The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

From Our Files (May 24, 2023)


May 24, 2023

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May 1973: Undefeated in the Women's Volleyball Tournament held recently in Lebanon are the Sweet Home Dam Busters, from left, Judy Keeney, Bev Crocker, Emma Flanagan, Joyce McKay, Jana Renoud and Cheryle Eisiminger. Shirleen Claborn was also a team member but was unavailable for the photo. Censored Six, another Sweet Home team, was third.

May 23, 1973

Gas stations are facing gas shortages and rising prices.

O.K. Gas has run out of fuel.

Bowman's Shell was asked to ration gas at 10 gallons per customer and Keeney's Arco is following that plan to keep functioning through the end of the month.

Foster Union Station needs 20,000 gallons a month to keep up with demand, but is only allotted 8,000.

Del Ripley's Standard, Cheap Charlie and Glen's Triangle plan to close on weekends to conserve supply. Gas prices rose 1% this week and dealers expect to see prices reach 40.9 cents per gallon before the shortage is eased.

But one de...

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