Step Back in Time
features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Sept. 1, 1987
UNADILLA — Gail Morey’s business is going to the dogs, but it’s never been better.
For seven years, Mrs. Morey of Unadilla has been designing and making miniature dogs, selling them at shows and conventions throughout the country. And Morey’s miniatures, which started as an experiment, has become a full-time business.
Mrs. Morey became interested in miniatures in 1973 in Greensboro when her husband worked long hours and her older daughter was a baby. She retrieved a small wooden doll house which a girl down the street had thrown out. She decorated the inside as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
With practice her work has improved so that she is now a member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans. Her work has been photographed for a national miniatures magazine. And she has produced thousands of dogs from her 50 designs.
In October, for National Dollhouse and Miniature Week, Mrs. Morey will have a display in the Bresee’s Oneonta Department Store showcase featuring some of her own work and miniatures she has collected.
50 years ago
Sept. 1, 1962
COOPERSTOWN — Two Cazenovia men were in Cooperstown Thursday afternoon seeking support for the new Conservative Party.
John G. Hunter Jr. and George W. Thompson said that the Conservative Party is a “Republican Conservative” party dedicated to American tradition of limited Constitutional government, individual liberty and self-reliance.
“The liberals have completely taken over New York State politics at the state level. They have put the Democratic Party under the vindictive rule of their front man, Robert Wagner, and saddled the Republican Party with the ultra-liberal leadership of Nelson Rockefeller and Jacob Javitz,” said Mr. Hunter.
“Our party must file a nominating petition containing the signatures of at least 12,000 registered voters in New York State by Sept. 22,” Mr. Hunter explained.
“And that is why we are here. We have most of the signatures except Herkimer and Otsego counties, and we must concentrate our effort here to be able to file the nominating petition in Albany by Sept. 22.”