|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of August 6, 1915
BEETLE CRAWLED IN EAR
The forepart of the week, John, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crossley noticed a peculiar
sensation in his ear which after several hours became painful. For several days he suffered
considerable pain and after home remedies failed to relieve his sufferings he visited Dr. J. A. Lessig.
The physician made an examination and located a foreign substance, which when extracted, proved to
be a beetle of more than an inch in length. The beetle had been killed by the home remedies applied
by the boy's parents.
TELEPHONE LINES INTERFERE WITH LIGHTS
The lines of the United Telephone and Telegraph Company again interfered with the lines of the local
light department and caused a large portion of the town to be in darkness Tuesday evening. The
trouble was caused by one of the wires near the corner of Main and Dock Streets being blown down by
the wind and falling across the electric lines. From 10:30 p. m. until early morning all persons
connected with the town circuit were without house lights, this included all consumers excepting those
in Spring Garden. The wires of this telephone company are so badly corroded that the least little wind
will break them.
BUILDING STORY ON FACTORY
A third story is being built on the plant of the Coldren Knitting Mills. Its size is seventy by thirty six
feet. When finished it will enable this firm to about double their present capacity and will give
employment to at least twenty additional employees. The increases in the plant was necessary on
account of the heavy demand of the product of this firm.
OWLS ATTRACT ATTENTION
The three monk owls brought home by the Boy Scout campers Saturday afternoon attracted
considerable attention while being confined in the show window of Mrs. Alice Seidel. The owls will be
killed and mounted and will make excellent specimens for a den or parlor.
TENNIS PLAYERS FORM PERMANENT ORGANIZATION
The tennis players of Schuylkill haven this week formed a permanent organization. An effort will be
made to produce a suitable plot of ground where a number of courts cane be built and permanently
maintained. There are quite a large number of persons interested in this game and the membership in
the organization will increase quite rapidly. A suitable name for the club will be selected later.
The officers elected are: F. B. Keller, president; Frank Lenker, vice president; Albert R. Maberry,
secretary and treasurer; Trustees, Harry Snayberger, Samuel Deibert and Frank Lenker. The
tournament committee appointed by the president is composed of: Willis Deibert, Mel Bamford and
Harry Snayberger. The bylaws committee is compose of Paul Seidel, Paul Bowman and Stanley Brown.
The Call of August 13, 1915
BOISTEROUS BOYS RUN
On Sunday afternoon a crowd of young men gathered in front of the Pflueger store and occupied the
porches there. The noise and capers of the boys were of such a character that the residents could
scarcely tolerate it. This, however, came to a sudden stop when upon the opening of a front door the
boys took to their heels and ran for the alley.
BRESSLER BAND HOLDS CROWD
The compound Bressler and Black Horse Bands of Schuylkill haven, forty men strong stopped at the
Washington Hotel last Saturday morning and entertained a large crowd with several selections. They
were on their way to Campton where they played for a picnic, traveling on their way in trucks. --
BRIDGE WILL BE REPAIRED
Upon the efforts of Honorable John Robert Jones of town, the covered bridge across the Schuylkill
River will be repaired. County Commissioners Smith and Brobst and bridge inspector Crone in
company with Mr. Jones viewed and inspected the bridge this week. On account of the finances of the
county not warranting the building of a new bridge the old structure will be repaired safely to travel of
vehicles and pedestrians. The center part of the bridge will be made for vehicles only while the sides
will be provided with separate additions for pedestrians. The commissioners at once saw the danger of
travel to pedestrians and will therefore immediately advertise for bids for the repairing of the same and
providing safe travel
EDITOR TAKES A WEEK OFF
After four and a half years of hard "pegging" at journalism the editor, Mr. Floyd H. Minnig, has taken a
ten day trip to the seashore. The editor ex-officio promises a new atmosphere taken on the paper upon
the return of the editor proper. Recreation is of course necessary for everyone. During his stay at the
shore Mr. Minnig has remembered his many friends in town with beautiful postcards and souvenirs of
COUNCIL TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY EXPENSE
A the meeting of Town Council held Friday evening the matter of unnecessary expenses in connection
with the Highway Department were aired. It was stated that the supervisor continues to employ men
when he does not have a sufficient amount of work to keep them busy. In particular was cited the fact
that he kept two regular men on the payroll and has a hard time finding work for them. That in order to
keep them busy he assigns them to work as far on the outskirts of town as the "Pest House Plot" and
has them doing all kinds of unnecessary things. It was stated at least $80 per month could be saved in
salaries if these two men were not classed as regular employees from month to month, year in and year
out. Mr. McKeon thought council three or four years ago passed a motion not to employ any one
person on the roads for a period longer than several days. This was done in order that as many
taxpayers that desired to work off their taxes could do so. As it is requests are made for work but the
supervisor states he has no work for them simply because he has several men regularly and
An instance was cited as last month when the Road Committee confessed ignorance as to where all the
work was done as shown by the payroll for labor and hauling. They stated they had received but one
car of limestone, yet the hauling bill alone was almost two hundred dollars. They stated the supervisor
follows no instructions and despite the fact that this matter was aired some time ago, he continues to
do as he pleases. That he will absolutely not follow the instructions of the Road Committee.
In answer to a query the solicitor stated council has a right to curb such expenses. That the supervisor
is under the supervision of council. That council can take away from him his present privilege of
employing men. That it could say who is to work on the roads and who is not to and to say how long
they are to work. The supervisor has no authority to employ people to work for the borough.
A motion was finally passed instructing the secretary of council to notify the supervisor that he is to
work strictly under the supervision of the Road Committee and any expense whatsoever incurred
contrary to the instructions of the Road Committee will not be paid by council.
A SNAKE STORY
Mr. Frank Heim, a Saint John Street merchant, while delivering groceries to the campers at Pine Creek
on Wednesday, had an exciting experience with a black snake when while walking along some bushes
the snake sprang upon him. He immediately looked about for a stone but not being able to get any he
retreated only to find the snake in close pursuit. "Fey" thought of but one chance and suddenly turning
about leaped toward the snake landing on its back breaking it. Mr. Heim brought the snake along to
town which measured almost five feet in length.
The Call of August 20, 1915
NEW THEATRE PLEASES MANY
The Euclid Theatre opened by Mr. Glenn Jackson, Monday evening of this week has thus far pleased
many patrons. An exceptionally fine line of pictures has been shown this week and extra large
audiences have attended nightly. Mr. Jackson intends to show exclusively the very best of motion
pictures. Although handicapped by the first night's performance when the reel of the special feature
was in such bad condition that frequent stops were necessary. Mr. Jackson intends to exert every
effort to conduct a show that will be pleasing to the public. Everything possible will be provided for the
comfort of the patrons. Every row of seats in the theatre has been rearranged and more space
between the rows allowed. The front of the seats have also been raised about an inch making them
more comfortable. A new Powers 6A picture machine has also been installed. An expert operator, Mr.
Willard, Jr., of Cressona, has been secured for this position. An experienced pianist, Miss Woll of
Pottsville, has been engaged to play for the pictures thus adding much to their effectiveness.
The Call of August 27, 1913
ALL READY FOR MAIL CARRIER EXAMINATIONS
All is ready for the Civil Service examination for mail carriers for this town which is to be held in the
High School building tomorrow, Saturday. Mr. Frank Gehrig, the secretary of the Board of Examiners,
has again been kept busy during this week handing out application blanks. Not only are there
applicants for this position from Schuylkill haven but many from a number of the surrounding towns and
cities. There will be no less than 150 persons taking the examination for this position tomorrow.
NEW SHOE FACTORY IN OPERATION
The new shoe factory on lower Main Street conducted by the Reider Shoe Manufacturing Company
commenced operations this week. Wednesday the cutters were put to work and the fitters will begin
the coming week. This firm intends to manufacture nothing but specials, namely high grade white and
colored children's shoes. There are but two or three shoe factories in this country dedicated entirely
to the manufacture of shoes of this kind.