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April 22, 2014

Step Back in Time: April 22, 2014

25 years agoApril 22, 1989

COOPERSTOWN — The governor has been invited and there’s a slim chance former president Ronald Reagan will drop by. All because Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame are planning possibly the largest local celebration ever on June 10, to recognize the Hall of Fame’s 50th birthday.

Hall of Fame officials are uncertain whether Gov. Mario Cuomo or Reagan will actually appear.

Howard Talbot, Hall of Fame director, said Friday it’s a very slim chance, at best, that Reagan will come. Talbot said the source of that tidbit is questionable.

Chances are better that Cuomo, who once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, might come, Talbot said.

The notion of a 50th birthday party celebration, first considered by Hall of Fame officials about two years ago, is fast becoming a reality as arrangements are made for an hour-long parade, a Hall of Fame dedication, two ball games and a fireworks display, all in one day.


50 years agoApril 22, 1964

DELHI — The firm plan to turn Delhi Tech into a facility that can comfortably handle 1,000 students in its classrooms and 900 students in its dormitories was unfolded at the two-year college Friday.

The announcement of a $10 million expansion program for the State University Agricultural and Technical unit has been made previously but Delhi officials and representatives of the State University re-covered the ground and set firm dates for completion for the benefit of about 60 “friends of the college” at a special lunch Tuesday at the college dining hall.

The plan is to accommodate 1,000 students by 1970 although Dean William F. Kennaugh prophesized that the 1,000 would arrive much earlier—probably by September of 1965.

All presently planned construction will be completed by September of 1968 with room, as Elwyn Stevens of the State University explained it, for expansion as needed within the planned complex of buildings.

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