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Summit Military Aviator Buried at Arlington

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The Summit Herald of January 28, 1941 reported that another 10 local men had been drafted for one year’s defense service, and were off to Fort Dix for training. Miss Anna Maguire was the first woman from Summit to enter military service in connection with the national defense program; she was headed to Fort Dix to serve as a nurse. The Summit Public Library was accepting book donations to send to Fort Dix. Former Summit resident Brigadier General Frederic E. Humphreys was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In 1909, he was the first U.S. Army officer to fly solo in a plane built for the army by the Wright Brothers. He had just 3 hours training with Wilbur Wright on the day before his solo flight.

Recipes from the county extension office included French Toasted Chicken Sandwiches. Mix minced chicken with onion juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. Spread on crustless slices of bread, dip in an egg-milk mixture and fry until golden brown on both sides.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php