Hmmm. And this is what year? 1976?
Wow! How things have changed in a quarter of a century.
The reason I was examining the Sept. 20, 1976 issue of The News was to see what was reported in our 50th anniversary issue. (No, I was not a part of this publication in ’76. Geez, I was just graduating from college.)
Yes, The News is to celebrate its 75th birthday next year. And, as a publication, we are gearing up for this grand event. Expect to have some special features throughout 2001.
We do know we are going to have two anniversary-related issues, which we want to make our readers aware of now. On April 30, 2001, we are going to take a look at 75 years of cooling. Then, on Nov. 12, 2001, we are going to take a look at 75 years of heating.
Any input you may have for these two issues, we are all ears. Do not hesitate to call, fax, or e-mail me. We are interested in photos and personal tidbits, too. We do not just want to have a running account of what has transpired over the years — even though history is certainly an important part of any anniversary.
For instance, if you know of a person who has been in the hvacr business for 50-plus years, please forward his/her name to me. We’d like to talk to these “experts.” Of course, if your family has been involved in the hvacr industry for 75 years (or more), let us know. Stand up and be proud!
You can also go to our website (www.achrnews.com), click onto “Hvacr Forum,” and drop us your interesting notes regarding 75 years of heating and cooling. We want to make the 75th anniversary issue an issue you will read and re-read, a true collector’s item.
We want to supply our subscribers with what they want to read in regard to heating and cooling. Please let us know what is interesting in your eyes. Let us know what coverage we should provide for these two respective issues — and, throughout the year, for that matter. Don’t be shy.
Hazy Crystal BallAfter reading The News’ Sept. 20, 1976 editorial, I have come to the conclusion that it is just as difficult predicting the future today as it was a quarter of a century ago. Here’s what The News’ crystal ball said 25 years ago:
Skaer is editor-in-chief. He can be reached at 248-244-6446; 248-362-0317 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
Publication date: 11/06/2000