The late Charles E. Freeman carried a life insurance of $2,000 in the Knights of the Maccabees. He died Oct. 17 and was buried Oct. 20. The papers were forwarded to the main office at Detroit, Oct. 24, and on the previous day, Charles S. Leet, record keeper of the local tent, received a check for the amount of the claim which he this day turned over to Luelia C. Freeman, widow of the deceased. This was regarded as an exceedingly prompt payment of a death claim as frequently there was much red tape to unwind before the actual check for the amount could be drawn. "I do not recall that any claim was paid more promptly," said Leet.
In 1938, that the life of Ula C. Munson of Fulton Street, Jamestown, revolved around the figure eight was indicated by her letter to The Journal. She claimed that, "My mother was married on the 18th day of the 8th month in 1880. My twin brother and sister were born in the eighth month. I was born the eighth day of the eighth month in 1888. I was graduated from Jamestown High School in 1908. I started teaching school in 1908 and had eight pupils. I have taught under eight school superintendents. My daughter was graduated from Jamestown High School in 1938 at the age of 18. I have resided in eight counties in New York state and have traveled to eight states in the union."
Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Creek, an outstanding rural comedy, would be presented as the annual play of the Henry Mosher Post, American Legion, in Falconer at the high school auditorium Thursday and Friday evenings, Nov. 10-11. The cast would be from the Chautauqua Guild players, under the direction of Raymond Wheeler of Jamestown. With this play the Guild inaugurated its fourth season. Local young people would furnish entertainment and specialty numbers between the acts. The advance sale of tickets had already started and tickets could be purchased at the Davis Drug Store.
In 1963, three cheers to the Faculty Student Association of Jamestown Community College for having brought to the city the American Ballet Theater. Also to be praised was the New York State Council of the Arts without whose support the past night's delightful entertainment could not have been realized. A jam of parked cars around the Merton P. Corwin Auditorium of Jamestown High School announced the huge audience which crammed into every available seat and aisle of the large hall to see the first ballet company in Jamestown in the last 10 years. Their high expectations were amply rewarded by a colorful evening of ballet with a program consisting of classic and modern numbers executed by a company of highly accomplished young American dancers.
The Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company announced plans for a ramp style parking facility for its employees, costing an estimated $50,000. The parking ramp would be built on property owned by the company at 105-111 E. Third St., about a half block from the Jamestown city hall. John H. Carr, president of Jamestown Mutual, who made the announcement, said the facility would increase parking space from 10 to a total of 43. The two-story wooden structure on the property would be razed to make way for the ramp. Present occupants of the building were Franzen's Meat Market and Adam's Cleaners. The building was built in 1865. An inspection found the building to be in an unsafe condition, Carr said. The Collins Sport Shop, on Cherry Street, was a former occupant of the building.