Looking Back: Franklin County’s history Oct 14th

Franklin County’s history

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on October 14th.

25 Years Ago

Oct14, 1995Saturday


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WhenOlaviVeikanmaawas attacked by a wolf, he bit back.

Veikanmaa, 33, was heating a carpenter’s workshop this week atSeipajarvi, 560 miles north of Helsinki, Finland, when he heard a clanging in the yard.He came upon a large male wolf near the garbage cans.The intruder, trapped between a wall andVeikanmaa, lunged at the man’s throat, but he grabbed its head and they wrestled for about 10 minutes.

“I was fighting for my life,”Veikanmaasaid Friday.“It was thrashing and scratching and trying to bite me.Then I saw its throat and went for it with my teeth, but the wolf’s paw got in the way and I bit it instead.”

The wolf took off, leavingVeikanmaawith a lot of wolf blood in his mouth and some cuts and minor bites.

50Years Ago

Oct14, 1970Wednesday

“US Allocates $31,003 For Training Program”

The Chambersburg area will receive a federal grant of $31,003 under the Manpower Development and Training Act for training 15 persons as production machine operators.

Release of the funds was announced today by Theodore Robb, Secretary of the state
Department of Labor and Industry, who said the state’s contribution to the program amounted to $1,519 for training.

John M.WidmannJr., manager of the Chambersburg office of the Labor and Industry Department’s Bureau of Employment Security, said a survey by the bureau’s local office showed a need for 15 production machine operators during the next 12 months.

The training program1 was developed in cooperation with the Chambersburg Area Manpower Advisory Council.

The Franklin County Vocational Technical School,Chambersburg, will receive $13,675 of the federal grant for the training course to be presented at the school on a 40-hour weekly basis for 23 weeks. The instruction is scheduled to be presented from October 19 until March 26, 1971.

Included in the federal allocation is $17,328 for trainees allowances with $1,320 to be used for transportation.

MDTA courses are a cooperative enterprise of the state Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Education and the state Labor and Industry Department’s Bureau of Employment Security.

The program’s goal is to lower unemployment by training jobless people with skills in demand.

Persons interested in this MDTA course should visit or call the Chambersburg Local Office of the Pennsylvania State Employment Service at 310LortzAvenue.

100Years Ago

Oct14, 1920Thursday


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