100 Years Ago (1918)

The Redpath Chautaqua was to open in Ramsey Court with M.R. Sawyers as superintendent and W.H. Spence as morning lecturer. The seven-day event was to feature musical entertainment by the Liberty Girls, the Madrigal Singers, the Antonio Sala Company, James Eicho Fiddles, Bohumir Kryl and His Band, Great Lake Entertainers and the Lovat Concert Company as well as lectures by William Rainey Bennett, Martin D. Hardin, Gayzenola MacLaren, Harry L. Fogleman, Sidney Landon and Arthur K. Herman.

The dead bodies of Monroe Lebold, 23, and Hope Case, 17, were discovered seated in an automobile in the barn of Mrs. Mary Lebold near Bolivar. It appeared Lebold, the son of a wealthy widow, had shot Case, the daughter of a wealthy Bolivar merchant, once in the chest and once in the head, before shooting himself in the head. Lebold had been paying attentions to the girl for a year but the two had quarreled several times lately when the extremely jealous Lebold suspected her of having other callers. Friends intimated that Lebold may have killed the girl, who was said to be one of the prettiest in Bolivar with several suitors (including two in military service), after she refused his offer of marriage. The two were to be buried near to one another in a Bolivar cemetary following separate Sunday funerals.

50 Years Ago (1968)

The New Christy Minstrels, known for their enthusiasm and credited with rejuvenating folk singing around the country, was to help celebrate Carnation Week with a concert in the Alliance High School auditorium.

It was reported that Mount Union music professor Steven Malycke visited the village where his family came from in the Ukraine as a sidetrip while accompanying eight students to the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Malycke met up with family in Lwow and was able to see some of Kiev despite difficulties gaining entrance to the Communist-controlled area.

Members of Local 2361 of the United Steelworkers of America voted to return to work at the Alliance Machine Co. after a short strike that began on July 1.