Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Aug. 10, 1987
FLY CREEK _ The New York branch of the Industrial Workers of the World will host its third annual Northeast picnic Friday through Sunday near Oaksville in the town of Otsego.
The IWW will have the picnic southwest of Oaksville on property near the intersection of Wiley Town and Bristol roads, according to Rochelle Semel, IWW delegate in Otsego County.
Ms. Semel said local residents are invited to the picnic and may talk union with the "rebel workers, ages 20 to 85." She said the IWW has a place in history for its role in the struggle for free speech rights and the 8-hour workday in the U.S.
50 years ago
Aug. 10, 1962
COOPERSTOWN _ Homer Roy Martin of Onondaga won first prize for his oil painting "Wellfleet No. 2" at the 27th annual open exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association.
An exciting assemblage of old wharves, complete with weather-beaten planks, was featured in the painting, named "Best in Show."
The first prize for water color, the Godley Memorial Prize, went to Reynold Weidenaar's "Yellow Bird."
Honorable mentions in the fine arts went to Erwin Austin, "Stars on the Glimmerglass"; Paul Berry, "English Countryside," Salvatore Cascio, "Race Week"; Ralph Noel Dagg, "Torso"; Frank C. Eckmair, "A View from Above"; Helga Edge, "Low Water on the Margaree"; Mary Garrison, "Plattekill Mt. Road."
Jeanne McClelland, "Cows Wading by Moonlight"; Homer Roy Martin, "Scallop Rig"; Alice Otis, "Kiki"; Merlin F. Pollock, "Acadian Sea Cliff"; Norman Rockwell, "Girl of Satyr"; W.B. Romeling, "Three Mile Point"; Cornelia B. Schwartz, "The Lark"; Alice L.S. Symonds, "Character Study"; Paul W. Tessler, "Once upon a Time"; and Alice Williamson, "Jessica."
In assessing the credit for the success of this year's exhibit, Henry R. Mallory, president of the Cooperstown Art Association, had words of praise for Mrs. Joseph Campbell who "this year as in many preceding summers has undertaken the task of seeing to the lighting and floral arrangements, the painting of screens and pedestals for displays and to a thousand and one details that make for a good show."