|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of May 7, 1920
PRICE OF SUNDAES TO GO UP
Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, the price of sundaes in Schuylkill Haven will be advanced to seventeen cents by the local
dispensers. The price at present is ten cents with one cent war tax for most of the long list of different kinds of sundaes. Saturday
the price will be fifteen cents plus two cents war tax. The increase, the declares state, is absolutely necessary because of the
increased cost of all products and ingredients.
BERNE STREET YARDS IN FINE CONDITION
A casual inspection of the yards and gardens of North Berne Street residents this week showed that the people on this street have
not waited for the annual Clean Up Day to put them in shape. They were found to be well cleaned up and spick and span in every
particular. Most of these people have completed their spring gardening and the general appearance of the yards, gardens and
homes is one worthy of complimentary comment.
TO BUILD ADDITION TO SHOE FACTORY
Last Thursday the contract for the erection of a three story, 30 by 40 foot addition to the present building of the Miller Shoe
Company on Liberty Street was let to I. H. Becker. Excavation for the addition will be commenced very shortly. The present building
used as a boiler house and warehouse will be occupied by the new addition. This firm at present manufactures about 600 pairs of
infants and childrens shoes daily. With the new addition, a considerable number of new machines will be placed and the entire
equipment of the plant and all its appointments will be changed. Some fifty or sixty additional persons will be given employment
and it is hoped to be able to double the capacity of the plant.
NEW LUNCH ROOM TO OPEN
Saturday will be the day for the formal opening of the Marathon quick lunch rooms on West Main Street located in the Mellon
property. Quite extensive changes have been made to the property. The proprietors will cater to the public with the very best of a
bill of fare. Hot and cold lunch or full course dinners may be had at any hour of the day or night. The firm will bake its own pastries.
Carnations will be given to all patrons Saturday as an opening day souvenir.
The Call of May 14, 1920
TROLLEY COMPANY SURPRISES THE PUBLIC
A recently repainted and varnished, thoroughly cleaned and roomy trolley car has been placed on the Pottsville to Schuylkill Haven
line. It is Number 32. New trolley poles are being planted along the line and sills have been dropped at various points indicating
that the road bed will be put in better shape. Some of the motormen on approaching the corner of Dock and Main Streets
sometimes sound an alarm and thus avoid collisions with autos.
PARKWAY NEEDS CLEANING UP
While the removal of the willow trees along the Canal Street parkway might have improved the appearance of that section to a
certain extent, the placing of the stumps and limbs of the trees in the canal bed itself, detracted as much if not more, Than was
expected to be realized by the improvement. By all means the borough should remove tis unsightly mess. Complaint is made about
ashes being dumped on this plot. Ashes would be far less unsightly than these tree limbs. Notices, it is understood, will be posted
on this plot this week, prohibiting persons from dumping ashes, litter and all kinds of rubbish on the same.
RENTS JUMP EIGHT DOLLARS
Rents have taken a sudden jump in Spring Garden, due it is said to the desire of recent purchasers of properties having the
tenants move out in order for the new owners to occupy the same. One recent purchaser started the ball rolling raising the rent
from $12 to $20. The tenant in turn raised the rent on the tenant of the home he had purchased and so it continued until at least
five different notices of this increase of rent were issued.
TENNIS COURTS SOON IN SHAPE
Several of the tennis courts of the Schuylkill Haven Tennis Association will be ready for use in a week's time. The section or plot
purchased by this association has been considerably improved in appearance by reason of putting in the courts. The same were
being padded with clay the fore part pf the week and will, tis said, make very fast courts when completed. The construction of the
clubhouse will be commenced shortly.
PUSHED CAR OVER PLATFORM
A loaded coal car on the platform at the Greenawald and Marbarger coal yards got beyond control, Saturday morning while being
shifted on the platform and dropped over the end of the platform. The rear truck was pushed down to the concrete pillar. The local
wrecking crew was required to lift it back on the tracks.
The Call of May 21, 1920
TOWN'S FORMER JAIL NOW NO MORE
The jail or "lock up" as it was called in bygone days, which stood on Columbia Street, has been torn down. The only noticeable
signs of this stone mansion are the foundation walls and roof. It was razed to make room for building operations at the WalkIn Shoe
Factory, which by the way, is progressing quite nicely under direction of contractor Bashore.
SILK MILL GIRLS EMPLOYED HERE
A number of the girls at the Tilt Silk Mills in Pottsville, who have been on strike for higher wages for the last two weeks, are
procuring work on the mills at Schuylkill Haven. They state that even if the strike is won they will not return to their work in
Pottsville. Their only objection to working here is the inconvenience and unpleasantness of overcrowded trolley cars used to bring
them to and from Schuylkill Haven.
MAKING NEW BASEBALL PARK
The Liberty A. A. baseball club has changed its ball yard from the old boat yard along Liberty Street to a point south of the Baker farm
and along the trolley road on the outskirts of town. They have cleared a space for the diamond which promises, after it is in use for
a time, to be a real fast one. Last Saturday the team was defeated by Pine Grove at Pine Grove by a score of 9 to 6.
The Call of May 28, 1920
RUNAWAY STOPPED ON SAINT JOHN STREET
The team of farmer Moyer, tied in front of the Pflueger store, took fright Friday morning and made a dash for the open. They
rounded the corner at Saint John and Main Streets and galloped on out Saint John Street at a good speed. A young man by the
name of Kramer jumped on the rear of the wagon and reached down and grasped the reins and brought the animals to a stop on the
other side of the hill. Outside of some produce being badly shaken up there was no damage.
DOCTOR'S CAR STRIKES GIRL
A twelve year old Italian girl residing in the West Ward, whose name we could not learn, was struck by the auto of Dr. L. D. Heim on
Friday at the corner of Broadway and Dock Street. The child failed to notice the approach of the machine and stepped in front of it
without warning. She sustained minor body lacerations and bruises and no serious injuries.
TO OPERATE CIGAR FACTORY AGAIN
It is understood that the manufacture of cigars will be resumed by N. C. Palsgrove and his son, Edgar, very shortly. On account of
the shortage of labor this plant was closed down during the war. Mr. Palsgrove and his several sons have been in the cigar
manufacturing business for quite a number of years. The Palsgrove store recently was given several coats of paint. The front of
the store has been painted white and a new gold letter sign painted on the windows. The side of the building has also been
repainted, an ad of a well known brand of flour occupying a considerable portion of the space.
MAY NOT HAVE BATHING BEACH
There is a possibility of their residents of the South Ward not having the expected ideal bathing beach at the Bittle Dam this
summer. The lessee, William Spotts, who has been at work some time in constructing barges and assembling machinery to pump
the mud from the bed of the dam, finds it impossible to do so. Different kinds of pumps and different apparatus has been used but
without success. Unless a certain kind of pump is obtained this week the project will be abandoned by Mr. Spotts.
FIREMAN INJURED TUESDAY
Lewis Hoy, one of the members of the Schuylkill Hose Company, sustained a badly sprained arm Tuesday in an effort to crank up the
auto truck of the company following the fire. The truck had been out of service and an effort was being made to see what the
trouble was. In some way or another, the machine backfired and threw Mr. Hoy several feet. It was first thought his arm was broken
but this did not prove correct. Up to this writing the exact extent of the injury was not known. It was thought that either several
ligaments have been torn or the arm very badly sprained.