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

100 Years Ago – 1918:

Wal­ter Hart­man, who claims he is but 20 years old, hus­band of Mrs. Re­becca Hart­man, of 1926 W. Third St., Ch­ester, was ar­rested Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon at the res­i­dence of Mrs. Hart­man’s par­ents, Mr. and Mrs. Aron W. Brown, on a war­rant sworn out be­fore a Jus­tice of the Peace in Homestead, Pa., charg­ing him with the de­ser­tion of his wife and two chil­dren. Hart­man came to Ch­ester about a year ago, ar­riv­ing with a car­ni­val. About five months ago he be­came ac­quainted with his present wife and af­ter a short courtship they were mar­ried at Elk­ton, Md. 75 Years Ago – 1943: Pleas of not guilty were en­tered by the Ch­ester Pack­ing and Pro­vi­sion Co., 18 W. Sec­ond St., Ch­ester, three of its of­fi­cers and four other un­re­lated meat dealer when ar­raigned be­fore fed­eral Judge Guy K. Bard in Philadel­phia to­day. Ar­raigned with two meat pack­ing firms and 20 in­di­vid­u­als, the Ch­ester firm was charged with hav­ing en­gaged in black mar­ket prac­tices in meat.

50 Years Ago – 1968:

Pro­duc­tion at Scott Paper Co.’s Molded Con­tainer Di­vi­sion in Ed­dy­s­tone was halted to­day by a walk­out of about 400 hourly work­ers. Union and com­pany of­fi­cials said the plant was hit by an unau­tho­rized stop­page on Mon­day af­ter­noon’s sec­ond shift and work­ers con­tin­ued to refuse to work­ing dur­ing the night and to­day. The walk­out did not af­fect Scott’s foam di­vi­sion in Ed­dy­s­tone or its paper mill in Ch­ester.

25 Years Ago – 1993:

The Pol­ish parish in Ch­ester has asked the Pol­ish pope in Vatican City to di­vinely in­ter­vene on its be­half and re­verse the de­ci­sion to close its beloved church. The Pol­ish Amer­i­can Congress last week air mailed a three-page cry for help to Pope “Jan Pawel II.” One copy was drafted in English, a sec­ond trans­lated to Pol­ish. Which­ever ver­sion the pope reads, the mes­sage is the same: Talk to Car­di­nal Be­li­v­ac­qua and ask him to re­con­sider his de­ci­sion to close St. Hed­wig’s.

10 Years Ago – 2008:

A trac­tor-trailer haul­ing a load of paper caught fire on I-95 in Ri­d­ley Township, caus­ing traf­fic back­ups in the area for hours. The truck was trav­el­ing in the south­bound lanes of I-95 around 10:30 a.m. just be­fore Ste­wart Av­enue when it caught fire, ac­cord­ing to state po­lice. Fire­fight­ers had the blaze un­der con­trol in about one hour. There are re­ports of a mini-ex­plo­sion on the truck be­fore it burst into flames.

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