100 Years Ago (1918)

Dan Schamlger, formerly of Alliance, who was found guilty of a statutory crime against a young woman named Sophia Filp, formerly of Alliance but residing in Cleveland, in Judge Day’s court in Canton, was unable to attend the trial as he was being held in a federal prison in the south as an Austrian spy. He had been arrested in Alliance during the summer of 1917 and taken to Cleveland. He was believed to be confined in Atlanta.

Prof. R.J. Alber was re-elected superintendent of Sebring schools for a term of two years.

75 Years Ago (1943)

Dr. William E. Elliott, an Alliance physician, earned a major’s oak leaf while serving as chief of thoracic surgery at a 750-bead evacuation hospital in New Orleans, which was being moved to Camp McHood, North Carolina.

Carl E. Walker, a former resident of Minerva who graduated from UCLA, was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Marne Corps and was made battery commander of an anti-aircraft battalion in the Southwest Pacific.

50 Years Ago (1968)

The Fan Coach Co. held its second annual national rally of the Fan Trailer Club at Sunset Trailer Park near Marlboro. Approximately 250 units from 16 states attended the seven-day event.

25 Years Ago (1993)

High heat that had settled over the area caused a portion of Beeson Street, a few feet west of Barcus Avenue, to buckle. Neighbors heard what they thought was a vehicle hitting something or a firecracker, but soon found out it had been the street buckling as bricks underneath the roadway expanded, pushing the asphalt up about two feet.

The heat was also causing water lines to break in the city, including one at the intersection of Man Street and Union Avenue when a 10-inch pipe burst, tearing a large hole in the pavement.

Sancap Abrasives was awarded an $822,517 contract to supply federal agencies with sandpaper in waterproof sheets measuring 9 inches by 11 inches that would be produced specifically for the federal government.