Weekly Feature



2017-07-12 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
July 14, 1892

On Monday, July 11, 1892, at 12 o’clock p.m., occurred the death of Dr. L.C. Carmer, aged thirty-four years and twenty-five days. He was born in the Town of Clarence, where he resided until he had attained his manhood. He attended the Buffalo Medical College and graduated from Ann Arbor College with high honors in 1883. Soon after, he located at Williamsville.

Haymakers are busy.

“There are many permanently deaf persons whose affliction has been brought on by boxing the ears, and the practice should be carefully avoided by both parents and teachers.”

“Busy lives, like busy waters, are generally pure. Stagnant lives, like stagnant pools, breed corruption.”

“No insult offered to a man can ever degrade him; the only real degradation is when he degrades himself.”

100 Years Ago
July 12, 1917

Rural mail routes in Erie County are to be lengthened so each carrier will cover about 28 miles.

Until further notice, first year German classes will be eliminated from the Westfield High School curriculum.

During the severe storm on Tuesday, about 6 p.m., a barn on the property of George G. Wolf, proprietor of Wolf’s Mills at Skinnersville, was struck by lightning, the fire entirely destroying that building and two other nearby barns.

The sudden death of Mrs. Frank Sugg on Tuesday, July 10, 1917, was a great and severe shock to her family and many friends. Those who saw her Monday little dreamed that the messenger of death was to soon lay its hand upon her and that they would never again enjoy the pleasure of her company.

Mr. and Mrs. Elias Zumstein and family of Bowmansville delightfully entertained the Fogelsonger family at a reunion at their pleasant home on Sunday, July 8. They deserve great credit for a delicious chicken dinner served to their guests.

On the British front in France, there has been great aerial activity. British airmen broke up German squadrons and carried out successful raids against German airdromes, depots and troops. Sixteen German machines were driven down.

75 Years Ago
July 16, 1942

There will be no Old Home Day celebration this year, it was announced Tuesday by William J. Legg, president of the association. This is because of the war and because so many local people have entered the service.

50 Years Ago
July 13, 1967

A sesquicentennial to celebrate Amherst’s 150th birthday next year came closer to reality on Monday evening when the Town Board agreed to study a proposal submitted by Councilman John P. Lane.

Friday is Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus Day. The herd of elephants will help the workmen raise the big top and other tents that make up the canvas city at Wehrle and Youngs.

The Snyder Pharmacy changed hands as of July 1. The new owners are not strangers to the area as both Martha and Martin Quinn have long been known in pharmaceutical circles here.

Olean this week is buzzing with activity as twenty candidates begin competition for the title of Miss New York State. Representing our town as “Miss Amherst” is 18-year-old Miss Mary Jo Wright.

25 Years Ago
July 15, 1992

Construction of the new stadium at the State University at Buffalo is more than half completed. It will be one of the venues for next year’s World University Games.

Dr. James Haught, principal of Sweet Home High School, will resign effective July 1993. He has been principal since 1972.

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