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Assault with an Egg

rockneThe Summit Herald of December 1, 1931 reported that a special election was to be held to elect a replacement for the late Ernest R. Ackerman, Congressman from New Jersey’s Fifth District. Three freight cars full of Christmas trees arrived at the Summit train yard, to be distributed among local dealers. Several Summit artists participated in an exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum; one of them, landscape painter Junius Allen, won first prize for oils. Mrs. Ilya Pryce of Oakridge Avenue was charged with assault and battery on a court officer who came to collect a payment on a bedroom furniture set. Mrs. Pryce, who was preparing breakfast at the time, threw a raw egg at the man, which spattered all over his coat. The community was saddened by the death of Dr. William Lamson following a sudden illness and surgery. His brother Edwin, who suffered from a heart condition, passed away the next day.

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War or Peace?

thanksgiving dinnerThe Summit Herald of November 24, 1916 reported on a nationwide fundraising effort for war-torn Belgium, where many children were contracting tuberculosis. Mayor Ruford Franklin moderated a debate of pacifism vs. preparedness on “How May We Have Peace?”. Artist Edmund Osthaus, noted for his paintings of dogs, hosted an exhibition of his work at his home/studio on Bedford Road. Ernest Thompson Seton, author of “Wild Animals I Have Known” was scheduled to lecture at All Soul’s Church about “Preparedness and the Boy Scout Movement”. In the classified ads, a reward was offered for the safe return of a black-and-tan striped cat named “Tiger”. C.J. wanted to buy a set of brass andirons, and Mrs. E.R. Hall wished to hire a neat Protestant girl as a cook.

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

Turkey, Duck, or Roast Beef?

audienceThe Summit Herald of November 17, 1939 reported that singer Marion Anderson would be giving a recital at the High School auditorium. The Summit Businessmen's Association voted to become a Chamber of Commerce. Four local young men were arrested for stealing 1,000 pounds of copper from the Public Service property on River Road. A New York contractor was chosen to construct the new Bell Laboratories buildings in Murray Hill. The Hotel Beechwood advertised a special Thanksgiving dinner, from soup (clear consommé or cream of corn) to nuts (with assorted fruit). In addition to the traditional turkey, diners had a choice of duckling with orange sauce or roast beef, at a price of $1.25 per person. The family that wanted to eat at home could buy a 10-lb roasted turkey (with stuffing and gravy) from Hill City Deli for $4.50.

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