Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Dunkirk Urban Renewal Administration held its first meeting in over a year to discuss the last few remaining items of agency business and to make plans for abolishing the agency. DURA no longer owns any property in the city and just about has all its business wrapped up.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Bicycling is only one exercise enjoyed by LaMar Schnur, OBSERVER photographer for 43 years. Now semi-retired, he remains at the newspaper as part-time photographer which affords him time for such exercises as biking, bowling, walking and weightlifting. “The weights are very light and I have no special program,” says LaMar, one of the area’s most popular and best-liked personalities.

Forty years ago – 1973

Arthur Bock, master, presided at the meeting of the Hanover Grange, which won the dartball championships in Chautauqua County.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The White House confirmed rumors today by announcing that the First Lady, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, was expecting her third child in August. The wives of President Kennedy’s brothers, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Sen. Edward Kennedy, are also expecting.