DAYS GONE BY
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.