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Joe Butkiewicz
The Dallas Post
Community Newspaper Group
15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18711 - 570-675-5211
Diane McGee
Dotty Martin
By Samantha Weaver
* It was famed film producer and studio executive Samuel
Goldwyn who made the following sage observation: “The most
important thing in acting is honesty. Once you've learned to
fake that, you're in.”
* Sarah Bernhardt, the French star of stage and early film,
who was often referred to as “the most famous actress the world
has ever known” and “the divine Sarah,” often slept in a coffin.
She said it helped her to better understand tragic roles.
* Have you ever suffered from ottorrhea? If you've had a pus-
containing discharge from your ear, you have.
* In the original “Star Trek” series, a pair of the false ears
worn by Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock would last only
three to five days of shooting before they had to be replaced.
* I'm sure you've heard that President Richard Nixon was
sometimes called “Tricky Dick,” especially toward the end of
his troubled career, but you may not be familiar with other nick-
names he had. In college his perceived lack of a sense of humor
prompted the name “Gloomy Gus,” and his tendency to spend
long hours sitting and studying earned him the moniker “Iron
* Records show that during the last seven months of Elvis
Presley’s life, he had 5,300 different medications prescribed for
* In 1938, Fortune magazine published a prediction that, in
hindsight, turns out to have been rather egregiously off the
mark: “Few scientists foresee any serious or practical use for
atomic energy. They regard the atom-splitting experiments as
useful steps in the attempt to describe the atom more accurate-
ly, not as the key to the unlocking of any new power.”
Thought for the day: “Success usually comes to those who are
too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
The History Channel
* On Sept. 5, 1666, fire-
fighters in London begin
blowing up homes in a desper-
ate attempt to halt the spread
of a great fire through the city.
By the time the fire was finally
snuffed out the following day,
more than 100,000 people had
been left homeless.
* On Sept. 7, 1776, dur-
ing the Revolutionary War,
the 8-foot-long American sub-
mersible craft Turtle attempts
to attach a time bomb to
the hull of British Admiral
Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle
in New York Harbor. It was
the first use of a submarine in
* On Sept. 6, 1915, a pro-
totype tank nicknamed Little
Willie rolls off the assembly
line in England. It weighed
14 tons, got stuck in trench-
es and crawled over rough
terrain at only 2 mph. For
secrecy, production workers
were told the vehicles would
be used to carry water on the
battlefield. The new vehicles
were shipped in crates labeled
“tank,” and the name stuck.
* On Sept. 3, 1935, a
new land-speed record is
set by Britain’s Sir Malcolm
Campbell. On the Bonneville
Salt Flats of Utah, Campbell
and his 2,500-horsepower car
Bluebird made two runs over
a 1-mile course at speeds aver-
aging 301 mph.
* On Sept. 8, 1945, U.S.
troops land in Korea to begin
their postwar occupation
of the southern part of that
nation, almost exactly one
month after Soviet troops had
entered northern Korea to
begin their own occupation.
Although the U.S. and Soviet
occupations were supposed to
be temporary, the division of
Korea quickly became perma-
* On Sept. 2, 1969,
America’s first automatic
teller machine (ATM) makes
its public debut, dispensing
cash to customers at Chemical
Bank in Rockville Center, N.Y.
It wasn’t until 1971 that an
ATM could handle multiple
functions, including provid-
ing customers’ account bal-
* On Sept. 4, 1972, US.
swimmer Mark Spitz wins
his seventh gold medal at the
Summer Olympics in Munich
and establishes new world
records in all the events.
The record would stand until
Michael Phelps took home
eight gold medals at the
Beijing Games in 2012.
Dallas Post photographer Bill Tarutis show this photo in Orange one day this summer when he was between assignments.
“YOUR SPACE" is reserved specifically for Dallas Post readers who
have something they'd like to share with fellow readers. Submitted
items may include photographs or short stories and should be sent
via e-mail to, by, fax to 675-3650 or by mail
to The Dallas Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.
Information must include the submitting person's name, address
and telephone number in the event we have questions.
Readers wishing to have their photos returned should include a
self-addressed/stamped envelope. Items will be published in the
order in which they are received.
The editor of The Dallas Post reserve the right to reject any items
submitted for publication.
20 YEARS AGO -1993
Chris Hackett of Shavertown
was the first Back Mountain tri-
athlete across the fin-
ish line at the Greater
Wilkes-Barre Triathlon
at the Penn State
Wilkes-Barre campus
last Sunday with a time
of 2 hours, 14 minutes,
four seconds.
Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church, Lake
Silkworth, will con-
duct its annual festival Friday,
Saturday and Sunday on the
church grounds. All activities
are under cover in the new pavil-
ion. Committee members are: Al
Radginski, co-chairman, Tony
Stefanowicz, co-chairman, Len
Emmlet, Rita Stefanowicz, Denise
Stefanowicz, Ceil Piotrowski,
Doug Ide, Peg Radginski, Beulah
Niezgoda, Adam Stefanowicz and
Bruce Najaka. :
The Dallas Lions Club recently
installed new officers for the 1993-
1994 year at ceremonies held
at Irem Temple Country Club.
New officers are: president, Dave
Fitch; first vice-president, Dr. Jay
Tanner; second vice-president,
Patrick Burke; third vice-presi-
dent, Joseph Canfield; secretary,
Gary Hozempa; treasurer, Bruce
Pitts; Lion Tamer, Timothy
Carroll; and Tail Twister, David
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
A group of young volunteers
gave many hours of service this
summer at the children’s annex
of the Back Mountain Memorial
Library. The children acted as
‘desk clerks and assisted Mrs.
Richard Rudolph, children’s librar-
ian, in operating the “Book Buck
Fair” and party, honor
ing participants of the
“Reading Game.” The
volunteers are: Allison
3. Berlew, Joanne Zuba,
* Colleen Jordan, Cathy
Zuba, Melissa Baido and
Allyson Lukasavage.
The local chapter of
UNICO recently elected
new officers at installa-
tion ceremonies conducted at the
Pine Brook Inn, Dallas. New offi-
cers are: Bill Falzone, Dallas, presi-
dent; Danny Scalzo, Dallas, first
vice president; Carl Scarantino,
Forty Fort, second vice president;
Jim Perugino, Dallas, financial
secretary; Ron Petro, Shavertown,
40 YEARS AGO -1973
Cub Scout Pack 281 of Dallas
held a Bike Rally at the Dallas
Senior High School Friday night.
Richard Rogers, Scoutmaster,
led the group. Nick Stull has the
best decorated bike, followed by
Bill Rusin and Bobby Morgan.
Winners of the shalom were: first,
Jeff Gula; second, Jeff Corcoran;
and third, Billy Dewey.
Ken Bayliss, Dallas, of the
Harveys Lake Yacht Club, became
the national champion of the
International Mobjack Association
Sunday by nosing out the national
champ of the last three years in
the championship regatta held at
Harveys Lake over the weekend.
Adrian Pearsall and Dick Demmy,
both of Dallas and also members
of the Harveys Lake club, fished
fourth and fifth, respectively, in
the national competition.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Paul Doris and William Motyka,
co-chairmen for the Jonathan R.
Davis Volunteer Fire Company
Annual Festival, announce that
only one week remains to pur-
chase chances on the five prizes to
be awarded Sunday, September 1.
First prize will be a 21” color TV
set; second, HI-FI stereo; third,
electric Bar-B-Q; fourth, clock
radio; and fifth, Electric Fry Pan.
Back Mountain Hammond
Organ Society will hold a family
picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Gelsleichter, Mooretown,
Sunday afternoon. The society is
made up of folks who enjoy musi-
cal get-togethers, many of them
beginners on the organ. Members
are. Burl Updyke, Marjorie
Krimmel, Allen Wilkensen and
Mrs. Ethel Gelsleichter.
Curtis Bynon and Leonard
Dougherty are chairmen for the
annual Family Picnic of Daddow-
Isaacs Post 672, American Legion
which will be held at Melody Park
on Sunday. Tom Reese will be in
charge of prizes and dick Fuller,
refreshment chairman.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
A resident of Sweet Valley took
three blue ribbons at Georgia
State Fair this year, a great sur-
prise to Mrs. Joseph Battisson,
who had taken 100 jars of fruit
and vegetables to her mother,
Mrs. S.F. Powell, when she made
her winter trip to her home town
of Brunswick, Ga. Expecting them
to grace the family dinner table
instead of the exhibition. When
Mrs. Battisson made a second trip
this summer, her mother handed
her three blue ribbons.
Mrs. Ernest Bell, Shaver
Avenue, Shavertown, enter-
tained the members of the
Ladies Missionary Society of
the Shavertown Bible Church on
Wednesday evening. Mrs. Daniel
Redka, a student at Moody Bible
Institute, Chicago, was guest
speaker. Present were: Mesdames
Samuel Keast, William Belles,
Russell Edmondson, Elmer
Hoover, Laura Steltz, Ernest
Lomax, William Hanna, Warren
Culp, John Allen, Johnston Miers,
Herman Monroe, peter Evelock,
Roxie Hoover and Betty Walters.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Margaret and Audrey Shupp
entertained members of the
Teen Age Class of East Dallas.
Methodist Church, recently. Class
members present were: Martha
Hadsel, Ellen Sands, Marilyn
Wilson, Marion Hildebrant, Elsie
Mahoney and Beatrice Hildebrant.
Movies playing at the Shaver
Theatre, Shavertown, included
“Tarzan Triumphs” starring
Johnny Sheffield, Francis Gifford
and Johnny Weismuller; “Dr.
Gillespie's New Assistant” star-
ring Lionel Barrymore, Van
Johnson and Susan Peters; and
“It Happened One Night” star-
ring Clarke Gable and Claudette
The Dallas Post has been
in existence for 125 wears.
Information for “Only Yesterday”
newspaper and is reprinted
exactly as it first appeared.
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Saturday farmers market is the place to be
In case you haven't heard,
the farmers’ market at the Back
Mountain Library is the place to
be on Saturday mornings.
Join your neighbors and friends
as they shop among 10 farmers
and artisans offering a variety
of fresh produce, baked goods,
honey, breads and soup.
The market runs from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on each Saturday until
Oct. 5. Shop early and often as
the food offered varies depending
on the weekly harvest.
The library is located at 96
Huntsville Road, Dallas. You may
call the library at 675-1182 for
detailed directions.
The library is seeking volun-
teers to assist with parking on
these Saturday mornings from 9
am to noon, due to the high traffic
volume at the market. Interested
adults may call the library at 675-
1182 to schedule a few hours for
a Saturday. As always, the library
greatly appreciates the help and
recognizes that volunteers are a
vital aspect of the Markets con-
tinued success.
In the interest of safety and
consideration of others, the pub-
lic is asked to please refrain from
bringing dogs to the market.
Children who created a
bookworm during the library's
Summer Reading Program: “Dig
Into Reading,” are reminded
that they can pick up their book
worms in the Children’s Room
during regular library hours.
The library will be closed on
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. It
will resume with regular hours on
Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Katie Zimmerman
Lauren Zimmerman
THERE BY 8:00."
Taylor Joseph
Parker DalSanto
Malik Kaleta
$000000 BORING”
Eddie Zochowski
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