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Peeks at the Past Oct. 9, 2019

By Staff | Oct 9, 2019

95 years ago

Oct. 9, 1924

“Get Out the Vote” caravan which is touring Pennsylvania in an effort to get more voters, especially women, to turn out on election day to cast their vote, a little after noon on Tuesday.

80 years ago

Oct. 12, 1939

Under the supervision of Kenneth L.Martin, of the Department of Labor and Industry and Joseph Taylor and John Anderson, of the Keystone Hook and Ladder company, fire drills were conducted in the Muncy school and several factories on Wednesday, as part of the Fire Prevention Week Program. The school building, with 882 occupants was emptied in an orderly manner, in one minute and 15 seconds.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 6, 1949

70 years ago

Price five cents

The Hughesville athletic association, meeting last Friday, purchased a plot of ground adjoining Bodines Park in the borough and it plans to build a baseball field there for next year’s baseball season.

The Roland Ritter post, American Legion, Monday night at regular meeting agreed to a contribution of $2,500 for the Muncy Valley hospital campaign fund proposed by the trustees of the Legion Club.

Preparation for Halloween celebrations in Muncy and Montgomery were underway this week with announcement of a huge block party to be held in Muncy and a gala mummer’s parade for Montgomery.

School Notes-12th Grade-Looking in on the 12 grade this term, we see a very familiar face of a boy who quit school in his senior year to serve in the service. Now he is back in high school working hard for his diploma. This boy is Frank Derr. He served two years and 10 months in theAir Force, most of which was spent at Boling Field in Washington, D.C. Unable to play sports, he said he would give anything to play again for Muncy high school.

Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shaner, Hughesville, Sept. 24. Mother is former June Smith; Mr. and Mrs. George Shires, Eagles Mere, a daughter, Sept. 28; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Derr, Watsontown, Sept. 28; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peterman, Muncy Valley, Sept. 29; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlucci, Muncy,Sept. 30; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crawford, Montgomery, Oct. 1.

Died: Edward F. Gundrum, 65, proprietor for more than 25 years of the East Muncy Grocery, died Thursday; Jennie Bieber, 88, Hughesville died last Wednesday; Laurence J. Acor, 69, Muncy, Oct. 2.

At the Ritz: “The Wizard of Oz”

Ad: Elva’s Tea Room-By reservation only

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Oct. 2, 1969

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Persun, Montgomery, son, Sept. 25. Mother former Jean Strassner; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carpenter, Laporte, son, Sept. 25. Mother former Ruth Botsford; Mr, and Mrs. Andrew Poncala, Muncy, son, Sept. 25. Mother former MaryAnna Yancheck; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Barto, Montgomery, son, Sept. 26. Mother former Sherry Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanHaelst, Muncy Valley, a son, Sept. 28. Mother former Carla Marshall; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kuhns, Picture Rocks, son, Sept. 28. Mother former Sharon Sprout; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Strassner, Hughesville, son, Sept. 28. Mother former Linda Pfleegor; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sones, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 27. Mother former Judy Tournscher; Mr. and Mrs. William Brooke, Hughesville, son, Sept. 28. Mother former Carol Kepner.

Deaths: Cleatus W. Harriman, 57, Hughesville, Sept. 26; Adalene Schreiner, 58, Montgomery, Sept.. 24; Bessie LaForme, 72, Montgomery, Sept. 26; Carol F. Schomaker, 70, Montgomery, Sept. 24; Jacob C. Herriman, 53, Eagles Mere, Sept. 25; Ford W.Bower, Muncy, Sept. 21; Alta T.Shipman, 89, Hughesville, Sept. 17.

At the Ritz: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

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