Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Nov. 14, 1988
Usually each soccer team consists of 10 players and a goalie. But a game in Oneonta Saturday afternoon squashed that tradition.
On Saturday 752 people, half wearing red shirts and half white, crowded the lower soccer field at State University College at Oneonta for a game that may end up in the “Guinness Book of World Records.”
Ken Mahoney, SUCO graduate student and organizer of the game, said each player signed an index card, which will be copied and sent to “Guinness” editors in London, England.
Along with attempting to set a world record, the event was dedicated to former SUCO student Lance Tucker, who died after an automobile accident in late October.
Over $200 was raised, Mahoney said. He and other friends of Tucker are considering buying a plaque and placing it at SUCO’s Ford Hall, where Tucker had resided this semester.
Mahoney said one of the game’s many highlights was when an eight year old scored a goal. “The students grabbed him and carried him on their shoulders. The boy had tears running down his face,” he said.
Mayor David Brenner played goalie for the white shirt team and SUCO President Alan B. Donovan was goalie for the reds. The final score after two 45-minute regulation halves was 5-3 with the Reds taking the win.
50 years ago
Nov. 14, 1963
WALTON — Area residents will be able to Christmas shop early as Christmas Club checks are being mailed this week from the National Bank of Delaware County and from the Walton Savings & Loan Association.
Robert Griffith, president of the National Bank, has reported that the Walton Bank will mail Christmas Club checks totaling approximately $67,000. The checks will be mailed Friday to 719 people. Last year the bank mailed $69,000 in checks to 720 people in the area.
The Walton Savings & Loan Association mailed Christmas Club checks yesterday to 415 area residents, executive secretary, Charles Turner, has announced. The Savings & Loan will give away a hi-fi record to every new Christmas Club that is opened with them. The record is a 33 one-third R.P.M. extended play, entitled “Yule Tide Favorites” by the Columbus Boy Choir.