100 Years Ago
WIFE WANTED HER OWN MONEY, SO HUBBY LEFT — Because his wife demanded that she be given some of the money she earned by working as a cigarmaker her husband got angry and left her. This was one of the main reasons assigned by Elsie Snyder, of Pennsburg, as a cause of her domestic troubles which culminated in her divorce from her husband, Oliver, being granted by the Court on the ground of desertion.
PERKASIE — Howard Hunsberger picked a box of nice strawberries from his patch, and donated them to the American Legion and they were sold. They are of the everbearing variety which Mr. Hunsberger has recently cultivated into effulgent growth ... A big masquerade dance will be held at the Menlo Park casino on Saturday evening. Prizes will be awarded in several classes of special costuming. Arrangements have been made to keep the Casino open all winter and special dances will be given.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Poison put on thistles to kill them caused the death of a $200 cow, belonging to Walter Johnson, of Green Lane ... When John D. Paist, a Philadelphia business man, could not get water at his Norristown home a plumber found that a fish clogged the pipe.
STATE ITEMS — As a result of falling downstairs at her home, in Reading, Mrs. Rebecca Huber, 91 years old, who had read the Bible through 67 times, died ... Reporting to the Allentown Board of Education, Truant Officer Krauss stated that one boy, 15 years old, was absent from school because he had been married since the term began.
LANDLORD BLACKJACKED — Landlord T. C. Walker, of Walker's Inn, Montgomeryville, has the police at work rounding up a party of gunners who, when they were caught, Sunday night, trying to steal guinea pigs from his property, slugged him with a blackjack so seriously that he was unconscious for half an hour. He recovered later and was able to be around the next day.
50 Years Ago
NEW TELEVISION PROGRAM FOR PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN — Spokesmen for the Souderton Area School District this week departed from usual procedures, and recommended a television program scheduled for pre-school children. Daniel Fitzpatrick, director of elementary education, and Richard Evans, district reading consultant, announced Channel 12, educational television station, would begin showing "Sesame Street" next Monday, Nov. 10 ... Because many children learn to read by the repetitive use of TV advertising, "Sesame Street" will use one-minute spots as a teaching device.
GROUNDBREAKING SUNDAY FOR PETER BECKER HOME — When completed, the facility will provide both nursing and residential care for approximately 65 to 70 residents, with services equally divided between the two. Future expansion is foreseen, which will include an extension to the nursing care wing, an apartment complex and single and double cottages.
HUNTER SHOT OPENING DAY — Ronald Lacher, 25, of the Mark Twain Apartments, Harleysville, was taken to the North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, for removal of several shotgun pellets from his chest and arms. He was shot by another hunter while gunning in a field near Harleysville.
CLEMENS MARKETS HOLD ANNUAL BANQUET SATURDAY — The banquet was the largest yet held, with a turnout of over 400 people. Featured speaker of the evening was Donald Barnhouse, WCAU-TV news analyst.
AUXILIARY POLICE LAUDED BY CHIEF — Souderton Police Chief Paul Wolf this week publicly thanked members of the Souderton Police Auxiliary for their "valuable assistance" over the Halloween and Mischief Night season. The auxiliary logged a total of 355 hours of patrolling during that period.