The Daily Star
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50 years ago
March 6, 1963
WALTON — Harry G. Clark, Town of Walton supervisor for 16 years, announced in a letter to Richard J. Thomson, chairman of the town Republican Committee, that he does not wish to be considered as a candidate for office this year.
The letter, dated March 1, was made public Tuesday morning by Mr. Thomson.
The letter said:
“I have served as supervisor of the Town of Walton since Jan. 1, 1948, and sincerely appreciate the support of the committee during the years past.
“I consider it a high honor to have served the people of Walton during these 16 years, and to carry the Republican banner as your representative on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors.
“As 1963 is another election year for nearly all local offices, I am advising you that I do not wish to be considered as a candidate for an elective office this year.
“Please accept my sincere thanks for your loyal support.”
Mr. Thomson said the committee had “accepted with deep and profound and regret” Mr. Clark’s decision.
Mr. Clark has been a pharmacist for 38 years at Lane’s Drug Store in Walton. When questioned as to his decision not to run again, Mr. Clark said:
“With all of the increasing demands I feel I can do only one job well. My job as pharmacist comes first.”