A Look Back: May 15

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For the Gazette
Published: 5/14/2021 3:20:53 PM
200 Years Ago

■One Cent Reward! Ran away from the subscriber an indented boy by the name of Morris Hunt. Whoever will return said runaway shall receive the above reward. All persons are hereby cautioned against harboring or employing said boy at the penalty of the law. — James Clark, Northampton.

■Notice is hereby given that the subscriber has been duly appointed guardian unto David Pomroy, of Amherst, a tipler, and has taken upon himself that trust by giving bonds as the law directs. All persons having demands upon him are required to exhibit the same to me; and all persons, indebted to him are called upon the make payment. — Nathaniel C. Dickinson, guardian.

100 Years Ago

■George H. Reynolds, who for the past five years has been assistant to J. H. Quinn, has successfully passed the state board examinations for embalmers.

■W. J. Short will address the Welle-Kum-In club tomorrow noon at the Edwards Church on “How to Make Recreation Re-Creation,” and dealing with his plans for community recreation in this city.

50 Years Ago

■Women’s lib had a slight setback Friday, as the Goshen Little League Farm Team decided to wait a little longer for an official ruling before playing its first baseman, Dawn Scaparotti. Dawn is trying to break into the Little League this year but is having more trouble cracking the rule book than the Goshen starting lineup, simply because she’s a girl.

■Six of 11 inmates of the Hampshire County House of Correction who escaped through a man-made hole in a bathroom wall late Thursday night still remain at large, Hampshire County Sheriff John Boyle said today. The escape “hatch” was made by the inmates when they tapped dull instruments into “power-like” mortar used to hold together the bricks of the 120-year-old building.

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