Friday, December 19, 2008

Other Times --- Dec. 19

110 YEARS AGO — 1898
A man went to Chester Police Chief Berry’s house on East Third Street and asked for something to eat. He was well fed and when he went away he took a pair of winter gloves that belonged to the chief’s son, Jesse. The thief has not been seen since but Berry said that no more tramps will be accommodated at his house. Chester Druggist W.H. Farley is giving out to customers a box of candy as a Christmas present.The recent mild weather has brought out some bicyclers who seem to enjoy the crisp air while riding in the county.
75 YEARS AGO — 1933
All roads lead to the Stanley Theatre in Chester today. There is a vaudeville and moving picture show for four or five thousand Chester youngsters from 1 until 11 p.m. as part of the Chester Civic Council’s drive for the Christmas Fund annual Christmas Party for the city’s unfortunate youngsters.The ambulance of the Marcus Hook Fire Co. No. 1 continues to keep busy. Yesterday it was summoned to Ninth and Green streets to take a man to Chester Hospital where he was treated for acute alcoholism. So far this year the ambulance has made 179 calls.
50 YEARS AGO — 1958
There was a Jingle Bell Rock dance at the Knights of Columbus Council 4271 headquarters atop the Marcus Hook Post Office Building.A state liquor store clerk at Ninth and Highland, Chester, was held for court on charges of selling liquor to a 19-year-old Chester youth. Maj. Theron H. Perry has been assigned as senior unit adviser at the James W. Reese Army Reserve Center in Upland. He was welcomed by Capt. Wilbert J. Crupi who has been reassigned to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
25 YEARS AGO — 1983
Sister Elaine Martin of Neumann College in Aston put finishing touches on the crib that will be in the foyer in front of the Christmas tree at Neumann during the holiday season.The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging is seeking homeowners that need their furnaces repaired or cleaned. The service is free.
10 YEARS AGO — 1998
The Chichester School Board appointed Dr. Joseph Lapchick as interim superintendent. He was former superintendent of Rose Tree Media School District and had also been acting superintendent in Chester-Upland School District.
To contact Len Casterline,
or call (610) 565-4298.


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