|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of April 2, 1920
HORSE RAN AWAY WITH SLED
Wednesday, one of the horses of Ed Emerich of Seven Stars, hitched to a heavy sled used to haul machinery, took fright and ran
away. He came through town at a lively clip and with the heavy sled bumping over the bricked streets, attracted more attention.
Several efforts were made to stop him on Main Street but without success. He finally stopped of his own accord at the Maberry
blacksmith shop on West Main Street. No damage was done.
PARKWAY MAKES POOR APPEARANCE
The town's parkway, or rather, proposed future parkway, the canal bed along Canal Street, certainly makes a very poor appearance
at present. There are piles and piles of ashes at different points and other rubbish littering the space. Whether or not residents
fronting on this parkway are to remove the ash piles or to level them off, or whether the borough is to do it, seems to be a question
in dispute. Some residents claim they did not place the ashes there but that they were placed by persons residing on other
There also seems to be a feeling of these residents having been rudely imposed on in this way. Last summer they labored quite a
good deal to level different sections of the plot and planted sod and grass seed, to say nothing of flowers and plants. Now it is
claimed much of their labor has been spoiled. They do not feel like making any special effort this year to beautify the spot. It would
be a shame were this particular space to left free to becoming a dumping place for ashes, rubbish, etc., of the general public. If the
borough would take a hand in this matter we believe the difficulty could be overcome.
WILL BE FOUR APARTMENTS
The carpenters of Contractor Bashore began work this week in making changes in the Spring Garden Hotel, which will result in the
same being turned into an apartment house. For the present there will be four apartments of four and six rooms. Additional
apartments may be provided in this building later.
LOT OWNERS MUST GET BUSY
At a meeting of the Union Cemetery Board held this week, stress was on the matter of the owners of lots, namely, them making
preparations to put and keep them in proper order. An announcement to this effect was made some time ago. The board will insist
that all lots be kept in presentable and first class condition. It is urged that owners who wish the sexton of the cemetery to attend
to this matter for them, get in touch with him on the subject without delay.
NEW PARK OPENING MAY 30
From present indications, everything points to the opening of Willow Lake above Garfield Avenue taking place on or about May
30th. As this date falls on a Sunday, it is likely the opening will either be on the day previous, Saturday, or the following day. This
week it was proposed to drain both dams, clean them out thoroughly and place the sand and gravel in them in order to make a fine
bottom for the bathers. The large carousel building at Tumbling Run is being removed to Willow Lake. It will require about four
more days to dismantle the building and its erection at Willow Lake will then be commenced. As soon as the weather permits work
on preparing for the summer opening will be pushed with as much speed as possible.
The Call of April 9, 1920
ONLY 690 ADDED TO TOWN IN TEN YEARS
According to the census reports recently received the population of Schuylkill Haven is 5437. This is an increase of but 690
persons over the census figures of 1910. The percentage increase is 14.5 percent. The Call, in its issue of January 30th, predicted
the new census would show the population to be 5600. Other guesses put the population at anywhere between 5000 and 6000. The
increase in [population in thirty years for this town is but 2349. The census for 1890 was 3088; for 1900, 3654; for 1919, 4747 and for
1920 5437. Pottsville people are up in arms because the census returns give that burg as having a population of but 21,785 where
as 25,000 is claimed for it.
TROLLEY IN TO CHURCH
Passengers on the seven o'clock trolley for Pottsville on Thursday morning came near being taken into the Christ Lutheran Church
without first being consulted in the matter. A piece of wood near the curve at this point caused the car to leave the wheels with the
result that it crashed into the concrete curbing. This was badly ground to pieces.
LIGHTNING SCARED MANY
During the electrical storm on Monday morning, a large ball of fire from the heavens descended and struck near a large willow tree
on the property of Jacob Shadel. The report was deafening and shocked many persons in the neighborhood. The Shadel home was
filled with smoke and sulphur fumes and for a time it was thought the bolt had struck the home and set fire to it. The bark was
stripped from one side of the tree. The electric wires and the telephone cable wires near the scene were put pout of service.
The Call of April 16, 1920
TENNIS COURT WILL SOON BE READY FOR PLAY
This week a charter was granted to the Schuylkill Haven Tennis Association. The work of preparing a plot of ground for occupancy
by a number of tennis courts has been underway for some time. The preliminary work has been about completed and it is expected
the courts will be in fairly good shape within a short time. Considerable interest is being taken in the movement by local and out of
town persons interested in tennis. A considerable amount of stock has been purchased and the matter of erecting a clubhouse on
the site will be definitely gone in to early this summer.
BOARDERS ORDERED OUT
The large number of boarders that have been accommodated at Hotel Krammes, some time ago, received notice to clear out. This
notice by reason of the fact that the proprietor Rufus Krammes will discontinue business. He has arranged for a big two day sale of
all the furniture, the fixtures and equipment in this large building. The same will be held on May 14th and 15th. The building is to be
vacated by the boarders by May 1st. A number of them have found other lodging places but it is understood others are finding it
very difficult indeed to procure board. The Bressler Band which occupied quarters on an upper floor, is also listed among the
boarders seeking other quarters.
FARMERS TEAMS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED AGAIN
Dix Nyce, formerly hostler for John Brown, together with Herbert Sausser, leased the large stables used as livery stables. Dix will
use part of it to shelter and feed the teams of persons, particularly farmers, who leave them there for several hours. Mr. Sausser
will use a portion for storage purposes.
The Call of April 23, 1920
WILL OPEN MEAT MARKET
F. V. and J. P. Batman will open a cut rate meat market in the storeroom of Thomas Fitzpatrick of Dock Street this coming week. Mr.
F. V. Batman has been with the Mark Detweiler estate for some time. His brother J. P. who will assist him is a resident of Trevorton
and will move to town. The latter is also an instructor on the violin and an excellent player. It is expected the new market will be
ready for business by the end of the coming week. Fresh and smoked meats will be sold at cut rate prices.
NO SCARCITY OF WHISKEY ON MAIN STREET LAST WEEK
There was anything but a scarcity of whiskey on the Main Street of our town last week. Not only was there evidence of whiskey on
the bricked street but the pavement, the gutter and also a well known man, over who the precious liquid was accidentally and
unintentionally showered. It is understood the same was being hurried to a waiting train. Just as the post office was reached one
of the flag stones raised itself for more air and a whiff of the almost forgotten "snops." The certain person tripped and went
sprawling with the result that one of the two jugs he carried was broken and the contents lost, all excepting that which was spilled
upon the victim and his clothing. The loss has been given out at $55 without insurance.
FIRM TO PROVIDE LUNCH ROOM FOR EMPLOYEES
The first of local industries to provide a cafeteria or lunch room for its employees will be the Lebanon Paper Box Company. This
firm will in the near future occupy a portion of one end of the building for this purpose. Tables and chairs will be provided where
the employees who bring their lunch or dinner with them can eat it. Hot coffee will be provided and also means for the heating of
any of the food requiring the same. It is proposed to engage a cook or caterer for this special purpose and the expense will be
borne by the firm.
NEW WASHERY ABOUT TO BE OPERATED
To take the place of the coal washery of Harry Baker, which is operated along the Schuylkill River, a short distance below the end of
Canal Street, Mr. Baker has constructed another one of larger size than the first, which several weeks ago was sunk during the high
water. New machinery has been procured and a new fifteen horsepower electric motor placed. The current will be funneled
through the borough light plant.