Remember when: 1973

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 2:33 PM


In the news this week 45 years ago:

• In a unanimously-passed ordinance, Leetsdale council banned dogs from the borough’s parks and playground areas effective Oct. 1. Offenders would be fined $25, about $140 in 2018 dollars.

• The Quaker Valley High School majorette corps placed first in their division in competition at the Oglebay Institute of Bethany College in West Virginia. The group planned to perform its winning routines throughout the 1973 football season.

• An editorial titled “Septuagenarian” noted that as of Sept. 19, the Sewickley Herald would mark its 70th anniversary. “Though no Pulitzer prizes or coveted trophies decorate our offices, yet by the grace of God, the faith of our publishers, the grit of past editorial staffs, the support of advertisers and a faithful readership, we are one of those American weeklies that has survived,” the editors wrote.

• The Sewickley Valley Kennel Association was set to hold its 26th annual Dog Show and Obedience Trial at Sewickley Heights Park. With 1,244 dogs representing 107 different breeds, it was the highest number of participants in the show’s history, with every size from Irish Wolfhounds and Great Danes to Papillons and Brussels Griffons. Proceeds were to support the Sewickley Valley Hospital and the D.T. Watson Home (now the Watson Institute).

• The Child Health Association was preparing to release its latest fundraising project, the Three Rivers Cookbook. The book featured recipes from 27 local clubs and restaurants, including the Edgeworth Club, Sewickley Heights Golf Club, Le Mont and Tambellini’s. Recipes were also contributed by local personalities including Wesley Posvar, Vera Clemente and Don Brockett. All submitted recipes were tested by committee members prior to inclusion. Copies of the book sold for $4 (about $22 today).

Melanie Linn Gutkowski is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.