Looking back in time
100 years ago
Oct. 7, 1920
uRev. Albert Vogel, aged 103, and probably the oldest minister in western Pennsylvania died Friday at his home in Jeanette. He visited Clarion several years ago and preached in the First Methodist Church.
uThe petition to have New Bethlehem divided into two polling places has been granted.
uThe protest against the new electric rates have been filed in Harrisburg. It is alleged that New Bethlehem is being charged 50 percent more than other towns supplied by West Penn Power Company.
uThe second suicide of a foreigner while under the influence of "Pride of the Cemetery" moonshine was reported last week at Bostonia. The victim, Victor Cidjinski, leaves behind a wife and two children in Austria.
uThe New Bethlehem Window Glass Company has filed for dissolution in Clarion County Court.
uOctober 12 will be opening day at the Clarion Community Building. Everybody in town is invited to call at the building during the evening. The Women's Club of Clarion has moved into part of the building with their furnishings.
uOne can never tell when some mishap will happen to him who operates machinery. Last Tuesday the line shaft on the Linotype machine in the Democrat broke leaving us in a most undesirable predicament making it look as if we should not be able to issue the Democrat this week. This was bad enough but that is not all. Mr. G. Ray Miller, one of our lead workers, has had a carbuncle near his wrist and that left us shorthanded. If the paper reaches you in time you will know we have the best of the trouble. (The newspaper was delivered on time-Ed.)
75 years ago
uChief Carpenters Mate Walter C. Slaugenhoup of Sligo was honorably discharged from the Navy after 41 months of service. He served 13 months at Dutch Harbor and 13 months in the Philippines. He was teacher when he entered into the service.
uPfc. John Knight has been discharged from the U.S. Army after serving overseas for 42 months in Iceland, England, France, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Czechoslovakia.
uPfc. Elsie McCall of Rimersburg has been discharged after attaining the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.
uIn their first home game the Clarion Bobcats met a strong team from Youngsville losing 24-7. Crooks scored Clarion's lone touchdown.
uVeterans who wish to add to their secondary school credits through attendance at evening classes will benefit from a service announced by C.A. Conley supervising principal of the Clarion public schools.
uLt. E.M. Mize, a former aviation student at Clarion State Teachers College and husband of a local girl, was killed last Saturday morning in the crash of an Army Air Force bomber in California. He was 25 years of age.
uMr. and Mrs. George Verner of Clarion have been notified by the War Department that their son Lt. Charles M. Sheridan who has been missing in action since Feb. 22, 1944, has been declared dead. He was commissioned into the U.S. Calvary but transferred into the Air Corps prior to the outbreak of the war.
Compiled by Randy Bartley