Historical Headlines – September 16

09/16/1969 – Youths will be arrested for loitering in doorways of business places in Ford City, Police Chief Stanley Sadeski said.

9/16/1969 – Ford City Police have invoked arbitration in their demands for pay increases and benefits. Ford City patrolmen currently earn $578.47 per month. Ivan Peck, chairman of the council police committee, stated that “negotiations have broken down.”

09/16/1969 – Armstrong School District directors continued last night their hunt for a new superintendent, interviewing one of four men to which the field has been reduced. Approximately 30 educators were originally applicants for the post being vacated next year by C. Nicely Hanner, who is retiring. Interviewing is being done in private.

09/16/1969 – A heavy equipment driver was killed near here today when a giant earth-moving machine plunged down a gulley on a portion of the Allegheny Valley Expressway under construction near Center Hill. The victim was identified as Frank J. Corlelo, 41, of Crabtree, Westmoreland County.

9/16/1969 – The State Senate will meet in memorial session for Senator Albert Pechan from Ford City, who died last week.

09/16/1964 – Capt. James H. Korp arrived here today to assume command of the Kittanning Corps of the Salvation Army. Korp succeeded Capt. Donald R. Nathan, who moved to Pittsburgh headquarters after eight years of Kittanning service.

09/16/1959 – Kittanning Police Chief W. M. Bowers said his office has received a plaque in recognition of the town’s driver pedestrian safety record during 1958.

09/16/1959 – John Jamack Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. John Jamack, 241 Vine St., Kittanning has been accepted for enlistment in the army, it was announced by the recruiting station here. Prior to enlisting, Jamack was attending Riverside Military Academy at Gainesville, Ga.

09/16/1959 – West Penn Power Company officials made a tentative offer of about $450,000 for the Ford City Borough power plant if the borough permits the power firm to serve Ford City residents directly.

09/16/1954 – Mr. and Mrs. Alex Muir of Kittanning RD 5 will sail Sept. 29 aboard the Queen Mary for a two-month visit to Scotland.

09/16/1954 – The first murder case to be tried in Armstrong County in 11 years is scheduled to begin next Tuesday when a woman goes on trial for the fatal shooting of her 34-year-old son.

09/16/1954 – Court Crier Walter F. Jackson of Apollo, oldest employe in the Armstrong County courthouse will observe his 87th birthday tomorrow.

09/16/1949 – Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the barn and contents on the Emory Baumcratz farm, 3 1/2 miles south of Rural Valley.

09/16/1949 – An Apollo airman was killed in the first fatal crash of a B-36 inter-continental bomber. The Apolloite, M-Sgt. John G. Stanko, and four other men were killed when a B-36 failed on its take-off from Carswell Air Base and nose-dived to the bottom of adjoining Lake Worth, Fla.

09/16/1944 – A scrap collection made here resulted in salvage of 18 tons of paper, it was announced by George W. Phillips, commander of the sponsoring American Legion Post of Kittanning.

09/16/1944  – Mrs. Myron L. Harris of Dayton is one of 35 Pennsylvania Republicans certified with the State Election Bureau, Harrisburg as a presidential elector.

09/16/1944 – Kittanning High School gridders, inspired by two lengthy runs by their quarterback, John Paul, wallopped Washington Township 38-0 in the Wildcats second game of the season here.

09/16/1939 – Margaret Myers, 17-year-old Leechburg High School student, is the newest and youngest lady-bird in this vicinity. Margaret has been around airplanes since she was of grade school age: her father’s a pilot and manager of the Leechburg Airport – but she got her biggest thrill in soloing last month.

09/16/1939 – Further curtailment of Sunday train service between Kittanning and Pittsburgh will become effective Sept. 24 when the Pennsylvania Railroad inaugurates a new schedule for passenger service. The south-bound passenger train due at Kittanning each Sunday at 11:18 a.m. and a northbound train due here at 6:11 p.m. will be withdrawn.

09/16/1929 – Hunting licenses for the year 1929 have been received at the office of County Treasurer Harry B. Bearic. About 2,000 licenses have been mailed out from applications on file.

09/16/1929 – Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a two-story tile dwelling owned and occupied by Joe Castini at the west end of Rural Valley.