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October 4, 2013

Do You Remember Oct. 4?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Plain white lunch bags were being transformed into works of art by troop leader Kim Sperrazza and her Brownies as part of their project for Make a Difference Day at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.

• Immanuel Lutheran Church was presenting a concert featuring Dove Award nominee and pianist Joseph Martin.

1988 — 25 years ago

• Enos & Sanderson, a Town of Tonawanda company which originally supplied horseshoes and wagon parts to customers, was sold to Klad Industries for $1.75 million. The company was now distributing industrial supplies and employed 35 people with plans to add another 15 jobs in the next year.

Cliff Mayes of Tonawanda won an award for Best Gold Fish and Best Egg Layer in a competition sponsored by the Federation of Aquarium Societies.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp was the principal speaker at the St. Francis of Assisi Holy Name Society Sports Night program.

• Neumann Motors Inc., 4141 Delaware Ave., had less than a week to vacate its property, the last occupied building in the path of the new Elmer G. H. Youngmann Memorial Highway.

1943 — 70 years ago

Mrs. Catherine Rowley Lautz, active civic leader and the Tonawandas’ only woman lawyer, opened her campaign for Children’s Court Judge of Erie County with a kickoff meeting called by Senator Jim Mead. Mrs. Lautz was accorded a good chance against the incumbent Judge Victor D. Wylegala.

Charles Cooper, head of the big amalgamated local of Rem-Rand, Richardson Boat and Wales-Strippit, and Clinton Benware, leader of the UER and MWA at Durez, were re-elected vice-president and trustee of the union’s District 3 which included 75,000 members from Schenectady to the Frontier.

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