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Sat, April 04

Out of the Past

65 years ago

April 9, 1942

• The city began feeling the effects of the government munitions dump in a concrete form during the past weekend with the vanguard of the much-heralded influx of workers arriving. During the weekend at least nine vacant houses were either occupied or engaged by families of the workers. These early arrivals are mostly engineers and other technical men who will probably also be the last to leave when the job is finished. At the rate of engaging houses that prevailed over the weekend the supply of available houses in Williams will be pretty well exhausted in a couple or three weeks.

50 years ago

April 11, 1957

• Oscar Oppliger, manager of Babbitts' Store in Williams, has announced the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt, which began yesterday. Easter eggs are placed in all departments of the store and there are some fine prizes available to the lucky person or persons who guesses the number or nearest number of eggs. A Sunbeam Steam iron will be given as first prize to the one that guesses nearest to the correct number of eggs. The second prize will be an alarm clock.

35 years ago

April 13, 1972

• During the past week the local police department made one arrest for breaking and entering of a Coke machine, one arrest of a runaway juvenile, two arrests on vagrancy, recovered one stolen tackle box and one stolen bicycle, assisted on two road blocks, had one fire call and answered 178 public assistance calls.

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

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