Glancing Backward, 4/11/13
Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2013. There are 264 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 11, 1913, Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, during a meeting of President Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet, proposed gradually segregating whites and blacks who worked for the Railway Mail Service, a policy which went into effect and spread to other agencies.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The Sayre Ambulance Corps held its annual banquet recently. Several awards were given for commendable and heroic acts performed on call. Receiving them were Mike Shaw, Larry Hurley, Bob Thompson, Jim Vought, John Hoover, Karen Vought, Scott Nobles, Dave Chamberlain, John Hogan and Eugenia Wallyce.
Celebrating his birthday today is Bill Hay, a teacher at Towanda High School.
Jeff Carr belted a two-run home run in leading the Wyalusing Rams to a 10-6 win recently over the Elk Lake Warriors.
50 years ago - 1963
About 25 additional employees are expected to be added to the payroll of the Label Processing Company in Sayre when a proposed modernization and expansion program is completed.
A new book about famous old French Azilum in Bradford County was published yesterday by McKay Publishing Co., New York. It is called "The Lost Prince."
Bradford County students placed high in last week's 10th annual Mansfield State College Science Fair. Nancy Fleagle of SRU placed first in general science, Jean Lent of Towanda placed first in plant biology, Stefanie Covell of SRU placed first in animal biology and Richard Tuhro of Athens placed first in physics and best of show.
75 years ago - 1938
Ab Jenkins, race driver who is said to have established more world's records than any man in the history of sports, went through Towanda yesterday. He stopped at the Danneman service station.
The measles epidemic has worn out in Forksville and school was reopened last week following a two-weeks' vacation.
The Sullivan County School Board met in Dushore recently. Sidney Fox of Eagles Mere was elected president.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.
In 1983, at the Academy Awards, "Gandhi" was named best picture; its star, Ben Kingsley, won best actor while Meryl Streep received the best actress Oscar for "Sophie's Choice."
Ten years ago: Ten of the main suspects in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole escaped from prison in Yemen. American troops took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul without a fight. In Cuba, three men convicted of hijacking a passenger ferry the previous week were executed by firing squad, a swift response by Fidel Castro's government to a recent string of hijackings to the United States.
Today's Birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 85. Actress Louise Lasser is 74. Movie writer-director John Milius is 69. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 56. Country singer Steve Azar is 49. Rapper David Banner is 39.