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Helping the Refugees

kaysThe Summit Herald of December 10, 1940 reported that two Summit High School seniors were caught siphoning gasoline from someone else’s car. After “thinking things over” with the Police Court judge, they voluntarily surrendered their driving licenses for one year. Johannes Ladenburg offered ski lessons at Canoe Brook Golf Course—adults $1, children 50₵. B.L. Schlosser ‘s dry-cleaning establishment offered to pick up and clean—for free—any clothing to be donated to European war refugees. The Strand was showing Bette Davis in “The Letter” plus a color cartoon, while the Lyric Theatre offered Boris Karloff as a mad scientist in “Before I Hang”. The City of Summit leveled the ground between the Public Library and the YMCA to create a free parking lot.

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

Amelia Earhart Comes to Summit

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The Summit Herald of December 3, 1935 announced a talk by Amelia Earhart on “Adventures in Flying” at the High School Auditorium, sponsored by the PTA. DeSantis’ Beauty Salon advertised $5 perms using the “Infra-Ray Steam Process”. Dr. Mario della Ragione of Summit sailed on the S.S. Conte de Savoie with an Italian-American hospital unit heading for the Ethiopian front. Three beavers were installed at Seeley’s Pond in the Watchung Reservation. They were transferred from Passaic County, which was suffering from flooding conditions caused by an influx of beavers from New York State.

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

A Community Thanksgiving

glamorousThe Summit Herald of November 26, 1938 reported on the community Thanksgiving service held the previous day in the high school auditorium. The service was conducted by the clergy of many houses of worship in Summit: Calvary Episcopal Church, Oakes Memorial Church, the Swedish Lutheran Church, the Jewish Community Center, the Central Presbyterian Church, the Baptist Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Mayor read President Roosevelt’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. On the previous Sunday, the Jewish Community of Summit, along with other congregations around the U.S., held a special prayer service for the Jews of Germany [nb: this was two weeks after Kristalnacht].

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