Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

After more than four decades of closing bars, Mickey Mantle, famed centerfielder for the New York Yankees, admitted he has an alcohol problem and has entered the Betty Ford Center for treatment. The 62-year-old Hall of Famer remarked, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” The Betty Ford clinic was founded by former first lady Betty Ford.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The Miller Brewing Co. has named Robert Warren, a Dunkirk native, industrial relations manager for the company’s Milwaukee container plant. In his new position, Mr. Warren will be responsible for such areas as safety, training, labor and employee relations, employment and security for the 304 employees at the can manufacturing facility? The son of Mrs. Dolores Warren of Fredonia and John J. “Jack” Warren Jr. of Ormond Beach, Fla., he is currently a resident of Brown Deer, Wis.

Forty years ago – 1974

Members of the Cassadaga Fire Department elected Warren Chase as their president. Maurice Richardson will serve as vice president; DeWitt Chamberlin as secretary; and Hugh Straight as treasurer.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Mrs. John A. Tynan, 238 West Main St., Fredonia has befriended a hamburger-eating Baltimore oriole and can attest to the fact the bird fits its name. The oriole eats about a teaspoonful every day, along with an orange and its seeds.