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Six Million Trees

traffic copThe Summit Herald of June 21, 1929 reported that Summit High School graduated a class of 92 students, the largest in the school's history. The seniors entered to Grieg's Triumphal March, played by the High School Orchestra. Artwork by students in the Summit schools was put on display for the summer in the art room of the Public Library. The exhibit included travel posters created by students in the elementary schools.

Mrs. W.S. Gaylord of Summit won a pewter cream and sugar set in a woman's golf competition at Canoe Brook. She was one of 15 players. Her score was 38 (playing odd holes only). The State Forest Nursery announced that it had six million tree seedlings, half of which would be made available to farmers throughout New Jersey.

The Editor condemned the shootings by prohibition enforcement agents, especially near the Canadian border. Agents armed with high-powered rifles and sawed-off shotguns were firing recklessly at individuals suspected of possessing alcohol, leading to the deaths of non-violent bootleggers and even innocent people. He also repeated a recent warning about typhoid fever by City Health Officer Dr. Dengler. Although high standards of sanitation in Summit had eliminated the disease, he recommended that those planning summer travel get a typhoid vaccine.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php