Fifty Years Ago in Warrensburg

Tipplers should walk, not drive

Warrensburg Police Chief Howard Hewitt warned "tipplers" who plan to bring in the New Year who think they can drink and drive should best leave their cars at home. He referred to the comic character who stumbles into his back seat and than wonders what happened to the steering wheel. This fellow, who has two or three drinks, firmly believes that they haven't affected him at all. Chief Hewitt warned readers that this could be the beginning of a tragic period in this person's life and not the beginning of a happy new year.

Holiday wishes expressed

Ida and Judge Loran Hoffman, at the Queen Village Bakery (now Riverside Gallery), wish everyone a Happy New Year. (I never think of that bakery that I don't remember "Mickey," Ida's big, white angora cat laying in the sun in the front window, waiting for the school children to come in at noon time to buy their penny candy.)

Ralph Mason, Hudson St., is the winner of this year's Christmas holiday light contest. Franklin Wheeler, of Fourth Ave., won second prize and Elizabeth Smith (now Kennedy), Mountain Ave., won third prize.

Ambitious new governor

In the town of Warrensburg, where about 100 shirt workers have been idle by the closing down of the local garment factory last June, the people are looking hopefully to the new Rockefeller administration for help.In September, Gov. Nelsen Rockefeller promised that if he were to be elected governor he would see to this problem and to work to develop a climate for badly needed job opportunities throughout the state. He will address the financial plight of the state which now has a deficit of approximately $50 million. (Now in 2008, our Governor is warning of a $50 billion shortfall, a thousand times greater!)

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