PEEKS of PAST Aug. 22, 2018
Enlightening Items from old Luminarys
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, May 18, 1918
100 years ago
Died: Mrs. Florence Bryan Dykins, a former resident of Muncy, died at the family home at Evanston, Wyoming, on Sunday, after a short illness, aged 68 years; Margaret Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wagner, Williamsport, died at her home Monday evening following a long illness. She was twenty-one years of age; John Douty, of Montoursville, formerly of this place, died at the Danville hospital Thursday night, aged 69 years.
Muncy will have a canning center this year and every one is urged to raise all the vegetables they can as they will be able to sell them at a fair price to the center where they will be put up.
The Fourth of July will be celebrated without fireworks this year. The output of every fireworks factory in the Unite States has been purchased by the War department and will be used in supplying the army with flares and signal lights.
A serious accident occurred last Friday at noon at Hughesville which Eva Artley, the eleven-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Artley, sustained a broken leg and other injuries when she was dragged over a plowed field by three runaway horses.
All bakers are now required to purchase their flour on the basis of seventy-five pounds of wheat flour to twenty-five pounds of wheat flour of prescribed maker’s substitutes in order to conform to the provisions of the baking regulations.
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The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Aug. 13, 1943
75 years ago
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John K. Ellis, 17, of the U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ellis, West Water street, has been selected for special training in the operation and maintenance of Diesel motors.
A pretty wedding occurred Saturday evening when Miss Jean Fritz became the bride of Cpl. Myron C. Musser.
Word has been received of the marriage of Miss Blanche Wormington Peters to Sgt. William D. Rutter, which took place July 31.
Walter Hoffman, of East Penn Street, has been promoted from Captain to Major with the highest pilot rating record at Clovis, New Mexico.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Dr.. Joseph W. Albright, aged 86, former prominent physician of Muncy, who died last Thursday at the Masonic Home at Elizabethtown.
A storm of tornado-like intensity struck a wide scope through Muncy Township Sunday afternoon.
Clarkstown-Miss Mary Bitler of Towanda is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Bitler.
Frank Kitchen, Edward Smith, Frank Kitchen Jr., and Buddy Gillaspy of Bloomsburg spent last Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Ryder.
Deloris Gideon of Hughesville is spending his week with Mr .and Mrs. Clyde Persun.
Black Hole Valley-Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Woodling, a son, on Aug. 8th who has been named Kenneth LaRue.
Hughesville-The resignation of Mrs. Inez Ginter, home economics teacher in the High School, was accepted at a recent meting of the School Board.
Mrs. Myron Fiester and sons, Myron Jr., and Roland, have returned after spending the past week with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heatley in Antrim, Pa.
Richard Andrews has been advanced to Coxswain, Petty Officer 3/c. He is now station at the Amphibious Training Base at Fort Pierce, Florida.
Sarah Alice Evans and Bernadine Andrews are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elliot, Pennsdale.
Opp-Edwin Kitzmiller of Unityville was a business caller here last week.
William P.Merrill and son Harry of Muncy were here last Thursday looking after their bees.
Pvt. Max Lowe of Camp Swift, Texas has returned to his camp after spending a 10-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nelson H. Lowe of Muncy, R.D.4.
At the Ritz: “My Friend Flicka”
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Edward Miller, a native of Montgomery, and MRs. Ann Clinger Royer, a native of Williamsport, were added to the faculty of Muncy high school for the 1968-69 term.
Plans for the construction of a new shopping center in the Montgomery area-to be known a Montgomery Plaza-were revealed this week by Sardec, Inc ., a Williamsport development corporation.
Lt. Daniel Wilkie and Bride to reside in North Carolina.
The Muncy swim team finished a strong third behind Pittston and Wyoming Valley in the annual Susquehanna Valley League championships at Milton.
Muncy high school football coach Stan Schuyler announced this week that grid drills will begin Aug. 19.
A Lock Haven State College student, Dale Eichenlaub, of Hughesville, left Saturday for Spain where he will be among the first 25 participants int he Valencia Junior Year in Spain program at the University of Valencia.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keller, Montgomery, daughter, July 30. Mother former rAlice Barto; MR. and Mrs. Ronald Dunkle, Montgomery, son, July 30. Mother former Sandra Dugan; Mrs, June Swank and the late Harry Swank, of Unityville, a son, July 30. Mother formerJune Davis; Mr. and MRs. Clair Miller, Watsontown, daughter, Aug. 4. Mother former Bonnie Fuller.
Charles E. Parker, son of Viola Wilson, of Hughesville, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and is a t Lackland AFB, Tex., for basic training.
One youth was seriously injured and the driver escaped in jury when a car, headed for Muncy on Route 442, went out of control, left the highway and clipped off a utility pole Friday. In good condition at Muncy Valley hospital is Kenneth C. Fisk, 17, of near Bloomsburg. Unhurt was William Whitmoyer, 18, also of near Bloomsburg.
At the Ritz: “The Devil’s Brigade”
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