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2018-11-07 / Editorials

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Nov. 9, 1893

“Newspaper editor: ‘What circulation are we claiming now?’ Foreman: ‘Nine hundred.’ Editor: ‘Better claim nine hundred and fifty next week; I got two new subscriptions today.’”

100 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1918

Peace! A telegram from Washington, D.C., received at noon states that an armistice has been signed and that hostilities will cease today at 2 p.m.

LaVerne Drudge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Drudge living two miles northwest of the village of Clarence, has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. His parents received official confirmation last evening of his death in France on Oct. 10, 1918, and further particulars are being anxiously awaited. Private Drudge was 24 years of age.

The result of Tuesday’s election of Erie County officials was a Republican landslide, the entire ticket being elected by large majorities. According to the latest reports on the governorship of New York State, Alfred E. Smith, Democrat, is leading Gov. Whitman by 12,000 votes, but with a few districts still out. Clarence MacGregor, Republican, is leading over Charles B. Smith, Democrat, by 84 votes for the office of congressman in the 41st District.

The price of milk for members of the Dairymen’s League for November is 35 cents per gallon.

Cultivation of the sunflower is being urged in England because its seeds are rich in oil and valuable as chicken feed.

The quarantine has been lifted and school is in progress.

Students of Hobart College, Geneva, will dig a sanitary sewer for the college buildings.

The next meeting of the Red Cross branch of Swormville will be held at St. Mary’s School Hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2 o’clock p.m. The boys need our help.

75 Years Ago
Nov. 11, 1943

Residents of the Union Free School District, Parker High School, voted an additional $2,500 in funds for the construction of a bus garage.

To fill a long-felt need in the county, the Erie County Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is opening a depot this evening at 726 Main St., Buffalo, for the needy wives of men in the armed services.

50 Years Ago
Nov. 6, 1968

The senior class float, “Snoopy,” won first prize in the Homecoming parade. Caren Cavanaugh was elected Homecoming queen.

Dedication of a new War Memorial plot will be held during Veterans Day services on Sunday. Monuments in memory of the war dead from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, erected at various sites around town during the past 50 years, were assembled in the Town Park through the efforts of American Legion Post 838.

Harold E. Bickert, past president of the Clarence Historical Society, has accepted a 1908 [hand drawn] fire engine from former owner Frances E. Schifferle.

The Readers Guild recently presented a Blue Ribbon award to Susan DiCarlo, Thomas Hoak, Theresa Krebs and Mark Bachman of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School for outstanding effort in motivating extracurricular reading.

William A. Waible has been appointed chairman of the International Lederhosen Ski Club’s 10th annual ski movie program.

25 Years Ago
Nov. 10, 1993

Anne Case has won election as the first woman supervisor of Clarence and the first Democrat to hold the post.

Raymond C. DeLelys, 74, who was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered at Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1993.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klein of Akron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Our Lady of Peace Church on Oct. 24.

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