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Arlington History, 10/28/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 31, 1941:

** The Sun reports only “slight” local interest in Tuesday’s races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
** Local builders have informed the War Department that they have the capacity to keep up with demand for housing in the area.
** An editorial says Arlington residents need to mobilize against “large-scale invasion” by federal buildings in the county.
** Washington-Lee’s gridders fell to Central, 7-6, and will face Fredericksburg tonight.
** Badminton is the latest crazy to take hold over young and old alike.

October 29, 1959:


** Clarendon will host a Halloween festival this weekend.
** Arlington officials were a bit red-faced when it was revealed they’d run the U.S. flag up the wrong flagpole at the courthouse, breaching flag etiquette.
** Gov. Almond is pitching Northern Virginia as a contender for the 1964 World’s Fair.
** The Virginia Education Association wants state officials to support compulsory-education laws.

October 28, 1967:

** The estimated cost of federal response to the recent Pentagon peace demonstration is about $1 million, including the expense of moving 16,000 troops from across the nation to the area to protect the building.
** On the gridiron, Washington-Lee was crushed by Fort Hunt, 29-0, but Yorktown walloped T.C. Williams, 28-14, after scoring a touchdown on the opening kickoff.

October 30, 1968:

** As co-chairman of “Barbers For Nixon,” Arlington barber Red Rothe had the opportunity to give the GOP presidential nominee a trim this week.

October 30, 1978:

** County Manager Vernon Ford says most of the charges of mismanagement and waste leveled against him are untrue.
** “Widespread voter apathy” in Virginia is expected on Election Day, a headline says.
** The County Board gave tentative approval to a referendum next year to fund the county’s portion of the costs of Metro.
** The Commission on Fine Arts is “imploring” Arlington officials to stop approving high-rise construction in Rosslyn, saying it is ruining the skyline of the nation’s capital.
** Republican Senate candidate John Warner is leading his Democratic opponent, Andrew Miller, in fund-raising.

October 27, 1992:

** The County Board voted to double the amount of money set aside for affordable housing.
** U.S. Rep. Jim Moran says Republican challenger Kyle McSlarrow is lying about his record.
** The Friends of the Arlington Campus of GMU and the League of Women Voters have joined the Arlington County Civic Federation, bringing membership to 65 organizations.

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