In 1910, about 75 neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Ingham of Foote Avenue paid them a surprise visit on Tuesday evening, the occasion being their 15th or crystal wedding anniversary. After the arrival of the guests, the bride of 1895 donned her wedding dress and veil and the bridegroom attired himself in his wedding clothes and came downstairs, preceded by three flower girls, Marian Ingham, Ruth Carpenter and Louise Wheeler, while Miss Mildred Carlson played the wedding march. Besides music and games, the guests enjoyed showering Mr. and Mrs. Ingham with rice. Ice cream and cake were served.
A serious runaway accident occurred in Jamestown when a team of mules drawing one of the Witkop & Holmes delivery wagons, driven by Bert Anderson, became frightened at an automobile and ran down North Main Street. The driver was thrown out at the corner of 12th Street and, landing on his head, was rendered unconscious. The injured young man was taken into the home of George E. Griffith and an ambulance called, but he had recovered consciousness when the ambulance arrived and was able to go to his home on Cowden Place. The team was caught, uninjured, further down the street.
In 1935, veterans of Battery C, 307th Field artillery, 78th division, American Expeditionary forces, were holding their annual reunion with a big program of events scheduled for the affair. Twenty-five members of the association attended lunch at the Hotel Jamestown at noon, after which they went to Lake View Cemetery for memorial exercises at Soldiers' circle. George W. McIntyre of Jamestown, president of the association, placed a wreath on the World War veterans' monument and Leslie E. Fox gave the memorial address.
A vivid description of the United States army and National Guard maneuvers in the Pine Camp area of New York state during the recent peacetime war games was given by Harold Bubb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bubb, at a reception givin in his honor at the American Legion club, Fairmount and Jackson avenues, Celoron. The reception was given by members of the Jamestown Amateur Radio Association of which the honored guest was a member. The reception was attended by about 50 local members, their ladies and several out-of-town guests.
In 1960, Rep. Charles E. Goodell, Jamestown, labeled the Democratic Party platform, irresponsible, erroneous, duplicitous and downright hypocritical." Speaking to 150 persons attending a "welcome home" reception in the Hotel Jamestown for the district's freshman Congressman, Rep. Goodell said the platform used the Democratic Party technique "of taking their weakest points and hitting hard with them." The GOP lawmaker said, "If we had no ammunition but the Democratic platform for the next four years, we would be able to put up a strong battle."
Arthur Evans, 46, of Creek Road, Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, died the previous evening in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, of burns suffered Aug. 30 in an explosion at the National Aniline plant of Buffalo. The blast, which was believed to have erupted in a distillation unit, shattered most of the three-story brick building. Neil Neilson, 53, of Buffalo, also was burned in the explosion and was reported in fair condition at another hospital.
In 1985, the heat was on. And it was going to stay a while, according to the National Weather Service. A high-pressure mass of hot air hovering over Western New York was expected to stick around with little change until about Wednesday. The steamy heat might be making some local shoppers head for air conditioned stores. Dale Sandberg, assistant manager at Carnahan's on West Third Street, Jamestown, said most people didn't appear to want to try on winter woolens and heavier fall clothes, although a few hardy souls were putting winter and fall garments on layaway.
A warning could begin appearing on labels of music recordings if a nationally organized group of parents had its way. The parents, apparently concerned with the number of sex and violence-condoning lyrics in some rock music, were asking record companies to rate their recordings like the movie companies rated films. Chuck Nicastro, manager of a Jamestown record store, said he would not mind the warning sticker but opposed a rating system. "I do know that there are some albums that do have stickers on them, like comedy albums," he said.