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Oct. 22, 1930

October 20, 1985|ELLEN MELINKOFF

"SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21 --Sign painters and electricians worked hard today at Tia Juana to change advertising signs to conform with an order issued by Arturo Bernal, new governor of the Northern District of Lower California,that signs must be in Spanish. To save some of the electrical signs, which are elaborate and costly, a committee has been sent by merchants to Mexico City to seek some change in the order.

"It was reported in Tia Juana that the new governor will demand that Mexican currency be used exclusively at the border town, but no order to that effect has been made. The new governor, however, has made it known that his administration wants to have Tia Juana as near Mexican in every way possible, and that he is utterly opposed to its 'Americanization' in recent years."

Only Yesterday Fifteen years ago this week, "Hair" was a sell-out at the Aquarius Theater on Sunset . . . "MASH" and "Five Easy Pieces" were the must-see movies . . . Tuesday was a good night to stay home and watch TV if you liked rubes: "The Beverly Hillbillies," "The Don Knotts Show" and "Green Acres" . . . All the latest '71s were featured at a car show at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium . . . Gilmore Bank offered auto loans at 5% . . . Hansen's Chevrolet was advertising a lube and oil change for $2.66 . . . Pampers diapers sold for $1.29 a box . . . UCLA officials were fretting about 19 empty dormitory rooms, the first vacancies in dorm history, and were contemplating converting them to apartments.

Celebrations National Cleaner Air Week begins today . . . On Wednesday, the swallows depart San Juan Capistrano . . . Wednesday is also National TV Talk Show Host Day . . . The Cuban Missile Crisis began 23 years ago Tuesday . . . The 56th anniversary of Wall Street's Black Thursday falls on, yes, Thursday . . . Carrie Fisher will be 29 years old Monday . . . Disarmament Week begins Thursday . . . Thursday is also United Nations Day. The U.N. was founded in 1945 . . . The first electronic wristwatch was produced 25 years ago Friday . . . Bela Lugosi was born Oct. 20, 1882.

Events Civil War battles will be re-enacted today at Fort Tejon State Historic Park; call (805) 248-6692 for more information . . . Yucaipa Valley Days end today; call (714) 790-1841 . . . Claremont's Village Venture is Oct. 26; call (714) 624-1681.

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