In 1913, the second of a series of seven indoor baseball games between teams representing the Jamestown Athletic Club and Company E was played in the state armory in Jamestown Friday evening and resulted in a genuine old-fashioned slugging bee. When the final tally was taken, at least 10 minutes after the players had left the floor, the score was found to be tied at 23 runs apiece. It was expected that the tie would be played off at some future date. Both pitchers, Smith for the J.A.C. team and Hutley for the soldier lads, were pounded hard.
In response to letters inviting contributions toward the Hundred Acre lot fund from absent alumni and other former students of Jamestown High School, many encouraging replies accompanied by generous subscriptions had been received by the committee in charge. No greater proof could be given of the lasting affection in which memories of the loved woodland were held by its habitants of days gone by than were found in the extracts from their letters.
In 1938, Roy Castle, alias Myron Dayton and "Rev."Schaerwood, alias Pete Crawford, who had been sought by Chautauqua County authorities for more than a year on a charge of swindling an aged Irving widow out of more than $7,000, would probably be returned to this county for trial late in December, according to a statement to The Journal by District Attorney David Brunstrom. Brunstrom flew to Buffalo from San Antonio, Texas, after successfully opposing a motion by attorneys for the two alleged swindlers for release on a writ of habeas corpus. Castle and Crawford were represented by an array of six lawyers, including some of the outstanding members of the San Antonio bar.
A spirit of brisk optimism, in keeping with the bright and snappy fall atmosphere, pervaded the furniture exposition building on West Second Street in Jamestown this day as the annual fall market of the Jamestown Furniture Market Association got underway. By early afternoon a total of 150 buyers had registered and it was quite likely that the total would reach or surpass the previous spring's opening day total of 165 buyers.
In 1963, grass, brush and woods fires continued to plague firemen throughout the county. With drought conditions getting progressively worse, firemen from practically every unit in the county saw action. Apparently no relief was forthcoming this day. The first brush fire was reported at about 5 a.m. when fire erupted on Curtis St. Extension. Approximately 30 members of the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Dept. fought the blaze for about two hours. Ellington Volunteer firemen were called back to the woods near the Alfred Hitchcock place, Gerry-Ellington Road the previous afternoon when a fire they had fought Thursday night flared up again. Children playing with matches reportedly caused the original fire. Approximately 100 men fought a stubborn woods fire for over six hours Friday afternoon near the top of Hough Hill just west of Falconer-Kimball Stand Road.
People should enjoy Western civilization while they could. In 37 years it would fall down and go boom. That was the prediction of C. Northcote Parkinson, British historian. "I'd say - about the year 2000 - plus or minus, but that's just a guess." Parkinson believed that by then Eastern civilization would have overtaken the technological lead held by Western civilization and then become the dominant culture. "The decay of one civilization is as important as the expansion of another civilization," he remarked. "In my view this has been a very useful process, because the friction between East and West has produced some of mankind's brightest ideas."
In 1988, no action was taken by the Cattaraugus Village Board after hearing a proposal from Cattaraugus County Sheriff Jerry E. Burrell to provide police protection for the village. Village Mayor John A. Philip said the board faced several options to provide local police coverage. Currently four part-time officers were providing the 48 hours a week of protection, replacing a full-time chief who resigned to take another job in Gowanda.
The Jamestown Teachers Association and the city's board of education had negotiated a tentative contract settlement. Personnel director Donna Beal made an announcement for the district and for Steven Maggio, the teachers' negotiator. "In concept we have an agreement," Beal said. The details of that agreement, however, had still to be settled, she said.