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Arlington History, 10/21/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 22, 1936:
** Dairies across Northern Virginia, which have been selling milk for 10 or 11 cents a pint, have been ordered by the state government to increase that price to 13 cents.
** A Republican pep rally attracted 800 to the Washington-Lee auditorium.
** Prices for Virginia’s tobacco harvest are higher this year than last fall.
** Washington-Lee and Handley played to a 0-0 tie in the rain.

October 22, 1956:
** Arlington police say they will follow state law, and plan to arrest anyone who attempts to integrate seating areas in any upcoming candidate forums.
** It’s been 10 years since Alexandria’s George Washington High School varsity football squad has lost to a Virginia High School League opponent, but the Wakefield gridders managed to do it over the weekend.
October 22, 1964:
** The Sun has strongly endorsed Lyndon Johnson for president.
** Gov. Harrison has bowed to a court order and will call a special session of the legislature to deal with redistricting.
** Arlingtonian James Bregman has won a bronze medal in judo in the Olympic Games.
** Besides the Olympics, TV tonight includes “My Three Sons,” “Bewitched,” “Peyton Place” and “Donna Reed.”

October 20-21, 1972:
** Virginia has 400,000 more voters this year than during the 1968 presidential election.
** The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will begin operating the region’s four private bus lines by the end of the year.
** Arlington needs to embark on a “crash program” of parkland acquisition if it hopes to beat developers to remaining parcels, a task force says.
** The General Assembly is considering whether to create a state panel to rate motion pictures.


October 22, 1984:
** Arlington ranks second in Virginia, behind McLean/Tysons Corner, in the number of information-technology firms.
** Democratic challenger Edythe Harrison says U.S. Sen. John Warner is an “ideological twin” of Jesse Helms.
** Two of Virginia’s top political scientists say the second Reagan-Mondale debate was a draw.
** In football action, Wakefield fell to Falls Church, 16-6; Washington-Lee was whomped by Madison, 27-7; and O’Connell was blanked by DeMatha, 20-0.

October 23, 1992:
** A debate between 8th District contenders Jim Moran and Kyle McSlarrow got a little testy this week.
** The Arlington Hospital Foundation Ball raised a record $241,000.
** Some employees in Rosslyn are expressing concern about security on skywalks.
** Despite being in their first year, the Wakefield and Yorktown varsity field hockey teams are finding some success.

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