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Spring Approaches, Clock Starts Again

canned foodsThe Summit Record of March 2, 1923 reported that with the coming of milder weather, the town clock was working once again, after several months of being literally frozen at 4:03. The Summit Red Cross was collecting used clothing for Russian refugees, especially children. The State Motor Vehicle Commissioner reported that 527 people were killed in auto accidents in 1922, an increase of 100 over the previous year. Ten-year-old Lawrence Keppell was recovering at Overlook Hospital after being dragged several hundred feet by a team of runaway horses. The parishioners of St. Teresa’s Church raised funds to send the assistant rector to Florida. Father Spielman spent two months in the hospital after an operation followed by pneumonia, and it was felt that warm southern weather would help him recover.

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