|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of March 7, 1919
The frame building opposite the Christ Lutheran Church was razed by Christ Richert on Thursday. The building is quite a landmark,
it having been erected many years ago and used for many and varied purposes. Of late years it was used as a bumming shanty for
young boys and came to be quite a nuisance. Its removal will at least enhance the appearance of the street at this point.
OWNER OF DEAD DUCK DISCOVERED
Several weeks ago excitement was caused in our business section when a duck termed a wild duck took refuge on top of a high
telegraph pole on Main Street. The duck was soon brought down by a shot from the rifle of William Quinter. It has now been
learned that the duck was the property of Mrs. Dan Roeder of Canal Street, who is a relative of Mr. Quinter and that the same was
not a wild one but one whom Mrs. Roeder was trying to fatten up to make a meal for her family. No arrests will follow as all parties
concerned appreciate the joke
NEW SAFETY BOXES PLACED
Last week eighty new safety deposit boxes were placed in the vaults of the Schuylkill Haven Trust Company. This number is but one
half of the order placed with the manufacturers over a year ago. The delay in furnishing the same was due to the fact that the plant
had been taken over by the War Department.
POLICEMAN IN FOR IT AGAIN
The poor, skinny, dumb and silent policeman near the junction of Center Avenue and Dock Street came in for another berating by
councilmen at this meeting. At the last monthly meeting this "guy" it was stated, was not in the proper position to allow teams and
autos to make the turn going north or south. All sorts of claims were made that he was a hindrance and dangerous to the traveling
public. Accordingly, therefore, a motion was made at the council meeting of last month that he be moved toward the Dock Street
line. At the meeting on Monday another argument was brought up to the effect that his position, which still remains the same, is the
best and most proper and that of the Road Committee were to move him per their instructions, he would interfere with traffic.
Discussion pro and con was had on the subject and then it was dropped without any definite information being given one way or
another. Maybe the poor fellow will resign until the next meeting and avoid further discussion.
The Call of March 14, 1919
Quite a number of pupils were absent from school during the week on account of suffering from colds. There have been no truancy
cases reported lately. The pupils of the high school seem to be quite interested in the study of French and all are getting along
very nicely with the subject. The next holiday that will be observed by the schools will be Memorial Day. The participants in the
coming play are busily engaged in rehearsing for the production of the same. It will be rendered on Friday, March 28th, in the high
school auditorium. The name of the play is the "Gypsy Rovers."
SLIGHT WRECK ON PENNSY
A slight wreck occurred on the Pennsylvania Railroad a short distance below town, at what is known as the "water trough" near
Bowen's farm, Monday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock. Three loaded hoppers jumped the track. No one was injured but traffic was
tied up until late in the evening and north and south bound trains were run over the Reading.
The Call of March 21, 1919
MAY BUILD BOWLING ALLEY
There is some rumor of negotiations now being on between some out of town parties and the owners of the lot on West Main Street
between the two hotel properties for its purchase. It is understood the idea is to erect a building that can be used for a bowling
alley, a shooting gallery and a pool room. Nothing definite could be learned.
ANOTHER PIONEER MERCHANT TO RETIRE
William Greenawald, one of this town's most prominent merchants will retire from active business on April 1st. Mr. Greenawald is
also one of the town's pioneer merchants, having opened a flour and feed store in the building a few doors above his present
location forty years ago. After the first eight years of business, Mr. Greenawald purchased the corner property which he now
occupies. While Mr. Greenawald was always known to be a conservative businessman and very reserved in seeking publicity, he
was also known to be most honorable and upright in all his dealings. Mr. Greenawald has disposed of his business to one William
K. Loos, formerly of Reading, who since November 1918, has been in th employ of Mr. Greenawald. Mr. Loos will conduct the
business along the same lines as heretofore, carrying a complete stock of flour, feeds and seeds. Thursday he purchased a one
ton Ford truck from local agent John Ebling.
ROAD BUILDING BAD FOR THE KIDS
Residents of Columbia Street complain about the filling up of the middle of this street with trap rock by the borough. It is claimed
the youngsters use the stones for stone fights with one another and that stones sometimes fly thick and fast. It is suggested that
hereafter Street Commissioner Huy, when building roads on this street either tie or glue the stones fast or else pave the street in
order to guard against the above practice.
The burning dump above Connor's Crossing has received a new name and by a stranger at that. The "burning coal mine" is what
the man termed it and while on the subject the same man suggested the use of the now idle gas masks which the government has
on its hands. While the suggestion appears in the light of a joke, one has but to go by there on a rainy or foggy day and convince
himself of the seriousness of the "joke."
NEEDLES IN BREAD
A Spring Garden woman tells us about her having found two large needles in a loaf of baker's bread recently. The woman was
preparing sandwiches for luncheon when the knife struck something solid and investigation showed a needle of several inches in
length embedded in the loaf. A day later while her husband, while riding on a train, was eating a sandwich, he stopped short when
he struck something solid. Removing the hunk from his mouth he discovered it contained a needle. Had it not been for the plate of
his false teeth, which prevented the needle from penetrating the roof of his mouth, he might have been painfully wounded.
Needless to say this woman now breaks her own bread.
The Call of March 28, 1919
PLACED HIS HOUSEKEEPER IN JAIL
George Dearwachter, residing near the South Ward school building in the pottery row, had his housekeeper, Annie Cassel, placed
under arrest for breaking into his home and stealing from the house after he had fired her. The hearing was held before Squire
Moyer and Annie, despite her protests, was taken to Hotel Walton in Pottsville to await a hearing before the court.
EMPTY HOUSES SCARCE AND IN DEMAND
The demand for houses to rent in Schuylkill Haven at this particular time is quite heavy. The Call has had many inquiries as to
whether there are any houses for rent and inquiry and about town has failed to reveal more than about two or three of them.
Despite the fact that there are a number of persons who move from place to place it seems that as soon as one house is empty
there are no less than a dozen applicants for it and no house containing the average conveniences and being in fairly good
condition will remain empty very long just at this time of the year.
LOCAL FIRM BEGINS MANUFACTURE OF SOFT DRINKS
This week the Schuylkill Haven Soft Drink Company began the manufacture of its soft drink beverages. Concentrated soft drinks
will be made. A number if large orders are on hand and will keep the plant working for some time. The firm is composed of Samuel
Buehler, and C. Updegrave. Their three special soft drinks will be Cherry and Orange Blossomade, Olemo Lemon Juice and It's Wild
BOYS HAD TO PAY FOR THEIR SHOOTING
Two boys, one from town and one from Cressona, who it is alleged shot at the Spanhuth washery along the Schuylkill River at the
base of the Schuylkill Mountain had to pay for their Wild West antics. They were placed under arrest by Officer Butz, brought before
Squire Moyer, required to pay the costs and a nominal fine for shooting in the borough.