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Turning Back The Pages 10-13

75 years ago — October 1936

Reflections of the Season (editorial): Governor Cross says good men should go into politics after first reading the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Will some one please page the New Dealers in Washington from the top down.

SALISBURY — Amelia Earhart, noted woman flier, was a luncheon guest at The Ragamont Inn last Saturday.

LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. Deutschmann had a crowded house over the week end.

Fire completely destroyed the large barn at Ralph Genito’s farm at Ore Hill last Sunday night. The live stock housed in the building were all removed but over 20 tons of hay were destroyed. It is not known what caused the fire.

TACONIC — Ground is being broken for a new house to be erected on the estate of Arnold Whitridge.

50 years ago — October 1961

CORNWALL — The family pet cat of Miss Mary Ellin Currie has been missing for over a week and it is believed that the beautiful tiger Persian may have been stolen. The cat is seven years old, and has never been any further away from home than to go down near the Cornwall Water Company spring which is on Route 4 near his home.

The latest news of James Thurber, 66, of Cornwall who is presently in Doctor’s Hospital, New York, following brain surgery is that the author-cartoonist is holding his own. Mr. Thurber was in New York when the attack which precipitated the operation occurred.

25 years ago — October 1986

FALLS VILLAGE — Robin Faust, Lee H. Kellogg first-grade teacher, is the Region 1 nominee for Connecticut’s “Teacher of the Year” award. Mrs. Faust has been teaching at the school for six years.

CANAAN — The loading docks held the food and entertainment, while family and friends toured the plant as Becton-Dickinson celebrated its 25th anniversary in Canaan last Saturday, Oct. 4.

Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.