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Christmas in Summit

santaThe Summit Herald of December 24, 1935 reported on a variety of Christmas celebrations, including a carol sing at the municipal Christmas tree. The Independent Social Club defeated the Knights of Columbus to take first place in the city pinochle league. Board of Health official Dr. Denger published an article on home nursing for communicable diseases such as diphtheria and scarlet fever. Two major golfing events were announced for 1936: the National Open at Baltusrol, and the Women’s National at Canoe Brook.

Union County Parks?

xmaslightsThe Summit Herald of December 17, 1920 reported that local residents were urged to sign a petition in favor of creating a Union County park system.

The classified ads listed a 1919 Chevrolet touring car for $300 and a Blue Persian kitten for $20. Mrs. Holt lost a pair of tortoiseshell-rimmed spectacles somewhere between Lincoln School and the YWCA. Mrs. Henry Prince wished to hire two girls to work as cook and waitress for her small family.

Sentencing was delayed in the case of two men accused of operating speakeasies in Summit.

The Blue Lantern Tea Shoppe advertised Christmas Dinner for $12 per plate. The feast included fruit cocktail, “essence of chicken”, roast turkey with dressing and cranberry jelly, corn fritters, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts with Sauce Hollandaise, and asparagus tips with mayonnaise. For dessert: a choice of mince pie, Christmas fruit pudding, pumpkin pie, or ice cream, followed by cheese and crackers, mints, and demi-tasse.

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

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