100 Years Ago – 1918: Visit Heroy’s, tea and coffee specialists, at Seventh and Welsh streets for pure coffee at 18 cents per pound and good mixed or black tea for 35 cents per pound. Coffee roasted while you wait.
75 Years Ago – 1943: Chester has raised a third of its $12,000,000 Third War Loan quota, pushing the Delaware County total to about one-fourth of the $21,000,000 goal in a campaign that leaders say is being supported with an enthusiasm far exceeding that which was shown in the first and second War Loan drives. The banks and post offices were reported snowed under with bonds to be filled out, as new orders flowed in from Blue Star Brigade workers in the neighborhoods, from the managers of the Chester and Delaware County theatres who are staging a half-million-dollar War Bond Premier on Sept. 22, in the Stanley Theatre, and from volunteer bond sellers in the retail stores and industries.
50 Years Ago – 1968: U.S. Rep. Leslie C. Arends (R-Ill.) accused the JohnHumphrey administration Friday night of leading the nation to “the very brink of disaster.” And he told more than 1,000 enthusiastic Delaware County Republicans the election of Richard Nixon and Spiro T. Agnew will end the crisis. Arends attacked the Democratic leadership at a fundraising dinner at the Alpine Inn, Springfield, for U.S. Rep. Lawrence G. Williams (R-7).
25 Years Ago – 1993: The
158civilian enforcement officers of Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement Bureau have their hands full conducting border patrols for liquor law violators and monitoring some 20,000licensed establishments ranging from bars to restaurants. Since July 1, 1987, when the bureau was formed, some 915people have been arrested for buying alcoholic beverages across state lines and bringing them back to Pennsylvania, according to state police Major William Mericle, director of the bureau. Little known to many offenders – most of whom are not hardened criminals, but people just trying to save money, he said, is that “your vehicle is subject to confiscation and forfeiture,” Mericle said.
10 Years Ago – 2008:
U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and his wife, Jill Biden, will pay their first visit to Delaware County Tuesday since he was selected as the Democratic vice presidential nominee by U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., with an appearance at Linvilla Orchards. Biden is scheduled to talk about the economy and Obama’s proposals to aid the middle class.