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New law requires cars to be registered

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The Summit Herald of June 30, 1906 reported that the Summit baseball team was tied for third place in the Lackawanna League. Policeman John Sheridan surprised his wife with a party for their 25th wedding anniversary. The Freylinghuysen Law requiring New Jersey automobiles to be registered came into effect. Registration fees were to be used to pay for road repairs. In New York City, architect Stanford White was murdered by millionaire Harry Thaw over White’s affair with Thaw’s wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. In Toledo, Ohio, the heads of five ice companies were convicted under anti-trust laws for price-fixing, and were sentenced to $5000 fines and one year in the workhouse. The trust had raised the price of ice in Toledo by 75-100%. The Union County branch of the SPCA was chartered in Summit.

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

Summit Red Sox Take First Place

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The Summit Herald of June 23, 1941 reported that Mayor Guido Forster expected to run for a second term, despite being recalled to active duty as a Naval Reserve officer. There was some concern in the city as to whether an active-duty officer could legally run for public office, and if he could reasonably expect to return to Summit by January 1, 1942. The 6th-graders at Brayton School closed out the school year with a special performance of their own version of “Aida”. The Summit Red Sox beat Irvington 3-1, taking first place in the Lackawanna League. The Lyric Theater showed “Ziegfeld Girl” starring Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and Hedy Lamarr.

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

Bootlegger Arrested

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The Summit Record of June 16, 1921 reported that a suspected bootlegger was arrested near his home on Aubrey Street when the bundle he was carrying—allegedly vegetables—proved to be a 5-gallon jug of whiskey. A baseball game between the American Legion posts of Summit and Millburn was ended in the eighth inning because of rain, with Summit leading 30-2. Aunt Prudence provided a recipe for a summer punch to serve 50, made with pineapple, tea, grape juice, lemon juice, sugar, and sparkling water. The Lyric Theatre (“New Jersey’s Safest Playhouse”) advertised “Through the Back Door” starring Mary Pickford.

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