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War Heroes Attend YMCA Dinner

electric breakfastThe Summit Herald of March 7, 1919 reported that the YMCA dinner would have some distinguished guests, including New Jersey Governor (and U.S. Senator-Elect) Walter Edge; YMCA Secretary "Doc" Clifford, a chaplain to the troops in France and recipient of the Croix de Guerre who was made an honorary Marine; and Sergeant Allen Eggers of Summit, recipient of the the Croix de Guerre and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

At their latest meeting Common Council voted not to publish the names of tax delinquents, but instead appoint a deputy tax receiver to go around the city and collect from delinquents. The deputy would be paid from fees on the taxes he collected, not from city funds.

The Summit Lodge of the Elks passed a resolution condemning resident Aliens in the U.S. who had avoided the draft on grounds of non-citizenship. They urged the New Jersey Congressional delegation to vote to deport any such Aliens.

Overlook Hospital produced its annual report for 1918. 1,066 patients were admitted during the year, including those in the temporary Emergency Hospital during the influenza epidemic. The Board of Trustees praised the care given to the patients, despite the fact that many of the doctors and nurses volunteered to serve overseas during the war.

Two performances of a comic operetta, "Mystic Maid" raised $500 for the Murray Hill Children's Home. The production drew on the talents of many members of the community, young and old, and was produced by the composer, Robert P. Skilling.

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

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