Remember When: 1933

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:01 AM


In the news this week 86 years ago:

• A polo match to benefit the Unemployed Service Fund was to be held at the YMCA field. The library team was to play the returning champions, the Fox Chapel polo team. The State Highway Patrol Stunt Team of Harrisburg would also be on hand to exhibit their stunt and trick riding with the group’s new motorcycles. It was to be a special exhibition for the stunt team, whose captain, W.C. Price, said, “We had closed our exhibitions for the year but decided for our friends out in the Sewickley Valley to extend this one courtesy.”

• At their meeting this week, the Sewickley Valley Board of Trade focused on “the possibilities of getting some actual work done within a reasonable time on the completion of the Ohio River Boulevard.” The board authorized its public affairs committee to plan several public meetings to persuade state and federal authorities to move ahead with the “much-needed improvement.”

• Leetsdale officials were lobbying to have the bus fare between Sewickley and Leetsdale reduced from 15 cents to 10 cents in an effort to help “the business men of both places as well as the people.”

• Sewickley Police Chief Roy Barclay managed to track down the owner of a 1929 Whippet sedan that had been abandoned in the bushes “off the new road from Mount Nebo.” The license plates, tires and other parts had been removed, and the inspection sticker mutilated. Using a marriage license found in the upholstery of the car and the motor number, Chief Barclay was able to trace the car back to North Side resident John Roper, from whom the car had been stolen the week prior. After learning of the unfortunate condition of his car, Roper said he would remove the motor, the only remaining item of value, and abandon the rest.

• The Sewickley Theatre was showing “One Man’s Journey,” starring Lionel Barrymore and Dorothy Jordan and “Broadway to Hollywood” starring Alice Brady and Jimmy Durante. Tickets cost 30 cents for adults and 10 cents for children.