June 18 1920/2020
South Gibson – The Sons of Veterans camp at this place will celebrate the Fourth of July this year by unfurling to the public one of the largest and oldest flags in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This mammoth flag was first raised at Smiley Flats in 1866 and has an interesting history. It is a relic well worth going miles to see. ALSO The 19th annual reunion of the Manzer family will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pickering on June 22. Please attend with well-filled baskets.
County Roads – Travelers coming in from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton report the dirt roads in this county, in the Gibson and Jackson district, as being in excellent condition. Glad to hear it. But these travelers evidently did not pass over the “alleged” road between Harford and New Milford. Speaking of roads, the stretch between Clifford and Dundaff is as smooth as a floor and from Dundaff to Forest City even better—said to be the best dirt road in the county. The road from Gelatt and Thompson, Jackson and South Gibson, is said to be in extraordinarily fine shape, as is the Harford and Kingsley road.
Springville – Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Stang, of Centermoreland, were calling old friends here on June 7th. Mr. Stang was called here to officiate at the funeral of the late Wm. Burdick. Mr. Burdick was an old resident. He and his brother, Abraham, had lived alone many years after the death of their parents. The brother has the sympathy of all in his bereavement.
Montrose – Carpenters, employed by Whipple Brothers, of Laceyville, contractors, have started work on Mr. Welliver’s new theatre building, the C-Nic. ALSO The aeroplane demonstration advertised to be held here last Saturday was prevented by an accident to the machine on Friday evening. The aviator was returning with a passenger from a trip to Wilkes-Barre and made a forced landing near the country club. The machine was damaged to such an extent that it could not be repaired in time to come to Montrose on Saturday.
Forest City – Forest City has ordered an automobile fire truck, at a cost of $9,450. It will be of 75 horse power and equipped with a pump capable of throwing 300 gallons of water a minute. It will also have a chemical apparatus, ladders, hose and the usual other equipment.
Harford – The Sunbeam Circle gave a fine entertainment in the M. E. church, Friday evening. The play, “The Borrowed Baby,” was very amusing. The entire program was given by twelve little girls. ALSO State Senator E. E. Jones, of this place, has been elected a trustee of Pennsylvania State College. His selection was made at a meeting of the State agricultural societies at State College, as a representative of the farming interests.
New Milford – Berry pickers wanted at the Smith Berry Farm, on New Milford road, between Heart Lake and New Milford. Would board a number of reliable, steady pickers. R.L. Smith. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Vail, who were taking a wedding trip through New York State by motor, were unfortunate in being struck by a rapidly driven truck near Ithaca, both sustaining serious injuries. Mr. Vail has a broken knee-cap and Mrs. Vail (nee Elizabeth Grinnell), while suffering bruises, had no bones broken. She was able to return to New Milford on Sunday, but Mr. Vail is still in a hospital. It is believed he will be sufficiently recovered to return next Sunday. The rear wheel of the truck struck the front wheel of Mr. Vail’s car, throwing it against a telephone pole and wrecking it. That they were not killed, or more seriously injured, is considered miraculous. The driver of the truck assisted the injured young people.
Heart Lake – The Binghamton Dixie Jazz Orchestra will be at the Heart Lake Resort, Monday, July 5th. Dancing both afternoon and evening. AND Smith’s three piece orchestra will furnish music for the square dances. You all know them. Unexcelled in the county. At the Heart Lake celebration, July 5th.
Hallstead – William J Pike, who has been consul at St. Gall, Switzerland, since 1917, has lately been notified of his transferal to a new post which will be opened in Strassburg, France. He has also been promoted to the third grade in the consular service, which carries a salary of $5,000 a year. Mr. Pike will doubtless make a visit to his home here before taking up his new duties. He has been in the consular service for thirty-five years.
Ararat – Born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Denney, on Sunday, May 30, 1920, a daughter—Reba May. ALSO Aleck Bryden, who enlisted in the Army three years ago and was stationed with a regiment guarding the Panama Canal, has been discharged from service and has returned home.
Thompson – Mrs. J. E. Blain has opened up an ice cream parlor at her rooms on East Jackson street, where she will serve to any and all, a variety of flavors in a neat, stylish and genteel manner, every day in the week but Mondays. She is desirous of your patronage and worthy of it. Call and be convinced of the excellent quality of her cream. ALSO Is there anyone in the United States that can give us any information as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Esther Pickering? If there is anyone that can tell us where she is or where she has been banished to by those who should be tenderly caring for her, they will confer a great favor upon her many friends in Thompson and adjoining towns by notifying them in this paper or addressing Box 125, Thompson, Pa. People in many places are inquiring about her and getting very determined to find out what has been done with her.
Uniondale – Henry Cross, of Carbondale, wishing to locate in a wide awake community, was here during the week to purchase a home, if possible. He looked at several properties and all looked good to him.
Senator Harding – Warren G. Harding, the Republican candidate for President is a direct descendant of early settlers in Wyoming county and has blood relations in Scranton and in Tunkhannock. He is related to F. E. Harding of Eatonville, near Tunkhannock and H. S. Harding, of Tunkhannock, is a cousin. Senator Harding’s ancestors were among the early settlers of the Wyoming valley and figured prominently in the stirring events of the early days.
Marriage Licenses: Walter Millard, Lawton and Dora Burchard, Rushville; Wm. Deloe Edwards and Georgianna Eaton, both of Susquehanna; Robert Kays and Vera Cole, both of Great Bend; Ray DeWitt Regan and Marian N. Curran, both of Susquehanna.
Compiled By: Betty Smith