Looking Back: Langley looks to penalize man for buying new washing machine during Depression

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Eighty Years Ago

July 29, 1937

• A relief recipient faced a reduction in his relief allowance after purchasing a brand new 1937 model electric washer for $149. Upon advice from its relief inspector, council demanded that the washer be turned in.

• Piper Jas Duncan won the marching competition cup at the Highland Games at Harrison Hot Springs. Other first prizes went to Vera Goddard for Highland fling and sword dances (under eight years of age), Marion Goddard for Irish jig (under 12), and Tommy Farqhuar for best dressed boy in Highland costume.

Seventy Years Ago

July 31, 1947

• After buying a building for a hospital, Langley sold the three acres of Boundary Bay land upon which it had stood back to the federal government for $1,700, to help with the $7,800 cost of the hospital.

• Langley Town Planning Commission threatened to resign en bloc if council took no action on the Langley Zoning Bylaw.

Sixty Years Ago

July 25, 1957

• Maurice Mulligan was sworn in to replace retiring magistrate R.A. Payne. Sworn in at the same time by Surrey magistrate John Hunter were Mulligan’s deputy, Hunter Vogel, and Les McDonald, who became Vogel’s deputy.

• Langley school trustees expressed concern over the shortage of teachers in B.C.

Fifty Years Ago

July 27, 1967

• Anticipated visit of Monacan Prince Ranier, Princess Grace, and their three children to Monacan Consul Fritz Ziegler’s home in Fort Langley was cancelled after the princess suffered a miscarriage in Montreal.

Forty Years Ago

July 27, 1977

• A Langley man was struck and killed by the propellor of an aircraft taxiing at Fort Langley Airport.

• Agriculture Minister Jim Hewitt received a proposal in principal for a multi-use agricultural complex for the corner of 232nd Street and the freeway.

• Kay Armstrong took over the chair of Langley School Board after former chairman Dr. Howard Anderson moved to Richmond.

Thirty Years Ago

July 29, 1987

• Jennifer Fouts, a 24-year-old Langley woman who had received a heart transplant in November, died in her sleep.

• Finishing touches were being put on Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s renovations which were to be unveiled Aug. 5.

Twenty Years Ago

July 25, 1997

• Provincial health minister Joy MacPhail announced plans for a $1.9-million addition to Langley Memorial Hospital’s emergency department.

• Amid public backlash, Langley City put plans for a $160,000 cleanup of Sendall Gardens on hold. Protesters were concerned over the number of trees slated for removal in the work plans.

• At Councillor Muriel Arnason’s request, Township council nullified its meeting that had been held at 6:20 a.m. the previous Tuesday after 11 hours of public hearings on mushroom composting and the Vicwood development proposal. Arnason had left the longwinded series of public hearings at 1:30 a.m.

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