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January 19 1922/2022

Franklin Forks – Halley Lindsey took a dose of saltpeter (potassium nitrate), by mistake, and was taken very sick. Dr. Caterson and Dr. Birchard, of Montrose, were called. He is some better, but not well yet.

Auburn Twp. – The farmers are busy now-a-days filling their ice houses.

Prospect Hill, Jessup Twp. – The Pathe Victrolas are the leading machines around here. Most everybody has one.

Harford – Senator Jones gave three Bibles to the Sabbath school at the Congregational church for presentation to the scholars not missing an attendance throughout the year. These Bibles were awarded on Sunday to Jack Maynard and to Hazel and Mildred Benning. ALSO Miss Smith, the newly appointed music teacher of the Harford high school was heard in a very effective solo, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” at the Congregational church.

Hop Bottom – Oley Pratt and family moved this week to their new farm in Lathrop, which was purchased recently from the Orrin Hinkley estate. ALSO Albert Conrad, chief train dispatcher, and brother, Ralph Conrad, of Scranton, called on their father, Ira Conrad, Saturday, and dined at Joseph West’s.

Lenoxville – Howard Stephens, of this place, and Miss Irene Cobb, of Clifford, were married Wednesday, Jan 11, at Scranton. Both are popular young people and a host of friends extend congratulations.

Kingsley – Little Jack Masters, who has been ill, is better.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. – Gerald Curley, Albinas Curley and Lawrence Degnan have secured positions in Binghamton and have gone there to work. ALSO Mrs. Thomas Shields died on the first day of January 1922. Thomas Shields died Jan. 15, 1922, after a week’s illness. Mrs. Shields had been complaining some, but had done her own housework up until Christmas day and attended church on that day. Mr. and Mr. Shields were among our very best neighbors. They were always at the front in the building of our new church, strictly honest and charitable and the best Christians in this parish. Mr. Shields had no relatives. Mrs. Shields is survived by one sister, Margaret, of Deposit, and three brothers, O. F. McDonough, of this place; James and Thomas of Deposit.

Montrose – The Montrose School Board has had considerable correspondence of late with the Dept. of Public Instruction in regard to the school building, which no longer conforms to law in seating capacity, light and air space. It has been intimated that the building may have to be condemned unless definite action is taken in the near future by the Board to correct the conditions complained of. The school buildings which are now being erected in this state are planned with a view to the growth of a community’s population and are built in such a way that a unit may be started with three or four rooms, and later increased to almost any size, including an auditorium, if desired. This would involve the selection of a building site and as centrally located as possible, and large enough to afford a playground of 30 square feet per child, as required by law.

Brooklyn – A cow belonging to Glenn Ely, of this place, gave birth to what resembles to a great extent, an 80 pound shoat, having short ears and feet, like a well-developed pig, though its nostrils are those of a calf. It was also found that this strange appearing creature had digestive organs similar to that found in swine, the first stomach or rumen, of a calf, being missing. It was dead when born. ALSO Skating parties enjoyed the ice on McKinney’s pond and Ely Lake. Weather indications now point to sleighing parties instead.

Uniondale – Miss Gladys Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cole, and Merritt Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Foster, both of Tirzah, were married on January 6 at the Elm Park church in Scranton, by Rev. Dr. J. M. M. Gray. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Williams. A reception was held at the home of the latter’s aunt, Mrs. Alma Correll, of Uniondale, and they later left for their home in Tirzah. ALSO Elias B. Crandall, who is an inmate of the Soldiers’ National Home, Washington, D. C., writes that he is well pleased with his new home. Elias saw five years’ service in the U. S. army and most of the time was stationed in the Philippines. He certainly is entitled to all the government gives him. ALSO Win Taylor and Bert McPherson are filling their ice houses. The product is obtained from Cottrell pond. Mr. Taylor proposes to build an ice house at the pond.

Alford – Although the night was bad, there was a fine crowd at the silk mill dance. There will be another on January 27. All invited.

Rush – Oscar Hardic is our butter-maker for another year; also Clifford Devine runs the skimming station on the hill. Haskel Devine draws the butter, and David Reynolds is our new trustee. ALSO Clifford Devine and Dayton Brotzman filled the Rush creamery ice house last week.

Dimock – During the Parent-Teacher meeting on Monday evening the subject of “Home Study” was taken up by the parents and teachers, it being the biggest problem confronting the teachers at present. It is hoped the lengthy discussion will do much good along this line, as there seems to be great need of giving this matter serious attention. The next meeting will be held at the teachers’ cottage, Monday evening, Feb. 20th. ALSO Mrs. Francis R. Cope and daughter, Theodora, who have been spending several weeks in Philadelphia, returned to their home here Saturday.

Herrick Center – The Kumjoinus class meeting was held at the home of Gladys Eldred, Friday evening, it being Evalyn Ogden’s birthday. The class surprised her with a birthday cake brightly lighted with candles and also as a remembrance of the day they presented her with a sterling silver bar pin.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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