This Week in Ocean County, 1922! (Dec. 8th)
Welcome to another era in Ocean County's past, one century ago this week!
Let your mind wander as you consider life around December 8th, 1922, courtesy the New Jersey Courier and Ocean County Review weekly newspapers, from the Ocean County Library archives, and peppered with items of maritime interest (around a 10 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)
Jury list in this issue.
Shop early is the slogan.
Shop in your home town.
Full moon last week end.
Freeholders met Tuesday.
And now comes Christmas.
Time for Christmas shopping.
Farmers are asking for rain.
December Court next Tuesday.
Township Committee met last Friday.
Wells and springs and swamps are pretty dry.
Coal went up a dollar a ton on December 1.
Good thing the weather is not very cold, with the scarcity of coal.
Many cranberry bogs are still bare of water—not enough in the streams to flow them.
The dollar spent at home rolls all around town before it goes out. The dollar spent away may never come back.
The Toms River High School put out a Thanksgiving number of The Cedar Chest, their school magazine, last week.
Postmasters have an amendment to the shop early program. They urge that you not only shop early, but also mail early.
Business houses on Main Street will breathe easier when the barrier is removed. Every day the street is closed costs them money.
There were twelve burials in Riverside Cemetery in eleven days, of late.
Frank Johnson had more hard luck on Tuesday night, when his Ford car was run into by another car on the streets of Lakewood and smashed up pretty bad.
Toms River schools are selling Red Cross Christmas seals in this locality, and in fact the schools are the only authorized source of supply. The pupils are combing the town for purchasers.
The American Legion benefit at the Traco Theatre on Tuesday evening drew a large crowd. The picture had a lesson as well as a story to give—and most folks who saw it, took the lesson home with them.
Mack Crabbe and Franklin Doan are having a racing sneakbox built at Bay Head by Mort Johnson, to be sailed by them next summer in the twenty-food class of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association.
Troop 1, Boy Scouts, and also Girl Scouts, have moved from the third floor of the Bump building to the rooms of Vanderveer Post, American Legion, and will hereafter hold their meetings at the post rooms.
With what they took up at their demonstration on Thanksgiving day, what was contributed since by the people of the town, and what the firemen and the Ladies' Auxiliary have on hand, Fire Company No. 1 announces that it will be able to pay for the International truck chassis to put under its aerial ladder truck. It will then have all the apparatus on motor trucks, and thinks it is equipped for some time to come.
In this issue of The Courier appears a readvertisement of the mill property on the south side of the river, lately known as the Yoder mill tract. Arthur C. King, holder of the mortgage, is foreclosing against Mrs. Martha Mooney Williams, of Brooklyn, holder of the title. This property was sold by Sheriff Holman last summer, and bid in by the defendant at that time, but it is alleged that the terms of the sale have not been met.
Harry Staples, of Toms River, was bound over to keep the peace by Recorder King on Saturday last, on complaint of Harry Herbert. The latter was gunning up Lakehurst Road, near Staples' home with Kenneth Jennings and Willard H. Eddy, when it was alleged Staples threatened he would “get” Herbert, the threats growing out of the work that Herbert had done last spring and summer in trapping bootleggers. Staples was allowed to go on his own recognizance in the sum of $300.
The United Feed Company yesterday bought two Ford trucks from the Toms River Motor Company, making a fleet of five Fords in their business, which they expect to increase to twelve in the coming year.
Yesterday morning was the coldest so far this winter, with the mercury being at 16 degrees at 7:00 A.M. The river was skimmed over, except for the channels. About noon hail and rain began and kept up all afternoon and evening.
Fire Company No. 2 acknowledge the gift of $15 from Mr. Kaufman, of the United Feed Company, as appreciation for their efforts in fighting the fire last week. This will go toward the fund for their new chemical engine.
While Howard Reed, an electrician from Point Pleasant, was at work on the Isaac Pullen house, at Dayton Avenue and Thomas Street, his auger, in going through a rafter, pulled out a piece of green paper, and located a hoard of bills—real money, so Mr. Pullen says. Of course it was not so old or romantic as that hoard of pirate gold located in Barnegat last fall, but it was very gratifying to Reed, when his uncle, Mr. Pullen, told him that “Findings is keepings.”
OUT OF THE NEWS COLUMNS
Begging in Lakewood must be profitable. The newspapers recount that one Walter J. Lee was arrested on that charge, and was given his choice of 100 days in the county jail, $100 fine, or leaving Lakewood for a year—and he paid the $100.
JUGS IN UPSET SEDAN REVEAL SILVERTON STILL
Some of Sheriff Holmes's officers on Friday last found two tubs of mash, a still and worm in the bedroom of E.H. Madle, over his gasoline station at Silverton. The stuff was seized and Madle was held in $500 bail for the grand jury. The Sheriff's office that day got a phone message from Bayville, saying that a Ford sedan had upset on the Main Shore Road, and that two jugs of liquor had spilled out. Investigation showed that it was Madle's car, and that John Dunham, of Silverton, was with him. Dunham and Madle said they were taking ten gallons of Dunham's cider to Jacob Vogler, at Ocean Gate, when the car overturned. Vogler showed the officers the cider, and said he got it to make into vinegar. However, the suspicions aroused, resulted in a search of Madle's place, and the finding of mash and still. The Ford was pretty badly wrecked when it upset. It was alleged that another car stopped suddenly in front of the Ford, and Madle capsized in trying to get by the car in front.
VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE
The American Legion have started preparations for the village Christmas tree, the idea being to again light up the big spruce tree on the court house green from Christmas eve till New Year's night, each evening, with vari-colored electric lights; also to have a Christmas service at the court house on Christmas even, with carol singing and addresses.
JOHNSON'S STORE BURNT TO GROUND AT OSBORNVILLE [BRICK]
Fire, breaking out in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 6, burnt to the ground with all its contents the Charles A. Johnson store, at Osbornville. The two Point Pleasant Beach Fire Companies responded to a 'phone call, and saved Mr. Johnson's residence, adjoining the store. Johnson says it was not more than fifteen minutes from the time he sent in the alarm till the Moran Engine Company arrived. He figures his loss at $1500, and he carried only $250 on the building and $300 on the stock. His book accounts and papers went with the building. It is supposed that mice and matches caused the fire. Gun shells exploding awakened Johnson and his family about 4:30 A.M., and the interior of the store was all in flames. He will rebuild and reopen his store.
OCEAN COUNTY SWEET POTATO GROWERS AMONG THE LEADERS
BETTASWEETS TAKE PRIZES AT ATLANTIC CITY SHOW
The sweet potato exhibit of the Ocean County sweet potato growers at the State Horticultural Society meeting and exhibition, held in Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, on December 5, 6, and 7, was the largest exhibit of sweet potatoes ever staged by a single county in the country.
The exhibitors took the big silver cup for the best county show, although there was keen competition, more than 400 flats being entered. Ocean County men also took the following prizes.
Louis VanHise, New Egypt, first on four flats of Jersey red sweets.
George Newman, Toms River, second, on four flats of Jersey yellows, and fourth on four flats of Jersey reds.
Wilder Bros., Hollywood Farm, Forked River, third on sixteen flats of Jersey yellow sweet potatoes.
The sweets were exhibited in boxes eighteen inches long by twelve inches wide, a single layer of potatoes in each box. Boxes were placed on a scaffold at an angle of 45 degrees, four boxes to a row up and down. The exhibit took up a space of 75 feet long and four boxes wide...
Ocean County exhibit will be brought back from Atlantic City by Julius Wider, on Friday, December 8, and set up in the Chamber of Commerce rooms, Toms River, December 14, in connection with the annual meeting of the Ocean County Board of Agriculture.
The prizes to be competed for in the County Board exhibit are: Silver cup, donated by the Ocean County Trust Company; silver cup and cash prizes, donated by the County Board of Agriculture; Capt. E.L. Gwyer, of Toms River, has donated a silver cup for the best bushel of sweet potatoes grown by a member of the boys' and girls' clubs.
LOOK OUT FOR BOOTLEG BILLS
Bootleg bills, as they are called, are said to be in circulation in Ocean County. These counterfeits, said to be some pretty well done, and some very crude, are called bootleg money because it is alleged that big bootleggers have been paying the rum runners in counterfeit bills for the smuggled whiskey landed on our beaches. The bills so far called to the attention of The Courier were $5 and $20, but there may be others in circulation. It will probably pay everybody to watch their paper money for awhile.
TEACHING WOMEN TO MAKE OWN DRESSES AT HOME
The State of New Jersey is now engaged, among its many other and varied activities, in teaching the women of the rural districts to make their own dresses in their own homes. This work is under the supervision of Mrs. Katherine Griebel, who does her work well and cheerfully, notwithstanding she is officially labeled with the title of State Clothing Specialist. Mrs. Gribel sometime ago visited this county, as she does other counties, and in various places instructed groups of women from various towns and villages how to make clothes from patterns, etc. These women are now passing on to the other women of their home villages, who want to know, the lessons they received from Mrs. Griebel. The leaders in this work include: Mrs. Richard Franke, Whitesville; Mrs. Annie Wolff, Seaside Heights; Mrs. Charles M. Underhill, Mounts Crossing; Mrs. C.S. Shutes, Manahawkin; Mrs. C. Budd Wilsey and Mrs. William Flint, Toms River; Mrs. Florence Hyres, Jackson Mills.
AT THE COUNTY JAIL
William Corliss, of Chatsworth, and William Becker, a boy, who says he ran away from his home in Baltimore, were held for the grand jury by Justice King. These two, with another man, who had lost his hand, had been harboring around Whitings, and begging about the homes there. Corliss carried a .38 pistol, and was held on the charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The one-handed man, Charles Dowie, got away before the officers could pick him up. Becker told a story about a plan to rob Joe Hilliard, who lives away out of Whitings, and was held so that he could repeat his story to the grand jury.
Ruth Miller, from New Egypt, who is alleged to have attempted to take her own life by the poison method, was brought to the county jail for ten days, on commitment by Justice Asson, of that place, to “give her time to think it over,” it was said.
Capt. James McDonald, of the Prosecutor's force, reached home on Wednesday night, with Louis Schwarz, who is charged with deserting his wife and baby at Toms River. He had enlisted in the Battery E, 52d Artillery, at Camp Eustis, Va., as a single man, and stands likely to be charged with that offense after the Ocean County Courts are through with him.
FOUND DEAD IN BED
Coroner Frank Brouwer, M.D., of Toms River, was called to Cedar Crest, Tuesday, December 5, because of the sudden death of Frank Theilke, who was found dead in bed in his shack, where he lived alone. The man had evidently lain in that bed that night and read his paper. His paper laid by the bed, his pipe where he had laid it and his lamp by the bedside. But when he went to sleep, it was never to waken again. He was 65 years of age, a German, and was employed by Mrs. Honora Larrabee, of Lakehurst, on her cranberry bogs. He had been about Cedar Crest for the past four or five years. A letter was found that he had written, but not mailed, to a niece in Michigan City, Ind.
FOUR DEER IN TWO WEEKS
The midday freight on Tuesday, December 5, brought up a deer that was picked up dead on the Central Railroad tracks, hit either by this or another train. Head Keeper Duncan Dunn, of the State Game Farm, Forked River, said this was the fourth deer he had known to be killed by train or motor car in the past two weeks. It was a doe.
WATER FOR LAVALLETTE
The Borough of Lavallette, through Mayor Enoch T. VanCamp and its Council, are looking into the water question. The Borough has recently acquired electric lights, and finds that a water supply is getting to be a necessity, as the town builds up. Councilman Nugent is chairman of committee to secure plans and estimates.
SCHOOLS SELL XMAS SEALS
Christmas seals are being sold this year through the pupils in the schools of the county. The proceeds of this sale go to fight tuberculosis, and part of the money is available in the county where the seals are sold. County Superintendent Morris and his force have sent out the seals this week, and they are now available.
HOME AND SCHOOL BENEFIT
On December 20 there will be shown at the Traco Theatre a feature called “The Headless Horseman.” This is the film version of Washington Irving's story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The film features Will Rogers, as Ichabod Crane. This picture has been highly praised in papers devoted to visual education as having unusual educational value. Will Rogers needs no introduction.
For this picture the manager of the Traco Theatre, Mr. Hirschblond, will run a special matinee, open to school children and teachers only, at a special price of ten cents. From the proceeds will be deducted $10 for prizes as outlined below; the balance will be turned over to the Home and School Association.
Five dollars will be awarded to the grade pupils and five dollars to the high school pupils who write the best essay on the topic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Essays must be in the hands of E.M. Finck not later than Saturday, December 9. They must be written in ink and must not exceed 500 words in length. The contest is open to pupils of all nearby schools as well as pupils in this school.
The story is to be found in many of the readers. This is a good chance to put a little more interest into the reading and English work.—Adv.
XYDIAS PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
Fred Xydias has again offered the prize of $5 for the best work in chemistry in Toms River High School, in memory of his father, Marc Xydias.
HON. ADOLPH ERNST
Former Assemblyman Adolph Ernst, who had been a conspicuous and important factor in the life of Toms River and Ocean County for more than forty years, died Monday, December 4, aged 84 years. He had been failing for some time past, but had been around and active up till about the first of the year. Since then he had been away from home but little and gradually grew weaker till death came. The immediate cause of his death was an internal cancer.
Mr. Ernst was born in Hanover, German, June 19, 1838. He came to the United States in 1854, and worked at bookbinding, and then learned the cigar-making trade. His first vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln, and he was a Republican all his long life. He served in the 29th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. After the war he located in Philadelphia, then moved to Red Bank, Gloucester County, and from there came to Toms River, in 1876. He started in the cigar business here, having a store and small factory at the corner of Water and Robbins Streets for more than thirty years. He served as a member of Assembly from Ocean County for three years, 1890, 1891, 1892. He was a long time in various positions of trust in Dover Township, serving as member of the School Board, on the Township Committee, Collector, Overseer of Poor, etc. He was also Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for Ocean and Monmouth Counties for several years.
He was one of the organizers and for long years an active member of Toms River Fire Company No. 1, and was a member of the Exempt Firemen's Association at the time of his death. With the late Dr. Rem L. Disbrow, the late J. Howard Williams and Thomas B. Irons and others, he helped get the Fire Company started and outfitted for active duty. He was an officer in the State Firemen's Association for years. He was one of the organizers and a member of the directors' board, also, president of the Toms River Electric Company. He was a Mason, Odd Fellow, and Red Man. From the time he came to Toms River till a few months ago, when illness kept him away, he was active in A.E. Burnside Post, G.A.R., and many years its commander, also holding other positions. He was also a member of the Presbyterian Church and for some years never missed a Sunday morning service as long as he was able to attend.
On October 6, 1864, at the expiration of his three-year enlistment in the Union Army, Mr. Ernst married in Philadelphia, Miss Catherine Mohring. They had lived happily together for 58 a years, a most unusual family history. Their home on Lein Street had been the scene of many hospitable gatherings in the last third of a century...
HENRY J. GLOCKE
Word has been received at Island Heights of the death of Henry J. Glocke, a well-known summer resident at that place, who with his family was occupying apartments in Philadelphia for the winter. He was a cork manufacturer, on a large scale, with a prosperous business. At Island Heights he had many friends and was very much liked. His summer home was one of the show places of the resort. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Drumm, of Island Heights.
L. ORVAL MITCHELL
Orval Mitchell, son of Keeper Lewis E. Mitchell, of Island Beach Coast Guard Station, and Mrs. Mitchell, died December 3, aged 18 years. Burial at Barnegat on Tuesday, in charge of C.P. Anderson, undertaker. The young man had many friends in Barnegat, and on the beach, and will be sincerely missed.
ANDREW J. MURPHY
Lakewood, Dec. 5.—In the west wing of the big hotel that had benefited through his connection with it for forty-three years, Andrew J. Murphy, 56 years old, one of the country's best known resort hotel managers, died Friday night, at the famous Laurel House. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered early last summer. It was in the spring of 1879 that Mr. Murphy took his place among the bell boys at the fashionable resort hotel here. By rapid strides he worked his way up to the active management of the house, and offers from all over the world could never win him away from the place where he made his start. Five years ago Mr. Murphy married Mrs. Florence Strickland, who, with their four-year-old son, Andrew J., survives...
5000 DOZEN EGGS SENT FROM TOMS RIVER IN A WEEK
Reports from the New Jersey Poultry Producers' Association for the week ending November 28, show that in the week of November 13 to 21, there were shipped from the Toms River district 5351 dozen eggs...
ACTON'S CAR BROKEN UP
Acton Bunnell, of Lanoka, had his Chalmer's car broken up pretty badly on Sunday afternoon, when he ran into a New York bound Cadillac, as he was crossing the “Staffordville Shoals,” on the Main Shore road. One of the occupants of the Cadillac, a woman, had her jaw broken, and Bunnell's daughter, Miss Agnes, was cut and bruised.
Bunnell was arrested by State Troopers Simmons and Dergerser. It was alleged that he had lost a tire and was driving on the left hand of the road to keep his tireless rim in the soft sand, so as not to injure the rim. The Cadillac also had to be towed to the garage at Manahawkin. Staffordville Shoals is a local name for a bend in the road at Staffordville. Bunnell was taking his daughter a school teacher, back to West Creek, where she teaches, after she had spent the holidays at home.
Justice Edward F. Potter, of West Creek, revoked Bunnell's license and fined him $10.
Hugo Harms left Toms River for Florida last week. He expected to stop at Atlantic City and take on two passengers for his cruise.
Newspaper reports tell of a serious accident to Miss Frances C. Kelly, who during the war toured the state on horseback in aid of the war savings stamp campaign, and who afterward spent considerable time at Beachwood. It is said that she was one of the cast in a theatrical show, playing in Brooklyn, last week, and in going from the dressing room to the stage, fell through an open shaft. It was thought her spine was injured, and she also received serious cuts and bruises, but the outcome cannot yet be told.
FISH AND GAME
Ferd Schoettle, of Philadelphia, who spends much of his time at Toms River, recently returned from a gunning trip to the south and reports that he never had better quail shooting or better luck at it.
The pike fishing season ended with Thanksgiving day, Philadelphia fishermen took advantage of the last week end of the season, on Sunday, November 26, according to the Philadelphia Record, which reports that the Fletcher Rod and Gun Club, of that city, spent the day at Toms River, pike fishing...
The Newark Call say that Frank Rastley and James Coleman, of that city, bagged eighteen ducks and three geese last week on Barnegat Bay.
Deer hunters are getting ready for the last two Wednesdays of this year, the 20th and 27th, when the deer will be fair targets—that is to say, buck deer, with horns showing. The deer will also be lawful game the first two Wednesdays in January.
BARNEGAT CITY [now Barnegat Light Borough]
C.H. Cranmer, keeper of the light, has moved from the James cottage, on Fifth Street, to that of Mrs. J.H. Frick, on Fourth Street.
The Myers fishery has taken up its nets, discharged its crew and closed up for the season. The High Point Fishery, also operated by Mr. Myers, was closed in October. It is generally understood that the season was quite successful.
Quite a number of the men who had been employed at the fishery expect to remain through the winter for the cod fishing.
Most of the families here were fortunate to get a little coal, with emphasis on the amount. Wood seems to be unobtainable. We are all hoping for a mild winter.
Thieves recently invaded the hennery of H. Friedlander and got away with about eighteen of his choice fowl. Numerous thefts have been reported lately.
Horace Forsythe was among the local football fans to attend the Asbury-Neptune game at Asbury Park.
Nathan Birdsall and party arrived at the local dock Wednesday morning after a gunning trip down the bay. On their trip home they broke their rudder when opposite Seaside Park. After drifting around a few hours Mr. Birdsall succeeded in making a rudder out of a door.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the local fire company held a card party and dance at the town hall Friday night. The ladies and firemen are preparing to hold a dance during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Flemming have returned from a five weeks' trip down the bay gunning.
W. Applegate and son Frederick have just returned from a week's gunning trip down the bay, during which they killed lots of game.
Slade Dale, of New York, spent the week end here with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stout. Mr. Stout has just been pensioned by the U.S. Coast Guard Service.
Howard Cranmer has left Coast Guard Station 119 and returned to his home at Cedar Run.
Mayor and Mrs. Collins and Miss Ruth Collins were at Beachwood over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Collins had both been seriously ill, and their trouble was pronounced by their physician to have been arsenic poison. It is supposed that the drug was sent them from the drug store in mistake for bicarbonate of soda.
The Fire Company had a jolly dance on Saturday evening last, with about one hundred people out. Charles Bond and “Midnight Serenaders” furnished the music. The next dance will be held on Monday evening, January 1, 1923.
Samuel Hankins, of Toms River, was high gun, with 48 [clay] birds in the fifty-bird shoot at the Beachwood Gun Club on Thanksgiving day...
CEDAR GROVE [area of Toms River]
Improvement seems to be the order of the day on the road from the church to Hooper Avenue, by the W.S. Jackson bogs. Oscar Hodgkinson has a new home and garage in fine shape; F. Borga is completing his new home, and has moved in; Arthur Johnson is digging an addition to his cellar.
Many people out this way are in trouble owing to the springs running low, and some have to carry water. The Long Swamp stream is so low that ditches in the cranberry bogs along it are not yet full. Everybody is hoping for plenty of rain before cold weather.
Coal scarce as corn sprouts in a henyard at this place.
A new house is rising on the site of the old Lafayette Hotel.
Mrs. Edward L. Holmes has pansies blooming.
Mr. and Mrs. Bell, of Bloomfield, entertained Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, of New Hampshire, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, of Belleville, over the holiday week end. The gentlemen of the party spent the days quail hunting, using setters raised and trained at the Londonderry Kennels.
Charles Grant had a party out which bagged seven geese one day and five geese another day beside the wild fowl they brought down.
Watson Penn tells of one of his parties which brought back 17 brant and 13 geese, beside ducks.
Asher L. Applegate was given a surprise party on Friday evening, November 24, friends gathering from Manasquan, Bay Head, Belmar and Island Heights. All had a very pleasant time, there being seventy-five at the gathering. Island Heights folks included John Wilbert and family.
A number of Island Heights folks were employed at the Lipschuetz store, Toms River, during the special sale.
E.J. Schoettle is having a new yacht built at Toms River to contest with the Mary Ann, the C.W. McKeehan boat, for the honors of the bay next summer. [This A-Cat was the Forcem, built by John Kirk at Toms River, raced only one year and, according to a rumor recounted in the 2005 book, A-Cats: A Century of Tradition, scuttled by the Schoettles in the Toms River just below their house]
The many friends of Charles Westcott will be glad to know that he is recovering from a severe attack of ptomaine poisoning, which has lasted several weeks. He arrived at Island Heights on Monday, with his sister, Miss Annie Westcott, coming direct from the Howard Hospital, Philadelphia, where he spent several weeks. We are sure the glorious air of Island Heights will effect a speedy cure.
Mrs. M.M. Wood, formerly of Island Heights, now of Kansas City, Mo., continues to keep in touch with her old home through weekly reading The Courier. She writes that she cannot get along without the news of the shore.
Mrs. Louise Peterson, of Hope Chapel and Lakehurst, gave birth to a baby girl last week. Mother and daughter are doing well.
The Naval Air Fire Department responded to the big fire last week at Toms River.
Bootleggers are still busy around the town from what we hear. Considerable moonshine was flowing over Thanksgiving day.
Hunters report small game very scarce. One prominent gunner lately went out three afternoons and did not get a shot though he had two good dogs with him.
Manchester Lodge, No. 138, K. of P., held a social and dance in Red Men's Hall Wednesday evening of last week, for the members and their families, one of the features being several reels of moving pictures.
Melvin Cranmer has erected a seventy-two foot pole for his radio outfit.
Petunias are still in bloom outdoors on Church Street.
Mayor William H.D. Wilbur is soliciting subscriptions for a national bank for Lakehurst.
Chris Angerer spent the week end with his family.
It is reported that Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schwindt will leave on Saturday to spend the winter in Philadelphia, Mr. Schwindt having gone into the employ of the Reading Railroad as fireman.
The Ocean Gate Fire Company held their monthly meeting at the fire house on Monday evening of this week, this also being the meeting for election of officers for the coming year. Owing to such a small attendance on the night the election was postponed until next Monday night.
NORTH MAIN STREET [area of Toms River]
On Saturday, Arthur Marlatt, Howard Marlatt, and George Clayton went rabbit hunting. The dog started a fox and George Clayton killed it, presenting the hide to Mrs. Arthur Marlatt.
Charles Barney drove his truck up to Philadelphia last Wednesday and returned with a load of furniture and goods for people in Pine Beach. It is wonderful to have this service between Philadelphia and Pine Beach, and we hope Mr. Barney gets enough patronage to keep it up.
Mr. Ramsey's big blue car backfired the other day, caught on fire and burned out before the blaze could be put out.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Phillips spent Thanksgiving at their home in Pine Beach with Mrs. Prettyman, Mrs. Phillips' mother. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips tour the country with trained birds, exhibiting them on the Keith circuit. Last summer they went up into Canada with their show.
Mrs. E.P. Smith, who formerly kept a store here, has returned from her trip to England. She reached Pine Beach on the evening train last Friday and is spending a few days with Mrs. Prettyman.
A car stopped on Springfield Avenue the other night and threw a lot of glass from a broken wind shield right in the middle of the street, to cut up tires.
Instead of thinking of Pine Beach Inn as a club house for a golf club, would it not have been well to have urged its sale to a yacht club? It would make an ideal yacht club house for there is a place beside it that could easily be turned into a basin or harbor for boats over the winter. How much better it would be if all the yacht clubs here would unite and form one big one with this as headquarters instead of having about a dozen small buildings spread over this territory? [The shuttered Pine Beach Inn was eventually sold to a group that formed Admiral Farragut Academy in 1933, where it operated until 1994, was eventually demolished and today is partly private homes and partly borough park area]
The Pennsylvania Railroad is filling in around the station, preparatory to starting to build a new station. This is a much-needed improvement.
The Barnegat Power & Ice Company is now working on its winter schedule, closing at night. In case of fire residents should sound the bell outside the Fire House.
W.H. Cowdrick has been in charge of the railroad station at Ocean Gate [across the bay on the same Pennsylvania Railroad line] while Agent Heitzman and wife were traveling in the south.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mathis are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, born Monday morning.
John Hill is making considerable improvements to the Bayview Inn. These include dormer windows and other improvements which will add much to the comfort and general appearance of the Inn.
The Seaside Park Fire Company's new fire truck, purchased a year ago, is now paid for. The firemen worked hard to get this new addition to their equipment, and they are to be congratulated on their success.
Miss Beatrice Driscoll, our primary teacher, was at her home in Tuckerton over the holiday, and spent Friday in Philadelphia.
Will Cowdrick is in charge of the station, and Charles Miller is acting as freight agent during the absence of Agent Lippincott.
The Girl Scouts gave a dance on Tuesday evening in the hall and drew a large crowd from the up-beach towns and Toms River.
Calvin Falkenburg is spending a few days in Tuckerton.
Harry Count is building a new bungalow at the Boulevard and 28th St.
The fish pound has closed for the winter.
The holly hogs have begun their profession out Silverton way, too. They want to watch their step; if they do not, pay a nice round sum for what they are taking without permission.
A “Variety Shower” was given Miss Lida Tilton, at her home here, last week, by about forty of her relatives and friends. A number of pretty and useful articles were received for the new home which is being built here. After a very pleasant evening refreshments were served.
VAUGHN AVENUE (PERSHING) [area of Toms River]
James Milne has gone into the chicken business. We all wish him success.
The Miller boys are trapping this fall and winter, and have trapped muskrats and fox pelt so far.
Ira McKelvey's houseboat was recently broken into and robbed, and the dishes were afterward found in the woods. This may be taken as a warning that it would be well to leave other folks' boats alone, as there will be a watch set for the visitors.
The Stackhouse residence on the Main road to the bay, just off the Main Shore Road, is nearing completion. A fine looking home, too.
The statement that there are not enough houses to go round in Waretown this winter, printed in a recent issue of The Courier, shows a remarkable situation. For forty years or more there have been vacant houses here every winter, and often in the summer as well.
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