DAYS GONE BY
100 years ago — 1918
Considerable excitement was created on Centre Street, Pottsville, about 8: 30 on Saturday evening when the local officers and Constable Hogan were called upon to apprehend, three children whose ages ranged from 11 to 13 years for shoplifting. The kids, two sisters and a boy from Arnot’s Addition, near Saint Clair, disgorged as they ran and by the time two of them were captured at Sylvester’s, they had gotten rid of almost 100 10- cent articles pilfered in one of the local 10- cent stores.
75 years ago — 1943
Pottsville’s Community War Chest fund mounted to $ 73.298 at the report meeting at the Necho Allen Hotel at noon today and Chairman C. H. Dreshman, terming the drive within “striking dis- tance of its goal,” extended it until next Monday noon. He expressed the conviction that the $ 85,000 sought will have been obtained by that time if every worker goes out and does his best.
50 years ago — 1968
Burglars stole $ 80 in currency and a case of whiskey from the Leon Tullin Produce Agency on West Norwegian Street Sunday night after ransacking the building.
25 years ago — 1993
CRESSONA — Mickey G. Moore- Feltman made one of the biggest decisions in her life last week. And she announced it on a Route 61 billboard Tuesday morning. “David, Yes! Love, Mickey” read the billboard answering her boyfriend’s long- standing marriage proposal. However, the billboard went up too late for Moore- Feltman’s boyfriend, David B. Roberts, to see it on his way to work in Pottsville on Tuesday. But he didn’t miss it today. His reaction was not quite what Moore- Feltman had expected. “He was quiet,” she said this morning after Roberts called her. “This guy is big and his voice is booming and he was quiet.” “He didn’t know what to say. He said, ‘ Mickey, do you know anything about a billboard?’ He was so surprised. He just said, ‘ I just can’t believe it. You’ve made today the happiest day of my life.’” Roberts, 44, of Victoria Crossings, said he was amazed. “I just glanced at it, and then I looked at it again. I thought how many David and Mickeys can there be?” said Roberts, a metals trader at Weiner Iron & Metal Corp., Pottsville.