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Arlington History, 4/29/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 27, 1945:

  • County police are participating in a national effort to check the brakes of all vehicles stopped for traffic infractions.
  • Arlington residents have donated 15 tons of clothing in a national drive.
  • A Sun editorial has come out against building dams on the Potomac River in an effort to generate electricity.
  • The Sun’s editor says Americans should stop whining that Soviets got to take Berlin before U.S. troops arrived.

April 29, 1950:

  • A drive has started to raise $150,000 for the expansion of St. Mary’s Espiscopal Church on North Glebe Road.

April 30, 1959:

  • Virginia and D.C. officials have agreed on a fast-track construction timetable for the proposed Three Sisters Bridge.
  • An area-wide walkout of construction workers could bring work on the Chantilly (Dulles) Airport, CIA headquarters and Arlington courthouse to a halt.
  • TWA’s hostesses are planning to strike for higher wages.
  • Tom Sarris’ Steakhouse offers a prime rib meal, with baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad and roll, for $2.50.

April 29-30, 1968:

  • The Arlington Chamber of Commerce wants the proposed $10.3 million school bond referendum delayed until more hearings can be held on the measure.
  • The Arlington Salvation Army has dedicated its new community center on South Glebe Road.
  • WETA will host a five-day “TV auction” to raise funds.
  • Wakefield’s runners held off O’Connell in action this week.

April 28, 1978:

  • Up to 70 percent of Virginia’s service stations may close this weekend due to gas shortages, a rate that could rise to 90 percent in Tidewater.
  • Lynda Johnson Robb will receive the Mother Gerard Phelan Gold Medal at Marymount College’s commencement.

April 29-30, 1986:

  • The County Board has narrowed the field of School Board candidates to five. The one selected will succeed Margaret Bocek.
  • Wakefield fell to McLean, 13-4, in baseball, while the Yorktown boys tennis team is off to a 6-0 start.

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