Historical Headlines – August 13

08/13/1969 – Local chain store advertises green peppers for five cents; round steak for 99 cents a pound, and jumbo bologna 9 cents a pound.

08/13/1969 – Patrolmen James Schrecengost, 24-year veteran of Kittanning Police Department, has been named assistant police chief here.

08/13/1969 – NATIONAL – Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, were showered with confetti and tickertape today while riding down the Broadway route of American heroes as New York City honored the first men to travel to the moon.

08/13/1964 – Bishop William C. Connare of Greensburg diocese will dedicate the new church of Kittanning Roman Catholic congregation Sunday as St. Mary Queen of Americas Roman Catholic Church.

08/13/1959 – A total 1,190 students are expected to begin kindergarten and elementary classes in the Ford City Union School District, according to a pupil enrollment summary by James Davis, principal of Ford City Elementary School.

08/13/1959 – A white ribbon was won by Joan Riffer and Sally Schrecengost, both of Kittanning RD 1, for their demonstration of Miss Joanie Jumbles Meets Miss Sally Straight Brain at the 35th annual 4-H Club Week in Pennsylvania State University.

08/13/1959 – Congressman John F. Saylor has pledged his help in finding a solution to the flood control problem in the McGrann and Rosston areas.

08/13/1954 – Guardsmen E to Leave Town. Men To Ready Gear For Two-week Encampment at Indiantown Gap.

08/13/1954 – A total 208 descendants survive Mrs. William (Smith) Anderson, 90, who died yesterday in her home at Dayton RD.

98/13/1954 – The staggering costs of patient care and a two-point polio prevention program have created a financial crisis that only an Emergency March of Dimes can solve, county drive officials said today. A special drive has been set at Armstrong County for August 16-31, Mrs. Roger C. Stone and Mrs. E. Clinton Stitt, co-chairmen, announced.

08/13/1949 – An explosion in the Central School building, caused minor damage to plaster and a window. Gas leakage was blamed for the explosion which tore out two eight foot strips of plaster from the ceiling of the school cafeteria and broke a window in a lavatory.

08/13/1949 – A two-story brick building at Market St and North Grant Ave. has been sold through the F. S. Moran Real Estate Agency, New Kensington, to a contractor there. The property was owned by Mr. and Mrs. E. Patten of New Lexington, Ohio.

08/13/1934 – The home of Mrs. David Gulick, Allegheny Ave., Applewold, will be the scene of a tea, a benefit for the Kittanning branch of the American Red Cross.

08/13/1929 – Elmer Benton, 55-year-old resident of Worthington, died in the hospital here.

08/13/1929 – “Talkie” movies made their first appearance in Ford City at a midnight showing at the Savoy Theater.

08/13/1929 – J. F. Carpenter shot nine consecutive holes with a total score of 31 at Kittanning Country Club. This is the lowest score ever made by a member of the club.

08/13/1929 – James H. Truby, well-known Civil War veteran, is celebrating his 94th birthday at his home on Arch St. today.