News that was making news in years gone by.
June 24, 1949:
•• Arlington school custodians are pushing for higher pay. The maximum salary currently is $3,000 a year for 55-hour work weeks.
•• The Arlington library system is hosting vacation reading clubs for students in all seven branches.
•• Arlington’s 27 playgrounds are set to open for the summer.
•• The county’s volunteer firefighters want Arlington officials to purchase the Fairlington fire station from the federal government.
•• The Republican candidate for governor is touring Northern Virginia, saying that “one-party government has been less than good government” for the commonwealth.
•• The state-champion Washington-Lee baseball team lost, 9-8, in the national regional tournament.
June 24, 1959:
•• Arlington Democrats have selected Chamber of Commerce presidents Alfred Crowe as their County Board candidate; Arlingtonians for a Better County officials say he is too conservative.
•• The county government is seeking to hire physical therapists and a zoning inspector.
•• A Sun photographer scoured the streets of Fairlington for more than an hour, finally finding the man believed to have injured another news photographer in a hit-and-run incident. The suspect was arrested.
June 25, 1966:
•• The FAA is considering reducing the number of flights allowed to operate at National Airport.
•• 10th District Republicans renominated U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill by acclamation.
•• The death toll on Virginia’s highways so far this year stands at 459, about the same as at this point last year.
•• A panel of Vatican advisers has issued a top-secret report to Pope Paul VI on the issue of birth control.
June 26, 1978:
•• Starting July 1, it will no longer be legal for insurance companies in Virginia to cancel policies without an explanation.
•• The president of Virginia Union University says the new state high-school competency exams may be biased against black students, while others complain the tests are too “dumbed down” to be useful.
•• Several records fell in the opening weekend of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.
June 25-26, 1982:
•• Metro’s general manager says he is “surprised and puzzled” by the recent drop in ridership on both the subway and bus systems.