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ArlingtonArlington History, 8/4/22 edition

Arlington History, 8/4/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

August 4, 1943:

•• Maj. Charles Fenwick plans to continue his bid for House of Delegates, even though Army regulations may prevent him from taking his seat.
•• The Billy Mitchell Post of the American Legion has joined the call for Arlington officials to build a municipal swimming pool.
•• Miss Mary Wills, the first female bus driver for Arnold Bus Lines, said “I love it” when asked how she liked the job.

August 4, 1952:

•• The Soviet Union narrowly edged out the U.S. in final points standings at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

August 6, 1965:

•• County Board Chairman Joseph Wholey has sent a letter to the FAA, complaining about planes deviating from approved corridors, leading to noise in neighborhoods.
•• The U.S. Senate is expected this week to take up the $431 million mass-transit bill that will help fund creation of the Metro subway system.
•• The Virginia Department of Agriculture is backing proposals to convert to the metric system.
•• The Planning Commission is seeking a study of the crisis in low-cost housing.
•• A recent crackdown on crime in the District of Columbia may be leading criminals into Northern Virginia.

August 4-5, 1977:

•• The first Arlington County Fair is set to start in a few weeks.
•• Security concerns are being raised now that the police department is not staffing its front desk from midnight to 7 a.m.
•• Some Barrett Elementary School students will be transferred to nearby schools to alleviate overcrowding.
•• The price of all school lunches in Arlington will rise 5 cents this fall.
•• The Virginia Education Association is supporting Democrat Henry Howell for governor and Republican Marshall Coleman for attorney general. It has taken no position on lieutenant governor.

August 4, 1987:

•• A series of unrelated pipe breaks led to water-service interruptions across South Arlington.
•• The Virginia Department of Corrections is aiming to start growing the food it needs within prison grounds.
•• On TV tonight: “Matlock,” “Simon & Simon,” “Who’s the Boss” and “Growing Pains.”

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