The Summit Herald of September 8, 1931 reported that the Board of Education defended its decision to open schools on schedule—including the new Jefferson School and expanded Franklin School—despite there being a polio outbreak in the metropolitan region, and one active case in Summit. Several other local school districts, among them Millburn, Madison, Westfield, and Berkeley Heights, decided to postpone opening. The Rev. Florence Randolph gave a talk at the Colored Y.M.C.A. Hall about her recent trip to the Holy Land. In the “help wanted” column, a family of 5 was looking for a houseworker, preferably German or Swedish. A highlight of the Atlantic City flower show was an exotic South American orchid called Espiritu Santo, imported by the Summit firm of Lager & Hurrell.
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