100 Years Ago
PUT LIGHTS ON YOUR WAGONS — All who drive wagons better get their lights on their vehicles now before they get themselves into legal trouble. A new law requires such lights.
TELFORD — Bean patches have been visited during Sunday night. It would probably be better to spend this time attending church services ... A committee has been appointed in the Indian Creek Reformed church to take up a collection among the members to install electric light fixtures through the whole church. Some time ago lights were placed in the basement and gallery, which is occupied by the church choir.
HURLED FROM AUTO INSTANTLY KILLED — After the machine rolled over, it righted itself and Sotter sounded his horn and asked if everyone was all right. Then Cook's body was seen in the road. It lay in a great pool of blood, near the demolished machine. His brains were scattered in the road.
TOWN TOPICS — Milton M. Nase, who was recently injured in a runaway accident, continues in about the same condition, but it has been found that the leg, in which two bones are broken, is also considerably bruised, and it may be necessary to take him to a hospital.
SODA AND ICE CREAM TAX REPEALED BY HOUSE — After nearly two hours' debate and while the temperature in the chamber was hovering around the 100 mark, the House on Monday voted to repeal the 10 percent. tax on soda water and ice cream.
50 Years Ago
PARADE, CEREMONIES SATURDAY TO HOUSE NEW FIRE COMPANY — More than 20 fire companies have been invited to participate Saturday in a parade celebrating the housing of Tylersport Fire Company's new 750-gallon pumper.
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SLIGHTLY UNDER PROJECTION — As of July 7, Dungan said, 5,452 pupils were enrolled in district schools. Projected enrollment for the year is 5,466.
JR. WOMEN PLAN FALL EVENTS, VOTE SUPPORT OF VIETNAM FAMILY — Mrs. Richard Landis, chairman of the international affairs committee, announced that her committee will sponsor a South Vietnamese family through Project Concern. Money contributed by the committee will provide the family with medical and dental care for one year.
Mrs. Landis said the money needed for the project was raised through a hoagie sale held July 12 at the Souderton Pool.
CONTESTANT — Eileen Moyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton F. Moyer, Telford, is one of five Montgomery County girls who will compete for the county Dairy Princess title Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Center, near Lansdale.
Contestants will be judged on appearance, speaking ability, poise, personality, and knowledge of the dairy industry.
WANDERERS WIN 5 STRAIGHT TO TAKE PENNA. STATE TITLE — The Telford Wanderers won five straight games to take the title in the Pennsylvania State Amateur Softball Tournament during the past week.
On Friday they disposed of the Susquehanna Saints, 6-1 in the championship game at Williamsport. Linda Carothers pitched her fifth straight tourney win in the game while Ronnie Maurek had three hits and Betty Mackrey collected two.