The plant of the Buck Plating Company at Killbuck was destroyed by fire two days previously with a loss of between $25,000-$30,000 including stock to the value of about $7,000. The fire was discovered shortly after 2 o'clock by passengers on Erie Train 2. As the train passed the plant a small blaze was noticed on the roof. The locomotive whistle awoke the people living in the neighborhood and Chief Engineer Coe of the local fire department was notified upon the arrival of the train at Salamanca station. Coe phoned to Killbuck and was told that the fire then had such a start that it would be useless for the Salamanca department to go there.
In 1938, the Czechoslovak government announced officially this day its acceptance of the British-French plan for meeting the peace terms of Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler. The decision came at the end of three days of fateful discussion of the proposals agreed upon by British and French leaders in London as the price for maintaining peace in Europe. The news of the capitulation came to the Czechoslovaks by radio broadcasts carried through loudspeakers in the crowded streets of Prague. Crowds in the main streets were in an excited mood and the authorities were worried about the reaction of the Czechs to the definite news that the republic faced loss of considerable territory.
Included among the 12 persons killed in the railroad wreck at Tortuga, California, the previous morning was Emma Hall, 76, widow of Frank Hall, formerly of Jamestown who was enroute here to join her daughter, Blanche Hall Markham, when the accident happened. Hall, who formerly resided with her husband at 10 Chandler Street, had been residing with her daughter, Markham, at Loma Linda, Calif. and was en route here to be met by her daughter as they were to visit with friends. She was expected to arrive Thursday night. The accident occurred when a passenger train crashed head-on into another passenger train standing on a siding.
In 1963, a Trenton, N.J., man was killed instantly late the previous night when his car struck a bridge abutment about two miles southwest of South Dayton and burst into flames. He was Lester Floyd Fullmer, 48, according to Coroner Frederick L. Hitchcock, who investigated. It was the 12th highway fatality of the year in the county. The past year on the same date, 20 had died on county highways. The accident occurred about 10:40 p.m. as Fuller was driving north, alone, in a station wagon on route 83. He hit the bridge abutment on the right side of the highway about a mile south of Balcoms Corners. The impact tore the front axle and a wheel from the car which continued about 75 feet on along the abutment before bursting into flames. Fullmer was reportedly employed by a Pittsburgh tank building firm.
The Merton P. Corwin Auditorium of Jamestown High School would ring with harmony this night when the Jamestown Chapter, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America presented the first barbershop parade of quartets to be held here in many years. The first annual "Harvest of Harmony" began at 8:15 p.m. The theme was "A Parade of Champions." The basis for the theme was the appearance of the current international quartet champions, "The Town and Country Four" of Pittsburgh.
In 1988, out of the glare of the presidential campaign, a bipartisan commission was quietly crafting a proposed solution to the federal budget deficit that would include cuts to Social Security and defense spending as well as possible increases in consumption taxes. That was the word from Democrat Robert Strauss, who was co-chairman of the 12-member commission along with Republican Drew Lewis. Strauss provided a tantalizing glimpse of what options the panel was considering recommending to the new president. The panel, concerned about becoming embroiled in the presidential campaign, had purposely kept out of the public eye since July.
Almost two dozen balloons were expected to be featured in this year?s second annual Great I Love New York Balloon Rally, according to Peter Wiemer, chairman of the event. "We plan on having 21 or 22 balloons, from Eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and Western New York, including Rochester," he said. He said this year all balloons would lift from Mayville?s Lakeside Park and would rise on a staggered basis, seven at a time. He said this would allow the crowd to be able to see the event from the same area. The past year, balloons lifted from two areas.