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Silk Weavers Win Concessions

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The Summit Record of April 14, 1916 reported that the Board of Health rejected a proposal that only pasteurized milk should be sold in Summit, feeling that frequent inspections of local dairies was enough to guarantee public safety. Mayor Ruford Franklin arbitrated a settlement between the Summit Silk Company and the silk weavers. The weavers’ work day was decreased from ten hours to nine hours and their wages increased. English-born nurse Sybil Eden gave a talk about her work with the Red Cross, and her horrific experiences during the Great Retreat of the Serbian Army from German and Austrian forces.

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From Constantinople to Nazareth

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The Summit Herald of April 7, 1906 reported that Governor Stokes signed a bill substituting electrocution for hangings in executions in New Jersey. Dr. A.H. Tuttle sent another letter about his trip to the Holy Land. He commented on the beautiful Saint Sophia mosque in Constantinople, and on the filthy streets, overrun with stray dogs. He found Galilee—especially Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus—spiritually moving. E.P Burroughs & Sons, the undertakers, purchased “a handsome pair of black horses” valued at $800. An anonymous donor bought a lovely potted plant for each of the 13 classrooms in Public School No. 1.

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

Woman Judge Argues for Outlawing War

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The Summit Herald of March 31, 1925 reported that seven men accused of selling liquor illegally in Summit would go before the grand jury. Judge Florence Allen, of the Ohio Supreme Court, spoke at the YWCA about the need to make war an international crime. The Summit office of the New York Telephone Company advertised for a young man to do general office duties; salary, $21 per week. A local pharmacy offered Dr. Graham’s Neutroids, guaranteed to help with weight loss, or your money refunded. James Scott Leslie died at the age of 64. He was born in Dundee, Scotland; came to the U.S. at the age of 17, and was a rose-grower in Summit for 35 years. The Lyric Theatre showed “Thundering Hoofs”, starring Fred Thompson and Wonder Horse Silver King.
The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php