The Call of December 5, 1919

It is altogether likely the price of milk in Schuylkill Haven will soar in price very shortly.  The milkmen have been having several
conferences during the last two weeks as to what the new price shall be.  It is understood some of the milk dealers do not want to
raise the price at this time while others insist they can make no profit at the present prices.  The statement has been made that the
new milk price may be sixteen or seventeen cents per quart.

On account of the prevalence of numerous cases of contagious diseases in town, the school authorities after conferring with the
medical inspector for this district, decided not to permit the pupils to sell Red Cross seals this year.  Tomorrow, Saturday, is the day
on which the pupils were to begin their drive.  The day throughout the state is to be known as Christmas Seal Day.  Superintendent
Hoover has notified County President Smith that the local school children will not enter into this work.  Monday all the schools were
thoroughly fumigated and because of this, half sessions were held in all the schools.  Tuesday the South Ward building was given
the second fumigation and another half holiday  for the pupils in that ward building was in order.  It is understood that the majority
of the cases of contagious disease in the town come from the South Ward and are amongst the South Ward pupils.

The Call of December 12, 1919

Tickets for the Legion Minstrels, to be held December 29, 30 and 31 are going quite rapidly.  It appears as if the general public
realizes that this event is going to be worth while taking in and that they are going to be given an evening just brim full of good
singing, good music, good humor, all of the kind that only Schuylkill Haven minstrel boys can and do give, the best.  It is the first
plea for assistance of the public that the soldier boys are making.  This in order that they may provide and equip for themselves that
which other towns have been giving soldier boys, but which this town has thus far failed to give or provide.  A place where they can
gather for social intercourse and enjoyment.  The funds will be used in comfortably establishing the Legion in apartments.  It will
require more money than at hand to equip in a home life comfortable manner, a place where they can spend their idle hours.  In
return for the small price of an admission ticket, the public is promised an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

On Sunday were held the first services in the renovated auditorium of the Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church.  It had been
announced services would be held in the auditorium the previous Sunday, but on account of the improvements not being
completed in time this could not be done.  The members attending were very much pleased at the improved appearance of their
church home.  The carpet has been removed and turned over to a cleaning company in Pottsville.  The carpet will not be put down
again until the new organ is built into the church as a great deal of dirt would be carried over it again.  Therefore, until the church
has its new organ the church will have little or no carpet on the floor, but this will not detract very much from the already handsome
appearance of the auditorium.

The L. I. Dress Knitting Mill is about ready to start operation.  It is expected knitting will commence before Christmas.  Between eight
and ten persons will be employed at the outstart.  This firm while in the city made an exception of fine boys' union suits.  This
garment it is the intention of the firm to manufacture here and orders are on hand to take their entire product for several months to
come.  Additional employees will be given work as soon as the plant is well under operation.

Daniel Harvey and Joe Kantner, of Schuylkill Haven, the two boys alleged to have shot at Elmer Unger of the Beaver Valley, and who
were sent to jail awaiting the results of his injuries, were released on $2,000 bail each the forepart of the week.  It is understood the
wounds to Unger are not nearly so dreadful as was at first reported and he is well on the road to complete recovery.

There was some difference of opinion in the United Brethren Church as to what time the usual Christmas morning prayer service
should be held.  Some of the congregation wished it at five o'clock and some others at six o'clock.  In order to satisfy all and give all
an opportunity to express an opinion, a vote was recently taken on the matter which resulted in three times as many members
voting for the five o'clock service as voted for the six o'clock service.  Therefore the service will be held at five o'clock.

The Call of December 19, 1919

Since September 3rd and up to December 18th, there had been reported to the Board of Health of town, twenty nine cases of
contagious diseases.  Of this number the larger portion were scarlatina cases, there being an even dozen.  There were ten cases of
scarlet fever, five cases of diphtheria, one of typhoid fever and one of erysipelas.  Despite the rumors, forecasts and predictions of
there being an epidemic of contagious diseases in town and that the same was threatened with one, the facts above set forth would
indicate such has not been the case in the last several months.  Of course, the number is high enough and there is still every
reason for the exercise of care and common sense upon the part of the parents.

On the average one hundred cars of coal are being shipped to tidewater points from the coal chutes at Landingville daily.  Extra
time is being made by many of the men.  Only a small amount of coal is being dumped here but a large amount of culm is brought
down from the banks near the collieries daily.  This culm is being run through the shakers and screens and results in from two to
five different sizes of coal being obtained.

The water pipe on Broadway has been frozen for several days.  It is believed to have burst in several places also.  Trouble is
experienced with this line each year, particularly at the point where it crosses the Broadway bridge.  That the water freezes at this
point is no surprise to anyone as it is absolutely without protection against the stiff and cold breeze that blows at this point.  Efforts
to thaw it open by means of electricity in the middle of the week failed.

The Call of December 26, 1919

Mrs. Joseph Sommers, of William Street, won the $5,000 verdict for damages in the loss of her husband who was killed near
Landingville in 1916.  The announcement was made Monday by Judge Koch, who refused to grant the P & R Company a new trial and
sustained the findings of the jury of several months ago in awarding her this sum.  Mrs. Sommers was first granted $6,000 by
referee Paul Houck but this verdict was later set aside by the Supreme Court on the grounds that Mr. Sommers was engaged in
interstate.  Suit was then brought for $5,000 for damages, not compensation, against the company, with the result that she finally
won a verdict.

Quite a large number of tickets for the banquet to be given in the hose house on New Year's Eve under the auspices of the Never
Sweat Band.  The tickets are selling at two dollars.  Turkeys, ducks and geese and a wide assortment of many other good things to
eat comprise the bill of fare.  This banquet has no connection whatever with the hose company.  It is a separate organization having
engaged the use of the Rainbow Hose House.  This explanation is made so the public will not get the idea that the hose company is
using funds solicited from the public for an affair of this kind.

James Mellon of Main Street sold his entire stock of ladies' and men's shoes to a Philadelphia jobber who removed the stock to
Philadelphia on Monday of this week.  Mr. Mellon will continue the shoe repairing business and expects to install several additional
machines for this work.

Owing to the scarcity and high price of paper, calendars will not be given away so freely this year as in the past.  In years gone by it
was customary for almost every merchant to present calendars to customers and others who called for them but there will not be
such a general distribution this time.  As a result, the calendars issued by the First National Bank and the Schuylkill Haven Trust
Company are in greater demand and will be more appreciated than ever before.