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A Vote for Dustoline

norton hardwareThe Summit Herald of March 16, 1907 reported that the state legislature voted against the Blohm Bill, which would have permitted municipalities to allow sale of alcohol on Sundays. The Street Committee of Common Council voted unanimously to use Dustoline as a dust preventative on Summit streets in the summer months. Professor Everton "the greatest hypnotist of the 20th century" was scheduled to demonstrate his skills at Colonial Hall.

The classified ads were full of lost items being sought: a diamond earring, a gold medal marked "Kent Place School Indoor Meet", and a string of gold beads. Rewards were offered for all of these; the owner of the gold beads promised $3 for their safe return. A 7-room house, with barn and wagon shed was for sale for $2000

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