The Republican Herald - - COMMENTARY -

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.

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