Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 25, 1987
ALBANY _ The State University of New York Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously appointed Dr. Carey Brush as acting president of the State College at Oneonta, effective Oct. 1.
Brush, who will earn the president's regular $83,994 annual salary, is filling in while a local search committee looks for someone to replace retiring president Clifford J. Craven.
At 67, Brush said he will not be a candidate for the permanent position. "I'm as old as the president _ I was thinking about retiring myself."
Brush first came to SUCO in 1951 as a Social Sciences instructor, and then served as chairman of the Social Sciences Department at Cortland High School. In 1958, he returned to SUCO, and has since held a number of teaching and administrative positions.
50 years ago
June 25, 1962
COOPERSTOWN _ Donald R. Lettis was elected president of Cooperstown Lions Club at the last meeting of the group held at the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown.
The entire slate of officers elected with Mr. Lettis included, Daniel A. Slover, Carroll Lehman, and Arthur R. McAlister, first, second and third vice-presidents, respectively; George L. Connell, secretary; Earl S. Feinman, treasurer; Arthur Jamieson, tail twister, and William Clark, lion tamer.
George S. Kepner, Jr. and Howard (Hy) Michaels were elected to the board of directors, each for one-year terms. Elected for two-year terms were W.J. Weaver and Dr. Otto Sahler.
The program featured a talk on boy scout activities in the area, by George S. Kepner Jr., an outstanding area scouter.