100 Years Ago
In 1912, Job E. Hedges, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor and John A. Stewart, president of the State League of Republican Clubs, drove into Jamestown Friday afternoon in an automobile and made a very short stop. Mr. Hedges said that as a candidate he was out to have the people look him over without overlooking him. He motored from New York City by way of the Southern Tier of counties and would return by the northern route. He left here for Dunkirk and Buffalo.
Everybody's Cyclopedia, which was being distributed by The Journal with its wealth of information on every possible subject, was a veritable gold mine to the ambitious. Its thousands of pages fairly bristled with important facts, figures and statistics on the fine arts, on science, on literature, on history, philosophy and a thousand and one other subjects of equal importance. A few hours a week devoted to research in this five volume reference work would make your friends wonder where you got all your information.
75 Years Ago
In 1937, John P. Haeufle, 41, of Cincinnati, died in Corry Hospital the previous night of gunshot wounds inflicted by a jealous husband who was alleged to have admitted that he "got the wrong man." Archie Bemis, 36, of Corry, was being held for a hearing Sept. 7, after being arraigned and charged with aggravated assault and battery with intent to kill. Haeufle was wounded Saturday night on West Wayne Street in Corry. The man had been in Corry two days in charge of a group of young men who were distributing coupons for a soap company. Bemis told Chief of Police Flannigan he never saw Haeufle before and that he mistook him for another man.
"Hollywood is a symptom of the arrested development of America's dream of greatness to be attained through hard work," declared Dr. Harry A. Overstreet, popular psychologist, speaking in the Chautauqua Amphitheater on "The American Dream," the second subject in his series on The American Mind in Transition. Dr. Overstreet believed that the majority of popular Hollywood actors and actresses were not real, living people on the screen, but merely types of some phase of human personality developed to a degree far in advance of the character's other traits. "Mary Pickford was successful because of the American public's desire never to grow old," said Dr. Overstreet.
50 Years Ago
In 1962, win or lose, it had been a whale of a season. That seemed to be the general attitude of the man on the street - at least those interested in baseball - as the Jamestown Tigers went thundering into the final day of the NY-P campaign deadlocked with Erie. Jamestown at Auburn and Erie at Batavia games this night might tell the story. If they didn't, the two top clubs would settle their differences in a head-to-head meeting starting in Jamestown the following evening that would not only decide the playoff semifinal winner but also the 1962 league championship.
One of the most anticipated musical events of the Chautauqua season would come this night with the appearance at the Amphitheater of some of the best known Barber Shop quartets in the country. A capacity audience was expected. Among the visiting singing groups would be the Nighthawks of London, Ont.; the Schmitt Brothers of Two Rivers, Wis. and former national champions, the Semachords of Binghamton.
25 Years Ago
In 1987, American journalist Nicholas Daniloff, whose arrest nearly canceled the Chautauqua Conference on U.S. Soviet Relations the past year, became a participant in the current conference saying the Soviets lacked a free press. Daniloff, who had repeatedly said he was glad the Jurmala trip was held despite his arrest by the Soviet government, spoke at Chautauqua Institution as part of a U.S.-Soviet panel on freedom of the press. He said he believed he was arrested by the Soviets in retaliation for the arrest of a suspected Soviet agent named Sakharov by the U.S.
The 40-foot-by-80-foot hangar built to house Starflight and its accompanying helipad were expected to enhance emergency service in the area provided by the helicopter and its crew. Previously, the helicopter was kept at the Chautauqua County Airport. The hangar also had quarters for the pilot and co-pilot and included office space and accommodations for maintenance of the medi-vac unit. A helipad encircled by lights to help with landings made at night was located next to the hangar. The hangar was on Allen Street next to WCA Hospital's ambulance entrance to the emergency department.