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

100 Years Ago – 1918:

Cards have been sent out by the house com­mit­tee of the Spring­haven Club for the first club dance of the sea­son n Satur­day night, the fourth of May. Reg­u­lar club dances will be held ev­ery other Satur­day night. The dances of the club are pop­u­lar af­fairs and al­ways well at­tended.

75 Years Ago – 1943:

For­mer state Se­na­tor John J. Mc­Clure, boss of Delaware County’s Repub­li­can ma­chine, and his busi­ness as­so­ciate and lieu­tenant, Wil­liam C. Purdy, were or­dered to pay back $250,000 to the Ch­ester Mu­nic­i­pal Author­ity. The long-awaited de­ci­sion in the tax­pay­ers’ eq­uity suit filed by James L. Rankin, was handed down by Judge Sa­muel E. Shull of Strouds­burg, who was ap­pointed to the state Supreme Court in 1941 to pre­side over the Ch­ester wa­ter is­sue. In his 44-page opin­ion re­view­ing the 1939 sale of the stock of the Ch­ester Wa­ter Ser­vice Co. to the Mu­nic­i­pal Author­ity, Shull ruled that the $250,000 profit made by Mc­Clure and split be­tween Purdy and oth­ers was il­le­gal and or­dered it paid back to the author­ity “with full in­ter­est.” All costs of lit­i­ga­tion are to be paid by Mc­Clure and Purdy.

50 Years Ago – 1968:

The pur­suit of a stolen car from Ed­dy­s­tone into Ch­ester ended when the driver was shot to death by an Ed­dy­s­tone po­lice lieu­tenant. Po­lice said the lieu­tenant ac­ci­dently shot the 26-year-old Ch­ester man when the vic­tim threw open the car door to flee, hit­ting the of­fi­cer’s gun. The chase ended at 10th Street and Mor­ton Av­enue in Ch­ester.

25 Years Ago – 1993:

Blun­ders by case work­ers at the two wel­fare of­fices in Ch­ester re­sulted in at least $470,000 in over­pay­ments to wel­fare re­cip­i­ents over a two-year pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to Au­di­tor Gen­eral Barbara Hafer, who called the fig­ure “the tip of the ice­berg.” Au­dits of the Yar­nall District and the Penn District found that of­fice work­ers failed to fol­low es­tab­lished pro­ce­dures for main­tain­ing case records and pro­cess­ing claims.

10 Years Ago – 2008:

About 46 per­cent of the stu­dent body at Delaware County Com­mu­nity Col­lege ma­jors in sci­ence-based and tech­ni­cal pro­grams. A year from now, they will have two new fa­cil­i­ties in which to com­plete their stud­ies. Joined by more than 100 lo­cal busi­ness peo­ple, school district rep­re­sen­ta­tives and na­tional, state and lo­cal leg­is­la­tors, col­lege of­fi­cials broke ground April 18 for its STEM com­plex.

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