Step Back in Time features community news from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

June 10, 1986

ONEONTA _ Many area citizens will be "arrested" for crimes against the heart on Friday, June 13, said Joe Fodero, chairman of the American Heart Association Oneonta Branch.

The activity is part of the second annual WZOZ FM 103 "Jail Bail" Cardiac Arrest Day, sponsored in cooperation with the Del-Otsego Sertoma Club, Oneonta Police Dept., Oneonta Police Benevolent Association, WZOZ FM 103 and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Oneonta.

Fodero said it is not too late to have someone arrested for a basic fee of $25. Those interested are asked to call the special arrest number 433-2006 before Friday to schedule an arrest. The $25 fee can be paid by an individual or group of individuals, but must be paid in advance.

"Arrests are being planned of local individuals at their homes, places of business and other community sites," Fodero said. "Arrrestees will be escorted to the makeshift jail at the Oneonta PBA meeting rooms on Ford Ave. by uniformed officers and plainclothes men. At the jail, they will be 'arraigned' by judges and charged with such crimes as smoking, being overweight, having high blood pressure, eating too much salt, and other charges that have connection with heart attack and stroke."

50 years ago

June 10, 1986

BLOOMVILLE _ Robert M. Maxon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm K. Maxon, has been appointed to a two year teaching post in Uganda.

He is one of 150 Americans selected last month from 1,000 applicants to teach in secondary schools of British East Africa.

Mr. Maxon, 21, was graduated June 5 from Duke University, Durham, N.C., with a B.S. degree in history. He is a 1957 graduate of South Kortright Central School.

His appointment includes a fellowship at Columbia University, University of London and Makerere College, Kampala, Uganda. His orientation will start with classes this summer at Teachers College, Columbia University. Columbia acts as coordinator for the enterprise for which training is financed by the United States government.

In September he will enter the University of London for three months, to be followed by three months at Makerere College. He will then be assigned to a secondary school in that country as an education officer for two years under the territorial government. His orientation and training will include a study of the history, geography, politics, economics and social anthropology of East Africa as well as instruction in curriculum and methods used in the secondary schools of the area.

He will teach modern history or English. Mr. Maxon, who was a star athlete at South Kortright, also hopes to help with physical education "on the side."

"I'd like to teach them basketball," he says, "but of course I'll have to learn their cricket and rugby, too."

Trending Video