October 06 1922/2022
Forest City – The policy committee of the United Mine Workers of America, in session at Cleveland, Tuesday, reaffirmed the demands of the February, 1922, convention of the union in Indianapolis, demanding the continuance of the present wages in coal mines until 1925, and, in addition, the six hour day and five day week, time and one-half for over time work and double time on Sundays and holidays. These demands will be presented to the next scale conference of miners and operators prior to the expiration, March 31, next, of the Cleveland agreement signed last August, which practically settled the soft coal strike and which is now in force.
Montrose – The matter of children playing on the pavement and carts and vehicles without lights on Grow Ave., was a subject of much discussion by Montrose Council. It was decided that drastic means to eliminate same will be taken which will probably follow by arrests of continued offenders of the ordinance in the near future. ALSO Playing at Ideal Theatre, October 7th, Viola Dana in “The Fourteenth Lover.” A comedy drama of a pampered daughter of the rich whose object is matrimony and encourages thirteen lovers to pay homage to her court. They lack personality, so she selects—Who? Come and see who the “Fourteenth Lover” is. ALSO The County Commissioners have purchased, through Earl J. Smith, a Seth Thomas improved tower clock. This will be made to order and it is expected to be installed in about eight weeks.
Baker’s Corners, Auburn Twp. – We are all glad to hear that Miss Helen Buckley is nicely improving after an operation for appendicitis at Dr. Mackey’s hospital in Montrose.
Susquehanna – After twelve weeks’ strike, the Erie shop men here have returned to work following the strike settlment which was completed last Saturday evening. By the end of the week all the former employees will be at their old places and there are 200 more skilled machinists wanted to rush the repairs on the Erie equipment, which must be accomplised before the road can move the necessary coal trains and other lines of freight, to say nothing of passenger trains which are uniformly late. ALSO The crosses on St. John’s church have recently been gilded and add much to the beauty of the church.
Lawton – John Devine is building him a new house on the Kirkuff farm, which he bought some time ago, and he expects to move there as soon as the house is complete. ALSO John Devine, Reed Devine, Donald Pierson, John McGovern and Martin Coleman expect to leave on Tuesday morning to go to New York. They expect to take in the world’s series.
Dimock – A double wedding occurred in Auburn Twp, on Wednesday, September 20, 1922, when Charles Fitzsimmons and Miss Mary McLoon and James Barrett and Miss Beatrice Fitzpatrick, all of this place, were united in marriage. The two young ladies came from Philadelphia last spring and had been working at the Norris farm during the summer. The happy couples will continue to reside in Dimock Township and their friends wish them much joy.
Harford – Twenty years ago, Oct. 1st, 1902, Sarah, the youngest daughter of the late Tennyson and Lillian Tingley, was united in marriage to Bert Richardson, of Harford, at Montrose, by Rev. E. K. Thomas. One year from that day, born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Richardson, a daughter, named Beatrice. Eighteen years from that day, Oct. 1, 1921, Beatrice was united in marriage to Olin Howell, of Johnson City. One year from that day, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Olin Howell in the Johnson City Hospital. Mother and son are doing fine.
Hop Bottom – Millinery Notice: A full line of ladies’ and children’s fall and winter hats at Roberts’ Hat Shop, over Roberts Store.
Hallstead – On Wednesday, Colpitt & Dubois, of Johnson City and Binghamton, closed the deal through John M. Robbins, real estate agent, for the purchase of Mt. Manotonome, a tract of between two and three hundred acres, comprising the beautiful mountain park which over looks Hallstead, a vast tract of timber land and about five miles of road, comprising the beautiful mountain drive up and around the mountain. The vast tract was purchased for purpose of making it into a breeding farm for silver gray foxes and by December first pens for the foxes will be erected and at least a hundred foxes will be placed in the pens. At one time it was thought that a great movie colony would be established here. At another time there was a report that a great hotel for summer tourists would be opened.
Uniondale – On October 17, G.E. Douglas, of this place, will give a demonstration on the farm of John Simpson, near the Birch school house, of his powers as a manipulator of a witching rod. The test will be made in the afternoon. Mr. Douglas was recently in Washington, D. C. to convince the editors of the “Pathfinder” of his abilities to locate water, oils and minerals. Mr. Douglas is firmly convinced of his powers and will leave the matter to a committee to be selected by those present at the demonstration. All he asks is a fair trial. The public is earnestly requested to attend the demonstration. He will do his witching in his own way.
Thompson – The first number of the Thompson high school winter Lyceum Course will be held the evening of October 10 in Keystone Hall. The entertainment will be one of magic, melody, music and mirth. There will be five numbers; the second a lecture, the third, an electrical entertainer on the wonders of electricity; forth, a musical number with harp and guitar and the last number will be the “Metropolitan Glee Club.”
Compiled By: Betty Smith