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Free Gum For All

desantisThe Summit Herald of December 29, 1931 reported that Common Council would discuss if it should require licenses of peddlers and itinerant merchants in order to protect local businesses. Local relief organizers opened sewing rooms where unemployed women would be paid to make or repair children's clothing to be donated to poor families. Dr. Henry Dengler, the city's Health Officer, received a letter from a boy in the small town of Amber, Washington who said he'd heard that the doctor would send free gum to anyone who asked. In the "lost and found" column, a reward was offered for a lost necklace with two strands of pearls and a diamond clasp. A used Cinderella Electric Clothes Washer was offered for sale for $10.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
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Christmas is Coming

radioThe Summit Herald of December 22, 1916 reported that Common Council rejected a request from local taverns to be open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (on Sundays that year). The Summit Choral Club performed Handel's "Messiah" at Calvary Church. There were many Christmas celebrations in the city, including a nativity play at Kent Place, and parties at the YMCA, the Lions Club, and the Roosevelt Nursery School.The American Legion announced a special movie party for local children at the Strand Theatre, with a showing of "Tarzan Finds a Son". Bamberger's in Newark announced that December 18 was the busiest sale day in the store's history. Miss Bertha Eastmond of Summit informed Orphans Court that she would be unable to serve as executrix of the will of her late friend, Mrs. Marta Palmgren, as she was much too busy with her work for the Social Register.

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

Rev. Oakes Remembered

christmas checksThe Summit Herald of December 15, 1922 reported that following the sudden death of Rev. J. Adams Oakes, the East Summit Church would be renamed Oakes Memorial Church. An Americanization meeting was held at Lincoln school for foreign-born mothers of young children. Members of the Lions Club of Newark came to visit the Arthur Home for Blind Babies. The delegation included the Governor-Elect of New Jersey, George Silzer. Educational expert Earl Barnes spoke at All Souls’ Church on “The Over-Stimulation of American Children”. He explained how children’s health was affected by the rapid pace of modern life and the intrusion into the once-quiet home by the invention of the telephone. Many of the merchants of Summit advertised their wares for Christmas gifts, from traditional favorites like bicycles and linen handkerchiefs to newfangled radios and electric toasters. The featured recipe was for hermit cookies (with cinnamon, allspice, cloves,nutmeg, and raisins).


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