November 23 1923/2023
Harford – The religious observance of Thanksgiving will be carried out by a special Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning at the Congregational church. Subject of the sermon, “The First Thanksgiving.” For this sermon the pastor has had access to Gov. Bradford’s account of his fellow pilgrims in their journey out from Plymouth, England, and their trials in the new land.
Forest City – Wm. Davis has arrived here from Wales to join his father, sisters and brothers. He, at present, is staying at the home of his sister, Mrs. Albert Channing. His mother is expected here from Wales in the spring and then the family will be reunited.
Springville – Cyrus Marcy was displaying a large wild cat the last of the week to an inquisitive crowd. He caught the animal in a trap and will realize a nice bounty as well as sale of the fur. Hope Mr. Marcy gets busy and gets the companion. ALSO I have decided to remain where I am now located this winter and parties desiring sea grass baskets, stands, etc., can secure them by notifying me. Signed, Burt E. White.
New Milford – The reopening of the Methodist Episcopal church will take place on Sunday, Nov. 25, after having been closed for the past four weeks during which extensive repairs have been made, among which are a new oak floor and two new amber cathedral windows. It is expected a chorus of Welsh singers from Scranton will furnish music for the day.
Jackson – Richard, the young son of Bissell Brown, met with a serious accident when he was caught in the machinery of a manure carrier. Both bones of the left arm were badly broken and splintered between the wrist and elbow. He was hurried to the Barnes hospital, at Susquehanna, where Drs. Washburn and Denman reduced the fracture.
Montrose – “Stars of the Olden Days” will play the Montrose H. S. football team at Athletic Park. They do say that the “old timers” may show ‘em a few things. Playing for the old timers will be Bill Ralston, Paul Dewees, Allan Rosendale, Theron Merrill, Eddie Calby, Paul Pross, Dee Titman, Chub Mackey and Dick Meehan. ALSO The Montrose Radio Club will hold a meeting in the Baptist parsonage. Every person interested in radio is invited to attend. One of the club members is to demonstrate a new “hook up.” ALSO Now playing at the Ideal Theatre, “The Young Rajah,” starring Rudolph Valentino.
Oakland – Mrs. George Boyden, while hunting in Pike county, killed a black bear which weighed over 500 lbs. It is said to be the largest bear ever killed in the Pike hunting district. She was alone at the time, her husband and others being a mile away. This bear has been known as the “king of them all” and many a hunter has sighted and fired at him, but without success. Mrs. Boyden’s aim was deadly.
Clifford – T. S. Morgan has been in charge of the state roads between South Gibson and Clifford the past summer. He has made the dirt roads of that vicinity among the finest to be found in this part of the state.
Dimock - Grade students at Dimock, Elk Lake, and Tyler schools are rounding their last year’s projects into competition and keen competition exists to see who has been the best manager and worker during the past year. Potatoes and poultry were the favorite farm enterprises and a few projects consisted in raising pigs, beans, or a vegetable garden. The projects are worked and managed by the boys; strict accounts are kept in a business-like manner and the money earned belongs to the boy who earned it. The best project records are going to be exhibited at the Farm Products Show, Harrisburg.
Brooklyn – Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lacey, from Binghamton, were in town. Mr. Lacey, as architect, inspected the work on the new school building. [Truman Lacey, who owns the architectural firm, is formerly from Auburn Twp.]
Susquehanna – Members of Strider-Teskey Post have purchased the First Methodist church on Washington street, and will soon remodel it. The congregation of the church expects to begin to hold services in the new church in December. The Legion recently elected officers for the coming year and are in a fine, progressive condition, financially and socially.
Ararat – “Chief Eagle Eye,” of Oklahoma City, a doctor who graduated from Carlisle College, Pennsylvania, left home last June to travel eastward. This week he is in Ararat. On this journey he has slept in a tent—and in the daytime lived in the open. His medicines are made of herbs, which he gathers and compounds himself. As he goes from place to place he prescribes for all manner of illness.
Gibson – November 3rd was the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Senior. Over 100 sat down to a bountiful chicken pie dinner and all that goes to make a good dinner. The bride was gowned in her wedding dress of long ago, and the groom wore the same pants and vest he wore on his wedding day. A. H. Harding, in behalf of the company, presented the couple with $50 in gold as an appreciation of the high esteem in which they are held.
Uniondale – Monday morning Everett Burdick broke his right fore arm near the wrist, while cranking a Ford machine. He was preparing to take a load of apples to the cider mill when the accident happened. ALSO One night last week, Mrs. John Gibson heard a noise in her hennery. She called her dog, and armed with a trusty gun, she proceeded to investigate. The intruders were alarmed and took leg bail. Mrs. Gibson, however, gave them a parting salute. They had parked their auto near Tonkin’s cottage and made good their escape.
News Brief: The millions of M. S. Hershey, chocolate manufacturer of Hershey, near Harrisburg, have been turned over to the Hershey Industrial School. The manufacturer, in placing his fortune at the disposal of the school, places it next to Girard college as the wealthiest orphan school in the country. The estimated value of the sixteen allied companies, whose wealth is placed in trust for the school, is given at $60,000,000. Together with his wife, Mr. Hershey, in 1909, established the industrial school on the old homestead where the manufacturer was born.
Compiled By: Betty Smith