The Summit Herald of August 3, 1923 reported that President Warren G. Harding died in San Francisco the previous day. The front page contained large illustrations of the late President and of his successor, Calvin Coolidge. Governor Silzer announced an investigation into garbage from New York City drifting onto New Jersey beaches, due to garbage scows dumping their loads 5 miles from shore, instead of the 25 miles required by law. The Lyric Theatre presented the movie “Monte Cristo” (based on the Dumas novel), produced by William Fox and starring John Gilbert and Estelle Taylor.
The social news column was full of vacation plans. Dr. Clara Tuttle was off on a motor trip to her former home in Rockland, Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Vander Sommer of New York City and their daughter, Lucille, came to Summit to spend three weeks at the Beechwood Hotel. The Thiesmeyer family returned from a month at Budd’s Lake. At the Summit train station, friends of the Eugene Jobs family gathered with flowers and fruit baskets to say farewell as they began a trip to the Pacific Coast.
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