|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of April 3, 1908
The local Board of Health has decided that Schuylkill Haven must be a clean
town, and that the rules of the board must be observed, and to this end the
following notice has been issued:
“The recent borough ordinance on the subject of garbage collection and
disposal is not being obeyed by all of the disposal is not being obeyed by all
of the citizens of this borough. This ordinance must and will be enforced .
If you are an honest, upright citizen, you will willingly comply with the
ordinance; you will clean up your yards etc. and keep them clean; you will
put your garbage and rubbish into a can, box or other receptacle; you will
have it destroyed or carted away every week (there is a garbage collector
who will do this for a small sum.) If you refuse to do these things you cannot
be classed as an upright citizen; you will be classed as an undesirable one
who wants to see the town dirty and unhealthful; you will evade the local
laws at every turn; the Board of Health and Town Council will find it
necessary to prosecute you, thus heaping more expense upon the borough
and raising the tax rate. If you are narrow minded, you will laugh and sneer
at this notice; if you are a clean, honest, upright citizen you will gladly do
what you are asked to do. We hereby warn every householder in this town
that the Board of Health, both as a whole and through its Health Officer, will
make inspections of every nook and corner of the town and will prosecute
every person who fails to comply with the above ordinance. By order of the
Board of Health, G.E. Gangloff, Secretary.”
|The Call of April 3, 1908
THE K. K. K. BANQUET
The sixth social event of the K.K.K. Social Club of Schuylkill Haven-
Orwigsburg held in Keystone Hall last evening was without a doubt the
event of the season. Bensinger’s orchestra furnished the music for the
dancing during the early part of the evening. The decorations were artistic
and admired by all present as well as by the public who viewed them from 6
to 8 o’clock. A program was rendered consisting of vocal and instrumental
music. Through the efforts of the Entertainment Committee every guest and
club member was the recipient of a handsome ten page Souvenir Program.
One of the features of the evening was the one act comedy entitled “April
Fools” presented by Messrs: Snayberger, Moyer, and Mayberry. At twelve o’
clock the banquet was served by Caterer Douglass Kauffman as follows:
Deviled Crabs, Fried Oysters, Oyster Patties, Blue Fish, Peas, Potatoes,
Celery, Ice Cream, Cake, Coffee, and Champagne. Those present were
Misses Mary Meck, Alma Mill, Sarah Lantenbacher, Rebecca Murphy,
Amanda Pflueger from town, Miss Stauffer from Reading; Bessie Campbell,
Raydelle Shappell, Isabella Rudy, Bertha Shoener, Florence Houtz, of
Orwigsburg; Miss Christ and Miss Sutton of Pine Grove; Miss Fitch of Port
Clinton and Miss Edwards of Coaldale. The club members present were
Messrs George D Keller, Dilham C. Gilham, Leon D. Nice, Chas S. Detweiler,
Rowland S. Snyder, Floyd H. Mattern, Harry E. Snayberger, Herman R. D.
Schwenk, Harry L. Burkert, Samuel T. Deibert, Harold Lenker, Esmond G.
Moyer, Albert R. Mayberry, Ralph A. Linder, Jesse M. Houtz, Louis L.
Edwards, Harold C. Shoener, Harry C. Fey.
Motto: “ ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Colors: Black and White
Flower: White Carnation
1. The town doth declare that the K’s are all right;
Behold we are here to endeavor,
We mean to be true to the Black and the White;
For we’re bound to be K’s forever.
Chorus: Forever, forever a K I will be,
Our motto is always forever,
The Black and the White is all to the right,
And I’ll be a K forever.
2. Who know us will never forget in a day,
The things that we always dissever,
For tricks that we plan, the people yell nay;
For we’re bound to be K’s forever.
3. Our tho’ts may sink low in the depths of their wrath;
But still we are there to deliver,
No K ever wandered away from his path;
For we’re bound to be K’s forever.
4. Then let us regard the bars and the stripes,
That cling to the club forever,
Long may we renew them again in our minds,
And we’re bound to be K’s forever.
To be a B like Gilham.
To be an athlete like Felix.
To be a carpenter, mechanic, actor, detective, and “Sport” like Detweiler.
To be as tired as Mattern.
To be a pitcher like Schwenk.
To be an undertaker like Deibert.
To be a “show man” like Moyer.
To be as good as Keller.
To be a lady’s idol like Nyce.
To be an artist like Gise.
To be a vocalist like Pflueger.
To be as bashful as Snyder.
To be as “far gone” as Snayberger.
To be a little “shaver” like Burkert.
To be as modest as Lenker.
To be an “Ink Slinger” like Mayberry.
To be a “fiddler” like Heist.
To be able to eat like Linder.
To be a “Mill-er” like Houtz.
To be as funny as Shoener.
To be as long as Werner.
To be as short as Werner.
To be a bachelor like Fisher.
To be able to pun like Edwards.
To be as handsome as Rudy.
To be a hot air dispenser like Fey.
|The Call of April 4, 1908
A defective rail almost opposite George M. Ehly's store in Spring Garden
caused one of the big Pottsville-Schuylkill Haven trolley cars to jump the
track last Friday morning on the down trip. The car dashed across the street
and stopped at the curb in front of Ehly's. It struck a big telegraph pole and
snapped it in three pieces as if it had been a pipe stem. The car was quickly
gotten back onto the tracks and traffic was not delayed more then an hour.
The hours of work at the local car shops have been increased and it is
sincerely hoped that business conditions will very soon warrant the
reemployment of the two hundred men who have been suspended. Many of
the suspended ones were old men who were nearing their time of
retirement and pension and if the suspension should be permanent, which
should not be, as they have given the best years of their life in the service
of the company and every man is worthy.
|The Call of April 7, 1908
Schuylkill Haven Council
Considerable Business Of Importance Was Transacted.
A regular stated meeting of the Borough Council was held on Monday
evening at 7:30 o’clock with the following members present: Messrs.
Bubeck, Caffrey, Heim, Keller, McKeown, Mengel, Rooney, Thomas and
President Schumacher. Secretary Runkle, Solicitor Noecker, High Constable
Brown, Supervisor Knarr, and Chief Burgess Baker were also present. The
minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. An extensively signed
petition was presented by Mr. Thomas requesting Council to ask the P and R
Co. to place safety gates at the Union St. Crossing which is the most used
and most dangerous railroad crossing in the borough. On motion of Mr.
Thomas the communication was received and a committee of two and the
solicitor take the matter up with the railroad company. Mr. Thomas and Mr.
Heim were appointed.
Chairman Heim of the Road Committee reported that only a few absolutely
necessary repairs have been made since last meeting and two water plugs
that were out of order were repaired.
Bond of High Constable Brown in the sum of $200 with George S. Yoder as
surety was approved and the high constable was sworn in by Chief Burgess
Baker. Burgess Baker wanted to know if Council wanted to do anything in
the matter of the Fourth of July Fireworks ordinance so that the dealers will
know what to order. The report of Auditors D. S. Byerly, J.H. Brownmiller and
Wm. R. Fisher was received and accepted.
Superintendent Marshall of the Light Department reported a total cost of
operating plant $487.46 total amount of business, $732.75 profit, $245.29.
During the month a new six-light service and a new motor service have
been obtained. Compared with a year ago the light plant shows an increase
of 63 services. F.H. Baker asked that the gutter be paved along the Baker
farm where the curb has been put in so ordered.
The Board of Health by communication called attention to the unsanitary
condition of gutters in various alleys in various parts of town. The gutters
not being cleaned at the waste water being emptied there in stagnant pools
are formed which gives forth a bad odor and are unhealthy. The supervisor
was instructed to look after the matter. The board requested council to
make the annual appropriation as asked for some time ago as a number of
bills are due and the board has no funds. The board asked for $300. On
motion of Mr. Thomas $150 was paid to the board on account.
Chairman Thomas of the Light Committee reported that the committee had
inspected the plant and found it in first class condition. Mr. Mengel has
been appointed to look into the matter of coal and material has been
ordered to run new lines for additional street lights. A bill of Schuylkill
Haven Gas and Water Company for resetting plug on Garfield Ave, $16.50
was ordered paid. Chief Burgess reported Mr. Yoder had changed the
door at his building on Saint John Street to open outward as requested by
council. The balance in the hands of the treasurer are Borough fund.
$1,181.17 electric light, $367.47 special light, $751.99 and water, $190.20.
Chief Burgess Baker had not served any notices but reported that
pavements in various parts of town are in bad condition.
On motion of Mr. Thomas the rules were suspended to hear Messrs Aldrich
and Paxson. F.B. Aldrich addressed Council on the subject of the proposed
new street at the Episcopal Church from Dock Street to Haven Street. His
proposition was that if Council will buy the McGeoy property which can be
had for $1,000 and will ordain the street he and Mr. Paxson will build proper
approaches and fill in the street from Dock Street to Haven Street and will
build a walk from Dock to Haven Street.