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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, July 11, 1935 edition of the Daily Journal

Posted 7/11/17

Temperature at 100 today; water recedes

The sun drove the thermometers up to near the hundred mark at noon today, making this one of the hottest days of this summer.

The Swatara Creek at the …

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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, July 11, 1935 edition of the Daily Journal

Posted

Temperature at 100 today; water recedes

The sun drove the thermometers up to near the hundred mark at noon today, making this one of the hottest days of this summer.

The Swatara Creek at the point in Royalton was very high this morning, evidently from back water from the Susquehanna River.

It is reported that the creek from the Frey’s Grove Bridge to Stoverdale has receded, and had several feet to go until it would have covered the Middletown-Hummelstown highway.

With water from the New York state floods making its presence felt in the Susquehanna River at Safe Harbor, where it was believed to be well under control, high water in the Lancaster County streams Wednesday had subsided and almost normal flows prevailed.

Construction of the hydroelectric power dams on the Susquehanna River at Holtwood and Safe Harbor have played a large part in reducing the danger of floods along the banks of that river in this section of the state, Theodore H. Kain, superintendent of the Columbia Water Co., said Wednesday evening.

Prior to construction of the two power dams, through which the waters of the Susquehanna can be controlled some distance both up and down stream, there were several bad floods which caused great damage in Columbia and other river towns, Kain said.

At Columbia, where a rise of 8 inches was recorded Tuesday night, the water rose 4 feet, 7 inches from 4 p.m. to midnight.

At that time of the day, the water was still rising and was 8 feet, 6 inches above normal, it was reported.

Census of public school children fixes enrollment at 1,494 for coming term

Taking of the census for 1935-36 of the public school children in town has been completed by Miss Mary Wealand, secretary of Superintendent G.W. Feaser, who was named enumerator by the school board.

According to the compiled figures, there will be an enrollment of 1,494 boys and girls, with a possibility of at least 25 more coming here from the townships and Royalton.

The result of the census shows that there are 1,068 grade children worked out as follows: first grade, 144; second grade, 136; third grade, 141; fourth grade, 140; fifth grade, 136; sixth grade, 132; seventh grade, 147; and eighth grade, 92.

The seventh and eighth grade represent the Grammar School.

The enrollment in the high school today is 426, and the boys and girls are classed as follows: freshman, 151; sophomore, 133; junior, 89; and senior, 53.

The enrollment in all the schools will be approximately as large as it was in the past several years.

In order to properly care for and educate the boys and girls, it is necessary that the board secure the proposed grade building.

Headlines from the edition

• Church of God boys on picnic at Clifton

• Two Scranton youths’ canoe upsets in river

• Plan to erect high school at Palmyra

• Local lad cuts gash in his leg while swimming

• Harrisburg golf meet opens; annual tournament at the Colonial Club course

• Truck driver was killed by falling spring

• The New Deal forces win test on TVA

• School tax set by Susquehanna Township

Hot buys

• Free dancing at the Kline House, every Thursday and Saturday night; the Silver Moon Orchestra will furnish music this Thursday night; sandwiches, crab cakes, liquors and beer; plenty of free parking space in rear. (Editor’s note: The Kline House was a hotel in Middletown; its address might have been 108 E. Main St., according to advertisements from other publications of the time)

• Drink Graupner’s Beer and Jolly Scot Ale. There is nothing better than an ice cold drink of good beer and ale to quench your thirst in this hot weather. It is good for every member of the family. Inquire about our low price. Call Bell 296. Middletown Graupner Distributors, 310 S. Union St.

• Quality unchanged, variety unlimited. July reductions. Throughout the Central Pennsylvania region, in every city, town and village, you’ll find Doutrichs good clothes because most men and young men prefer this “always reliable” store for dependable known quality merchandise. All $45 and $50 suits reduced to $37.50. All straw hats half price. Florsheim shoes, $7.45. Doutrichs, Union and Emaus streets, Middletown.

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