The Summit Herald of November 24, 1916 reported on a nationwide fundraising effort for war-torn Belgium, where many children were contracting tuberculosis. Mayor Ruford Franklin moderated a debate of pacifism vs. preparedness on “How May We Have Peace?”. Artist Edmund Osthaus, noted for his paintings of dogs, hosted an exhibition of his work at his home/studio on Bedford Road. Ernest Thompson Seton, author of “Wild Animals I Have Known” was scheduled to lecture at All Soul’s Church about “Preparedness and the Boy Scout Movement”. In the classified ads, a reward was offered for the safe return of a black-and-tan striped cat named “Tiger”. C.J. wanted to buy a set of brass andirons, and Mrs. E.R. Hall wished to hire a neat Protestant girl as a cook.
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