50 years ago — The California Mid-Winter Fairgrounds will serve as a reception center for the contracting of Mexican nationals for jobs on farms in seven western states. The center will begin operations as soon as contact workers from central Mexico arrive.
40 years ago — A rabies quarantine that has lasted 20 days in the south end of the Imperial Valley ends tomorrow, according to acting county Health Officer Dr. H.J. Herbert. Herbert ordered the quarantine stopped after consulting with the local rabies control board and state health officials.
30 years ago — A lawsuit by 11 Northend physicians to stop federal funding of the Brawley migrant clinic was dismissed Monday in San Diego federal district court. The suit, filed in October, alleged there were no migrant farm workers in Imperial County, that the clinic would deprive physicians each of $25,000 annual income and that the medical practice could not survive.