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2017-09-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Sept. 15, 1892

Always clean your gun thoroughly as soon as you return from a day’s sport, no matter how tired you feel.

Own a house. No matter how small, no matter how modest, no matter if you have to run into debt for it. It gives you a stimulus that nothing else can.

“‘What do you think of that artist who painted cobwebs on his ceiling so that the hired girl wore herself into an attack of nervous prostration trying to sweep them down?’ A friend’s reply: ‘There may have been such an artist, but never such a hired girl.’”

100 Years Ago
Sept. 13, 1917

The suffrage meeting held at Main and Rock streets on Saturday was attended by a good-size audience. The proposition of giving women the vote comes up at the fall election.

The Amherst Grange Loan Committee, which consists of T.F. Morley, J.J. Wolf and H.G. Britting, wishes to announce that application blanks for loans for the dewing of fall wheat can now be had at the residence of Mr. Morley. Loans to the amount of $9 per acre are being offered.

Mrs. Frick of Harris Hill is visiting the Misses Blocher.

Miss Helen Metz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John U. Metz of Clarence Center, and Miss Evelyn Shisler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Shisler of Williamsville, have been honored with New York State scholarships for their splendid work at the Williamsville High School.

Miss Katharine Hucker, a former teacher at Williamsville High School, began her duties as first-grade teacher at the East Aurora School last week.

Delegates to the Middle Western Wheat and Rye Conference report a serious shortage of farm labor, due to the draft.

It is reported that former President Taft will address the American Musical Convention in Lockport on Oct. 6.

Again, the French and the Germans are engaged in extremely heavy fighting in the Verdun sector, with the Germans trying to recoup the losses at the end of last week on the right bank of the Meuse.

75 Years Ago
Sept. 10, 1942

Word has been received that the stop-and-go signal ordered months ago for the intersection of Main Street and Kenmore Avenue at University Plaza has been shipped and will soon be erected at that dangerous intersection.

John B. Cass, Charles E. Keller and Robert C. Grenville are among for more men who have enlisted with the Amherst-Clarence Selective Service Board.

50 Years Ago
Sept. 13, 1967

George F. Lamm Post 622, American Legion, will honor all World War I veterans at its installation dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Richard H. Lape, 51, head of the Amherst Senior High School’s science department, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1967. He joined the faculty at Amherst in 1937.

Miss Marian C. Butt, 45, a business teacher at Amherst Senior High School, died Monday, Sept. 4, 1967. She taught business courses at the school for more than 20 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rackl and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heim, representatives of the Swormville Fire Company, attended the 12th annual conference of the Empire State Rescue and Fire Aid Association in Greece, N.Y.

Five Amherst policemen have been promoted to the rank of captain: Lt. Joseph Wullner, Lt. Donald Wright, Desk Lt. Charles Klaffka, Lt. Kenneth Braun and Desk Lt. Charles Kraus.

25 Years Ago
Sept. 16, 1992

A townwide traffic study, with federal funding of half the cost, is being sought by Amherst Councilmember Jane S. Woodward.

First cousins Jack and George Klein will be ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church on Sept. 20 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

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