100 Years Ago
LIMIT IS IMPOSED ON BEER FOR SICK — The outstanding feature of the new regulations is that a physician may only prescribe beer or wine for a patient where a careful examination reveals that the use of such liquors as medicine is necessary, and in any case not to exceed one case of wine, containing three gallons or less, may be prescribed during any one period of 30 days or not to exceed four and seven-eighths gallons of beer during a like period.
FOR 18 YEARS HAS NOT TALKED, AWAKE — Isaac H. Schultz, of East Greenville, 57 years old, has not spoken a word during his waking hours for the last 18 years.
That he is not deprived of the power of speech, but that his refraining from articulate language is due entirely to the vagaries of an unsound mind is indicated by the fact that he talks, more or less, incoherently in his sleep, but never English, always Pennsylvania Dutch.
TOWN TOPICS — Dr. N. G. Allebach has had a cement pavement constructed through his yard, on South Front street ... The Souderton Fish, Game and Forestry Association received and released 14 ring-necked pheasants in the nearby section.
TO THOSE INTERESTED IN BASE BALL — We have arranged to serve during coming base ball season the late edition of both Evening Bulletin and Public Ledger, containing final base ball scores. Get your name in early as games start soon. Hand your name, street and house number to carrier or call Bell 20. -- A. M. STOUDT, News Agent
TELFORD — Rural Mail Carrier Wayne Hildebeitel lost one of his horses. The animal was kicked by another horse, and had to be killed ... The cantata, "Redemption's Song," will again be rendered in Grace Evangelical church next Sunday evening, beginning at 7.45 o'clock. This is by special request as quite a number of people would like to hear it a second time and a number were unable to be present last Sunday.
50 Years Ago
IV HOUSING COMMITTEE'S FIRST UNIT AVAILABLE — The Indian Valley Housing Committee announced this week their newly-renovated house on Main st. is ready for occupancy, and they will accept applications from interested families. The house, a half of a twin, is the first to be completed under the committee's program of purchasing and rehabilitating older housing in the area, and making it available to families needing better housing.
SOUDERTON BOROUGH MANAGER RESIGNS — Souderton Borough Manager John R. McLaughlin submitted his resignation at Monday's Borough Council meeting, in a move that obviously caught most councilmen by surprise ... The resignation was accepted, with regret, at the conclusion of the four-hour meeting, after which council President Samuel Schuler expressed appreciation for the work McLaughlin had done for the community, and stating he was satisfied with the manner in which he had executed his duties. Although it was not stated at Monday's meeting, McLaughlin's action was known to be the direct result of constant friction with Councilman U. Elmer Shelly during the bulk of his four-year tenure with the borough.
SPEEDWAY NAMES SAXTON ANNOUNCER — Grandview Speedway manager and promoter Bruce Rogers recently announced that Ernie Saxton will take over as the regular announcer for all racing events at the popular one-third-mile high banked speedway at Bechtelsville. Saxton is well known to eastern race fans as a columnist and was the announcer for all open cockpit racing events at the speedway in recent years.
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS FETED AT TEA — Grand View Hospital hosted a tea on Friday, April 2 for its nearly 400 volunteers and auxilians in recognition of their outstanding service to the patients and members of the community ... Nearly 200 women attended the Tea and received corsages from the hospital department heads and supervisor staff in tribute and appreciation.
HARLEYSVILLE NOTES — Girl Scout troop 1140 of Harleysville enjoyed a trip to the Warrington Roller Rink, Warrington, on March 27. Skating was enjoyed by the girls, their volunteer drivers and leaders, Mrs. James Shore and Mrs. William Heffelfinger. The occasion also marked the 12th birthday celebration for Betty Nesmith, a member of the Junior Troop.