100 Years Ago

SOUDERTON WINS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WITH DOBSON — The third and deciding game between J. & J. Dobson, champions of the Main Line League, and Souderton, champions of the Montgomery County League, played at Ambler, last Saturday, was won by the latter team, 2 to 1, after 10 innings of the most interesting base ball witnessed for some time.

A large crowd turned out to witness the battle of champions and no one was disappointed in the manner the two teams played. 

FINE WELCOME HOME AT INDIAN CREEK — Eleven members of Christ Reformed congregation, at Indian Creek, served during the World War, and all are back home, well and happy in having done their duty for their country.

These were present at the Welcome Home exercises at the church last Saturday evening; and all appeared in uniform. 

PERKASIE SHOE STORE SELLS AT A GLANCE — The men who bought the store chanced to be in Perkasie on Monday with intentions of buying some stock elsewhere but the party in question not being home, they leisurely walked into the shoe store of Mr. Musselman, briefly glanced about, asked the price and bought it for spot cash ... Mr. Musselman at first doubted the strangers' intentions, or at least their ability to make good, and to his surprise even the formality of writing out a check was dispensed with, and greenbacks exhibited instead. These were ascertained as being bonafide, and the buyers took immediate possession.

Having had no intentions of selling, but lured by the fancy price offered, Mr. Musselman has had no time to think what he may engage in just yet. 

TOWN TOPICS — While following another pupil in play, Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shearer, Main street, tripped and fell at the school grounds, and in doing so landed his weight on an arm, and as a result a bone was broken above the wrist. The boy is about 14 years old. Drs. N. H. Rahn and N. G. Allebach set the broken bone. The boy is doing as well as can be expected. 

LEAVES WHISKEY ESTATE — Whiskey comprised more than one-fifth of the estate of $35,052 of Lewis Weiss, of New York City, whose will was filed for probate. Eight barrels, valued at $1,700, and certificates for 60 barrels at $5,520 were among the assets.

50 Years Ago

NEW ONE FOR THE BOOKS: TRAIN HITS PARKED CAR — Police said a car owned by John T. Purcell, of Front and Broad sts., Souderton, was parked in the lot adjacent to the railroad tracks on N. Front st., apparently with the front end pulled too far forward. 

The 4:15 p.m., northbound Reading passenger train caught the front of Purcell's car and forced it into the front of the adjacent car, owned by John C. Benischeck, of North Wales. 

FRANCONIA POLICE ARREST 6 YOUTHS FOR DISTURBANCES — Six area youths were apprehended Monday night by Franconia Township police, following an investigation of an egg-throwing incident at a private home and another disturbance in the township.

Officer C. Eugene Davidheiser stopped the car, and found a considerable amount of corn and eggs in the vehicle.

UNITS PARADE IN TELFORD FOR NEW TRUCK HOUSING — The parade, which attracted about 500 persons, lasted for the better part of 45 minutes before returning to the fire house for the housing ... Telford now has two major pumpers, a tanker and a field piece, in service.

AREA FRAKTUR ART STUDIED BY HISTORIANS — The hand-done fraktur was an outgrowth of pre-printing medieval art, and many of the pieces were made for family records as well as an art expression for early Colonial talents.

CREST BOOTERS DOWN VALLEY — Indian Valley tried 10 straight shots on goal, making one, before Indian Crest tied the tilt on a dead-eye shot by Kerry Moyer ... Bob Yoder, in the fourth period, put the icing on the cake for Indian Crest with a 12 yard breakaway shot from the right side about 8 yards out. 


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