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March 09 1923/2023

Springville – Announcement has been made that the Dairymen’s League Co-Operative Association will erect a modern milk station here. The association has appropriated $30,000 for the erection of such a plant and work will be started soon. For some time the milk situation here has been unsatisfactory to dairymen, as the Newark Milk & Cream Co., which operated the creamery at that place, had refused to recognize the “poolers” as an association and as a result the poolers had been drawing their milk to the Baker creamery. This followed the burning of the milk station there a year ago.

Montrose – Montrose Chapter, D. A. R., intends placing a bronze tablet in the Court House with names of all continental soldiers on it who lived or died in this county, soldiers who largely made the early settlements in Susquehanna county. A list was compiled from published lists in the county histories, and manuscript lists of military and Revolutionary pensioners in possession of the Historical Society. The Chapter is asking for additions or corrections in order that the list is complete and correct.

Susquehanna/Montrose – Charles Knise, a well-known barber at this place, recently retired after running a shop for 38 years. This fact prompted a reporter to query of Montrose’s veteran barber, Albert Miller, how long he had conducted his shop here. Mr. Miller responded that in September 1886—nearly 37 years ago—he started his shop where he is now located. He has been almost constantly at work, rarely taking a vacation. Mr. Miller may outdistance Mr. Knise, as he is still about as handy with razor, clippers and scissors as any young man you can find. Talking with him he said that only a short time ago H. P. Read remarked that he was observing his 48thyear in the mercantile business, making both real living institutions in the community.

Weather – We are certainly having our six weeks of cold weather as prophesized by the old bear on the second of February. Snow is about two feet on the level and still falling; automobiles are a thing of the past, or future, for travel, as the roads are only passable for sleighs or walking. One brave autoist recently left the trail at Kingsley for Harford, but had gone but a short distance when stalled in a snowdrift, much to his sorrow. Of course he was pulled out by a team of good, old horses and he and his auto returned to the trail and will probably not try any more cross country trips until the good old summertime.

Forest Lake – A crowd of forty-three of both young and old gathered at the home of Frank Coy to serenade his son, Floyd, and his bride. After serenading for about half an hour, the happy couple could not be found in the house, but was later discovered in the crowd, making as much noise a the rest. Leave that to Floyd. The company was invited in and treated to cigars, candy, popcorn and apples. [In 19th century rural America, a newly married couple might be treated to a mock serenade, performed with pots, pans, homemade instruments and other noisemakers. Often called a shivaree.]

New Milford – Dr. F. T. Powers has purchased a Hupmobile from the local agent, Dr. A. E. Snyder.

Dimock – Burton Bros. are enjoying a 5-light Delco Light system, purchased of Breese & Cole, which was installed at the farm last week. All the buildings are now well lighted. ALSO Wm. Bailey took a sleighload of Dimock folks down to Springville, Saturday night, to attend the home talent play that was given there by the Brooklyn young people. Those who enjoyed the sleigh ride feel very grateful to Mr. Bailey.

Hallstead – Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Lucile McCreary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McCreary, and Floyd Merrell, son of Dr. and Mrs. Merrell, of the same village on February 24. Mrs. Arthur DuBois, a sister of the bridegroom, was matron of honor. The table decorations consisted of pink and white tulips and the favors were hand-tinted place cards and rose nut baskets. After the wedding breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Merrell left for Pine Grove, PA, where they will live.

Forest City – Friday, state troopers made a swoop here on some places where it was supposed “moonshine” could be obtained by the gallon or thimbleful. A place kept by a woman recognized as “Jackhammer,” on North Main street, was visited. Here a still and about 200 gallons of “Mash” were discovered and also several gallons of the new fashioned red eye. William Gliha, proprietor of the Farmers and Miners restaurant, also on North Main street, was next visited. Two cases of beer, said to contain a larger percentage of “kick” than allowed, were found. The sleuths next visited Mrs. Margaret Tendzylowski’s place, and here evidence was secured. The three were placed under arrest and hauled before Burgess Sredenschek. Mrs. Jackhammer was assessed $100 and costs while the other two were each let off with fines of $50 and costs.

Thompson – Wednesday, February 28th, the friends and former neighbors in Thompson, of Leon W. Potter, postmaster at Ararat, were shocked by the news that he had been seriously injured by being struck by the D. & H. train. We are glad to learn that he was not fatally injured as was feared. Much sympathy is extended to him and the family. Leon was putting on the mail when the accident happened.

Welsh Hill – Saturday evening, February 24, relatives and neighbors of Mrs. Sue D. Jones met at her home to help celebrate the 80thanniversary if her birth. Although surprised by the gathering she was equal to the occasion and bid all welcome. The evening was merrily spent in games, music and conversation. Dainty refreshments were served.

Uniondale – Although past the four score mark W. E. Gibson has put in a bid to carry the mail to and from the post office. Atta boy, Emmet. ALSO H. T. Williams received a letter from Congressman L. T. McFadden informing him of his appointment as postmaster here and that the senate had confirmed the nomination. He will succeed Mrs. Leon. H. Reynolds. Mr. Williams intends to build an addition to his store building to be used for post office purposes.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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