100 Years Ago
HOW WOMEN VOTERS MAY QUALIFY TO VOTE — The registration assessors have been requested to make a canvass of their districts so far as time will permit, but no woman should depend upon the registration assessor calling upon her, as in some districts the time is too short for the assessor to make a complete house-to-house canvass ... At the time of registration the women will be required to furnish the following information to the assessor. Their names, postoffice address, occupation, housekeeper or boarder, and employer, if any.
200 AT HALLMAN REUNION — Two hundred members of the Hallman clan traveled through rain for miles to attend the 16th annual reunion of their family at Menlo Park, Perkasie, Saturday ... Samuel H. Hallman, 87, of Mount Clare, Va., was the oldest man present. Mr. Hallman is a carpenter by trade, and works 10 hours every day. He has attended every family gathering and says he expects to attend at least 10 more.
TELFORD — The Telford Volunteer Fire Co. will have a carnival on Saturday on the West Telford public school ground. The Citizens Band, of Quakertown, will furnish the music. A great lot of amusement is in store for everybody. Come out and help your fire laddies along to purchase the fire truck.
TOWN TOPICS — Wednesday night shows start at the Electric Mirror Theatre next Wednesday evening. There will be inaugurated a new Pathe serial, "Pirate Gold," in 10 episodes. Patrons will also be interested that an extraordinary feature, "Fair and Warmer," will be shown on the opening night. Messrs. Leidy & Weierman, the lessees of the Electric Mirror, say that there will be bigger and better shows the coming season, but in order to show the best class they are obliged to increase the admission prices, which will be 20¢ for children and 30¢ for adults on both Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
BASE BALL — Fans be careful when you make your arrangements for Labor Day. Remember Souderton plays their last League game on the local grounds — and a big game it is expected to be. Ambler is here in the morning, game starting at 10.15 o'clock.
50 Years Ago
CAR STOLEN IN SOUDERTON — Mrs. Pearsall had left the car in the parking lot of Grace Bible Church, Main and Clarion sts., Souderton, Sunday evening with the keys under the seat so that a friend who lived near the church could borrow it the following day. However, the car was gone when the friend went to pick it up.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS INVOLVED IN HELPING COMMUNITY — When severe flooding hit Sellersville's Main Street a number of years ago, scores of people received assistance getting across water-swept Route 309 by a giant Army truck.
In more recent years during paralyzing snow storms the unit's big front-end loader has helped dig out, speeding road clearance at many sites ... In recent months, the men and their earth-moving equipment have been busy helping to build an ice skating pond at the fire company, baseball diamonds for the Little League, and have helped in landscaping grounds near the community swimming pool. In mid-September, the Guard unit will again open its facilities to the antique show held annually for the benefit of Grand View Hospital.
LOCAL SOFTBALL TEAMS TAKE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Jake Loux with a .750 tourney hitting average and catcher Art Yerk with three home runs (two in one inning) and a triple, led the Nationwide offense and pitcher Dave Landis led the defense with wins in three of the four games.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS RUBELLA IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM — Under the plan, which will be financed by the state, immunization teams consisting of a physician, nurse, technician, and a clerk will go from school to school, administering the vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 12 ... Parental consent forms will be sent home with children prior to the program.
TYLERSPORT FIRE HOUSE ADDITION NEARS COMPLETION — The addition was constructed to house the company's third fire truck, which is now stored out of doors.