Out of the Past

65 years ago

Feb. 26, 1942

• In response from the Legion Auxiliary Department office for a contribution towards a Blood Donor Unit, the local auxiliary mailed a check to Phoenix this week. It is understood that the plan is to purchase a mobile blood donor unit that will operate on plans similar to those of the healthmobile and will move from unit to unit to accept blood donations for use on the battlefronts.

50 years ago

Feb. 28, 1957

• Grocery specials at Babbitts' featured seven rolls of Silk toilet tissue for 49 cents and six Cannon guest towels for $1. Round steak was available for 59 cents per pound and five cans of Banquet pears could be purchased for 99 cents. Ten pounds of sugar was 99 cents as well as 10 pounds of flour.

35 years ago

Feb. 24, 1972

• Eighth grade student Laura Faulkner was declared champion speller last Thursday afternoon when the annual three-day spelling bee came to a close. Second place winner was Julia Durr, a fifth grader and eighth grader Connie Cox was third place winner. These three will represent Williams on March 17 when the county spelling bee is held at Coconino High School.

(Editor's note: The preceding news items were taken out of the Williams News (1889-present).

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