Historical Headlines – July 22

07/22/1969 – James Hartman of Locust Street, Kittanning, is the newly elected president of the Kittanning Lions Club. Serving with Hartman are: First Vice-President Jack Olinger; Second Vice-President Lew Mitchell; Third Vice-President Emmerson Sterner; Secretary Dave Maloney; Treasurer Jim Stillson; Lion Tamer Bill Loughrey; Tail Twister Bill Stover; and Song Leader Bill Hogenmiller. The Board of Directors consists of Carl Gerard, Larry Walker, Wilbur Leonard, Jack Kennedy, Don Sarachine, and Jim Wales.

07/22/1969 – Armstrong County Volunteer Firemen’s Association members elected and installed officers last night during a meeting in their headquarters building near Crooked Creek.John Johnson of Applewold was elected president; Fred Wain, Ford City, the retiring president becomes the first vice-president. Charles D. Moore of Rural Valley was re-elected to a three-year term as secretary-treasurer. Joe DeGrand of Applewold was named assistant secretary-treasurer. W. L. Lukehart of Kittanning #6 was re-elected chaplain. Harold Pierce of Bethel Twp was named to a three-year term as trustee.

07/22/1969 – Kittanning downed Ford City 1-0 in the first of a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Armstrong County American Legion Junior All-Star baseball playoffs. The game took place at Lemmon Field, Kittanning.

07/22/1969 – A Ford City locksmith B. J. Nathaniel of 505-Ford City, will attend a four-day international convention of locksmiths this week at Dallas, Tex.

07/22/1964 – Power Boat races which have been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon from a rainout of July 12, will feature not only the best drivers and power boats of the tri-state area, but also the performances of a barefoot water skier and a man who flies over the water on a kite towed by a speed boat.

07/22/1959Cadogan Lions Club members met at the Cadogan Hunting and Fishing Camp, Nicholson Run, and tendered a farewell to Lion John Fitzgerald, former Cadogan school principal who will take up duties as elementary supervisor at Mercer Joint Schools.

07/22/1959 – The .paintings of Mrs. Helen Van Dine and Misses Joanne and Josephine Heckman will be exhibited at Sherwood Forest Theater, near New Kensington.

07/22/1959 – More than 250 4-H’ers from Armstrong County area took part in an annual 4-H Day Camp at Crooked Creek State Park. Swimming, handicrafts and games topped the day-long entertainment.

07/22/1954 – St. Francis de Paul Parish Buys Land for First Cemetery. Proposed Burial Plot Located a Mile South of Cadogan Along Route 128.

07/22/1954 – A New Bethlehem man was electrocuted while at work on a road widening and resurfacing project along Route 422, 10 miles east of Indiana. The victim was Franklin S. Willison, 64, bridge foreman for the Allegheny Asphalt and Paving Company of Pittsburgh.

07/22/1954 – A Kittanning doctor, Ivan N. Boyer, has been recommended by the Examining Board of the International College of Surgeons for a fellowship in that organization.

07/22/1954 – Gomer Edwards of Freedom expects to arrive here next week to begin duties as principal of Kittanning Area Secondary School System.

07/22/1949 – Ford City: An estimated 40 to 50 members of Company C of the Pennsylvania National Guard were called to the Armory here about midnight by a practical joker. It was reported falsely that the men were needed for a disastrous train wreck at or near Freeport.

07/22/1949 – A coal loading tipple is being constructed along the Pittsburg and Shawmut Railroad track, an estimated 1,200 feet north of the freight station.

07/22/1944 – Democratic Headquarters, Chicago: President Roosevelt was off today on his fourth-term campaign with running mate No. 3 after a bruising final session of the Democratic National convention which re-elected Vice President Henry A. Wallace and nominated Sen. Harry S. Truman of Missouri for his job.

07/22/1944 – Pittsburgh: It was announced by the War Food Administration that butter for civilians would drop on a national scope about 37,000,000 pounds during the poor milk season. The decline is expected to start in July and continue through September.

07/22/1939 – Kittanning’s million-dollar babies upheld tradition as the community’s cutest here in a series of playground pet parades that brought out more animals than you could shake a stick at. There was even a deodorized polecat.

07/22/1929 – Mrs. William Gough of S. Jefferson St. has presented a large American flag for use in the riverfront park here.

07/22/1929 – William Blanchard, well-known Pennsylvania Railroad engineer who has been working at Mahoning, and his daughter Helen were instantly killed and his wife, Mary, 52, was fatally injured in a head-on collision with an Ohio licensed car. The Blanchards were traveling to a Shriner’s convention at Conneaut Lake. The accident occurred near Greenville.

07/22/1929 – James McKay has been appointed postmaster at Seminole.