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To Europe on the Hindenburg

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The Summit Herald of May 26, 1936 reported that Summit jeweler George Busch, Jr. traveled to Europe on the first return flight of the zeppelin Hindenburg. He intended to visit Antwerp and Amsterdam, in order to make purchases at the diamond markets in those cities. A garden plant exchange took place on the grounds of the Summit Public Library, co-sponsored by the Library and the Township Improvement Committee. Plants for rock gardens were in particular demand. The Summit Peace Council—a new organization formed to further the cause of world peace—held its second meeting at the YMCA. In the classifieds, someone wanted to exchange a used car in good condition for dental service.

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Cop's Close Call

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The Summit Herald of May 19, 1906 reported that the city Road Committee was experimenting with alternatives to sprinkling water on the streets of Summit to reduce the dust stirred up by automobiles. Patrolman Kelly had a narrow escape when a man he was chasing turned and fired a revolver at him at close range. Fortunately, the suspect’s gun did not go off, as the clerk at the hardware store had sold him the wrong sort of cartridges. It was announced that the banks of San Francisco would reopen at the end of May, having been closed since the previous month’s earthquake and fire. Track laborers for the Lackawanna Railroad went on strike, demanding $1.50 per day instead of $1.30.

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Former Mayor "Horses Around" for Charity

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The Summit Record of May 12, 1921 reported that Mr. James Cromwell resigned from the Board of Education due to the Board’s decision to move the location of the new high school from Maple Street to the Bonnel property on Morris Avenue. “John Smith” of New York was arrested at 1:45 AM by Patrolman Flynn on Summit Avenue. Mr. Smith, who claimed to be looking for work as a woodchopper, was carrying a flashlight and a loaded .38 revolver. Aunt Prudence provided a recipe for fried fish balls. The annual charity ball to benefit Overlook Hospital was a great success. Many of the attendees came in costume, dressed as Joan of Arc, Little Lord Fauntleroy, a French maid, Christopher Columbus, a Chinese prince and princess, and hordes of pirates, clowns, sailors, and Gypsies. Former Mayor Ruford Franklin came as “the old gray mare”, accompanied by his wife, dressed as a horseman with a whip. Plans were announced for the formal dedication of the newly-built Rosary Shrine

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