The Call of July 9, 1915


During the week members of Town Council and several of the borough officials visited several towns to
view the town halls or council chambers in order to get an idea as to what is desired and advisable for a
similar building in Schuylkill Haven.  Tuesday, Messrs. Arthur Yost, G. H. Moore, R. H. Hoffman, George
Berkheiser, O. O. Bast, James Rooney, George Butz, J. A. Noecker, Floyd Minnig and J. O. Lessig visited
New Philadelphia and Middleport.  On Wednesday, Messrs. Moore, Berkheiser and Hoffman autoed to
Kutztown and examined the town hall at that place.  They were much impressed with the latter town hall.


Within the past several days thirteen arrests were made by Officer Butz for fighting and disturbing the
peace.  All of the guilty parties hailed from Spring Garden.  Although there were thirteen parties
implicated for violation of the borough ordinances there were three cases.  One case had two parties;
the second case had four parties and the third case had seven parties implicated.  The first two cases
were for fighting and for having a regular rough house in Spring Garden last week.  The third case was
for shooting off a cannon in the borough limits.  All parties pleaded guilty and Squire W. C. Kline before
whom the action was brought by Officer Butz, imposed the minimum borough fine of one dollar each and
the costs.


How many automobiles are there in Schuylkill Haven this year?  Last year the list compiled by The Call
numbered over 100.  Next week the list of automobile owners for 1915 will be published.  Watch for the
issue of July 16th.  Clip out the list and keep it for future reference.  It very often is quite a handy thing to

The Call of July 16, 1915


Sunday last between the hours of 8:30 and 9:00 in the evening, 672 automobiles passed over the
Schuylkill River bridge.  William Brown is the authority for this statement, he having counted each one of
them.  Mr. Brown adds that amongst this number, 56 failed to blow the proper signal upon their approach
to the bridge as required by the Borough Traffic Law.  This number is 215 more than passed over this
same bridge on Sunday, June 27th.


Professor Talbot Hoover, the newly elected supervising principal of our public schools was in town this
week getting acquainted with the school affairs in general through the assistance of Professor Heckert.  
Professor Hoover has rented a house on North Main Street and will move his family and household
goods here in the very near future.


George Zuler, a foreigner who boarded with Joe Barr in the West Ward, sometime between midnight
Saturday and five o'clock Sunday morning, skipped off with Mr. Barr's horse.  The discovery was made by
Mr. Barr about five o'clock Sunday morning.  The State Police were notified and kept a close look out for
the animal.  Zuler was captured by one of the police near Cumbola and brought to the barracks, where
Barr identified the animal.  Zuler was given a jail sentence.  The above is a case of kindness repaid by
ungratefulness.  Mr. Barr took the man out of the hospital when he was practically down and out, gave
him a position and board.  After he had gained the confidence of his employer, he made away with his
employer's valued horse.  Joe says he will be more watchful of his own interests in the future.

The Call of July 23, 1915


Quite some time ago the matter of building a bridge across the Schuylkill River, from lower Main Street to
Berne Street, occupied the attention of the public.  At that time it was decided by the Berne Street
residents to appeal to Council for financial assistance but Council because of the normal expense for
the bridge then proposed, took no action.  The Berne Street residents have now decided to bridge the
river at this point with a substantial foot bridge.  The pier on the Berne Street side was built some time
ago.  The residents of this street are now occupied in the building of the pier on the Main Street side.    It
will be located in the vicinity of the Roller Rink.  The bridge will be of iron girders on concrete abutments
and will be six feet in width.  It will be a great convenience to the public when completed.


Tuesday morning, while loading freight at the P & R station, the horse of Expressman Edward
Shollenberger took fright and made a mad dash for liberty.  A large 400 pound case was being placed on
the wagon when it bumped into a smaller case which in turn jarred the wagon seat loose and caused it to
drop at the feet of the horse.  The animal naturally became scared and ran away.  Not being able to make
the turn at Main Street it dashed into the porch of the Fisher barber shop and stopped.  Mr.
Shollenberger in the excitement received a badly wrenched arm and bruised leg.


Mr. Glenn Jackson has leased the Euclid Theatre of town and will in the near future open the same with a
line of fine pictures.  Mr. Jackson is an experienced theatrical man having for two years managed the
Kaier Grand Opera House at Mahanoy City.  When this theatre was destroyed by fire, Mr. Jackson
secured a position as manager at the Refowich Theatre at Freeland which he held for sixteen months,
resigning to take over the local theatre.  Mr. Jackson is a hustler and being an all around theatrical man
this town can expect to see "something doing" at the Euclid shortly.  The proposition of introducing
vaudeville at this theatre in connection with the motion pictures is being considered by Mr. Jackson.  
The exact date for the opening of the house for the winter season has not been decided.

The Call of July 30, 1915


The firm of P. T. Hoy and Sons have, we believe, a just claim in making complaint about the unjust manner
in which they were fined by the Pottsville authorities.  It is claimed by the firm that their machines were
not in Pottsville on the date on which the traffic officer at the corner of centre and Norwegian reported
them for violating a portion of the traffic ordinance.  The local firm also contends that none of its
machines were in Pottsville any day of the entire week on which the report was made.  The traffic officer,
despite the protests of Mr. Hoy, stated he could plainly read the numbers on the license tag when the
machine was as far up on Centre Street as Race Street.  This is positively one of the most ridiculous
statements, we think, on which any Justice could impose a fine.  This particular traffic policeman should
not be in Pottsville.  A man with eyes of this quality should be with a side show in Vaudeville or in jail for
lying.  The local firm was compelled to pay a fine of $9.44.  If our local authorities were on the job they too
could find much occasion for fining autoists of this nearby city who violate our traffic ordinances at will
and on every occasion they are in this town.


What came near being a fatal shooting affray for this town occurred Wednesday afternoon when two of
Spring Garden's youngsters while playing Wild West put too much reality into their play.  Master Clarence
Dress of Pennsylvania Avenue and Harvey Moyer, son of contractor Rudy Moyer, were playing with a BB
shot gun, the property of young Dress.  In some way or other Moyer was supposed to be held up by
Dress and Dress pointing the gun which was thought to be empty, pulled the trigger.  Moyer screamed
and fell over.  Neighbors who were at once attracted by his cries realized what had happened.  Dr. Lessig
was summoned and extracted the shot from his head, many of them being flattened by coming in contact
with the skull.  Had the shot penetrated the skull, death would have resulted.  The Dress boy is about
seven years of age and the Moyer boy about six years.  The Wild West scene was staged on Lincoln