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Former Mayor "Horses Around" for Charity

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The Summit Record of May 12, 1921 reported that Mr. James Cromwell resigned from the Board of Education due to the Board’s decision to move the location of the new high school from Maple Street to the Bonnel property on Morris Avenue. “John Smith” of New York was arrested at 1:45 AM by Patrolman Flynn on Summit Avenue. Mr. Smith, who claimed to be looking for work as a woodchopper, was carrying a flashlight and a loaded .38 revolver. Aunt Prudence provided a recipe for fried fish balls. The annual charity ball to benefit Overlook Hospital was a great success. Many of the attendees came in costume, dressed as Joan of Arc, Little Lord Fauntleroy, a French maid, Christopher Columbus, a Chinese prince and princess, and hordes of pirates, clowns, sailors, and Gypsies. Former Mayor Ruford Franklin came as “the old gray mare”, accompanied by his wife, dressed as a horseman with a whip. Plans were announced for the formal dedication of the newly-built Rosary Shrine

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