|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of October 1, 1920
NIGHT PROWLER MAY RECEIVE WARM RECEPTION
That the unknown man wearing a light grey suit, a slouch hat and being tall and slim in nature, may receive a warm reception from
Liberty Street residents is quite likely. For the past week or ten days he has been noticed prowling around back yards of different
residents. Walking over porches and peering in the windows and throwing the neighborhood in a mild state of excitement. As yet
no attacks of any kind have been made and it is hard to determine just what the fellow is up to as his actions on different occasions
have been so unusual.
LANDINGVILLE'S MAYOR MAY MOVE TO TOWN
There is every possibility of Landingville's mayor or chief burgess, Robert Eiler, and family making their home in Schuylkill Haven.
Mr. Eiler has leased the building of Edward Bittler, which for some time was used as a watch maker's shop and will conduct a first
class tonsorial parlor. It is likely Mr. Eiler will be ready to cater to trade by the coming Saturday. As soon as a home can be
procured here, he intends moving his family to town. Mr. Eiler and his family are no strangers to Schuylkill Haven, having been
WILL MOVE HIS PLACE OF BUSINESS
Electrician Hugh Coxe will move his office and show room from the Saylor property on Main Street to the Dr. Robert Lenker property
on the same street. A new display window will be provided in the Lenker property and interior changes made to accommodate the
needs of the electrical business. Mr. Coxe will add several additional lines of electrical apparatus and household goods to his line.
He will use the space in the Saylor property as a storage room for a time.
PREPARING FOR ICE SKATING
Mr. Killian, proprietor of the Willow Lake Amusement Park, is preparing for ice skating this winter and all that will be necessary to
make the sport enjoyable is the ice. The dam has been drawn somewhat in order to permit the concreting of it at certain portions.
The deep part of the dam, or center part, will not be concreted. The space to be concreted will be 100 by 300 feet and the work is to
be done this fall. It is for the purpose of keeping the water clear for the bathers. Mr. Killian is also making preparations for the next
summer season and in this respect will shortly have erected a "Chute the Chutes." It will be identical to the one at the Hershey
Park. This will be erected this fall also. Another building will be erected which will be heated and for the accommodation of the
skaters. Mr. Killian will also furnish skates to a reasonable number of persons.
TO FACILITATE UNLOADING MATERIAL
In order to facilitate the unloading and storing of heavy material in the town hall for the borough highway department, the electric
light department and the water department, Street Commissioner Huy and his men this week completed a staunch and heavily
constructed runway from the Dock Street level to the basement side entrance of the building. It will make possible the handling of
heavy material such as heavy pipes, large boxes of supplies, electric transformers and the like with greater ease and less danger.
The Call of October 8, 1920
WILL PURCHASE GAME IF NECESSARY
At a recent meeting of the Game and Fish Association of Schuylkill Haven, preliminary steps were taken tending to the purchase of
rabbits, pheasants, squirrels and quail. It is the intention of the association to make these purchases and stock the woods in this
vicinity with them. Last year the association tried to procure game from various sources for this purpose but could not do so. This
year it is believed they will meet with better success.
SCHOOL ROOM FUMIGATED
The second grade school of the South Ward building taught my Miss Alida Raudenbush, had but a short session Monday on account
of one of their number having been stricken with diphtheria. The pupils were dismissed and the school room disinfected as a
WILL OPEN POOL ROOM
Schuylkill Haven is to have another pool room. It will be conducted by Samuel Buehler and will be in the Buehler residence, second
floor front on Main Street. The entrance will be at the side of the A & P store. Mr. Buehler has placed an order for three pool tables
which are expected along almost any day. In addition, cigars, candy and tobacco will be sold. It is likely the new amusement parlor
will be thrown open for business Saturday of this week.
WHAT ABOUT A HALLOWEEN PARADE
We have not had an All Hallowe'en parade in Schuylkill Haven for a number of years and although these events seem to have been
given the go by in this town, the same in other towns prove successful and interesting yearly events. The question has been asked
by a number of persons about town this week whether this town has any intention of holding a demonstration of this kind. We too
ask the same question and bring it before the public in this manner in order that persons interested might become more interested
and start the ball rolling. We'll help.
The Call of October 22, 1920
IMPROVEMENT ON LIBERTY STREET
This week the retaining wall along the railroad at Liberty Street was repaired and the borough replaced the broken down guard rail
fence with a new one. The fence was set on the same line as before but fully two to three feet additional width is given to the street
at this point by the improvements. If the trolley company could be required to raise its tracks at this point, a detestable mud hole
and a dangerous piece of roadway could be eliminated.
SHOPS ON EIGHT HOURS
In compliance with the recent orders of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company to cut down the force of employees in all
departments and to put all on an eight hour basis, the shops at this place on Monday were put on eight hours. We have not heard
of any men being laid off either at the shops or from any other branch of this company's service in this locality.
THEATRE TO BE DISMANTLED
The Euclid Theatre, for some time conducted by Miss Koenig of Reading, will be dismantled the first week of November. This is on
account of the building having been sold. A fine program of pictures has been arranged for the coming week, which will be the last
opportunity given the public to visit this theatre. The Euclid Theatre was built under the direction of and opened by William Woodin
in the fall of 1912. It has been conducted and managed by more different persons in the space of eight years than any other several
individual houses in the same space of time.
The Call of October 29, 1920
LITTLE WHISKEY SOLD SATURDAY
Little or no whiskey was sold in Schuylkill Haven last Saturday evening. This was due to two new revenue officers having made
their appearance in this district and paid the saloons of town a visit Saturday evening. It is not though they gained any information
as to violations of the Volstead Act and the other Prohibition Acts as the saloonmen had been tipped off by another revenue officer
of the expected visit of the new officers.
TO INSTALL A REFRIGERATOR PLANT
Some portions of the machinery for the refrigerator plant for the Michel ice cream department have arrived. However, the work of
installing this plant will not be begun for some time and the plant itself may not be in operation before next summer. When it is in
operation, the matter of freezing the huge quantities of ice cream will be done by the refrigerating plant instead of with the use of
GIRL AUTOISTS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE
Misses Blanche and Amy Lear had a narrow escape from possible injury on Tuesday morning on Dock Street. Miss Blanche Lear
was driving the Ford coupe of Miss Amy Lear. In turning out for a farmer's wagon, the wheels became wedged in the trolley tracks
and the machine toppled over. The fenders, springs and one axle were broken. Several panels were also broken. Miss Blanche
Lear sustained a few scratches while her sister escaped without any injury whatsoever.
ANOTHER LADIES LODGE TO BE ORGANIZED
Another ladies lodge is to be organized in Schuylkill Haven shortly. It will be the Eastern Star. Only wives and daughters of
members of the Free Masons will be eligible for membership. Fifty charter members are required and it is understood this number
have already signified their intention and willingness to join. The work here is in charge of Mrs. Gloeckler of Saint John Street. It is
hoped to have the lodge instituted within the next three weeks.