|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of April 7, 1916
ADDING STORY TO FACTORY BUILDING
Another story will shortly be added to a section of the paper box factory of the firm of Saul and Zang of
town. It will be of brick construction over the recent addition to this mill, size 100 by 100 feet. Increased
business makes it imperative that this firm have a greater amount of floor space and increase their
output. The new addition will enable additional machinery to be installed giving employment to an
additional one hundred persons.
GOING AHEAD WITH ICE PLANT
Despite a number of unexpected delays the work of constructing the Schuylkill Haven Ice
Manufacturing Plant is now under way. The foundation walls will be completed this week and the
bricklayers are expected to begin work first thing Monday morning, weather permitting. The machinery
and apparatus for the plant has been ordered and is expected to be shipped in the course of several
weeks. Every effort will be made to have the plant in operation by June 1. H. D. Reed of Schuylkill
Haven has the contract for the erection of the building.
MAIL BOXES SOON MAYBE
There is every likelihood of the town having the full mail delivery and collection service instituted
shortly. The mail boxes are lacking to make the service complete. The posts and anchors for the mail
boxes have now been received and it is expected the mail boxes will be along shortly. As soon as they
arrive, they will be placed in position in the various parts of the town, thus giving another great
convenience to the public.
TO ENLARGE SHOE FACTORY
The shoe factory of Orwig and Berger will be enlarged in the near future by the owners to accommodate
their increasing business. In preparation for the enlargement of the plant, Mr. Edward Berger, a
member of the firm, recently purchased the W. F. Stitzer property at the corner of High and Union
AUTO TAKES TO PAVEMENT
While rounding the Crossley corner on Dock Street, this week, a large automobile of a Saint Clair party
suddenly took to the pavement in front of the Frank Eiler property. By quick work the driver turned the
machine to the street again and avoided striking the Eiler porch by a hair's breadth. It is thought the
gearing of the machine went wrong when the driver turned too sharply to get the machine out of the car
tracks and the above was the result.
TO IMPROVE PARKWAY
Action was taken by Town Council to continue the improvements at the town Parkway by the decision to
have concrete curbs placed around the plot between Union and Columbia Streets. This will protect the
trees from horses and wagons and prevent teamsters from hauling through the plot. It was stated that
several parties were anxious to beautify this section by planting several flower beds on it. The Road
Committee was also instructed to have the pipe in this Parkway extended about twenty feet on the other
side of Columbia Street.
DISCONTINUED MERCHANT TAILORING
The merchant tailoring establishment of Charles Keller was this week discontinued after almost thirty
years service to the public. Mr. Robert Keller who conducted the establishment for his father, Charles
Keller, during the past several years and who was his father's merchant tailor during the years he
conducted the gents' furnishing store, recently accepted a lucrative position with a prominent tailoring
firm in Pottsville.
REQUEST WILL PROBABLY BE GRANTED
An informal request was made to the Town Council following the Monday evening session, in the
interest of the Jere Helms Post, Number 26, G. A. R. of town. It is to the effect that a room or a portion of
a room in the town hall be given over for the storage of the flags, muskets, drums, books, records and
such other paraphernalia and articles belonging to the G. A. R. The flags, muskets and other articles are
treasures dear to the local Civil war veterans and they feel the borough should preserve them as long
as possible. Although the G. A. R. has a lodge room and the rent of the same is paid by two local
patriotic secret orders, it is scarcely used from the fact that the surviving members are becoming too
old and feeble to travel the two flights of steps leading to their lodge room. It is quite possible that in
the very near future this Post will disband and in order that the above mentioned articles may find a
suitable and proper storage place a room in the Town Hall has been sought. From the expression of the
councilmen they will be too glad to grant the request of the veterans and furnish the necessary
quarters for the paraphernalia and see that it is carefully preserved and protected.
The Call of April 14, 1916
RAN INTO HORSE
A small boy coasting down the main street in his express wagon had a narrow escape the other day from
being trampled by a horse. The youngster lost control of the wagon and it dashed into a team standing
alongside of the street. People who witnessed the affair say they cannot understand how the boy
escaped being trampled by the horse. Bystanders prevented the horse from running away.
RIFLE CLUB LEASED PLOT FOR RIFLE RANGE
The Schuylkill Haven Rifle Club has leased the Mark Killian farm at Adamsdale and will shortly begin the
erection of a rifle range on the same. The range will be convenient to access being but a short distance
from the trolley line. Active work will be begun shortly and a successful season is anticipated.
Company C, P. O. S. of A. Reserves of Landingville and thirty members of the Orwigsburg Rod and Gun
Club have joined the local rifle club, making the total membership about 125.
RED MEN HAD BIG NIGHT HERE
Members of the Order of Red Men from Conshohocken, reading and Pottsville, about seventy five in
number, arrived in Schuylkill Haven on Saturday afternoon and took possession of the place. The
occasion was the public installation of officers of the local tribe of Red Men. The ceremonies took place
in the roller rink. Labor troubles and the inclement weather greatly reduced the number of out of town
Red Men who had intended and were desirous of visiting here. Prior to the installation luncheon was
served the visiting members. All reported having had a glorious time and were very much pleased with
the entertainment and pleasant time made possible by the members of the Pecos Tribe.
SONS OF VETERANS TO ORGANIZE SATURDAY EVENING
The Sons of Veterans of Schuylkill haven will organize Saturday evening. The meeting will be held in
the Jere Helms Post room in the Hartman building commencing at eight o'clock. Mr. William P.
Masterston, assistant District Organizer, has secured some twenty members and additional members
will be secured in a short time. Only sons and grandsons of Civil War veterans of 1861 to 1865 are
eligible. At the meeting Saturday night the officers will be elected and the organization perfected. All
sons and grandsons of veterans of the Civil War are urged to attend this meeting whether they have
been interviewed by Mr. Masterston or not. Mr. Masterston has endeavored to call upon al but has
failed in several instances on account of persons not being at home but it is hoped all who possibly can
do so will attend the meeting on Saturday night.
BOY JOYRIDERS ON THE RAILROADS
A railroad man was saying the other day that it is becoming a favorite trick with the boys to steal long
railroad trips by passenger trains. Parties of boys will set out to see the world and travel on the tops of
cars or secret themselves on the trucks. The story is told that one day a few boys got so caught on a
truck that a train had to be uncoupled to release them. This kind of thing is one of many modern
instances of loose family discipline. To a roving and restless type of boy, there is something very
fascinating about railroad life. He hangs around stations when he should be running errands for his
mother. Some days he tries his expertness at "hopping coalies." A few years after that he is the one
legged youth who is seeking to make an honest living selling lead pencils. Boys should be kept away
from the railroads as a place where there are many perils of life and limb.
The Call of April 21, 1916
PLACED MIRROR SCREEN
D. M. Wagner, proprietor of the Euclid moving picture theatre, on Saturday placed an expensive mirror
screen in the theatre. With the new screen a great improvement is made in the showing of the
pictures. Special repairs have been made to the picture machines. In a short while Mr. Wagner intends
installing an improved Simplex motion picture machine.
FREE DELIVERY FOR THE WEST WARD
Despite the fact that the West Ward is peculiarly situated and does not possess pavements, one of the
requirements for having the residents favored with free delivery, efforts are now being made by Post
Master Ebling to secure free delivery for this section of town. He has had this matter up with the
department for some time and expects to have definite information on the subject shortly.
The Call of April 21, 1916
A RUDE YOUNG MAN
A well known young lady was coming down Main Street the other evening with a male escort, when the
pair were suddenly stopped by the fiancé of the young lady. One word led to another and in the battle
of words, the fiancé slapped the face of the lady. Several bystanders sprang to the rescue of the lady
and separated the pair before the second blow could be administered. The escort escaped during the
smoke of battle.
GYPSIES HEADED THIS WAY
A band of gypsies are headed in this direction according to reports from north of the mountains. It will
be well for farmers in the country districts to carefully guard their stock and belongings and for the
townspeople to keep their front and rear doors locked. During the present week, Richard Stanley, a
chief of one of the bands was arrested at Tamaqua. He had in his possession, chickens, hay and many
farm products, to say nothing of 75 horse blankets of various quality. Some of these blankets were
identified by the owners. Stanley was committed to the county jail.
PLAYERS APPLYING FOR POSITIONS
Although the opening of the base ball season in Schuylkill Haven is more than a month away, a large
number of letters have been received from out of town players, asking for an opportunity to try for
positions on the team. Up to the present time the management have not decided on their personnel
and may not do so for a week or two. Suffice it to say that the town will be strongly represented on the
diamond and only the very best team in this and the surrounding counties will be considered.
TWO SLIGHT AUTO ACCIDENTS
Attempting to alight from the rear of a fast moving auto in front of the Catholic church, a youth by the
name of Reybuck, residing on east Main Street, was thrown violently to the ground and rendered
unconscious. He was carried into the Confehr store nearby and his injuries attended to by Dr. H. C.
Lenker. After a half hour's work the youth was restored to consciousness and was able to walk to his
While playing in the street on Monday evening, a boy by the name of Roberts was struck by an auto
owned by an out of town party. Bystanders claim that the front wheels of the auto passed over the boy's
legs before it could be stopped. Dr. Lenker made an examination but beyond a few slight bruises could
discover nothing of a serious nature.