100 Years Ago – 1918: Attention, all Republicans! Celebrate the recent election by buying War Savings Stamps. Buy the limit of $1,000 for yourself and then buy for each member of your family. Buy War Stamps. In November, $1,000 of stamps costs
$844. Has your joy over the results of the election taken any visible form? Show that you are satisfied with the work of your party by buying War Savings Stamps.
75 Years Ago – 1943: Tribute to the McCaffery brothers – Lt.. Col. Joseph P. and Lt. Col. Hugh McCaffery, both of whom gave their lives in service of their country – was paid by Karl E. Agan, principal of Chester High School and former instructor at Pennsylvania Military College, at the senior chapel at the high school this morning. “This morning in Chester there is one woman who has given all she had for her country,” he said, referring to Mrs. Marion V. McCaffery, of Ninth Street and Highland Avenue, mother of the two heroes.
50 Years Ago – 1968: Thousands of Delaware County residents learned Friday they will have to pay personal property taxes on their stocks, bonds, mortgages they hold, bank loans and other securities. Joseph E. Wickersham, director of the Personal Property Tax Bureau, told newsmen the personal property tax requirements have been law for years, and estimated that fewer than 15,000 of the 104,000 persons who received the notices have ever paid the socalled “honor tax.”
25 Years Ago – 1993: A 30-year-old father – who got his buddy to give blood in a vain attempt to disprove paternity – pleaded guilty yesterday to obstruction of justice. The Chester man, of the 900 block of East 14th Street, was sentenced by Judge Harry Bradley to one to 12 months in jail to be served on weekends. The man’s attorney said later that he admitted he is the father of the
2-year-old and is now paying support and has visitation rights.
10 Years Ago – 2008: Returning to the scene of the crime is sometimes common for criminals and this suspect warranted the title of “world’s dumbest,” by police. A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested in Upper Darby for allegedly stealing six lottery tickets after returning to cash in a winning ticket. “This guy’s the world’s dumbest criminal,” police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “He steals six $25 lottery tickets and two days later comes back to cash in one winning ticket. We found the other tickets taken in his pocket.”