Friday, November 7, 2008

Other Times --- Nov. 7

Records from 100 years ago are temporarily unavailable.
In their place 110 years ago items are being used.
110 YEARS AGO -- 1898
A man from Central Avenue, Chester, was arrested by Officer O’Toole because he had some chickens in his possession and could not tell a straight story about them. The fowls were still warm and Mayor Black committed the man to jail. The chickens are at Chester City Hall.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
The postmaster in Chester said that temporary help hired during the Christmas rush season will be the unemployed, especially those with families. Next in line are veterans.An interesting exhibit can be seen at the Tollin’s Store on Edgmont Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh streets, Chester. “Great Expectations” has been transcribed into Braille for use of the blind by Mercie P. Lloyd, (Mrs. Louis Lloyd). She is a member of the Dickens’ Fellowship of Chester.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Edward Bryan, retiring custodian at Ridley Township High School, was honored at a dinner at the Alpine Inn in Springfield. Bryan had been with the district for 22 years.The Ramettes, field hockey team at Clifton Heights High School, is undefeated and this is due to these two sets of twins, Barbara and Karen Osterheldt on the junior varsity squad and Marsha and Naomi Wark on the varsity.Thomas H. Latch Jr., whose parents lived at 412 W. Dutton Mill Road, Chester Plaza, and is husband of the former Patricia Dowd of Chester, is serving aboard the submarine tender USS Howard W. Gilmore, operating out of Key West, Fla.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Swarthmore Police Chief William Weidner urged homeowners, building owners and business people with security alarm systems to have malfunctions corrected “without delay.” Weidner said last week police responded to 31 false alarms, including nine at one location.The Chester High School Office of Student activities said it has a limited number of yearbooks dating back to 1969 available for purchase. Call Ron Timinski at the school for details.

10 YEARS AGO – 1998
The Mad Poets Society is presenting readings at the Hunt Club Mansion in Rose Tree Park, Upper Providence. Eileen D’Angelo is in charge of the meeting and said an open reading will follow a featured poets program.
To contact Len Casterline,
or call (610) 565-4298


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