Historical Headlines – November 15

11/15/1969 – State police here are investigating a pair of burglaries, one involving the loss of two tons of copper wire from West Penn Power Company.

11/15/1969 – Mrs. Joseph Costanzo is not wavering from her opposition to a super-high school for Armstrong School District, with all its appearances.

11/15/1969 – A new group of homemaker-singers, the Redbank Valley Harmonettes, has been performing at various dinner meetings, revivals and church services in the New Bethlehem area.

11/15/1969 – The seventh husband of Hollywood’s famed “sweater girl,” actress Lana Turner, claims his six-month marriage to her was like “science fiction.” He has sued for divorce.

11/15/1969 – Dennis Lorigan of Kittanning and Rickey Wells of Ford City have been accepted as students at New Castle Business College beginning winter quarter starting Dec. 2. Lorigan, son of Mr. & Mrs. George Lorigan, 919 Fair Street, Kittanning is planning to major in business administration. Wells is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Cyril Wells, 1400-6th Ave., Ford City, also will major in business administration.

11/15/1954 – East Lansing, Mich.: A knee injury received Nov. 6 by Randy Schrecengost has ended the football playing days for the Michigan State first-string tackle. A physician who operated on the damaged tissue told Randy’s father, Randall Schrecengost of Kittanning RD 1, the knee could stand no more football playing.

11/15/1949 – The state supreme court upheld an Armstrong County jury’s verdict in awarding $28,000 damage to a Ford City couple for injuries as a result of a fire-escape fall.

11/15/1949 – The Bundle Days program, a part of the eighth National Children’s Clothing Crusade started today in schools here.

11/15/1944 – Capt. Steve Cibik, 24-year-old Leechburg Marine who is probably the first living soldier in this war to have a battlefield named after him, tells the story of the Battle of Cibik’s Ridge in the Nov. 18 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. The issue went on sale on magazine racks today.

11/15/1944 – After 45 1/2 years of service with the Apollo and Carnegie Gas Co., subsidiary of Illinois Steel Corp., Charles E. Beatty has been pensioned by the company.

11/15/1939 – Ardell G. Campbell, Kittanning clothing merchant, was elected president of Kittanning Kiwanis Club for the coming year.

11/15/1939 – Kittanning school directors took time out of their meeting Tuesday to commend the student body for good behaviors and the display of sportsmanship during the parade and pep assembly Monday in celebration of Kittanning’s 7-0 grid triumph over Ford City. Sixteen hundred pupils, led by Kittanning Boys Band, team members and cheerleaders took part in the parade.

11/15/1934 – Permanent water connections into the new maintenance building of Pennsylvania Department of Highways now under construction at the foot of South Jefferson Street, Kittanning, will probably be made this week.

11/15/1934 – The new North Vandergrift-Dime Road will be completed about Dec. 1 if bad weather does not interfere with the work.

11/15/1934 – Fire on the roof of National Mirror Specialty Company’s plant at Manorville was extinguished by employes of the plant. Only slight damage was caused to the building.

11/15/1929 – Calvin Shoemaker, 53, was killed instantly by a fall of clay in the mines of the McClain Fire Brick Co. at St. Charles, Madison Twp.

11/15/1929 – Samuel Yount has sold his store in West Kittanning to F. J. Collins, formerly of Verona.

11/15/1929 – Another of the yearly community dinners was held in Ford City, was attended by over 150 citizens. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion.


BIBLE MEDITATIONThe grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever… – I Peter 1:24,25.   Men’s laws and court decrees come and go; God’s laws abide forever.