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North Pole Explorer Visits Summit

telephone thanksThe Summit Herald of March 1, 1927 reported that over a hundred residents attended an informal meeting at City Hall to discuss a rezoning plan that would allow the construction of more apartment buildings in Summit. The majority of those present seemed to oppose apartment buildings, which one attendee called "cave-dwellings". The YWCA held a mother-daughter banquet in the auditorium of the YMCA. Speakers talked about the growth of the organization, and of the need for a new building. An exciting program on thefirst flight to the North Pole was scheduled for the High School auditorium.  Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd of the U.S. Navy  was to speak on his flight in a Fokker monoplane to the Pole and back, illustrated by motion pictures he had taken himself.

The "Personal Mention" column mentioned upcoming trips for several residents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dallon were sailing for a two-month trip to Peru.  Auto mechanic Lawrence van Gleson planned a six-month cross-country trip with his wife and daughter. They would take the southern route to California, then return in late summer by the northern route. Miss Mary Davis of Linden Place was sailing to Beruit, Syria. From there, she planned to drive through the Holy Land to visit friends in Teheran, Persia.

In the classified ads: Lost, a wire-haired terrier named "Dandy". Reward $100. Help Wanted, a neat, respectable white woman for general housework. For Rent, semi-detached house, seven rooms, bath and pantry, $75.

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