Historical Headlines – March 20

3/20/1969 – Fred Mohney of Kittanning has been graduated from the Commercial Department of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

3/20/1969 – Thomas C. Myers of Kittanning was recently commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army as a graduate of its Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He will serve as an Artillery officer.

3/20/1969 – Sp-E5 Harold L. Moore, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Harold Moore of Templeton RD1, was promoted to his present rank after completing an advanced machinist’s course at the U. S. Army ordinance school in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Russell Moore, a brother, is also in the Army at Fort Gordon, GA.

3/20/1969 – No ambassadorship, thank you. That is the word from Albert R. Pechan, state Senate Republican stalwart who declines to deny that some party colleagues have been pushing him for a Presidential appointment.

3/20/1969 – Kurt Bowers, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Bowers of Kittanning won the Western Pennsylvania Diving Championship for Cadets, 10 years and under, in Erie over the weekend in trials held at Tech Memorial High School. The victory qualified Bowers for a berth in the state championships on March 28-29. Another competitor, Alan Simpson, Son of Mr. & Mrs. James Simpson of Kittanning RD5, won sixth place in the Seniors, for boys 15 years and older.

3/20/1969 – The Reverend Robert Henson, known as the “The Singing Preacher” is speaking tonight and tomorrow night at the First Church of God on Woodward Avenue in Kittanning, according to pastors John W. Snyder and Charles E. Strater.

3/20/1964 – After seven years of repeated delays and disappointments, Salvation Army officers here are experiencing the feel of victory. Construction of a new Armstrong Citadel on a lot in the 200 block of S. Jefferson St., Kittanning, was scheduled to begin this week.

3/20/1959 – Harry McCauley, insurance underwriter here, has expanded office quarters in his new location at the Kittanning Highlands shopping center. Formerly in the Empire Building on Market St., McCauley will branch out with the formal opening tomorrow of his new office into a Travel Bureau service.

3/20/1959 – Renovation of the newly purchased courthouse annex formerly Peerless Laundry building on Queen St. is moving along swiftly. Armstrong County home employes are working on the annex on days when weather prohibits outside work at the institution.

3/20/1954 – The University of Pittsburgh’s 50-voice Heinz Chapel Choir will sing a concert in the First Methodist Church here.

3/20/1954 – Jacob S. Crow, Kittanning RD 5, retired this month from Peoples Natural Gas Company with a service record of 37 years and three months.

3/20/1954 – Four Made Homeless by Wind-Fanned Flames. Firemen Unable to Save 5-room Frame House Four Miles from Worthington.

3/20/1939 – Efforts to reach by radio, Harold Holt, the father of a “doomed” two-year old Monongahela baby, to inform him that his son was being rushed to New York by plane for emergency treatment were successful. The father, a member of the crew of the towboat Sewickly heard the radio reports while the river craft was anchored in the Allegheny River at Reesedale, ten miles above Kittanning.

3/20/1939 – A six-room frame house at Yatesboro, occupied by the Richard Nelson family, and all of its contents were destroyed by an early morning fire.

3/20/1934 – Mae West, popular screen actress, will appear on the Columbia Theater screen in the movie “She Done Him Wrong.”.

3/20/1934 – Ford City: A new two-manual pipe organ installed in the First Presbyterian church here was dedicated at a special organ recital and musical program.

3/20/1929 – Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the allied armies in the World War, died at his home in Paris.

3/20/1929 – Work is expected to get underway within a day or two at the new Patton Mirror plant at Manorville.

3/20/1929 – Herbert John of Route 422 has started rebuilding his home destroyed by fire a week ago.