NO. 89 
This page put online March 25, 2004
Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society


Victory Service Flags for display in windows of homes having members in the Armed Services of the Nation.

Flags are 8 ½ x 12 inches, on good rayon material, in red, white and blue colors, with bar and cord for suspending in window. They have one, two, three or four blue stars in a white field, representing number of household in the service.


Gold Cord and Binding, with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Stars
75 cents each

Silver Stars, Signifying Overseas Service, 25 cents each

Blue or Gold Stars 25 cents each.

Phone 126 The Nanty-Glo Journal Nanty-Glo, Pa.


JUNE 1939

VOIMAS win Championship

Front Row: Mark 'Red' Hoskins; William Ditchcreek; Ernie Hakanen; Stanley Ganzer; 'Sharkey' Pantilla; 'Lefty' Peterson. Middle Row: Harry Aho; Bill Deetscreek; Hubert Aho; Elmer Deetscreek; Bruce 'Boob' Patterson; Thomas Emerson. Back Row: Des McGlynn; Wilmer Kivisto; Clair McMullen; Walter Strugala; Desmond 'Babe' Cavanaugh; Nelo Deetscreek.

The Voima (a Finn word meaning "strength") Baseball Team, made up of Finnish boys from the Finntown area of Nanty-Glo, won the championship cup, not only in 1939 but also 1940 and 41. They played other local teams but also other Finn teams from as far away as Warren and Ashtabula Ohio. The Finntown Ball Diamond was located on the left, at the top of the hill, on Finntown Road, just outside the Nanty Glo borough line. This championship Cup can be seen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Rt. 271 in Jackson Twp.


November 3, 1955

Local Disc Jockey Gets 45-Min. Show on WCRO Saturday

William Seese, 15 year old Nanty-Glo High School sophomore, was selected the borough's best "disc-jockey" from among other music students in an elimination contest at the school.

Seese will be heard over Station WCRO Saturday beginning at 12:02 p.m. and will have the air-waves to himself for 45 minutes. He will mix patter with the platters, and give the commercials, news reports and weather conditions during his jockey-ing.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chilcott, William was selected in the contest run off by Michael Mastovich, the school district's music instructor, Seese will appear on the show jockeyed by Gary Hagerich, usually heard at that time.


End ... Barb Hakanen