
January 5, 1981:
** Draft registration is resuming, with all males born in 1962 required to provide information to Selective Service officials.
** The Republican County Board majority plans to announce its pick for an open School Board seat by Feb. 21.
** On TV tonight: “Little House of the Prairie,” “Flo,” “MAS*H,” “House Calls” and “That’s Incredible.”
** Columnist-for-teens “Ask Beth” tackles a question asking why nipples get aroused.
January 5, 1991:
** Virginia’s jobless rate has risen to 4.5 percent, but remains below the national average.