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Spring Approaches, Clock Starts Again

canned foodsThe Summit Record of March 2, 1923 reported that with the coming of milder weather, the town clock was working once again, after several months of being literally frozen at 4:03. The Summit Red Cross was collecting used clothing for Russian refugees, especially children. The State Motor Vehicle Commissioner reported that 527 people were killed in auto accidents in 1922, an increase of 100 over the previous year. Ten-year-old Lawrence Keppell was recovering at Overlook Hospital after being dragged several hundred feet by a team of runaway horses. The parishioners of St. Teresa’s Church raised funds to send the assistant rector to Florida. Father Spielman spent two months in the hospital after an operation followed by pneumonia, and it was felt that warm southern weather would help him recover.

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Sorry, Boys--No More Cigarettes

halls shoesThe Summit Herald of February 23, 1907 reported that the Summit Board of Trade had a special speaker at a recent meeting.  William Morse of New York described the new technique of disposing of garbage by incineration. The editor of the Herald urged a careful examination of methods, equipment, and maintenance costs, saying that taxes were already high enough. A new cornerstone for the Central Presbyterian Church was delivered, to replace the one which was defaced by vandals.  The Summit Post Office announced a civil service exam for vacant positions as clerk and letter carrier. Salary for a carrier would be $600/year to start, going up to $850 in the second year. The classifieds included an ad for the sale of Topsey T, a “fast-trotting mare” with an impressive pedigree. The Lackawanna League met in Newark to discuss the upcoming baseball season, including a proposal to open a franchise in Elizabeth. The State Assembly considered a bill to raise the age for buying cigarettes from 14 to 18.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
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Patriotic Meeting

dodgeThe Summit Herald of February 16, 1917 reported that a patriotic mass meeting would be held at the Lyric Theatre, sponsored by the Summit chapter of the National Defense Organization, and with Major General Leonard Wood, former Army Chief of Staff, as a guest speaker. A patient at Fair Oaks Sanitarium broke away from his attendant and jumped from the Springfield Avenue bridge onto the railroad tracks. A train passed over him without striking him, but he died of shock several hours later. The YMCA hosted the annual Boy Scouts fathers and sons banquet. The Summit Equal Suffrage League met at the home of their president, Mrs. John Dey, to discuss the subject of prison reform. The Summit branch of the NJ Association Opposed to Woman’s Suffrage cancelled its monthly meeting. In the Church bowling league, the YMCA team was in the lead, with the Presbyterians in last place. Mrs. Carroll P. Bassett shared a letter she received from an American aid worker, describing how the money raised by the children of Summit was being used to help war orphans in France.

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