The Republican Herald - - COMMENTARY -

100 years ago — 1918

At the Ar­mory, 8 o’clock will be the open­ing time for the big pa­tri­otic meet­ing. The speak­ers will be Pri­vate Gowans and Pri­vate Franklyn, both of the Cana­dian troops and both wounded at Ypres.

75 years ago — 1943

A meet­ing of the com­mit­tee for the Sec­ond War Loan Bond Drive will be held in the Cres­sona High School next Tues­day evening at 8 o’clock, and it is im­per­a­tive that the cit­i­zens of the com­mu­nity at­tend.

50 years ago — 1968

A 96-foot high $200,000 coal breaker is near­ing com­ple­tion for the film­ing of the $8 mil­lion movie, “The Molly Maguires” be­ing pro­duced by Para­mount Pic­tures Corp. The breaker, at Eck­ley, Luzerne County, will be semi­op­er­a­tional for the movie.

25 years ago — 1993

FRACKVILLE — PharMor Inc. in the Schuylkill Mall will stay open thanks to a deal be­tween the dis­count drug store chain and its land­lord, Crown Amer­i­can Corp., John­stown. In an an­nounce­ment Fri­day, the Schuylkill County store was sched­uled to close with 57 other PharMor sites in 17 states as the chain con­tin­ues to re­or­ga­nize under bankruptcy rules. The chain also an­nounced it will lay off about 4,000 em­ploy­ees. How­ever, the county stores’ demise was halted when Crown Amer­i­can, the mall owner, agreed later Fri­day to re­duce its rent to pre­vent the clos­ing, ac­cord­ing to Carol L. Robin­son, a Phar-Mor spokesman.

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