Glancing Backward, 5/12/12
Today is Saturday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2012. There are 233 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 12, 1937, Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, was crowned as queen consort.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1987
Approximately 45 residents and teachers of the Towanda Area School District appeared at last night's school board meeting to fight a board decision not to fill a nursing position it loses to retirement at the end of the year. They lost.
Construction of the new Sayre Public Library officially began yesterday with a groundbreaking conducted by Library President Al Haines and other library dignitaries.
J. Barry Goldsmith of Towanda, an employee of the Williams Oil Company, is celebrating a birthday today.
50 years ago - 1962
About 400 people jammed into the Laporte courthouse yesterday to hear a discussion of plans for a new high school in Sullivan County.
Celebrating their birthdays today are Rex Tinklepaugh of Towanda and Robert Tinklepaugh of Sugar Run.
Construction has been started on the swimming pool and recreation center at the Towanda Country Club.
75 years ago - 1937
The school in Black closed recently with a picnic dinner. Miss Leola Horton will return this coming fall to teach the lower grades and Miss Dorothy Coolbaugh of Towanda will teach the upper grades.
A very interesting indication of the modern trend in stock feeding is being developed in the building of a large silage container now under construction at the Fox Chase Farms near Towanda.
Seen about the borough: A fresh coat of paint for the Quality Food Store (ivory with black trimmings).
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra is 87. Critic John Simon is 87. Composer Burt Bacharach is 84. Actress Millie Perkins is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jayotis Washington is 71. Country singer Billy Swan is 70. Actress Linda Dano is 69. Musician Ian McLagan is 67. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 64. Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 64.
Actor Gabriel Byrne is 62. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 62. Singer Billy Squier is 62. Country singer Kix Brooks is 57. Actress Kim Greist is 54. Rock musician Eric Singer (KISS) is 54. Actor Ving Rhames is 53. Rock musician Billy Duffy is 51. Actor Emilio Estevez is 50. Actress April Grace is 50. Actress Vanessa A. Williams ("Melrose Place") is 49. Country musician Eddie Kilgallon is 47. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 46. Actor Scott Schwartz is 44. Actress Kim Fields is 43. Actress Samantha Mathis is 42. Actress Jamie Luner is 41. Actor Christian Campbell is 40. Actress Rhea Seehorn is 40. Actor Mackenzie Astin is 39. Actress Malin (MAH'-lin) Akerman is 34. Actor Jason Biggs is 34. Actress Emily VanCamp is 26. Actor Malcolm David Kelley is 20. Actors Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten ("Everybody Loves Raymond") are 17.
Thought for Today: "Mistrust the man who finds everything good; the man who finds everything evil; and still more the man who is indifferent to everything." - Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian (1741-1801).