Scrapbook: Fall of 1968
Our weekly Capital Region Scrapbook features looks back at the fall of 1968. Posted on October 12, 2012.
Young football players, winners of the Capital Region's pass, punk and kick competition, show off their trophies in October 1968. From left are Roger Fellows, James Grippo, Robin Ruscitto, Bobby Conover and Dean Baker. Fred Waller and Roger Pelham of the Scotia-Glenville Jaycees stand at left with the kids; Gary Berard of Graham Ford is at far right. The Jaycees and Graham sponsored the competition.
Fencers (from left) Joseph Messier, Ann Morrison, Robert Humes and Frank E. Collins Jr. are en garde for the YMCA in October 1968. The rapier wielders gave lessons every Thursday night.
James D. Schmitt of Schenectady's Feibes and Schmitt architecture firm checks plans for Schenectady's new library with construction clerk of the works Rudolph Penza (center) and carpenter Alexander Astwood. The library at Liberty and Clinton Streets was nearing completion.
Members of the Polish National Alliance Senior Dancing Troupe prepare for an appearance at the Schenectady Elks Polish Night in October 1968. Debbie Maslanka (kneeling) practices a move with Eileen Maciag. Watching in the front row (left to right) are Joyce Stec, Veronica Palmer and Janice Korona. Smiling in the back row (from left) are Laurel Sroczynski, Diane Sardynski and Christine Andryszczyk.
Kids at Schenectady's King Elementary School give the cafeteria's new hot lunch foods passing grades in October 1968. King began its first hot lunch program during the month.
Children in Rose Capen's third-grade class at Schenectady's Van Corlaer elementary school learn that is's a small world after all as they learn about their home nations in October 1968. From left, and dressed in costumes and artifacts owned by their families, are Le Song Melander (Korea), Linda Juckett (Germany), Lisa McLaud (German- Dutch and Scottish-English), Susan Warner (American Indian) and Maria Lovisa (Italian).
Stockade "maids" help Schenectady businesses promote "downtown discovery days in early October 1968. From left are Heather Myer. Bridget Hense, Denise Glass and Mary Martin. Theodore Vinick, vice president of the Downtown Merchants Bureau, also helps spread the word.