100 Years Ago

October 16, 1920

Lieutenant Frederick Smith, who had charge of the aviation field in Falmouth last summer, and Russell H. Leonard, a Fall River mill owner and summer resident of Falmouth, narrowly escaped death when their airplane motor stopped and the plane fell one thousand feet, lodging in a tree. They were flying from Fall River to Taunton last Monday when the accident occurred. Their friends in Falmouth will be glad to learn that they escaped injury.

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September 1st, 1920, the Rev. Henry Herbert Smythe completed thirty years as rector of St. Barnabas’ Memorial church. It was his intention to allow the occasion to pass unnoticed, but members of his parish thought it fitting that some recognition should be made of such a long term of faithful service and planned a surprise party for their rector. Mrs. J. M. Watson and other ladies of the parish made arrangements for a reception and invited the “Parson” to be present at St. Barnabas House on Wednesday evening. About sixty persons, including several who were attendants at the services at St. Barnabas when the new minister took charge thirty years ago, were present to extend their hearty congratulations and best wishes.

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Hollis Lovell and three companions have started on a motor trip to California where they will spend the winter months.

75 Years Ago

October 19, 1945

The erosion committee met last evening in the selectmen’s office, and voted to take no action on jetties until after a hearing before the Department of Public Works. The hearing, to take place within the next two weeks, will determine how many jetties are needed, in, Falmouth and how much money should be appropriated.

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Every boy in Troop 41, Teaticket Boy Scouts, has been awarded a General Eisenhower badge, and the troop has received a properly inscribed shell case, returned from overseas, for 100 percent participation in salvaging waste paper.

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There was a Dutch style, tile top on the chimney of Swift’s market. It disappeared Monday night. If the wind had blown it off, there should have been fragments on the ground. If lightning had struck it, there should still have been tile fragments to tell the story. So N. A. Peterson, owner-manager of the Depot avenue market, reasons. Mr. Peterson has searched carefully. Strange as it seems, he concludes somebody got a tall ladder, climbed to the market roof, lowered the Dutch chimney piece with a rope and carried it off intact.

50 Years Ago

October 16, 1970

A large 41 by 83-foot addition to the Falmouth Ice arena is planned by Falmouth Youth Hockey League Inc., owner of the skating rink. The new construction will be at the front of the Palmer avenue building.

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Through the Oct. 9 game, Andy Andrade, former Clipper star now playing football at Northern Michigan university, had averaged 5.7 yards per carry in 11 attempts with a 19-yard run his longest.

October 16, 1970

After 43 years of trying, Falmouth town meeting last night voted to construct a sewerage system for Falmouth village, to be extended later to the Heights, Maravista and much of Teaticket and to extend the present system in Woods Hole.

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Mrs. Laurence Casale of West Barnstable has sold the Woods Hole Inn to Donald B. Perry and Robert D. Schneider for $132,800. Mr. Perry has operated a restaurant downstairs in the inn for about 11 years.

Mr. Schneider, 22, is from Brockton. He has assisted in the restaurant during the summer for three years.

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