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2018-11-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Nov. 9, 1893

“Newspaper editor: ‘What circulation are we claiming now?’ Foreman: ‘Nine hundred.’ Editor: ‘Better claim nine hundred and fifty next week; I got two new subscriptions today.’”

100 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1918

Peace! A telegram from Washington, D.C., received at noon states that an armistice has been signed and that hostilities will cease today at 2 p.m.

Capt. Arthur L. Schlosser, husband of Kathleen DeCeu Schlosser, was killed in action on Sept. 29, 1918. Mrs. Schlosser received a letter from Capt. Schlosser’s brother, Corp. Frederick Schlosser, also in France, on Thursday morning, telling her the sad news. His remains rest on the edge of the Argonne Forest.

Students of Hobart College, Geneva, will dig a sanitary sewer for the college buildings.

The next meeting of the Red Cross branch of Swormville will be held at St. Mary’s School Hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2 o’clock p.m. The boys need our help.

Confirmation school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church begins Saturday at 10 a.m.

The result of Tuesday’s election of Erie County officials was a Republican landslide, the entire ticket being elected by large majorities. According to the latest reports on the governorship of New York State, Alfred E. Smith, Democrat, is leading Gov. Whitman by 12,000 votes, but with a few districts still out. Clarence MacGregor, Republican, is leading over Charles B. Smith, Democrat, by 84 votes for the office of congressman in the 41st District.

Women polled their first votes in Amherst on Tuesday and seemed to enjoy the privilege. Mrs. Alfred F. Henderson had the honor of being the first woman voter in District 2.

75 Years Ago
Nov. 11, 1943

Tech Sgt. William J. Gorenflo, who was perturbed when Uncle Sam separated him from three other Eggertsville enlistees last April, is happy again to be “in the thick of the fighting” near Australia.

To fill a long-felt need in the county, the Erie County Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is opening a depot this evening at 726 Main St., Buffalo, for the needy wives of men in the armed services.

50 Years Ago
Nov. 6, 1968

On a day nearly clear enough to see forever, the State University of New York at Buffalo examined the promise of its future, found it both good and thrilling, and under a benign blue heaven began moving the earth to make the promise come true. Oct. 31, 1968 — a Halloween of a different sort — was a day to set aside nightmarish ill omens and, as UB Student Association President Richard Schwab said, “to dream of an ideal university” where it is men who count. For a variety of reasons, which have made news over a period of years, it has been a long dream with numerous interruptions, but last Thursday afternoon many men who count for much in both education and government came together on the “Plains of Amherst” to break ground for the first buildings of a $650 million, 1,200-acre campus.

About 100 volunteer firemen from six companies fought a stubborn blaze Sunday afternoon that destroyed about 90 percent of the Suburban Plaza at 837-843 Niagara Falls Blvd. Heaviest damage was to the second floor of Dance City owned by Harold Austin.

Herbert Franklin Downing, 68, president of an industrial contracting firm from 1941 to 1958, died Nov. 5, 1968.

25 Years Ago
Nov. 10, 1993

Gov. Mario Cuomo spoke at Manhardt Alexander in the Audubon Industrial Park on Nov. 4 as he brought word that the firm will receive a $373,000 UDC loan for expansion.

The Amherst Tigers defeated Grand Island 7-3 on Friday to earn their first-ever Section VI Class B-1 title.

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