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Ambulance Delay Due to Snow, Lack of Horses

candyThe Summit Herald of December 28, 1917 reported that the Christmas Eve celebration at the municipal tree was attended by 2000 people. It began with 100 children , carrying lighted candles and singing carols, marching from the YMCA to the tree in Bonnel Park. The tree was lit by 100 electric lights, and topped with a large electric star. Electricity was provided for free by Commonwealth Electric.

The President of Overlook Hospital responded to a patient complaint about the delay of the ambulance to his house. It was unfortunate but unavoidable, he said, as there were 16 inches of snow on the ground, and the patient's home was a full mile away. All eight of the horses for hire in Summit were in use. Nevertheless, the ambulance arrived after an hour and a half, though one of the horses was ill the next day.

The Free Wool Committee of the Summit chapter reported that in the past month they had shipped a large quantity of knitted garments to the troops: 320 sweaters, 120 mufflers, 480 wristlets, and 220 helmets.

The Subscription Concerts committee announced that world-famous French organist Joseph Bonnet would be performing at the Central Presbyterian Church. The Lyric Theatre advertised Charles Chaplin in "The Adventurer".

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