|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of December 3, 1920
WILLOW LAKE DAM CONCRETED
The dams at Willow Lake were drawn and five hundred square feet of concrete laid and three inches of sand on top. The dams were
then closed to prepare for an ice crop. If this proves satisfactory until spring, the entire bottom of the dams will be concreted and
this means no more cloudy water. Two hundred tons of river sand have been purchased which will be used for the dam breast and
dams. The material has also arrived for the sliding chutes and swings.
PUPIL STEALS TEN SPOT FROM HIS TEACHER
One of the boys in the school of Miss Moyer, teacher in the South Ward school building, in anticipation of having a big time during
the holidays, took from the pocket of the coat of his teacher ten dollars. The theft was reported to Officer Butz, who addressed the
pupils concerning the matter. He had his suspicions of the boy and later picked up a clue which led to the boy's confessing his act
to Mr. Butz when confronted a day later. He returned seven bucks at one time and promised to make good the other three at once.
No prosecution was brought. The boy resides in the South Ward.
The Call of December 10, 1920
SUNDAY ELECTRIC CURRENT
At the recent borough council meeting, Mr. McKeone wanted to know why the borough could not have power on a Sunday
afternoon. He was told that there were only a few persons who would use the current and that the several hours' complete
idleness of the plant on a Sunday afternoon gave the men an opportunity to make much needed changes and inspection to the
operating machinery. It was suggested, however, that better judgement should be used in turning on the current in Sunday
afternoons. That it should be turned on somewhat earlier when it is dark and cloudy.
NO SILENT POLICEMAN
Up to this time the borough authorities have failed to procure a guard or silent policeman to take the place of "Mike" the deceased
guard at the corner of Centre Avenue and Dock Street. A number of autoists are of the opinion that it would be well for the borough
to have a policeman or some guard similar to the previous one at this point in order to prevent accidents. Other autoists have
expressed a different opinion. The Call feels it would be safer to put a silent policeman on duty at this point, providing the borough
employees see to it that his light is kept lighted at night.
SLIGHT FIRE BRINGS OUT APPARATUS
A slight fire occurred at the stable of Dr. J.. A. Lessig about 12:30. In some way or other a spark from some unknown source set fire
to the shingles of the roof. The blaze was noticed almost immediately and the doctor with the use of several buckets of water
extinguished the flames. In the meantime someone sent in an alarm and the fire department responded. The loss was slight.
1600 GALLONS OF CIDER SOLD IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
Lynn Fehr, a well known farmer residing near Landingville, surprised us this week with the information that he himself had disposed
of 1600 gallons of cider in Schuylkill Haven. We had always thought this burg was sort of a prohibition town but we'd hate to make a
bet on the question now as we doubt whether this cider was all brought up for the purpose of allowing it to turn into vinegar,
especially so when our stores have heretofore been able to supply the wants of all in vinegar.
PUPILS ANNOYING RESIDENTS
Communication from a Paxson Avenue resident was received by the school board, relative to annoyance caused by a number of
boys whose names were submitted, in damage to his property, indecent exposure and smoking cigarettes. At the school board
meeting, on a motion by Mr. Weiss, the names were ordered turned over to Officer Butz, with instructions to notify the boys that the
practices referred to must cease and that unless the cigarette smoking is stopped, prosecution will be brought.
RUNAWAY BOY NOT LOCATED
Up to this writing, Paul Neyer, a young lad of town who left his home vowing he would not attend school, had not been heard from.
Various clues have been traced without result and it is understood the parents have now turned the matter over to the state police
in an effort to find him. It is not believed that he is in want or has suffered as he is of age sufficient to warrant his employment in
most any city or town.
The Call of December 17, 1920
CIGARETTE SETS BED CLOTHING ON FIRE
A boarder going to bed and then asleep with alighted cigarette is supposed to have caused the slight fire at the Columbia House
Thursday afternoon about two o'clock. The smoke was discovered by Miss Esther Bast and upon making an investigation found the
room filled with smoke. Summoning assistance the flames were extinguished by several buckets of water. The bed clothing was
completely destroyed and the paper on the walls and ceiling damaged.
HIS HORSE TOOK FRIGHT
The horse of green grocer James Rooney, while on Stanton Street, took fright at a passing engine and ran away. Mr. Rooney was
thrown out and rendered unconscious for a time. The wagon was broken and the horse with the shafts dangling at its heels made
off. It captured itself however when the shafts hooked into a pole in another section of Spring Garden.
TO BUILD THREE STORY STORE AND BUILDING
Merchant Charles H. Bittle, of Columbia Street, is planning to erect a fine three story brick building at the corner of Columbia and
Berne Streets. In order to make this possible, the present building by the Mease family will be torn down. The new building will
serve as a store and as his home. The building now occupied as a store will then be used as a warehouse. Operations are to be
commenced as early in spring as possible.
MORE WATER BONDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
Within the past ten days an additional block of ten thousand dollars worth of Schuylkill Haven Water Company bonds have been
turned over to the Schuylkill Haven Trust Company. This now completes the surrender of all of the water company bonds of the
second issue. However, there are still $13,000 of the old issue outstanding which must be turned in before the final transfer of the
property can be made.
TROLLEY LIGHT BLINDED MOTORIST
Claiming that the undimmed lights on the six o'clock trolley going south Monday evening blinded him, a Cumbola autoist drove into
the Ford coupe of Dr. Santee standing in front of Dr. Heim's residence. One of the doors on the coupe was damaged and the glass
broken. The rear left wheel was bended and five spokes broken. The doctor, however, was enabled to drive home in the damaged
RESIGNED AS TELEPHONE OPERATOR
Because of the household duties incident to the care of her mother, who for some time has been in ill health, Miss Jennie Zulick
recently tendered her resignation to the United Telephone Company as chief operator in the Schuylkill Haven exchange. The same
is to take effect by the first of the year. Miss Zulick has been connected to this company as chief operator for some seventeen
years, having taken charge shortly after this company opened an exchange at this place. Miss Pauline Edling will be chief operator
and Miss Hazel Wagner the assistant.
SHOPS WORKED ON SUNDAY
For the first time in a number of months the local car shops put in eight hours on Sunday. It is understood the men will be asked to
work on the coming Sunday. Whether or not they will have Christmas Day off could not be learned. A large percentage of the men
reported to work on Sunday.
The Call of December 24, 1920
SAFETY CARS IN HEAD ON COLLISION
Two safety cars on the Orwigsburg line came together in a head on collision opposite the Adams store at Adamsdale on Sunday
afternoon with the result that the front end of each car was somewhat caved in. The motormen claim they could not see each other
because of the sharp curve at this point. Not any of the passengers were severely injured although somewhat shaken up and cut
with flying glass.