Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — January 1922
SALISBURY — Harry Travis has installed a wireless telephone at his home and is enjoying it greatly.
The sleighing at present is indifferent, but one doesn’t see as many runners in use in these days of autos as formerly. There was a time when the jingle of sleigh bells filled the air but who would ever think of sleigh bells in connection with flivvers. Verily the times have changed.
After the 31st of this month, the government will withdraw the sale of thrift stamps by post offices. No more thrift stamps will be sold after that date. Those having thrift stamp cards must fill them up or leave them incomplete.
LIME ROCK — George Doty is suffering from boils on his back.
50 years ago — January 1972
Northeast Utilities has further amended its timetable on the proposed Canaan Mountain pumped-storage project and will not have to decide in 1972 whether to seek permission to proceed.
Four months after it was approved provisionally at a town meeting, the new sanitary landfill contract between the Erickson Brothers and the Town of Salisbury governing operation of the town dump still has not been signed.
William C. Lorch of Lakeville joined members of his Economics class this week in a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Mass., in order to obtain insight into the banking system. Mr. Lorch is a student at Wentworth Institute in Boston.
Clark H. Dennison has sold the Reed hardware store in Millerton, N.Y., to Community Service Inc., but will continue as general manager. The business was established in 1901 by Mr. Dennison’s father-in-law, J.B. Reed, and has continued as J.B. Reed and Son, Inc. Mr. Dennison joined the company in 1936.
KENT — For the second time within a year, Crawford’s Market was the target for a gourmet burglar. Sometime last Friday night or early Saturday morning, several steaks and cases of beer were apparently stolen from the store. Police report that entrance was gained through the front door, where a door window was broken. The case is being investigated by Canaan Barracks.
25 years ago — January 1997
Nancy Hopkins Tier, 87, of Salisbury, died this week at Sharon Hospital. An aviation pioneer, she first soloed in 1927 and got her pilot’s license in 1928, becoming the youngest woman pilot in the nation at the time. She maintained that license for 66 years. She also was a charter member of “The 99s,” an international group of women pilots that started with 99 members.
The Lakeville Journal this week announced three editorial staff appointments. Elizabeth Healy of Torrington becomes associate editor of the company’s newspapers, according to Editor David Parker. Reporter Marsden Epworth of Lime Rock has been named editor of special sections, including Taconic Week. Russell Coward of Lakeville becomes Lakeville Journal Sports Editor, succeeding Fred Heasley, who recently resigned.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible. For more on history from the pages of The Lakeville Journal, go to www.scovillelibrary.org and search the archives.