The Summit Herald of April 27, 1928 reported that the electrification of the Morris & Essex branch of the Lackawanna Railroad would apply only to passenger trains; freight trains would continue to run on steam. Arbor Day was observed at Franklin School by the planting of a Norway Spruce in memory of Russell Cain, a first-grade student who had recently passed away. The Summit Red Sox prepared for the first game of the season in the Lackawanna League against the Springfield Stars.
In the classified ads, the New York Girl Coat Co. (Morris Ave & Weaver St.) was looking for an experienced bookkeeper, an intelligent boy as a receiving clerk, and an elderly man for a day watchman and “to make himself generally useful”. The Strand Theatre was showing “My Best Girl” starring Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin in “The Circus”. Dodge Brothers announced a contest for the best slogan for their new Victory Six car; the top prize would be $1000. The Grand Dragon of the KKK in New Jersey invited all of the NJ GOP candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator to a private meeting in Newark to be interviewed about their views on Americanism. All of them declined.
The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at: