The Summit Herald of February 9, 1940 reported that Boy Scout troops created special window displays in local stores to honor the 30th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Former German official Max Brauer spoke at the First Baptist Church, saying that Hitler’s aim was to dominate all of Europe. He advised the audience that America should stay out of the war, which he predicted would be much shorter than the 1914-1918 war, as the German people would surely revolt against Hitler when conditions became intolerable. In January, 177 people found jobs through the Summit office of the New Jersey State Employment Service. The Strand Theater was showing “Balalaika”, starring Nelson Eddy as an aristocratic Russian captain in love with a beautiful singer from a family of revolutionaries, while the Strand Theater presented Laurel and Hardy in “The Flying Deuces”.
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