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Turkeys on the Loose

exquisiteThe Summit Herald of December 6, 1929 reported that the Board of Education requested to buy a site for a new school on Ashwood Avenue. This would relieve crowding at the Roosevelt School.

Two horses were saved from a barn fire on Park Avenue. Property owner Matteo Pizzuit and fireman Herbers Morgan rushed into the burning building, untied the horses, and chased them out. One of the horses panicked, and tried to run back inside the barn, but the men blocked the way. The cause of the fire was not discovered.

The lawyer for accused murderer Mrs. Laura Matilda Titus announced that he would try to have her committed to a State Institution for the Feeble-Minded. Mrs. Titus, aged 70, killed her abusive husband James, 78, with an axe as he lay in a drunken stupor on the parlor floor of their Orchard Street home.

The New Jersey State Game Commission released 100 wild turkeys in a wild section of Passaic County, in hopes that the birds would breed and re-populate the mountainous parts of the state.  Sportsmen were interested in the experiment, but not sure if it would ever lead to the return of turkey hunting in New Jersey.

The editor observed that the weather had finally turned cold enough for skating, and that over 2,500 people had visited Jagela's Pond. The Fernwood Development Company, which purchased the land from Mr. Jagela, allowed the public free access to the pond, but it was slated to be removed when development began. The Editor suggested that another site should be officially developed for skating as a permanent city park, and recommended the old Briant's Pond.

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