100 Years Ago
REFORMED SYNOD GOES AGAINST SUNDAY SPORT — The Synod went on record as strongly opposed to Sunday movie exhibitions and base ball. The resolutions were unanimously adopted, termed each a desecration of the Lord's Day, and called upon every member of the Synod to see that members of the Legislature are elected who will defeat any attempt to legalize base ball and movies on Sunday in Pennsylvania.
TWO FAMILIES PERISH AS TROLLEY HITS AUTO — Two Philadelphia families were wiped out when an automobile and a trolley collided at what is known as the Brush Meadow crossing, a mile south of Quakertown about 5.40 o'clock Saturday afternoon ... A couple married three weeks ago composed one family. The other consisted of a man and wife with their 2-year-old daughter.
TOWN TOPICS — Fifty cents, the price of an admission ticket, will give an unusual amount of amusement and refreshments at the "Ole Time Fete," in the power house building, Central avenue, Saturday evening. The spirit of Hallowe'en will prevail and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed man and lady, most comically dressed man and lady, and the most originally dressed man and lady. Any one will be admitted whether masked or unmasked. Good music will be provided for those who want to take in the dance and cake-walk.
BULLETS EXPLAIN TRAGEDY — Extraction of a bullet from the base of the skull of Harry Brudon, 32 years old, a widower, of Richboro, Bucks county, who on Sunday was found dead with his sweetheart, Miss Cora Bright, proves conclusively that the tragedy was a murder and suicide. A post-mortem when the bullet was extracted from Brudon's head revealed that the bullet lodged in Brudon's skull corresponds to bullets found in the pocket of Brudon following the tragedy, and with the calibre of the revolver found near Brudon ... When found, Miss Bright was lying on her back, with one hand upraised in a natural position against a limb of a bush. Her eyes and mouth were open and the general expression was that of one surprised and about to give vent to an expression of that sort. On the left side, just over the heart, was a powder-burned hole in her sweater. Brudon was close beside her body, his head turned toward her. Between his knees was the revolver with two shells exploded.
STEP-DAUGHTER TAKES STEP-SON AS HUSBAND — Can you figure out the explanation as it reads in a regulation news item?
On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Miss Florence M. Johnson, of Chalfont, daughter of Robert M. Johnson, who is the step-father of Nathan M. Wismer, became the bride of Nathan M. Wismer, of Chalfont, son of Mrs. Robert M. Johnson, who is the step-mother of Miss Florence M. Johnson.
50 Years Ago
SAHS CHOIR RECEIVES TOP NATIONAL AWARD — The Souderton Area Senior High School and its Concert Choir were honored nationally last week by the National federation of Music Clubs for "outstanding participation in National Music Week in the year 1970."
The awards were made as a result of the choir's Canadian tour last May and were presented to the choir directress, Ailene Nase, at the October meeting of the Music Study Club of Stroudsburg by its president and chairman of the northeast region, Mrs. E. Wendell Holden.
INDIAN VALLEY NOTES — Mr. Tucker Hake, Science Guidance Counselor at the Franconia school, presented a new concept of teaching mathematics to elementary school children on Wednesday morning Oct. 28 at the coffee meeting held regularly at 9:30 a.m. at the Franconia School.
SALFORDVILLE NEWS — The people of the Upper Salford Township will have the privilege of voting for a fire tax at the election to be held Nov. 3 at the Salfordville Fire House.
CLEMENS MARKETS NAMES MANAGERS FOR TWO STORES — Wilbur Kriebel has been named manager of the County Line Plaza store in Souderton, and Stanley Alderfer has been named manager of the Chal-Brit market.
LEWIS NAMED SNELLING PRESIDENT — The election of Andrew L. Lewis, Jr., as president and chief executive officer of Snelling and Snelling, Inc., was announced this week ... Lewis, 38, is chairman of the board of Simplex Wire and Cable company, Burlington, Mass., one of the oldest manufacturers of high quality wire and cable products. In addition he serves as a director of Henkels and McCoy, Inc., international construction company, and Unicom, Inc., insurance holding company.