In Years Past

In 1914, the German Emperor conferred with the Imperial Chancellor and Ministers of War and Marine reserve officers received orders to mobilize. Austrian invaders and Servian troops came in contact with each other in Servian territory and hundreds of casualties were said to have resulted. The main British fleet had left Portland under sealed orders. France was preparing for eventualities. European stock markets had virtually ceased operations. English statesmen were seeking to avert a general European war. Nevertheless, all the nations were preparing for the worst.

The raid made by the state excise agents at Celoron would bring the state exactly $232, that being the price paid for the liquor seized by the state excise agents. The liquor was sold at auction at 2 p.m. at the office of the Ames Transfer Company on East Third Street in Jamestown. It was sold to the highest bidder. There were several bidders but the highest bid was made by Attorney J. Delevan Curtiss, representing other parties. He received the entire consignment of wet goods.

In 1939, the brand of amusing mystery guaranteed to make you glance furtively over your shoulder and fervently long for lots of company, characterized the Dock Players’ third production at the Point Chautauqua summer theater. “Invitation to a Murder” by Rufus King was the play, one of the best yet included in the excellent repertory of three summers of dramatic rations. It attracted two large audiences Thursday and Friday evenings and would be given its final performance this night. The players presented by E.S. Blodgett of the Point Chautauqua Inn, were directed with exceedingly fine discrimination by DeLisle Crawford, aside from the fact that he had an excellent mystery play to start with in both pantomime and sustained action. The single stage setting for the three acts was a masterpiece in forboding elegance.

Three cars were involved in a motor traffic accident Friday evening in Bemus Point in front of the Skillman Grocery. Two cars, one driven by Walter Edmundson, about 25, of Pittsburgh and the other driven by Margory Sweet of Jamestown, were piled up in traffic. Sweet’s car being just ahead of the Edmundson car. Joseph Mitchell, 20, of Baltimore, driving a car owned by John Peterson of Ashville, apparently unable to stop quickly enough, struck the rear of the Edmundson car which, in turn, rammed the car driven by Sweet. No one was injured but the cars were badly damaged. Traffic was especially heavy through the village at the time of the accident.

In 1964, the President’s Recreation Advisory Council had recommended that the Forest Service be charged with developing recreational facilities at the Allegheny River Reservoir in northwestern Pennsylvania. The dam under construction in Kinzua, Pa., by the Army Engineers, would create a reservoir that would reach almost to Salamanca. N.Y. The Forest Service was part of the Agriculture Department.

The American man, in 20 years, would have as many as three and maybe five separate careers, Charles Kothe, vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said at Chautauqua Institution. Man’s whole attitude toward change and retraining for new undertakings would be different, Kothe said, indicating that the tide of the future was leisure time business. “Most of the work that we will be doing hasn’t even been thought of at this moment,” he said, “but this much we know. At least 90 percent of the kind we will be doing, will be creative in the service fields.? Mr. Kothe, in his talk here, forecast the diminishing of factory jobs to almost insignificance but he saw no rise in unemployment.”