Historical Headlines – March 9

3/9/1928 – Negotiations were closed (today) March 9, 1928 whereby Samuel Campbell purchased from Mrs. James Linnon the furniture and fixtures of the Linnon Hotel as well as the Linnon Hotel cigar store. However, the stock market crash would soon tumble the business. On November 19, 1931, the FOR SALE notice was placed in the Simpson’s Leader-Times for the Linnon Hotel and Linnon Cigar Store. “Will sell separate of together. Terms. Inquire S. H. Campbell, Proprietor.”

3/9/1938 – A cast of 13 thespians from Kittanning High School’s current Senior Class presented “Headed for Eden” in the high school auditorium. The cast included Jean Vensel, Virginia Moore, Sarah Schry, Jim Hepler, James Best, Wilma Alderton, Harold Young, Isobel Opel, Ruth Flick, William Seyler, Alice Renolds, Laura Graff, Rosella Dosch, Howard Miller, Tom Turner, Ralph Hare, and David Stahl. 80 years later on this same date, Armstrong High School tonight will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, continuing the tradition of high school dramatic performances in middle Armstrong County.

3/9/1931 – The Kittanning Thrift Corporation at 339 Market Street was making loans at 1% per month interest. A total of 1625 loans were made to Armstrong County residents during the depression year of 1931. The loans were for between $10 and $300 each.

3/9/1948 – Chief of Police Samuel Densmore said that the first survey of the borough’s streets was made in connection with Town Council’s anti-jalopy campaign.

3/9/1953 – Ford City Borough announced it will take in more than $300,000 in revenue during the 1953 year, according to the proposed budget now on display at the borough office.