Glancing Backward, July 2, 2013
Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2013. There are 182 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 2, 1963, President John F. Kennedy met Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, the first meeting between a Catholic U.S. chief executive and the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
Milltown residents voiced their concerns about conditions and the proposed expansion fo the Hubish Trailer Court located in Athens Township at this week's Athens Township supervisors meeting.
Sayre High School recently set up 15 computers and seven printers with funds from a $30,000 grant the school received in March, through the efforts of their grant writing committee. The computers will be for the students' use.
Cora Zaner of the Endless Mountains Elder Guild, is preparing to "open up shop" at the annual Endless Mountains Craftmens Show which will continue through the weekend. The show is being held at Railroad Station in Dushore.
50 years ago - 1963
At the June council meeting of Towanda Borough, a great amount of time was spent on an old sore point - failure to get relief labor. Councilmen feel the public is entitled to work from able-bodied people who get relief checks. The fact that such persons fail to put in an appearance induced the ired comments of council. Borough manager George Snell and council President Jack Remsnyder recalled similar troubles in years past.
Newman Bension became the new president of Towanda Rotary Club at the weekly luncheon meeting of the club that was organized in 1920.
Eight Bradford-Sullivan men enlist in the U.S. Navy. They are Ronald Peterson of Dushore, David MacDonald of Towanda, Gordon Kissell of Towanda, Richard Kuykendall of Towanda, Gary Kepner of Sayre, Walter Kinner Jr. of Sayre, Robert Ballard of Canton, and Patrick Fennell of Canton.
75 years ago - 1938
Michael Hawk, 92-year-old veteran with the Union forces during the Civil War, was one of 2,000 members of the Blue and Grey who gathered recently at Gettysburg, Pa. for their last reunion.
Troy High School Classes of 1925 and 1926 held a joint reunion at Mountain Lake on Wednesday. A picnic supper was served and Slingerland's orchestra placed for dancing in the evening.
Albert H. Rothrock of Towanda, a student at the American School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo., won first prize in a dissection anatomy content conducted at the school during the past term under the direction of Dr. Grove Stookey. Rothrock had the best dissected foot in the contest and it will be displayed at the national osteopathic convention to be held in Cincinnati July 7 to 11.
Elsewhere on this date:
In 1926, the United States Army Air Corps was created.
In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.
In 1943, Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers recorded "Sunday, Monday or Always" for Decca Records.
In 1982, Larry Walters of San Pedro, Calif., used a lawn chair equipped with 45 helium-filled weather balloons to rise to an altitude of 16,000 feet; he landed eight miles away in Long Beach.
Today's Birthdays: Country singer Marvin Rainwater is 88. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is 71. Writer-director-comedian Larry David is 66. Country singer Guy Penrod is 50. Rock musician Dave Parsons (Bush) is 48. Singer Michelle Branch is 30. Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale is 28.