Thursday, December 11, 2008

Other Times --- Dec. 11

110 YEARS AGO – 1898
A well-known citizen stopped by the Chester City Hall and had a little chat with Police Chief Berry. In the conversation he put the chief on to a clue that led to the suppression of four speakeasies in the city. The citizen was not one of the customers, either.The swans on the lake of Mrs. Mary Crozer’s lawn in Upland went to sleep on the water and were frozen in the ice. It was necessary to break the ice to liberate the birds but they did not seem to suffer by their exposure.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
A West Ninth Street, Chester, man was granted a divorce by the county court after he testified his wife threw things at him all the time and used improper language.Every afternoon a group of high school youths from Chester stand on Ninth Street “thumbing” rides. Chester Police have been alerted to the practice and have been assigned to put a stop to it.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Pfc. David M. Barbacano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Barbacano, 26 E. Logan Ave., Glenolden, was promoted to his present rank when he completed Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C.Petty larceny has supplanted Christmas giving in some areas of Upland, Burgess Raymond Ruditys said. He asked borough council to hire four extra policemen for the two weeks before and two weeks after Christmas. Council is taking it into consideration.The Ridley Township Junior High School is having a dance for seventh, eighth and ninth grade students at the junior high school. Assistant Principal John S. Cochran is in charge.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Delaware County Children and Youth Services has 55 more vouchers available to pay day care expenses for the children of unemployed workers. A voucher entitles a parent to 26 weeks of free day care in a facility licensed by the state Department of Public Welfare.U.S. Rep. Bob Edgar cancelled an appearance at Our Lady of Peace Church n Ridley Township after priests told parishioners they were opposed to his appearance because he supports a woman’s right to choose.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
A roast beef dinner is being served on Saturday at the Parkside United Methodist Church. The dinner includes a variety of homemade desserts. Crafts and baked goods are available.
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