In Years Past

  • In 1914, the Falconer plant of the Jamestown Mantel Company was closed at the conclusion of the day’s business Wednesday and did not reopen Thursday morning. It was still closed this day and the statement was made that owing to difficulty in the reorganization which was begun about three weeks ago at the time when Caflisch Brothers of Jamestown and Union City took over the controlling interest in the plant, a temporary receivership had been decided on and went into effect Wednesday afternoon. There were ample assets to pay all the claims but owing to business conditions, those could not be realized in full.
  • The Seaburg Manufacturing Company which had conducted a furniture factory on Steele Street in Jamestown near the Municipal electric Light plant for a number of years had broken ground for a substantial addition to its plant. The addition would be of brick and three stories in height and of modern factory construction in every way. The company was a typical Jamestown concern, beginning business in a small way a number of years ago in an old house. The old house had been moved off the site and the excavating was about completed for an addition where the house once stood.
  • In 1939, a citation certificate for “exceptional meritorious and outstanding service” of the 174th Infantry New York National Guard of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, Jamestown and Olean, during the recent army maneuvers at Plattsburg, was received by Colonel Joseph W. Becker, commander. “As a part of the 44th Division in maneuvers of the First Army at Plattsburg,” the citation read, “this unit completed the most strenuous training program ever undertaken by the National Guard and distinguished itself by an outstanding performance under the most trying conditions of adverse terrain and fatigue.” The citation was signed by Major General C.E. Powell.
  • Jamestown was returning to Eastern Standard Time on Monday morning at 2 o’clock, after operating on daylight savings time since June 4. Timepieces should be set ahead 11 hours on retiring Sunday night, instead of being set back one hour, as the latter procedure was said by watch and clock repairers to be likely to cause damage.
  • In 1964, two boys were taken into custody Thursday by Sheriff’s Department Deputies in connection with a fire at Mayville late the past Friday. Deputies said the blaze occurred at the unoccupied cottage of Byron B. McCulloh. Damage was confined to an upstairs bedroom. Police said the boys admitted entering the building and setting the fire. They were adjudged as juveniles and their names were not released.
  • Possible sights for a new municipal golf course in the event that ultimate expansion of Jamestown Community College forced relocation of the present facility were discussed at a meeting of the Jamestown Recreation Commission. Whether a site selected for the new Science Building and Cultural Arts Center to be built at the College would involve property that was part of the golf course to such an extent as to make it impractical to continue use of the facility, was uncertain at this point, according to Russell E. Diethrick Jr., City Recreation director.