From the Archives: April 15

In my local paper, The Long Island Advance, there is a weekly (as is the paper) segment titled From the Archives of the Long Island Advance, in which they present some news clips from 100, 75, and 50 years ago. A lot of the news is so mundane that I find it to be very funny. I hope that you do too.

From 100 years ago:
  • Miss Mae Andrus entertained a dozen of her school girl
    friends with music and games, it being her 12th birthday
  • A curiosity in the shape of a pretty white rat with pink
    eyes was caught in the barn of C.M. Hedges in East Patchogue.
  • Local firemen are discussing the possibilities of securing
    a siren whistle as a fire alarm.
From 50 years ago:
  • The three pupils of the Brookhaven School who took the
    Regents examinations had the following marks: Ruth Ballard,
    arithmetic 100, spelling 88; Elsa Kip, arithmetic 96,
    spelling 88; Elizabeth Kuzmech, arithmetic 93, spelling 88.
  • Miss Marion Byers of Bellport is attending the ice carnival
    at Williams College in Massachusetts.

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