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AUGUST 1919
The Call of August 1, 1919

CANDY KITCHEN TO OPEN SOON
The fixtures and furnishings for the new candy kitchen to be opened by Parris Lazos have been placed.  The
soda fountain has been connected, the tables and chairs for the ice cream parlor placed and the place Mr.
Lazos expects to open for business Saturday, August 9th.  Much of the delay was due to the goods having
been delayed in transit.

SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE GONE BATHING
Conservative estimates by Joseph Killian, proprietor of Willow Lake bathing beach, give the number of
persons who have up to this writing have enjoyed bathing at this place as 5500 to 6000.  Some weeks there
have been between 2000 and 2500 people in bathing and they have come from many of the surrounding towns
as well as Schuylkill Haven.  This past Sunday was the largest day of the season.  There were 120 more bathers
who took a cooling off on this day than on any previous one day, the number being 518.

WILL LEAVE FOR CAMP
Saturday a number of folks from Spring Garden will leave on their tenth annual camping trip.  They will camp at
Rausch's.  The camp will be known as Camp Beware.  They will be gone for two weeks time and among one of
the important things they expect to do is save the cost of groceries, etc., by providing their own food from the
dam nearby.  The chaperone will be Earl Seitzinger and the cook will be W. C. Kline.  

FARMER SHOT HIS CALF
William Rhoades, residing along the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad, on what is known as the Goat Hill,
whose calf broke loose for him Thursday, was given a merry chase about the cornfield in an effort to catch it.  
He finally became so exasperated that he called for a shotgun and shot the critter.  The meat can be used
same as if the calf had been butchered.


The Call of August 8, 1919

CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS SOON
As yet no contracts have been let for the contemplated improvements at the Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
although the church council has this matter under consideration.  It has been decided to refrescoe the
interior of the auditorium and put on a new roof.  As to the pipe organ nothing definite has as yet been
decided as to whether the present organ will be repaired or whether a new pipe organ will be purchased.  The
organ in this church was the first pipe organ installed in the town.  

WILL TRY TO STOP BLOCKING OF RAILROAD CROSSING
It is understood several local citizens who frequently have occasion to cross the Reading Railroad and are
almost daily held up an extra amount of time on account of the crossing being blocked have determined to
make an effort to break up the practice.  Although an ordinance prohibits the blocking of these crossings for
more than three minutes, the local authorities do not enforce the ordinance.  Therefore, these individual
citizens have determined upon taking the matter in their own hands.  We await with interest the
announcement of the first arrest for this offense.

WORLD'S CHAMPION COLORED BALL TEAM NEXT WEEK
The Hilldale Colored Nine, which is conceded to be the strongest and champion colored ball team in the world,
will play in Schuylkill haven next Friday evening, August 15th.  Manager Huff secured this team only after
offering an extra big guarantee.  He feels the fans in this section will be pleased to see a fastball aggregation
of this kind.  The admission will be thirty cents.  The game will start at 6:15.

GRANT STREET ACCEPTED
Grant Street is now a borough street.  After fifteen to twenty years of litigation and requests of property
owners, Grant Street has been finally adopted as a borough street.  The ordinance having been given final
reading at last week's town council meeting, was ordered adopted as read unanimously.  The borough will now
be required to put in gutter on this street as soon as the property owners decide to put down a pavement.

WILL HOLD BIG FAIR
The Rainbow Hose Company is already making preliminary preparations for their fair and bazaar to be held
soon after the holidays in their hose house on Dock Street.  This company is desirous of getting on hand the
major portion of the amount necessary for the purchase of a fine truck before placing the order.


The Call of August 15, 1919

TO INSTALL SECOND PICTURE MACHINE
It is the intentions of Messrs. Perry and Bowen to shortly install another projecting machine in their Unique
Theatre.  This will make possible a continuous show.  The several minute intermissions between reels and
change of pictures will thus be eliminated.  It is the intention of Messrs. Perry and Bowen to put on
exceptional big features during the winter months and this service will be commenced early in the fall.

HORSE JUMPED ON DRIVER
Saturday morning the horse of Edward Paxson, which was standing on Willow Street, took fright at a passing
trolley car that came passing along at the usual sixty mile an hour rate.  Mr. Paxson, realizing what might
happen, grabbed for the horse.  The animal reared and came down on his ankle and then dashed off.  Mr.
Paxson sustained a very badly bruised ankle besides a number of body bruises and lacerations.  

LINEMEN BADLY SCARED
While working on a pole by the Reider Shoe factory, linemen Nauss and Holtzer might have been painfully
electrocuted Wednesday morning.  Nauss was working on the pole above the wires while Holtzer was working
on the pole beneath the heavy charged lines.  In some way or other an arc or circuit was formed between
some wires and caused a flash.  Holtzer quickly dropped from the pole and notified the plant to shut off the
power or Nauss would be burned.  This was done and both escaped without any serious injury.


The Call of August 22, 1919

THIRTEEN BUY LOTS AT NEW SUMMER RESORT
Up to this time thirteen different parties have purchased building lots at Willow Lake on Garfield Avenue.  All
the lots on the north of the dam have been sold.  Four of the purchasers expect to erect bungalows before
winter sets in.  None of them are to be under $2200.  The owner of the resort, Mr. Killian, has already
purchased a fifty by sixty five foot pavilion, a carousel building with carousel and all equipment, also benches
and tables for use in the grove.  The equipment was purchased from the E. P. R. Company.  Some of it will be
placed early in September.

HOME DOUBLE PLACARDED
The home of William Hammerley of Columbia Street is one of the few homes that have ever been doubly
placarded for contagious diseases.  This is due to the fact that one of his children is ill with diphtheria and
another child is ill with scarlet fever.  Both are on the road to recovery.  The home of Milton Meck also bears a
double placard for contagious disease, the children being ill with diphtheria and scarlet fever.

STREETS OILED
The street oil which had been expected for the last several weeks finally arrived on Wednesday and a portion
was used on the streets in the Spring Garden section of town.  Center Avenue was given a good soaking
which resulted in settling the dust thoroughly and probably satisfactorily solved the dust nuisance for the
balance of the summer.


The Call of August 29, 1919

PICTURES OF 300 YOUNGSTERS SHOWN
At the Euclid Theatre last week there were shown the pictures of more than three hundred babies and
children of local parents.  There were also shown pictures of a number of local stores, teams, etc.  It was in
connection with a baby show that was held.  Each patron was asked to vote for the prettiest baby.  The
successful candidate was Evelyn Siegfried of 75 Pleasant Row, who received 79 votes.  The child receiving
the second prize was Francis Sterner of Broadway with 56 votes.  The first prize was a gold locket and chain
and the second prize was a gold signet ring.

STOCK ALMOST SOLD IN NEW CASKET COMPANY
Up to the fore part of this week $75,000 of the $100,000 stock of the Schuylkill Haven Casket Company had
been disposed of and the prospects for the sale of the balance in the very near future was reported to be
very bright.  Already twenty five undertakers in this section of the state, realizing the excellence of the
investment, had purchased large blocks of stock.  In the meantime preparations for operation of the plant are
progressing quite rapidly.  Additional buildings are being erected for various purposes.  New kiln rooms are
being erected and finishing rooms are being completed.  The new machinery is expected to arrive shortly.
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