Historical Headlines – January 14

01/14/1970 – From a secondhand $400 building on $25 worth of land, to a starkly simple structure with facilities for a complete country church mission is the rags to comfort story of the First Church of God of Dayton. The congregation has been worshipping since November in the new building, a 62 x 35 foot structure described by the pastor, the Rev. Mason R. Traister, as “quite adequate to the present needs of the congregation.”

01/14/1970 – Greater Kittanning Jaycees elected the Rev. Lawrence R. Camberg as Outstanding Young Man Tuesday night. Mr. Camberg said he hoped to live up to his selection by helping area poor people.

01/14/1965 – Kittanning street department employes, in a letter to borough council, have asked for a seven cent-an-hour wage increase, five paid holidays, seniority rights and full payment on rental work clothing

01/14/1965 – Dave Hutchison was elected president of the Pony Farm Archers. Other officers elected for 1965 are Roger Wheat, vice president; Jack Walter, secretary; and Mrs. Melvin Wingard, secretary.

01/14/1960 – Vinnie Smith, National League baseball umpire, spoke to members of Kittanning Junior Chamber of Commerce at a Boss’s Night Dinner. The former major league catcher told the Jaycees and their bosses colorful anecdotes from his career as a player and umpire. His playing days were cut short by a knee injury.

01/14/1960 – The state Sanitary Water Board announced approval of a federal aid grant of $108,000 for construction of a sewage treatment system by Redbank Valley Municipal Authority in New Bethlehem.

01/14/1955 – Kittanning Art Association is sponsoring classes in both water colors and oils for the winter season. The club has assumed the responsibility for both classes, which will be taught by Kittaning High School art instructor Jesse Badger at the Art Studio, Reynolds Building.

01/14/1955 – Boys and girls from 22 communities have been made welcome in the homes of Ford City and vicinity since their arrival to take part in Central Western District Festival being held in Ford City High School auditorium. The 112 students of District Orchestra are in the second day of rehearsals in the Central Western District Orchestra Festival at Ford city high school auditorium.

01/14/1950 – John P. Saylor, congressman from the 26th District has announced that competitive Civil Service Examinations will be given to young men desiring appointment to West Point or Annapolis military academics.

01/14/1950 – Permanent no-left-turn signs have been installed at two Market Street intersections. Town officials hope they will help relieve traffic congestion on Kittanning’s main artery.

01/14/1935 – Ford City: A deadlock which existed for four years between Local No. 102, National Brotherhood of Operative Potters and the Eljer Company, was broken here ever the weekend with the reinstatement to union membership of present employers who had dropped out at the time of the first controversy.

01/14/1930 – Kittanning’s newest orchestra, the Elkonians, has been “adopted” by the Elks Lodge here and will soon be wearing new uniforms.

01/14/1930 – K. O. Gullford of Ford City is in the hospital here, in unconscious condition as the result of injuries received when struck by a motorcycle. He was on his way to work at Ford City.

BIBLE MEDITATION All things work together for good to them that love God. – Romans 8:28.   Some things? No. ALL things. It does not mean things will work together fairly well. The most distressing tragedy is a prelude to even more dramatic resurrection – to those who love God.