September 07, 1945
A Peek at the Past...
14 YEARS AGO
Sept. 4, 1931 - At the regular monthly meeting, council set the tax rate at 97 cents after every possible part of the budget was pared to the lowest figure....Mrs. John Hofman was selected to representative for piano in the Institute of Musical Education in the district which extends as far east as Denver, Colo....Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Wilson were in charge of the Idle Hour Cafe at National ave and D street during the absence of the owner, Mrs. Britta Thurber....Winn Kinmore and Bill Gray, president, spoke at the Rotary meeting and told of the convention of district governors at lake Tahoe....According to statements of Tijuana businessmen residing in Chula Vista a contract was signed for the construction of a toll bridge over the Tijuana river on the Mexican side....Schools were to open Sept. 14 in Chula Vista and nearby communities.
10 YEARS AGO
Sept. 6, 1935 - Recommendation that the Rev. Lester E. Bond of Oregon be asked to fill the pulpit of the Fist Congregational church, vacated by the death of the Rev. T.H. Harper, will be made to the congregation Sunday by a committee of church members....Holiday crowds kept local police busy with 25 traffic citations issued as a new three-day record was set....The P.T.A. was conducting a drive for clothing for needy children in the local schools....Council discussed extension of existing sewer systems under federal funds....500 chicks perished in a fire which damaged a barn and chicken brooder belonging to James Ward at Fourth ave. and H sts....Frank M. Chase was the new principal of the Chula Vista Junior High school....Miss Betty Knarr and Harry Chapman were married at the Little Chapel of Roses.
5 YEARS AGO
Sept. 6, 1940 - Richard Higgs, Chula Vista postmaster, this week began registering aliens in accordance with provisions of the recently passed alien registration act. He estimated that 500 resided in the local area.... October 8 was set for Chula Vista day at the county fair and plans were made to stage the Millan's outdoor drama, "Tierra Feliz" at the fair....Robert Eugene Hardick, 10-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A Hardwick, was killed in a Labor Day automobile accident in San Diego....The Navy was rallying to the support of the local Chamber of Commerce's "I Am An American" program to be presented at the park bowl on Sept. 22....Mrs. T.C. Johnson, Manager of the 1940 Fiesta de la Luna, announced that total receipts for the 5-day event were $1528....George Winn, local manager for the San Diego Gas & Electric Co., was to head the Community Chest drive in Chula Vista.