100 Years Ago
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS TEACHERS — Salaries received a decided boost. In accordance with the Woodruff Act of the last Legislature, teachers in our Borough who are Normal school graduates or hold a professional certificate must receive as a minimum $70.00 per month; those holding a permanent certificate or who are Normal graduates of two-years' experience must receive $80.00.
SLACKERS LEAVE HOME WHEN ASKED TO WORK — During the past month there was a considerable exodus from the Montgomery County Home, at Black Rock, just at a time when there is a pressing need for help, both men and women, in the gardening of the big crops on the county farm. Some of the men and women who left the institution did so without leave. In fact, some of them according to the reports of Steward John H. Bartman, deliberately turned their backs and walked away when a suggestion was made that they assist in the work.
DEMPSEY MAKES CHOPPING BLOCK OF JESS WILLARD —
Toledo, O., July 4th — Acclaimed by 50,000 half-crazed, screaming and perspiring fight fanatics, Jack Dempsey won the heavy-weight championship of the world here this afternoon, when Jess Willard, after a surprisingly weak struggle, failed to answer the bell for the fourth round ... The great volleys of applause for Dempsey swallowed up the cries of condemnation of Willard's weakness, but these were many and bitter.
TOWN TOPICS — After being closed for a day, following enforcement of the dry law, our hotels are again open up for business, for the dispensing of soft drinks and accommodations to the public ... A driveway, with entrance on Hillside avenue, has been opened between the houses of Rudolph Hope and Elmer Delp. Both parties will erect garages on the rear of their properties to house their automobiles.
SOLDIER BOYS EAGER TO WED GERMAN GIRLS — The Judge Advocate's Department of the American forces, on the Rhine, has handed down a decision declaring that marriages under present conditions are illegal on the ground that the United States technically still is at war with Germany ... At Army headquarters, however, inquiries continue to be received from soldiers eager to wed German girls.
50 Years Ago
SOUDERTON REC. BOARD SCHEDULES BAND, CHORAL CONCERTS IN PARK — Souderton Recreation Board has announced it will sponsor the presentation of four band concerts and one combined church choir at Souderton Community Park's bandstand during the summer months.
NEW OWNER FOR FUHR'S PHARMACY — Fuhr's Pharmacy, Penn ave., Telford, changed hands July 1 when Fred Labs, an employe at the drugstore since 1948, became owner ... The new owner graduated from Souderton High School in 1950 and from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1958.
NEW POLICEMAN HIRED, HIGHWAY PROJECTS DISCUSSED BY COUNCIL — Questioning the need for a fifth man on the force, Council President Abraham Stover said the previous action was just to "build the list" of those seeking and eligible for positions on the force. Councilman Charles Allebach argued that it seemed implicit in the previous action that a new man should be hired, and that the only question was who he should be.
ANNUAL SERVICES SUNDAY AT KLEIN MEETINGHOUSE — The service, planned by the Historical Committee of the Indian Creek Church of the Brethren, will include traditional singing of German hymns and chorales, led by 88-year-old Dunker chorister Rein F. Gottshall, of Royersford.
The service will be conducted by Isaac Clarence Kulp, Jr., of Vernfield, a member of the historical committee, who will use parts of the ancient German liturgy, which he will also interpret in English.
FRESH AIR CHILDREN TO ARRIVE TODAY — Eighty-five children from deprived areas of New York City will arrive at the Souderton Shopping Center at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) for two-week visits in the homes of local volunteers.