Historical Headlines – June 13

6/13/1968 – Over some impassioned opposition, the Senate voted 30-17 to fund non-public schools in Pennsylvania. Republican Senator Albert R. Pechan voted no on the school bill, which would provide aid to children attending Catholic and non-public schools.

6/13/1968 –¬† The Salem Methodist Church congregation, which is nearly 120 years old, has voted to close its church due to a decline of population and changing conditions, Pastor E. D. Crispens announced today. The last service will be Sunday, June 16. The church is located off Route 422 near Elderton and is part of the Western Pennsylvania conference of the United Methodist Church. It was built on the site of the present church in 1850.

6/13/1968 – Victoria Johns, age 6, of Johnston Avenue, Kittanning, received emergency treatment at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital yesterday for injuries suffered when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle. She suffered bruises of the chest and right arm.

6/13/1968 – Roger A. Smith of Shelocta RD1 received a Bachelor of Business Education degree from Indiana Norther University in Gas City, Indiana last Sunday. He is a graduate of Elderton High School and the New Kensington Commercial School of Business. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Smith, attended the commencement exercises and open house held at the home of the president of the University, Dr. Gordon A. DaCosta.

6/13/1963 – Dave “Red” Ullom of Kittanning has been elected president of the Allegheny Interscholastic Conference for 1964.

6/13/1963 – An indebtedness of more than $2.5 million was proposed by Armstrong County Housing Authority as members met at the Armstrong County Courthouse.

6/13/1958 – Thomas Roy Stennett was ordained to the Holy Ministry at Saint John’s Lutheran Church.

6/13/1958 – State Senator Albert R. Pechan was elected County Republican Chairman here in a meeting of the county GOP committee.

6/13/1958 – Kittanning automobile dealers counted today on a big carry over from their biggest sales promotion, which had already marketed 100 automobiles.

6/13/1958 – Music, free acts, and other attractions will highlight a full day of entertainment at the Pony Farm on 4 July.

6/13/1953 – Thousands of Armstrong county ones streamed into Kittanning today for a first look at their remodeled courthouse which they paid for from normal tax monies. The proud county official ones, responsible for administration of the $90,000 building and remodeling project, received early this afternoon the new courthouse in symbolic ceremonies.

6/13/1953 РAn unofficial low bid of $492,444 has been submitted by the Allegheny  Asphalt and Paving Company, Incorporated in Pittsburgh for a road project in Armstrong County, which calls for widening and  surfacing of 9.59 miles of Traffic Route 66 and America Route 422 in Wayne, Boggs, Valley, Rayburn, and East Franklin townships and Kittanning Borough and the widening of 2 bridges and repairs to a viaduct.

6/13/1938 – Bureau of Animal Industry agents tested dairy herds in East Franklin and Burrell townships today as triennial tuberculosis examinations were started in Armstrong County.

6/13/1938 – Night court to expedite murder trial. District attorney schedules commonwealth’s case for next Monday.

6/13/1933 – Organization of tax justice league units at Tidal and Distant was effected Monday night. The possibility of a membership of 1,000 people for the 2 units was voiced.

6/13/1933 – The Kittanning Business and Professional Women’s Club held its last dinner meeting of the season at Alexander Hotel. Installation of new officers was held, with Mrs. Edna Snyder elected as president.

6/13/1928 – Harry C. Shea, a Rural Valley justice of the peace, died at his home after a stroke.

6/13/1928 – Joseph A. Herbert, 25, an employee of First National Bank of New Bethlehem, drowned while swimming in Red Bank Creek.