100 Years Ago
BASEBALL NEWS — Norristown lost the game but did not lose the $200 wager, which was called off after Blindt, the Norristown hurler, was hurt in the second inning, pulling a tendon in his leg, and had to retire from the game.
4-YEAR-OLD BOY WHIRLED ABOUT SHAFT — Marvin, the 4 year-old son of Jacob Detwiler, of Harleysville, was whirled to death, Friday afternoon, through the little fellow getting too close to the belting of a cutting machine being used in connection with the filling of a silo on the Swartley farm, where the Detwilers reside ... How the lad came to the barn unobserved and thus got in close contact with the machine is unknown. His mother had left him at the house but a few minutes before, while she gave attention to another child. The lad was evidently attracted by the noise attending the work and the activities of the men.
TOWN TOPICS — Local motorists will be pleased to learn that, on Tuesday, the "Pay Toll" signs were removed from the tollgates on the pike from Sellersville to Quakertown. This is one of the many pikes which has been taken over by the State Highway Department. It is hoped that this much-traveled highway will soon be placed in good condition ... Breaking all records since the establishment of the Weather Bureau, more than 43 years ago, last Friday was the hottest October day, with a temperature of 89.7 degrees, recorded at 3.30 p.m. The hottest day previously recorded was on October 16th, 1876, when the official figures registered a temperature of 88 degrees.
WOMEN TOSSED TO DEATH BY SPEEDING EXPRESS — The little car was squarely on the tracks when the crash came and the impact hurled it high in the air and carried roadster and its occupants at least 50 yards before the train could be brought to a stop. Passengers and crew picked up the mangled bodies, placed them on the train and carried them to Ambler, three and one-half miles above the scene of the accident, where an undertaker took charge of them.
TURN CLOCKS BACK TO THAT OLD TIME — The nation will get up one hour later on October 26th.
At 2 o'clock on the morning of October 26th, the last Sunday in October, the hands of the clocks of the United States will be set back one hour marking the finale of the daylight saving law. The law will die by act of Congress, at the overwhelming demand of farmers and miner interests with protests from cities and industrial centers.
50 Years Ago
LOSE ANYTHING? — The Souderton Borough Office, 117 Main st., has unclaimed articles left throughout the summer at the Souderton swimming pool.
Those wishing to claim them are asked to pick them up at the office.
VFW LITE A BIKE PROGRAM SATURDAY — Reflector tapes will be placed on the front and rear of bicycles free of charge and all bicycle owners are asked to have the reflectors placed on their bikes.
MUSTANGS STAMPEDE OVER UPPER PERK — With three minutes left in the game, Indian Crest drove to the Upper Perkiomen two-yard line after which Randy Clemens swept right end for the score.
RECEIVES MEDAL — Marine Lance Corporal William T. Collins, Telford, recently returned home from his third tour of duty in Vietnam where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for "outstanding performance of his duties" during combat operations.
PHILADELPHIA ELECTRIC PLANS NUCLEAR PLANT IN MONTGOMERY CO. — The new plant, to be located on the east side of the Schuylkill River, in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, will have two boiling water reactors, each with a capacity of 1,100,000 kilowatts ... Gilkeson said the new power station must be built in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for electric power in the Delaware Valley Area. He pointed out that nuclear stations are attractively designed, that they are safe and reliable, and that they do not contribute any pollution to the atmosphere, making them a major aid in the fight for air quality control.