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March 16 1923/2023

Montrose – The interest which has developed in radio, considering that hardly a year ago it was almost unknown, is one of the marvels of the present generation. The success of amateurs in this field is equally a marvel and there are hundreds of boys in school who have taken such an interest in developing radio sets in their homes that they are, in reality, experts. Some of our Montrose boys have shown much skill in making their own equipment, which they have bought, piece by piece, in the local stores and experimented with in their spare time. Max Knoll is credited with having caught the furthermost long-distance program, getting the Los Angeles broadcasting station very clearly at about 1:30 in the morning the past week. The churches are using the radio as a means of broadcasting sermons and congregations are multiplied by the hundreds of thousands in this way. Some of the local radio owners are Clifton Melhuish, Max Knoll, Rev. L. B. Bryden, C. F. Pross, Thomas Robinson, H. E. Cooley, H. T. Hinds, DeWitt Andre, Benjamin Beach and Billy Searle, to name a few. Tracy Jenner, in Fairdale is also included.

Hallstead – A. W. DuBois was in Wilkes-Barre last week attending a meeting of land owners of Northeastern Pa who are interested in forestry matters, especially fire protection and increasing timber growth. Railroad and mining interests were largely represented. Mr. DuBois has made a study of forestry and horticulture for many years and is one of the best informed men in the county along this line of study, which is yearly growing in importance as our timber supply decreases. Our timber consumption in Pennsylvania, today, is thrice its production.

Forest City – Stephen Pribula has purchased John Franko’s barber shop and has taken possession. Mr. Franko has become proprietor of the Hotel Ferguson shop at Shenandoah and is in full control. Mr. Pribula is a well-known young man and his friends are legion. Mr. Franko has conducted a tonsorial business in this place the greater part of the time for the last quarter century and is known as a master hand at the business. He has taken an active part in the civic affairs of the town and served a term as burgess. ALSO The Inter-State Soccer League is ready for the opening gun. Old Forge, Endicott, Vandling, Sons of St. George Peckville, Scranton Cettics and Scranton Rangers are the teams included in the wheel. It looks like a big year for the soccer in this section.

Hop Bottom – Mrs. L. S. Tiffany is visiting relatives in Philadelphia. While in the city she will study the new spring millinery styles and upon her return will re-open the Hat Shop.

Harford – Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Chamberlain and family are to move down near Philadelphia, where Mr. Chamberlain is to be manager of a large dairy farm. He is to begin his new duties April 1st. Their many friends regret to see them leave Harford, but wish them success.

Dimock – E. G. Benninger celebrated his 21stbirthday, January 31st. Mr. Benninger is the leading carpenter in Dimock. ALSO Our mail carrier and his faithful horse, Tom, seems to make all the trips daily to the depot and return, in spite of the large snow drifts and cold weather.

Auburn Twp. – Chauncy C. Benninger, Civil War veteran, aged 83 years, died of dropsy at his home in Transue, March 4, 1923. Funeral services were held at his late home and interment in South Auburn Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Penderson and George.

Springville – G. O. Davis, R. D. carrier, No. 2, while going across a Lehigh Valley Railroad crossing, caught the cutter runner in the rail, flipping the cutter over, the horse running away and throwing Mr. Davis out. He received slight injuries. The cutter was practically ruined.

Stevens Point – This forenoon a dog chased a deer near this place until the animal, in an effort to escape, leaped into a creek. When rescued by Isaac Stephens, it was found that the deer had sustained a broken leg and to prevent suffering, the animal was killed. The dog, frightened from the chase, immediately started after another deer, according to reports. The deer meat has been given to the Barnes Hospital. The animal dressed 150 pounds. [Unlike today, deer were very scarce and hardly seen in the early 1900’s.]

Thompson - Friday evening, March 16, the Senior class of Thompson high school will give a “Lolly Pop” social in Keystone hall, at which time the basketball teams plan to have two games with the teams from Pleasant Mount. The Seniors will serve light refreshments. A candy booth will supply and satisfy your taste for sweets. Money earned will help with commencement expenses. Heart Lake – The Mountain Ice Company finished filling their large ice house on Friday. ALSO A number of our people are sick with grippe colds.

Herrick Center – Lovers Lane is badly drifted. The recent storm put finishing touches to it.

Uniondale – Henry Corey, the champion fox exterminator, has killed over 40 foxes this season. When Henry gets his snow shoes on and sights Mr. Reynard [his gun] the jig is up. No more chicks for foxy.

Proclamation – Gov. Pinchot’s first proclamation has been issued designating the spring Arbor and Bird days to take pace on April 13 and 20. The proclamation is an appeal for planting of trees. The governor puts into his official utterance the cause to which he has given the greater part of his life and points out the wonderful opportunity awaiting Pennsylvania. In the proclamation is a strong appeal to the boys and girls. In closing the governor states, “I am anxious that no school in the State shall let Arbor Day pass without the planting of a tree. I commend to every citizen of the State and especially to the pupils and teachers of our schools, the planting of shade and ornamental trees near schools and dwellings, along the highways and streams, and also the planting of young trees upon our mountainsides. And what we plant let us protect so that Pennsylvania, the only state in the Union that embodies the word forest in her name, may become Penn’s Woods again in every truth.”

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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