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ArlingtonArlington History, 7/21/22 edition

Arlington History, 7/21/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

July 23, 1936:

•• Arthur Godfrey was the featured speaker as Arlington Democrats rallied at Washington-Lee High School to support U.S. Rep. Howard “Judge” Smith.
•• Circuit Court Judge Walter McCarthy has received a $500 supplement from the Fairfax County government to his $4,500 state salary, and also recently received a $1,000 supplement from Arlington County officials.

July 21-22, 1955:

•• Arlington planners are seeking to create uniform standards for swimming pools in the county.
•• Leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Virginia have come out in favor of integration.

July 21-22, 1960:

•• Arlington business leader Stuart Baker has filed to run as an independent against U.S. Sen. Willis Robertson (D-Va.).
•• An Arlington teen wants the state government to lift its ban on motor scooters.

July 21-22, 1967:

•• The School Board has tapped Edward Kingman as chairman for the coming year.
•• Andrew Ferrari has been named an associate judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
•• The average annual salary for county residents in now above $14,000, and local unemployment remains under 2 percent.
•• Kemper Elementary School in Green Valley is expected to be turned into a child-care center.

July 23, 1971:

•• The School Board is continuing to work on a plan for the desegregation of Drew Elementary School.
•• The inaugural use of a DC-10 in commercial service will occur when a United Airlines flight from San Francisco arrives at Dulles Airport.

July 21, 1977:

•• On TV tonight: “The Waltons,” “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Hawaii Five-O.”

July 23, 1984:

•• A Sun story suggests that the selection of Geraldine Ferraro as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee could not only help Walter Mondale in Virginia, but also could assist Democrat Edythe Harrison in her effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Warner.
•• Left turns are now prohibited all day from Wilson Boulevard onto North Glebe Road.
•• Overlee captured its sixth win in this year’s Northern Virginia Swimming League season, defeating Cardinal Hill. Dominion Hills is still looking for its first victory.

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