100 Years Ago
LOST 18 POUNDS HICCOUGHING — A week of hiccoughing has taken 18 pounds from the weight of David Bachus, 34, an employee of the George School, Newtown. He has been taken to a hospital. Bachus was seized with the attack while smoking a cigar. Home remedies seemed to aggravate the case.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL LEAGUE ORGANIZED — Such a success was the High School Base Ball League that another High School League has been launched. It will be known as Bucks-Montgomery High School Basket Ball League. The charter teams of the new League are Doylestown, Lansdale, Ambler, Perkasie, Souderton and Hatboro.
TELFORD — Harry L. Detwiler, foreman in the Bacharach pants factory, has bought from H. W. Kuhn, a 1922 four-passenger Buick coupe. This is one of the finest cars in town ... Irwin F. Keller is removing his front yard fence at his North Main street property which will make a decided improvement after everything is cleaned up. Front yard fences are a thing of the past in town.
TOWN TOPICS — The Sophomore Class held their picnic at Spring Mount on Wednesday ... The Souderton Garage last Saturday delivered a "Baby Grand" Chevrolet touring car to Rev. Warren Nickel, which is the gift of the Emmanuel Lutheran congregation.
WED AFTER 40-YEAR WAIT — After 40 years, John Hammer, of Lancaster, and Mrs. Susan Henderson, of Mount Hope, have become man and wife. More than a generation ago they became engaged but, due to parental objection, did not marry. Each took a different life partner and now as widower and widow they culminated the romance of their youthful days.
50 Years Ago
LARGE TURNOUT EXPECTED FOR COASTER DERBY — This year 43 boys will compete for trophies in two classes. This is an increase of 13 over last year's entries. The race will again be held on N. Second street ... Several thousand spectators at least are expected.
FULL SLATE OF ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR LAWN FETE — Grand View area residents are among the best cooks in the nation, and the supply of cakes for the Lawn Fete's Cake Sale booth never quite meets the demand. The general public is invited to contribute the products of their own recipes this year to forestall any shortages.
FIRE GUTS LINE LEXINGTON WAREHOUSE — Damages are expected to exceed $250,000 as the result of a five-alarm fire Tuesday night which gutted a warehouse in Line Lexington ... Although firemen gained ground on the blaze by midnight, it was far from under control. Had it not been for the walls which failed to collapse, firemen believed that the fire would have spread to surrounding piles of lumber and the neighboring house.
LANDIS DOWNS LONGACRE, 5-1; GODSHALL TOSSES ONE-HITTER — The Souderton Community Baseball League inaugurated its new lighting system at the Telford VFW Field, Thursday evening, as Landis' Market scored an inaugural 5-1 victory over Longacre's. It is believed that with the installation of the new lighting system, the Souderton Community League is the first or among the first such leagues in the state to make such an installation.
TWO-CAR ACCIDENT IS FAMILY AFFAIR — A two-car collision in Telford, Friday morning, resulted in injury to a Perkasie man and his 21-year-old son-in-law. Police said Arthur Thomas, 21 Highland drive, Telford, and his father-in-law, Jonas Mood, 76, of 208 Old Bethlehem road, Perkasie, both departed from the Thomas residence at approximately 7 a.m. Both persons left the property in separate directions. Thomas proceeded south on County Line road while Mood proceeded east on Central ave. The two cars collided at the intersection of Central and County Line.