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April 22 1921/2021

Forest Lake – Daniel Whalen was struck by an automobile, at a crossing at the foot of Public Avenue, yesterday, and carried several feet on one of the fenders, but aside from a severe shaking up, he was not injured. The car, a new Ford, was driven by a stranger.

Clifford – John Spedding, our enterprising, wide-awake farm implement and machinery dealer, has a new advertisement in the Democrattoday. Mr. Spedding is a most pleasant gentleman to deal with and those interested in the famous International Harvester line will make no mistake in seeing him. His line is very comprehensive.

Harford – E. J. Whitney, one of our most highly regarded citizens, was calling on his hosts of friends here in Montrose. Mr. Whitney has a very extensive acquaintance, and, being an undertaker, is kept extraordinarily busy by demands for his services, extending over a wide section. He came over with Dr. Johnson, in the latter’s automobile, and reported the roads between East Bridgewater and Alford as little short of “terrible.”

Dimock – Nearly 100 cars passed through this place on the state road Sunday.

Hop Bottom – The ladies of the Shakespeare Club met at the home of Mrs. E. M. Loomis, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Loomis and Mrs. Janushek were hostesses. After a review of a Shakespeare play, given in able manner by Mrs. Chesley, a pleasing musical program was given: Vocal duet – Ms. Van de Sand, Miss Byram; Piano Solo, Miss Eula Miller and Vocal Solo, Mrs. Van de Sand. Selections on the player piano – Mrs. E. M. Loomis. The Victrola furnished many pleasing numbers as the ladies were being served to delicious refreshments.

Springville – The people of this section were very sorry when they heard of the accident that happened to Tom Reilly on Saturday. While in the act of hitching his team to the wagon, to return home, one of his horses became frightened at another horse that his father was leading and kicked him in the face, breaking his nose and cheek bone and making a bad flesh wound which took seven stitches to close. Dr. Hickok, of Meshoppen, was called and made him as comfortable as possible. He is doing as well as can be expected and it is hoped he will be able to move to his own home in a few days.

Montrose – “The Luck of the Irish” is playing in the Montrose theatre and a wrestling and boxing match will take place on April 22—Wrestling by Guy Rhinevault and Young Gotch, of Utica.

Gibson – Dimock Walker, one of our young men, who fought for his country in France, and who conducted a vulcanizing business in New Milford for some time on his return and later going to Akron, Ohio, to one of the big automobile tire manufacturing companies, has, with his wife, returned, and has purchased the general store of William Manzer, at Gelatt, taking possession last week.

Alford – Our town is getting to be a musical town, with a jazz band, and M. Slocum lately purchased a piano and Bert Giles an organ.

Clifford – Wm. McCoy had a thrilling experience at Richmondale, Tuesday evening of last week. Mr. McCoy was supposed to have money on his person, having made collections in the town during the afternoon and evening. When returning home, near the culvert, he was accosted by three men, who, with pointed revolvers, demanded his money. McCoy told the men that he had no money. They searched him and found nothing. They then turned the team down an embankment and McCoy jumped from the wagon and escaped. He ran along the railroad track and headed off the team, which had broken loose from the wagon. He patched up the lines of the harness and made for Forest City. McCoy had collected quite a sum of money and had taken the precaution to place it in his shoes.

Franklin Forks – George Halsey has a new Silvertone Victrola.

Fair Hill – Wm. and Kate Cruse had an accident last week. Their harness broke, letting the wagon against the horse, which ran away and threw them out, cutting and bruising them quite badly. William had some ribs broken. ALSO We had no church Sunday as the preacher could not get moved.

Forest City – Two sons of Mrs. Teresa Skubic, of Lackawanna street, offered their lives upon the altar of their country’s devotion and lie sleeping in France. Charles died in a hospital in Southern France and Martin died on the battle field of the Argonne a month before the armistice was signed. Their brother, Frank, wrote to the war department and stated that it was the desire of the family that the brothers might be interred side by side. They contacted him saying that Corp. Charles Skubic, now interred in the American cemetery at Prauthoy, Dept. of Haute-Marne, will be concentrated into the Argonne American cemetery at Romagna-Sous-Montfaugon., Dept. of Meuse, and buried alongside or near the body of his brother, the late Private Martin P. Skubic. The American Legion Post of this place is named in memory of the two brothers. ALSO Many local fishermen spent the opening days of the season on the Lackawanna and Lackawaxen rivers and on Starrucca and Lyon street creeks. Nearly all returned with the limit, twenty-five, and the average fish being of fair size. Howard Johns, Jr. had exceptionally good luck, having landed the limit and all of large size. Earl Tourje, under oath, declares he caught the limit, but the boarders at the Forest City House are inclined to believe he was stretching the wire.

Thompson – A box social for the benefit of the Thompson Base Ball team will be held in Keystone Hall on Monday evening, April 25th. A good speaker for the evening has been secured and the Thompson-Ararat orchestra will furnish music. All ladies are requested to bring boxes. Everyone, both old and young, are requested to come out and have a good time and help the Ball Team.

Ararat – Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bryden have gone to house-keeping in the tenant house of
S. N. Sartell.

News Brief: The Lehigh Valley locomotive shops, at Sayre, closed on Monday, April 18, and will remain closed indefinitely. Seven hundred and fifty men are thrown out of work. One hundred men employed in the car shops are to be released from service, effective Monday.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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