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How to Prevent Appendicitis

evening mealThe Summit Herald of October 27, 1906 reported that the Summit Athletic Association was to be reorganized, with a new manager for the city’s baseball team. The Public Library had over 800 active members, and added 466 volumes to its collection in the past year. Summit resident Harry Coggeshall was expected to return soon from an extensive tour of the American West. His last stop was at San Francisco, and he arrived there shortly after the great earthquake. Campbell’s drugstore advertised Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup “to prevent appendicitis”, claiming that sufferers of appendicitis often have chronic constipation.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
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Summit Man To Edit New York Times

american legionThe Summit Herald of October 20, 1922 reported that Summit resident Rollo Ogden had been named editor of the New York Times. The fire ordinance regulating bonfires and brush fires was amended. The Radio Club of the Summit High School held its second meeting. Mayor Merrill was one of several speakers who addressed 100 members of the Business Girls Club at the YMCA. The cooking column suggested several ways to prepare pears, including baked, in fritters, and in gelatin desserts. World War ace Eddie Rickenbacker married Adelaide Durant, and the happy couple went overseas for their honeymoon.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php

 

Fire Department Turns 25

standard oilThe Summit Record of October 13, 1916 reported that the Summit Fire Department observed its Silver Jubilee with a day-long celebration. A long parade in the morning included fire companies and bands from around the state, and was followed by contests in hose-laying, pumping, and engine racing. The race for horse-drawn hook-and-ladder units was won by default by Perth Amboy, the only contestant.

Twenty-year-old Carter Tiffany became the first Summit resident to receive a license to operate an aeroplane. He graduated from the Curtis Aviation School in Buffalo, and was selected to be one of the instructors at the new Curtis School in Florida. Two other young men from Summit--Alexander Beck and Clarence Bailey--returned from a seven-month stay in war-torn France, where they volunteered to drive and maintain ambulances for the Allies.

The editor praised the formation of the North Summit Law and Order League, which was established to clean up the neighborhood and shut down speakeasies.

The Library has a searchable database of local historical newspapers. Search or browse at:
http://www.digifind-it.com/summit/home.php