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The Man in Green Pajamas

franklin2The Summit Herald of August 16, 1929 reported that Stanley Van Cise, age 13, won the Union County Boys' tennis singles competition. Van Cise, a member of the Summit Tennis Club, did not lose any sets in the matches which he played over a two-day span at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth.

Summit residents were startled to see a young man walking around the business district wearing a pair of vivid green pajamas. John Hall had been a center on the High School's undefeated 1928 football team. He visited McElgunn's clothing shop, and learned from the owner that he had fine pajamas in stock which were not selling. Mr. McElgunn offered Mr. Hall a free pair of pajamas if he would advertise them by wearing them in public. Mr. Hall accepted the challenge, and attracted quite a lot of attention as he strolled around town, chatted with friends, and stopped into an ice cream shop for a coca-cola.

"The Woman Citizen" column by Anne Gilson urged women to read about the proposed Smoot-Hawley tariff legislation. She suggested that women should not evaluate the tariff based on how it would affect manufacturers or importers, but how it would affect their own household budgets.

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