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Rabid Dog

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The Summit Herald of March 17, 1921 reported that Common Council approved raising $400,000 to build a new high school on Maple Street. Council also approved the installation of a telephone in the home of Police Sergeant John Sheridan. Two young boys were bitten by a rabid dog on Chestnut Avenue. The dog was shot by a policeman, and the boys were taken to the Pasteur Institute in Newark for treatment. Aunt Prudence’s cooking column included recipes for chocolate-dipped candy eggs and hot cross buns. The Summit High School girls’ basketball team was scheduled to play against Montclair Normal School (teachers college) at Brayton. The paper noted that the Summit team had not lost a game on their home court in 6 years. A five-piece orchestra was on hand to play music for dancing after the game.

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

Summit Red Cross at World's Fair

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The Summit Herald of March 10, 1939 reported that the Summit chapter of the Red Cross was honored by being chosen to participate in the upcoming World’s Fair. The Summit Public Library had a colorful display of gardening books and magazines to celebrate Garden Book Week. The JCP&L cooking column suggested recipes to make vegetables more interesting, including Turnips Newburg, French Fried Pepper Rings, and Creamed Onions with Brazil Nuts. Three people were arrested by a night patrolman for stealing newly planted shrubs from private property.

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

Union County "Highwaymen" Sentenced

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The Summit Record of March 3, 1921 reported that Mrs. Mary Davis died at Overlook Hospital, aged approximately 108. She was born a slave in Maryland, and had been living in the north for at least 50 years. Chief of Police John P. Murphy had the highest score in a shooting competition held at the police range, and won a $20 gold piece donated by Dr. Frederick A. Steele. Three “highwaymen” who had held up automobiles and trolleys in Union County were sentenced to 50-75 years in prison. James McDonald spoke at All Soul’s Church on the economic condition of post-war Europe, and Germany’s inability to pay the $50 billion in reparations mandated by the Allies. The Beechwood Hotel advertised Wednesday night bridge games, the $1 per person admission going to the Co-operative Charities of Summit.

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