Last week’s Remember When "mystery photo," showed three men admiring one of 80 new 50-star American flags to be flown in downtown Tracy on May 1, 1976 — Loyalty Day. Left to right: Frank Lima, commander of Tracy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1537; Lonnie Slayter, adjutant of James McDermott Post, American Legion; and Clint Keller, a local furniture dealer who spearheaded the fundraising drive that generated $1,098 to purchase the flags. The new 50-star flags replaced the 48-star American flags that had flown from downtown lightposts. The new flags belatedly recognized the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, both in 1959. Tracy celebrated Loyalty Day in 1976 with a parade and speeches in Lincoln Park.
Today’s Remember When "mystery photo," right, shows a public official at work in his laboratory in Tracy. Who is he and what was his position? Take your best shot and call 830-4234. Good luck!