Tonawanda News

November 16, 2012

Do You Remember Nov 16?

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

• A review of North Tonawanda’s instrumental music programs recommended creating one high school marching/concert band.

• Jim McGrath, a Civil War historian, discussed the war using artwork by Dan Troiani, Mort Kunston and others to tell the story.

1987 — 25 years ago

• Local 1168 Nurses United and the management of DeGraff Hospital reached a tentative agreement that was signed by both parties. At the beginning of the strike on August 11, 457 people walked off the job but during the strike 250 people crossed the picket lines and returned to work.

• Old Man River opened for breakfast with a menu that included Irish oatmeal, Sully’s omelets, Eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles.

1962 — 50 years ago

• David Nydick, a UPI Education Specialist, explained to confused parents the many new approaches used in teaching the new arithmetic, whose language and methods were quite different from the way they had been taught.

• Kenmore Junior High School was experimenting with an industrial arts course designed to teach boys the principles of industrial production – from product design through labor relations.

1942 — 70 years ago

• Bison Shipyards, one of the Twin Cities’ “mystery” plants and booming war industries, announced that it had completed a government ship building contract in record time and had been awarded another contract.

• Bell Aircraft stockholders planned to vote upon establishment of a retirement income plan for employees upon their reaching the age of 60 and based on their earnings in excess of $3000 per year.