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2006-08-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago

Aug. 11, 1881

If your horse is sick, go to John Wilson, who treats all diseases of horses scientifically and at reasonable prices. He will be at the Eagle Hotel in Williamsville every Wednesday of each week.

Our farmers have secured one of the heaviest crops of hay ever known here.

"It takes a hundred full-blown roses to make a tablespoon of perfume, while ten cents worth of onions will scent the whole neighborhood."

100 Years Ago

Aug. 9, 1906

V. Roy Pratt was unfortunate is losing $32 and some small change by having a pair of trousers containing that amount taken from his home on Mill Street. It is thought the thief slipped in through the back door.

Louis Barlet has left Williamsville to return to teaching in the Philippine Islands.

Deaths include Samuel H. Pratt of the Rapids and Frederic Edighoffer of Amherst Center.

75 Years Ago Aug. 13, 1931 A heavy thunderstorm early last Sunday morning had people in the area quite disturbed. A number of residents around Evans & Eagle streets felt the shock. No damage is reported.

Dr. Lyman C. Pettit, of Williamsville, known to Clarence people because of the successful evangelistic services conducted during March, has accepted a call to the Calvary Presbyterian Church at Lockport.

Miss Marion Reger announces the opening of the Marion Reger Beauty Shoppe at 5564 Main Street next to the Bee office.

Williamsville is the home of the New York State women's champion in archery. Mrs. George E. McClure re-captured the title at the state tournament last week at the Grover Cleveland Park.

Phillips Brothers, 3111 Bailey Avenue opposite post office, advertises its expansion sale. Finest wallpapers in stock, many Birge designs, 39 cents per roll.

The remains of Henry Batt of Eggertsville were committed to rest last Saturday morning. He died Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, 1931. For thirty years, Mr. Batt had been connected with Barron C. Collier, specializing in street car advertising.

Konseck was on the mound last Sunday when Muck Motors defeated the Williamsville All-Stars, 23 to 3. Konseck's curved ball had them at his mercy.

Bee Editorial: "Weeds are reaching maturity. Weeds cut now insures that at least they have been prevented from propagating. Residents who take pride in their homes abhor a neighboring yard of weeds."

50 Years Ago

Aug. 9, 1956

Dial Drugs, located in the A&P Plaza on Main Street opposite Mill Street, has been named an official sub-station of the Buffalo Post Office.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Heeb Suor, 81, of Snyder, were conducted on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Suor died Aug. 2, 1956 at the Deaconess Hospital. Mrs. Suor and her husband, Arthur M. Suor, were among four families which founded the Amherst Community Church.

The Tigers are the new champions of the Amherst Township Little League. Fenton Harrison is the team's manager.

25 Years Ago

Aug. 12, 1981

Mrs. Lynn Millane told the Amherst Republican Committee that she would be the only full-time councilman if elected in November.

Roger R. Mattulke has been promoted to assistant vice president of the Riverside Office of Marine Midland Bank.

Edgar H. Hart has been presented the Williamsville Teachers Association 1981 "Friend of Education" award.

G. James Fremming, former Erie County legislator and New York State assemblyman, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1981.

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