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Alien Enemies

wanamakerThe Summit Herald of January 25, 1918 reported that Chief of Police George Brown would begin registering German Alien Enemies, as instructed by Federal authorities. Alien Enemies were any German-born males, 14 or older, who were not naturalized American Citizens. They were to sign affidavits vowing to peaceably abide by U.S. laws. The U.S. Marshall reminded registering officers that registrants were not to be considered "persons of evil disposition" and should be treated in a courteous and friendly way.

Local businesses (except for essential services) followed the new instructions of the U,S, Fuel Administration to close every Monday. Many people who had day off work chose to go to the movies. The Lyric Theatre was open Monday, and closed Tuesday.

A stereopticon lecture by noted western photographer Mr. Clatworthy on the scenery of the Rocky Mountains was scheduled to take place at the Lincoln School Auditorium. Tickets were 50¢ for adults and 25¢ for children 12 and under. All proceeds would go to the Junior Red Cross Fund.


Blind children from the Arthur Home were invited to participate in a special exhibition of finger-work by the blind at the State House in Trenton. They set up a miniature cottage (the size of a large dollhouse), fully furnished, and with a barn and garage. The roadway outside the cottage was equipped with a red automobile, express wagons, and go carts, as well as a fire truck.

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