100 Years Ago
THE PRESIDENT'S THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION — During the past year we have had much to make us grateful. In spite of the confusion in our economic life resulting from the war, we have prospered. Our harvests have been plentiful and of our abundance we have been able to render succor to less favored nations. Our democracy remains unshaken in a world torn with political and social unrest. Our traditional ideals are still our guides in the path of progress and civilization.
FOOT BALL — The Souderton foot ball team played its first game on foreign soil, last Saturday afternoon, with the strong Ambler team and lost their first game this season; but we are glad to say only by the small margin of one touchdown ... Our team had to submit to its first defeat, but taking everything into consideration it was a victory for our team because we not only made Ambler play 43 minutes and 53 seconds before they scored their lone touchdown but held them more than once for their first down.
RADICALS ARRESTED BY FEDERAL AGENTS TO BE DEPORTED — The dragnet is still out, and Department of Justice officials declare that the work of purging the Nation of alien radicals with revolutionary motives, will continue just so long as there remain any of that class in the country. The campaign at present is directed against the union of Russian workers, but officials stated that there is evidence against other organizations of a similar nature and that they will be proceeded against.
STRIKE AT LANSDALE FOUNDRY — The force of moulders, some 35 in number, went on strike at the Lansdale Foundry Company's plant on Monday, following a refusal, it is stated, to re-employ a few men discharged on Saturday and to grant recognition of the Union ... The moulders organized a Union, Friday evening.
FROM ALL SECTIONS — Councilman James R. Gillin, of Ambler, on a recent trip up the Gwynedd Valley, noticed a peculiar bird which he shot, and his father, Thomas S. Gillin, a taxidermist, has learned that it is a Whitily, a native of Europe, and the first of its kind ever seen in this State.
50 Years Ago
OTTO RETURNS FOR FRIDAY GAME — Otto is the mascot ram of the Pennridge High School ... On Monday he had been reported missing by his caretaker, Joan Aichele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Aichele, Green street, Hilltown township ... There were some fears that Otto would be painted red - the Souderton High colors ... Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Aichele received a phone call that Otto had been returned and was tied to a tree near the Aichele property.
He was apparently none the worse for his overnight trip, and was his natural color.
CHIEF URGES 'SLOWDOWN' — Chief Miller warned that his department is cracking down on speeders, and that, if necessary, he will set up periodic "speed traps."
HOLIDAY FAIR, ANTIQUE SHOW NEXT WEEKEND — Members of the Woman's Club of Indian Valley are busier than ever making gifts and keep-at-home items for the fair and antique show which takes place Saturday, November 22, in the cafeteria of the Souderton Area High School.
SOUDERTON TOUCH FOOTBALL TEAM PACES LEAGUE — Rich Roshong's 46-yard aerial bomb to flanker Sam McKeeman in the second overtime period of Sunday's Bux-Mont Touch Football League contest against Pennlyn, gave Souderton an 18-12 victory in a game played on the Indian Valley gridiron in Harleysville.
TAKES SOLO FLIGHT — Naval Aviation Officer Candidate Frederick R. Glazier, Jr., husband of the former Sue Alderfer, of S. Main st., Harleysville, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Glazier, Sr., Souderton RD, recently made his first solo flight ... He will continue on to more advanced phases of his flight training for approximately 13 months before receiving his pilot's "Wings of Gold."