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Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - – COLIN AINSWORTH

100 Years Ago – 1918:

The Pro­hi­bi­tion­ists of Delaware County held an en­thu­si­as­tic con­fer­ence last evening in the so­cial par­lor of the Chester YMCA. Among the points were de­clared in the con­fer­ence were: “We en­thu­si­as­ti­cally re­new our ledge for the to­tal over­throw of the bev­er­age liquor traf­fic; hav­ing only good will for those in the liquor busi­ness who are en­tan­gled in its meshes, we record our earnest de­sire to aid them in chang­ing from an evil vo­ca­tion to any calling which is wor­thy of hu­man sup­port.”

75 Years Ago – 1943:

Al­fred Jay Jr., two and one half year-old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Al­fred Jay, Fifth Street near Madi­son, Chester, was re­turned to his par­ents, shortly af­ter he had been re­ported miss­ing to Chester po­lice. Al­fred, who ap­par­ently de­cided to visit the big city, was dis­cov­ered by a bus driver at the Philadel­phia ter­mi­nal when he re­mained in the bus af­ter all other pas­sen­gers had alighted. He was taken to City Hall by Philadel­phia po­lice, and waited calmly for his par­ents to ar­rive. Just how he got on the bus in the first place is still a mys­tery to his par­ents and the driver.

50 Years Ago – 1968:

A pri­vate corporation formed ear­lier this year has pur­chased more than 200 acres within the 550-acre site proposed for a Delaware County air­port. The land pur­chases by agents for Con­cordel Prop­er­ties, Inc. – along with sev­eral other re­cent land trans­ac­tions within and near the proposed air­port site – have been termed by town­ship res­i­dents “the best-kept se­cret Con­cord has ever had.”

25 Years Ago – 1993:

Chester Po­lice Chief James Clark has a sim­ple mes­sage for peo­ple look­ing to buy drugs: Stay out of this city. Po­lice depart­ment sta­tis­tics from 1991 and 1992 show that nearly one­fifth of per­sons ar­rested for drug of­fenses lived out­side of the city. Of the 600 to­tal nar­cotic ar­rests last year, 54 were from Delaware County out­side of Chester, 54 were from Delaware, five from New Jer­sey, three from Mary­land, one from New York and three from Philadel­phia.

10 Years Ago – 2008:

Five Delaware County men are among nine sus­pects charged with oper­at­ing a multi-mil­lion-dol­lar sports bet­ting ring head­quar­tered in West Philadel­phia. Po­lice found eight to 10 work sta­tions, ap­prox­i­mately 10 com­put­ers, a large server sup­port­ing the com­put­ers, phones, shred­ders and fax ma­chines. Also, $4,650 in cur­rency was con­fis­cated.

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