From the June 8, 1958 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:

  • Predictions about “The World in 2000” were sealed into the cornerstone of the new headquarters building of the Associated General Contractors of America. The building was to be dedicated by Vice President Richard Nixon.
  • Such predictions included: that automobiles would be banned from all downtown areas (on the ground, at least, unless flying cars were to be invented); that electric power would be generated by the sun and transmitted without wires; that all highways would become double-decked, with cars above and trucks below; that all roadways would be equipped with built-in heating mechanisms to melt ice and snow; that city-center traffic would be carried on fast, clean transit lines high in the air, taking car-owners to and from the fringes of the city where cars would be forcibly parked in municipal garages.
  • George Roscoe, editor of Qualified Contractor magazine, predicted America would skip from coal/oil/gas sources and go straight to solar power. Roscoe believed the country would not bother with nuclear power because of the efficacy of solar power.
  • In advertising, Quick’s Drug Store sold Colgate toothpaste “the modern way — in a pressure can,” for 98 cents per can.
  • A chapel at Ohio University was dedicated in memory of Helen Mauck Galbreath, a 1919 graduate who died in 1946. The chapel was donated as a gift to OU from her husband, John Galbreath.

From the June 6, 2004 edition of the Athens Sunday Messenger:

  • Ohio University held a Bicentennial Party at the Convocation Center. The Sammy Kaye Orchestra was the featured entertainment. Kaye was an OU graduate who later became a famous big band leader. He died in 1987, but his orchestra continued to tour for decades.
  • Casa Nueva unveiled a three-sided bar as part of an ongoing expansion project at the worker-owned restaurant. “A lot more surprises are coming,” worker-owned Nicole Iker promised.
  • In advertising, OU promoted its Teen Recreation Adventure Camps: at Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia; sailing and exploring at East Harbor State Park in northern Ohio; and climbing/rafting at New River Gorge, West Virginia.
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