Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
May 29, 1987
The Otsego Chamber of Commerce will honor executives from Sanyo Sewing America, Inc. at a breakfast at 8 a.m. June 17 at the Holiday Inn, Chamber Director Carl Loucks said Thursday.
Nine days before the Chamber's event, on the morning of June 8, the apparel firm will open its doors to the public, offering local residents a glimpse at one of the newest industries in the area.
Although both events are billed as largely celebratory, they may influence the economic future of Otsego County, according to Loucks and Joseph Creighton, Sanyo's senior vice president.
Executives from several Japanese-based corporations will be in the area in the next few weeks and will be evaluating the reception given to top Sanyo executives, who are Japanese, said Creighton. If the welcome is warm and Sanyo's modern Oneonta plant continues to meet or exceed corporate goals, other Japanese firms may build here in the near future, he said.
Creighton said he hopes the community turns out in force June 8 to thank the Japanese for investing in Oneonta. "I've lived here for 40 winters and at times, progress has been slow to come. But right now, I can feel this area is ready to pop," said Creighton, who recently returned from Japan where he attended several meetings.
50 years ago
May 29, 1962
COOPERSTOWN _ The annual wool pool of the New York State Sheep Grower's Cooperative will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 11, at the D. & H. Freight Station in Cooperstown.
Stephen Whitaker, secretary-general for the organization, will be on hand to advance up to 50 percent per pound for wool marketed through the cooperative. Final payments will be made within 10 days to two weeks of the pool.
Wool bags and wool twine are available at the Extension Headquarters, 123 Lake St., in Cooperstown.
Southern Tier Sheep and Wool Growers' Co-op, Inc. will hold its sixth annual wool pool in the I.L. Richer freight house at New Berlin, June 13 and 14.
This site was used in 1960 and proved to be geographically good for wool producers in the nine county area. It was also an efficient location for the operation of the pool.
Newton Avery of Guilford, pool manager, will announce prices to be paid to the producers shortly.