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Activist Speaks at Local Church

summit cycleThe Summit Herald of November 3, 1922 reported that a charitable card party at the Hotel Beechwood raised the “magnificent sum” of $1506.50 for Overlook Hospital. The WCTU urged voters to elect candidates who would continue to support Prohibition. At All Soul’s Church, activist Jane Addams of Hull House spoke about immigration law and conditions in post-war Europe. New books at the Summit Public Library included Zane Grey’s travelogue “Tales of Lonely Trails” and “Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis. The cooking column offered recipes from “famous Summit cooks” for corn meal griddle cakes and dark nut bread.

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

 

How to Prevent Appendicitis

evening mealThe Summit Herald of October 27, 1906 reported that the Summit Athletic Association was to be reorganized, with a new manager for the city’s baseball team. The Public Library had over 800 active members, and added 466 volumes to its collection in the past year. Summit resident Harry Coggeshall was expected to return soon from an extensive tour of the American West. His last stop was at San Francisco, and he arrived there shortly after the great earthquake. Campbell’s drugstore advertised Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup “to prevent appendicitis”, claiming that sufferers of appendicitis often have chronic constipation.

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

Summit Man To Edit New York Times

american legionThe Summit Herald of October 20, 1922 reported that Summit resident Rollo Ogden had been named editor of the New York Times. The fire ordinance regulating bonfires and brush fires was amended. The Radio Club of the Summit High School held its second meeting. Mayor Merrill was one of several speakers who addressed 100 members of the Business Girls Club at the YMCA. The cooking column suggested several ways to prepare pears, including baked, in fritters, and in gelatin desserts. World War ace Eddie Rickenbacker married Adelaide Durant, and the happy couple went overseas for their honeymoon.

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