Monday, November 24, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 24

110 YEARS AGO —1898
A 14-year-old Clifton Heights girl who had been confined to jail since Nov. 1 has been taken to the House of the Good Shepherd in Philadelphia. She was charged with being incorrigible and her mother said she could not control her.James Farnan of Chester, who recently returned from Omaha, Neb., where he had been in the service of the U. S. government, was caught in the blizzard out West on the way home and remained for a half day snowbound on a prairie where his train had run off the track. He says that even in the sleeper car he nearly froze to death before the train resumed its journey East.
75 YEARS AGO — 1933
Alfred J. Clothier Jr. has been named Norwood’s chief of police. Benjamin J. Lewis has been named supervisor of the Upland Boys Club.Chester Pike Kiwanis Club staged a minstrel show under the direction of Alden M. Stackhouse, A. W. McClellan and Albert M. Eastwood. Interlocutor was Henry W. Buse.Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Gross of the Bowling Green section of Nether Providence entertained at a buffet following the Army-Navy football game.
50 YEARS AGO — 1958
Dr. John P. Craig, 23rd and Providence, Chester, died at Crozer Hospital. He was 75 years old, a lifelong resident of Chester and was on the staff at Crozer Hospital, Upland.Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donahue of 405 Lafayette Ave., Collingdale, observed their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and have lived in Collingdale for 46 years.Bohrer-Edsel Sales Co., 10th and Morton in Chester is selling a 1952 Chevrolet for $395. It comes equipped with a radio and heater.
25 YEARS AGO — 1983
The president of Cheyney University in Thornbury received a “failure” by an overwhelming of the students who were surveyed by the student newspaper The Record. A major gripe of the students was the dilapidated state of campus housing.Cynthia Eggers, daughter of Mrs. Earl Eggers of Tinicum, is a meteorology major at Millersville University, and mans the newly-established hot line offering weather forecasts by telephone for the Lancaster County area.
10 YEARS AGO — 1998
Jennifer Ross of Stonehurst, Upper Darby, didn’t like what was happening to her neighborhood so organized a cleanup effort in her old neighborhood. She wants everyone to keep the neighborhood clean and the homes kept in good repair.
To contact Len Casterline,
or call (610) 565-4298


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