|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of January 7, 1921
HEATING APPARATUS BEING REPAIRED
The heating plant in the East Ward school building will soon be in better shape to heat the building than it has been for some time. The
section which last year burst is being replaced with a new section so that the plant can be operated at its full capacity. It is understood
the Boy Scouts, Bressler's Band and the Citizens Band will club together and contribute towards this expense as the rooms occupied by
these organizations are located in this building.
MADE AWAY WITH MILK
Milk left at the home of Columbia Street persons who were on a holiday vacation for the week, was stolen each and every day by unknown
persons. The milkman was notified not to leave milk at the home because of the folks being expected to be away. The first day the
milkman forgot about the orders he had received and left the usual quantity of milk. Next day he did likewise as the milk left the day
previous had disappeared. This was continued for a week. When the parties returned home and notified him to again resume serving
milk, the theft was discovered.
HOSE COMPANY CLEARS ABOUT $1200
The Schuylkill Hose Company will from the bazaar conducted in Keystone Hall during Christmas week, will clear between one thousand and
twelve hundred dollars. This tidy sum is a surprise to the members as it was not expected that anything like such a fine amount would be
realized. Needless to say the company has good use for the money as the hose house on Saint Peter Street is badly in need of repairs. To
this end most of the money will have to be directed.
PASTOR REFUSES SALARY RAISE
At the congregational meeting of the Christ Lutheran church, held Saturday evening, the pastor, reverend E. H. Smoll, was tendered an
increase in salary of $200 per year. It was also agreed to pay all the light, heat, gas and telephone bills at the parsonage for the year. The
reverend in a few brief remarks thanked the congregation for its kindness but stated he could not accept the $200 increase in salary. The
salary heretofore had been $1800 with which an increase of $200 and the payment of the above named bills would have made it about
$2300. The reverend stated he felt the congregation was sufficiently kind in agreeing to pay the numerous bills.
The Call of January 14, 1921
COLUMBIA STREET IN BAD CONDITION
Columbia Street from Canal Street to the Schuylkill River bridge has been in bad shape for the past two weeks. Deep ruts have been worn
in it and travel on it is anything but delightful. Autoists in most every case are required to pull over the entire stretch in second gear.
Centre Avenue, about which considerable complaint has been made, has nothing on this street having been filled up with cinder some
BOYS BROKE THROUGH ICE
Quite a number of boys, while skating last week on the level, broke through the thin ice. A drowning might have occurred had not some of
the boys present at the time been acquainted with the depth of the water, sensed the difficulty and appreciated the humor of the
situation. One of the members of a party breaking through the ice, fell on his knees and the two feet of water in the level quickly came up
to his neck. Thinking he was about to be drowned the fellow struck out bravely to swim and fight for his life. After leaving him fight with
himself for a while, one of the companions told him to stand up. This he did and lo and behold he was about two and a half feet above the
ROLLING MILL RESUMES OPERATIONS
The National Steel Rolling Mill at this place resumed operations this week unexpectedly. The mill had been idle over the Christmas
holidays in order to do some imperative repair work. Urgent orders, however, were received which made it necessary to resume
operations before all of the repair work contemplated had been completed. This means that another brief close down will be necessary
shortly in order to finish the repairs and complete the additions and changes to machinery. When all alterations are made the prospects
are for operation of this mill continuously.
AUTO WENT INTO THE LEVEL
The auto of Allen Sterner, a former paper box manufacturer of Pottsville, came almost going into the level on Sunday afternoon last for a
tryout on the thin ice that covered the placid waters. Mr. Sterner wished to drive to Cressona. Just as he neared the crossing a trolley
car for Schuylkill Haven pulled out. It was necessary for him to turn the car and in so doing it went over the bank between the state road
and the trolley roadbed and hung in a 45 degree incline until righted. One of the front wheels was broken. The car was a Maxwell touring.
The Call of January 21, 1921
HELD FOR ATTACK OF GIRL
Frank Shemis and Jacob Weiner, two young men of Pottsville, were arrested and are held under bail for a hearing at court for an alleged
assault on a Schuylkill Haven girl residing on East Market Street. This is the same case that was reported in these columns last week of
the girl coming to the home of Carl Linder near the Killian Dam and inquiring the way to Schuylkill Haven. It is stated the girl accompanied
the men in their auto from Pottsville. Near the Dive's bungalow, the road back to the mountain was taken and at a point along it the assault
occurred. The autoists then fled and left the girl to find her way home.
OPERA HOUSE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN LEASED
A rumor which could not be confirmed this morning, before going to press, was that Thursday afternoon a lease was taken out on the
opera house by a theatrical promoter. It was understood the promoter anticipated conducting vaudeville and motion pictures in the
same. It is known, however, that the entire building is under lease by a local storage company and is and has been used for storage
purposes for some time.
128 BIRTHS AND 61 DEATHS IN 1920
From Registrar Moyer's record for the year 1920, we learn there were 128 births in Schuylkill Haven and 32 in the township. There were 61
deaths in town and 116 in the township. By reason of the presence of the county institution in the township, the number of both births
and deaths is considerably increased over those occurring in the township proper.
Of the births, 16 were illegitimate, 8 being in the borough and 8 in the township. There were but two sets of twins born during the year
and both pair were illegitimate and from the township. An interesting fact is revealed from an examination of the figures of births for the
year and that is that there were born in the borough and township exactly the same number of girls as boys.
The Call of January 28, 1921
HAS STORED THOUSAND TONS OF ICE
The first ice cutting of the season was commenced by ice man Killian this week. The rain of last week interfered with the cutting, the dam
having all been marked for the work. It reduced it in thickness from six to three and one half inches. The cold weather of the fore part of
the week overcame this difficulty and by Friday evening it was said Mr. Killian would have fully one thousand tons of seven inch ice stored
in the ice houses.
MAY GO HARD WITH MISCHIEVOUS KIDS
A number of children in the neighborhood of Quarley Point have been guilty of defacing and damaging the property pf Mrs. Moses
Deibler. She has time and again appealed to the guilty ones to desist their practice but without avail. Mrs. Deibler, being a widow, can ill
afford to have her home thud deliberately defaced in this manner and unless the practice is discontinued, the names of the offenders will
be turned over to the municipal authorities who have the power to arrest and punish according to the terms of the law.
COAL CARS BURNED
The Reading Company still continues to burn up coal cars along the cinder bank. Quite a number have been destroyed in this manner
within the past month or two. The scrap iron from the same is piled very high. Several days are required before a car is completely
consumed by the flames.