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50 YEARS AGO (1940)

A snowfall of three inches covered Greensboro and most of North Carolina on Easter morning, bringing to a halt play in the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament. Play could not be resumed until Thursday and it was Ben Hogan who won and picked up a check for $1,200.... With Mayor Ralph Lewis at the wheel and Attorney John W. Caffey, J.B. Richardson and J.F. Lowman passengers for a test drive in a new Studebaker automobile, they noted a record of 38.35 miles per gallon of gasoline.... Charles W. Angle Co. of Greensboro won a contract to build three new rooms at Lindley Junior High School at a cost of $7,941.... Guilford Chapter of the Order of the Easter Star installed Mrs. J.L. Straughan as Worthy Matron and R.H. Mitchell of Grand Patron in a ceremony at Masonic Temple.... Eli M. Oettinger was elected for his 23rd consecutive term as president of the Greensboro chapter of the American Red Cross.

40 YEARS AGO (1950)Sam Snead wrapped up his fourth GGO title with at 269 over the Sedgefield Country Club course and picked up a check for $2,000.... Betty Bailey Sellars, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bailey Sellars of 204 Elmwood Drive, senior class president at Stuart Hall, Staunton, Va., girls' school, was named a princess for the 23rd annual Apple Blossom Festival at Winchester, Va.... Miss Mereb Mossman, Woman's College (now UNCG) sociology professor, became the fourth person to be made an honorary member of the Greensboro Junior League in its history.... Dr. A.J. Smith, Greensboro Bible teacher, announced his intention to lead another expedition to Mount Ararat in Turkey in search of the remains of the Biblical Noah's Ark.... The Greensboro Whist Club, called the oldest bridge club in the state, elected Howard Holderness to succeed Raymond Pearce as president and chose Pierce C. Rucker as chairman of the board.

30 YEARS AGO (1960)

Directors of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce named Roy Griffin, director of the Greensboro Community Center, and Chamber Recreation Committee chairman, Ted Leonard, to lead the sponsorship of a July 4 celebration at Greensboro Country Park.... Dr. Ralph Lake presided and Dr. Maurice LeBauer led the morning discussion as the Greensboro Academy of Medicine held their 13th annual symposium.... Mrs. Phillip Wicker presided as the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs held a meeting and named officers headed by Mrs. J. Ross Pringle.... The three-man Guilford County Board of Elections was sworn in with A.L. Meyland as chairman, Arthur Utley as secretary, and Martin Douglas as the other member.... More that forty events were scheduled for the Greensboro War Memorial Complex during the Month of April, managing director, Robert Kent, reported.

20 YEARS AGO (1970)

``I quarrel not so much with what he said as what he didn't,' U.S. Rep. L. Richardson Preyer said in commenting on the lengthy statement of President Richard Nixon's desegregation message.... Greensboro's request for a federal grant to buy property in the area of the governmental center to build a mini park appeared to have been sidetracked in Washington but City Manager John Turner said he still was hopeful that it would be granted.... Lindsay Lamson of Greensboro, rising senior and economics major, became the first male to be elected student body president at UNCG in its 78-year history.... Roger Matthews Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Matthews Sr. of 1208 Alderman Drive, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for two continuous years of study and research in physical chemistry.... Mayor Jack Elam said the city council was considering legislation to allow election of City School Board members by the people and not appointment by the City Council.

10 YEARS AGO (1980)

C.C. Carroll, vice president of the toilet goods division of the Proctor and Gamble Co., said the firm would construct a 350,000 square foot plant northeast of Greensboro for the manufacture of the company's toilet goods products.... Seth Macon, a member of the fund raising committee for the chapel a Murdock Center at Butner for the mentally retarded, said $130,000 of the goal of $2 million had been raised and called on citizens to step up the rate of giving.... Allen Wannamaker was named vice president and operations manager of Home Federal Savings and Loan here.... Steve Troxler of Brown Summit was presented the ``Conservation Guardian Award' of the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District.... Chuck Forrester, a real estate dealer, was named chairman of the Greensboro Historical District Commission at its first meeting when procedures were discussed.

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