Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Dick Lord Sr. and David Lord, both of Fredonia, recently showed off their antique cars at Shorewood Country Club. Dick Lord’s car is a 1937 Cadillac Opera Coupe with two pull-down seats in back. The color is a rich Beauregard beige. David Lord’s self-restored 1930 Model A coupe is Thorn Brown in color with black fenders and wheels and pinstripe in Ford orange.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Preliminary approval has been received from the Commerce Department for $4 million in federal aid for modernization of Roblin Industries Inc., Dunkirk and Tonawanda plants. The company, currently enjoying a positive cash flow, plans to use the funds to purchase a number of pieces of equipment to reduce production costs. Roblin has sold off all but its steelmaking operations and reduced its debt by $25.44 million.

Forty years ago – 1973

The True Temper Corporation of Dunkirk honored Anthony Ortolano and Stanley Skubis this month. Both will be retiring and together have a combined 71 years of service with the company.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Robert Mourer Sr. and Robert Jr., Margaret and Diane Lilly, all members of Fredonia Grange No. 1, were announced as winners in various categories of the state Grange Quartet and Talent Contest held last month.