Historical Headlines – December 11

12/11/1969 – The regular Friday night teen-age dances at Ford City American Legion Building were discontinued, as of today, by the Legionnaires during a meeting last night at the Legion Building, 5th Ave., Ford City., here. Legion members heard a report on damage done by the teen-agers to toilets on the third floor and partitions of the third floor and the writing of obscenities on hallway walls. It was pointed out that the damage was done by “only a few.” However, the members voted to discontinue the dances.

12/11/1969 – The Russell Barrett Jr. family of Dayton RD 1 is homeless and suffering from shock after fire early this morning destroyed its eight-room newly remodeled home.

12/11/1969 – The new board of the Armstrong School District will have to figure out what to do with $20 million in bond money that was received for school expansion. The proposed expansion is now an uncertainty.  The District must pay interest on the $20 million.

12/11/1969 – James Baculik, a senior in drafting at Lenape Vo-Tech, was named Manor Twp Lions Club Student of the Month. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Baculik of Ford City RD2.

12/11/1964 – Dr. Frank McNutt was elected president of the Medical Staff of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital as staff members met at the hospital to name officials for the 1965 year.

12/11/1964 – John F. Protz was elected recording secretary of the American Greek Catholic Society for this 40th term as members selected officers to the Ford City fraternal organization at the club rooms.

12/11/1959 – A new fire truck will be purchased by Ford City Borough with delivery expected in about five weeks, it was reported at a meeting of Town Council.

12/11/1959 – Dalton H. Raraigh, State Farm insurance Companies agent, now is occupying the office at 252 Arch St., next to the Kittanning A & P parking lot. Mr. and Mrs. Raraigh have moved from Rose Valley (Kittanning RD 5) to 200 Queen St., Kittanning.

12/11/1959 – C. F. Lindberg was elected president of Armstrong Airys Caravan 22 of Syria Shrine. He succeeds Clair J. Houston.

12/11/1954 – The season’s first heavy snowfall was accompanied by the usual large number of “fender benders” as slippery roads were difficult to negotiate.

12/11/1954 – Leechburg Edges KHS 48-44 In Cage Thriller. Win Is First for Blue Devils. Glassers Romp In 70-45 Win Over Westinghouse. Forders Impressive in Home Opener, Showing Much Improvements Over First Two Attractions.

12/11/1954 – Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and Kittanning First Methodist Church today were revealed as eventual recipients of more than $8,000 each under the will of a former local resident, Laura A. Eden.

12/11/1944 – Leona, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Claypool of Kittanning RD 4, is a patient in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital here, suffering from first and second degree burns about the arms, legs and body. The child was scalded in a freak accident which occurred as Mrs. Claypoole was doing washing in the family home.

12/11/1944 – Chambers Mechling, 49-year-old unmarried man of Bradys Bend, was killed instantly when he was struck by an automobile.

12/11/1944 – cost of the 1944 election in Armstrong County, in which 23,984 persons cast ballots, was approximately $5,769.59, including the expenses involved in handling some 5,800 military ballots.

12/11/1939 – Several weeks of investigation into alleged relief chiseling activities in Armstrong County came to a head over the weekend when Samuel Levine of Pittsburgh, a department of Public Assistance investigator, filed informations against 15 county residents before Justice of the Peace Roy A. House.

12/11/1939 – Daniel Myers, 19-year-old deer hunter who was fatally wounded in the stomach by a charge accidentally fired from his own gun, will be buried after services at Armstrong Funeral Home in Leechburg. .

12/11/1939 – Flood Control Projects provide Work in District; More than 250 Employed at Mahoning Dam; Crooked Creek Force at 100.

12/11/1934 – Mrs. Nellie Morrow, 65-year-old widow of the late Dr. George S. Morrow, died at her home in Dayton. Born and reared in Dayton, Mrs. Morrow lived there all her life and was prominent in community events.

12/11/1934 – A Ford City community band has been approved, to operate under the emergency education program. Miss Margaret Colonna has been named director.

12/11/1929 – The formal opening and inspection of Simpsons’ Daily Leader-Times’ new home, N. Grant Ave. here, was largely attended last night.

12/11/1929 – Injuries received when he was struck by an automobile on Ford City-Leechburg Road caused the death of John Bradley.

12/11/1929 – The new Kittanning school board met for the first time last night and elected Dr. W. J. Bierer of N. Jefferson St. as president.

BIBLE MEDITATIONBut the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. – II Thessalonians 3:3.     The Lord is dependable, and if we are committed to Him, we can become dependable.