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An Easter Cotillion

YMCAbasketballThe Summit Herald of April 13, 1907 reported that the YMCA junior basketball team finished a successful season, having won 12 out of 16 games. The dancing class of Miss Grace Porter’s school held an Easter cotillion, which concluded with a serpentine dance and a confetti “battle”. News came from Dresden that former Summit resident Miss Jayta Humphreys had married Captain Heinrich von Wolf of the German Army. Miss Humphreys’ stepfather, T. St. John Gaffney, was the American Consul in Dresden. Miss Ida Mawson, of London, advertised her services as a singing teacher. A generous award was offered for the return of a missing white bull terrier. Union Hose Company No. 1 was called out to extinguish a blaze in a pile of manure in a vacant lot. It was brought under control within two hours.

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