In Years Past
In 1914, while on the way to Sweden to visit her mother and grandmother, Mrs. Gunhild Danielson, wife of Arthur Danielson of 102 Wescott St., Jamestown, died on shipboard according to a dispatch received by Mr. Danielson on Friday. She had been in the best of health when she left here but was taken ill on the ship with pneumonia which caused her death. She was buried at sea Friday. Her age was 26 years. She had left Jamestown on June 4 accompanied by her daughter, Ruby. Besides her daughter with her, Mrs. Danielson was survived by three other children, her sister and her grandmother and mother in Sweden and her husband.
The annual exercises in celebration of Flag Day by the members of the Jamestown Lodge of Elks were held Sunday evening in the lodge rooms. The hall was decorated with American flags and the exercises were attended by a large number of members. During the exercises, Sam Dawson, as organist, played an excellent musical program including “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Columbia The Gem Of The Ocean,” “Old Kentucky Home,” “Dixie” and “Maryland, My Maryland.” The history of the American flag was given by H.E. Selivin. The officers of the lodge carried out the ritualistic service, building a floral bell emblematic of liberty.
In 1939, the White Aircraft Company Inc., which contracted with the city of Jamestown on April 1 to lease the Municipal Airport on North Main Street Extension for operation of an aircraft manufacturing plant as well as for operation of the airport, was being pressed by city officials to take some action under terms of the lease. It was expected that the White Company would start operating at the port without delay. In the lease contract signed by President Donald White, the company engaged itself to have its manufacturing enterprise underway within three months of the signing of the contract. City officials were fearful that nothing would come of the negotiations as the White Company had not taken the first step to take over actual management of the field.
Nancy Ann Parlock, who would have been 1 year old had she lived until June 23, died on this morning about 11 o’clock on the porch of her parent’s home at Rowley Place in Jamestown. Coroner Samuel T. Bowers was investigating the cause of death. The child was in a kiddy car on the porch, when her grandmother, in a neighboring house, noticed that she was turning blue. She immediately investigated and the child was taken to a doctor and later to the Jamestown General Hospital. Surviving were the parents, Joseph and Mary Parlock and a brother, Robert Vincent Parlock.
In 1964, two state policemen were shot and wounded and two others captured and handcuffed to a tree for a brief period Sunday by three men who were stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for a routine radar speed check. The three, all from Milwaukee, were arrested by police several hours later, after a massive manhunt with bloodhounds and helicopters. Some 100 men participated in the hunt. The three, Gerald Sarson, 17, Howard Langnes, 24, and James Szulczewski, 21, were charged with assault with intent to kill, pointing a deadly weapon and aggravated assault and battery against a police officer. The wounded troopers were Edward Herbst, 35, of Reamstown, Pa., and Fred W. Bendl, 22, of Nazareth, Pa.
Police had a “circus” Sunday when they booked six carnival people including three female dancers and a sword swallower. The un-entertaining show opened Sunday with the arrest of four young women and two men on vagrancy charges. The jam-packed station and jail were described by officers as a “three-ring circus.” None of the carnival group could furnish “adequate identification or give a good account of themselves,” police said. Four were sleeping in a car and two were in a nearby restaurant on West Third Street. They were enroute to perform at Busti Gala Days.
In 1989, Bernhard F. Lind, 93, died the previous morning in Heritage Village, Gerry, where he had been a patient since Sept. 8, 1988. He was born Aug. 7, 1895, in Jamestown. In 1941, he founded the Lind Funeral Home on South Main Street. When he was 62 years of age, he constructed the new funeral home at 805 W. Third St., where he was corporation president and licensed manager.
Employees of Chautauqua County Health Department were to check the lake shore near Phillips Mills east of Bemus Point about every other day for more medical syringes and needles. About 70 of the devices had been reported found there since the weekend. Steven B. Johnson, the county Health Department’s director of environmental health services, said this was the first time such medical waste had been found in the lake. “It concerns me a lot that it’s being found in Chautauqua Lake,” he said.