Information from the June 2, 1922 and Might 31, 1972 Souderton Unbiased – thereporteronline

100 Years Ago

TEACHER PREFERS A COURT TRIAL — Given a hearing on a charge of assault and battery for punishing two boys with a stick, Principal Robert N. Taylor refused to pay a fine and costs and gave $300 bail for trial in the Northampton county Court. The boys, Karl Fluck and Edwin Richards, claimed the blows with the stick left marks.

TOWN TOPICS — “Tom” and “Bill” may take a trip to West Virginia, having loaded two horses which they shipped by freight. This is a news item handed to us by a responsible party and therefore we give it space. Just who the parties are has not been divulged but we suppose their many friends know who we are talking about in these lines.

TELFORD — The Rockhill Mennonite meetinghouse was entered by thieves some time last week but nothing of particular value was taken excepting the wall clock … The farmers in this vicinity are busy planting corn, and the ground is in excellent shape due to the rains, while the new hay crop promises to be a bumper one. Many farmers are planting large potato patches.

LATEST NEWS FROM ALL SECTIONS — To introduce their products, an Allentown baking concern distributed 1,000 loaves of free bread to Quakertown families … Because the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co. refuses to pay more than 35 cents an hour for road laborers, the men went on a strike.

CHILD LABOR LAW DEAD — The United States Child Labor Law has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The law, enacted in 1919, was intended to regulate the employment of children in any mill, cannery, workshop, factory or manufacturing establishment under the age of 14 or any mine or quarry under 16 years by imposing an excise tax of 10 per cent upon the net annual profits of those employing such labor.

50 Years Ago

HURLS PERFECT GAME — Jamie Moyer, a fireballing righthander for the Dairy Cottage nine, made history in the minor league circuit of the Souderton Community Midget Baseball League this week by hurling a perfect game against Bergey’s Tire Service. Moyer faced just 18 batters over the six inning stint and of those 18, 15 went down on strikes.

NEW OFFICER — Officer Charles Quinn of the Souderton Police Force completed his six-month probationary period and formally started as officer on May 18 … Quinn came to the Souderton Police Department as a five-year police veteran and experienced criminal investigator.

TEACHING INNOVATION EXPLAINED TO BOARD — The wonders of the videotape age have come to the Souderton Area School District, and especially to one nine-year-old area youth with a learning disability. Richard Evans, coordinator of reading in the district, presented at last night’s school board meeting, a video taping of a reading lesson with a third grade boy unable to read prior to special reading training.

BILLY GRAHAM FILM — “Lost Generation” is a probing documentary which takes a look at the attitudes and morals of the nation. Filming was done in Alaska, the Southern States, on farms and in small towns of America, and in the dying Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Billy Graham, Art Linkletter and Jack Webb give their views of morals, drugs and crime.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Listed by the committee as an agency needing volunteers was the Senior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley, Main st. and Central ave., Souderton. SAAC is a multi-purpose center open daily for the senior population. Needed are speakers, drivers, assistants with arts and crafts, and ‘friendly visitors.’