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What's in a Name?

rositaThe Summit Herald of February 15, 1924 reported that Roy Chapman Andrews of the American Museum of Natural History spoke to the Athenaeum Club on the topic of "Fossil Hunting in Mongolia". The Summit Business Men's Association appealed to the Motor Vehicle Commissioner to establish an automobile licensing bureau in Summit.

The "heraldings for Housewives" column provided cooking tips for Brussels sprouts and winter squash, and suggested serving sauteedcrab meat with Russian dressing, garnished with toast points, pimentos, and sliced stuffed olives. Ann Cabot's column on fashionable New York shops recommended Whitney's Shop of Exclusive Stoutwear for women looking for attractive, hand-tailored suits and gowns in larger sizes.

The editor reported on a movement in Maplewood to change the name of the town back to "Jefferson Village", on the grounds that that it had more dignity and individuality. "Maplewoods are all over the map." He then commented that for the same reasons, Summit might consider returning to the old name of "Turkey Hill".
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