Years Ago

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012. There are 34 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1901: The U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1911: “The Playboy of the Western World,” a comedy by J.M. Synge receives a hostile reception in New York because of its portrayal of Irish characters.

1937: The musical revue “Pins and Needles,” produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, opens in New York.

1962: The first Boeing 727 is rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant.

1973: The Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned.


1987: Dr. Nicholas Wolsonovich says enrollment in Catholic schools in Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties has declined nearly 20 percent, to 8,401, with 6,832 in elementary grades and 1,569 in high schools.

Hubbard Mayor William Colletta vetoes a salary increase for Mayor-elect Albert Sauline saying the city can’t afford to increase the pay from $20,000 to $23,000 in 1988, and add $1,000 a year each year afterward. Sauline, who defeated Colletta in the May primary, charges “sour grapes.”

1972: WYSU-FM, 88.5, the fine arts station at Youngstown State University that has been off the air since August during construction of a new tower, will return to the air with three more hours for programming, says Stephen J. Grecevich, director of radio broadcasting at the university.

Raymond Ervin, president of the newly established Key Club at South High School, receives the club charter from Leroy A. Bishop, Kiwanis district director.

1962: The Ohio Department of Liquor Control calls for a public boycott of three of the largest and most fragrant liquor cheat spots in Ohio, all of which are in the Youngstown district. They are the Frontier Club in Struthers, a bootleg operation on Gordon Avenue in Campbell and Big Jim’s Barbecue in Campbell.

Acting on the request of the Downtown Board of Trade, John Dios, an employee in the housewares department of the G.M. McKelvey Co., files charges against Martin Gall, manager of the Wells Family Store on Garland Avenue, accusing him of violating the state’s Sunday sales law.

Speaking at the Sales Executives and Advertising Club of Kansas City, Mo., A.S. Glossbrenner, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., urges business leaders to do more to attack “economical illiteracy” in America.

1937: Three well-known petty racketeers are arrested after a shooting in a combination poolroom-bookie joint in the basement of the Terminal Building. Shots were fired during an argument over how the place was being run in the absences of the big boss, but no one was wounded.

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. will keep the Brier Hill open hearth in production, which means the Youngstown District will remain at 36 percent of capacity.

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