Step Back Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorin Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Aug. 26, 1988
Fox Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees interviewed four applicants for the chief executive officer position as part of its preliminary search, said Mary Hulbert, chairwoman of the board.
“The search is going very well,” Hulbert said. “We interviewed four people and four more are set up for the next several weeks.”
The board of trustees is receiving applications through referrals, through Ernst & Whitney, an international management firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, and some have applied independently, Hulbert said.
“We’re not placing any advertisements,” she added.
The board of trustees fired Chief Executive Officer Lorraine B. Kabot July 5 to make the hospital run smoother. Daniel G. Dombal, vice president for finance, was also fired.
To select a new CEO, the board screens applicants with interviews and the qualified ones are brought back for a second interview that will take place with medical staff and senior administrators, said Rebecca Nesbitt, hospital spokeswoman.
“It’s far more important that we find the right person than the time we find it in,” Hulbert said.
50 years ago
Aug. 28, 1963
COOPERSTOWN — The Rev. William Hallock Johnson, a resident of the Fynmere Presbyterian Home in Cooperstown, has been designated by the Alumni Council, as Princeton University’s oldest living alumnus.
Mr. Johnson of Princeton’s Class of 1888, is the sixth consecutive clergyman to hold the post of “Senior Alumnus,” succeeding the Rev. William H. Hudnut, Class of 1896, who died Aug. 16 at the age of 98.
Mr. Johnson, who lived in Princeton as trustee of the Theological Seminary, coming to Cooperstown in July of 1957, is 97 years old. He was born Dec. 4, 1865 in New York City.
Mr. Johnson has been connected with Lincoln University for a period of 55 years, as professor, president and trustee. He is president emeritus of Lincoln University.
He received a theological degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1897.
In 1935, Princeton awarded him an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. His three brothers, two sons, and one of his grandsons, graduated from the university, while two other grandsons are now undergraduates at Princeton.
Mr. Johnson walks to church and many a time can be seen on Cooperstown’s Main Street or in the post office.