Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 6, 1987
Two artists will perform new and traditional music for Indian bamboo flute, glass harmonica, African drums, voice and the crosscut saw at the Anderson Theater of Hartwick College at 8 p.m. Monday.
Julie Kabat and Steve Gorn will perform "Sound Center," a selection of seven original works, including settings of poems by Robert Bly, "Gong Barong," "Stillness in Flight," and "Tapestry for Voice, Saw and Water Jar," among others.
Kabat, of Albany, is a performing artist who experiments with household objects. She has performed in the United States, Canada and Japan and has been described as "a unique artist who appears once in every decade," by John Hammond of CBS Records.
She has a classical music background and has composed vocal and chamber music for visual artists, instrumentalists and theater productions, including the premiere of QUAD by Samuel Beckett. She has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, among other agencies.
50 years ago
June 6, 1962
"What Price Medical Care for the Aged" will be the topic, six distinguished Americans the participants when ALL AMERICA WANTS TO KNOW is heard on WDOS on Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.
The discussion will focus on the controversial King-Anderson bill backed by the Kennedy Administration, which would finance medical care for the aged through the social security system. In an article in the June Reader's Digest, Rep. Thomas Curtis (R-Mo.) blasts the bill as "the most expensive single piece of welfare legislation in history" and says that the job of providing good care for the aged can be done more effectively and less expensively by extending a number of voluntary plans now in effect and being planned for the future. Rep. Curtis will appear on the program to defend this point of view.
Opposing him and supporting the Administration bill will be Sen. Paul Douglas, one of the "Founding fathers" of the original social security legislation during the 1930s and a vigorous exponent of the King-Anderson bill.