100 Years Ago

BOMB EXPLOSIONS ARE A SEQUEL TO MAY DAY ATTEMPT — Investigation of the bomb explosions in eight cities which were intended to kill public men, has convinced secret service chiefs that the outrages had a common source, and that they probably can be classed as an unsuccessful attempt on the part of a still unknown anarchistic group to resume a campaign of terrorism begun with the May Day attempt to deliver a series of infernal machines through the mails out of New York. 

Washington police devoted their efforts to reassembling fragments of the man who was killed Monday night at the door of Attorney General Palmer's home while attempting to plant his cargo of explosives. 

TOWN TOPICS — In order to make more room for guests at the Mennonite Home, it has been decided to open the third floor. An elevator will be installed to convey the guests from floor to floor ... Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre and grandson, motored to Lancaster on Memorial Day, taking with them Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Hunsicker, of Sellersville. They came home by way of Valley Forge and report having a delightful trip. 

ALBRIGHT-LOUX AT MARRIAGE ALTAR — Mr. Albright is the youngest son of Mrs. Alice Albright, Railroad avenue, and one of our most popular young men, being identified with the various church organizations, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 1, and during the war was zealously connected with many home activities ... The bride is one of our choicest young ladies, and has also been connected with the various church auxiliaries, and the town's social work. 

VERNFIELD — Corporal Verner G. Nyce arrived at his home here on Monday, after about 10 months of overseas service with the 310th Field Artillery. He did, however, not quite get to the fighting front but within hearing distance of the roar of the heavy artillery having been occupying a quiet sector at the time of the signing of the armistice but still a pretty good taste of Army life. He reports having had a pleasant time the last six weeks he was across which he spent in the Motor Reconstruction Camp at Neuvil, France, where all autos and trucks of the A. E. F. are sent to be either overhauled or salvaged. 

BUCKS CRIMINAL COURT PROCEEDINGS — Pleading guilty to the theft of a $35 diamond ring, later returned, from Mrs. Boyd Baily, his employer's wife, Claude Lichtenwalmer, a boy, said that after taking the ring and selling it, he got it back and returned it. 

Claude's employer admitted to the Court that he gave the boy only 75 cents for working three weeks on his farm.

Chief Harry Rhoades, of the Quakertown police, said the boy told him he sold the ring to Edwin Shearer for 10 cents in order to get spending money ... The court suspended sentence and put the boy on probation for six months. 

50 Years Ago

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES TONIGHT FOR 304 SOUDERTON HIGH SENIORS — Valedictorian Sallie Gehman will speak on "We Determine Society's Change;" salutatorian Linda Metz, on "Parental Responsibility Ends Here;" Dean Macinskas, "Personal Involvement Is Necessary," and Thelma Kriebel, "There Is A Difficult Road Before Us." 

MANY ATTEND MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, MONUMENT DEDICATION IN TELFORD — Winding it's way through town, the parade ended at the VFW Post Home, where the monument dedication was held. 

SCHOOL BOARD OKs $6 MILLION LONG RANGE PLAN, $.7 MILLION SALFORD HILLS ADDITION APPROVED — Dr. William Maxwell, assistant superintendent of schools, presented the long-range plan for approval and showed board members a copy of the finished product -- the size of a Philadelphia phone directory ...

Maloney, who said he is alarmed at the way in which many U.S. schools are presenting sex, stated his concern about what is taught to his children and who teaches it. 

Anders said he believes sex education should be taught in the home. He added that he wished to be informed of the board's decision concerning the sex education program ... In contrast to the comments by Anders and Maloney, Dr. Miles K. Detwiler, chairman of the education-personnel committee, stated that parents with whom he has spoken are 10 to 1 in favor of a stepped-up sex education program. 

TELFORD RESPONSE TO SURVEY INDICATES RESIDENTS WANT POOL — Gabel said 34% of the survey cards have now been returned, and that 72% of the returns were "yes" votes for a pool.  

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