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North Pole Explorer Visits Summit

telephone thanksThe Summit Herald of March 1, 1927 reported that over a hundred residents attended an informal meeting at City Hall to discuss a rezoning plan that would allow the construction of more apartment buildings in Summit. The majority of those present seemed to oppose apartment buildings, which one attendee called "cave-dwellings". The YWCA held a mother-daughter banquet in the auditorium of the YMCA. Speakers talked about the growth of the organization, and of the need for a new building. An exciting program on thefirst flight to the North Pole was scheduled for the High School auditorium.  Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd of the U.S. Navy  was to speak on his flight in a Fokker monoplane to the Pole and back, illustrated by motion pictures he had taken himself.

The "Personal Mention" column mentioned upcoming trips for several residents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dallon were sailing for a two-month trip to Peru.  Auto mechanic Lawrence van Gleson planned a six-month cross-country trip with his wife and daughter. They would take the southern route to California, then return in late summer by the northern route. Miss Mary Davis of Linden Place was sailing to Beruit, Syria. From there, she planned to drive through the Holy Land to visit friends in Teheran, Persia.

In the classified ads: Lost, a wire-haired terrier named "Dandy". Reward $100. Help Wanted, a neat, respectable white woman for general housework. For Rent, semi-detached house, seven rooms, bath and pantry, $75.

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Educated Farmerettes

commonsensearmyThe Summit Herald of February 22, 1918 reported that the Summit Public Library was collecting books to be sent to the soldiers at Camp Dix and other New Jersey training camps. All Souls Church announced a war foods exhibit and demonstration by experts from the state agricultural college. Foods on display included dishes made with substitutes for meat and wheat. As part of the national effort to produce and conserve more food, lectures on home gardening were scheduled to inform the public. The women of Summit were invited to a lecture at Lincoln School entitled "How to be an Educated Farmerette".

Common Council received a letter from the chairman of the West End Association, requesting that they consider building a school in the west end of Summit.

The hod carriers and masons' tenders published a notice to the boss masons of Summit and vicinity that after May 1 they would expect 45 cents per hour, 8 hours a day, and time and a half for overtime.

A "high class" brick and stone 11-room home was for sale. Features included 3 baths, 3 porches, 6 open fireplaces, a cottage, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees, all for $40,000.

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

What's in a Name?

rositaThe Summit Herald of February 15, 1924 reported that Roy Chapman Andrews of the American Museum of Natural History spoke to the Athenaeum Club on the topic of "Fossil Hunting in Mongolia". The Summit Business Men's Association appealed to the Motor Vehicle Commissioner to establish an automobile licensing bureau in Summit.

The "heraldings for Housewives" column provided cooking tips for Brussels sprouts and winter squash, and suggested serving sauteedcrab meat with Russian dressing, garnished with toast points, pimentos, and sliced stuffed olives. Ann Cabot's column on fashionable New York shops recommended Whitney's Shop of Exclusive Stoutwear for women looking for attractive, hand-tailored suits and gowns in larger sizes.

The editor reported on a movement in Maplewood to change the name of the town back to "Jefferson Village", on the grounds that that it had more dignity and individuality. "Maplewoods are all over the map." He then commented that for the same reasons, Summit might consider returning to the old name of "Turkey Hill".
The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php