Compiled by Amanda Golden
Information for this column is compiled from The Daily Herald
digital archive. Articles are printed in original form, as they appeared
in the newspaper at the time of publication.
One year ago, October 3, 2007 New print on display The newly released, limited edition aerial print of Tyrone by William Snyder III is now available for purchase. For more information, contact Executive Director of the Chamber Rose Black at 684-0736. Snyder is set to have a display of the prints at Farm/City Day, which is scheduled for this Saturday at Reservoir Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. (The Daily Herald/Christina Pryor)
Twenty-five years ago, October 1, 1983
Tyrone Plans ‘Thank You’ Party
For Favorite Son
Next week Tyrone will attempt to say “thank.you” to Fred Waring, a “home town boy who made good” and never forgot the folks back home.
Those who attend the banquet in his honor Monday night and the outdoor ceremony at Lincoln School Tuesday afternoon will be remembering some of Waring’s contributions to Tyrone, among them the establishment of a local canteen for servicemen during World War II and a benefit concert which realized $40,000 for the Tyrone Hospital in 1951.
Tuesday morning has been set aside for the Waring family to visit friends and do some sightseeing around town; but on Tuesday afternoon the public is invited and encouraged to come to Lincoln School, where a plaque will be dedicated near Fred Waring’s birthplace.
Participating in the 45-miriute program will be Tyrone Mayor Stephen Beats, Who will present a resolution of recognition from the Tyrone Borough Council, and George Stever, president of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce.
The focal point of the program, however, will be music. Children from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades-of the Tyrone schools have been busy rehearsing a new song written by Fred Waring and will sing it with the great musician himself as the conductor.
A song which has become a Fred Waring trademark, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone,’ will be sung by Eileen Kough, accompanied byRichard Merryman.
Fred Waring, still on the road at age 83, has a new show this year appropriately entitled “The Incredible Singing Machine.” According to the Waring show’s publicity director, Ruth Sibley, the incredible singing machine is incredible because” the parts work together smoothly and .perform perfectly, it’s solid, responsive and precise.
What’s more,,it’s designed lor outstanding mileage.” ,
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians have provided the American public the best in entertainment for more than 68 years. His home town is proud of him . . . and next Monday and Tuesday that pride will show.
Seventy-five years ago, September 30, 1933
C.C.C. Camp No. 60 Formally Dedicated
Tyrone Drum Corps Take Part in Ceremonies
Owis Gap Camp No. W-60, 399th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps, located at Whipple’s Dam, near Petersburg, was formally dedicated last evening with appropriate ceremonies and a big banquet.
The TYrone American Legion drum and bugle corps took a big part in the dedication ceremonies, leading the proccession to the area and staging a drill, also playing a number of selections.
Following the drill a banquet was held in the newly constructed mess hall, over 200 members of the camp, officer personnel and guests being present.
First Lieut. Martin H. Burckes, 6th Field Artillery, US Army, camp commandant, acted as toastmaster and presided over the program in the most efficient manner. Lieut. Burckes extended the guests of the camp a most cordial welcome and gave, in brief, the many difficulties encountered in getting the camp established and the splendid co-operation accorded by the members of the camp. Lieut. Col. Ben C. Jones, Tyrone, made the principal address, giving the history of the great C.C.C. project.
One hundred fifty years ago,
September 28, 1858
Serious Stabbing Affray
Just as we are going to press, we learn that a quarrel arose yesterday (Sunday) between two men by the names of S. A. Wilmot and Isaac Hendershot, Jr., at Bald Eagle Furnace, about a pint of whiskey, in which Wilmot stabbed Hendershot severly, and then fled. A reward of $25.00 is offered for his apprehension, by Isaac Hendershot, Sr. Wilmot is a man about 35 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches in height, and wore whiskers and mustachics; when he left, he had on nothing but a colored shirt and a pair of pantaloons.
Our cotemporaries North and South, East and West, will favor the cause of justice by making a note of the above.
Compiled by Amanda Golden