A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Rabbi Arthur Langenauer of Prospect Street fell on the ice at Paradise Pond yesterday while skating, and was treated for a broken leg at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He is recuperating at home, and expects to be present as usual at the Friday night services at B’nai Israel Synagogue.
∎ Smith College lasses got back to a regular schedule of classes today as the second semester began. For the past several weeks, during the interim session, the students have been free to arrange their own work and attend a variety of lectures and special events offered by the college.
25 Years Ago
∎ Smith Vocational School will try in the next few weeks to recruit more students for next fall’s licensed practical nursing classes, while the trustees wait until early April to decide whether to close the program.
∎ Nearly 60 people stayed to the end of a highly charged four-hour Zoning Board of Appeals meeting last night that left unresolved disagreements between Northampton Airport supporters and city residents complaining of aircraft noise.
10 Years Ago
∎ Teaching and research will occupy center stage during the University of Massachusetts’ inaugural festivities for Chancellor John V. Lombardi Thursday and Friday. Lombardi, 60, a scholar of Latin America whose research focuses on Venezuela, also developed expertise in the management and evaluation of higher education when he was president of the University of Florida at Gainesville from 1990 to 1999.
∎ The Hamelin Furniture store on King Street is closing for good, after a six-month bankruptcy struggle. “This store is going out of business,” Michael Katz of Springfield, Hamelin’s bankruptcy lawyer said Tuesday.