July 1966….50 years ago this week

  • President Linden Johnson says the communists know they cannot win a military battle in Viet Nam. He says we are on the way to solving the “Vietnamese Problem.”
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  • Jimmy Hoffa is a shoo-in to be re-elected as Teamsters president.  Hoffa has already been voted a 25 thousand dollar pay raise and a million dollars to cover his legal fees.
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  • The CIA is looking for a few good men....either unhappily married, or better yet, not married at all.
  • Local News

    • Teachers in Marshall will be getting a pay raise and have a yearly salary between 5 and 9 thousand dollars.
    • Battle Creek's brand new State Street Park and Shop Lot, spanning the Battle Creek River, has been unveiled, with a plaque honoring Joseph C. Grant, the downtown merchant who envisioned it 20 years ago.
    • Battle Creek Teens speak out, as cruising the gut is made illegal.  City Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the infamous Ordinance 566.

    In sports…

    • Sandy Koufax is half-way to winning 30 games in a season. The Dodger Ace is 15 and 3 with a 1.51 ERA.
    • Young Denny McLain of the Tigers has been named to the all-star team with a 12 and 4 record.
    • Mickey Mantle left off the All-Star team?  That's right...for the first time in 16 years.
    • The Tigers are in second place, 8 games behind first-place Baltimore.

     In the Stores…..

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  • PicWay Self-Serve Shoe Mart, Across from Brenner's Market on West Michigan at Wood street....two pairs of shoes for $5.00.
  • Entertainment…

    • At the Michigan Theater: “The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming.”
    • At the Auto Drive In: “Munster Go Home” and “Pinocchio in Outer Space.”
    • At the West Point Drive-In...”Frankenstein Conquers the World” and “Tarzan and the Valley of Gold.”
    • At the Bijou...Doris Day in “The Glass Bottom Boat”.
    • The Barn Theater is showing Funny Girl starring Karen Jensen.

    Tuesday Night TV

  • Channel 3 (CBS) has "Daktari", 'Red Skelton', 'Petticoat Junction' and' CBS News Reports.'
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