Out of the Past … from the archives of The Winchester Star | Winchester Star

Out of the Past … from the archives of The Winchester Star | Winchester Star

100 years back

Henry F. Seal, well-acknowledged Winchester new music seller and orchestra leader, has been confined to his household on East Piccadilly Street for numerous days and suffering rigorous pain as a consequence of injuring his remaining hand with a screwdriver, with which he was opening a box.

The screwdriver slipped and ran just about via his hand involving the thumb and index finger, and the harm is imagined to have turn into contaminated. Mr. Seal was offered a dose of antitoxin in hopes of warding off blood poison, and whilst it is thought the injection had the wanted influence he carries on to go through considerably and is demanded to continue to keep his hand in warm h2o all the time.

Dec. 27, 1922

Deeds have been set to file in the business of the clerk of the Corporation Court docket for sale of a amount of a lot of the Handley Heights property, just west of the Valley turnpike and adjoining the Handley University grounds, comprising 24 creating lots.

The Handley Heights property was acquired some many years ago by Harry C. Stouffer. Seven plenty have been marketed by Baker and Shryock, the marketing agents. All the property is inside the company limits.

Dec. 28, 1922

New Year, 1923, was ushered in Winchester at midnight in a noisy fashion, with the ringing of fireplace bells, the pealing of church bells, firing of explosives of all types and most significant of all with observe-night companies in a range of the area church buildings.

A dance which had been scheduled to begin just soon after midnight was cancelled by the promoters, as the celebration was way too near to Sunday.

Jan. 1, 1923

It was learned this early morning that during the night somebody broke into the city’s powder household, found at the town stone quarries and stole every single stick of dynamite stored there with the exception of 1 stick.

Adhering to the acclaiming of the New Year at midnight residents of city were being startled by a series of muffled explosions, which sounded as although proceeding at sizeable distance from city, but in the light of final night’s theft of the dynamite, it is believed the robbers exploded the dynamite by burying it in the floor and exploding it with the caps.

Jan. 1, 1923

When the once-a-year drawing of citizens for jury service is purchased by the various courts of the Commonwealth and executed by the jury commissioners this month, gals will yet again be omitted from the lists, it was pointed out these days. Opposite to well known belief, girls are not now competent underneath the regulation to serve as jurors in Virginia. To put gals voters on an equivalent footing with men in this respect it will be essential to amend Part 5984 of the Code of Virginia, prescribing the fashion in which juries shall be drawn.

It is possible that the jury legislation will be amended by the Normal Assembly at the excess session to be held in March.

Jan. 1, 1923

With the passing of the outdated 12 months there went out of existence a landmark, just one which each individual passerby was expected to spend tribute to. It was the closing of the toll-property on the North Frederick Turnpike, usually the Pughtown pike, which turned productive at midnight, Dec. 31.

This pike has been taken above by the state and no toll will hereafter be billed on the road. The tollgate keeper, Mr. Joseph S. Patteson, has moved from the location and the residence has been bought by the county.

Jan. 2, 1923

75 several years ago

The Henkel Harris Co. Inc., Winchester household furniture manufacturers, will clearly show two new parts at the 1948 American Furnishings Mart following month in New York Town.

Just one is a Fairfax corner cabinet in reliable mahogany, with an separately-paneled glass upper doorway and a two-doorway cabinet down below. The other is a solid mahogany fall-leaf table, with leaves 44 inches huge and 67 inches very long. Style is early American.

Started off a year in the past by C.H. Henkel and J.E. Harris, two ex-GIs, the company found at 318 W. Boscawen St., now employs 12 people and sells via this sort of perfectly acknowledged companies as W.J. Sloan interior decorators with workplaces in New York, Washington and San Francisco.

Dec. 30, 1947

A peaceful New Year’s Working day is in prospect for the city tomorrow with no public functions scheduled and almost all small business areas closed.

Grocery merchants claimed a brisk trade this morning as housewives ready their second significant menu of the getaway.

A number of hundred regional people have been predicted to celebrate the new 12 months tonight at the JBT dance at the armory.

The introduction of 1948 is envisioned to be greeted with the typical church bells and manufacturing unit whistles. Citizens have right up until 6 p.m. tomorrow to rejoice the event with fireworks.

Lots of are envisioned to devote the afternoon all over their radios listening to bowl football.

Dec. 31, 1947

CAMDEN, N.Y. — A 14-12 months-aged eighth grade girl currently won the “battle of the slacks” at Camden Central University.

John A. Litts, president of the board of education, declared the board experienced repealed its ban against ladies sporting slacks in classes.

Dec. 31, 1947

HOLLYWOOD — Below are some highlights from 1947:

Most significant headline Information: Home un-American committee hearings.

Very best photograph: “Gentleman’s Agreement.”

Newsiest romance: Lana Turner — Tyrone Electricity.

Most significant flop: “Monsieur Verdoux.”

Finest new radio comic: Jack Paar.

Dec. 31, 1947

Winchester’s 1st 1948 child did not arrive right up until 10 a.m. nowadays, the medical center described. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell of 122 W. Cork St.

Mrs. Campbell is the former Pass up Peggy Schindel of this city. The father is a Environment War II veteran used as a mechanic at the Lamp Motor Co.

Jan. 2, 1948

50 several years back

Michael Thomas Monk was Winchester’s first child of the New Yr. He was born yesterday at 13 minutes previous noon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Monk of Stephens City. He weighed in at the Winchester Memorial Healthcare facility at five lbs, six ounces. His mom is the former Skip Carolyn Funkhouser of Stephens City. Michael will be very well cared for as he has twin sisters at household.

Jan. 2, 1973

WASHINGTON —There will be youthful faces in the Senate and much more ladies and black legislators in the House when the 93rd Congress commences its get the job done.

Delaware’s Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden will be the Senate’s youngest member at 30, the minimal constitutional age.

Barbara Jordan, a Houston Democrat, turned the initially black Texan in the Dwelling considering that Reconstruction.

Jan. 2, 1973

25 decades back

The Countrywide Climate Provider in Sterling claimed that Winchester been given about 6 inches of snow, although regions outdoors the town gained about 8 inches. Better elevations received up to 11 inches.

Dec. 30, 1997

Donalee Taute delivered a boy, Brendan James, 8 kilos and 3 ounces, at 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Winchester Healthcare Heart.

Donalee and spouse Wealthy of Stephens Town will receive a $100 personal savings bond from the health care center for bearing the 1st child of 1998.

Jan. 2, 1998