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From Summit to Carnegie Hall, And Back Again

electricABCThe Summit Herald of March 14, 1924 reported that the Summit Glee Club was one of twelve clubs that gave a joint concert of 600 male voices at Carnegie Hall in New York. All of the clubs were members of the Associated Glee Clubs of America. The Summit Glee Club announced their intention of giving a smaller version of that concert in April with three of the other New Jersey clubs, in the auditorium of the new high school.

The Summit Fire Department responded to a barn fire on Division Avenue. The barn was destroyed, but the ponies and automobiles inside were saved, and the fire put out before it could spread to the attached milk house or neighboring houses.

An editorial on the radio page mentioned that a 500-watt radio station costs $50,000 to set up, and $20,000 per year to maintain. There were 100 such stations in the U.S. and Canada, disproving the notion that radio is "just a fad".

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:

http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php