October 28 1921/2021
New Milford – An awful toll was taken in an automobile accident on the Lackawanna Trail, about 2 miles west of this place, on Monday night. Mott P. Jones, superintendent of the Blue Ridge Metal Manufacturing Company, and one of Susquehanna’s best-known and most highly regarded citizens, being instantly killed, and Thomas Ambrose, a well-known Erie employee at Susquehanna, being terribly injured, now in the Barnes hospital, Susquehanna, with little more than a fighting chance for his life. George P. Stang and William Lambert, other occupants, were severely though not dangerously injured. Mr. Stang says they were traveling from 15 to 20 miles an hour, when Mr. Jones switched the lights on and off to show their effect, some new electrical device being tried out, and leaning forward to turn the light, he said to Mr. Stang, “George, something is wrong with the steering gear.” No sooner were the words uttered than the car had turned from its direct course, struck a telephone pole, and went through a stone wall, and turned on its side in a field alongside the road. ALSO Dr. Wm. E. Park has been notified from Washington, D. C. of his appointment as attending specialist and assigned for duty at Pocono Pines, Pa. ALSO While Foster Oakley was loading a cow into his truck she threw him over the side and fell on him and broke his collarbone in two places, also some ribs.
Bridgewater Twp. – A very heavy, white frost covered the ground yesterday morning—the first severe frost this fall. It has truly been a remarkable fall.
Montrose –The Home Economics Dept. of the Montrose high school will begin serving milk to underweighted children on Oct. 31st. The teachers will weigh the children before that time and record the number of pounds underweight. A note will be sent to the parents explaining the opportunity for the child to secure a cup of milk in the middle of the morning and afternoon session. The price will be five cents a day and comes from Dr. Thompson’s farm. If the child cannot afford five cents per day, the King’s Daughters Society will furnish funds to cover this. ALSO Following a custom of several years standing, Montrose will have a community Halloween celebration. All public-spirited citizens and everyone who wants a good time, young and old, will please take notice and be on hand, dressed appropriately for the occasion. The Susquehanna Light & Power Company will do its share by putting up extra lights on Church street, between Burns’ Store and the Farmers National Bank, where the program will be conducted. Games, sports and contests will be provided for everyone, with a special prize for the most original costume.
Auburn Twp. – Peter Thayne, a life-long resident of this place, died at his home, Oct. 12, 1921. His death was due to complications of diseases and when the end came he had no fear to die. He was born in 1851 and had always lived on the old homestead. On July 16, 1878, he married Winifred Dolan, of Towanda, who survives him, along with four children. The funeral was the largest ever held in St. Bonaventure’s church, the church being filled and many standing in the rear while Father McCabe, of Wilkes Barre, intoned Requiem High Mass. Interment was made in the family plot in St. Bonaventure’s cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.
Hop Bottom – Tickets are on sale for the entertainment course to be given here during the winter. The first number, “The Florentine Trio,” will be given on Nov. 16. An unusually good program has been selected. James Burns, the Kentucky mountaineer, whose name appears on our list, has a wonderful lecture which alone is worth the price of a season ticket.
North Knob of Elk Hill – Fred Burns is nicely located on the north knob of Elk Hill, having charge of the observatory. It has become a fad to visit the observatory. Fred had 112 visitors Sunday, all anxious to view the surrounding country. The view from the observatory is a grand panorama. A road has been built from Ollie Chandler’s to the top of the hill, thus expediting the climbing of the hill. Fred discovered a fire a few days ago and promptly gave the alarm, thus showing the worth of the observatory.
Uniondale – H. A. Rounds, of Chicago has his picture in the Chicago Evening Post, devoted to the “Chicagoans of today.” Mr. Rounds is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Rounds, of Uniondale. At the age of 18 years he left his Uniondale home for Chicago, where he has gradually forced his way to the front as an expert of forged and disputed handwriting, and is consultant for Pinkerton’s National Detective association and has repeatedly been employed by the United States government. Last July he and his family spent three weeks at the home of his parents and greatly enjoyed the occasion.
Friendsville – Miss Katherine Hickey passed out of this life Wednesday morning and was buried Friday at 10:30 am. Father Ruddy officiated at the Mass; Miss Anna Foran at the organ and Mrs. Helen Bolan sang the Mass and two selections. ALSO A Holy Name Society was organized in St. Francis’ parish on Sunday last with more than 100 members.
Lakeside – Recently the dam at Page’s pond was condemned by sate engineers as a flood menace. The pond was owned by the Susquehanna County Light and Power Co., but they refused to repair the dam. Consequently a meeting of the neighborhood men was called and a company formed to buy the pond. The dam will now be repaired and thereby the pond saved for fishermen.
Springville – W. W. Reynolds, who for the past 8 years has been one of Springville’s most prosperous and up-to-date merchants, has sold his business to A. D. Quick, of Nicholson. The final arrangements were completed last Monday, Mr. Quick to take possession on April 1st. Mr. Reynolds has not made any definite plans as to his business future, but he assures us it will not be “groceries.”
News Brief: When a man boasts of his “100 per cent Americanism” it’s just another way of bragging, “My folks came over first.” ALSO A new bus line is operating between Binghamton and Montrose twice daily, and will also stop at Tiffany, Heart Lake, New Milford, Hallstead and Great Bend. The round trip costs $2.50 and one way, $1.45.
Compiled By: Betty Smith