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The Most Dangerous Road in the County

oopsThe Summit Herald of January 4, 1927 reported that the New Year had been welcomed in with many celebrations. Over 500 dancers attended the Patrolmen’s Ball at St. Teresa Hall. A quieter gathering of 50 attended the Community Watch Night service at the YWCA, with songs, meditations, prayers, and socializing.

Mayor Cornish addressed Common Council. He praised their plans for the coming year, especially the paving of Springfield Avenue, which he described as “the most dangerous road in the county”.

The Subscription Concert committee announced that the next concert would feature cellist Pablo Casals playing works by Bach, Saint-Saens, Handel, and Beethoven. Two Summit men were arrested on the charge of selling alcohol on New Year’s Eve. No alcohol was found on the premises, and they were released on bail, pending trial. Jersey Central Power & Light advertised an electric warming pad for only $8.50 (95₵ down, $1 per month).

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php