The 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.
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