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Dashing Through the Snow

underwearThe Summit Record of January 12, 1923 reported that plans were ready for a new building for St. Teresa’s Church, with ground-breaking expected to take place in the spring. Five boys who were caught cutting down Christmas trees on private property appeared in court. The judge gave them a warning and a suspended sentence. Mrs. Stephen Keating slipped on a snowy road and broke her leg. A passing mail-carrier commandeered a sled from a boy who was coasting, and used it to transport the injured woman to her home. Another victim of the snow was 14-year-old William Dooley, who was coasting down the hill from St. Teresa’s to Morris Avenue, and crashed into an automobile. The driver, who was traveling at 15 MPH, did not notice the sled until he felt the impact. He transported the boy to Overlook Hospital.

The Radio section of the paper listed the broadcasting schedule of the three stations available in Summit, and gave expert tips for adjusting the radio’s aerial, crystal, and “whisker” for best reception. In the classifieds, a Nash 6 auto and was for sale and someone lost a left-hand glove (tan, with lambskin lining) near the Post Office. The Help Wanteds included “Girl to take baby out in go-cart, four hours each day” and “Good laundress with sunny yard for family wash; permanent work; white preferred”.

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