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Tournament of (Jacks and Marbles) Champions

summer sportwearThe Summit Herald of May 11, 1928 reported that the Republican Club of Summit were addressed by most of the Republican candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator in the upcoming primary. The new JCP&L office on Springfield Avenue celebrated its opening with a demonstration of electrical equipment controlled by a touch-sensitive glass sphere. The Summit Taxpayers’ League voted to recommend to Council that the office of City Supervisor be eliminated, to be replaced by a professional civil engineer. A suggestion was also discussed to make City Clerk a full-time job, but no vote was taken on that idea.

Children in the various Summit schools competed in championship tourneys in marbles and jacks. The YMCA advertised a vaudeville show (proceeds to benefit the Y’s Twilight Basketball League). The Lackawanna Baseball League prepared to begin the season with the Summit Red Sox playing at Springfield.

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