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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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