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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:
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Dogs Must be Quarantined

vacation serviceThe Summit Herald of June 14, 1940 reported that local women were asked to donate blankets and clothing for refugee children in France. Members of the Lincoln School PTA petitioned the Mayor and Common Council to purchase an adjacent property to build an adequate playground for the students. In the Letters to the Editor, local residents debated the city's Fourth of July plans: should the city put on the usual fireworks display or donate the money to the Red Cross?

Summit Health Office Henry P. Dengler warned local dog owners of a mandate from the state that all dogs must be quarantined for the next three months--kept confined in a building or pen, except when on a leash. This was in response to the prevalence of rabies in the northern part of the state. Residents allowing their dogs to run loose would be fined $50 for the first offense, and $100 for each further offense.

The "Home on the Range" cooking column gave recipes for ice cream (lemon, chocolate, mocha, and chocolate coconut), and instructions for making ice cream sandwiches by putting a spoonful of ice cream between two fig newtons..

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

Swat the Fly

electric fanThe Summit Herald of June 7, 1918 reported that the Summit Board of Education discussed dropping German language classes in the following school year. Although all members were in favor of the idea, they were concerned about four students who would be seniors in the fall, and had already taken two years of German. Three years of a modern foreign language was a college entrance requirement, and it was not possible to switch languages in the senior year. No formal resolution was made. Mr. Nixon proposed a resolution to take all thirty copies of a German textbook ("German propaganda") no longer used by the schools and make them the basis of a public bonfire on the Fourth of July. The resolution was not taken seriously, and no one seconded it.

The Lyric Theater advertised a showing of "Over the Top", a photoplay based on the bestselling book by Sergeant Arthur Guy Empey about his experiences in the trenches.

The Co-operative Charities and the Board of Health announced a "Swat the Fly" campaign to help prevent the spread of fly-borne illnesses. The individuals bringing in the most dead flies to the Board of Health would receive cash prizes. First prize: $5.

Miss Alma Pearson provided a War Conservation Recipe for Ginger Bread made with barley flour.

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