The following excerpts are from an article found in a scrapbook that was originally published in the Towanda Daily Review in July of 1919.
Miss Ruth Myer who teaches in a school for the deaf in New York, arrived last Thursday at her home on South Main street where she will spend the summer.
Everybody, ought to avail themselves of the opportunity of seeing the loan exhibit of war trophies which will be shown at the Tioga Point museum, until July 16. Many of the boys, who have served overseas will contribute war relics. Of special interest will be the Rinebold collection. The medal of distinguished service and accompanying certificates signed by General Pershing will be shown only on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and evenings.
Mrs. Frank Luckey entertained about fifteen of her friends at a card party given on the lawn at her home on Maple street.
C. Burton Kintner of Athens was united in marriage to Miss Beatrice Martin at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Martin. South Elmer avenue, Sayre, July 1.
When Harold Tonkin takes an automobile trip again, he probably will not forget his drivers license. He and his mother Mrs. John Tonkin left for an auto trip to New York, but they had not proceeded far before they were held up by the State Police who demanded Tonkin produce his license. The car was held till he telephoned his father who forwarded it with as little delay as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McMahan and family spent the Fourth with the latter’s mother in Dushore.
Mrs. C. E. Schoonover has returned from the Women’s Hospital in Philadelphia much improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bowman left Thursday evening for Lock Haven where they will spend a few days with Mrs. Bowman’s uncle, Fred Laurer.
It has been a great convenience to the up-town people to have a substation of the post office in McMahan’s store, as it has been for years. But Mr. McMahan refuses to continue it any longer at the present low salary of 33 cents a day. Unless the department meets his demands or finds someone else to conduct it, the substation will remain inactive.
Howard S. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Evans of Litchfield, and Miss Louise A. Morgan of Philadelphia, were married Tuesday afternoon at the home of the former’s brother-in-law, Floyd Fredenburg, at 115 Chestnut street, Athens. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. D. Diehl of the Presbyterian church of Sayre in the presence of only the immediate relatives. After graduating at the West Chester Normal school Mr. Evans was made principal of the West Chester public schools. For the past sixteen months he has been in the U. S. aviation service. The bride was formerly a dispatcher for the Philadelphia Public Service Railway company. Mr. and Mrs. Evans left on the Black Diamond for Niagara Falls and places of interest in Canada.
The Ingersoll-Rand is making great plans to enlarge its office within a few months. The new building will be 40 X 72 feet and will extend east from the entrance to the present building. They also plan to transform the old bridge works into a place where indoor games may be held and an amusement hall in general. The building will be T shaped. The main building will be made into one large auditorium with movable seats so that basketball games and dances may be held there. A stage will be built at one end. A booth equipped with the best moving picture machine obtainable will also be erected and the screen will be placed on the front of the main auditorium which will seat about 1500. The building will be equipped with bathrooms, etc. The old slate roof is now being replaced by a new one. It is expected that the office which is to be built first will be completed sometime in September.
F. A. Jimerson has purchased a lot and is planning to build a modern house on a portion of what is known as the Peach Blow property near the extreme south end of South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Morley and Mr. and Mrs. A. Licard have returned from a week’s camping trip at Lake o’ Meadows.
Joe Casey, a porter at the Forrest House, was taken to the Packer hospital Monday for an operation. He watched for his chance and escaped from the institution, which aggravated his trouble and he was obliged to return.
Miss Gertrude Kiess who a few months ago had her leg amputated and who seemed to make quite a surprising recovery, has since suffered with severe pains in her left side. She was again taken to Packer hospital where she underwent another operation. Her condition is very critical.
Edward Cowell and Kirby Harris floated down the river to Towanda and spent the day fishing.
A Ford runabout used as a delivery car by Hope and Son of Sayre, was quite badly damaged when the driver, Mr. Hope, lost control of the car at the west end of Tioga street bridge and the car ran into the iron railing used as a guard rail. These rails were badly damaged and the front axle of the car also, but the occupants escaped without injury.
Word has just been received of the death of John Ryan June 25th at Pittsburgh. His wife was formerly Miss Mary Morris, a niece of the late Father Sandall of Holy Ghost parish Athens.
Captain Edwin L. Peck, V.R.C., who has been in service overseas for eighteen months, is visiting his wife at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Crawford, on Bridge street.
Henry Farley is a founding member and a current board member of the Sayre Historical Society. He is also president of the Bradford County Historical Society.