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|The Call of November 7, 1919
U. S. ARMY TRAIN HERE SATURDAY
Tomorrow, Saturday, there will pass through Schuylkill Haven quite an interesting array of military equipment
from Fort Meyer, which will be interesting to the public. The same will be on a specially equipped train and will
stop in Schuylkill Haven for a few minutes to give an opportunity to the public to make an inspection and
examination of the same. Just what time of day this train will arrive in Schuylkill Haven has not been definitely
learned. As soon as this fact is known, it will be posted on The Call bulletin board to that effect. It is likely to
be Saturday about noon or late in the afternoon. The train will contain a detachment of field artillery from Fort
Meyer consisting of twenty eight men and four officers equipped with six three ton trucks and three French
seventy fives with blank ammunition. Also a wireless radio and radio sets and rolling kitchen together with
numerous other interesting pieces of United States Army equipment.
The information was received by The Call in a telegram from Congressman John Reber late Thursday evening.
In his telegram he states the train will stop in Cressona also and this would give the Cressona people a
chance to see the equipment. However, it is believed, because of the necessity of running the train
somewhat out of its route to Pottsville this may be an error and the train will not be run to Cressona. Definite
information on this subject will be obtained as soon as possible and announcement made. The outfit will
spend Sunday in Pottsville.
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
At the monthly school board meeting held on Monday evening, Miss Elizabeth Paxson was elected to fill the
position in the second grade made vacant by the resignation of Miss Ethel Raudenbush. Her salary will be
$87.50 per month. The board decided to order a representative of the Howard Clock Company, which company
installed the timepiece system in use in the Haven Street building to come on and repair the system. Efforts
have been made for the past year to have this clock system repaired but have proved unavailing. The Howard
people first asked that a guarantee be given that the bill for repairs would be paid for. The system was
installed through a contract let to a Pottsville party and is guaranteed for a number of years.
Dr. Gillette appeared before the board and asked that he be exonerated from the payment of tuition fees for
his children as he considers himself a resident of the North Ward of Schuylkill Haven, paying his taxes in that
ward and voting there also. The board granted his request. Three absentees without permission were called
before the board. Bright Kantner, who was represented by Charles Kantner, his father; Lewis Becker,
represented by his father, William Becker and Alice Trout, represented by Francis Trout. The first named was
absent three and a half days, and the board after hearing the circumstances, ordered the time to be charged.
The Becker boy was absent five and a half days and the Trout girl five days. After hearing the circumstances,
the two latter were excused.
LINEMAN FALLS ON HEAD
Mr. Buehler, one of the line repairmen for the United Telephone Company, while repairing lines on Columbia
Street fell from a tree in front of Renninger's house Monday afternoon and was thrown head first to the street.
He received an ugly gash on his head. He was taken into a nearby home and cared for by neighbors until the
arrival of a physician who fund it necessary to put five stitches into the wound.
The Call of November 14, 1919
The Rainbow Hose Company Band, after a suspension of its activities for several months, has reorganized. It
will be known as the Spring Garden Sweat Band. Edward Maberry has been prevailed on to take up the
instructing of the members. The boys are now looking over styles of uniforms and expect to place an order
shortly. There are twenty four members in the organization, all musicians. Several more will be admitted
shortly. The engagement committee reports having quite a number of prospective jobs on hand.
Final warning is hereby given to all persons, particularly boys, who have been guilty of breaking windows in
the Saint James Episcopal Church with slingshots and for trespassing and otherwise defacing the property,
that a careful watch is now being kept for such persons and they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent
of the law, regardless of who they may be when apprehended. Any information that will lead to the arrest of
persons guilty of these acts will be much appreciated.
MAY HAVE NEW INDUSTRY HERE
It is learned that negotiations are now underway for the forming of a stock company in Schuylkill Haven which
will erect and operate an industry which will give employment to about twenty five girls and an equal number
of men. The industry will be something entirely new for this section and yet one whose product will have a
ready sale and big demand the country over. It is proposed to capitalize the concern at $100,000. Stock will be
offered for sale within a month or two. Several well known local and two Pottsville men are interested in the
CHURCH PURCHASED PIPE ORGAN
The Grace Evangelical congregation in addition to having enlarged and beautified Sunday School rooms and
auditorium, will shortly sing its hymns to the accompaniment of a pipe organ. At a recent meeting of the board
a contract was let to a Philadelphia firm for the installation of an organ which is to cost in the neighborhood of
GIRLS LEFT FOR PARTS UNKNOWN
Mrs. Joe Sinonia and Stephina Morgan, the former sixteen years of age and the latter fourteen, both residents
of the West Ward have left for parts unknown. They left this town sometime on Friday morning last and up to
this time no trace of them has been found. The former is a daughter of Tony Longo, who at one time
conducted a shoe shine parlor at the Hotel Grand. She was wedded on July 17, 1918 and left behind her five
month old child. Her husband is employed by the Reading Company. The Morgan girl left in care of her father
several motherless children, the mother having died during the flu epidemic while the family resided on
Margaretta Street. The police of the neighboring towns have been notified to be on the look out for them.
BRIDGE PAINTING FINISHED
The painting of the Lehigh Valley Railroad bridge is about completed. Preparations were being made Thursday
for the removal of the equipment used in tis contract. Nine men were employed on the same recently. It
required several months to complete the work and an enormous amount of paint was required in the task.
The Call of November 21, 1919
FARMER'S BOY SHOT IN NECK BY HUNTERS
Elmer, the eighteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Unger, was shot in the neck and heard by several local
hunters, Thursday afternoon at his home in the Deibert's Valley. It appears that the huntsmen were shooting
at pigeons and Unger, learning of the act, jumped on a horse and rode up to them and ordered them off the
premises. Hot words ensued it is said with the above result. Whether the shooting was deliberate or an
accident is unknown. Arrests are pending and may be made today, Friday. A physician was called to remove
the shot from the injured man. The injury is not considered serious.
SILK MILL PROMOTERS AGAIN VISIT TOWN
This week several representatives and officials of the firm interested in the purchase of the George A. Berger
and Son Garage, called on Mr. Berger and son and went over the matter of purchasing the building. The
officials were very much pleased with the spacious building, the location, shipping facilities, etc., and are very
anxious to acquire the property. The only sprag in the consummation of the deal is, we understand, the
purchase price. From information given on Thursday afternoon, the prospects of this matter being adjusted
very shortly were very bright and the deal may be closed before the end of the week.
HOTEL PROPERTY COULD BE MADE USE OF
The hotel property on Liberty Street which has been without a tenant for the past three or four months, could
we feel sure be made good use of by at least two families if it were renovated somewhat. Why this property
should be left stand idle at a time when there is such a great demand for houses does seem strange, doesn't
The Call of November 18, 1919
THREE YEAR OLD LAD TRIES SHAVING SELF
Bobby, the interesting three year old son of Harry Koenig, who makes his home with his grandmother, Mrs.
Mary Lindermuth, thought he would take a chance on becoming a man quickly by shaving. In some way or
other he got hold of a safety razor in the house. He was discovered in the front room sitting on the floor
before a small mirror with blood coming from no less than half a dozen cuts on his face where the safety razor
had opened his tender flesh. Had he not been discovered in time he might have added another half dozen or
more cuts and possibly cut himself up pretty badly. He stated he needed a shave.
LIGHT DEPARTMENT MATTERS TO BE AIRED
According to rumors, the coming session of Town Council will be quite a breezy one. It is understood some
pertinent matters in connection with the electric light department are to be aired. Recently several of the
employees were discharged and this has caused some friction. Then too, the matter of increasing the salaries
of the men will come up for consideration and probably final action.