DAYS GONE BY
100 years ago — 1917
Operation of the draft law in Pennsylvania has resulted in so many letters in which the writers threaten to do all kinds of things that a special file has been established at the state draft headquarters to keep such communications for study.
75 years ago — 1942
Pottsville’s new responsibility to the homes and families left behind by 1,400 boys of this city now in Army camps was outlined at a dinner in the Necho Allen Hotel last night that launched the eighth annual Community Chest Drive.
50 years ago — 1967
Analysis of county property valuations, 1962 to 1967, indicates less than normal growth, with practically none occurring in the past year.
25 years ago — 1992
Schuylkill County’s state senator is seeking a key leadership role in setting the direction and policies of the Republican-controlled state Senate. James J. Rhoades of Mahanoy City, R-29, who won re-election to a fourth term on both Republican and Democratic tickets, has been busy contacting all 26 members of the Senate Republican caucus lobbying their support for him to serve as Majority Policy Committee Chairman. The Senate Republicans will vote Monday to decide their leadership for the next two years. To win, Rhoades needs support of 14 of the 26 Republican Senate members or a majority of members present.