100 Years Ago
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN'T DO WITH BOOZE — Federal authorities have announced they are prepared to enforce the prohibition law ...
Under constitutional prohibition it is unlawful:
To buy or sell an alcoholic drink under any conditions, except for sacramental purposes.
To give or take an alcoholic drink anywhere except in the home of the person who owns it. The owner must be prepared to prove it was bought before July 1st, 1918 ...
A physician can give a prescription for liquor provided it does not call for more than one quart a month to a patient.
TOWN TOPICS — W. M. Faust, the barber on Main street, has installed two new pieces of apparatus — electric clipper and massage machine. Mr. Faust believes in keeping things up-to-date in his shop, so that the best service can be given the customers.
PERKASIE — When the transport, "George Washington," docked at Hoboken last week there were 55 French war brides on board with the returning troops. One of these was the wife of a Perkasie boy, Pvt. Lloyd Myers, who came home from overseas duty with his bride. Though not discharged as yet, his bride was met by her brother-in-law, and was brought to her new home, here ... Her father was killed in the War, and she tells of some of the hardships which her people suffered until the American boys came and changed the tide of battle. While her new home conditions seem strange to her, still she is getting acquainted with many new friends, and being able to speak English well, is experiencing no difficulty in becoming accustomed to her new surroundings.
TYLERSPORT HOTEL GOES UP IN FLAMES — On Wednesday, plumbers had been working thawing out frozen water pipes connected with the range, and in the evening a fire was started and it is supposed that the fresh fire had its effect on a defective flue, as it was in that section of the house the flames were first discovered by the Kober family who had been awakened by the crackling and smoke. They had a narrow escape, and were able only to gather such clothing as was in the bedrooms, all the other clothing as well as the furniture on the second and third floors being consumed.
CONDEMN DAYLIGHT SAVING — Condemning "the tendency to limit production by the creation of a shorter working day" and declaring that "it is manifestly unfair to expect a farmer to work from 12 to 16 hours a day to feed other classes working only six to eight hours a day," the Lehigh County Farm Bureau at its meeting in Allentown, yesterday went on record in opposition to the effort to revive the daylight saving law.
50 Years Ago
RESIDENTS URGED TO 'ADOPT' HYDRANTS FOR BETTER PROTECTION — Souderton Area Fire Marshal Paul Stoudt this week issued a request that area residents "adopt" fire hydrants bordering on their property.
He said a recent quick survey found a number of hydrants packed with snow and ice, which could severely hamper their use in case of a fire.
ALMOST 5,000 SEE GRAHAM FILM — The religious film "For Pete's Sake," shown at the Lansdale Theatre November 26 through December 2, was very favorably received in the area, it was reported this week.
Attendance for the entire showing was 4,824, comprised largely of teen-agers.
Of this total, there were approximately 239 people who responded for personal counciling.
PUEBLO CREWMAN TO DESCRIBE IMPRISONMENT IN N. KOREA — Former Pueblo crewman Lee S. Hayes, who spent 11 months in 1968 in North Korean prisons, will describe his experiences and the lessons he learned during his captivity in a public speech at the North Penn High School Auditorium tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m.
BELL TO BEGIN WORK ON NEW PHONE CABLE — The expansion program is required to keep pace with the mushrooming growth of communication needs of this area. The Souderton and Line Lexington office serves a combined total of 15,700 telephones compared with 11,300 only five years ago.
POLLUTION, CONSERVATION LOOM AS MAJOR PROBLEMS, HISTORIAN SAYS — "The decade just beginning will be the time of America's awakening — to the problem of pollution of air and water and the decline of wildlife," so said Edward LaFond, of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, speaking last Thursday night at a meeting of the Goschenhoppen Historians.