50 Years Ago - New Pool Complex Opens At Nay Aug Park
July 15, 1968 New pool complex opens The new Lincoln-Kennedy Swim Complex at Nay Aug Park in Scranton opened as about 500 adults and children gathered for an informal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor James Walsh, Councilman James Doherty, Public Safety Director Frank Longo, Urban Affairs Coordinator Frank Conslato, Planning Commission Chairman Edward Kochanski, City Treasurer Frank O’Neill and Public Works Director Aloysius Gleason all jumped into the pool. After the inaugural plunge, “swimming permitted” was announced over the loudspeaker, and hundreds of children jumped into the pool. The new $650,000 swim complex included two Olympic-sized swimming pools, two wading pools and a modern bathhouse. Superintendent pick delayed The Scranton School Board announced it would not be naming its selection for the next superintendent as expected July 15. Thomas Hogan, board secretary, said “the board appears to be agreed on the naming of the new superintendent and that a meeting will be called in the near future to make the formal announcement.” He said “the delay might be to provide for notification of the man selected prior to the formal announcement.” Shopping list At the supermarket: hot dogs, 59 cents per pound; ground beef, 69 cents per pound; six packages of Kool-Aid, 25 cents; a dozen eggs, 49 cents; a 1-pound box of Saltine crackers, 23 cents; two cans of red beets, 29 cents; and a 5-pound bag of sugar, 49 cents. BRIAN FULTON, library manager, oversees The Times-Tribune’s expansive digital and paper archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-348-9140.