The Call of November 7, 1919
U. S. ARMY TRAIN HERE SATURDAY
Tomorrow, Saturday, there will pass through Schuylkill Haven quite an interesting array of military equipment from Fort Meyer, which
will be interesting to the public. The same will be on a specially equipped train and will stop in Schuylkill Haven for a few minutes to
give an opportunity to the public to make an inspection and examination of the same. Just what time of day this train will arrive in
Schuylkill Haven has not been definitely learned. As soon as this fact is known, it will be posted on The Call bulletin board to that
effect. It is likely to be Saturday about noon or late in the afternoon. The train will contain a detachment of field artillery from Fort
Meyer consisting of twenty eight men and four officers equipped with six three ton trucks and three French seventy fives with
blank ammunition. Also a wireless radio and radio sets and rolling kitchen together with numerous other interesting pieces of
United States Army equipment.
The information was received by The Call in a telegram from Congressman John Reber late Thursday evening. In his telegram he
states the train will stop in Cressona also and this would give the Cressona people a chance to see the equipment. However, it is
believed, because of the necessity of running the train somewhat out of its route to Pottsville this may be an error and the train will
not be run to Cressona. Definite information on this subject will be obtained as soon as possible and announcement made. The
outfit will spend Sunday in Pottsville.
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
At the monthly school board meeting held on Monday evening, Miss Elizabeth Paxson was elected to fill the position in the second
grade made vacant by the resignation of Miss Ethel Raudenbush. Her salary will be $87.50 per month. The board decided to order a
representative of the Howard Clock Company, which company installed the timepiece system in use in the Haven Street building to
come on and repair the system. Efforts have been made for the past year to have this clock system repaired but have proved
unavailing. The Howard people first asked that a guarantee be given that the bill for repairs would be paid for. The system was
installed through a contract let to a Pottsville party and is guaranteed for a number of years.
Dr. Gillette appeared before the board and asked that he be exonerated from the payment of tuition fees for his children as he
considers himself a resident of the North Ward of Schuylkill Haven, paying his taxes in that ward and voting there also. The board
granted his request. Three absentees without permission were called before the board. Bright Kantner, who was represented by
Charles Kantner, his father; Lewis Becker, represented by his father, William Becker and Alice Trout, represented by Francis Trout.
The first named was absent three and a half days, and the board after hearing the circumstances, ordered the time to be charged.
The Becker boy was absent five and a half days and the Trout girl five days. After hearing the circumstances, the two latter were
LINEMAN FALLS ON HEAD
Mr. Buehler, one of the line repairmen for the United Telephone Company, while repairing lines on Columbia Street fell from a tree
in front of Renninger's house Monday afternoon and was thrown head first to the street. He received an ugly gash on his head. He
was taken into a nearby home and cared for by neighbors until the arrival of a physician who fund it necessary to put five stitches
into the wound.
The Call of November 14, 1919
The Rainbow Hose Company Band, after a suspension of its activities for several months, has reorganized. It will be known as the
Spring Garden Sweat Band. Edward Maberry has been prevailed on to take up the instructing of the members. The boys are now
looking over styles of uniforms and expect to place an order shortly. There are twenty four members in the organization, all
musicians. Several more will be admitted shortly. The engagement committee reports having quite a number of prospective jobs
Final warning is hereby given to all persons, particularly boys, who have been guilty of breaking windows in the Saint James
Episcopal Church with slingshots and for trespassing and otherwise defacing the property, that a careful watch is now being kept
for such persons and they will be prosecuted to the very fullest extent of the law, regardless of who they may be when
apprehended. Any information that will lead to the arrest of persons guilty of these acts will be much appreciated.
MAY HAVE NEW INDUSTRY HERE
It is learned that negotiations are now underway for the forming of a stock company in Schuylkill Haven which will erect and operate
an industry which will give employment to about twenty five girls and an equal number of men. The industry will be something
entirely new for this section and yet one whose product will have a ready sale and big demand the country over. It is proposed to
capitalize the concern at $100,000. Stock will be offered for sale within a month or two. Several well known local and two Pottsville
men are interested in the project.
CHURCH PURCHASED PIPE ORGAN
The Grace Evangelical congregation in addition to having enlarged and beautified Sunday School rooms and auditorium, will shortly
sing its hymns to the accompaniment of a pipe organ. At a recent meeting of the board a contract was let to a Philadelphia firm for
the installation of an organ which is to cost in the neighborhood of $2600.
GIRLS LEFT FOR PARTS UNKNOWN
Mrs. Joe Sinonia and Stephina Morgan, the former sixteen years of age and the latter fourteen, both residents of the West Ward
have left for parts unknown. They left this town sometime on Friday morning last and up to this time no trace of them has been
found. The former is a daughter of Tony Longo, who at one time conducted a shoe shine parlor at the Hotel Grand. She was
wedded on July 17, 1918 and left behind her five month old child. Her husband is employed by the Reading Company. The Morgan
girl left in care of her father several motherless children, the mother having died during the flu epidemic while the family resided
on Margaretta Street. The police of the neighboring towns have been notified to be on the look out for them.
BRIDGE PAINTING FINISHED
The painting of the Lehigh Valley Railroad bridge is about completed. Preparations were being made Thursday for the removal of
the equipment used in tis contract. Nine men were employed on the same recently. It required several months to complete the
work and an enormous amount of paint was required in the task.
The Call of November 21, 1919
FARMER'S BOY SHOT IN NECK BY HUNTERS
Elmer, the eighteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Unger, was shot in the neck and heard by several local hunters, Thursday
afternoon at his home in the Deibert's Valley. It appears that the huntsmen were shooting at pigeons and Unger, learning of the act,
jumped on a horse and rode up to them and ordered them off the premises. Hot words ensued it is said with the above result.
Whether the shooting was deliberate or an accident is unknown. Arrests are pending and may be made today, Friday. A physician
was called to remove the shot from the injured man. The injury is not considered serious.
SILK MILL PROMOTERS AGAIN VISIT TOWN
This week several representatives and officials of the firm interested in the purchase of the George A. Berger and Son Garage,
called on Mr. Berger and son and went over the matter of purchasing the building. The officials were very much pleased with the
spacious building, the location, shipping facilities, etc., and are very anxious to acquire the property. The only sprag in the
consummation of the deal is, we understand, the purchase price. From information given on Thursday afternoon, the prospects of
this matter being adjusted very shortly were very bright and the deal may be closed before the end of the week.
HOTEL PROPERTY COULD BE MADE USE OF
The hotel property on Liberty Street which has been without a tenant for the past three or four months, could we feel sure be made
good use of by at least two families if it were renovated somewhat. Why this property should be left stand idle at a time when there
is such a great demand for houses does seem strange, doesn't it?
The Call of November 18, 1919
THREE YEAR OLD LAD TRIES SHAVING SELF
Bobby, the interesting three year old son of Harry Koenig, who makes his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lindermuth,
thought he would take a chance on becoming a man quickly by shaving. In some way or other he got hold of a safety razor in the
house. He was discovered in the front room sitting on the floor before a small mirror with blood coming from no less than half a
dozen cuts on his face where the safety razor had opened his tender flesh. Had he not been discovered in time he might have
added another half dozen or more cuts and possibly cut himself up pretty badly. He stated he needed a shave.
LIGHT DEPARTMENT MATTERS TO BE AIRED
According to rumors, the coming session of Town Council will be quite a breezy one. It is understood some pertinent matters in
connection with the electric light department are to be aired. Recently several of the employees were discharged and this has
caused some friction. Then too, the matter of increasing the salaries of the men will come up for consideration and probably final