Weekly Feature

2017-08-09 / Editorials

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Aug. 11, 1892

The public schools here will commence on Monday, Sept. 5th, and continue for a term of 10 months. A limited number of non-resident pupils will be admitted at the rate of thirty-five cents per week.

There are 963 miles of tramways open for passengers in Great Britain. The working stock consists of 4,067 cars, and animal traction is still the favorite method.

Michigan has an excellent law encouraging the planting of trees along the roadside. It provides that a man shall be credited twenty five cents each, on his road tax, for every tree he plants along the road.

A drawing teacher asked his class for the definition of symmetry. “It be the place where they bury dead people,” said a young boy.

100 Years Ago
Aug. 9, 1917

Miss Smith will give a canning demonstration at the Grange Hall, Clarence, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. All women are invited to be present. The wish is to reach all women in the vicinity. No fees.

Miss Fern Bickle of Oakfield visited Miss Alma Danser and other friends in East Clarence last week.

The new board of education, composed of Albert Zurbrick, George Gamin, Frank Reigle, W.J. Anderson and J. Spiess, organized last Thursday at the school building.

About fifty elected officials and business men were guests on Tuesday at an acquaintance banquet given by Messrs. Sev. Lazarus and William Sommer of the new Rotisserie [restaurant] corner Main and Transit Road. The Rotisserie, which opened one day last week, is unique in its construction and architecture and is a most delightful place to stop for a well-cooked meal at reasonable prices.

A person who cannot swim misses all the fun of a fine exercise and sport.

Jamestown complains of an influx of beggars.

Farmers near Lockport are so busy and help so scarce that their wives and daughters are assisting them in their work.

Northwest of Bixschoote, which lies north of Ypres, the French are following up their successes of last week.

75 Years Ago
Aug. 6, 1942

The annual fall primary election will take place next Tuesday in the five election districts in the Town of Clarence. Usually held in mid-September, the primary has been advanced in order to give the vote to men in the U.S. armed forces.

50 Years Ago
Aug. 10, 1967

Mrs. Lura L. Cook, a member of the Clarence Board of Education, will resign from the board as of August 14 in order to embark with her husband on a two-year assignment in Paraguay. Mrs. Cook was the first president of the Clarence League of Women Voters after helping to organize it in 1951.

Joseph Zampogna, instructor in the Foreign Language Department of Clarence Central High School, is presently participating in a four-week Human Relations Education project sponsored by the federal government. Before coming to Clarence, he taught in West Seneca and St. Bonaventure University.

The Clarence Marching Band will play during the halftime show of the Buffalo Bills vs. Boston Patriots game on Sept. 24. Then in November, the band will go to Philadelphia for the colorful Parade of Champions, featuring the finest high school marching bands in the United States.

25 Years Ago
Aug. 12, 1992

Clarence’s first mechanical bull has been bolted into place at DoDa’s Country Dance Hall, 8166 Main St.

The Clarence Lions Club has elected Leon Trum president for the 1992-93 year.

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