12/04/1969 – Clarion: Security measures were reinforced today at an off-campus girls’ dormitory where a Clarion State College coed was slashed with a razor blade while in bed in her third-floor room.
12/04/1969 – NATIONAL – Goucho Marx, 78, was granted a divorce from his wife, Eden Marie Marx, 38, a former model. The settlement of $1 million was levied against the performer after he told his wife she couldn’t cook and he was trading her in for a new wife. The couple was married Jan. 17, 1954 and separated on Jan 6, 1969.
12/04/1964 – A Ford City woman was honored for 58 years of service as a pianist and organist at Crooked Creek Presbyterian Church, at a congregational dinner at the church. Mrs. B. C. Klingensmith of 302 Main St., Ford City, was presented with a family Bible in recognition of her services to the church.
12/04/1964 – About 200 residents got warmed up in Hose Co. No. 4 firehall here last night for what is expected to be a mass protest of Kittanning Borough Council’s plans to adopt Monday a council-manager form of government.
12/04/1959 – Mrs. William Reese presented Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Administrator James McLaughlin a $1,612 check on behalf of Armstrong County Memorial Hospitals League. The check represented proceeds from a league bazaar.
12/04/1959 – Kittanning High School basketball coach John Rimmey said he plans to start Dave Schrecengost at a guard position tonight against Peabody in the Red and White’s home floor opener. The 6-1 guard turned his ankle in the Gateway contest and was removed from the lineup.
12/04/1959 – George Burdette, 218-pound heavyweight boxer of Ford City, is scheduled to battle in a four-round preliminary at The Palisades, McKeesport.
12/04/1954 – The fast-breaking Mountain Lions of Altoona High School rolled to a 68-46 victory over Kittanning as the two schoolboy quints opened their 1954-55 hardwood campaign. Tom Scanlon was high man for the Wildcats with 16 points.
12/04/1954 – Apollo: The First National Bank here may become a branch office of Apollo Trust Co. within two weeks. Stockholders of the First National have approved liquidation of the bank’s holdings and sale to the trust company.
12/04/1954 – The first two weeks returns from Christmas Seal letters mailed out to Armstrong County residents produced a total $8,000 in Armstrong County Tuberculosis and Health Society’s campaign for funds to fight tuberculosis.
12/04/1944 – Freeport: The morning service in Trinity Lutheran Church here Sunday was conducted as a memorial service for Sgt. James William Held. Fatally wounded while fighting in France on Aug. 1, 1944, he died the following day.
12/04/1944 – Legion Gathers Gifts for Vets. Public Invited to Share in World’s Greatest Christmas Party.
12/04/1944 – County Bond Sales Climb to $955,393.
12/04/1939 – A recruiting substation for the U. S. Army, to be open daily except Saturdays and holidays, was opened in a basement room of Kittanning Post Office building.
12/04/1939 – Struck by an auto while crossing South Water St. near Jacob, Jacob S. Uplinger, 70-year-old Whitesburg resident suffered injuries that caused his death a short time later at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
12/04/1939 – A thief who ransacked the Charles W. Hurd home at Christy Manor, Ford City, escaped with a pearl necklace owned by Mrs. Hurd, and other valuables.
12/04/1934 – Plans are under way to bring happiness to 1,000 children this Christmas time around a Community Christmas tree to be placed in a large auditorium here. Arrangements are in charge of the Salvation Army. Workers of the Unemployment Association are making new toys out of old ones at their headquarters in the K of P building here. Just before Christmas the toys will be displayed in a room of Steim Hotel, on Market St. The toys will be distributed from that room to families where a known need exists, and where there would otherwise be no Christmas.
12/04/1929 – Robert S. Payne Jr., who has been in charge of the highway maintenance department here, has been transferred to Erie where he will have charge of highways.
12/04/1929 – Attendance at a meeting of Pomona Grange held in Kittanning today was reduced by the fact that roads in some rural sections of the county were reported closed by snow drifts.
BIBLE MEDITATION – He that shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God! – Micah 6:8. This is a big order, but it is the common denominator of good citizenship.