Out of the Past

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS -

Editor’s note: Vol­un­teers at the Pen­cader Her­itage Mu­seum have been dig­i­tiz­ing old Ne­wark City Coun­cil meet­ing min­utes. They share ex­cerpts with Ne­wark Post read­ers in a weekly col­umn.

Miss Etta Wil­son and Maj. Gen. John W. O’Daniel ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the wel­come home and the watch given to Gen. O’Daniel, who was vet­eran of Euro­pean The­ater dur­ing World War II. Wil­son and her sis­ter had reared Gen. O’Daniel here in Ne­wark. Etta J. Wil­son School was named for Wil­son, a life­long teacher in Ne­wark.

A new po­lice car and uni­forms for the po­lice of­fi­cers were needed. A new car would be dif­fi­cult to lo­cate as the auto in­dus­try was just con­vert­ing back from mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles. A ma­chine to paint lines on streets was needed.

South­ern States Co-op wanted to build an an­i­mal slaugh­ter­ing and freezer locker plant on Elk­ton Road. Coun­cil was OK with the freezer plant but ob­jected to the slaugh­ter­ing op­er­a­tion due to blood be­ing washed into sewer. Af­ter lengthy dis­cus­sion, it was agreed to give per­mit for freezer plant, but the slaugh­ter­ing op­er­a­tion would have to wait un­til im­prove­ments were made to the sewer sys­tem.

West End Dairy was given per­mis­sion to sell milk in Ne­wark, join­ing five other dairies with per­mits. It was agreed to get aerial pho­to­graphs of town, af­ter leaves had fallen, to aid in planned zon­ing in the near fu­ture. A traf­fic light was needed at East Park Place and Academy Street be­cause driv­ers were ig­nor­ing the stop sign there. Homer VanSant got a $2 per week raise for tend­ing fur­nace in the coun­cil of­fice.

See the orig­i­nal min­utes at Pen­cader Her­itage Mu­seum, 2029 Sun­set Lake Road. (Rt. 72 south of Ne­wark.) Reg­u­larly open first and third Satur­days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other times by ap­point­ment. Con­tact the web­site pen­cader­her­itage.org or call 302-7375792 for an ap­point­ment. Fam­ily friendly, hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble and al­ways free.

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