Historical Headlines – June 14

06/14/1969 – Ford City Police Chief Stanley Sadeski warned unlicensed bicycle owners June 30 is the deadline for 1969-70 license tags.

06/14/1969 – The Reverend John F. Donovan, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Kittanning, today announced receipt at his own request, of a one-year leave of absence from the priesthood. He is planning to use the time for study, and “”to gain another perspective.” He was the first Catholic to be a member of the Kittanning Ministerial Association and was secretary of that organization. He was the first Roman Catholic to speak in major Protestant churches of the area.

06/14/1969 – Fred E. Crissman Jr. of Cowansville received a commission as second lieutenant in the Army and a bachelor’s degree at commission and commencement exercise at Pennsylvania Military College.

06/14/1969 – New Bethlehem is one of the few boroughs in the state to own and operate a cemetery. Since acquiring it 25 years ago, the municipal government has been plagued with the problem of maintaining it. Council also discussed the problem of delinquent perpetual care payments for various lots. Council is studying the problem.

06/14/1954 – A 178-mile trip down the Allegheny River is planned for July 12-17 by members of Manorville Boy Scout Troop. By canoe and boat, 14 scouts and their leaders will begin the voyage at Olean, N.Y., and travel down river to Manorville. An automobile caravan will haul the scouts and equipment to Olean.

06/14/1949 – Grand High Priest of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania Arthur Miller of Pittsburgh was present last night as Orient Royal Arch Chapter of Kittanning celebrated its 75th anniversary. The program was preceded by a dinner in the banquet hall.

06/14/1949 – Robert Y. Hare of Leavenworth, Kan., a former Kittanning resident, has been appointed to the faculty of Marietta College as band leader and instructor of instrumental music.

06/14/1944 – The Chamber of Commerce will give public recognition at a buffet in Kittanning Country Club, for unselfish services given to further the war effort.

06/14/1944 – Headaches inherent in complicated and constantly changing ration regulations, aggravated by a demand that has consistently outrun the supply of available tires were noted by V. L. Crawford Tuesday evening as he talked to Kittanning Kiwanians about tire rationing.

06/14/1939 – Bronchial pneumonia resulting from injuries received in a 12-foot fall, caused the death of 78-year-old Benson H. Wolfe of Worthington RD 2 at 3 o’clock in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

06/14/1939 – Dr. J. B. F. Wyant of North Avenue, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his entrance into the medical profession, was retained as medical inspector for Kittanning schools at a meeting of the board of education Tuesday night.

06/14/1934 – Sagamore and Craigsville Juniors played to a 3-3 baseball tie at Sagamore Tuesday afternoon in a game replete with errors and bitterly fought throughout.

06/14/1934 – The Rev. and Mrs. C. Oscar Anderson of Cherry Tree today celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary at their home where Mr. Anderson is pastor of the Presbyterian Church. The Anderson family is well known in this section. Mr. Anderson having been a former pastor of the Goheenville and Concord Presbyterian Churches. At the present time he is moderator of the Presbytery of Kittanning.

06/14/1929 – Margaret J. Heilman, 77, died this morning at her home in Manor Township.

06/14/1929 – It was announced today that the entire length of the Kittanning-New Bethlehem road will be open to the public in ten days.

06/14/1929 – George’s Café, McKean and Market Street, was sold this morning to the Liberty Dairy Company.