|The Call of February 11
Ronald Waller of Culpeper Virginia was hired as the new Borough Manager in town. He was
selected form various applicants to replace Frank Strange who recently resigned.
The Call of February 18
The Schuylkill Haven School Board met on Tuesday. Tuition rates for out of district students
were set. Harvey Moyer Inc. will be paid to replace the damaged light poles at the high school.
On the recommendation of pool director John Davis, new rates for the swimming pool will be set.
Borough council has stated that water rates may be increased as much as 60% to offset new
costs. Tape recorders will now be permitted at meetings to record the proceedings. Former
mayor Richard Moyer and councilmen William Reber and Robert Stump were presented with
certificates for their past service.
|The Call of February 7
The Medical Arts building began serving patients this past weekend. Dr. Tihansky, a major
proponent of the establishment of the building has an office there.
The school board met on Monday, February 4th. Secretary Hinkle and Treasurer Deibert
estimated that a small surplus will be present at year's end thus avoiding a tax increase. A bid
was awarded to Jim's Sport Shop for health education equipment. Miss Nellie Reinhart was
given permission to attend The Columbia Scholastic Press Asso. meeting in New York City.
Pottsville Republican of February 12
Last night Schuylkill Haven Borough Council met and approved the 1957 budget. Council
reaffirmed it's intention of cooperating with Schuylkill Haven Youth Center Corp. to establish a
youth center in town. The former light plant will be leased to them when they are ready to
proceed. Feeser Supply Co. was awarded the contract for concrete for street repairs.
The Call of February 14
Schuylkill Haven entered the realm of international affairs when Walkin Shoe Co. was selected
to provide eight pairs of special shoes to Prince Mashur, son of King Faud of Saudi Arabia. The
prince has cerebral palsy and the corrective shoes will aid his walking.
Stramara's Restaurant opened at it's new location at 6 East Main Street, the former Trust
Company building. The business relocated form it's former location on Haven Street opposite
the high school. The bank vault and furnishings were removed to provide for a spacious
dining room and the rear offices were converted into a new kitchen. A full menu will be served
On February 16, Earl Stoyer will host his 84 employees and their wives at the Hotel Hershey to
celebrate 35 years in business. Each guest will receive an engraved wallet to note the
occasion. During his 35 years in business, Stoyer has sold 21,233 new and used vehicles from
his location on Columbia Street.
Pottsville Republican of February 20
2000 children and adults were inoculated with the Salk polio vaccine at the American Legion
Hut on Parkway. Dr. Harry Cooper, Dr. Hermann Zwerling and Dr. John Schantz were present to
provide the shots.
The Call of February 21
Six Schuylkill Haven teens presented their expertise in shortwave radio operations to the Civil
defense Committee. Director Fred Reed arranged for the demonstration.
The Call of February 28
Last Friday, February 22, the Liberty Fire Company held it's 48th annual banquet with 200 in
attendance. Three of the four living charter members were in attendance. Charles Wagner,
Harry Schumacher and Bartolet Reinhart all gave remarks. Chief Burgess Mark Bast was
toastmaster for the evening's proceedings.
|The Call of February 5
D. C. Gilham owner of Fairmount Apiaries on Avenue C was awarded first place at the State
Farm Show in Harrisburg for his products.
An electrical wire broke off a pole on Dock street and fell on service wires hanging beneath it.
This resulted in the burning out of a number of radios at Dock Street residences.
On Monday, February 1, town council noted that the increasing popularity of electrical items
will cause the borough to seek bids for equipment to upgrade the current system. This
installation will make possible the operation of electric clocks in homes and businesses
throughout town. Wages for borough employees were fixed at the rates for 1931. The Board of
Health presented it's report noting 33 cases of contagious diseases: 18 chicken pox, 1
whooping cough, 1 measles,6 scarlatina, 3 diphtheria and 1 scarlet fever.
Pottsville Republican of February 11
The Schuylkill Haven Rotary Club will celebrate their eighth anniversary of Charter Night
tonight with a banquet to be held at St. John's Reformed Church. The charter meeting was held
at Red Man Hall on West Main Street and was attended by one of the largest groups ever in
this area. The present membership is 33.
The Call of February 12
Bell telephone Co. has completed construction of 14000 feet of aerial phone cable in town. The
constant growth of telephones in town has made this necessary. There are currently 898
telephones in service as compared to 870 in 1931 and 788 in 1929.
Pottsville Republican of February 17
A new idea in building operation and employment is presented on Orchard Street in Schuylkill
Haven. A neat bungalow is being built by the Hill View Building Club. Wilson Minnich owns the
ground, contributed it and gave the use of horses and scraper to level the lot. James Ebling, a
carpenter, Willoughby Reber, a plasterer, and Gus Shollenberger, a plumber, contributed their
labor. A lumber company consented to a favorable line of credit and the home is nearly
completed and will be sold at a reasonable price. Then other homes may be built. Albert Bittle
of Columbia Street may offer a similar arrangement for men out of work.
Pottsville Republican of February 19
A one hour relief drive is being planned for February 25 in the borough. At 6:00 pm all fire
sirens and factory whistles will announce the beginning of the drive by the American Legion
Community Relief Committee. They and other volunteers will canvass the town for food and
clothing for the unemployed. Money will also be accepted to help the 300 people in town in
need of assistance. Chairman Charles Graeff, postmaster, received instructions from
Washington D. C. on how to cooperate. Several businesses in town are giving use of their
vehicles for the drive.
The Call of February 26
The name of G. E. Gangloff of town has been submitted for consideration for appointment to
Judge of Orphan's Court in Schuylkill County. The governor will announce the decision in ten
days. A more qualified and respectable candidate could not be found.
The Bressler Band received insufficient funds to cover the actual running of the organization.
Had it not been for the summer engagements, they would be in deficit. Recently new cymbals
of the highest quality were purchased for $40.00. They wish to thank all those who recently
|The Call of February 8
Borough council held it's meeting on Monday, February 4th. Buehler, Lessig, Heim, Runkle,
Sharadin, Schumacher and President Meck were present. Rudy Moyer of the Building
Committee reported that Mrs. Losch, owner of the POSA Hall was told to repair windows and
fix the brickwork so as not to endanger the traveling public. The Pottsville Union Traction Co.
informed the council that the fare from Pottsville to Smoketown is now a nickel. Health
Officer Butz reported no epidemics and few contagious diseases.
The Call of February 8
W. G. Huy has filled his ice house to the rafters. The large Killian and Bittle ice houses are
both filled in their capacity. M. F. Loy and S. E. Mangle of Spring Garden have harvested full
crops of ice. The large houses at the almshouse have been filled form the wharves at
Killian's Dam and Reuben Peale has filled his ice house from the frozen article from the dock.
It is expected that the decorating, painting and new carpet in t. Matthew's will be finished for
Easter giving it one of the handsomest interiors in the area.
The Call of February 15
On Monday, February 11th, Jacob Reed, general manager of the Union Knitting Mill, gave his
male employees a sleigh ride through the Panther Valley and stopped on the way home at the
Long Run Hotel where they were in splendid condition to do justice to the excellent supper
which the host served. When coffee and cigars were served, employee Monroe Sherman
expressed thanks to their employer.
Doutrich and Company held a ten day sale of men's furnishings: suits from $3.75, sweaters 35
cents and up, overcoats from $5.75 and knee pant suits for boys from $1.49.
The Duck on Rock Social Club has issued an invitation for a dance to be held in Keystone Hall
on the night of Washington's birthday. The Ducks always do things up right and it is safe to
predict that this dance will be the social event of the season.
|YEARS GONE BY