100 Years Ago
FOOT BALL — Souderton was defeated by Perkasie American Legion team by the score of 13-0. Though our team was outweighed almost 30 or 40 pounds in general but the team showed great grit and pluck. We outplayed them at every angle except two instances.
HARTZELL-SCHAFER WEDDING — Miss Eva C., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood M. Schafer, of Earlington, and Henry W., son of Mrs. Laura Hartzell, of Telford, were quietly married on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran parsonage, Telford, by the Rev. C. R. Fetter ... Groom and bride are the same age, both having been born on the same day — April 20th, 1899, being 21 years.
TELFORD — A. B. Godshall, the feed and coal dealer, received one of the latest improved electric coal baggers. This is a great labor saving over the old way of using the shovel ... The two young children, a boy and a girl, of the late Mrs. Jacob G. Leidy will be cared for by their aged grandmother, while the oldest son will live with Jacob Loux, an uncle, and a carpenter contractor where he is employed in Philadelphia.
TOWN TOPICS — Get yourself in readiness for the big Firemen's Fair, which commences on Saturday evening, November 6th ... The meetings being conducted by Evangelist J. H. Beer, in the Brethren mission, on South Front street, are being well attended. These special meetings will continue every evening until further notice.
MIDNIGHT BLAZE AT SOUTH PERKASIE — Fire destroyed the barn and tinsmith shop, belonging to Daniel R. Phillips, South Perkasie, on Wednesday night of last week, incurring a loss of $3,000, half of which was covered by insurance. Levi Groff, a neighbor, discovered the blaze about 1 o'clock, but the fire had gained such headway that only a horse and wagon with difficulty could be saved.
50 Years Ago
SOUDERTON, TELFORD TO MEET IN BIG TEST SATURDAY — After years of peaceful coexistence, officials of Souderton and Telford have decided to take the gloves off and "have a go at it." Egged on by the Souderton-Telford Jaycees, the officials and employees of the twin-boroughs will meet in physical combat this Saturday on Romanoski Field, Central ave., Telford, at 1:30 p.m. A number of weapons were discussed, ranging from rubber swords to bean bags, but the sponsoring Jaycees finally settled the matter when they suggested softball.
VO-TECH SCHOOL MAY TERMINATE LPN PROGRAM — Until recently, the Practical Nursing program has been reimbursed by state funds for 100% of its cost. A new financial formula reduces this subsidy to 90% this year, 75% next year, and 50% thereafter. Since the cost per student is substantially higher than for high school students, the Advisory Council did not feel justified in continuing the program.
TELFORD SCHOOL NEWS — In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Telford School hosted several guests. The kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades were visited by "Smokey, the Bear." The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades observed a demonstration of fire equipment by the Telford Fire Department. A question-answer period on fire prevention followed between Mr. Sell and the students. The second grades also visited the Telford Firehouse. A "Junior Fire Marshall" program was underway in the lower grades as well.
TELFORD AND TELFORD EXCHANGE GIFTS — Telford received a gift from Telford last Saturday morning. If that sounds confusing it shouldn't when you consider the two Telfords involved are an ocean apart. The one borough is located right here in Pennsylvania and the other one is located in Telford, England. What happened Saturday morning was the culmination of a series of exchanges between the two like-named boroughs under a "sister-city" arrangement.
YOUTHS CAUGHT AFTER SMASHING CAR WINDOWS — An unprovoked vandalizing incident on a Route 309 parking lot, near Hatfield, Friday night, resulted in the apprehension of nine Quakertown youths by the Hilltown Township Police. Police said that nine youths, ages 15-18, drove into the parking lot of a Route 309 diner following the North Penn-Quakertown football game and proceeded to smash car windows with a baseball bat. The youths in the besieged vehicle ran to a nearby service station for cover.