In 1913, the local cricket season would close the following afternoon with a game at 2:30 p.m. on the cricket grounds, Chandler Street Extension, between two picked teams of employees of the Jamestown Worsted Mills, captained by James R. Hartley and John Hollings, respectively. The game was arousing great interest among local cricketers and especially among the employees of the worsted mills as an effort had been made to even up the teams to such an extent that the result would be in doubt up to the very end.
The semi-annual meeting of the teachers of the public schools of the district comprising Ellicott, Gerry, Ellery, Stockton and Charlotte, would be held in the assembly hall of Falconer High School. The schools of these districts would not be in session on the day of the meeting. The principal address of the day would be given by Superintendent Judson S. Wright of Falconer and the 100 or more teachers who would congregate in the hall would have the opportunity of discussing school problems and listening to the explanation of the new school laws. Among these laws was the compulsory education law, which required boys and girls between the ages of eight and 16 years to be in attendance the whole school year. Formerly, the law permitted them to enter in October and leave the first of June.
In 1938, the governments of Britain and France agreed on a policy of keeping the peace at almost any cost, ratifying a tremendous international deal with Germany and apparently were urging Czechoslovakia to pay the price - her Sudeten areas. With almost desperate finality, the British and French cabinets gave their approval to the decisions of their premiers to meet Germany's demands on Czechoslovakia. But Czechoslovakia, which had no part in the fateful decisions, still was to be reckoned with. Amid increasing resentment throughout the country, her cabinet met to study the Anglo-French plan that might mean her dismemberment.
Howard H. Green, executive vice president of the Kendall Oil Refining Company, Bradford, Pa., was found dead in the wreckage of his airplane two miles northeast of the borough of Berlin, N.J. this day. Gill Robb Wilson, state aviation commissioner, reported that Green, a licensed transport pilot, had taken off from Atlantic City late the previous afternoon and crossed into Pennsylvania on his way to Bradford. He reported flying over Camden at 6:30 p.m., then apparently became lost in rain and fog. His Fairchild monoplane buried its nose in the mud of Kettle Run cranberry bog, scattering fuselage and wings over a wide area.
In 1963, progress on the new addition to Jamestown General Hospital was described as satisfactory at a meeting of the Hospital Board the previous night. Joseph J. Valone, chairman of the buildings and grounds committee, reported that workmen had completed painting the interior of the first floor of the new wing, and were beginning work on the upper floors. Repaving of the driveway from the hospital to Barrett Avenue had been begun and was expected to be ready for use by mid-October.
A preliminary review of the prepared list of eligible property owner voters for the Packard estate referendum and tax rolls, revealed a series of errors, Lakewood Mayor Roland C. Rapp announced. A large number of property owners complained when they went to the village hall to vote on the referendum and were rejected because their names were not on the list. The proposal to buy the Packard estate property for $80,000 was defeated by a vote of 569 to 110. Rapp said the list was partially checked with the tax roll and it quickly revealed the series of errors.
In 1988, he was bad and he made a lot of money at it. Michael Jackson was the world's highest paid entertainer with total projected earnings of $97 million for 1987 and 1988. Jackson, who ranked ninth on last year's list of the 40 best paid celebrities, moonwalked his way past Bill Cosby to No. 1 by raking in an estimated $60 million this year.
After 8 days of freedom, escaped inmate Patrick H. Prial was back in custody in the Cattaraugus County Jail. Sheriff Jerry E. Burrell said Prial was recovered Sunday after he telephoned a jail officer offering to surrender. Burrell said Prial was picked up at the home of his girlfriend on the Gooseneck Road, West Valley. "He said he wanted to surrender and knew we had surveillance on the property," said Burrell.