50 years ago — A box that has been stored in the cornerstone of Imperial High School since 1910 will be opened Friday. The contents will be displayed at a public meeting in the gymnasium. The copper box, 24 by 7 by 4 inches, was removed when the old high school building was torn down to make way for a new one.
40 years ago — Flames raced through the Don Mannarino cantaloupe shed yesterday, destroying it and four nearby railroad boxcars. The shed ruins were still too hot to permit firemen to dig for the cause of the blaze.
30 years ago — In three baseball seasons, the Brawley Wildcats and Bloomington Bruins have played three times and the score is two games to one in favor of Bloomington. But the only game anyone will remember is the latest one, played in Bloomington's smog. Brawley won that one 4-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs.