100 Years Ago

A CORRECTION — In the issue of the Independent of April 18th last, there appeared under the heading, "Adjudications," a line referring to Albert F. Moyer, of Blooming Glen. We hasten to correct the impression created. A misplaced corrected line from the "Marriage Licenses" to the "Adjudication" items was the cause of the article appearing as it did. 

KIDNAPPER GETS SIX MONTHS — The fact that it was represented that he had been actuated solely by romantic love and not by a desire to lead a "sporting life," and that he had twice married the girl upon whom he had been convicted of committing statutory rape, once civilly and once religiously, did not save Felix Faire, of Norristown, from being sentenced Saturday by Judge Swartz to six months' imprisonment in the County Jail, having been found guilty of kidnapping. 

VERNFIELD — Wallace Ziegler, the carrier on the mail route from this place to Salford station, purchased a Ford touring car from E. M. Schaeffer, of Morwood, and will use same on his route during the summer. 

GRATERFORD MISSIONARY DEAD — Relatives at Graterford have just received word of the death of Rev. Jacob G. Cole, son of Mrs. Catherine Cole, of Graterford. He died in Shanghai, China, from influenza. Aged, 52 years. He was expected home in May but died a few days before his ship sailed for America. 

MIDNIGHT BLAZE GUTS PERKASIE BUSINESS BLOCK — The fire started shortly before midnight and for a time the entire business section was threatened ... It was soon thought to be under control, but later broke out at another place and then the real fight to extinguish the blaze began. 

50 Years Ago

COMMUNITY FORUM THIS SUNDAY ON DRUGS, NARCOTICS — Sponsored by the Souderton-Telford Ministerium, the forum will concentrate on possible solutions to the problem of drug addiction. 

Panelists will include Jack Hopson, agent for the Department of Drug Distribution and Narcotics Control of the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Penna., who will bring a vivid presentation of the nature and extent of the problem. 

SOUDERTON SCHOOL BUDGET UP .93 MILLION; AGREEMENT REACHED ON TEACHER PAY SCHEDULE — Souderton Area school directors Monday night adopted a $5,357,630 preliminary budget for the 1969-70 school year ... Dr. Roy Dungan, superintendent of schools, commented that, in spite of the fact that there will be no tax increase next year, students will enjoy added benefits. He said the district plans to add more reading, special education, art and music specialists and stated that library- and teacher-aid hours will increase. An elementary guidance counselor will be available for the first time next year, Dungan said, and the district will continue to place less children in each classroom. 

CLEMMER STUDENTS PLAN ANNUAL CONCERT — The annual sacred concert by students of the Joseph Clemmer Music Studio will be held this Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Indian Crest Junior High Auditorium, 41 N. School lane, Souderton. 

INDIANS SPLIT FIRST TWO LOOP GAMES, LOSE TO HATTERS, TOP UP — Dave Snook's Souderton High baseball charges split their first two league tilts over the past week, losing the opener last Thursday to Hatboro-Horsham, 7-4, and topping Upper Perk Monday, 3-2.

$6.3 MILLION, 10-YEAR BUILDING PLAN APPROVED — Godshall said student population studies show enrollment in 10 years will reach approximately 6,790. Students now attending district schools number 5,310, he reported, adding that if the increase does not occur as projected, building plans will be revised accordingly.   

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