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2017-05-18 / Editorial

Out of the Past


BATTER UP — The Depew Industrial baseball team was one of the top teams in the area in 1910. Wally Schlang, seated at extreme right in the second row, played for five different major league teams between 1913 and 1931. Schlang played on three different World Series winning teams. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe BATTER UP — The Depew Industrial baseball team was one of the top teams in the area in 1910. Wally Schlang, seated at extreme right in the second row, played for five different major league teams between 1913 and 1931. Schlang played on three different World Series winning teams. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe 125 Years Ago
May 19, 1892

• Someone has a new theory to account for bald-headed men. It is that they keep their hair cut short, causing it to “bleed” to death in a few years. Long hair lives longer than short hair. There has never been a nation with more bald heads in it than there are now in the United States, where a close “shingle” is the prevailing haircut.

• The “ink peddler” and the “soap man” who swindled a large number of residents of small villages in Western New York have both been arrested in the eastern part of the state and are now in jail.

• The trustees have found it necessary to have a village police, and have appointed Mr. Joseph Merkl as such. The boys who hang on the street corners and run bicycles on the sidewalks are hereby warned to look out for him.

• A team of horses was caught on the Ellicott Road, about a mile north of this village, on Saturday, May 14, by Mr. Joseph Miller. The owner can have them by calling at Mr. Finck’s, on the Ellicott Road, and proving property.

• The first actual work of developing the new Village of Depew has begun Monday, when contractor Haven set a large force of men to work sinking test pits to determine the necessary preparations for the foundations of the New York Central shops. The spur or side track leading from the main line to the site of the proposed shops is almost finished, and the material for the erection of the shops will arrive.

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