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2018-01-10 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Jan. 12, 1893

SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish’s debt of $2,500, which has burdened the parish for the past twenty-five years, is paid and it is free from debt for the first time in thirty years.

Bald-headed men are so numerous in Chicago that an audience in that city is said to look, when viewed from above, like a cobblestone pavement.

A Western editor met a well-educated farmer recently and said to him that he would like to have something from his pen. The farmer sent him a pig and charged him $9.75 for it.

Men or women who take upon themselves the arduous task of long walks, fasting or swims, give you marked evidence of ignorance; therefore they should no longer be patronized.

There is no reason why the goat should be so little raised for the meat market. The flesh of a goat not actually aged is very good eating and is superior to the very best spring lamb.

100 Years Ago
Jan. 10, 1918

While Mr. Oliver Batt was cranking Mr. F.P. Tatu’s Ford truck on the Transit Road on Monday, the machine backfired and the crank struck his right arm, causing a dislocation of the elbow and severely wrenching the muscles. Drs. Metz and Baker attended him.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schmitt of Niagara Falls were present at the Eggertsville Singing Class reunion on New Year’s Day and will be guests of Messrs. C.F. and A.L. Witmer, Mrs. Schmitt’s brothers, for several days.

The home of Martin Killian at Pickard’s Bridge was damaged by fire last week, the loss being about $800. The fire started from an overheated chimney pipe. The roof was burned off the kitchen part of the building. A bucket brigade saved the main part of the home.

Miss Emma Woods is entertaining the mumps.

Miss Gertrude Brauer spent the past week in Lockport with her aunt and cousins.

It was announced this week that the New York National Guard, now in training in Spartanburg, S.C., will be the next division sent to France. It contains a large percentage of our boys who are serving the colors.

When ironing handkerchiefs, the middle should be ironed first. To iron the edges first causes the middle to swell out like a balloon and makes it difficult to iron satisfactorily.

75 Years Ago
Jan. 7, 1943

Mrs. John Wagner of Williamsville spent the weekend with Miss Clara Wisterman at Rapids.

Clothing alone cannot make the woman, but a woman with good posture can help make the clothes.

50 Years Ago
Jan. 10, 1968

Mayor Neil Frank of Williamsville and the Board of Trustees have approved the seal to be used by the village on all official stationery and mobile units. The seal was designed by Mrs. Robert T. Bronkie.

Eggertsville Hose Chief William T. Belinson reports that his company responded to 436 calls during 1967. For the second year in a row, Assistant Chief Otto Striejewske will receive the award for answering the most fire alarms for the year; he answered 288.

The Amherst Pee Wee hockey team has won its second tournament of the holiday season. On Dec. 30, they won the final game of the International Silver Stick Tournament by beating Saltfleet, Ontario. Jack Brownschidle scored two unassisted goals in the 4-1 win.

Arthur D. Bissell Jr., 84, of Williamsville, died Jan. 5, 1968. He was co-owner of Frontier Iron Works and Newton Arms Co.

25 Years Ago
Jan. 13, 1993

Earl E. Brock, former principal of the old Academy Street School and a former trustee of the Village of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1993. He was the only male member of the Class of 1917 at the Academy Street School.

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