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August 31 1922/2022

Uniondale – The Uniondale baseball team announce that a drama will be presented in Williams’ Hall this evening, vocal and instrumental music will be an additional feature. The team journeyed to South Gibson last Saturday and trimmed the strong team of that place to a standstill. Kenneth Craft was on the mound for the locals and were it not for errors in the field would have shut out the Gibsonalites. The score was 9 to 3.

Birchardville – The community picnic was largely attended, about 250 being present and a jolly, good time enjoyed by all. Many friends were more than pleased to meet with them. The real event of the whole day was the ball game between Birchardville and Griffis Hill boys. The Griffis Hill boys and their friends returned to their homes in mourning, score, 19-29 in favor of Birchardville. It would have been more but just as Birchardville boys made their 20th score, Griffis Hill boys happened to think “the cows needed to be milked” and in a few minutes the old town team found itself playing alone.

Clifford – There are few young men in the county more popular than John Spedding, and the fact that he is promoting a series of dances at Royal Hall will be hailed with delight by young people in the eastern part of the county. Special feature dances are listed for Sept. 1, 4, 8, 15. Music by Paul Wynn and “The Honeyboys.”

Susquehanna – The strike situation in this place remains about the same. New men come and go—everything quiet and no violence whatever. A largely attended meeting of the shop crafts was held last Friday night at the Union Hall.

Montrose – A contract has been entered into between the Montrose Cemetery Association and the firm of Bosler & Haley, by which the latter has agreed to take over the restoration of all grave stones and markers that through the ravages of time and neglect have fallen into the discard. All those which have become broken or displaced will be mended and placed upright, and such as needed it will be cleaned and rendered readable. Of course, as this is an expensive undertaking, it is hoped and expected that all friends and relatives interested who can do so will willingly come forward and pay the assessed cost of these individual repairs. Unless the cemetery is treated as an entirety, the improved effect is lost. As complete a list of names inscribed on these older and neglected stones, the families of which it is difficult to trace, may shortly be published, hoping in this manner to find a survivor here and there who will be only too willing to assume the obligation thus incurred to keep in remembrance the names of our honored dead.

Auburn Center – Thomas C. Davis, son of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Davis, a graduate of Auburn Center high school, class of 1921 and of Montrose high school, class of 1922, has been awarded the state scholarship for Susquehanna county in the competitive examination. Miss Lillian Alexander refused it and he stood second.

Lenoxville – Clarence G. Stephens, Lenoxville’s wide awake merchant, was engaged here Friday and, as usual, was an inspiration to the friends and acquaintances with whom he came in contact. “Clarence” has been going strong for a quarter of a century though he retains to a marked degree the energizing force of a man much his junior in point of years. Although Lenoxville is a small hamlet his store is always marked by much activity.

Ararat – On Wednesday night the barn of C. V. Roberts, situated on the Snow place, was struck by lightning and entirely destroyed by fire. His whole hay crop was in the barn at the time; also two automobiles owned by Geo. Carpenter, son of Mrs. Roberts, who lives on the Snow place. There was no insurance.

Harford – Hally Forsythe is again driving the kid wagon on the S. Harford route.

New Milford – The high school opened with the following teachers: Principal, T. C. Hinckley; assistants, Lucille Ryan and Elizabeth Maher; grammar room, Myrtle Felton; second intermediate, Blanche Grinnell; first intermediate, Mrs. Jessie Darrow; primary, Betty Pedrick. There were 175 pupils present.

Brooklyn – Saturday was Open House day at the Girl Scout Camp at Ely Lake. A large number of guests were entertained. The girls did many stunts both on shore and in the lake. They were awarded prizes for proficiency in swimming, etc. In the evening a pleasant social time was enjoyed.

Hop Bottom – A shower was given Miss Pauline Taylor on Thursday afternoon by the ladies of the Shakespeare Club and Book Club, No. 1, in honor of Miss Taylor’s approaching marriage.

Rush – Editor Tracy Sweet, of Scranton, a former Montroser, visited here and took an auto trip down the Wyalusing Valley, the place of his birth. He reminisced since his last visit 17 years ago. In the old stage days hotels were found flourishing at Grangerville, Snyder’s, now known as Lawton; at Sherwood’s and at Camptown. Sherwood’s, a stopping place for dinner when the stages used to run from Montrose to Wyalusing daily, was one of the best country hotels in the state. Hon. W. H. Sherwood, the host, used to sit at the table with the guests and see that every plate was loaded with the good things for which the cooks of the good old days were noted. There were no bell hops, no clerks, no uniformed chambermaids, no bartenders wearing white coats, but everything about the place smacked of good cheer and if one felt so inclined he could get a glass of real whiskey out in the lounging room. The traveling man was always sure of a comfortable room and the best of food. Landlord Sherwood, who was a member of the legislature, away back in the sixties, was an ideal specimen of the American country gentleman. Six feet tall, of genial personality and an immaculate dresser. I expected to stop a moment at the hotel but was grieved to find that the hotel had been closed and was a private residence. [The house still stands in Rushville]. Continued next week.

News Brief: Commissioner Haynes says that he doesn’t expect to have a bone dry America for 25 years. There are still—with the accent on the still—over 40,000,000 gallons of whiskey in the country that is legally available for use in sickness, and it will take a long time, even in our enfeebled condition, to use all this up. Los Angeles Times

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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