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June 27 1924/2024

Dundaff – The Dundaff Hotel, of which Wm. Rhoda is proprietor, is making a specialty of Sunday dinner for auto parties. Not far from Crystal Lake, one of the most beautiful sheets of water to be found anywhere in the country, it makes a fine motor drive through undulating wooded country with unrivalled scenery. The Dundaff Hotel serves meals which make you want to go there again.

Gibson – Plans are being made to celebrate the 4thof July in this place.  There will be a base ball game in the forenoon, Gibson vs. south Gibson, and in the afternoon a basket ball game, Gibson vs. Jackson. Dinner will be served at the Grange Hall.

East Rush – T. I. Palmer is raising up part of his barn preparatory to concreting the stables.

Uniondale – For more than a half century the steeple of the Presbyterian church has stood without being repaired. An examination revealed that several of the timbers were decayed. They have been replaced and the dome is as good as new.

Bridgewater Twp. – Frank Leslie is in charge of a force of men who are erecting a handsome bungalow on the James Webb farm, lately purchased by S. D. Warriner, president of the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., Philadelphia. The Webb farm is included in the broad acres of Mr. Warriner’s model dairy farm, “Fernheim.”

Susquehanna – Twenty ladies from Montrose autoed to Susquehanna where they witnessed and participated in the 50thanniversary of the founding of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, held in the Methodist Episcopal Church, there being large audiences composed of ladies from all parts of the county.

Hop Bottom – A son, James Elmer Corey, was born to Mr. & Mrs. Berton Corey, June 20, 1924.

Forest City – “Hobbs” Marcinkus, the well-known receiver on the Forest City team of the Penn State league, is out of the game for sometime, having broken the thumb of the left hand. Fans will regret his absence from the lineup. ALSO Andrew Wargo, of Johnson City, was the guest of his parents here. He is a member of the Binghamton team of the New York-Penn baseball league, and is considered one of the best twirlers of the team.

Fairbanks, Alaska – The Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines is an institution in which every Alaskan may take pride, not only for the reason that it is the farthest north institution of higher learning in the world, but because it is doing a work that is, in itself, a vast benefit to the territory. The spirit of the institution’s president, Charles E. Bunnell, permeates the entire faculty and is to be found prevalent among the student body. The building for the mining department was completed last fall and the course of instruction includes actual mining operations on the college grounds. [In 1935 the Agricultural College and School of Mines became the University of Alaska. Charles Bunnell served as president until 1949. He was born in Dimock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Bunnell, and was a graduate of Montrose High School and Bucknell University.]

Montrose – The death of Mrs. Judson W. Mott occurred at her home yesterday. She was a daughter of the late Dennis and Rosetta Bush and known as Addie. Addie’s entire life of nearly eighty years was spent in the neighboring township and Montrose. Her husband died some years ago, he having conducted the Mott woolen mill, near Lake Montrose. Mr. Mott was twice married, his second wife being a sister of the first wife. Three stepdaughters survive: Miss Emma Mott, Montrose; Mrs. Harry D. Jones, of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Fred E. Scott, of Scranton. [Mrs. Scott inherited what is known as the oldest house in Montrose, ca. 1816, on the northwest corner of Cherry and Church Streets.]

Jail Escape – Two prisoners, M. K. Burchell and Lyle Slater, succeeded in escaping from the jail Sunday night. They laid in wait for the turnkey, knocked him down, wrested the keys from his grasp, and succeeded in escaping up the stairs and through the living quarters on the upper floor. The sheriff’s daughter, aged 15, attempted to stop one of the men but he flung her aside and unlocking the door gained the open air with his companion. Burchell is about 45 years of age and stockily built; Slater, 21, and his wife, were incarcerated together, on June 10th. When Slater hurriedly left he did not take time to take his wife along with him. Sheriff McLaughlin is hopeful that he will soon bring about a happy reunion of the twain, however.

Centennial Celebration: All Montrose is on the tip-toe of expectancy for the big Centennial and Home Coming to be staged next week, beginning on Wednesday, July 2nd, and continuing through the succeeding four days. The headquarters office of the Executive Committee in the O’Brien building is the busiest place in town. As the reports from townships and boroughs are received and checked by the marshals of the parades for both the third and fourth of July, it is evident that in number, length and interest it will greatly exceed the largest estimate. Never in the history of demonstrations at the County Seat have the outlying districts been so unified in efforts to insure success. It appears as if every citizen in the county is determined that the Montrose Centennial shall be the largest, most elaborate and most entertaining of any function heretofore attempted.

Wanted for Centennial: A Hubbard mowing machine, manufactured by the Sayre Bros., Montrose; also any other old machinery that would be interesting. Notify H. G. Lake at once.

News Brief: There were in the United States, at the end of 1922, fourteen and one-half millions of telephones, better than one telephone for every eight people. If it were possible to construct a telephone circuit between the earth and the moon, and these telephones were all connected to this line, they would be equivalent of nearly 60 telephones per mile of circuit for the entire distance between the two planets. From a telephone standpoint, this country is by far the best developed in the world.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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