In 1912, The Cudahy Packing Company of Chicago, one of the largest financial corporations of the packing and provision business, after a thorough investigation of conditions throughout the grape belt, had decided to locate in Fredonia and had taken a lease and option of purchase on the three-story brick factory building owned by the Fredonia Preserving Company at the corner of East Main Street and the D.A.V. & P. railroad tracks. They ordered a complete equipment of presses, sterilizing apparatus and containers in order to get into operation in the coming fall.
Former Jamestown Alderman A. Fred Helgran of the Fourth Ward was run down Thursday afternoon by an automobile driven by Leonard Anderson. The accident occurred in front of the Warren-Jamestown waiting room as the Fraternal battalion was marching to the armory to disband after the parade. Helgran's collar bone was broken and he was otherwise cut and bruised. Mr. Helgran, as lieutenant of Jamestown division, Uniform rank of the R.O.T.M., was marching beside the main line when the automobile swung into South Main Street, having come out from Steele Street. The driver claimed to have lost control of his machine. Mr. Helgran was taken into the Humphrey House and later, to his home.
In 1937, the warships of nine navies were patrolling the Mediterranean to hunt town "pirate submarines." The war clouds that hung over that historic sea had become perceptibly darker and more ominous. What was behind it all? What chain of rivalries was drawing the nations close to the brink of another war? Why was the Spanish war bringing Europe to a new crisis? Milton Bronner, experienced London correspondent for NEA Service and the Jamestown Evening Journal, explained it all in four exciting, comprehensive stories, the first of which appeared on Page 12 of this day's paper. People who read them all would have a better understanding of the daily cables from abroad.
Tom Mix and his circus presented a pleasing combination of wild west, acrobatic and trained animal acts, playing to two good sized audiences at the Falconer show grounds the previous afternoon and evening. The former movie star held the spotlight, heading a large cast of equestrians in colorful costume. Riders wearing the uniform of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police opened the performance with feats of horsemanship. Mix thrilled the spectators with his riding, roping and shooting act. The crowd was thrilled by Frank Shepard, the daring young man on the flying trapeze who did a breathtaking somersault, catching himself by his heels on the bar, without a net below.
In 1962, an accident Wednesday evening in which a motorist struck two cows, left aftermath of damaged corn fields and scattered cattle. The motorist, Miss Alberta Moore, 36, of Cattaraugus, escaped injury when the westbound car she was driving on Leon Road in Cherry Creek, struck the two cows as they were being herded from one pasture to another, across the highway. The action stampeded and scattered the herd. Because of darkness, the animals could not be located. The next morning, however, it was found that the cows in their fright had charged through 28 acres of corn, destroying the crop. The two cows hit were being treated by a veterinarian. The extent of their injuries was not known.
Nine new astronauts would be named to help the present seven put an American on the moon before the Russians could get there. This was announced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as efforts were being made to minimize any differences of opinion between astronauts John Glenn and Walter Schirra. Schirra said in a television interview that outside commitments were causing Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, to fall behind in space work.
In 1987, the Reagan administration blamed skyrocketing doctor bills for a projected 38.5 percent increase in next year's premiums paid by the nation's 31 million Medicare recipients. "We're looking at an increase of that magnitude, given the cost of doctor bills to the program," said Chuck Kline, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services. The Medicare program was created in 1965 and provided health insurance for about 31 million people, most of them elderly.
Two Panama men, one of whom was given the nickname "the Kid," had returned home after fighting Western forest fires described by officials as the worst in the country's history. They were Dale Edwards, a fire observer with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Theodore P. Card, a fire warden. Both were Panama Fire Department assistant chiefs. The pair was called on one hour's notice and left Jamestown Monday, Aug. 31, for Albany enroute to Boston, which served as the staging area for firefighting crews from the Northeast. The contingent was told it was headed for Eugene, Oregon, to fight blazes in the Umpqua National Forest.