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Helping the Refugees

kaysThe Summit Herald of December 10, 1940 reported that two Summit High School seniors were caught siphoning gasoline from someone else’s car. After “thinking things over” with the Police Court judge, they voluntarily surrendered their driving licenses for one year. Johannes Ladenburg offered ski lessons at Canoe Brook Golf Course—adults $1, children 50₵. B.L. Schlosser ‘s dry-cleaning establishment offered to pick up and clean—for free—any clothing to be donated to European war refugees. The Strand was showing Bette Davis in “The Letter” plus a color cartoon, while the Lyric Theatre offered Boris Karloff as a mad scientist in “Before I Hang”. The City of Summit leveled the ground between the Public Library and the YMCA to create a free parking lot.

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