Glancing Backward, 4/5/13
Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2013. There are 270 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and an anti-hoarding order that effectively prohibited private ownership of gold.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
The first order of business undertaken by the Towanda Borough Council at its regular meeting last night was to abolish by ordinance the rank of police sergeant.
Bradford County will soon be looking for a new chief assessor. Klas Anderson, who has held this post the past seven years, confirmed yesterday that he will be resigning this appointed position at the end of the month.
Former Troy Chief Richard Garrison was recently presented with the Fireman of the Year Award by the Troy Fire Company at an awards ceremony.
50 years ago - 1963
That 24,440 Bradford Countians are eligible to vote in the May 21 primary election was revealed yesterday at the office of the County Registration Commission.
Claverack Electric Cooperative is now at home in its newly constructed headquarters building in Standing Stone Township. There will be an open house there this weekend.
The much-traveled Calkins-Vickery basketball team of Troy grabbed the YMCA Gold Medal Tournament at Williamsport last night by turning back Blossburg 95-63.
75 years ago - 1938
At the Towanda Borough Council meeting last night, Council accepted the recommendation of Fire Chief Robert Brennan that 550 feet of fire hose be purchased, and the order was given to C. Myer Fairchild of Towanda for Goodrich company hose selling for 95 cents per foot.
Celebrating his birthday today is "Pat" Towner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hershey Towner of Towanda and one of the really fine young fellows in this community. Pat is the big horn tooter in the Little German band.
Following remodeling operations Nan Burchill has reopened her dress shop at the new location, upstairs at 427 Main Street, Towanda.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1792, President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
Today's Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 87. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is 76. Actor Michael Moriarty is 72. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE'-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 63. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 61. Singer-songwriter Peter Case is 59. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 47. Singer Paula Cole is 45. Country singer Pat Green is 41.