Other Times --- July 31
100 YEARS AGO – 1908
The Law and Order League was formed when 25 persons enrolled as members. President Dr. F.M. Smith said the league will raise money to prosecute all persons that interfere with street car riders. It also was decided to extend protection to prospective buyers in Chester regardless of what transportation facilities they use.Chester Police Officer Harry Robinson arrested a man at Fifth and Market street after the man shook his fist at the officer. The man was accused of selling real diamonds that are in pawn shops. The man was selling pawn tickets for the stones that are at the shops. Police said the pawn tickets were counterfeit.The Rockdale Flute and Drum Corps is a having its first festival and bazaar in the lot next to the drug store in Rockdale.
75 YEARS AGO – 1933
Conditions in Marcus Hook were again criticized by Judge Albert Dutton MacDade when he refused to parole a Marcus Hook restaurant proprietor who is serving two months for having a slot machine in his place of business.With weeds adorning almost every vacant lot in Chester, persons who suffer from hay fever look with regret to the approach of Aug. 15 that marks the beginning of the hay fever season.
50 YEARS AGO – 1958
Mrs. Louis Haas and Mrs. Norbert Dunn, leaders of Girl Scout Troop 45 of St. Robert’s School, Chester, accompanied the troop for a weekend stay at Camp Sunset Hill in Chadds Ford.Mrs. John H. Wilcox, entertained at a surprise birthday anniversary party in honor of her husband at their home, 220 Ridgewood Road, Wallingford.Chris C. Sanderson, famed Chadds Ford fiddler, serves as chairman at the 30th annual Old Fiddlers Picnic in Lenape Park.
25 YEARS AGO – 1983
Chester’s Town Watch President Michael Dougherty has resigned because of a squabble he was having with city officials.A Reading television station has named Leonard Clapp, a native of Clifton Heights, as sports director of the station.
10 YEARS AGO – 1998
ChesPenn Health Services is providing an immunization clinic at the Community Hospital at 9th and Wilson streets Chester and at 610 Welsh St., Chester.
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