In 1911, Mrs. Frank Korman made a confession the past Saturday to Coroner Smith that her husband did not die a suicide's death on Tuesday past by shooting himself at his home in South Bradford, near Bath, N.Y. but that she had shot him. Opinion was divided as to whether Mrs. Dorman was telling the truth in her confession or whether she was deranged and did not realize what she was saying. Coroner Smith thought that Dorman and his wife had agreed to die together but that after Dorman was shot, Mrs. Dorman was so filled with terror that she forgot her part in the agreement.
Manager Dwight M. Beck of the Jamestown High School baseball team was awaiting a reply to communications sent to Fredonia Normal School and Westfield High School for a game next Saturday, May 13. Beck wrote both schools over a week ago and had not received a reply. Unless either one school or the other replied before very long, the Red and Green team would be without a game for Saturday afternoon.
In 1936, the unidentified body of a middle aged man was found along the Erie railroad tracks six miles west of Olean this morning. Railroad officials said the man probably was killed when he fell from a freight train. Both arms and left leg were severed. The coat bore the label of a Warren, Pa., clothier.
The Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company had acquired title to six buildings located between Pine Street and Factory Alley to provide room for future expansion. The property included the Johnson & Son real estate building and another to the south occupied by the Key shop and four tenement buildings located between these properties and Factory Alley. The company expected to tear down the tenements in the near future. It was one of the larger real estate deals of the year in Jamestown.
In 1961, the shouting was over and the nation's homage was his, but astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., wasn't resting on his space laurels. Shepard, America's first man in space, promised "we plan to press ahead with the best possible speed." The next major mission was rocketing one of the seven astronauts into orbit around the earth. The orbit flight was scheduled for sometime later in the year.
A tax rate of $12.34 per $1,000 assessed valuation was approved by the Lakewood Village Board. It was an increase of $1.09. The increase, Mayor Nels Carlson said, was due to a drop in the assessed valuation of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad property. The village of Falconer was boasting its tax rate by $2.07. A tax rate of $13.25 per $1,000 assessed valuation was approved by the Village Board of Celoron for the fourth consecutive year.
In 1986, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said that the fire at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor had been put out. The mayor of Kiev said a quarter-million children would leave school early this year because of the devastating accident. Ukrainian Premier Alexander Lyashko told reporters that authorities did not order the major part of the evacuation until six days after the accident and waited for two days to inform Moscow of the full scope of the worst disaster in the history of nuclear power.
Work was under way by employees of Sequoia Pacific Systems Corp. at its Jones and Gifford Avenue location in Jamestown to meet a $2.66 million order from Arapahoe County, Colorado, for 700 new electronic voting machines. Marketing Manager Keith Long said a portion of the total operation would be done locally, but it was not expected to require expanding the 25 to 30 person work force employed here.