>>50 years ago — Twenty-six Hollywood celebrities are expected in El Centro for the opening of the Crest Theater. Crest, formerly the United Artists theater, will give a benefit performance of "Diplomat Courier" with Tyrone Powers. Powers may attend the opening, it was announced.
>>40 years ago — Science is ahead of Buck Rogers, but human relations are still behind the Stone Age, said Dr. Hugh M. Tiner at Imperial Valley College's commencement exercises. There is little hope for humanity on earth, or in space, the speaker said, until human relations catch up with the new developments.
>>30 years ago — El Centro residents, because they defeated a school unification proposal on the ballot, now can expect a 30-percent tax-rate increase for each $100 assessed valuation. Because El Centro voted not to unify at this time, the district loses $90,000, a hefty sum which must be made up by local taxpayers if the current education program in city schools is not cut back.