DAYS GONE BY

The Republican Herald - - COMMENTARY -

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.

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