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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

∎ Atty. Roger K. Slawson withdrew his name today from the list of those rumored as being considered for the vacant register of deeds post. “I am not interested in being appointed register of deeds,” Slawson said today. “I intend to continue my practice of law.”

∎ David B. Neal was elected president of the Northampton Junior Chamber of Commerce at the business meeting held last night at Rahar’s Inn. Neal is presently the internal vice president and is the recent winner of the local Speak Up Jaycee contest.

25 Years Ago

∎ The Red Rock Drive-in in Southampton, closed since 1982, is scheduled to be torn down in the next few weeks to make way for development. Since 1982, the screen and the grounds have been ravaged by neglect and Mother Nature.

∎ “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is wacky, wild — and over. In what could be called the passing of an era, Hampshire Six Theaters in Hadley ran the movie Saturday for the last time. The film has been running regularly for six years at the mall.

10 Years Ago

∎ Nancy Conway, who started her journalism career in Amherst in the late 1970s, this week was named editor of The Salt Lake Tribune. Conway, 60, had served in the Peace Corps and been a medical technician and an English teacher when she started working for the weekly Amherst Bulletin in 1978.

∎ Lewis Rudolph, who served as president and chief professional officer of the Hampshire County United Way for two years, abruptly left his post this week. Former president John Sheehan has returned to the organization to take his place as interim president.

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