A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Paul K. Swanson of Shelburne, Vt., has been appointed catalog librarian, effective Jan. 1, it was announced today by the trustees of Forbes Library. He is currently a cataloguer on the staff of the University of Vermont Library.
∎ The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce has announced that starting Dec. 13 stores will be open every night until Christmas, with the exception of Christmas Eve. The Christmas program of the Chamber calls for Santa Claus to arrive Saturday morning, Dec. 1.
25 Years Ago
∎ Three juveniles who live in Northampton were arrested early yesterday after they allegedly broke into Northampton High School and damaged a window. The three youths, two girls ages 15 and 16 and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested after they were spotted running from the school.
∎ Guilford Transportation Industries officials are offering a $2,000 reward to anyone in the Gardner area with information on how six unmanned locomotives took off Monday and careened through several western Massachusetts towns, Vice President Colin Pease said today.
10 Years Ago
∎ Kollmorgen Corp.’s electro-optical division has won a $32.2 million contract to build two high-tech periscopes for the U.S. Navy’s latest attack submarines. Kollmorgen has already built similar gear, called photonic masts, for the first two ships in the Navy’s Virginia class.
∎ Students and faculty from area colleges and schools joined with local residents on the Amherst Town Common Wednesday for an hourlong antiwar rally protesting a possible United States campaign against Iraq.