Monday, November 17, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 17

110 YEARS AGO — 1898
Already somebody’s fingers have defaced two of the letter boxes that were newly painted. Chester Chief of Police Berry said he received reports that the boxes at Second and Concord and at Second and Market streets were scratched and spoiled almost as soon as the painters left them. He proposes to keep a watch for such offenders who can be punished with a heavy fine. A carriage load of people dashed ahead of an express train at 12th and Potter streets, Chester and had a narrow escape. R.W. Downing and family of Wallingford have moved to Philadelphia for the winter. They plan to return in the spring.
75 YEARS AGO — 1933
Camp 217, Patriotic Order of America of Collingdale, observed its 17th anniversary with a dinner that was in charge of Mrs. Mary Weaples, Mrs. James Stewart and Mrs. Harry Warford. Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll of Lenni were hosts to the Delco 500 Club. James (The Baron) Dougherty of Leiperville plans to get back in the fight-promotion business.
50 YEARS AGO — 1958
A pair of teenage vandals was trapped by police at the Scenic Hill School in Springfield. The vandals damaged the rooms and looked for money. The boys were 14 and 15 years old and are being held for juvenile authorities Upland Fire Co. officials announced that the company plans to build a new firehouse on property adjoining the municipal building at Main Street and Castle Avenue. The New Century Club of Chester observes its 65th anniversary at its home, 15th and Upland streets. There will be a luncheon and musical program. Ens. John D. Walp, son of Mrs. Walter A. Walp of Prospect Park has reported for duty at Jacksonville, Fla., after a visit to his home.
25 YEARS AGO — 1983
Daniel Hanlon and Jeffrey Thompson were awarded the Eagle Scout badge at a court of honor ceremony at the Farmer in the Dell Restaurant on Route 202. Both Eagle Scouts live in Concord. Joann Mass, a Sun Valley High School senior from Brookhaven, has been named the school’s top Century III Leader. Runners up were Joe Giampalmi and Lisa Nolan.
10 YEARS AGO — 1998
Several Delaware County residents are being targeted by telephone by scam artists who offer astronomical winnings for a price. The con-game operates from Canada and different phone ploys are used in an effort to bilk people out of money.
To contact Len Casterline,
or call (610) 565-4298


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