The Summit Herald of July 28, 1941 reported that Summit’s one-day campaign to collect scrap aluminum for national defense netted 4,000 pounds. Canoe Brook Country Club was the largest single donor, contributing 200 pounds. Individuals all over Summit brought in pots and pans, tennis rackets, washing machine parts, ice trays, aluminum whisky cups, and even a still-warm coffee pot containing coffee grounds. The Union County Mosquito Extermination Commission began a backyard inspection tour. The Board of Health required domestic workers and food handlers to undergo health screenings (including a Wasserman test for venereal disease) before receiving cards to work in Summit. Several Summit residents, including Dr. Gotthilf P. Bronish were charter members of the newly formed Loyal Americans of German Descent. The Summit Knights of Columbus gave a farewell dinner for Grand Knight Jack Bonnell who had been drafted and was scheduled to leave for Fort Dix the following week.
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