|YEARS GONE BY
|The Call of October 3, 1913
THE WORLD TAKES, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MAKES
"The World Takes, Schuylkill Haven Makes." This was quite correct and the same was chosen by the Board of Directors of the Board
of Trade as the slogan for the town, Thursday evening. There were forty four contestants or about fifty different suggestions made
for slogans and the directors were kept busy and compelled to do some great thinking to make a choice from the large number.
There were many suggestions made that would have been capital for the slogan but after voting several times, "The World Takes,
Schuylkill Haven Makes" finally won out. A slogan which was a close second was "Schuylkill Haven. Wide Awake, Up To Date, First
Rate." The latter suggestion received five votes on the final count and the slogan chosen, seven. Another slogan which for a time
appealed to the directors was, "Schuylkill Haven's Many Mills Manufacture Modern Makes." The fourth suggestion that received
favor was "Schuylkill Haven the Center of Facilities and Industries."
The winner of the prize was Mr. E. G. Moyer, son of Squire and Mrs. C. A. Moyer of Main Street, Schuylkill Haven. The second most
popular suggestion was that submitted by Paul Bowman. The third by E. G. Moyer and the fourth by Mrs. Harry F. Loy. The complete
list of slogans will be given in next week's issue. On account of considerable time being consumed in the selection of a slogan, not
much other business was transacted.
BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Wednesday morning about 12:15 o'clock, the large barn of Clayton Killian, near Killian's ice dam, was struck by a bolt of lightning, set
on fire and totally destroyed. About twenty tons of hay were destroyed together with a large amount of valuable farm machinery,
farming implements and a large quantity of potatoes and apples. The neighbors responded promptly but could do nothing to fight
the flames. Several surrounding small buildings were also destroyed. The loss is estimated at $1,500. The reflection cast in the sky
was very bright and attracted the attention of everyone who had been wakened by the storm.
This week the car load of curbing that was holding Contractor Trexler up in the paving of Dock Street arrived. Thursday afternoon the
work of placing them was begun and this work will be pushed with all the rapidity possible in order to make up for lost time
The Call of October 24, 1913
TO HOLD FAIR
The Rainbow Hose Company of town are preparing for a grand fair and bazaar which they intend holding some time during the
winter. As yet the committee in charge has not decided on the exact date although it is intimated the same will be held some time
after the holidays. It is learned also that the coming fair will have a number of new and interesting features, several that have never
before been taken up in this section. The fire laddies of the North Ward always do introduce novel features at their fairs and the
coming event is to eclipse all past affairs of that kind. Although the matter has been but recently decided, the ladies auxiliary is
already hard on the job for preparing the fair. As soon as the exact date is decided upon, the committee on soliciting will make its
rounds. For further details, watch these columns.
PROGRESS OF DOCK STREET PAVING
At the present writing the east side of Dock Street has been paved from Main Street to Broadway. This side of the street has also
been concreted to Crossley's corner. Friday the brick were laid at the Weist alley. The work is progressing quite rapidly now and the
west side of the street will be torn up within a week or two. All preparations for going ahead with the west side of the street have
been made and it is believed the entire street can be finished before the cold weather sets in. The contractor has been
handicapped in not being able to get as a large a force of laborers as he could use.
STORM DOES DAMAGE
The heavy wind storm of Monday did damage to the local electric light and telephone wires. At the corner of Dock Street and Paxson
Avenue, two electric wires became crossed causing a short circuit which resulted in both the arcs and incandescent lights being put
out of commission. Employees of the light department promptly discovered the trouble and rectified the same, and the lights were
turned on again, the town being in darkness but for a short time.
The Call of October 31, 1913
NEW INSANE HOSPITAL OPENED HERE
Schuylkill County's new $600,000 hospital for the insane, located at Schuylkill Haven, was dedicated with appropriate exercises
Thursday afternoon in the presence of thousands of people from all parts of the county. The program of exercises were of a simple
but yet interesting nature. They were held in the chapel on the second floor of the main building. The room was far too small to
accommodate the large audience that was desirous of listening to the remarks of the speakers. The result was considerable
disturbance and annoyance was caused by persons jamming their way into the room and in a short time pressing their way through
the crowds again to get out.
Promptly at 2:30 o'clock, the Third Brigade Band, which occupied the right front corner of the chapel struck up the opening march of
the program. The program as given in these columns in previous weeks then followed. It was completed and brought to a close
about 4:30 o'clock by the audience standing and enthusiastically joining in singing America.
For hours prior to the exercises, during the same and until five o'clock, the entire building was inspected by thousands of persons.
The County Commissioners must be commended for the excellent arrangement and provision of the details for the handling of the
visitors. Attendants were stationed in many parts of the building and directed the public through the same, explained the different
portions of it, various kinds of apparatus, and answered the many inquiries in a courteous manner.
From all sides was heard expressions as to the new building which has been erected, delightfully located, modernly equipped,
conveniently and comfortably arranged in all its appointments and with a capacity to accommodate six to seven hundred patients.
Schuylkill County sure can be proud of one thing and that is that it possesses the most up to date and thoroughly scientific institution
for the care of the insane in the state.
Judge Brumm in his address struck the key note of the entire day's program when he stated the cause, in his opinion, of the present
number of insane and the rapid increase of the number, throughout the country was the cigarette. He stated that he had ascertained
to his complete satisfaction that there are more weak minded boys, more imbeciles, eventually lunatics, bred in this country of ours
today from the effect of the cigarette than there is from the effects of alcoholic spirits. He further stated that parents should see that
their children are not permitted to use cigarettes. That during his career on the bench there has not been a single instance where
he examined the fingers of boys and young men brought before him for trial that he did not find the stain on their fingers of the
cigarette. He said he hoped every man and woman would take some step to prevent the use of the cigarette and also to punish the
villain guilty of selling them to their boys. Handsome souvenir booklets containing valuable information covering the new institution
were given to all persons.