|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of September 5, 1919
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
The school board held a lengthy session on Labor Day evening and yet the amount of business transacted was very small. Most of
the session was occupied by a representative of the Johnson Service Company who explained the system of thermosophical
regulation of temperature. With the system it would be possible to keep the temperature in all the rooms at the same given point at
all times through the thermosophical room control, the dampers at the heating furnaces being regulated automatically by the
temperature in each room. The system is in operation in schools, public and private buildings all over the country. It would effect a
saving of at least one fourth of the coal consumption and would be guaranteed to work satisfactorily and eliminate the difficulty that
is being experienced in the Haven Street building in not being able to get the heat properly distributed. The approximate cost
would be $1,700. The board, after asking numerous questions on the subject, let the entire proposition go by because of the
lateness of the hour, 10:25. The question of making use of the exhaust steam from the electric light plant was discussed but no
action taken on the matter.
CLOSED THE SOUTH WARD SCHOOL
On account of the presence of a boy from a family where there was a case of diphtheria, the scholars of one of the South Ward
schools had to be dismissed for a half day and the room thoroughly fumigated. The youngster escaped from his home and went to
school with the above result.
FATHER HAD DAUGHTER ARRESTED
John Garfield of Garfield Avenue had his daughter, Miss Iva, about fifteen, arrested for incorrigibility and staying out late at night.
The hearing was held before Squire Kline. Officer Butz had quite a tine bringing the girl to the squire's office, being required to
pick her up bodily and carry her for a distance. Family affairs were aired before the squire and the parent complained bitterly on the
disobedience on the part of the girl. She promised to obey and behave in the future and the father paid the costs.
TRAIN KILLS COUNTY COW
The north bound "Lehigh Flyer' one morning last week struck and killed one of the Schuylkill County cows at the road crossing near
the institution. One of the inmates in whose charge the animal was, is reported to have been injured and still confined indoors from
The Call of September 12, 1919
WALKED ON HOT SLAG
A son of Harry Hughes while walking barefooted walked on some hot slag in the vicinity of the rolling mill and was painfully burned
before he could get off of the material. He was accompanied by another boy who wore shoes and who did not notice that the slag
was so hot. The sudden shock of pain to Hughes caused him to get excited and scared and he fell on the slag and also burned his
arm and side. The services of a physician were required.
TO HAVE TWO BANDS AT FESTIVAL
Two bands will be one of the big attractions at the festival to be held under the auspices of the West Ward Social Club on Tuesday
evening, September 16th. They will be the Bressler Band and the Italian Band of Minersville. The event will take place near the
corner of Quinn and Jacques Streets. The square at this point will be illuminated with special strings of electric lights and also
decorated in the national colors. The event promises to be a big one and largely attended. There will be an excellent bill of fare on
addition to various kinds of amusement.
BIG DEMAND FOR LOCAL FIRM PRODUCT
The Schuylkill Haven Soft Drink Company reports a steadily increasing demand for its product of temperance drinks. Since this firm
began preparing these temperance drinks, an unusually large amount has been disposed of with repeat orders coming in in large
numbers. The drinks manufactured are O'lemo, Grapeade, Blossomade, Cherry and Orange flavor, lemon juice and It's It, a wild
STORAGE YARDS WORKING OVERTIME
The day shift at the storage yards for the past week has been making from two to two and one half hours overtime each day. This is
due to the large amount of the coal being shipped to the yards to be stored. Very little coal is being loaded and shipped away from
the yards at present.
TWO FOOT SNAKE ON GRAPE ARBOR
While picking grapes the fore part of the week, Mrs. C. S. Commings of Dock Street discovered a two foot snake on the grape arbor
at the very bunch of grapes she was reaching for. She drew back her hand just in time to escape the lunge of the fangs. She called
her husband who gave it a beating up but the snake made its escape. Later in the day, however, it was discovered and the final
finishing touches were put to it.
The Call of September 19, 1919
LEGION RENTED SOCIAL QUARTERS
The American Legion of town held an important meeting last evening at which time it was definitely decided to lease quarters in the
Michel building on Main Street. Four rooms and a bath will be leased. They will be fitted out and equipped as rooms where all the
soldiers can enjoy themselves in a social manner. The officers of the Legion are urging every soldier boy to become a member of
the organization at once.
The Call of September 26, 1919
FOUNDATIONS FOR MILL UNDERWAY
The foundations for the new knitting mill to be erected by Daniel and Blaine Sharadin are under way. The contractor has given
promise to rush the construction of the building with all speed possible. It is expected it will be under roof surely before Christmas
Day. The new mill will be known as the Lion Knitting Mill. Women's fine union suits will be the article manufactured.
ROLLING MILL CLOSED DOWN
The latter part of last week the Schuylkill Haven Rolling Mill closed down for an indefinite period after having been in operation for
quite some time. By reason of the closing of this industry, some forty to forty five men were thrown out of employment. All of the
old scrap iron and extra supplies were loaded on cars and shipped away. Most of the men have already procured positions
FREIGHT CAR BRINGS DOWN STACK
While a carload of lumber was being shifted into the siding at the Keever Box and Lumber Company plant, Monday about midnight,
the same struck a guy wire connected with the high stack on the same. In an instant the same came tumbling down with a crash that
awakened the residents in the vicinity. The stack was put in position again by Wednesday afternoon and until that time the plant
could not be operated.
GARDEN THIEVES ABOUT
Back on Liberty Street it is reported that unknown persons have taken a fancy to other people's tomatoes, lima beans, grapes and
wood pile and are appropriating the same for their own use. A watch is to be kept and there may be a law suit shortly as the
persons from whom garden things have been stolen vow and declare they will make it pretty hot for the thieves whoever they may
be when they are discovered.
Additional machinery for the Schuylkill Haven Casket Company arrived this week and was installed. The plant is rapidly gotten ready
for the manufacture of caskets. Already large orders have been secured from a number of large undertakers. George P. W. Saul
this week assumed the managership of this plant.
PHEASANT BROKE INTO HOUSE
Neighbors were scared Wednesday afternoon by a bump and a crash of falling glass. Upon investigation, they found the cause to
be a rather unusual one. A pheasant flew against the window glass of Mrs. Daniel Frehafer's home on High Street with such force
that the glass was broken to bits. The bird flew into the home. Jay Rickson, who was present at the time, not knowing it was a game
bird procured his rifle and shot it.
REPORT NUMEROUS RAMPS
Residents in the vicinity of Liberty and William Streets report being considerably annoyed by tramps who frequent that section and
who make a practice of returning to the same houses several times per week. It is also reported that sometimes they become very
bold and when they are turned away do not hesitate to use harsh language.