|YEARS GONE BY
MILLS CONTINUE ON FULL TIME
There is feeling of uncertainty among the general public here concerning the industrial situation or the likelihood of continued
work in the local mills and factories. At the present time three industries, the Lautenbacher, Coldren and Stanton underwear
mills are idle but operations are expected to resume shortly. Because mills in other cities have gone on eight hours and in
some places are only working four days a week, apprehension is felt that the same schedule may become effective here.
Inquiry of the manufacturers elicits no definite information as to how long they will operate. Some mills have orders that will
require months to fill but there is no telling when the buyers of the good swill send in cancellations. It appears all are
operating under an uncertainty. The shoe factories are working full handed and with no likelihood of closing down or curtailing
their output. Employees thrown out of work in one mill 'tis said, immediately find their services acceptable in other mills, and
altogether there is no need for the fear brought about by the expressions and rumors that are floating about concerning the
closing down of all mills and no work until next fall.
COMPANY C ENGINEERS MAY BE HOME IN MARCH
From different letters received here from soldier boys, members of Company C, it is learned that the boys, several weeks ago,
were moving towards the coast, presumably of course, with the intention of setting sail for home and mother again. It is
understood that the American army of occupation in France is being reduced from thirty to thirteen divisions and that the 28th
Division of which the 103rd Engineers are a part, has been released and is being sent back. They began early in January to
march to a point where they will entrain for a port of embarkation and it has been hinted that they might arrive in the states, be
honorably discharged and arrive home in March.
PAXSON AVENUE TO BE BUILT UP
Prospects for a good portion of Paxson Avenue being built up this summer according to reports are very bright. It is known
that B. F. Reider, Arthur Yost and I. H. Becker and several other persons are to build as soon as the weather permits. George P.
W. Saul intends to build at the corner of Dock and Paxson Avenue and Arthur Yost, it is understood, will build at the end of this
TO MOVE POLICEMAN
It was reported that the silent policeman at the corner of Dock Street and Center Avenue was in the wrong position. It is said it
made it difficult and somewhat dangerous for teams to turn at that point. It was, on motion of the town council, decided to have
the road committee place "his honor" at the end of the bricked street on Dock Street instead of its present location.
NEW DOCTOR IN TOWN
Dr. Wilson Scott, of Pottsville, has rented rooms in the Severn property at the corner of Main and Haven Streets and has
opened an office where he will minister to patients on Monday and Friday only. Dr. Scott is a doctor of chiropractic or the
modern science of removing the cause of disease. The doctor is a graduate of the largest chiropractic college in the country.
He has been practicing in Pottsville for the past two and a half years and has met with great success.
The Call of February 14, 1919
GAME AND FISH ASSOCIATION TO BUY 150 RABBITS
A meeting of the Schuylkill Haven Game and Fish Association was held Tuesday evening. Quite a large number of members
were present. The membership now totals 112 and it is likely that within the month the roll will be increased to 200 members.
The fee is but one dollar. The Association decided to purchase 150 rabbits and set them free on the mountains and hills in this
vicinity. It has also been decided to purchase fish and frogs and place them in the steams hereabouts at the proper season. A
lot of ground south of town has been leased from E. H. Baker on which it is proposed to erect a building and also a range
where blue rock shooting can be indulged in. Several of the members will be appointed as deputy game wardens and will have
power to shoot on sight all dogs found molesting wild game in any way whatsoever.
MAD DOG SCARE
Sunday evening wile folks were returning from church a large shepherd dog by its actions, led people to believe it was mad
and quickly scattered the crowds. The dog jumped at Miss Marion Lenker and tore a hole in her coat but did not bite her. It
also tore a hole in the skirt of Miss Helen Schumacher. Several other persons, it is reported, were attacked by the animal and
had their clothing torn but we have not learned of anyone having been bitten by the animal.
RAILROAD AND SHOP NEWS
The Schuylkill Haven shop men were given an unexpected layoff of two days, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. They
returned to work Thursday morning but the matter of their working a continuous and regular schedule is uncertain. This is due
to the scarcity of cars or lack of work, primarily caused by a suspension by many of the collieries in the district. For the present
the working conditions at the close of the day will govern the work for the next day.
The men at the storage yards have been working full time and overtime but there is a possibility of the working schedule being
cut here also as the yards, it is understood, are rapidly being filled to their capacity. It is likely the yards will be put on a five day
shift. Coal that had been sent down the line to be stored at storage yards had to be brought back to the Schuylkill Haven
storage yards as there was no room down the line for it.
The Schuylkill Haven men on the second shift which ends at midnight, employed at the Mount Carbon shops, have engaged
drayman Edward Shollenberger to haul them back to town at the end of their day's work. Express and freight business in
Schuylkill Haven from reports at the local offices, is about holding its own, although there has been quite a drop in the package
freight business. The ticket business is as strong as heretofore. From the fact that two of the local mills, the Bast and the
Union have day and night forces on, the increased amount of freight being sent out by these two firms is making up for a
considerable dropping off of freight from other sources.
IN THE TOILS OF THE LAW
The Berger family residing on East Main Street got itself into trouble on Sunday morning about two in the morning when
neighbors, by reason of their carryings on sent for Officer Butz. Mr. Butz in a short time had things quieted down again. On a
charge of a nuisance and disorderly conduct, Berger was about to be sent to jail but the case was held in abeyance upon t=his
promise not to trouble either the neighbors or local police by his actions again.
The Call of February 21, 1919
HOSE COMPANY TO SOLICIT OF THE CITIZENS
The Schuylkill Hose Company has adopted the more modern method of soliciting funds for maintenance. It has decided to
appeal directly to each taxpayer and property holder instead of conducting a fair or festival. To complete such an appeal the
entire town has been divided into districts and canvassers selected to visit every home in the town and explain the reason for
the solicitation. It is expected a sufficient amount will be realized in this way to pay off the remaining indebtedness of $1,000 on
their fire truck.
The Call of February 28, 1919
HORSE HAD NARROW ESCAPE
One of the black horses of Bittle Brothers had a narrow escape Wednesday evening from probable serious injury. After
delivering furniture near Market Street, the trace busted in starting. The horse broke loose and dashed madly down the steep
incline of High Street. Striking the bricked Main Street, his feet slipped and he fell heavily to the street at the Reformed
Church. It was some time before he could be gotten to his feet and it was feared the leg was broken and several ribs. This
later proved incorrect although the animal cut his tongue and has a number of body bruises to show for his escapade.
FIVE MILE CHARIOT RACE
As a special attraction at the roller rink on Saturday evening, Mr. Naffin offers a five mile chariot race. It will be between two
teams. A prize of five dollars will go to the winning team. A chariot race is the same as any other roller race with the exception
that two skaters on rollers are driven by another skater or the driver on skates.
WANTED TO START IN BUSINESS HERE
Several Greeks from Reading were in town during the last week endeavoring to rent several of the empty Main Street stores
for the purpose of establishing a pool room and quick lunch room. They were unable to reach satisfactory terms with the
owners of several of the properties and will hardly establish their business here.
All sizes of cal are now being stored at the Landingville storage yards and while much coal has been shipped to this yard for
some time there is still room for a considerable quantity. Passenger traffic, both north and south from this town over
Washington's birthday was unusually heavy. A number of the road employees were paid this week and while the checks were
not as large as usual, they were mighty valuable "scraps of paper." the local car shops were idle Tuesday of this week.