An architect's drawing, prepared by Julian Naetzker and Associates, showed what Berglund Chevrolet's retail automobile complex, to be located on Fluvanna Avenue, would look like when completed in May of 1965. Ground for the complex, which when completed would be the largest of its type in Southwestern New York, was broken September 18.
The number of fires in Jamestown caused by children playing with lighters or matches had been greatly reduced, a local firefighter told The Post-Journal while discussing National Fire Prevention Week, which would run through estown, there was a structure fire caused by children with lighters or matches every three or four weeks, according to Lt. Douglas McCullor, a fire prevention and code enforcement officer with the Jamestown Fire Department. Since February there had been only two such fires, McCullor said. The decline in the number of fires started by children was due, in part, to public awareness, he said.
In 1914, Dr. John J. Mahoney, sanitary supervisor, returned from Cheney's Point late Thursday afternoon and in a statement to The Journal confirmed Dr. Green's diagnosis of the two cases of eruptive disease discovered in the homes of Maynard Strickland and Frederick Martin, as small pox. A rigorous quarantine had been established. Mr. Martin was ill first and had a very light case. 28 and two weeks afterward, just the interval to provide for the incubation period in small pox, he was taken ill. Mr. Martin stated that he had no idea of the nature of his trouble but after being ill some days thought it might have been an attack of chicken pox.
In Falconer, fire, which broke out at 3:45 in the morning and had a strong start before the firemen reached the scene of the blaze, destroyed the two-story frame building on Main Street, just east of the Falconer post office and threatened the entire business section of the village. The property loss included the building in which the fire was discovered, which was a total loss, owned by W.T. Falconer. T. Falconer, and occupied by Boomquist & Powers as a clothing store was seriously damaged. The confectionery and notion stock of Engstrom and Burland in the first building was a total loss.
In 1939, three men who, it was alleged, entered the home of Frank Connelly on East Second Street in Jamestown and held him up at the point of a revolver late the past night, taking a pair of Connelly's trousers containing about $1.50 in change and some keys, were still being sought by local police. Connelly had been home only a few minutes when the trio entered his home by a door of the basement apartment which faced Cheney Street. It was believed they followed Connelly home from the restaurant where he was employed as a bartender, thinking that he had with him the day's receipts for the restaurant.