A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ Samuel Clarke Jr. and John Clarke have for sale at their shop in Northampton garden seeds of the last year’s growth from the Shakers at New Lebanon; also, a few Nova Scotia grindstones.
∎ Wanted to hire, a steady faithful young man for one or more years, to work in a paper mill; also, one or two girls. Enquire at this office.
100 Years Ago
∎ As there are now 11 cases of scarlet fever among the scholars attending the Center Street school, it has been indefinitely closed on the advise of Agent Turner of the board of health, the school authorities agreeing with him that this was the best thing to do.
∎ The large plate glass window in the George F. Harlow furniture store, Center Street, which was broken last week, was replaced today under the direction of Edward J. O’Donnell, through whose agency the glass is insured. It is now thought that a bearing pin on a passing automobile broke off and shot through the window.
50 Years Ago
∎ Miss Carol Ann Czerapowicz returns Monday from a 10-month voyage to Peru aboard the SS Hope, a medical training ship sponsored by the People to People Health Foundation. Miss Czerapowicz is an x-ray technician.
∎ The Northampton School Committee voted to allow Eugene DeFillipo and Joseph Conner to attend a football conference in Atlantic City March 18 to 22, the only condition being that Conner obtain a substitute, and for Alice McCullough and Esther Budgar to attend an English conference at Yale April 5 and 6.