|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of August 6, 1920
LAD CAUGHT LARGE FISH
Leon, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heck, residing on a farm above Willow Lake, surprised himself and all bystanders,
as well as the fish itself, by pulling a nineteen inch bass from Willow Lake. The fish weighed four pounds and put up quite a
fight before being made a captive. The story is vouched for by a number of persons at Willow Lake at the time.
GIVES STREET AN IMPROVED APPEARANCE
The straightening of a number of pavements on Berne Street and the curbing on the one side for quite a distance, together
with the removal of two large trees and the corner of Berne and Columbia Streets, certainly give this particular section a much
improved appearance. This fact was commented on by everyone passing this point. Aside from this result, the new concrete
gutters put in by the borough have eliminated and unpleasant and unhealthful feature, that of stagnant water in the same.
UNION MILLS TO RESUME
Mr. Jacob Reed, of the Union Knitting Mills, announces that operations for the season were resumed on Tuesday after several
weeks of layoff, during which time most of the employees took advantage of the vacation and visited out of town and at the
shore. By Tuesday of the coming week it is expected the mill will be operating full handed again.
The Call of August 13, 1920
DIFFERENCE IN RELIGION HALTS THEIR WEDDING
Because Miss Flora Ney of Garfield Avenue and Mr. George Snyder of Mill Creek could not agree on the minister that was to
make them man and wife, their wedding was halted. They are of different religious faith and each desired their respective
minister to tie the knot. Not being able to agree, the wedding was called off, but this did not end it. The bride to be brought
suit before Alderman Eckert of Pottsville for betrayal. Snyder entered bail for appearance in court. It is thought, however, the
couple will come to some understanding and allow the ceremony to be performed.
LAWN FESTIVAL TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
The lawn festival which was to have been held on the evenings of July 30th and July 31st, and which had to be postponed on
account of the inclement weather, will take place this evening and tomorrow evening. The various booths, refreshment stands,
etc., will be conducted the same as had been formerly planned for the affair. The Citizen's band of town will be present on
Friday evening and the Boys' band of Pottsville will render the music on Saturday evening. Dancing will be the attraction the
latter part of the evening. A number of valuable and very beautiful articles will be disposed of each evening. Quite a number
of visitors from the surrounding towns are expected to be present and fair weather will produce the desired success.
CASKET FACTORY EMPLOYEES ON STRIKE
Tuesday morning a number of employees of the casket factory went out on strike. Led by their leader, they marched from the
mill, in Saint John Street to Main Street, where they poured their tale of woe into the ears of all passerby. It is understood the
superintendent of the plant, who is also the president of the company, discharged an employee for some reason or other. The
men insisted that the discharged employee be taken back which the superintendent refused to do and as a consequence, the
men threw down their tools and left the plant. It was expected an amicable adjustment of the matter would be made before the
end of the week.
The Call of August 20, 1920
985 AT LOCAL BATHING BEACH
Atlantic City or Wildwood had nothing on the Schuylkill Haven bathing beach at Willow Lake on Sunday so far as the number of
bathers was concerned. There were 985 persons who took a dip. This was the largest mark for any single day during the
season. The previous high water mark was 800. There were 9000 persons who took a ride on the carousel during the day. The
last six lots at Willow Lake were recently disposed of to Pottsville people, namely, C. A. Whitehouse, Mr. Hays and J. Boltz, each
purchasing two of them. Bungalows will be built on the same, the erection to commence of September 1st. For next season
Mr. Killian announces he will have the bathing dams concreted and made larger. This coming Sunday, the Bressler Band of
Schuylkill Haven will give a concert beginning at two o'clock.
TWO PRETTY FLOWER PLOTS
On the Canal Street parkway, two pretty flower plots that are deserving of special mention are those of Fred Jacoby and Frank
Schumacher. In the former are two different shades of cannas, a rather scarce flower in this section; scarlet sage and collos
have been used for the border. The lawn surrounding it is kept well trimmed at all times. Much favorable comment has been
heard about this plot. A few paces south is found the floral plot of Frank Schumacher. Here can be found a variety of pretty
flowers and plants. The group consists of dahlias, gladiolas, hydrangeas, snapdragons, candy tuck, poppies, chrysanthemums,
lady slippers, peonies and last but not least, three hundred asters. This plot is given much attention by Mr. Schumacher and
helps very much to improve the appearance of the town's so called "Parkway."
Were it not for a few of the persons residing along this section of Canal Street, the Parkway would be a sorry looking mess. The
few are possessed of civic pride sufficient to cause them to spend hours and hours of time, labor and expense in putting this
particular plot in as good looking condition as it is. It is understood these people are desirous of having the borough exercise
a bit more interest in the project and lend a hand in making this plot a real good looking one. To this end a special Parkway
committee of the borough would not be amiss.
PICKLES GROWING ON TREES
Berne Street has the reputation for quite a number of honorable and worthwhile things but we did not know that they had
vegetable and orchard grafters of such remarkable ability. In the vacant lot on Berne Street near Caldwell Street, the "Call"
man found this week to his surprise pickles growing on a sweet apple tree. We had heard of apple dumplings growing on trees
and watermelons on grape vines but pickles on apple trees was a new one. Had the writer not seen the pickles hanging from
the tree, there would not have been this article for publication. The unusual it was discovered was caused by the pickle vines
growing near the tree and clinging to its branches and bearing the long and short green vegetables.
The Call of August 27, 1920
A woman of Columbia Street caused a stir on Sunday morning when she attempted to commit suicide but was persuaded by her
nephew not to do so. The desire to end her life was brought about by some misunderstanding in her home and hunting up the
family gun, she shouldered it and marched down Saint James Street and notified her neighbors of her intention. Relatives
followed her and found her in the "Eck" where they induced her to return home again.
AEROPLANE TO VISIT US AGAIN
Monday of this week Messrs. Fisher and Stewart, who visited this town in July with their aeroplane, stopped off to take dinner
on their way back to Allentown from Milton. Before landing in the Moyer field they circled about town and made a number of
dips, etc. They stated they would return to Schuylkill Haven for an entire week beginning Labor Day, September 6th, and will
give exhibition flights and carry passengers as heretofore.
ARRESTED FOR MALICIOUS MISCHIEF
Mr. and Mrs. Machusitis were placed under arrest by Officer Butz on a warrant sworn out by Mike Paige. The hearing was held
Monday. The charge was malicious mischief. Both reside near the Mine Hill Crossing and are neighbors. It is claimed the
former destroyed a fence and threw it on the corn and cabbage of Paige. Machusitis was given until Thursday evening to pay
for the damage and cost, enter bail, or go to jail. Thursday afternoon the case was settled by the payment of damage and costs.
PLACED TWO POOL TABLES
Ralph Bast, proprietor of the Columbia House, had two pool tables installed in his establishment this week. The residents of
that section of the town have already taken up the sport and expect to organize a billiard team shortly and to challenge the
uptowners as well as the Spring Garden sharks to a pool and billiard tournament.
WILL CONDUCT EUCLID THEATRE AGAIN
It is understood from reliable sources that Mrs. Koenig of Reading, who so successfully conducted the Euclid motion picture
theatre at this place last winter and early spring has taken out a lease on the same theatre for the coming winter. The opening
will be either Labor day, September 6th, or the week following on September 13th. Mrs. Koenig plans to make a number of
interior improvements for the convenience of the patrons. The same high grade of pictures, namely, Paramount, Artcraft, Fox,
etc., etc., as shown last season will be booked again this season shortly after their release.
SHOPS WORKED ON SUNDAY
On account of an extra large number of broken and damaged cars, one hundred car repairers at the local Reading car shops
put in time on Sunday. It is thought Sunday work may be continued for a time at least.