Thursday, May 16, 2002
May 16, 1975: Some 35 million Americans on Social Security will receive an 8 percent increase in July, although President Ford thinks it is inflationary. The maximum benefit will increase to $316 per month for an individual and $511 for a couple.
Some 200 members of the Youngstown Diocesan Confederation of Secondary Teachers agree to a one year contractor offer from the Diocesan Board of Education setting a starting salary of $7,450 a year.
The prosecution in an eccliastic trial in Akron calls for the defrocking of the Rev. L. Peter Beebe of Oberlin, who allowed two women to celebrate communion in his church.
May 16, 1960: State liquor agents make two arrests in Youngstown pizza parlors for Sunday sales of intoxicating beverages -- one for selling a quart of beer, the other a bottle of wine.
In the wake of the U2 spy plane incident, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev withdraws his invitation for President Eisenhower to attend a summit meeting in Moscow in June.
Joseph H. Ungar, a founder of Anshe Emeth Temple, is honored at a dinner attended by 400 persons in Ungar Memorial Hall at Anshe Emeth.
May 16, 1950: Maj. Gen. R.C. Harmon, judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force, will be the Armed Forces Day speaker in Youngstown. The luncheon at the YMCA will follow a flag-raising ceremony in Central Square.
A Chicago consultant tells Youngstown city council that master plans are very expensive and carry not guarantee that they will meet the approval of state and federal agencies that allocate funds to municipalities. A plan for Youngstown would cost $50,000.
President Truman's special train passes through Youngstown about 7:30 a.m. and stops in New Castle for 10 minutes to refuel. The president was asleep.
May 16, 1925: The Very Rev. Father Klute, pastor of St. Joseph church, officiates at a high Mass for delegates of the state convention of the Catholic Daughters of America. Some 150 delegates are attending.
A new touring car and 40 gallons of liquor are seized by Youngstown police who saw a man unloading the automobile at 3130 W. Federal St.
A record crowd of more than 80,000 gathers at Churchill Downs for the 51st running of the $50,000 Kentucky Derby. Earl H. Sande rides Flying Ebony to the win.
May 17, 1975: Dr. Thomas M. Pokabla of Liberty is elected president of the Eastern Academy of the Ohio Podiatry Association, succeeding Dr. David Dull.
The Farrell Head Start program, which began the same year as the national program, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Junko Tabei, 35, a Japanese housewife, becomes the first woman to reach the peak of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
May 17, 1960: Ohio Secretary of State Ted W. Brown doubles his staff of investigators working on the voter machine breakdown during the primary election in Mahoning County.
Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. takes off its Jeannette blast furnace at the Brier Hill Works, further reducing Youngstown district iron production.
A new South Side specialty restaurant, Pizza Ave., patterned after a chain developed in Colorado by William Parella, a former Youngstown man, opens at Southern Blvd. and E. Florida Ave.
May 17, 1950: Stock car racing under NASCAR supervision is gaining popularity, with the races at the Canfield Fairgrounds attracting not only local drivers, but drivers from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
U.S. Rep. Carroll D. Kearns, former Farrell school superintendent, is the easy victor for renomination on the Republican ticket for his third term in Congress.
Albert E. Chanson, 40-year-old Warren attorney, is chosen head of the Trumbull County Republican Party, the youngest man to hold the post in at least a half century.
May 17, 1925: The Womens Christian Temperance League asks Ohio Attorney- General Crabbe to launch a campaign against sales at news stands of & quot;vile & quot; literature.
Youngstown will again be represented in the National Beauty Pageant to be held in Atlantic City Sept. 8-12. The Vindicator will sponsor the local competition.
Gen. Charles G. Dawes, vice president of the United States, is invited to dedication ceremonies for & quot;Defenders Lot, & quot; a soldiers burial ground donated by Judson Brenner at Belmont Park Cemetery.