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2018-06-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
June 15, 1893

A neatly dressed young man, wearing tan shoes and blue pants, undertook Sunday to board a moving electric [car]. The result was that he was dragged about twenty feet through the mud before the car could be stopped, no damage being done except slightly changing the color of his clothing.

Slower bicycle riding has been ordered in Buffalo.

Cherries are looking poor.

“Bob: ‘You didn’t stick to that job in the lumber yard very long.’ Bixby: ‘No, I gave it up. I didn’t care for the board.’”

100 Years Ago
June 13, 1918

The annual graduating exercises of the Williamsville High School will be held on Monday evening, June 24, at 8 o’clock, at the Village Hall. A cordial invitation is extended to the public. Members of the graduating class are Franklin Snyder Helfter, Myrtle M. Miller, Lucy Lapp, Marie Lapp and Marion Trobert.

Mr. Fred Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Collins of Snyder, leaves on Sunday for the Great Lakes Training Camp, having joined the naval reserves as an electrician.

Ice cream is a real food and not a delicacy only, says the state college of agriculture.

Sunday school rallies will be held in Erie County on Sunday, June 23, as part of the program of the International Sunday School convention.

Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Fisk and family leave Sunday for a motor trip to Montreal. Accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. Howard Honey, they will return by way of Boston and Springfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fink of Main and Transit roads entertained at a dinner party last Friday evening in honor of their son Lloyd’s eighteenth birthday. The decorations were American flags and peonies. The guests, all school associates, had assembled in the west dining room awaiting Lloyd’s arrival from Buffalo. To say the least, there was quite a surprise waiting for him.

75 Years Ago
June 17, 1943

Another group of men has been inducted into the armed forces and is leaving Monday. One of the Army inductees is George S. Sanfilippo of Niagara Falls Boulevard; he is the fifth member of his family to enter the service.

Water in the Ellicott Creek emergency channel is safe for swimming purposes, Dr. W.C. Baker, the town health officer, has announced.

Mrs. Carl Ruehl of Campbell Boulevard has joined the Curtiss girls softball team. Practices are held at Schiller Park, Buffalo.

The Williamsville Pharmacy, 5510 Main St., advertises Polaroid sun glasses, $1.95 a pair.

50 Years Ago
June 12, 1968

The dedication of Forest Elementary School, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 9, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The postponement resulted from the national day of mourning proclaimed by President Johnson for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

The Hutchinson Hose Company’s first aid teams took top honors in Class A and came in third in Class B at the Erie County Volunteer Fire Companies Conference in Hamburg.

A testimonial dinner honoring Norman C. Vergils, chief administrator of the Sweet Home Central School District, will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 20, in the Hearthstone Manor, Depew.

The installation banquet for the African Violet Society of Williamsville will take place Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Red Mill Inn.

The remodeled Tops supermarket at 2540 Kensington Ave. plans a grand opening today.

25 Years Ago
June 16, 1993

Anne Rohrer, Donald Henning and Dr. Eugene Steinberg were the top vote-getters in the Williamsville School District vote.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly recently joined David Hart, president of Hart Hotels, and Cathleen Hart-Franz for the fifth anniversary of Max Hart’s Diner on Maple near Millersport.

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