Welcome to another era in Ocean County's past, one century ago this week!
Let your mind wander as you consider life around November 25th, 1921, courtesy the New Jersey Courier weekly newspaper and Ocean County Library archives, and peppered with items of maritime interest (around a 15 minute read).
BREVITIES AND EDITORIALS
(written by NJ Courier editor, William H. Fischer, as he sat at his desk above Main Street near Washington Street; it was much like a collection of online social media updates seen today)
Snow holds off well.
Persimmons are ripe.
Another stormy Sunday.
New moon next Tuesday.
Some fine November days.
Rain on Thanksgiving day.
Christmas the next holiday.
Five more days of November.
Sunrise at 6.59; sunset at 4.35.
Measles still prevalent in town.
Wish our roads were in better shape.
Edward Irons has had his Main street home repainted.
See the sunset last Sunday afternoon, did you? There were wonderful colors.
Most of the school teachers from out of town have gone to their homes for holidays.
Recent rains have filled up wells and springs so that the danger and trouble from that source is no longer felt in the countryside.
Let's hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving day in such a way that you were thankful for that day as well as for other good things we all have.
Toms River high school won a football game Monday from Freehold. Perhaps now that they have broken the spell, we may look for more.
The high school has issued the second number of the Cedar Chest. It is a booklet of 28 pages and covers containing school news, original stories and poems, etc.
E.H. Waite has broken ground for the house on the chicken farm he will start on Lakehurst road. He has bought eight and a half acres from Mrs. Johnson on the east end of her farm, running diagonally back from Lakehurst road.
Sutton and Snyder are building a bungalow for A.B. Newbury on M street in Seaside Park. They are also starting a second house for Vernon Sutton on Park street.
L.J. Hutchinson has about completed the rebuilding of the Lipschuetz house on Hooper avenue and Water street. He has started a house for Mr. Miller up the Lakewood road, on the Harry Green farm.
John Grove had a second crop bartlett pear, nearly full grown, blown from his tree on Saturday last.
The Triangle Taxi Association have their phone in the Henry South store.
Edward T. Applegate is planning to build a home on Hooper Avenue, on the “Tom Hooper tract,” in the forks of the road, which he bought some time ago.
The public library is getting to be a popular institution. One week recently 360 books were issued; and one day recently 101 books were put out by Miss Chambers, the librarian. New books are coming in frequently.
A new school bus, to take the place of the one burned last summer, is expected here by next week. It will be like the others, a Mack truck chassis, with a body built in Long Branch.
A big mail box has been put outside the post office, so that parcels can be mailed when the office is closed. Say thank you to the Chamber of Commerce.
Beachwood Rod and Gun Club held a shoot on Thursday.
The registered mails are now guarded to and from the trains with two armed men. All the railway mail clerks are armed.
NEW YAWL FOR C.K. HADDON
William T. Rote, of Island Heights, is building a fifty-five feet auxiliary cruising yawl for Charles K. Haddon, of Island Heights and Haddonfield. The yawl will have 18 foot beam, and will be an up-to-date craft with every convenience. It is the first large boat to be built on the shore since the war began. Mr. Rote, during the war, was in charge of the pontoon shops for the naval aircraft plant at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, and has only been home since this fall [World War I had ended over three years earlier, on Nov. 11, 1918].
TEN NEW MEMBERS JOIN TOMS RIVER YACHT CLUB
Ten new members were elected to the Toms River Yacht Club [at its original location, until 1968, where today Water Street Bar and Grille operates] on Friday evening last, November 18. Arrangements were made to put in a heater in order that the club may be kept open during the winter. The newly-elected members are:
J. Leonard Clark, Franklin Minturn, Edward J. Snyder, L.R. White, Edmund A. Smith, John F. Grover, Winfield S. Snyder, J. Mitchell Abbott, John B. Morton, Dr. Paul S. Goble.
It was voted to have E.A. Smith place a heatrola plant in the club house on trial. The entertainment committee, Frank Buchanan, chairman, announced a dance and card party on Friday evening, November 25; also a beefsteak dinner, to be given in December and a New Year's party on New Year's eve.
By Frederick Milford
in the Cedar Chest [Toms River High School publication]
Everyone is up early on Thanksgiving Day—mother is hustling around doing a million things at once, and father puts on his hat and coat and goes outside, taking an axe with him. Everyone is working at full-speed, and now father returns with a turkey. All express their satisfaction at his size and start preparing him.
This hustle has been going on for days, but this is The Day. The mince and pumpkin pies are made, and now the dinner is in the oven cooking. The delicious aroma causes everyone to be in the highest state of anticipation.
“Here's Harry,” calls out someone.
Everyone rushes outside in time to see Harry and his family coming up the drive in his auto. The joyous shouts and answering greetings, although hearty, seem inadequate to express the emotion portrayed on every face. All are happy and well—who could be otherwise on Thanksgiving?
At last dinner time has arrived, and all are crowded around the table loaded with good things to eat. Was there ever a turkey so big, so juicy, so brown, and so crisp? Were there ever such pies and puddings? If ever there were they could not have surpassed these.
Father says grace in his deep, reverent voice—and then, Oh, was there ever such a dinner! Words cannot express the deliciousness of that repast for it is more than just a dinner; it is a reunion, a home-coming of one who has long been absent, and it is Thanksgiving!
What a thanksgiving was in the hearts of mother and father to have their son once more, and perhaps how much more in the son's to be at home again in the old surroundings and with his parents again?
After this remarkable feast the men sit out on the porch and smoke their pipes, the women wash the dishes and the children run about and play in the same old places and the same old games that their father played when he was a boy.
Then comes supper—another feast. My how we can eat on Thanksgiving! Then the children are put to bed and the “grown ups” sit around the fire recalling anecdotes and people of their childhood.
What a great day this is! What a great force for good is in this homecoming day!
Such is Thanksgiving.
TOWN NOW OWNS GULICK FIELD AND SCHOOL BLOCK
Toms River village now has a publicly owned athletic field, as on Friday last the Board of Education took title to the Gulick field, adjoining the school ground on the north and east. The same day the board obtained the balance of the school house black, and now owns all the property in the block bounded by Horner Street on the east, Sheriff Street on the south, School Street on the north and Hyers Street on the west.
The Gulick field was bought from Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Lonan, of Richmond Hill, L.I. Mrs. Lonan is the daughter of the late John Hatfield Gulick, formerly Surrogate of the county and the owner of the Gulick tract for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Loman sold the part of the tract that is taken up by the baseball ground, also all as far north as the hollow that divides the field diagonally, and on which the past summer a public street was laid out, to be known as the Valley road. This piece was sold the School Board for $2500, though the owners might have obtained a higher price from private buyers. However, having an interest in the old town of their childhood, and wishing the coming generation to have a play ground and athletic field, they sold the property to the School Board at that figure...
...The first school house was a log building on the west side of what is now Hyers Street... the second school house... stood on Horner Street... the third school house [was] on the north side of School Street... In 1870 this school house was too small, and the building now known as the opera house, was built in front of the then “old” school house, and this enlarged school building lasted thirty years. In 1900 [for some reason other articles say 1898], the present building was erected, and was thought to be large enough to last a long time, as the school up to that time had not but five rooms, and in this building were seven rooms, beside the high school equipment of three rooms. Since it has been considered wise to close outside schools [one-room schoolhouses] and bring in the pupils to the village school, and since districts with no high school have been compelled to send children who wished to go to high school to towns where such a school was maintained, the school house has been too small to hold the pupils brought in from outside the village and the natural increase in children in the village itself, so that now there are five other buildings used for school purposes...
PLANS FOR NEW SCHOOL MAY RUN UP TO $200,000
Plans for a new school at Toms River are said to run up well toward $200,000, though the school house itself, as proposed by the architect, might be built for about $162,000. After that it would be necessary to put in the heating and furnishings, and rearrange the present school house. The architect selected by the Board of Education is Clinton F. Cook, of Asbury Park. The whole proposition is as yet in a tentative form.
The plan as sketched by the architect would be to build a sixteen-room school house on the brow of the hill to the west of the present school house, facing the west, and with wings running back toward the east on the School Street and Sheriff Street fronts. In the middle of the court formed by this building would be an assembly hall to seat 750 people, with a gymnasium on the lower floor beneath the assembly hall.
This plan is that the new school buildings should be used for the elementary grades, and would carry with it the remodeling of the present school building for high school use entirely. The new building, according to this plan, would be fireproof and be so constructed that should the school attendance grow, still additional rooms could be added on the School and Sheriff Street fronts.
At present the high school is on the second floor of the main school building, using also one room in the old fire house as a laboratory. There are five grade rooms on the tower floor of the main school building, one in the old fire house, two in the opera house, one in the town hall, two in the annex, making eleven in all. It is figured that there are two or three grade rooms that ought now to be divided, and in building a sixteen-room school there would be at least thirteen or fourteen rooms in use right away, especially so were Germantown and Cedar Grove Schools closed and the pupils brought into town, as has been done with most of the other outside schools. The high school department thinks it could use the whole of the present main school building, and also take over the annex for a laboratory. Just now the opera house is used as an assembly hall and the Low house for a dinner kitchen.
These are the main features of the plan for a new school building as it has been talked over in a rather vague way in the meetings of the Board of Education. It is likely that these plans will be put into more definite form and submitted to a vote of the people of the township before a great while.
[Construction did happen and resulted in everything as described above. The 1920s sixteen-room Toms River Elementary School buildings were later put out of use as new regional elementary and intermediate schools were built as Ocean County housing development exploded from the 1950s to the 1980s, and were demolished in 1982. Today Toms River High School South's softball field operates on the former buildings' site. The Toms River High School South tennis courts, on the corner of Sheriff and Hyers streets, stand on the former building's front lawn. The earlier school building, built in 1898 or 1900, given an annex in 1915, and renovated as part of this early 1920s project, became known as the “J Building” and used for various other school district operations until its demolition in 2006. A parking lot stands there today between the county jail and softball field.]
FLASH FORWARD: SCHOOL'S MEMENTOS RECOVERED, 1984
by Sanne Young, Asbury Park Press Staff Writer
June 7th, 1984
Dozens of old loving cups and plaques, an 1891 diploma, a 1950s scrapbook and balls from games played generations ago have been discovered in the various nooks and crannies of Toms River High School South.
The surviving fragments of the school's history are being prepared for permanent display in the school's newest wing, scheduled for completion in September.
When former Principal Edward Kuchnick retired last year, the new administration under Principal Peter Kohl, assistant principals Donald E. Musselman and Charlotte Spillane, decided to take a look around the school, Musselman said.
What the administration found last summer was boxes and boxes filled with forgotten trophies and mementos dating from the most recent years back to 1915 and earlier.
“It's human nature: You put things on the shelf. The years go by, and you forget they're there,” Musselman said.
Most items were found among stacks of paper in the central supply room. Decades of dust had accumulated on the plaques, and the silver loving cups were so tarnished that engravings were illegible.
“It was filthy, dirty. Dust was everywhere,” Musselman said. He said Ed Walsh, the head custodian, used elbow grease and silver polish to clean the items, but some will require professional cleaning this summer.
Other problems remained. Not enough room remained in the school display cases for trophies won during the 1970s, much less trophies from an earlier era.
A partial solution was found with the discovery, in a school garage, of two massive oak showcases that had been salvaged when the old Toms River Elementary School building was torn down in 1982. The building had previously housed Toms River High School before the school moved to its current location in 1951. The name of the school changed to Toms River High School South when a second high school opened in the district, Toms River High School North, in 1969.
The showcases were temporarily placed in a small side lobby in the school, with many of the old trophies displayed inside. School officials hope to refurbish the old showcases and place them in the lobby of the new wing when it opens in September.
“So hopefully the legacy will be visible,” Musselman said.
Large new display cases will be constructed this month in a hallway leading to the existing gymnasium to house more recent trophies.
Among the old trophies are a small silver loving cup commemorating an Interscholastic Speaking Contest held April 23, 1915, and a huge cup showing that Toms River High School students were spelling champions in 1921, 1922 and 1924.
A football painted the school color, maroon, its leather cracking now, sits in the case. Gold lettering indicates the football was used in a 1927 game against Trenton, which Toms River won 6—0.
An old baseball from a 1940 game, in which Toms River beat its traditional rival, Lakewood, also survives, with the names of players written on it.
Trophies and plaques show that Toms River High School students won a 1934 typing contest, a 1938 spelling bee, and the 1937 and 1941 Asbury Park Press Shore Conference Relay.
A large photograph shows the class of 1949 in the dining room of the Hotel Taft, New York, on an unidentified occasion. Also found, on the back of another photograph, was former student Gertrude Johnson's diploma, dated June 18, 1891.
Former principal Nathaniel S. Detwiler said he hasn't seen any of the trophies in years, but he remembers many of the former students and contests they won.
Detwiler came from Spring City, Pa., to take a job at Toms River High School in 1923 at age 23.
“It was my first experience with flat country, because I came from the hills of Pennsylvania. I was delighted to have the opportunity to do clamming and fishing, particularly in the surf,” he said in an interview at his home in Toms River.
Detwiler was hired to serve as assistant principal, an English teacher, and coach of the football, baseball and track teams for a salary of $1,200. Several years later he was promoted to principal, a position he held until his retirement in 1960.
Toms River High School South alone has an enrollment of 1,400 students. When Detwiler came, 45 boys and 49 girls attended the high school, which was housed in four classrooms on the second floor of the old bell tower building on Horner Street. The sixth, seventh and eighth grades weer taught on the first floor.
The high school chemistry and physics laboratories weer housed over a water utility office and harness shop in the building across the street that today houses a cobbler shop.
In the old days, Toms River High School drew students from Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, Island Heights and Ocean Gate among other towns in central Ocean County. Students from the Forked River section of Lacey Township came by the train along the now-defunct Central Jersey line, and others came by horse-drawn vehicle, or they walked.
Students arrived by 7:30 a.m. and stayed until late afternoon, Detwiler said.
He said the school had “a very close and tightly-knit student body.”
“I not only knew the pupils, I knew each of their parents by name,” he said.
He said he prepared students for debating contests and spelling bees, and he directed school plays as well as coaching sports. The school had football, baseball and track teams.
“We had no track (field), but we ran anyway. We ran around the baseball field,” he said. Limited by transportation, the school mainly competed against local high schools in Tuckerton, Barnegat Township, Lakewood, Point Pleasant and Manasquan.
Detwiler said in later years he drove students to games and scholastic contests in an old bus, assisted by the Rev. Ainsley Van Dyke of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, who drove a five-passenger Ford automobile.
“I was very active as a high school principal. I led cheers at pep rallies,” he said. At the old school, students would run up the bell tower and ring the bell each time the football team scored.
Known as “The Singer of Victories,” the bell was later removed from the bell tower and placed on a four-wheeled cart so it could be hauled out and rung at football victories.
Two plaques were placed on the cart, one dedicating the bell to Detwiler “in grateful appreciation and with deep affection,” from students and the other bearing the legendary cheer led by Detwiler, “Grr, Fight.”
Detwiler said the plaques were removed when the cart was taken to the school carpentry shop for refurbishing, and were never replaced. In 1970, however, 10 years after he retired, four school janitors brought the plaque dedicating the bell to Detwiler to his house.
The janitors said they thought Detwiler would like to have the plaque, which had been lying around the carpentry shop all those years. He accepted it and proudly displays it in his home.
The other plaque, bearing the cheer, apparently has not been found. But school officials note that the general house cleaning of the school, started last summer, is not over yet.
And now, back to 1921...
BANDITS GET $10,000 FROM SCHRODER'S STORE
Bandits robbed one of the chain of jewelry stores in Philadelphia owned by A.J. Schroeder, a summer resident at Money Island, on Wednesday and got away with $10,000 [$154,518 in 2021 dollars] in gems. Schroeder has several jewelry stores in Philadelphia. The one robbed was in West Philadelphia, at Fifty-second and Chestnut Streets, and the robbery was in broad daylight, at 9:35 A.M. A car drove up, two men got out and two stayed in the car; one man smashed in the window, and another the glass in the door. A tray of diamonds, set in platinum, was grabbed, and they rushed to the auto and made their getaway, menacing all who saw them with their revolvers.
Mr. Schroeder, some time ago, bought the Charles L. Applegate farm, running from Washington Street to the river, and adjoining Money Island on the west. He built a handsome home on the river front, and spends his summers there [the farm land was where the housing development including Breton Harbor Drive north to south and 1st through 10th Bayways stand today].
TWO RUNAWAY LADS FROM WARETOWN BROUGHT TO JAIL
It was a rather sad and dismal Thanksgiving for Spencer and Harold Bennett, aged 11 and 13 years, who were brought to Toms River jail from Freehold on Wednesday. The boys are grandchildren of John Predmore, of Waretown, and recently ran away from home. They were picked up at Ocean Grove and sent to Freehold jail and transferred here.
REORGANIZED GRANGE AT TOMS RIVER SATURDAY LAST
A meeting to reorganize the Toms River Grange [a fraternal organization for farmers] was held last Saturday evening at the Court House, and fifteen persons signed the charter list. The Grange was formed at Toms River about eight years ago, but faded out during the period just before the entrance of the United States into the World War. District Deputy D.T. Jones of Freehold, presided at the meeting Saturday evening. Arthur McKelvey was made the temporary secretary, and Dr. R.R. Jones was chosen temporary Treasurer. Charles Bazley, master of the Farmingdale Grange, was one fo the visitors who told of what the Grange is doing in other places. Mr. Bazley is a successful farmer, who has been selected by the state to take charge of the various state farms, at Jamesburg Reform School; Skillman Home for Epileptics, Vineland Home for Feeble Minded, etc.
As a practical farmer Mr. Bazley suggested that Ocean County ought to get right in the business of growing sweet potatoes on a large scale, a fact that County Agent Waite has been driving home for the past two years. He stated that with a large amount of sweet potatoes grown here, there would be no trouble to market them, as the growers of every product found, when they were willing to organize. He pointed out the poultrymen's shipping house at Toms River as an instance to prove his argument. Another meeting will be held at the Court House, Tuesday evening, November 30.
COUNTY AGENTS VIEW LAKEHURST'S BIG HANGAR
While on a road inspection trip, to look into various kind of road construction, the New Jersey Association of State Engineers on Saturday last inspected the big hangar at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. They also got a fair idea of what a week of rain would do to gravel roads, as they traveled on Friday from Trenton to Lakewood, and on to Atlantic City, via Lakehurst and Toms River. Saturday the day was spent in a trip to Bridgeton, and returning to Atlantic City. Before reaching Lakewood, various types of hard paved roads in Mercer and Monmouth County were ridden over by the engineers.
THE CEDAR CHEST
The Cedar Chest, the magazine published by the Toms River high school, put out its second issue this week. Miss Roda Berrien is editor in chief; Miss Katherin Dorwart of Lanoka, assistant; Miss Margaret Grant, athletic editor; Grace McGuire, exchange editor; Adah Murphy, alumni editor; Evans Hicks, joke editor. The class reporters are: Senior, Melvin Worth; Junior, Harold Wooley; Sophomore, Georgette Larkins; Freshman, Alex Grant and Robert Wood; Eighth Grade, Sarah Platt and John Elverson.
The business staff consists of: Business manager, Clifford Angerer of Ocean Gate; circulation managers, Joseph Maimone, Ridgeley McKelvey.
TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
(Taken from the Cedar Chest)
Alice Grant, who attended Dickinson College for two terms, now goes to the New Jersey College for Women, a branch of Rutgers. The women's branch of the college has been recently organized and Miss Grant is the first woman to enter the college as a student.
Elizabeth Sculthorpe plans to enter Montclair School in February.
Grace Wilbur, who graduated from Rider Moore and Stewart Business College, is now employed by the Toms River Gas Company.
Stanley Grover continues to help solve the housing problems for the birds in Birdville [still standing, though defunct, in what today is South Toms River Borough].
Allen Brouwer is studying at the University of Pennsylvania. He intends later to make use of his bulk and strength in the gentle business of pulling teeth.
Marion Worstall is attending Rider Moore and Stewart Business College, and is living with her two sisters, Ida and Henrietta. Trenton has its troubles assorting the various Worstalls.
Ralph B. Gowdy is working for the A.B. Newbury Company.
DOVER TOWNSHIP SCHOOL NOTES
The number of pupils out with measles is decreasing, as practically every one not immune has caught 'em. One day last week 140 pupils were absent, mostly from this cause.
FISH AND GAME
Deer season is near at hand—less than a month off. Many who travel through the pines tell of seeing good sized herds of deer, but more often of seeing lone bucks. Every deer haunt is being marked by guides who will take out deer hunters in December.
Reports from the inlet say that the brant have been coming in the bay by the thousands. That is the only way the gunners can give the idea of the large flocks. It is true that not a great many of them have been killed in proportion to the numbers in the bay, but at that we hear of a good many bags of brant.
The bay has been full of broadbills, so the report comes up from around Barnegat and Waretown. Other ducks are in good numbers. The mild weather has coaxed the wild fowl to stay in Barnegat Bay instead of going on to the Chesapeake or further south.
The season for pike fishing closes with November. It has been pretty cold for “piking,” but some fishermen keep it up till the season closes. They seem to think that pike from cold water are better than when the water is warm.
Net fishermen are putting their nets in the bay and rivers for perch hauling.
The Newark Call says that Thomas Stephens of that city, with a party of friends, shooting in Tuckerton bay, bagged eighteen ducks, three geese and two brant.
Pound net fishing has closed for the season. Some of the net owners have pulled the net poles, while others are taking the chance of having them carried away by storms during the winter. The poles cost from $50 to $80 each [$772 to $1,236 in 2021 dollars] planted, so they are worth saving. Toward the end fo the season few fish except ling and whiting were caught, and for these there is no sale in the city markets.
James R. Hensler, who has a pound net in the ocean opposite Seaside Park, reports seeing more wild ducks there a few mornings ago than he ever saw before at one time. Mr. Hensler was going out with his crew to pull the net poles and store them for the winter. Between the beach and the net the water was covered with ducks which, on the approach of the motor boat, rose in flocks that fairly darkened the sky. They were of all varieties, but the coots were most numerous.
Ralph Irons bagged a fine fox last Friday.
Thirty-four quail and a pheasant is the bag that A.C. King and Newell Harker reported Wednesday.
Sheriff (or former Sheriff) Harold Chafey bagged some geese this week at High Bar.
A flock of honking geese went over town Wednesday evening.
Quite a number of woodcock have been killed this fall in this section, and the same report came in last fall. The season for these birds closes November 30.
The season for pike and the fresh water basses closes November 30.
Deer season will be December 16-20 inclusive.
Winfield Irons, Harry Herbert and Joseph Abbott bagged seven rabbits on Tuesday.
Judge Frank T. Lloyd, of Camden and Seaside Park was here yesterday on a gunning trip with County Engineer Abbott.
Willard H. Eddy, of Philadelphia; Charles Grover, Charles Applegate and Hadley Woolley returned Wednesday night from a two weeks' trip down the bay, and had a fair lot of wild fowl to show for their trip, too.
James W. Lillie spent several days in New York this week.
The Kilpatrick family have closed their summer home on riverfront and returned to New York for the winter.
Miss Sally Thompson, one of the high school teachers, has been ill with measles.
A cabaret dance was given on Wednesday evening at the Marion Inn by the younger married set. Talent was brought down from New York for the evening by Dave Marion. The committee planning the affair were Dr. and Mrs. Loveman, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Then, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Atwood Hyers, Miss Esther Hyers, John A. Hensler.
Miss Georgiana Crabbe is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ballou, in Boston.
Mayor J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia, who spent Thanksgiving at his country home, in Island Heights, visited the Traco on Wednesday evening.
Toms River fire company made $200 [$3,090 in 2021 dollars] with its Hallowe'en affair. Down shore papers please copy.
J.H. Perrine is building a large house boat for Miss Elizabeth Wright.
We mentioned recently that Walter Ridgway was building a garage. After some deliberation he found that extensive alterations would greatly add to its architectural appearance. So he placed a ladder, grasped a saw, climbed to the uppermost peak, and at once began to separate the objectionable part of the structure—when, horrors, he had sawed off the very part that held up his ladder. Walter volpaned to the earth, the ladder preceding him by the fraction of a second, the saw and amputated part of the garage following. He will have an architect now draw the plans before he will drive a nail.
Robert Hampton, manager of W.S. Cranmer's store, runs a delivery route as far as West Creek.
Clam shipping from this place is a flourishing business.
Everybody is wondering what effect the disarmament conference at Washington will have on the future of the Naval Air Station here, the big hangar and the airship that it has been planned to build here this winter. Some think that if battleships are scrapped, airships will be given more attention, and some think that disarmament may apply to air as well as land and sea forces.
It is quite unusual for pansies to bloom out in the open at this time fo year, but Mrs. Theo. Irons has a tub of them blooming gaily in her front yard.
Miss Mildred Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Jones, was married to Mr. Ernest Willis, of Pleasantville, N.J., at Manahawkin, on the 19th inst., by Rev. Mr. Stephens. The happy couple will make their home at Pleasantville. Rumor says more “entanglements” are to follow.
Joseph Johnson is smiling broadly on the account of the stork's visit to his house last week, leaving a second son.
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Seaman have gone to Beach Haven over the winter.
The freakish weather and times produce most freakish results. Capt. Francis Kelly caught from fifty to sixty flounders in the bay one day last week, a feat not often accomplished at this time of year.
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