News that was making news in years gone by.
September 17, 1937:
** The owner of a home valued at $10,000 would pay $175 in taxes in the District of Columbia and $163.10 in taxes in Montgomery County, but only $108 in taxes in Arlington County, the county’s commissioner of revenue told members of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
September 16, 1940:
** Treasurer John Locke Greene wants the County Board to ban outhouses across Arlington.
September 15, 1956:
** U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, wants the federal government to build Arlington a community center that would double as an armory.
** State Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. is among the patrons of an amendment to a General Assembly bill that would withhold state funding from any locality that integrates its schools.
September 13, 1963:
** A 29-year-old grandson of former Vice President Alben Barkley is shaking up local politics; the new appointee to the Arlington County Democratic Committee plans to “actively” oppose any political efforts by Del. Harrison Mann, D-Arlington.
** Republican legislators from Northern Virginia are seeking a statewide vote on repeal of the poll tax. Meanwhile, a Sun editorial says “the poll tax must go.”
** The Sun’s TV columnist says that due to the success of busty Donna Douglas on “Beverly Hillbillies,” television producers will be looking for more “stacked and single” characters for their shows.
September 13, 1969:
** Democratic gubernatorial candidate William Battle says he doesn’t think President Nixon’s prestige will help Republican Linwood Holton in the race for governor.
** In first-week football action: A last-second field goal lifted Fairfax over Washington-Lee, 10-7; Wakefield pummeled Oakton, 28-6; and O’Connell was manhandled by Stuart, 46-0.
** At the movies this week: “Valley of the Dolls”; “Dr. Zhivago”; and “True Grit.”
September 13, 1976:
** The County Board has given the School Board $600,000 to help cover the school system’s deficit.
** The County Board has OK’d a $40,000 plan to assist ex-offenders rejoining society.
** President Ford leads Jimmy Carter, 43 percent to 41 percent, in a new, “secret” poll of likely Virginia voters.