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
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.
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.