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2017-12-06 / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Dec. 8, 1892

The Clarence schools are not in session this week. The teachers, Mr. S.W. Krull, and Miss Louise Klicker, are attending the Teachers Institute at Alden.

A London paper has been awarded a hefty prize for the best definition of a baby. The lady who won the prize sent in this answer: “A tiny feather from the wing of love, dropped into the sacred lap of motherhood.”

Master Willie and Miss Edith Hawkins were violently sick Saturday and Sunday.

“‘I can’t see why fish have to be cleaned,’ said Jimmy. ‘They’re in bathing all the time.’”

“The physician is the man who tells you that you need change, and then takes all you have.”

“‘Well,’ said Mabel, looking up from her history lesson, ‘what I don’t understand about the discovery of America is how Columbus knew it was America when he never saw it before.’”

100 Years Ago
Dec. 6, 1917

An effort will be made this winter to keep the Main Road open between the Buffalo city line and Clarence. Steam rollers, it is said, will be used for the project. Another movement is underway to keep the Transit Road from Lockport to the Main Road open to traffic.

On Thanksgiving Day, while Karl Dietz of Clarence was approaching an automobile, his motorcycle skidded, throwing him and his machine under the car. The motorcycle and the front end of the car were smashed. The rear wheel went over Mr. Dietz’s side and shoulder, bruising him slightly.

Mrs. George Mason is visiting relatives in Bradford.

Do not forget that hens need a dust bath. Common road dust will suffice.

The urgent call to America for 12 million surgical dressings to send to France before spring should set the women of our country to work. We who stay at home must battle at loyally as those in the trenches.

The annual meeting of the lot owners of the Harris Hill Cemetery Association will be held at the home of E.A. Richards, corner Main and Transit roads, Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at 7:30 o’clock.

Rural mail carriers in the Town of Darien have threatened to resign because the U.S. government is asking the men to make a 35-mile route over bad roads without extra compensation.

75 Years Ago
Dec. 3, 1942

The government is asking American farmers to dedicate the remaining weeks of 1942 to an intensified scrap hunt. The steel mills need more heavy scrap and farmers are the best source of this metal.

Miss Nancy K. Dryder, a native of Clarence and for many years a teacher in the New York City School System, died in that city on Monday, Nov. 30, 1942.

50 Years Ago
Dec. 7, 1967

Saturday, Dec. 9, has been proclaimed to be Human Rights Day in the Town of Clarence. The town is desirous of joining other communities of the state and nation in recognizing the work of the United Nations in furthering the ideals of the Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

Dell Music in the Transitown Plaza advertises “The Rover, an unique and exciting 45 rpm portable phonograph, battery operated, provides instant play anytime, anywhere.

Mrs. Charlotte B. Mergenhagen of Roll Road, Clarence, who died on Nov. 26, 1967, had been a bookkeeper at The Amherst Bee for the past 14 years.

25 Years Ago
Dec. 9, 1992

Two early pacemakers are among the items on display at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. They were among the earliest made by Wilson Greatbatch in his Clarence workshop.

Kathleen Sweet has become associated with the Buffalo law firm of Damon and Morey.

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