Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Other Times --- Dec. 2

110 YEARS AGO – 1898
Horace S. Griffith & Son, the well-known news and furniture dealers of Rockdale, have opened an undertaking establishment at Lenni, where they will attend to all business entrusted to them in that line.Col. H.A. Shenton of the Sixth Regiment in Chester is the military instructor at the Hill School in Pottstown.Professor Eckles, principal of the Glenolden public school, has opened a night school in the school building.Barbers in Chester are complaining of the bad habit of many men in the city who have been shaving themselves.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
The Chester treasury was enriched as a result of a campaign begun by the police against traffic violators and illegally parked cars. The vehicles have been ticketed, most of which were parked on the wrong side of the street. Of the total cars tagged, 164 violators paid a quarter each giving the city additional funds. Those who fail to pay will receive summons by registered mailA Loyalty Campaign has begun at the Eddystone Methodist Episcopal Church and continues all month.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Springfield Township Commissioner James Davis is organizing high school youths to help remove snow from the walks of township residents.A ten-week course in all types of rescue and ambulance instruction is being offered at the Holmes Firehouse on Amosland Road. Edward Weibel of the Westinghouse Rescue Squad is the instructor.Mona Maslin and John Lane Jr. have leading roles in “Time Out for Ginger,’’ a play that is being presented at Eddystone High School. Miss Maslin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Maslin of Trainer and John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lane of Eddystone.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
The Middletown Historical Society commemorates the 297th anniversary of Middletown first constable with a party at the township library.Kurt Borgman, a senior at Delaware County Christian School, has been named a semi-finalist in the National Merit scholarship competition. A motorist who allegedly drove through a traffic circle in Yeadon and sideswiped the borough flag pole is under arrest for drunken driving.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
William “Larry’’ Ziglar, social studies teacher at Penncrest High School., Middletown, has won an award from a national organization for his “excellence in teaching.’’ The award was accompanied by a $1,000 grant that will be used to establish a social studies honor society at the school.
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