100 years ago
Sept. 28, 1922
- The residents of Clarion were startled last Saturday, Sept. 23 by the shrill notes of the fire siren. A fire had been discovered in the plant of the plant of the Berney-Bond Glass Company. The fire started in the elevator at the plant by W.H. and his son Albert Kroh. They gave out the alarm and tried to fight the fire with the hose belonging to the plant. It had no more pressure than if poured from a bucket. The men stood by impotently and watch the flames gradually eat their way through the very vitals of the plant. The firemen had to use the water in the pond but the property was destroyed simply and alone because the water company failed to carry sufficient water in its lines. Five buildings were destroyed at a loss of $330,000. The company had insurance and it is understood that work will begin at once to rebuild the plant.
- Atwood Parsons of Limestone has trapped 33 weasels thus far and Wayne Eshbaugh has captured over 30.
- The Rimersburg Athletic Club has offered Atwood Parsons a bout with Young Klingensmith of Sligo. The local lad will probably accommodate them and asserts he will stay the limit.
- The famous old Limestone spring near the Buzard home is rapidly going dry due to the continuous dry spell. Not in the history of the oldest resident has the supply been as low as it is at present.
- Clarion is a good farming county but it stands 38th in the list of counties in the state. The only comfort is that there are 29 counties lower in the state than Clarion.
- The local Odd Fellows and the Lady Rebekahs are filling a lot of fruit jars and jelly glasses to be sent to the Odd Fellows Orphans Home in Meadville to help keep the 107 kiddies now there in comfort and give them a taste of good things.
- The Clarion Public Schools, including the primary, intermediate and junior high schools are very full this year. There are 448 pupils in these departments. The work is reported to be progressing very favorably.
- Monday, October 9 will be Pinchot Day on Clarion County. Gifford Pinchot and party will be in Clarion for a meeting at the Court House at 10 o’clock. After the meeting the party will go to Shippenville.
- The Clarion County League of Women Voters held their annual meeting in the Community Park in Knox on Sept. 20. Members present were from Knox, Shippenville, East Brady and Foxburg. Miss Lola Walker of Allegheny County spoke on the great need of the united effort of an anti-partisan organization such as the League of Women Voters.
Compiled by Randy Bartley