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September 23, 2013

Step Back in Time: Sept. 23, 2013

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

Sept. 23, 1988

Basil Anderson, formerly of Oneonta, cuddled his great-granddaughter, Lisa Schmitt, two-and-a-half, during a birthday party for him, Lee Short and Elsie Croop on Sept. 19 at The Meadows, Cooperstown, where they reside. Short was 100 on Sept. 16 and Mrs. Croop was 100 Sept. 22. Anderson was 101 Sept. 19.


50 years ago

Sept. 23, 1963

The role of women in practical politics and a definite pitch for Governor Rockefeller featured the presentation of Mrs. Marion Yates Buchner of Caroga Lake, guest speaker at the annual meeting and tea of the Otsego County Women’s Republican Club.

Speaking Saturday afternoon at the Elks Club in Oneonta, to over 300 members and guests, and referring to the governor, Mrs. Buchner said that he followed “the old political saying — if you have to do anything unpopular, do it quick and give the voters a chance to forget it.”

“Sometimes people ask me what makes a Republican, and what makes a Democrat. To me it is as if there were a large book open and the Democratic side of the ledger shows: war, highest wartime wages, unfair taxes, deficit spending, Presidential Pricing, Harvard Socialism, a Kennedy dynasty, labor racketeering, civil rights talk and corruption and scandal.

“On the Republican side of the book is peace, highest real wages, fair taxes, balanced budgets, broad bargaining, rugged individualism, responsive representation, civil rights action and honesty and integrity.”

She strongly criticized President Kennedy on “deficit” spending, and his civil rights “talk.”

On the Peace Corps, Mrs. Buchner said that it is “frightening” to see the popular acclaim of the project. She said they are only needed to do the government’s bidding and “is this not really assisting socialism?” she asked.

Speaking on the march on Washington, she said that a fact largely ignored by the general press was the dominant and decisive role played by America’s big labor unions.

“Women today are a power to be reckoned with … they outown, outvote and outbuy the man …” Mrs. Buchner said.

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