100 Years Ago
COMMUNITY MEETING TO CELEBRATE ENDING OF THE WORLD WAR — A community meeting to celebrate Armistice Week and the ending of the World War will be held in the Zion Mennonite church, Souderton, next Tuesday evening at 7:30 ... "The Making of a Citizen" is the subject of Dr. McGaw's address. In connection with it, he will speak of the importance of Bible reading in the public schools and the place it has in making patriotic, law abiding and useful citizens. He will point out the benefits which have come to this State which has practically determined to put a flag over every school-house and a Bible on every teacher's desk.
FOOT BALL — Pecky was the boy who was knocked out in the third quarter but refused to leave the game after receiving a dash of water on the face which brought him back again; that's the grit the Souderton players have.
ANGRY HUNTER BREAKS GLASS IN OFFICE DOOR — Vincent Anerti, of Philadelphia, was arrested, Monday evening, at Quakertown station as he was about to board a train, by a Deputy Game Warden, who asked Anerti to show his resident hunter's license. As he was unable to produce it, he was taken before Justice of the Peace Funk, and fined $20 and costs. Anerti claimed he had forgotten it, and refused to pay the fine. Together with six other gunners he walked from the office, smashing the glass in the front door of the office, and threatened to shoot Warden Schantz, who arrested him. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on assault and battery charge, resisting an officer and threatening to kill.
COLLEGEVILLE HOTEL HEAD ARRESTED — On charges of involuntary manslaughter and selling liquor illegally, John E. Martin, proprietor of Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, Collegeville, has been held under $1,500 bail for Court ... The warrants were issued on information supplied by Louis Hogan and Robert E. Paist, both of Berwyn, who were companions of William Bath on the night of the fatal ride which resulted in the death of Bath. The witnesses testified that they had bought whiskey at both Collegeville hotels before resuming their trip down the Ridge pike. At the Collegeville Inn they bought, they claimed, several rounds of drinks at 50 cents apiece, and at the Bridge Hotel they procured a quart of whiskey for $10 and were provided with a room in which to drink it.
PERKASIE — W. K. Terry, Cashier at the First National Bank, raised a pumpkin that weighs 47 pounds.
50 Years Ago
SANTA TO ARRIVE IN SOUDERTON ON NOV. 28 — Santa will be in town to take orders from children, greet them and hand out candy. He'll also be checking to see who has been naughty or good. He will arrive at 10:30 and be treated to a parade through town before being installed at the Indian Crest Junior High auditorium where he will talk to children from 11 to 2 p.m.
SOUDERTON MAN HELD IN BURGLARY, RAPE PROBE — Police said the victim left her place of employment in Souderton at about 3 a.m. Saturday, and when she started her car a man reached up from the back seat and put a gun to her head. He then directed her to drive to a secluded spot in West Rockhill, where they were met by another man. Both men assaulted the woman.
NEW POWER LINE PROPOSAL STIRS HILLTOWN PROTEST — The new line will run across township farm land about three miles north of the Philadelphia Electric line that is already established in parts of the township. That project by PE ignited spirited local and state criticism and opposition. In some sections of the county the project is being legally fought.
HOLL TAKES STEPS TO REMOVE ALL CAMPAIGN SIGNS — On the day following elections, November 4, Senator Edwin G. Holl, (R-Montg. County), immediately engaged the services of several individuals to remove all posters and other signs which were placed during the campaign which ended on November 3 ... Sen. Holl also said he has requested his people to remove all material having to do with the election, in the event it is not possible for other candidates to get the job done.
HEALTH FOOD STORE PLANS RELOCATION — Feldi's Health Food Center, E. Broad st., Souderton, has announced plans to move to a location in the Souderton Shopping Center, effective December 1. The health food store will be relocated in the store formerly occupied by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Store in the shopping center, located off routes 113 and 309.